Bike and hike – Kreuzspitze

Mountain tour

Bike and hike tour to the Kreuzspitze, the highest mountain in the Bavarian part of the Ammergau Alps. By undertaking the flat part of the tour by bike to the foot of the mountain before continuing on foot to tackle the steeper stretch.

  • Type Mountain tour
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 7:30 h
  • Distance 27,3 km
  • Ascent 1577 m
  • Descent 1571 m
  • Lowest point 904 m
  • Highest point 2174 m
The tour starts at the car park behind Graswang on the road to Linderhof. You can also reach the starting point by bicycle from the surrounding villages.

Leave the car park by bike and continue on flat terrain in a southerly direction for about 5 kilometres into Elmaugries Valley (this section can also be hiked on foot). The climb begins even before the path makes a gentle right turn into Kuchelbach Valley. Leave your bikes here and ascend the Kuchelberg via a series of pleasant bends. Once you reach the top, the highlight of the tour begins.

From the Kuchelberg, enjoy the views as you may your way up the steep path to the Kuchelbergspitz. This is a vantage point at which you should treat yourself to a break, if you have not done so already.

The climb up to the highest peak in the Bavarian Ammergau Alps, the Kreuzspitze (2185 metres) now begins. As over the whole of the part of the journey over the ridge, the views take in the Wetterstein Mountains, the Lechtal Alps and the Alpine foothills. About halfway between Kuchelbergspitz and Kreuzspitze, a path from downhill on the left meets your uphill trail. This is the route that you will later use to return down into Kuchelbach Valley.

After climbing to the top of the Kreuzspitze, descend via the same route before turning right to go back down into the valley. Return to your bicycles by proceeding alongside the Kuchelbach stream and ride back to Graswang via the route that is now familiar to you.  

You can enjoy an unforgettable hiking experience in the Ammergau Alps as long as you have the right gear. Visit the "Best of Wandern" Test Centre in Bad Kohlgrub to try out the latest outdoor equipment free of charge.

- GPS devices

- rucksacks, child carriers, children's jackets

- multifunctional jackets

- hiking boots

- sticks and head lamps

- binoculars

- tour software

- snow shoes

- backpacking umbrellas

The Best of Wandern Test Centre is located at Hotel Schillingshof, directly opposite the Hörnlebahn ski lift. adress: Fallerstraße 11, Bad Kohlgrub tel.: +49 8845 7010.

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Inbesondere im Herbst ist der Ausblick vom Kuchelberggrat auf die farbigen Wälder ein wunderschönes Naturschauspiel.

Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.

A95, B23 to Graswang via Oberau and Ettal
About a kilometre after Graswang, you will see the "Am Brand" car park on your left.
no public transport
Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile