Cycle tour – Ettal Abbey and Linderhof Palace


Unterammergau - Scherenau - Oberammergau - Weidmoos - Graswang - Schloss Linderhof - Graswang - Ettaler Mühle - Ettal - Oberammergau - Unterammergau

  • Type Cycling
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 2:25 h
  • Distance 40,8 km
  • Ascent 200 m
  • Descent 200 m
  • Lowest point 825 m
  • Highest point 998 m


This is an enjoyable tour which presents two cultural highlights of the Ammergau Alps as well as enabling you to experience the peace and quiet and seclusion of the Graswang Valley. Visits to Ettal Abbey and the magnificent gardens at Linderhof Palace should, of course, be on every holiday itinerary.
From the starting point in Unterammergau we start this royal round tour first towards the north. In Scherenau we cross the Ammer and cycle upstream along the Ammer until we arrive in Oberammergau. In Oberammergau, it is worth taking a detour to the world-famous Passion Play Theater. In the village we cross the Ammer again and cycle through the Weidmoos nature reserve towards the Ammer sources. We follow the bike signs into the Graswang valley, first past the Gertrudiskapelle in Dickelschwaig and then through the village of Graswang. In Graswang, driving briefly on the Staatstaße, we turn right onto the Kohlbachweg and continue to cycle past a small pond through the Kohlbachtal, slightly uphill to the castle park. When we arrive at the north gate, we have to push our bicycles through the wonderful castle park for the first time until we reach the castle and the grounds of the fairy tale king Ludwig II. The way back to Graswang is on the other side of the valley. From Graswang we follow the same cycle path towards Ettal past the Gertrudiskapelle. In the Weidmoos nature reserve at the bridge we turn right and reach the Ettaler Mühle. From the Ettaler Mühle we can already see the world-famous Ettal Abbey. From Ettal we follow the bike signs back to Oberammergau. This cycle path runs parallel to the B23 and shortly afterwards we follow the Ammer to Oberammergau. To get to the starting point in Unterammergau, we cross the Ammer in Oberammergau and leave the village in a westerly direction. The cycle path to Unterammergau runs parallel to the B23 again.
Bike rental + repair

In order to guarantee a smooth bike tour through the Ammergau Alps, we recommend the following equipment:

  • Bicycle helmet
  • Gloves
  • Short or long cycling shorts
  • Short or long jersey
  • Rain jacket
  • Good shoes possibly with a clicksunglasses
  • Hydration system
  • Catering
  • First aid kit
  • GPS device + second set of batteries
  • Current map (scale 1:50 000)
  • Replacement hose, pump
  • Tool
  • Cameramoney
After the tour has ended, you have the Linderhof Palace Park to yourself and the atmosphere is almost magical.
The tour has been put together to the best of our knowledge, no guarantee is given for the accuracy of the information. Driving on is at your own risk and may involve the usual risks that are always present when staying in the mountains. Any liability is excluded.
A95, B23 to Oberammergau via Ettal
Parking spaces in Eugen-Papst-Str. opposite of the Tourist Information Office
bus stop: Oberammergau train station or Eugen-Papst-Str.
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Palace) and back

train stop: Bhf Oberammergau (Murnau - Oberammergau)

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Um Ihre Radtour bereits von zu Hause aus zu planen empfehlen wir unseren interaktiven Tourenplaner.

Vor Ort in den Tourist-Informationen erhalten Sie folgende Karten: - Radkarte „Thementouren Zugspitz Region“, Mountainbikekarte „Mein Bikerevier“.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile