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From Immenstadt to Schongau

Bike Riding · Allgäu
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m 1100 1000 900 800 700 600 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 km Nesselwang Rettenberg Rückholz Lengenwang Wertach Sulzschneid Lechbruck
We experience a very varied and scenic tour through the eastern part of the Allgäu and over into neighbouring Upper Bavaria.
difficult
Distance 81.6 km
8:00 h
1,049 m
1,092 m
1,022 m
681 m
This cycle tour takes us from Oberallgäu to the district of Weilheim-Schongau. We cross the eastern part of the Oberallgäu and the entire Ostallgäu until we cross over into Upper Bavaria behind the Lechstausee Urspring. Crisp climbs, rapid descents,  lush meadows, an old railway line, captivating views of the nearby mountains, pretty farm villages and numerous streams, rivers, lakes and ponds await us. We leave the valley of the Wertach at the Roman bridge, which already provided a good crossing over the river shortly after 1726.

Author’s recommendation

The old town of Schongau is very charming. It is worth taking one of the hourly trains later and lingering a while.
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Martin Lässig 
Update: November 25, 2020
Difficulty
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Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,022 m
Lowest point
681 m
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Track types

Asphalt 92.17%Forested/wild trail 7.82%
Asphalt
75.2 km
Forested/wild trail
6.4 km
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Start

Marienplatz Immenstadt (724 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.559613, 10.219193
DMS
47°33'34.6"N 10°13'09.1"E
UTM
32T 591717 5268075
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Destination

Schongau train station

Turn-by-turn directions

We pass the Nikolauskirche church to the roundabout and continue straight ahead into Salzstraße. On the other side of the railway line we cross the bridge over Sonthofener Straße. We change to the other side of the railway line to Oberstdorf. Liststraße leads us along it to the southeast. At the roundabout we pass under the railway line. We cross the Iller and turn off at the next opportunity to Rauhenzell. Behind the village we reach the B19. We follow the Bodensee-Königseeradweg along the state road to the roundabout below Rettenberg. We do not cycle directly into the town, but cycle around the town centre via Altach. We leave the Bräuhaus settlement on the right and use the cycle path in a north-easterly direction to Kranzegg. At the last houses we leave the main road and overcome the crisp climb to the Breitenstein and Adelharz lifts on a small tarred path. Back on the main road, the terrain rises slightly for a while until we can roll down to Wertach. We pass through the village and head towards the lake of the same name on Grüntenseestraße. We follow the lakeside path on the south-east side via the camping site to the dam wall. Through the valley of the Wertach we then reach the Römerbrücke. There we ride up to Gschwend and along the main road into Nesselwang. We have a wonderful view of the Alpspitze. Behind the church, the road branches off to Rückholz, which is almost constantly accompanied by a cycle path. After the motorway, we can shorten the big bend through a piece of forest.  Shortly afterwards, the village of Rückholz is already behind the next hill. We leave the first houses on the right and take the Grubenackerweg to the tourist office. The bench offers a sheltered spot for a leisurely rest, even on cooler days. We pass the church, which is perched on a small hill. Through a lovely hilly landscape over Stadels, Holzleuten, Eiterberg and Albisried, we reach Lengenwang after a few minutes. There, as in Nesselwang, we could end our tour at the station and start our way home, but as we have only covered just under half of the distance to Schongau here, we continue pedalling. Our next destination is Sulzschneid. To do this, we leave Lengenwang to the north. From Sigratsbold we cross the forest on the side road. In Sulzschneid we turn briefly left, then immediately take the next path to the southeast. At Heggen we reach the Dampflokradweg. Until Lechbruck, there are no notable ascents, as we do not leave the route of the former railway line. Numerous views of the nearby mountains crown the impression of the beautiful Ostallgäu landscape. In Lechbruck we cycle along the reservoir and arrive at the campsite. We pass Lech barrage 3 and only leave the Lech valley after barrage 4. Through a very lonely stretch of countryside we reach the farming village of Burggen. After the sports field, we once again enter the gentle hilly landscape. After a long forest passage  the first houses of Schongau are waiting on the other side of the B17. Through the old town we reach the railway station and take the Bavarian Regiobahn to Geltendorf and via Buchloe and Kempten back to Immenstadt.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Immenstadt lies on the Allgäu railway to Lindau. The line to Oberstdorf branches off here. The station is easily accessible by regional trains of the Deutsche Bahn or the ALEX. Even InterCity trains stop here on their way to Oberstdorf. It is not far to Marienplatz through Bahnhofstraße.

Getting there

Immenstadt is located at the junction of the B19 and B308 and is therefore very easy to reach.

Parking

There are several parking facilities available in the city.

Coordinates

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47.559613, 10.219193
DMS
47°33'34.6"N 10°13'09.1"E
UTM
32T 591717 5268075
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
81.6 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,049 m
Descent
1,092 m
Highest point
1,022 m
Lowest point
681 m
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