Mountain bike - Eschenlaine valley


This is a beautiful tour with many highlights. The Murnau Moor, the Eschenlaine stream and the lake Walchensee ensure an absolute abundance of variety.

  • Type Mountainbiking
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 5:00 h
  • Distance 48,6 km
  • Ascent 906 m
  • Descent 889 m
  • Lowest point 619 m
  • Highest point 934 m
This scenically diverse tour starts at the pedestrian zone in Murnau. Riding down Marktstraße we will arrive at the Murnau Moor and follow the pleasant bike route along the Loisach River to Eschenlohe. We ride through the town and turn off to the left across the Loisach bridge at the church. After that we ride slightly to the left and follow the signage towards the south. From now own we ride on a forest road along the Eschenlaine stream. We cross the Eschenlaine several times on our way towards Walchensee. In parts it can also be somewhat wet. After the first ford, the trail continues steep uphill to a small reservoir above the Gachentod Gorge. Here you can take a short break at the lake. After that the trail goes up partially steeper ramps to the highest point of the tour at just under 900 metres. From now on the tour goes rapidly downhill on the forest road towards Einsiedl and idyllic Walchensee. After we have turned left on the federal highway, the route descends immediately to the right on a tarred road onto the peninsula with the hamlets of Zwergern and Klösterl, and returns to Murnau on the same route.
In order to guarantee a smooth cycling tour we recommend the following equipment:


- Bicycle helmet

- Gloves

- Short or long cycling pants

- Short or long jersey

- Rain jacket

- Good shoes, possibly with click-in mechanism

- Sunglasses

- Drinking system

- Food

- First aid kit

- GPS device + second set of batteries

- Up-to-date map (scale 1:50,000)

- Spare inner tube, pump

- Tools

- Camera

- Money

The tour has been arranged to the best of our knowledge. There is no guarantee for the accuracy of statements. The tour occurs at your own risk and can be linked with the risks that always usually exist when taking part in activities in the mountains. Any liability is excluded.

Please always be considerate of pedestrians and hikers. Draw attention to yourself in due time, reduce speed, and dismount and push the bike on narrow trails. We call for respectful cooperation among hikers and bikers.

In case of emergency, please notify the nearest rescue coordination centre. Regardless of location, you can reach this throughout Germany under the telephone number 112.

From Munich via the A95 motorway and St2062 state road as well as from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via the B2 federal highway
Parking lots in Murnau city center

Please note: guests in “The Blue Land” and the “Ammergau Alps” regions can park free of charge at a variety of municipal parking areas (maximum parking time may not be exceeded) with the electronic guest card or the KönigsCard.

Bus stop: Murnau Postamt

Bus lines around Murnau:

9601 Weilheim - Huglfing - Uffing - Murnau

9607 Murnau - Ohlstadt - Ettal und zurück (only on saturdays!)

9611 Kochel - Schlehdorf - Großweil - Ohlstadt - Murnau

9620 Murnau - Riegsee - Aidling - Murnau

9621 Murnau - Seehausen - Grafenaschau

9631 Murnau - Obersöchering / Uffing - Eglfing

9641 Murnau - Seehausen - Uffing - Kirnberg

Train stations: Murnau Bahnhof and Murnau Ort (Route Murnau - Oberammergau), Murnau Bahnhof (Route München - Murnau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen)

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Map and arrival

Elevation profile