Tannheimer Tal

Plansee tour

Tannheim, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6675 Tannheim
Destination: 6675 Tannheim

Duration:5,75 hours
Length: 151,431 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1466 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 1466 m

Lowest point: 715 m
Highest point: 1154 m
Panoramic view: Dreamtour
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Short description:
From Tannheim over the Gaichtpass past the beautiful Plansee, around the Ammergebirge through Füssen back to the Tannheimer Tal.

Technique: ****

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights

The Tannheimer Tal has been known among cyclists for quite some time, because in 2001 the retinue of the Tour of Austria Bicycle Tour went through the valley. In 2005 the cycling pros of the Tour of Bavaria came to Tyrolean soil at the opening stage and were rewarded with the mountain classification Tannheimer Tal and the mountain classification Jungholz. And even professionals noticed the scenic attractions of the "probably most beautiful high valley in Europe". Lush green meadows, the Haldensee and a beautiful mountain scenery accompanied the cycling pros on their competition kilometres. And thus the Tannheimer Tal has also advertised itself as an ideal region for specific training or extended tours. "The Tannheimer Tal is an ideal starting point for long racing bike tours to the surrounding regions such as Lake Constance or the Arlberg", says Michael Keller, managing director of the tourism association Tannheimer Tal and former national mountain bike coach of Austria. Cyclists find in the Tannheimer Tal not only the ideal starting point but also a wide range of accommodation. You can choose your accommodation from a 5-star house to a private room. After a nice ride you can relax and recharge your batteries. - The Tannheimer Tal

Start at the tourist information in Tannheim in eastern direction, passing Nesselwängle and the Gaichtpaß down the valley to Weißenbach. At the roundabout take the exit in the direction of Reutte. Follow the road via Höfen and Lechaschau to Reutte. At the roundabout take the exit in the direction of Fernpaß. At the end of Reutte turn left towards Breitenwang/Plansee. At the roundabout in Kerckelmoos straight on to Plansee. Along the shore of the Plansee. Past Linderhof Castle and through Graswang to the Ettal junction. Turn left through the villages of Ober- and Unterammergau to Bad Bayersoien. Continue on the B23 until the junction Steingaden. Turn left and follow the road to Steingaden. Turn left in the centre of the village and follow the B17 via Halblech and Buching towards Schwangau. Before Schwangau turn left to Hohenschwangau with a view of Neuschwanstein Castle. At the end of Hohenschwangau turn right to Alterschrofen and continue towards Füssen. Before the Lech bridge turn left in the direction of Vils. Before the Ulrich bridge turn left to Pinswang. There follows a short ascent over the Kniepaß and further over Pflach to Reutte. Follow the road to the left in the direction of the train station. At the roundabout take the first exit right, next roundabout straight on. At the main roundabout again straight on towards Lechtal, continue through Lechaschau and Höfen to Weißenbach. At the roundabout turn right into the Tannheimer Tal. Turn right before Nesselwängle, pass through Nesselwängle and back to the starting point.

Safety guidelines:

The StVO applies. General valid and customary rules of conduct.

It should be noted that in road cycling there is an increased risk of accidents and injuries. Despite careful tour planning, a basic risk always remains. Tour preparation through endurance sports, appropriate training and further education as well as personal prudence reduces the risk of accidents and injuries.

The personal equipment must be safe and serviceable and meet the relevant technical standards. Every racing cyclist is recommended to obtain information about the planned tours from specialist literature or on site. Complete racing bike equipment is strongly recommended, even for experienced cyclists!

Additional information:
Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal
Starting point: Tannheim
Destination: Tannheim
Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
On the motorway A7 at the exit "Oy-Mittelberg" on the B310 towards Wertach and to Oberjoch. There follow the signposting "Tannheimer Tal" B199, exit Tannheim. From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal until Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 until exit Tannheim.

Public Transit
By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to Tannheim.

Parking spaces at the Neunerköpfle gondola lift in Tannheim - subject to charges

Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Plansee tour
Informationsbüro Tannheim
Vilsalpseestraße 1
6675 Tannheim