© Tannheimer Tal / Meurer Achim
© Tannheimer Tal / Meurer Achim

Bike Trail Tirol Stage 03: Tannheim - Reutte

The magnificent route travels across the western part of Tannheimer Tal valley, stretching up to the border area of Tirol and Bavaria in close vicinity to Oberjoch saddle. Here you reach the "green line" border region towards Bavaria's Vilstal and Pfronten.

  • Most parts of this intermediate cycling route – covering 44 kilometers and a total of 500 meters altitude gain – travel along convenient asphalt trails.
  • Scenic Vils mountain brook accompanies you all day long, coupled with breathtaking views of the Tannheim and Allgäu Alps.
  • From Pfronten an idyllic cycleway takes you on the shores of the Vils mountain brook to the village of Vils and further on to Reutte in Tirol.
  • This stage features no major difficulties or challenges as the well-marked and easy trail can always be found in close vicinity to the valley bottom.
  • A loop tour is available as well if you continue from Reutte towards Lechtal valley to Weißenbach and up again to Tannheimer Tal.

Open interactive map

Mountain chain

Allgäu Alps

Lechtal Alps

Length

44 km

Riding time

4h

Features

  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station

Difficulty rating

medium

Altitude

1,120m 840m

Elevation uphill 500m
Vertical metres downhill 590m

Trail description

From the church, take the road to the north and pass under the federal road. Ride through the hamlet of Berg and follow the green signposts across the pastures of the western Tannheimertal valley to Zöblen/Schattwald. Just before the sewage plant next to the Vilsstausee reservoir (45 min from Tannheim), change onto Höhenweg Schattwald/Kappl-Vilstal (803) to Pfronten and keep following the signposts to the national border. The Bavarian part of the route runs along the main trail to the center of Pfronten (1 h 15 min from Vilsstausee). Turn right at the police station, cross the Vils river and turn left to continue to Pfronten-Meilingen. Follow the Vilsdamm to Pfronten-Steinach until just before the border, cross the Vils river again and continue on its northern bank to the town of Vils (about 30 min from Pfronten). From there, cross the the main street in front of the church and follow the cycling trail (yellow signposts) to Musau. In Musau, the trail takes a right. Again, follow the green signposts to Lechaschau. At the church in Lechaschau, cross the Lech river to Reutte and turn left shortly afterwards (Untergsteig). Ride to the center (45 min from Vils), through the pedestrian zone and straight ahead on the road until you keep right at the turnoff to Ehrenbichl. After a kilometer on the road, turn left to Ehrenberger Klause. The official trail end is a few hundred meters ahead at the fork (45 min from Reutte) where the route from Weissenbach and the next route to Ehrwald meet.

Places along the route

Arrivaldate

How to get here by plane, train, bus or car.

Your destination address: Tannheim

powered by Rome2Rio

Search accommodation
Number of travelers
Go up
Is your inbox in need of a holiday?

Then subscribe to our weekly newsletter full of exclusive holiday tips from Tirol!

Live Chat
Live Chat