Zwischentoren Loisachtal Cycle Route

The cycle route connects the Loisachtal valley near Biberwier and Ehrwald with Reutte in the Lechtal valley. A section of this route in the Tyrolean Ausserfern region coincides with a stage of the Via Claudia Augusta Cycle Route.

The R7 cycle path proceeds through the meadows and pastures of the Lermooser Moos, a partially drained moorland, and offers a fantastic view on the impressive Zugspitze mountain and the western peaks of the Mieming Range. On the heights of the Zugspitze-Tyrol Golf Course, the two trail variants cross: either you continue through the Loisachtal valley above Ehrwald and further on to the Bavarian Garmisch-Partenkirchen, or you cycle via Bichlbach and Heiterwang to Reutte. This second option through the Zwischentoren-Tal valley coincides with the Via Claudia Augusta Cycle Route, which follows the old Roman road from Augsburg in Bavaria to Venice in Italy.

The cycle track leads from Lermoos uphill to Lähn and Wengle and then slightly downhill to the villages of Bichlbach and Heiterwang. In case you are not in a hurry, you should make a side trip to the nearby Lake Heiterwang. The tour continues uphill to the Karliftstüberl tavern and then downhill again to the well-known Ehrenberg Castle Ensemble, a real highlight along the cycle path featuring a castle museum and the Highline 179, the second longest swing pedestrian bridge of the world. The last section of the Zwischentoren Loisachtal Cycle Route leads via Ehenbichl to the town centre of Reutte, the district capital along the Lech river.

Route: Zwischentoren Loisachtal Cycle Route (Radweg), R7, VIA
Starting point: Schober Alp (840 m asl) north of Ehrwald (German border)
Destination: Reutte (850 m asl)
Distance: approx. 32 km (Schober Alp - Lermooser Moos moorland - Reutte)
Cycle time: approx. 2 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 220 m
Characteristics: partly asphalted cycle paths, partly gravelled paths
Connection to other cycle routes in Tyrol:
1. near Biberwier: continuation Via Claudia Augusta Cycle Route across the Fern Pass
2. near Reutte: Lech Cycle Route (R9) through the Tyrolean Lechtal valley
3. near Reutte: Ranzental-Vils Cycle Route (R8) to Vils and Pfronten
4. near Reutte: continuation Via Claudia Augusta Cycle Rath towards Füssen/Augsburg (Bavaria, Germany)

Attention: the described cycle routes are only sectionally cycle paths in the narrower sense. They often proceed on byroads where also car and tractor traffic is allowed. Please take care!

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