Country/Region: Bavaria /Toelzer Land
Departure: Bad Toelz
Difficulty: Easy Length: 25 km
Highest Point: 850 m
Height Difference: 175 m
Route-Details: Half is covered by asphalt; the other half is covered by a water-bound material. The trail progresses along the Isar Bike Trail to Fall.
A wonderful Auenlandschaft (country panorama) with numerous rare flowers and plants begins at Bad Toelz. Ride in a southerly direction, towards the mountain. With each pedal revolution a constant view of the unique Benediktenwand. It’s no wonder that natural established a monument: The nature monument hedge landscape in Gaissach, in the midst of the Hoch moors, which reveal traces of the last ice age.
Three areas offer here an almost infinite variety of activities. In Gaissach the famous Schnablerrennen (giant sleds) takes place at the carnival time, where courageous young men and young ladies slide on their home built carriages to the valley. And as a calmer farewell to summer on 29 September the Michaeliprozession takes place. In Wackersberg above all, the pictorial old farmhouses and the 1638 established chapel dating back to the time of the black death are well worth a visit. There is something going on throughout the year. In Lenggries, fests and traditional customs are maintained. Worth seeing among other things are the parish church St. Jakobs , the old Kalkofen, the animal museum and the old Kalvarienberg in this holiday area with its well kept, rural fashioned houses.
Recreation and Wellbeing
The health resort Lenggries with its adventure pool Isarwelle is known far beyond Bavaria’s borders and is synonymous for recovery on the gentle route. And an expansive nature open-air swimming pool, tennis places and all sorts of sport possibilities are the alternative for active people.
Culinary delights await the guests of the area with such specialties as raw milk cheese from the Toelzer Kasladen and the “Toelzer Prugel” (tasty, soft chocolate bars). Mountain cheese from the Alm, delicious meals in cozy huts and alms and juicy steaks from charcoal grills satisfy every appetite. And to quench your thirst, a fresh Reutberger monastery beer. In addition a wonderful Enzian or Obstbrand from the farmer and the reinvigorated traveler can continue.
The ride up to the the Brauneck, the house mountain of Munich is a renown and beloved adventure. From this point, one has a fascinating view of the capital of Bavaria. There is also the possibility for easy hiking. Less known, but as fascinating is a journey to the area west of the Wackersburg Fortress where 300-400 year old linden trees stand. Pssst, keep it to yourself: it’s a secret tip.