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Route: Weidach – Mittenwald – Lake Lautersee – Lake Ferchensee – Elmau – Vordergraseck - Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Grainau-Ehrwald – Valley Gaistal – Leutasch / Weidach
This is a long tour with lots of variety. Starting at the indoor pool Alpenbad in Leutasch, cycle towards Ahrn past the Holiday Camping Site to the hamlet of Burggraben. Turn right at inn Gasthof Mühle onto the connecting road and over the border towards Mittenwald. At the end of the high valley, enjoy a fast, winding descent and take the turnoff to the left towards the lakes Lautersee and Ferchensee. Follow the uphill section past the lakes and then downhill again to the Elmau floodplain. Cycle between castle Schloss Elmau and inn Alpengasthof Elmau, turn left towards the hikers’ car park, downhill over the bridge and then 100 m uphill. Turn right at the fork towards Eckbauer and, after a short uphill section, turn left down to Graseck. Continue on to inn Gasthof Hanneslabauer where a short but very steep, dangerous descent takes you down to the entrance to the Partnachklamm gorge. Follow the Partnach river to your right past the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Olympic skiing stadium and follow the railway tracks on your left until you come close to the Kreuzeckbahn funicular. Here you have to cross right over the railway track then turn left at the first houses you come to towards Degerlahne and Grainau. Go straight ahead in Grainau past the upper village square onto the road towards Eibsee. Keep left here until you’re just short of Hotel Waxenstein then right up to the Höhenrain-Panormaweg path. Cycle past the Krieger-Gedächtnis-Kapelle (War Memorial Chapel) in Grainau and downhill to the cycle path alongside the main road. Follow the Loisach river to your left towards Ehrwald. Go slightly uphill from the village centre to road Ganghoferstraße towards the hut Ehrwalderalm. The section to the hut Ehrwaldalm and to the saddle (1,600 m)
is continually uphill but then it’s all downhill back to Leutasch via the Gaistal valley.