Activities summer

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Anyone who can hardly wait for the first few rays of sunshine to explore the outdoors on foot or by bike will enjoy summer in the Ammergau Alps to the full.
Picturesque hiking and cycling trails in the valley along the Ammer or mountain tours up to the peaks in Graswang valley entice you out to explore Bavaria’s largest nature reserve.
 

Nordic in the South

The trend sport of “Nordic walking” has in the meantime become a regular sport in the Ammergau Alps. There is something here for everyone.

  • 6 different and signposted trails
  • Signposting with distance, direction and exercise signs
  • Different starting points: Bad Bayersoien, Parkhotel am Soier See, Bad Kohlgrub at the sports grounds and /or the Hörnlebahn cable car top station
 

Cycling for everyone

Jump on your bike and off you go:

  • 500 km of superbly signposted cycle paths
  • A whole range of levels:
    for leisurely cyclists, family tours or ambitious mountain bikers
  • Exceptional locations: How about the Schloss Linderhof circuit to the wonderful castle?
  • Or a tour up to the Enningalm for the sporty among you?
  • E-bike hire – for everyone who wants to take it a bit easier

Walking through the Ammergau Alps

  • Bavaria’s largest nature reserve
  • Different levels of difficulty: from a relaxing valley hike to a sporty challenge over mountain peaks
  • Guided hikes and long-distance hiking trails
  • 3 cable cars
  • Tip: You can borrow free hiking equipment, such as jackets, hiking boots, binoculars, GPS devices, hiking poles and much more at the Best of Wandern test centre.
 

Lively fun

The family-friendly leisure centre in Oberammergau surrounded by stunning alpine scenery:

  • 2 water slides for all ages
  • Fun pool with bubbly massages
  • 90 m long natural outdoor pool
  • 50 m long sports pool
  • Sauna area
  • Hot whirlpool with passage outdoors
  • Children’s paddling pool
  • Large playground and playing field
 
 

Swimming outdoors

One of the warmest swimming lakes in southern Bavaria – Soier See at roughly 810 metres altitude in Bad Bayersoien:

  • large sunbathing lawn with kiosk on the south side
  • 2.5 km long educational nature trail for children
  • Boat hire
  • Angling possible
 

Head up high – in total comfort

There are 3 cable cars available that take you up high – whether it’s to start a hike or enjoy the mountain panorama.

  • Hörnle cable car (1,400 metres altitude, starting point: Bad Kohlgrub)
  • Laber cable car (1,684 metres altitude, starting point: Oberammergau)
  • Kolben chair lift – AktivArena am Kolben (1,270 metres altitude, starting point: Oberammergau) Tip: whizz down the mountain again with the Alpine Coaster

Tee off nearby

Do you want a fantastic view over an impressive alpine panorama? Then you’re in just the right place on the golf courses in our area.

  • 6 golf courses (45 minutes away at the most)
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Gut Buchweis Golf Club, Oberau
  • Werdenfels Golf Club, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Golf- und Landclub Karwendel e.V., Wallgau
  • St. Eurach Land- und Golfclub, Iffeldorf
  • Golfclub Iffeldorf e.V., Iffeldorf
  • Auf der Gsteig golf course, Lechbruck am See
 

And there’s more: tennis, Segway tours, paragliding

Naturally there are lots of different opportunities to combine sport and leisure in the Ammergau Alps. For example:

  • Tennis
  • Guided Segway tours in Oberammergau and Bad Bayersoien
  • Werdenfels Golf Club, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Paragliding – book a tandem flight and enjoy the mountains from a bird’s eye perspective