The Allgäu Königswinkel region around Füssen is a real cycling paradise with varied routes for every level of fitness that lead through the magnificent pre-alpine landscape. Whether pleasure cyclists, road cyclists or mountain bikers: Everyone will find delightful tours to suit their tastes here, offering a variety of interesting impressions and dreamlike views of lush green meadows, crystal-clear waters and magnificent mountains.

Those who enjoy cycling are guaranteed to find their holiday happiness in and around Füssen. The area, which has been awarded the title of “RadReiseRegion Schlosspark im Allgäu” (Bicycle Travel Region Castle Park in the Allgäu) by the ADFC (German Cyclist Association), offers countless routes for every level of ability that run through picture-book scenery. Leisure cyclists take leisurely flat tours, for example around one of the many lakes around Füssen, and enjoy the soothing air of the Allgäu region and the views of the mountains and royal castles along the way. Mountain bikers will find exciting trails in the Allgäu region around Füssen to test their skills, and racing cyclists can look forward to crisp climbs and long descents. In addition, many well-known long-distance cycle routes meet in Füssen, such as the Lake Constance-Königssee Cycle Route, the Romantic Road Cycle Route and the Allgäu Cycle Tour, which can be explored on selected stages.

Of course, the countless cycling tours around Füssen can also be mastered by e-bike, where an environmentally friendly electric motor supports the pedalling motion. This way, even longer and more demanding routes can be mastered by anyone without any problems.

If you don't want to bring your own bike on holiday to Füssen, there are several providers in the town on the river Lech who rent out bikes and e-bikes. At the Tourist Information Füssen, small repair stations are available outside business hours as well. During operating hours, you can also charge your e-bike here and borrow a toolbox for a deposit.

A Nice Bike Tour to Get to Know the Area

A wonderful tour to get to know the area is the approximately 30-kilometre loop around the Forggensee, the largest lake in the Allgäu. Accompanied by omnipresent dream views of the mountains, you cycle from the Füssen boat harbour around the Lech reservoir clockwise, which only reaches its full water level in summer.

The well-signposted tour does not always lead directly along the shore, but also through some dreamy hamlets and rural sections.

Between June and mid-October, you can also combine the tour with a boat trip on Lake Forggensee: Two passenger boats will then operate on the lake several times a day, making various stops and also transporting bicycles. The lap of the Forggenssee impressively illustrates the beauty of the region and offers around 2 hours of cycling pleasure at its best.

In the Footsteps of Knights and Damsels

You will pass no less than four charming castle ruins on the approx. 44km long castle tour to the Schlossbergalm, which starts at the Tourist Information Füssen. From here, it goes via Bad Faulenbach to the mysterious Alatsee and over the border to the Tyrolean village of Vils, where the Vilsegg castle ruins are located. You then cycle along the Zirmenweg past the ruins of Falkenstein Castle, which already impressed King Ludwig II, to Pfronten. Here, you continue to the Schlossbergalm in Zell, before driving to Hopferried via Eisenberg, where the ruins of Eisenberg and Hohenfreyberg castles await, as well as Speiden and Unterreuten.

The last part of the route takes you to Lake Weissensee and back to the starting point. For a snack in between, the panorama terrace of the Schlossbergalm is ideal. In Zell, it is also worth visiting the castle museum, which provides exciting background information on the various castle ruins.