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Biking from Sonthofen to the Ochsenkopfsattel

· 21 reviews · Mountain Biking · Allgäu
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  • Mountainbike-tour im Allgäu: Von Sonthofen über den Ochsenkopfsattel
    / Mountainbike-tour im Allgäu: Von Sonthofen über den Ochsenkopfsattel
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  • / Warnung vor dem Trial
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  • / Zunkleiten Alpe
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  • / Kühe unter dem Riedberger Horn
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  • / Wiesenweg im Ostertal
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  • / Ein Traum von einer Abfahrt
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  • / Bergweg bei der Prinschenalpe
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  • / Die Nagelfluhkette.
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  • / Alpenrosen auf der Prinschenalpe
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  • / Printschen Alpe
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  • / Diesen Blick genießen wir vom Allgäuer Berghof.
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  • / Weg zum Ochsenkopfsattel
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m 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Grafenälpe Hütte Obere Bolgen-Alpe Zunkleiten-Alpe Parkplatz Ostertal Wonnemar Alphirtstüberl

This tour is a real crossing of the Allgäu mountain range between Riedbergerhorn and Ofterschwanger Horn. Long, sometimes steep paths into the Bolgental-valley, trial-passages with short carrying-passages and one heck of a descend make for a great day on the saddle.
moderate
32 km
3:30 h
1017 m
1017 m
From the start we roll over field- and byways of the farms in the Illerauen and cross the river Iller near Altstädten. After a short ride the climb begins at Weiler and continues to Untermühlegg and Obermühlegg. Here is the starting point of a small trial that leads across to Bolsterlang. We pass the village Sonderdorf and cross the river Bolgenach near Obermaiselstein at the beginning of the Riedbergpass-road. From here on, it's a steep and paved road uphill into the Bolgental. After a flatter section we pass the Alpe Zumkleiten and later on the Alpe Bolgen. Here the path ascends heavily and the last section to the mountain house Swabia through beautiful meadows is a very intense climb.

After the steep driveway follows a trail that leads to the mountain house Swabia and the station of the Hörnerbahn Bolsterlang. From the way we turn off to the left onto the trial-passage and push up on the ridge. The track leads overroots and through alpine meadows with beautiful views across to the Prinschenalpe. From here, a wonderful mountain road leads down to the Gunzerieder Ostertal - it is important not to overheat the brakeson the long steep descent. From the forest hut Gräfenälpe an asphalt road leads out of the Ostertal towards Gunzesried. Shortly after the car park at the Schwandalpe we leave the paved road and drive the short but steep climb up to the Geißrückenalpe. From here, a steep narrow path leads down to Hüttenberg. We take a dirt road to Westerhofen and back to our starting point.

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Hartmut Wimmer 
Updated: February 13, 2019

Difficulty
S2 moderate
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Highest point
Ochsenkopfsattel, 1552 m
Lowest point
Start der Tour, 734 m
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Start

Parking lot Wonnemar (739 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.503455, 10.279205
UTM
32T 596334 5261906

Destination

Parking lot Wonnemar

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Public transport

With the train to Sonthofen.

Getting there

B19 towards Sonthofen, then exit Sonthofen-south and follow the signs to the public pool Wonnemar.

Parking

Free parking at the public pool Wonnemar.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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4.4
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Florian Koenig
May 29, 2020 · Community
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Andreas Intemann 
August 26, 2019 · Community
Schöne Tour, vor allem das Oster- und Bolgenachtal. Hinweis: Ab dem Sattel muss mit ausgedehnten Schiebe- und Tragestrecken gerechnet werden, vor allem bei feuchter Witterung. Das WARNSCHILD sollte unbedingt beachtet werden. Ich bin auf den Track zur Hölleritzalpe ausgewichen. Gesamt Trage- bzw. Schiebezeit ca. 1 bis 1,5 Stunden!!
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Done at August 26, 2019
Porcini Alpha
May 27, 2019 · Community
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Done at May 26, 2019
Schnee Ende Mai
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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
32 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
1017 m
Descent
1017 m
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