Women Cycling Camp in the Allgäu

Mountains, lakes and cultural highlights. The Allgäu in Bavaria really has a lot to offer. Allgäu is a southern German region, between Ulm and the Bregenzerwald and between Lake Constance and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Racing bike fanatics in particular find a small paradise here thanks to the diverse landscape with its easy, medium and challenging routes. It simply begs to be explored.

Training camp for ladies

The hotel offers a very special camp for female cyclists. In fact, the Women’s Cycling Camp takes place in the middle of May. In addition to professional guidance and training, the ladies can expect a varied fringe program. They can look forward to courses and offers for different performance levels, such as technique, interval and metabolism training or learning to climb optimally. In addition, workshops and lectures are offered and new products are presented in a specially equipped exhibition area. Hotel Sommer offers a truly comprehensive and interesting range of services.

Cycling Hotel Sommer

“A warm welcome to the Allgäu!” This is how one is usually greeted at the Hotel Sommer in Füssen. With host Wolfgang Sommer, one notices the enthusiasm for his job as a hotelier and for his passion: cycling and mountain biking. He and his family have decided to offer a high-quality offer for cyclists and mountain bikers. This includes hotel equipment for cyclists and facilities as well as road bike tours with experienced guides and cycling camps.

At the Allgäuer cycling camp, one can choose from four different periods between June and September. Particularly exciting are the season preparation camp and the marathon camp. The latter is the optimal preparation for the Tannheimer Tal cycling marathon. The camp lasts eight days and includes five guided bike tours in two performance classes. Here, the enthusiastic cyclists are personally led by “cycling pro” Markus Hess or hotel chief Wolfgang Sommer.

On the road bike

Directly from Hotel Sommer in Füssen, the “castle round trip” begins. This is a short but tough tour that can be completed in about three hours. The route first heads toward Hopfen where one can admire the first castle ruin. The Hopfer Burg on a hill high above the Hopfensee offers a magnificent view of the Ammergau Alps and the Tannheimer Mountains. The location is excellent for a short photo stop. From there it then continues via Hopferau and Eisenberg to Zell, where one can take a side trip to the Schloßbergalm and the castle ruins Hohen-Freyberg and Eisenberg. The castle ruin Hohen-Freyberg is one of the largest castle ruins in Bavaria. Right next to it is the ruin Eisenberg. Then it continues towards Pfronten Meilingen where a narrow, winding and steep road leads up to the Falkenstein castle ruins. The climb between Gasthof Schluxen and the border crossing with Tyrol is unpaved on a section of about five hundred meters, but still doable at walking pace. The Falkenstein castle ruin is the highest castle ruin in Germany and at the same time the high point of the tour. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Tyrolean Vilstal below with the Vilsegg ruins, the next stop. Via Reutte, we finally drive back to Hotel Sommer in Füssen.

The Three Passes Tour

A somewhat challenging tour is the “Three Pass Round Trip”. Starting point is again Hotel Sommer in Füssen. From there we go via three passes and three countries, namely Bavaria in Germany and the two Austrian states of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. You can expect demanding gradients and beautiful Alpine scenery. The first real calf bite is the Jochpassstraße. This serves as a warm-up. The second challenge is the Riedbergpass. At 1407 meters above sea level, this is the highest rideable mountain pass in Germany. Its gradient of sometimes 16% makes this pass really tough, too. The last third of the tour is dedicated to the Hochtannbergpass. It is located in Vorarlberg and separates the Allgäu Alps from the Lechquellen Mountains. On this tour, you ride mostly on secondary roads. But there are stretches in between with more traffic. At the end of the tour you will have 216 kilometers and 3100 altimeters in your legs.

The choice of fantastic bike tours in the Allgäu is diverse. They go up steeply over Alpine passes and delightfully past castles and fortresses. Those who want can also cycle along one of the many lakes, such as the Forggensee, and take a leap into the cool water. There is a tour for everyone. Highly recommended!

For more information on cycling through the Bavarian Allgäu, click www.allgaeu.de!

Cycling hotels in the Allgäu

Hotel Sommer www.hotel-sommer.de
Hotel Kaufmann www.hotel-kaufmann.de

More information for a cycling vacation can be found at “Roadbike Holidays”: www.roadbike-holidays.com

Photos: ©Füssen Tourismus und Marketing / ©Sebastian Hofer / © women’s cycling camp

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