After the pond you underpass the main road to the village Kleinholzleute. There, you turn left in the village centre into the "Allgäu-Radweg" towards the village Großholzleute. Branch off to the right in Großholzleute and drive on a quiet road past the idyllic Hengelesweiher and later on south of Maierhöfen towards Riedholz. If you want to stop for a refreshment, a side trip to Maierhöfen would be recommended. In the Naturlandhaus Krone, the proprietor himself cooks regional, fresh and native meals. After Riedholz you reach a slightly broader road. Follow it to the left crossing the impressive bridge Eistobelrücke. Past the bridge, the infopavillon of the Nature reserve Eistobel lies to your left. Here, you should go on a hiking tour taking 1.5-2 hours (not included in the timeframe stated for the cycle tour!). Framed by up to 130 metre-high rock faces the waters of the stream Obere Argen plunges downhill over several altitude levels. At the shores, broad gravel belts invite one to rest, to play and to discover. The well secured path through the ravine Eistobel seems like a stroll at some stages. At others, it seems like a hike in the low mountain range with an alpine appearance. After the hiking tour you drive on the foot-and cycle path right of the road towards Grünenbach. In the village's dairy master cheese maker Franz Horn mixes fresh herbs and spices into the farm cheese which is the basis of the special sliced cheeses made by the brothers Baldauf. After the break, you take the cycle path to Schönau. There you turn right and reach the tree-lined cycle path to Röthenbach. From Röthenbach village you take the way back to the public pool Rentershofen where refreshing water awaits you already. You find a heated pool here. In addition to that free sunbeds and an area for parents with children with a water temperature of 24 degrees Celsius and a playground are waiting for hard-working cyclists and hikers.
Alternative route for practiced cyclists, mountain bikers and E-bikers (condition required, partly areas of unevenness in the street): several metres after the Hengelesweiher you don't drive neither right towards Maierhöfen at the fork at the little hamlet Neppen, nor straight ahead towards Riedholz, but you drive left towards holiday club Maierhöfen. from there, you drive uphill to Stockach. As a special highlight, the Alpine dairy Butterblume and the Bergwies dairy are waiting for you. Afterwards, we continue our tour with refreshed strengt to the mountain Fluckasberg. A beautiful ridgeway with a wonderful view passes another alp and later on the Iberg-ski lift towards Riedholz. Follow the route described above . This worthwhile side trip takes you an additional hour.
Rest StopHotel Natur-Landhaus Krone
Tips, hints and linksOpening hours of the dairies:
Baldauf's dairie Gestratz: Monday-Saturday: 8-12 and 16-18;
Käsküche Isny: Monday-Thursday: 9-12.30 and 14-18.30 ; Friday 9-18.30; Saturday: 9-14; Sunday: 14-18 www.kaeskueche-isny.de
Baldauf 's dairie Grünenbach: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8-12 and 15-18.30 ; Wednesday, Saturday: 8-12 and 17.30-18.30; Sundays/Holidays: 17.30-18.30