This tour is on almost exclusively asphalted roads, and is also perfect for beginners. From the centre of the village of Andelsbuch, you cycle down narrow roads to the Bregenzerache, from where you can see Andelsbuch power station. The Art Nouveau building dating from 1908 was one of the biggest hydroelectric power stations in the Austro-Hungarian empire. You then cycle through peacefully situated villages up to Schwarzenberg, one of the loveliest villages in the whole of the Bregenzerwald. After a short stretch on the Bödelestraße, you take quiet roads through the forest and across fields to reach the Lorenapass. A few gentle ascents and descents later, you arrive at the Berchtoldshöhe and then descend into Kaltenbrunnen. Following the descent into the valley on the mountain road, from the centre of the village of Egg you take the cycle path back to base.
Chances to stop of for a drink/food: Gasthof Frohe Aussicht, Gasthof Berchtoldshöhe, Gasthof Alpenrose, inns in Andelsbuch, Schwarzenberg and Egg
Tip: mountain bike map Detailed descriptions of 15 recommended tours for beginners, the advanced and professionals are enclosed in the mountain bike map of Bregenzerwald (available from Bregenzerwald Tourismus, in the tourist information offices and in some sports shops.)
Andelsbuch centre of town (612 m)
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Andelsbuch centre of town
From Germany: Ulm - Memmingen - Kempten - Oberstaufen bzw. Bodensee - Lindau - Pfändertunnel - Dornbirn/Nord - Bödele oder L200 Achraintunnel - Alberschwende - Andelsbuch
From Switzerland: Zürich - St. Gallen - St. Margarethen - Dornbirn - Bödele oder L200 Achraintunnel - Alberschwende - Andelsbuch
centre of town
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Die Mountainbike-Karte Bregenzerwald im Maßstab 1:50.000 inkl. 23 Top-Routen ist erhältlich in den örtlichen Tourismusbüros, bei Bregenzerwald Tourismus und in den Sportgeschäften.