The tour for experienced cyclists takes you through a scenic, remote valley. First of all you take the cycle path from Andelsbuch to Egg. From here, several short steep ascents take you to Schetteregg. Cycling gently uphill, you go through the mountain pasture settlements of Eggatsberg and Hammeratsberg, then downhill through woodland as far as the Auenalpe. A moderately steep alpine path takes you to the Helbockstobelalpe. The path now becomes uneven and demanding. There then follows a short stretch where you need to get off and push as far as the Schreiberesattel, before a moderately downhill path takes you through the alpine terrain as far as the Sonderdach. On the Sonderdach (middle station) is the mountain inn where the ski-jumping Olympic champion Toni Innauer grew up. You now go steeply downhill through the wood into the valley. From the centre of Bezau, you once again cycle upwards to the Bezegg, then downwards to Andelsbuch-Bersbuch and take the cycle path back to Egg.
Chances to stop off for a drink/food: inns in Schetteregg, Berghaus Sonderdach, inns in Andelbusch, Egg and Bezau
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 (614 m)
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Andelsbuch centre of town
From Germany: Ulm - Memmingen - Kempten - Oberstaufen bzw. Bodensee - Lindau - Pfändertunnel - Dornbirn/Nord - Bödele OR Achraintunnel - Alberschwende - Andelsbuch
From Switzerland: Zürich - St. Gallen - St. Margarethen - Dornbirn - Bödele OR 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.