Cycling the Isar River


Cycling the Isar, from Scharnitz in the Austrian Alps … to the Danube

More photos of the Isar Cycle Way on Flickr

Take the train from München Hauptbahnhof up through the beautiful Bavarian pre-alps, past the remarkable Karwendel-gebirge mountain range - until you reach the border town of Scharnitz. Here, you're close to the source (or quelle) of the Isar river. We alight and the train carries on into the Austrian alps and to Innsbruck and the River Inn (perhaps that's an idea for next year's ride?)


The Isar Radweg (cycle way) is a great bike ride and here's why:

- It's all down hill
- It's not hard to do 50km or more a day (total is just over 300km)
- It's not too busy (except for the 'bike autobahns' around München)
- It can be done in a week
- The terrain is stunning and changes daily