The steeples of the basilica of St Lorenz

Cycling tours in and around Kempten

On tour with your bike

Cycling tours in and around Kempten offer lots of opportunities. Being centrally located, Kempten is the perfect starting point or intermediate stop to explore the Allgäu region and town on two wheels. Enjoy all the advantages of a town while at the same time it only takes a few minutes by bike to find yourself in the midst of the Allgäu’s lush meadows.

Explore the Allgäu ‘metropolis’ by bike, cycle slowly along the River Iller into the Kempten hinterland, or choose more testing tours in the Allgäu region. Kempten offers the perfect bike tour for every pair of legs.

In any case, though, don’t forget to take a look at Kempten’s extensive programme of cultural events, restaurants and other opportunities to have a night out following your bike tour.

A couple cycling
Cycling tours starting in Kempten
Lush green meadows, a ray of sunlight tickling your nose, the scent of forests and wild flowers, gurgling creeks, cow bells sounding gently from afar – and you in the midst of it all. You’re going to experience Kempten and the Allgäu region right in front of your eyes. Countless cycling tours kicking off in Kempten are waiting for you, from half-day tours to long cycling tours, from easy to demanding.

Use the arrows to find out about cycling tours around Kempten.
A couple cycling
For the relaxed cyclists
Gentle hills, lush meadows and forests – this is what the Kempten hinterland is all about. Are you looking for easy cycling tours around Kempten, a relaxing half-day cycling tour or a short tour after working hours? Then these tours are just right for you.
A couple cycling with mountains in the background
For the ambitious cyclist
All roads lead to Kempten! Well, perhaps not all of them but quite a few. Cycling paths in all directions and at varying levels of difficulty are waiting for you to explore them. You need be in good health for longer tours and heights, and be prepared to take on a challenge.
A family cycling in the courtyard garden
For the whole family
On holiday with all the family and want to go on an exciting bicycle tour? Short, interesting tours with exciting stops at adventure playgrounds or thrilling bike parks are a delight for younger cyclists.


Bike & Culture

Kempten in the center of the Allgäu holiday region offers the perfect starting point for your bike tours. And not only that! Due to the two long-distance cycle paths, Iller Cycle Path (Iller-Radweg) and Allgäu Cycle Path (Allgäu-Radweg), which lead through the city, it is also the ideal place for a stopover on your cycle tour. Leave your bike for a short stay or stand for a night and treat yourself to a little break in Kempten.
Experience 2.000 years of history or stroll through one of the most beautiful pedestrian zones in the region. Look forward to top-class events and discover the diversity of the Allgäu metropolis.
The Church of St Mang in the background with the entrance of the Showroom Erasmuskapellle in the front


A city tour in the couryard of Kempten


An event in front of the Basilica of St Lorenz


Two women walking through the pedestrian zone


Many people eating in one restaurant



Bed+Bike accommodation in Kempten

There are a total of six bed and bike accommodations in the Allgäu metropolis. These companies have been checked for their bike-friendliness in all necessary areas and welcome you and your bike with all the standards and services you need. The Bett+Bike quality certificate has been distinguishing accommodation for over 25 years and is the quality standard in cycle tourism.

Book the perfect hotel in Kempten for your cycling holiday!

Reception area


Hotel Peterhof

Whether you are a holidaymaker or a business traveler – the Hotel Peterhof is happy to welcome you. Individually and comfortably equipped rooms as well as courteous service await you.
Sleep face to face with an Allgäu cow in our Q rooms.
Samantha Lang, Front Desk
A beautifully furnished hotel room


CityHotel Kempten

Located between the beginning of the pedestrian zone and the bigBOX ALLGÄU event location, you can reach both the sights and top-class events in Kempten on foot.
Real hospitality - by being there for you, taking care of your wishes and needs and giving you the feeling that you are always welcome with us!
Team CityHotel Kempten
Beer garden of the hotel Bayerischer Hof


Bayerischer Hof Kempten

The Boutique Hotel Bayerischer Hof Kempten is located at the gates of the old town, directly on the Iller. 50 individual and lovingly furnished rooms as well as the idyllic beer garden are waiting for you.
In our‘ Boutique Hotel ’ in the Allgäu you will have a happy night and count delicious breakfast specialties instead of sheep.
Leoni Nägele, Management Assistant
A beautifully furnished hotel room


Allgäu ART Hotel

The Allgäu ART Hotel is a meeting place, a place without barriers. For families, business travelers and people with or without disabilities. A holiday without obstacles is made possible for every guest here.
We live inclusion and accessibility. Convince yourself of the special atmosphere.
Kathrin Geiger, Hotel-Manager
A beautifully furnished hotel room


Hotel Gasthof waldhorn

The family-run Hotel Gasthof Waldhorn combines tradition with wellness. You can quickly walk or cycle in the city or in the countryside. The in-house restaurant and pastry shop will spoil you with delicacies.
Would you like to lie on clouds? With us you sleep in Allgäu air beds and forget everyday life, stress and hectic.
Renate Heel, Executive Assistant
A beautifully furnished hotel room


JUFA Familienresort Kempten

The modern family resort offers comfort and tastefully furnished rooms for a relaxing stay at reasonable prices. The topics of sports, games, music and culture are the focus here - for young and old!
Our house stands for holidays for the whole family and regional products. Activities in the hotel and free entry to CamboMare and the climbing hall complete our offer.
Johannes Bernhard, Regional Manager JUFA hotels
Two women with their bikes in front ot the Church of St Mang



The long-distance cycling tours Iller Cycling Path (Iller-Radweg) and Allgäu Cycling Path (Allgäu-Radweg) intersect in Kempten. The former Roman town offers a unique opportunity for a short stay or an overnight break during your journey.
A cycle path by the River Iller, mountains in the background


Get on your bike and cycle at a meandering pace along the refreshing waters of the River Iller. Follow the Iller Cycling Path (Iller-Radweg) towards the south with a view of the Alps or to the north towards Ulm.
Two persons are cycling on the Allgäu Cycling Path, mountains in the back

Radrunde Allgäu

Unearth the explorer in you and explore the Allgäu region on the Cycle Tour Allgäu (Radrunde Allgäu). The tour, which has been awarded four stars and rated an excellent tour by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC), takes you through all regions of the Allgäu.
A cycle path with mountains in the background


Cycling right across the Allgäu region? Use the Allgäu Cycling Path (Allgäu-Radweg) and experience the Alpine foothills from Isny via Kempten to Marktoberdorf.
A woman on her bike and one dog among the the Munich Way of St. James

The Way of St. James cycle path

Dreaming of finally arriving in Santiago de Compostela? Why not start your bicycle tour in Kempten? The Munich Way of St. James goes right through the centre of the former Roman town and takes you with it on its journey.

Guided cycling tours

Two persons on their bikes in front of the Basilica of St Lorenz

Guided tours

Get to know Kempten in an active and informative way at the same time. Our city guides show you Kempten in a sporty way in form of our cycling tour ‘Kempten erFAHREN’ which takes place in German. The tour can be booked on individual dates.

more (in German)

A guided city tour with bike guides Hansi Kienle, mountains in the background

Guided city tours in the Allgäu

Hansi Kienle, a licensed and professional bike guide, takes you on a private cycling tour from Kempten. He responds individually to your wishes, whether you dispose of an e-bike, a road bike or a mountain bike.

more (in German)

A group of people on their racing bikes in the middle of the mountains

Wednesday cycling

Between May and September, ‘Wednesday cycling’ is offered by the Cycling Club Allgäu for all cycling enthusiasts. It takes place between May and September and starts at 6 pm by Optics Müller Ltd. (Bahnhofstraße 2). Requirement for participation is a roadworthy road bike and cycle helmet.

more (in German)

picture of a family laughing

A day in Kempten

City experience in the Allgäu

Are you planning a weekend trip or making a detour to Kempten during your Allgäu holiday? Then we have just the thing for you. Here you will find everything you need to know for a short trip to Kempten and what you absolutely must not miss.

Award as a bicycle-friendly municipality

The city of Kempten has been awarded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Building and Transport with the titel ‘bicycle-friendly municpiality’ since the 27th January 2022. Within the framework of the mobility concept 2030, the city of Kempten has set itself the goal of creating a modern and seamless cycling network. This allows the cyclists to move safely and comfortably through the city.

Look forward to an expansion of the cycling infrastructure in all areas in the Allgäu metropolis in the future.

A couple at the end of the open staircases

Kempten tipster



wildehilde tip

If you are only staying in Kempten for a short time, you can leave your luggage in lockers at the main station or the Forum Allgäu Kempten. This will make your visit to the Allgäu ‘metropolis’ a comfortable one.

The chain of a bicycle

Speedy help

Flat tyres, slipping brakes, or faulty lights – experts at bicycle repair workshops can help you out, whatever your problem. Here are their addresses in Kempten.


Bike rental & maps

An idyllic village with a mountain in the background

Cycling with a disability

If you want to cycle through this breathtaking landscape and you have a disability, don’t worry. The Allgäu ART Hotel in Kempten rents out special bikes adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.

Allgäu ART Hotel (in German)

A family on their bikes in front of a hotel in Kempten

Bike rental in Kempten

You can still go on a cycling tour in Kempten even if you don’t own a bike. The following hotels in Kempten offer bikes to rent (in German): JUFA Familienresort Kempten, Hotel Gasthof Waldhorn, Hotel Peterhof, Hotel Bayerischer Hof Kempten and Pension Seebad.

Please contact the hotels for more information.

A cycling map of the Allgäu cycle tour

Cycling maps & information material

The Tourist Information Centre and the souvenir shop offer a range of cycling maps for tours starting from Kempten as well as for the Allgäu region. Or simply ask for advice!


Getting here and Bed+Bike

Arrive stress-free by train and bring your bike along with you. Deutsche Bahn offers special tariffs for travelling with bicycles. You can either bring your bicycle along on a separate bicycle ticket or send it as a parcel. Prefer to travel by car and look for a suitable car park? There are parking spaces for cars and bicycles as well as charging stations available in Kempten.
Arrive stress-free by train and bring your bike along with you. Deutsche Bahn offers special tariffs for travelling with bicycles. You can either bring your bicycle along on a separate bicycle ticket or send it as a parcel. Prefer to travel by car and look for a suitable car park? There are parking spaces for cars and bicycles as well as charging stations available in Kempten.
Parked cars in a car park

Parking in Kempten

A beautifully furnished hotel room


Railway tracks


and taking bicycles on the train

Refill stations

Thirsty and no water in sight? No problem. Lots of shops in the town centre have joined the project ‘Refill Deutschland’. Participating shops are marked with a blue Refill sticker. Here you can refill your own flask with tap water free of charge. Have a look at the interactive map of Refill Deutschland to find out who is participating in this project.


Discover Kempten on foot

If you prefer to explore Kempten and the Allgäu region on foot, you will find all the important information on websites related to tours of the town and the most beautiful walking tours from beginners to serious mountaineers.