Votec Destinations – Jupiter Jumpinghills
Together with Orbit360 we want to take you on an adventure trough Germany and present you the most beautiful gravel routes.
Gravel adventure in the Allgäu
Discover the Allgäu Alps on the Orbit360 Jupiter Jumpinghills. You’ll ride past the ski jump in Oberstdorf, the Großer Alpsee, the Iberger Kugel and the Schwarzer Grat, where Allgäu meadows, steep climbs and deep blue waters await you.
Scout: Lukas Eger
Rider: Marion Dziwnik
Photos: Nils Laenger
3.340 meters of altitude
level of difficulty
8 out of 10
The Orbit starts at the gates of the city of Kempten and takes you over fast gravel paths in the direction of Wertachschlucht. Here it can get muddy and slippery for a short time. Over a wooden bridge, you leave the Wertach and ride towards the village of Nesselwang.
Here, on the way to Oberjoch, you pass the Grüntensee, which is a wonderful swim spot in summer. With an altitude of 1,150 meters, the Oberjoch is the highest point of the Orbit and promises a view of the Hörnergruppe.
After about 64 kilometers, you enter Sonthofen and then ride along the Iller towards Oberstdorf. The route continues uphill to Freibergsee, the highest bathing lake in the Allgäu, and then past the Heini Klopfer ski jump.
The third swim spot on this Orbit, the Großer Alpsee, is waiting for you at kilometer 110. On the way to the Jaget-Alpe, you have a beautiful view of the lake. If, after the short descent, you think you’re now in a completely flat area, you’re already heading uphill again: a hike-a-bike through beautiful woods to the Iberger Kugel.
Now you’re rolling towards Isny, where you can catch your breath before heading up the Schwarzer Grat, the highest point in Baden-Württemberg at 1,118 meters.
From there, it’s another 20 kilometers with about 400 meters of elevation gain back to Kempten, and you’ve made it: 195 kilometers with 3,340 meters of elevation gain.
Allgäuer Alpen, Grüntensee, Oberjoch, Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, Freibergsee, Großer Alpsee, Iberger Kugel, Schwarzer Grat.