Cross-country skiing is a very healthy sport that trains almost every muscle in your body. It is also a perfect way to enjoy the scenery and fresh air as you travel through gorgeous snow covered forests and frozen lakes. Bavaria offers lots of places for this activity. Ruhpolding is the best choice for cross-country skiing in the Bavarian Alps. The 150 km of various trails with breathtaking mountain scenery are perfect for every skill level. Various difficulty trails ensure that every visitor will be satisfied.
The ideal snow conditions and beautiful mountains of Chiemgau welcome visitors. A large network of cross-country trails can be found in Reit im Winkl. Here you can find a beginner's route, called “Wellness Loipe,” which is 2 km long. The “Aktiv Loipe” or the “Evi Sachenbacher Weltcup Loipe“ are more challenging trails for experts.
In the village of Oberstaufen everyone can take part in the annual competition Skirallye, where you'll need to climb the peak and then slide down the slopes.
Feel the real Bavarian hospitality and enjoy some of the top cross-country trails at the legendary Zugspitze. In the same region, you will also find the Loisachtal Nordic loop with 31 km of scenic trails. You'll travel through the small towns and valleys with the mountains on both sides. This is a great region for this kind of winter activity.
Zwiesel offers over 70 km of cross-country trails. Here you will find 4 different trails varying from 1.5 km to 12 km in length. The shortest one is illuminated till 22:00, making it perfect for night skiing. Zwiesel is located at the Bavarian Forest trail, which is 160 km long.
The amount of snow in various months can change from year to year, thus you need to check the weather forecast in the destination you've chosen before you head out. The options are numerous, just come and enjoy this winter activity among the beautiful landscapes of Bavaria.