Hiking and biking around Cham
With its gentle hilly landscape, the Bavarian Forest is ideal for walks, hikes, and bike tours – it’s no wonder that the Upper Bavarian Forest Natural Park has been designated a quality natural park. Climb up Kaitersberg, Osser, or Hohenbogen and enjoy the amazing view from the summit. Do you prefer to take it easy? In Cham, there are numerous themed hiking trails that are also perfect for families, such as the Kürnburg circular trail. If you prefer to explore the marvellous landscape of the Bavarian Forest on two wheels, you can look forward to more than 30 cycling tours. 1,200km of paths lead along rivers, across borders, and up spectacular mountains.
Our hiking tips for you
Are you struggling to choose the right hiking tour? We’re happy to help you plan your tours and give you our useful hiking tips. We’ve collected our favourite tours for you here:
At 1,456m, this mountain is also known as the king of the Bavarian Forest. To enjoy the view from the summit, you neither have to climb, nor have a head for heights: The cable car and the Arber panoramic lift bring you to the summit and are also wheelchair accessible.
The Hohenbogen leisure centre is the ideal place to enjoy dreamy summer days: At the valley station, you’ll find a fun park for children, skating rinks, quads, and a toy digger, while the mountain station of the chairlift offers a 360-degree view and is the perfect starting point for your hikes.
Forest treetop path
The forest treetop path in Sankt Englmar shows you the forest world from a new perspective. Enjoy a walk high above the treetops, stroll along the nature trail, visit the new forest tower and the upside-down house.
There’s so much to experience around Cham!
Hiking and biking adventures aren’t the only experiences that await you in the Bavarian Forest – there are also plenty of other exciting leisure activities. Dare to dive into the cold Lake Drachen on hot days, visit the birds of prey park or the lake park, or show what you’ve got at the mini-golf facility in Arrach. In the surrounding area, there are also two golf courses: the Furth im Wald golf course with 18 holes and the Wutzschleife golf club in Rötz. If the weather isn’t great, you can still enjoy your day in one of the numerous museums in the region – or you can take advantage of our three-floor wellness oasis.