Marienplatz in Munich, Germany. Photo via Flickr:Graeme Churchard

Hohenschwangau village and Castle as viewed from Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Abelson
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Bavarian Lakes

Germany Bike Tours

Bike Munich and the Bavarian Lakes in Southern Germany!

  • This bike tour along the best of the Bavarian Lakes begins and end in Munich. As you cycle, you will be surrounded by glorious mountain panoramas and deep blue lakes, and pass through typical Bavarian villages. The route includes well sign posted and paved cycle paths including Isar, Lake of Constance King's Sea, and Via Bavarica Tyrolensis

    Highlights:

    • Munich
    • View over romantic Riegsee
    • Highest peak of Germany
    • Source of the Isar
    • Panoramic views
    • Bavarian history culture, food, landscapes
    • Pristine lakes

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  •  7 days8 days9 days
    Season 1 £ 638 $ 1,017 675 NOK 6694 kr 6179 $ 803 £ 713 $ 1,137 755 NOK 7487 kr 6911 $ 898 £ 779 $ 1,243 825 NOK 8181 kr 7552 $ 982
    Season 2 £ 675 $ 1,077 715 NOK 7090 kr 6545 $ 851 £ 760 $ 1,213 805 NOK 7983 kr 7369 $ 958 £ 826 $ 1,318 875 NOK 8677 kr 8010 $ 1,041
    Season 3 £ 713 $ 1,137 755 NOK 7487 kr 6911 $ 898 £ 789 $ 1,258 835 NOK 8280 kr 7643 $ 994 £ 864 $ 1,378 915 NOK 9074 kr 8376 $ 1,089
    Single supplement £ 165 $ 264 175 NOK 1735 kr 1602 $ 208 £ 189 $ 301 200 NOK 1983 kr 1831 $ 238 £ 222 $ 354 235 NOK 2330 kr 2151 $ 280

    Triple and quad room discounts on request.

    Season 1: April 14 to April 21, 2018
    Season 2: April 22 to May 26 and September 7 to September 12, 2018
    Season 3: May 27 to September 6, 2018

     

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 94 $ 151 100 NOK 992 kr 915 $ 119 Extra nights:
    Munich:
    Double/twin: £ 76 $ 121 80 NOK 793 kr 732 $ 95   Single: £ 118 $ 188 125 NOK 1240 kr 1144 $ 149 Other towns:
    Double/twin: £ 61 $ 98 65 NOK 645 kr 595 $ 77 Single: £ 85 $ 136 90 NOK 893 kr 824 $ 107  

     

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Munich.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before arrival. Average high/low temperatures in °F for Munich: April 53°/36°, May 63°/44°, June 68°/50°, July 72°/54°, August 73°/54°, and September 66°/48°

    Remarks

    Electric bicycle available for this tour!


Where You’ll Stay

Selected 3 and 4 star hotels.

What’s Included

  • Overnight accommodations in hotels and inns of category 3 or 4 star
  • Breakfast buffets
  • Detailed travel documents (route descriptions, maps, tourist information)
  • Voucher book of the region Munich/Starnberg with many discount coupons
  • Hybrid touring bicycle equipped with two panniers, one handlebar bag (per room), odometer, air pump, repair kit and lock. On request, upon booking, additional handlebar bag
  • 2018: Bicycle available for rental will be the NuVinci internal gearshift hub unisex free wheelbike with two pannier bags and same accesories
  • Luggage transfer (unlimited number of pieces per person)
  • Route descriptions & maps (1 set per booked room)
  • Train Garmisch Partenkirchen to Scharnitz
  • 7 day service hotline

What’s Not Included

  • Individual arrival to Munich
  • Visitor’s tax (to be paid on arrival) €2-5 per person
  • Lunches and dinners (dinner can be included for a supplement)
  • Trip insurance
  • Bike protection
  • Komoot bike navigation app
TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length7–9 days
From699 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrival possible daily from April 14 to September 12, 2018

Season 1: April 14 to April 21, 2018
Season 2: April 22 to May 26 and September 7 to September 12, 2018
Season 3: May 27 to September 6, 2018

Skill Level

This is an easy to moderate self-guided hotel tour. Distances cycled per day range from 22 to 40 miles. Mostly flat with a few short ascents. You’ll ride on great bike paths and small side streets. Main roads are used only for short distances.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Bavarian Lakes Map

8 Day/7 Night Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Munich
Day 2: Munich – Murnau or Seehausen at Staffelsee (Lake), 30 - 42 mi. (48 - 68  km)
Day 3: Murnau or Seehausen at Staffelsee – Garmisch - Partenkirchen, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 4: Garmisch - Partenkirchen – Wallgau, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 5: Wallgau – Bad Tölz, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 6: Lake Tegern, 12 mi. - 25 mi. (20 - 40 km)
Day 7: Munich, 16 - 25mi. (25 - 65 km)
Day 8: Departure from Munich

All distances are approximate. 

Day 1: Arrival in Munich
Shortly after arrival in the afternoon, you will have a welcome briefing and be given your rental bikes. You can take the rest of the day to explore Bavaria's capital city, visiting sights such as the English garden, town hall, or the Hofbräuhaus (brewery).  

Day 2: Munich - Murnau am Staffelsee (Lake), 41 mi. (65 km)
From Munich, the route leads through the Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg. You can cycle along the lake or shorten the stage to approx. 48 km by boat (on your own, possible daily from May ). A real insider hint is the gorgeous view over the romantic Riegsee before you reach the artist place Murnau am Staffelsee. After Starnberg, a peaceful bike path heads to the shores of Lake Seeshaupt. You will experience unspoiled Bavarian villages as you pass the Oster Lakes and the Rieg See to end up in Murnau am Staffelsee.

Day 3: Murnau or Seehausen at Staffelsee - Garmisch Partenkirchen, 25 mi. (40 km)
Today the bike paths first lead you through the Murnauer Moos nature reserve (one of the biggest in Central Europe). It doesn't get much better than cycling Germany's unspoiled nature! Following the Loisbach river you will find yourself in Garmisch Partenkirchen. Garmisch and Partenkirchen were once two separate market towns and both offer charming historical centers, a wealth of culture and plenty of good old-fashioned Bavarian hospitality amid scenic surroundings. Today's ride is short on purpose so that you can take a journey 2,962 m high on the Zugspitzbahn (train). From here you have an amazing view of the Alps.

Day 4: Source of the Isar River- Wallgau/Krün, 28 mi. (45 km) plus train ride
By train, you bridge 300 meters of altitude to Scharnitz where once again, you begin to cycle. The path ahead is slightly uphill through wildly romantic gorges and lush alpine fields to the source of the Isar river. Through the sunny high-lying valley with wonderful panoramas of the Karwendel and Wetterstein Mountains, you bike through Mittenwald (forest) to Wallgau, a traditional Bavarian village.

Day 5: Wallgau / Krün - Bad Tölz, 31 mi. (50 km)
Out of Wallgau, pass Isarwinkel, following the turquoise-blue water, the route leads to the impressive Sylvenstein Lake. Crossing the charming landscapes surrounding Lenggries you will come to Bad Tölz. This town is famous for being the crossing of two trading routes (the Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu) Bad Tölz developed quickly into a booming trading post. The richly decorated middle class houses are evidence of the golden age.

Day 6: Bad Tölz -Tegernsee, 12 - 25 mi.  (20 - 40 km)
After a short ride (approx. 20 km) you can enjoy the view over the Tegernsee and relax on the lakefront for the rest of the day. Very sportive cyclists can circle the Tegernsee (+ approx. 20 km). 

Day 7: Tegernsee - Munich, 16 - 41 mi.  (25 - 65 km)
The Cycle Path Via Bavarica Tyrolensis brings you directly from Tegernsee back to the Bavarianccapital. Anyone who wants can shorten the stage per Oberlandbahn to about 25 km (has to becorganized by yourself).

Day 8: Individual departure from Munich

7 Day/6 Night Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Munich
Welcome briefing and bike fitting. The capital city of Bavaria is awaiting you and invites you to visit its many attractions (English Garden, Town Hall, Hofbräuhaus,…).

Day 2: Munich – Murnau am Staffelsee approx. 65 km
From Munich, the tour starts with a bike ride through Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg. Then you will cycle on the lakeside road to Seeshaupt. You will continue on wonderful ways through rustic Bavarian towns, past the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee to Murnau am Staffelsee.

Day 3: Murnau – Garmisch-Partenkirchen approx. 40 km
First, you will cycle through the natural reserve called Murnauer Moos (largest swamp area of Central Europe). Later, you will continue your tour through unspoiled nature following the River Loisach to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The stage is intentionally brief. Therefore, there is still enough time for an individual trip with the Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway. At an altitude of 2962 meters, you will have a wonderful view of the Alps.

Day 4: Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Wallgau approx. 45 km
You will take the train to Scharnitz to bridge an altitude of 300 meters. From there, you will cycle uphill through wildly romantic gorges and lush meadows to the spring of the River Isar. Afterwards, you will cycle back through a sunny valley where you will have a marvellous panoramic view of the mountains of Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge, passing Mittenwald and finally arriving in Wallgau – a place where the Bavarian tradition is still a part of everyday life.

Day 5: Bad Tölz approx. 50 km
Out of Wallgau, pass Isarwinkel, following the turquoise-blue water, the route leads to the impressive Sylvenstein Lake. Crossing the charming landscapes surrounding Lenggries you will come to Bad Tölz. This town is famous for being the crossing of two trading routes (the Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu) Bad Tölz developed quickly into a booming trading post. The richly decorated middle class houses are evidence of the golden age.

Day 6: Bad Tölz – Munich approx. 60 km
Be sure to visit Tölzer market street or  the baroque double church with the two slender towers (“crown from Tölz”) on the Kalvarienberg, before you cycle along the glacier
green Isar towards Munich. You go direct on the Isar cycle path through Geretsried and Wolfratshausen through the “Grünwalder” forest to Grünwald. The white pebbles beaches invite you to stay. Today's stage to Munich is rich in tourist attractions (monastery Schäftlarn, movie city Geiselgasteig, Hellabrunn Zoo,...).
Alternatively there is the possibility to go from Bad Tölz to Holzkirchen by Oberlandbahn (on your own) and from there to cycle to Munich (approx. 35 km).

Day 7: Departure or extension

9 Day/8 Night Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Munich
Welcome briefing and bike fitting. The capital city of Bavaria is awaiting you and invites you to visit its many attractions (English Garden, Town Hall, Hofbräuhaus,…).

Day 2: Munich – Lake Starnberg approx. 35/58 km
Your first bike stage leads you from Munich via the lakes Weßlinger and Pilsensee to lake Ammersee, the third largest lake in Bavaria. Allow yourselves a little break in Herrsching to enjoy the fantastic view over the lake. Past the Abbey Andechs you reach Lake Starnberg. For those who would like to start the trip more comfortable can cycle directly to Lake Starnberg.

Day 3: Murnau resp. Seehausen am Staffelsee (approx. 45 km)
Along the east side of Lake Starnberg you cycle till Seeshaupt. Shortly before, there is a nice swimming area where you can cool off on hot days. A real insider tip is the fantastic view over the Riegsee, before you reach Murnau am Staffelsee.

Day 4: Murnau – Garmisch-Partenkirchen approx. 40 km
First, you will cycle through the natural reserve called Murnauer Moos (largest swamp area of Central Europe). Later, you will continue your tour through unspoiled nature following the River Loisach to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The stage is intentionally brief. Therefore, there is still enough time for an individual trip with the Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway. At an altitude of 2962 meters, you will have a wonderful view of the Alps.

Day 5: Source of the Isar river – Wallgau/Krün (train ride + approx. 45 km)
You will take the train to Scharnitz to bridge an altitude of 300 meters. From there, you will cycle uphill through wildly romantic gorges and lush meadows to the spring of the River Isar. Afterwards, you will cycle back through a sunny valley where you will have a marvellous panoramic view of the mountains of Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge, passing Mittenwald and finally arriving in Wallgau – a place where the Bavarian tradition is still a part of everyday life.

Day 6: Bad Tölz approx. 50 km
Passing the Isarwinkel, you will follow the crystal-clear, turquoise waters of the impressive Lake Sylvenstein. Cycling through charming landscapes, you will pass Lenggries and finally arrive in Bad Tölz. The location at the crossroads of two trade routes - the River Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu - quickly became a thriving trading centre. The ornate mansions testify the golden age.

Day 7: Tegernsee (20 - 40 km)
You will cycle through the scenic Tegernsee countryside to Gmund at Lake Tegernsee where you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the lake. Following the valley Gaißbach, you will come back to Bad Tölz. The thermal waters of the famous spa “Alpamare” will help you to refresh your tired muscles. The Tölzer Market Street invites you to learn more about the famous television series “Der Bulle von Tölz”.

Day 8:  Munich (25 -  65 km
The Isar bike way leads you from Bad Tölz over Geretsried and Wolfratshausen directly to Grünwald. After a few short climbs you will arrive back in Bavaria’s state capital Munich, where you can explore its countless sights and attractions.

Day 9: Departure or extension

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Customer Feedback

  • Patsy and John V. 2 months ago

    Most Memorable Part: Getting lost!
    The Bavarian Lakes region is lovely and not many travelers that I know have been there. Despite a cool rainy spell, we enjoyed our ride. When it was pouring rain for 2 days, Eurobike transferred us with our luggage and we were quite happy that they allowed this. The lakes and historic old towns were interesting and the countryside was outstanding. September may be a little late in the season to do this ride; the temperature was in the 50's and 60's and the rain was a problem.

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