Inzell lies in the valley of the Chiemgau Alps, Bavaria, Germany. Photo via Flickr:Gunter Hentschel

Vineyards along the Mosel River. Photo via Flickr:roblisameehan
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Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour

Austria, Germany Bike Tours

Bavarian Lakes and Mozart

  • This bicycle tour in Germany and Austria combines the great beauty and traditions of Bavaria (colorful Baroque architecture) with the great musical city of Salzburg (Mozart’s hometown within an alpine setting)! Bavaria is famous for shady beer gardens. Enjoy a cool ‘Maß’ on your day of arrival. The cycling trek starts via the Isar bike path through green forests to Bad Tölz, whose former wealth as a major trading center is evident in the townhouses. Your cycling days lead through the lovely pastures, around Lake Tegernsee and Lake Schliersee to Bad Feilnbach, the ‘Bavarian Merano’. Cycle through the largest peat plot of Bavaria, Kollerfilze, and then via Neubeuern and Frasdorf, at the foot of the Chiemgau Alps, to Chiemsee. Enjoy a boat trip to the islands Herren- and Frauenchiemsee! Through 'Bergener Moos', the route passes the spring town Bad Adelholzen, cycle further along the Rote Traun River to idyllic Inzell, a colorful city where the houses have decorative paintings and flowers. Berchtesgaden is known for its historic center, the royal castle and Watzmann thermal spa. Then it’s across the Austrian border to Salzburg with magnificent Baroque architecture: the Hohensalzburg Fortress and Mirabell Palace.

    Highlights:

    • Chiemgau Alps
    • Salzburg (Mozart’s hometown)
    • Royal castle and Watzmann thermal spa
    • The Hohensalzburg Fortress and Mirabell Palace

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  • 2020 Prices

    Season 1 $ 1410 £ 727 $ 1,277 854 $ 1470 kr 9110 $ 968
    Season 2 $ 1526 £ 786 $ 1,382 924 $ 1591 kr 9856 $ 1,048
    Season 3 $ 1592 £ 820 $ 1,442 964 $ 1660 kr 10283 $ 1,093
    Single supplement $ 329 £ 169 $ 298 199 $ 343 kr 2123 $ 226

    Season 1: April 17 to May 14, 2020
    Season 2: May 15 to June 18, 2020
    Season 3: June 19 to September 11, 2020

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: $ 188 £ 97 $ 171 114 $ 196 kr 1216 $ 129 *Rental Bike Plus: $ 89 £ 46 $ 81 54 $ 93 kr 576 $ 61

    Extra nights (price is per person/night):

    Munich 3-star hotel: $ 147 £ 76 $ 133 89 $ 153 kr 949 $ 101 Single supplement: $ 107 £ 55 $ 97 65 $ 112 kr 693 $ 74 (For Munich the price is valid until Sept 9, 2020, prices for later, the dates are on request)

    Salzburg 4-star hotel

    Seasons 1 and 2: $ 114 £ 59 $ 103 69 $ 119 kr 736 $ 78

    Single supplement: $ 64 £ 33 $ 58 39 $ 67 kr 416 $ 44

    Season 3: $ 147 £ 76 $ 133 89 $ 153 kr 949 $ 101

    Single supplement: $ 97 £ 50 $ 88 59 $ 102 kr 629 $ 67

    Return Transfer:

    Minibus to Munich: $ 107 £ 55 $ 97 65 $ 112 kr 693 $ 74 (Every Saturdays, incl. bike, to be paid on site, advanced reservation needed)

    please note

    *Rental Bike Plus is a higher quality Rental Bike (with hydraulic Magura breaks HS 11, Shimano Deore XT) allows for a slightly sportier sitting posture, 27 gears offer the highest flexibility and a high-quality Suntour suspension fork provides the best possible comfort across all surfaces)

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Munich.

    Local Travel

    From the airport, take the train to Munich center and then short taxi to your first hotel.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before arrival. Average high/low temperatures in °F for Munich are: April 53°/36°, May 63°/44°, June 68°/50°, July 73°/54°, August 73°/54°, and September 66°/48°. A good website to research average high/low temperatures and other important weather-related facts is weatherbase.com

    Remarks

    Electric bicycle available for this tour.

    DOCUMENTS

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Where You’ll Stay

Excellent 3-star hotels in Munich and 4-star hotels in Salzburg.

What’s Included

  • Overnight accommodations for 7 nights
  • Tour information
  • Breakfast buffets
  • 21 gear hybrid bicycle
  • Luggage transportation
  • Route descriptions & maps (1 set per booked room)
  • Sign posted route
  • Service hotline
  • GPS tracks available
  • Bicycle Protection insurance

What’s Not Included

  • Remaining meals
  • Visitor’s tax approx. € 8-10 per person (to be paid upon arrival)
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights possible in Munich and Salzburg.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From854 Rates
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Tour Dates

2020

Arrival every Friday from April 17 to September 11, 2020

Skill Level

Easy to moderate, self-guided hotel tour. Distances cycled per day range from 22 to 40 miles. Mainly easy cycling, sometimes through rolling country. Partly on bike paths, mainly on quiet country lanes. some very short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Munich to Salzburg Map

8 Day Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Munich
Day 2: Munich – Bad Tölz, 37 mi. (60 km)
Day 3: Bad Tölz – Lake Schliersee, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 4: Lake Schliersee – Bad Feilnbach, 22 mi. / 31 mi. (35 km/50 km)
Day 5: Bad Feilnbach – Lake Chiemsee, 18 mi. / 28 mi. (30 km/45 km)
Day 6: Lake Chiemsee – Inzell, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 7: Inzell  – Salzburg, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 8: Departure Salzburg

All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Individual journey to Munich
The capital of Free-State Bavaria is famous for relaxing shady beer gardens. Enjoy a cool "Maβ" (1 liter of beer) and get a taste of all the delights to come.

Day 2: Munich - Bad Tölz, 37 mi (60 km)
Following the Isar river, the bike path leads you through green forests via Wolfratshausen and Geretsried to Bad Tölz. Here two main trading routes cross - the Isar river and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu. The former wealth can be seen in splendid townhouses.

Day 3: Bad Tölz - Lake Schliersee,  22 mi. (35 km)
Today you cycle through lovely pastures around Lake Tegernsee to Gmund  where you will enjoy  a marvelous panoramic view of the lake. Take a boat ride or enjoy a swim! Later, the tour continues on to Bodensee - Königsee bike path to Lake Schliersee.

Day 4: Lake Schliersee - Bad Feilnbach and surroundings,  22 mi./ 31 mi. (35 km/50 km)
First, the route leads directly along the lakeshore and on some hilly roads to Bad Feilnbach. The mild climate and more than 30,000 fruit trees contribute to the nickname "Bavarian Merano.

Day 5: Bad Feilnbach/surroundings - Lake Chiemsee, 18 mi. / 28 mi. (30 km/45 km)
Today you bike Bavaria through the largest peat mining area in the region, the Kollerfilze. Soon you reach Neubeuern - a place symbolized by two crossed boat hooks. This refers to the  important source of income from the past- the construction of boats. Further, you go via Frasdorf  at the foot of Chiemgau Alps to Lake Chiemsee. Tonight you stay on the south bank of the Bavarian Sea. Enjoy a boat trip to the islands Herren and Frauenchiemsee. 

Day 6: Lake Chiemsee - Inzell, 21 mi. (50 km)
The mountains are getting higher nevertheless, you bike on mostly flat paths. Through "Bergener Moos" a moor at the base of Mt. Hochfelln (1.7 m), the route passes Bad Adelholzen (medicinal spring) to Siegsdorf (natural history museum). Following the Rote Traun river to idyllic Inzell you will enjoy "Lüftlmalerei", or decorative paintings on the houses.

Day 7: Inzell - Salzburg, 34 mi. (55 km)
Today you bike on a narrow passage between the mountains and green valleys in between on Deutsche Alpenstraβe via Schneitzelreuth along the Saalach River to Bad Reichenhall Among the many sights and sites are the old town hall with its outdoor market, the old salt works building (tours offered regularly), St. Sebastian's quarter, the pedestrian Ludwig Strasse, Reber's Café, the Axelmannstein hotel, the spa park with its unusual brine inhalation building and the Minster of St. Zeno. Between mighty Mt. Untersberg and Predigtstuhl the bike path "Salinenweg" leads to Berchtesgaden famous for its historic center, royal castle, and the Watzmann thermal spa.

Day 8: Individual departure or extra nights in Salzburg

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  • Vickie Butte 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Yes, but only to the most experienced rider as the route is very diverse and at times rugged which would be very difficult for the average rider. coupled w/the bike/equipment is substandard making the ride even more difficult than it should be.

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