The theme of this self-guided bike tour from Munich to Salzburg could be summed up in three words: beer, mountains, and Mozart, but then you must also add culture, culinary highlights, and history!
As you cycle from Germany into Austria, you combine the great beauty and traditions of Bavaria with the historic musical city of Salzburg with the Alps as its backdrop. Lovely forests, marvelous lake panoramas, and charming towns line the routes.
Discover the idyll between Munich and Salzburg!
- Chiemgau Alps
- Salzburg City of Mozar)
- Royal castle and Watzmann thermal spa
- Colorful Inzell
- The Hohensalzburg Fortress and Mirabell Palace
- Lake Schliersee and Lake Tegernsee
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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. Due to organizational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way, you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen.
Day 1: Individual journey to Munich
The Bavarian capital impresses not only with its beer culture, but also with its unmistakable cityscape. Century-old buildings and historic museums characterize the city of culture. The Marienplatz with the town hall, English Garden, Hofbräuhaus and the Viktualienmarkt show the many faces of Munich. Enjoy a cool "Maβ" (1 liter of beer) and get a taste of all the delights to come. Tour briefing and personal bike fitting will occur this evening at 6 pm or tomorrow morning.
Sample hotel: Sheraton Westpark
Day 2: Munich - Bad Tölz, 37 mi (60 km)
The Isar cycle path will lead you through green forests, via Wolfratshausen and Geretsried, to Bad Tölz. The town, located at the crossroads of two trade routes - the River Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu - quickly became a thriving trading center. The ornate mansions testify to the golden age. Marktstraße or Market Street is the setting for numerous markets from fresh produce to pottery and is always bustling.
Sample hotel: Hotel am Wald
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.
Sample hotel: Terofal
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.
Sample hotel: Kistlerwirt
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.
Sample hotel: Alter Wirt
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.
Sample hotel: Alpinhotel INzeller
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.
Sample hotel: Achat Plaza zum Hirsch
Day 8: Individual departure or extra nights in Salzburg
Hotels & Bikes
You will be accommodated in lovely 3-star to 4-star hotels. In each day’s details, you will find the name of the preferred hotel but your final hotel list will be based on availability. If the preferred hotel is not available, you will be accommodated in an establishment of equal standard.
Standard touring bike
The standard rental bikes are 7 or 24-speed bikes. There are two types of frames available, a men's frame or a unisex frame. These bikes also feature:
- Modern V-breaks
- Aluminum rims
- Aluminum frame
- Handlebar bag
- Bicycle repair kit with tools, a pump, a spare inner tube, and a combination lock
- Comfort gel saddles (seatpost diameter is 27.2)
- Overnight accommodations for 7 nights
- Tour information
- Breakfast buffets
- 21-speed touring bike (based on KTM design)
- Luggage transfer
- Route descriptions & maps (1 set per booked room)
- Sign posted route
- Service hotline
- GPS tracks available on request
- Bicycle Protection
What’s Not Included
- Remaining meals
- Visitor’s tax approx. €8-10 per person (to be paid upon arrival)
- Travel Insurance
Dates & Pricing
Friday departures from April 16 to September 3, 2021
Season 1: April 16 to May 13
Season 2: May 14 to June 17
Season 3: June 18 to September 3
Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Twin/double $ 1480 £ 782 $ 1,355 € 898 ₪ 3508 NZ$ 1559 kr 9343 $ 1,087 $ 1595 £ 843 $ 1,461 € 968 ₪ 3781 NZ$ 1680 kr 10071 $ 1,172 $ 1644 £ 869 $ 1,506 € 998 ₪ 3898 NZ$ 1732 kr 10383 $ 1,208 Single surcharge $ 377 £ 199 $ 346 € 229 ₪ 894 NZ$ 397 kr 2382 $ 277 $ 377 £ 199 $ 346 € 229 ₪ 894 NZ$ 397 kr 2382 $ 277 $ 377 £ 199 $ 346 € 229 ₪ 894 NZ$ 397 kr 2382 $ 277
Bike Rental Upgrades
Electric bicycle rental: $ 181 £ 96 $ 166 € 110 ₪ 430 NZ$ 191 kr 1144 $ 133
Rental Bike Plus: $ 82 £ 44 $ 75 € 50 ₪ 195 NZ$ 87 kr 520 $ 61
Munich 3-star hotel*: $ 147 £ 77 $ 134 € 89 ₪ 348 NZ$ 154 kr 926 $ 108
Single supplement: $ 107 £ 57 $ 98 € 65 ₪ 254 NZ$ 113 kr 676 $ 79
*Valid until Sept 9, 2021, prices for later, the dates are on request
Salzburg 4-star hotel
Seasons 1 and 2: $ 114 £ 60 $ 104 € 69 ₪ 270 NZ$ 120 kr 718 $ 84
Single supplement: $ 64 £ 34 $ 59 € 39 ₪ 152 NZ$ 68 kr 406 $ 47
Season 3: $ 147 £ 77 $ 134 € 89 ₪ 348 NZ$ 154 kr 926 $ 108
Single supplement: $ 97 £ 51 $ 89 € 59 ₪ 230 NZ$ 102 kr 614 $ 71
Minibus to Munich: $ 107 £ 57 $ 98 € 65 ₪ 254 NZ$ 113 kr 676 $ 79 (Every Saturdays, incl. personal bike if needed, to be paid on-site, advanced reservation needed)
Skill Level — Moderate
This self-guided hotel to hotel tour is rated moderate. Distances cycled per day range from 18 to 35 miles on partly hilly terrain, especially during the stages from Bad Tölz to Bad Feilenbach. The routes consist of bicycle paths, service roads, and country roads. Only some short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic, especially when entering and exiting towns or cities.
The best arrival airport is the Franz-Josef Strauss airport in Munich (MUC). Good rail links are available from all over Germany. You can depart from Munich airport or Salzburg’s W.A. Mozar Airport (SZG) located just four kilometers from the city center. SZG is the second largest airport in Austria.
From MUC, your first hotel, the Sheraton Munich Westpark is just one underground stop away from Munich Central Station. (U4 towards Westendstraße or U5 towards Laimer Platz, exiting at “Heimeranplatz” station). It is about 100m from Heimeranplatz Station to the hotel. At the end of your tour, if flying out of Munich, you can book a return transfer from Salzburg to Munich by minibus. See pricing and please note that this transfer must be reserved in advance and paid for on the spot.
Please research the local weather forecast before you arrive. Bavaria’s climate is classified as continental with mild to pleasantly warm summers. Precipitation is not scarce during the summer due to afternoon thunderstorms so don’t forget your raingear.
Important to know
Before you travel, please check 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.
*Please check the status of the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) as once implemented, 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.
Extra nights possible in Munich and Salzburg are possible. Please request at the time of booking.
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