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

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 town houses. 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, 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.

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  • 2018 Prices

    Season 1 £ 664 $ 1,180 810 NOK 7965 kr 7352 $ 956
    Season 2 £ 713 $ 1,267 870 NOK 8555 kr 7897 $ 1,027
    Season 3 £ 746 $ 1,326 910 NOK 8948 kr 8260 $ 1,074
    Single supplement £ 176 $ 313 215 NOK 2114 kr 1952 $ 254
    Dinners included £ 168 $ 299 205 NOK 2016 kr 1861 $ 242

    Season 1: April 27 to May 17
    Season 2: May 18 to June 21 and August 31 to September 14
    Season 3: June 22 to August 30

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental

    2017: £ 82 $ 146 100 NOK 983 kr 908 $ 118

    2018: £ 86 $ 153 105 NOK 1033 kr 953 $ 124

    Extra nights (price is per person/night):

    Munich 3 star hotel: £ 70 $ 125 86 NOK 846 kr 781 $ 101

    Single supplement: £ 53 $ 95 65 NOK 639 kr 590 $ 77

    Salzburg 4 star hotel

    Seasons 1 and 2: £ 57 $ 101 69 NOK 679 kr 626 $ 81

    Single supplement: £ 32 $ 57 39 NOK 384 kr 354 $ 46

    Season 3: £ 73 $ 130 89 NOK 875 kr 808 $ 105

    Single supplement: £ 48 $ 86 59 NOK 580 kr 536 $ 70

    please note

    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°

    Remarks

    Electric bicycle available for this tour.


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 (dinners can be included for a supplement)
  • Visitor’s tax approx. € 8-10 per person (to be paid upon arrival)
  • Trip insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights possible in Munich and Salzburg.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From810 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrival every Friday from April 27 to September 14, 2018

Season 1: April 27 to May 17
Season 2: May 18 to June 21 and August 31 to September 14
Season 3: June 22 to August 30

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

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 town houses.

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 ejoy 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 lake shore 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 it's historic centre, royal castle, and the Watzmann thermal spa.

Day 8: Individual departure or extra nights in Salzburg

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  • Vickie Butte 3 years ago

    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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