Munich Lakes Munich
Price : £730
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Germany
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Leisurely
Distance : 224-233m/360-375km
Tour Code : EB004
Duration : 8 nights

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Overview

Sharing its international borders with Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic, Bavaria (Germany’s largest and most south-easterly state), is widely considered one of the most unique and picturesque regions in the country. Munich, the state’s capital city, straddles the shores of the River Isar, and provides the perfect starting point for this wonderfully scenic cycle holiday around Munich, Germany.

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Sharing its international borders with Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic, Bavaria (Germany’s largest and most south-easterly state), is widely considered one of the most unique and picturesque regions in the country. Munich, the state’s capital city, straddles the shores of the River Isar, and provides the perfect starting point for this wonderfully scenic cycle holiday around Munich, Germany.

Cycling south out of Munich towards the impressive peaks of the Bavarian Alps, this route takes you through some of the areas most historical towns, serving up tradition and culture by the bucket load. From the historical market town of Murnau am Staffelsee – with terrific views of the Ammergauer Alps and location of the Münterhaus museum (former home of world famous artists Kandinsky and Muenter) – to Wallgau – where Bavarian traditions remain a part of every day life – this cycle tour offers a wonderful incite into some of Germany’s outstanding alternative culture.

The region is well known for its picture-perfect cycle paths; the tour itself seeing you cycle alongside the beautiful banks of Lakes Starnberg, Osterseen and Riegsee (swims are a must in the rejuvenating, crystal clear waters!). With the option to journey to the peak of Germany’s tallest mountain – Mount Zugspitze – this cycling holiday around Munich, Germany truly offers a certain something for everyone.

  • Munich and its multitude of attractions

  • The crystal clear turquoise waters of the Lakes are perfect for a refreshing dip

  • The thermal waters at Alpamare spa will sooth your weary body and mind

  • Bavaria (Germany’s largest and most south-easterly state), is widely considered one of the most unique and picturesque regions in the country

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Munich

Day 2: Munich – Lake Starnberg: 45-60km

Day 3: Lake Starnberg – Murnau Am Staffelsee: 35km

Day 4: Murnau – Garmisch Partenkirchen: 40km

Day 5: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Eibsee – Garmisch Partenkirchen: 35km

Day 6: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Mittenwald – Wallgau: 45km

Day 7: Wallgau – Bad Tölz: 50km

Day 8: Bad Tölz – Lake Tegernsee – Bad Tölz: 45km

Day 9: Bad Tölz – Munich: 65km

Day 1: Arrival in Munich

Arriving in Munich, the city’s multitudes of attractions eagerly await your visit. If you’re looking for museums; The Bavarian National is one of Europe’s principal museums for the decorative arts; and for the petrol-heads among you – the modern architectural masterpiece that is the BMW Welt showcases BMW’s extensive line of impressive automobiles. The city is also jam packed with traditional Bavarian eateries (Wirtshäusers) and offers numerous beer gardens (Biergärten) to sit back and relax in, sampling some of the regions world renowned Weissbiers.

Day 2: Munich – Lake Starnberg: 45-60km

Leaving Munich, the first stage of your tour takes you on a gentle cycle through Forstenrieder Park and on to Lake Starnberg. The lake is blessed with crystal clear waters and fantastic views of the surrounding areas, worth taking some time soak up. Continuing along the banks of the lake, eventually your cycle will lead you to either Ambach or further on to Bernried where you’ll spend the night in one of our hand-picked hotels.

Day 3: Lake Starnberg – Murnau Am Staffelsee: 35km

Today’s route takes you through some of the quaint Bavarian villages famous to the region. Passing by the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee, take some time here to have a rejuvenating dip in the refreshing waters. Cycling further on the stage ends in Murnau am Staffelsee, where a visit to the Münterhaus is well worth a visit.

Day 4: Murnau – Garmisch Partenkirchen: 40km

Starting this stage with a peddle through the Murnauer Moos natural reserve (Central Europe’s largest swamp), today’s route is full of natural scenic beauty. Cycling along the river Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen, finish your day off with a walk down Ludwig Street (Ludwigstraße), or an amble through the alpine botanical gardens in the grounds of King’s House on Schachen.

Day 5: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Eibsee – Garmisch Partenkirchen: 35km

Today’s stage is a glorious round trip to and from Lake Eibsee (at the base of Mount Zugspitze). Cycling along the Zugspitzenbahn railway tracks, there’s a little incline on todays route, which is well worth the extra effort for the uninterrupted mountain views on arrival. Alternatively, a solo rail trip to the peak of Mount Zugspitze is also on offer for today,

Day 6: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Mittenwald – Wallgau: 45km

Departing from Garmisch Partenkirchen, today you’ll take a train ride to Scharnitz (at an altitude of 300m), costing approx. €5 for a bicycle ticket (not included). From here you begin another picturesque cycle (slightly uphill) through wistful gorges and luscious meadows to the spring of the river Isar. From here you’ll pedal your way back through a glorious valley where panoramic views of Mount Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge frame your view. Passing through Mittenwald – with its pastel pink Roman Catholic church – and on to Wallgau – where Bavarian traditions remain a part of every day life.

Day 7: Wallgau – Bad Tölz: 50km

Today’s route is a simply stunning cycle along the banks of Lake Syvenstein and its crystal-clear, turquoise waters. You’ll pass through some other wonderfully quaint landscapes before finally arriving in Bad Tölz. Bad Tölz is steeped in history, and is today well known for its spas and awe inspiring medieval town.

Day 8: Bad Tölz – Lake Tegernsee – Bad Tölz: 45km

Today’s route is another wonderful round trip, this time taking you through the picturesque Tegernsee countryside as far as Gmund at Lake Tegernsee. Here you’ll be blown away by the sweeping views of the lake and its surroundings. From here you’ll cycle through the Gaißbach valley before making your way back to Bad Tölz. By now you may need a rest! In which case, the thermal waters at Alpamare spa will sooth your weary body and mind, ready for your final stage tomorrow.

Day 9: Bad Tölz – Munich: 65km

Today is the final stage of your tour (although an extended option is available upon request). Leaving Bad Tölz, the Isar bike way takes you over Geretsried, as far as Grünwald. With a few short climbs from here you’ll finally arrive back in Munich, where we bid you farewell and a safe onward journey.

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 8 nights 3-4* accommodation B&B

  • If half board is booked: 3-course dinner

  • Luggage transport between hotels (No limit to your pieces of luggage)

  • Extensive travel documents (route descriptions, maps, references to sights, etc)

  • GPS tracks available

  • Train journey from Garmisch Partenkirchen to Scharnitz (not included: bicycle ticket, approx. €5

  • Emergency hotline

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local hotel taxes

  • Bike and helmet hire

  • The hotel garage in Munich costs approx. €49 for 8 days and approximately €59 for 10 days. Alternatively, there is a free, unguarded parking lot near the hotel;


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Bolzano

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Munich

From Munich airport get a taxi to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Munich

From your hotel get a taxi to Munich Airport.

Price : £730
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Germany
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Leisurely
Distance : 224-233m/360-375km
Tour Code : EB004
Duration : 8 nights

Book Now

Overview

Sharing its international borders with Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic, Bavaria (Germany’s largest and most south-easterly state), is widely considered one of the most unique and picturesque regions in the country. Munich, the state’s capital city, straddles the shores of the River Isar, and provides the perfect starting point for this wonderfully scenic cycle holiday around Munich, Germany.

Read More

Sharing its international borders with Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic, Bavaria (Germany’s largest and most south-easterly state), is widely considered one of the most unique and picturesque regions in the country. Munich, the state’s capital city, straddles the shores of the River Isar, and provides the perfect starting point for this wonderfully scenic cycle holiday around Munich, Germany.

Cycling south out of Munich towards the impressive peaks of the Bavarian Alps, this route takes you through some of the areas most historical towns, serving up tradition and culture by the bucket load. From the historical market town of Murnau am Staffelsee – with terrific views of the Ammergauer Alps and location of the Münterhaus museum (former home of world famous artists Kandinsky and Muenter) – to Wallgau – where Bavarian traditions remain a part of every day life – this cycle tour offers a wonderful incite into some of Germany’s outstanding alternative culture.

The region is well known for its picture-perfect cycle paths; the tour itself seeing you cycle alongside the beautiful banks of Lakes Starnberg, Osterseen and Riegsee (swims are a must in the rejuvenating, crystal clear waters!). With the option to journey to the peak of Germany’s tallest mountain – Mount Zugspitze – this cycling holiday around Munich, Germany truly offers a certain something for everyone.

  • Munich and its multitude of attractions

  • The crystal clear turquoise waters of the Lakes are perfect for a refreshing dip

  • The thermal waters at Alpamare spa will sooth your weary body and mind

  • Bavaria (Germany’s largest and most south-easterly state), is widely considered one of the most unique and picturesque regions in the country

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Munich

Day 2: Munich – Lake Starnberg: 45-60km

Day 3: Lake Starnberg – Murnau Am Staffelsee: 35km

Day 4: Murnau – Garmisch Partenkirchen: 40km

Day 5: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Eibsee – Garmisch Partenkirchen: 35km

Day 6: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Mittenwald – Wallgau: 45km

Day 7: Wallgau – Bad Tölz: 50km

Day 8: Bad Tölz – Lake Tegernsee – Bad Tölz: 45km

Day 9: Bad Tölz – Munich: 65km

Day 1: Arrival in Munich

Arriving in Munich, the city’s multitudes of attractions eagerly await your visit. If you’re looking for museums; The Bavarian National is one of Europe’s principal museums for the decorative arts; and for the petrol-heads among you – the modern architectural masterpiece that is the BMW Welt showcases BMW’s extensive line of impressive automobiles. The city is also jam packed with traditional Bavarian eateries (Wirtshäusers) and offers numerous beer gardens (Biergärten) to sit back and relax in, sampling some of the regions world renowned Weissbiers.

Day 2: Munich – Lake Starnberg: 45-60km

Leaving Munich, the first stage of your tour takes you on a gentle cycle through Forstenrieder Park and on to Lake Starnberg. The lake is blessed with crystal clear waters and fantastic views of the surrounding areas, worth taking some time soak up. Continuing along the banks of the lake, eventually your cycle will lead you to either Ambach or further on to Bernried where you’ll spend the night in one of our hand-picked hotels.

Day 3: Lake Starnberg – Murnau Am Staffelsee: 35km

Today’s route takes you through some of the quaint Bavarian villages famous to the region. Passing by the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee, take some time here to have a rejuvenating dip in the refreshing waters. Cycling further on the stage ends in Murnau am Staffelsee, where a visit to the Münterhaus is well worth a visit.

Day 4: Murnau – Garmisch Partenkirchen: 40km

Starting this stage with a peddle through the Murnauer Moos natural reserve (Central Europe’s largest swamp), today’s route is full of natural scenic beauty. Cycling along the river Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen, finish your day off with a walk down Ludwig Street (Ludwigstraße), or an amble through the alpine botanical gardens in the grounds of King’s House on Schachen.

Day 5: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Eibsee – Garmisch Partenkirchen: 35km

Today’s stage is a glorious round trip to and from Lake Eibsee (at the base of Mount Zugspitze). Cycling along the Zugspitzenbahn railway tracks, there’s a little incline on todays route, which is well worth the extra effort for the uninterrupted mountain views on arrival. Alternatively, a solo rail trip to the peak of Mount Zugspitze is also on offer for today,

Day 6: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Mittenwald – Wallgau: 45km

Departing from Garmisch Partenkirchen, today you’ll take a train ride to Scharnitz (at an altitude of 300m), costing approx. €5 for a bicycle ticket (not included). From here you begin another picturesque cycle (slightly uphill) through wistful gorges and luscious meadows to the spring of the river Isar. From here you’ll pedal your way back through a glorious valley where panoramic views of Mount Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge frame your view. Passing through Mittenwald – with its pastel pink Roman Catholic church – and on to Wallgau – where Bavarian traditions remain a part of every day life.

Day 7: Wallgau – Bad Tölz: 50km

Today’s route is a simply stunning cycle along the banks of Lake Syvenstein and its crystal-clear, turquoise waters. You’ll pass through some other wonderfully quaint landscapes before finally arriving in Bad Tölz. Bad Tölz is steeped in history, and is today well known for its spas and awe inspiring medieval town.

Day 8: Bad Tölz – Lake Tegernsee – Bad Tölz: 45km

Today’s route is another wonderful round trip, this time taking you through the picturesque Tegernsee countryside as far as Gmund at Lake Tegernsee. Here you’ll be blown away by the sweeping views of the lake and its surroundings. From here you’ll cycle through the Gaißbach valley before making your way back to Bad Tölz. By now you may need a rest! In which case, the thermal waters at Alpamare spa will sooth your weary body and mind, ready for your final stage tomorrow.

Day 9: Bad Tölz – Munich: 65km

Today is the final stage of your tour (although an extended option is available upon request). Leaving Bad Tölz, the Isar bike way takes you over Geretsried, as far as Grünwald. With a few short climbs from here you’ll finally arrive back in Munich, where we bid you farewell and a safe onward journey.

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 8 nights 3-4* accommodation B&B

  • If half board is booked: 3-course dinner

  • Luggage transport between hotels (No limit to your pieces of luggage)

  • Extensive travel documents (route descriptions, maps, references to sights, etc)

  • GPS tracks available

  • Train journey from Garmisch Partenkirchen to Scharnitz (not included: bicycle ticket, approx. €5

  • Emergency hotline

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local hotel taxes

  • Bike and helmet hire

  • The hotel garage in Munich costs approx. €49 for 8 days and approximately €59 for 10 days. Alternatively, there is a free, unguarded parking lot near the hotel;


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Bolzano

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Munich

From Munich airport get a taxi to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Munich

From your hotel get a taxi to Munich Airport.

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