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Bavarian Lakes Cycle Tour

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Homepage > Germany > Bavarian Lakes Cycle Tour
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily from 13th April to 7th September
  • Location: Munich

Bavarian Lakes

Tour Details

This wonderful biking vacation in Germany will allow you to explore the Bavarian Lakes. On this cycling tour, it will be pure joy, tranquil secluded valleys, alongside lakes with pure freshwater or along the stunning turquoise waters of the young and still untouched River Isar. Enjoy the marvellous views of the majestic Karwendel Alps and stroll through picturesque old towns, richly decorated with flowers and carefully restored old wooden houses. You will experience what is true Bavarian quite a unique way of life with its relaxed, friendly way and culture full of traditions.

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Price Includes

  • 7 Nights Bed and Breakfast
  • 3 star hotels, Inns or Guest Houses, 4 star in Munich
  • Information Pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Welcome meeting
  • GPS Files on request
  • Smart Phone App for Navigation

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hybrid Rental Bike With Insurance
  • E-Bike Rental Bike With Insurance
  • Extra nights
  • Dinners
  • Visitors Tax
  • Bike Ticket for Train journey from Garmisch to Schamitz
Trip Info

Accommodation – Subject to Change

Munich                        – Hotel NYX Munchen

Murnau                        – Hotel Angerbrau

Garmisch                     – Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

Wallgau                       – Gasthof Post

Bad Tolz                      – Hotel Kolberbrau

Route Characteristics

Cycling along on mostly cycle paths and minor roads, with a few short sections on main roads. The route is mainly paved, with some longer sections on forest trails (good condition)

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival at Munich

Arrival to south Munich a short transfer (45 minutes)  from Munich airport. If you arrive early why not visit the museum of the old fortress of Grunwald or the nearby Bavarian film studios.

Day 2Munich to Murnau am Staffelsee 40 miles (65 km)

Today you will leave Munich by bike by crossing the Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberger. You will see one of the most illustrious living addresses around Munich as you depart. From Starnberg, you will cycle alongside the lake cycle path to Seeshaupt. You will be on beautiful roads through ancient Bavarian villages, past lake Ostersee and lake Riegsee to Murnau and on to Lake Staffelsee.

Day 3Murnau to Garmisch Partenkirchen 25 miles (40km)

In the morning you will cycle through one of  Europe’s largest moor and swamp area, a wonderful nature reserve called the Murnauer Moos. Afterwards, you will bike along the River Loisach through unspoiled nature to the famous Olympic town of Garmisch Partenkirchen (the Olympic winter games have been held here). Today’s stage is kept quite short, to enable you to take the mountain railway up to Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze (2962 m), here you will have breathtaking views across the Alps.

Day 4Garmisch Partenkirchen to Wallgau 12-43 miles (20-70 km)

Today you first ascend around 300 m height difference to Scharnitz. From Scharnitz you can cycle directly to your hotel or you can continue slightly uphill through wild and idyllic gorges with green alpine pastures to the very source of the River Isar. Afterwards, you cycle back through the sunny valley with scenic panoramic views to the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains. Along the route visit Mittenwald and Wallgau. Wallgau, in particular, is an idyllic town with avid traditional Bavarian life.

Day 5 Wallgau – Bad Tolz  31 miles (50km)

Today you cycle past Isarwinkel following the crystal clear turquois-blue waters of the young River Isar to the marvellous lake Sylvenstein via the little town of Lenggries. You will bike through lovely rural countryside to Bad Tölz. This was once an important trading place, situated at the crossing of two old trading routes the River Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu. You will see wonderful impressive richly decorated old buildings so typical of this region.

Day 6 Bad Tolz – Tegernsee – Bad Tolz up to 28 miles (0-45km)

Today you have a choice, either relaxing in the thermal spa Alpamare or discovering the lovely lake Tegernsee with beautiful scenic views to the lake. Then afterwards you can cycle back to Bad Tölz along the valley of little the brook Gaißbach.

Day 7Bad Tolz – Munich/Grunwald  37.5 miles (60km)

On your last cycling day, you will cycle on the Isar cycle path via Geretsried and Wolfratshausen to Grunwald. Only a few brief ascents have to be managed before you can immerse into the life of Bavaria’s capital Munich. Many points of interest invite you to stay for sightseeing.

Day 8Departure

Depart after breakfast.


How to get there

By plane to Munich airport and then by train to Grunwald on the south side of the city

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