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Fairytale Castles of Bavaria

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Homepage > Germany > Fairytale Castles of Bavaria
  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2-3
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily from 27th April to 5th October
  • Location: Lindau on Lake Constance

Castles of Bavaria

Tour Details

Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our cycling holiday in Germany. On this cycle tour, you shall experience marine-colored blue lakes, lush green fields, and white-stoned fairy-tale-like castles as you cycle on a loop from Lake Constance to Fussen and back to Lake Constance. You cycle along the Lake Constance-Lake Königsee cycle path through the alpine upland and enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Allgäu alps. You shall see the famous Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles as you bike through Fussen before heading back to your start point, Lindau on Lake Constance.

Starting Location

Lindau on Lake Constance

Price Includes

  • 8 nights bed and breakfast
  • 3 star hotels and Inns
  • Luggage transfers
  • Oberstaufen Card (free travel of various mountain railways)
  • Route instructions and maps
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • Season Supplement
  • Hybrid Rental Bike with insurance
  • E-Bike Rental Bike with insurance
  • Extra Nights
  • Visitors Tax
Trip Info

Route Characteristics

You will cycle on mostly quiet country roads, and sometimes unmade cycle paths and farm trails. As the route takes you through the alpine upland, you can expect both level and hilly sections.


Middle-class hotels and guesthouses.

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 to Lindau.

During the day arrive at the town of Lindau located on the north-east of Lake Constance. Lindau is a historic town with a fabulous backdrop of mountain and lake landscapes. 

Day 2Lindau – Oberstaufen, 35 miles 55 km

After a short section along the banks of the lake, you follow the Lake Constance-Lake Königsee cycle path up into the Allgäu countryside. All the way to today‘s destination, the Schroth spa town of Oberstaufen, you cycle past rich green fields, grazing cows and can enjoy the beautiful views of the Allgäu alps.

Day 3Free day in Oberstaufen

A wonderful day to explore the surrounding countryside of Obersatufen with its many mountain and cable cars. Go for a hike, enjoy the panoramic views from a mountain top or just enjoy this wonderful town.

Day 4Oberstaufen – Nesselwang, 35 miles 55 km

First of all, today, you cycle through the valley of the Konstanz Ach stream to the Großer Alpsee lake. You will cycle along the side of the lovely Lake Rottachsee until you finally get to the highest point of the tour at Oy-Mittelberg, which is over 1000 m above sea level. Now it‘s just a short cycle to today‘s destination in Nesselwang.

Day 5Nesselwang to Fussen, 18/41 miles 30/65 km

There is a lot to see in Füssen and Schwangau: the Gothic Hohes Schloss castle, the impressive Lechfall Falls, not to forget the world-famous Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles. Those of you who prefer a longer route can follow the Forggensee Lake cycle path, which takes you around the Allgäu‘s biggest lake. There are plenty of opportunities to go for a swim on the way.

Day 6 Füssen to Kempten, 44 miles 70 km.

Today you leave Füssen and cycle alongside Germany’s largest reservoir Forggensee to Marktoberdorf. Now you head into the Kempton forest where it is a little undulating to Kempton your overnight destination.  Actually, Kempton has a fascinating history, it was founded by the

Romans in 15BC as the town of Cambodunum, and is one of the oldest towns in Germany. It has a nice Basilica dating from the 17th century with two domed towers and an elaborate interior. The staterooms of the ancient residence is well worth a visit, they have a guided tour to explain its history.

Day 7Kempten to Wangen / Allgäu, 40 miles 65 km.

Today you cycle along a disused railway track, now a cycle path in the Württemberg part of the Allgäu, until the European watershed of the Rhine and the Danube. Here you can take a rest in Isny, a town on the Upper Swabian Region. After a rest and some refreshments, you join the Danube – Lake Constance cycle path towards Wangen your destination.

Day 8Wangen to Lindau, approx. 45 km

You cycle along the Danube-Lake Constance-cycle path today, through the Tettnang hops area, the most southern hops growing area in Germany. You continue to Kressbronn where you are back at Lake Constance where you now follow the Lake Constance cycle path the last few kilometers back to Lindau.

Day 9 Individual departure


How to get there

By Plane to Zurich, then a train ride to Lindau, to Munich and then train to Lindau or even fly to Freidrickshaffen (they closest small airport) and the train to Lindau

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany