Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our cycling holidays in Germany. This particular biking vacation in Germany will take you through the Bavarian Lakes and onwards to the Mozart city of Salzburg. Everyone knows the names of the famous Bavarian lakes, but only you will have the pleasure of discovering them by bike. Get to know the history and the stories about the deep blue lakes and the high mountains, about Bavaria and Salzburg, about traditions and the typical cuisine. Enjoy magnificent panoramic views while cycling along the lakes – you will be enchanted by both, the landscape and the culture.
In general, this is a rather easy, partly hilly tour. Especially the stages from Bad Tölz to Bad Feilenbach, some climbs have to be cycled which are not that difficult. You will find yourself partly on cycle paths but mostly on service roads and minor roads.
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.
Arrive in Munich and check into your hotel. The capital city of the Free State of Bavaria invites you to stay in one of its many beer gardens and get into the mood for the bike tour by drinking a “Radlermaß” (a glass of beer and lemonade).
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 which quickly became a thriving trading centre. The ornate mansions testify the golden age.
Today, you will cycle through the scenic landscape of Lake Tegernsee, over gently rolling hills, to Lake Tegernsee. In Gmund you will be able to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the lake. We recommend taking a boat trip or going for a swim! Later, you will continue on the Bodensee-Königssee bike path to Lake Schliersee.
First, you will cycle directly along the lakeshore and undulating roads to Bad Feilnbach. Due to a mild climate here, more than 30,000 fruit trees are grown here. This moor spa area is also called the “Bavarian Merano”. Bad Feilnbach your destination today is a very pretty town with many colourful and painted houses in typical style.
You will ride your bike through the largest peat mining area of Bavaria, the Kollerfilze, and soon you will reach Neubeuern. All over the town, you will see two crossed ship hooks, the emblem of Neubeuern and a sign of the shipbuilding industry, which once was the residents’ main source of income. Then, you will cycle via Frasdorf at the foot of the Chiemgau Mountains to Lake Chiemsee. Today’s destination is located on the southern lakeshore of the “Bavarian sea”. We recommend taking a boat trip to the islands Herrenchiemsee and Frauenchiemsee.
The mountains around you are now getting higher and higher, but the bike path stays almost flat. You will cycle through the “Bergener Moos” at the foot of Mount Hochfelln (1,674 metres), via Bad Adelholzen with its healing springs to Siegsdorf. Here why not visit the natural history museum. Now, you will continue your journey along the river Rote Traun to the idyllic town of Inzell. The famous Lüftlmalerei paintings on the beautifully decorated townhouses are typical for the health resort.
Today’s stage will take you on narrow paths between the mountains, along the German Alpine Road via Schneitzlreuth and along the river Saalach to Bad Reichenhall where you can visit the saline building, cathedral St. Zeno and spa park. On your way back, you will cycle across the border between Bavaria and Austria to Salzburg.
Depart after breakfast.
By plane to Munich
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