individual cycle tour | 9 days / 8 nightsMunich Lakes
Isar Cycle Path and Bavarian Lakes.
The joy of life, clean air, the blue-white freedom. Take some time for yourself and free your body and spirit. Cycle past famous Bavarian lakes with excellent water quality, marvel at the majestic mountain ranges, and stroll through flowery, ornate old towns. The towns along this tour are colourful and baroque. Enjoy unspoiled nature and Bavarian tradition. Bavaria gives vitality, Bavaria is enchanting!
Day 1: Arrival in Munich
Welcome briefing and bike fitting. The capital city of Bavaria is awaiting you and invites you to visit its many attractions (English Garden, Town Hall, Hofbräuhaus,…).
Day 2: Munich – Lake Starnberg approx. 45-60 km
From Munich, the tour starts with a bike ride through Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg. Then you will cycle on the lakeside road to Ambach or Bernried.
Day 3: Lake Starnberg – Murnau approx. 35 km
You will continue on wonderful ways through rustic Bavarian towns, past the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee to Murnau am Staffelsee.
Day 4: Murnau – Garmisch-Partenkirchen approx. 40 km
First, you will cycle through the natural reserve called Murnauer Moos (largest swamp area of Central Europe). Later, you will continue your tour through unspoiled nature following the River Loisach to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The stage is intentionally brief. Therefore, there is still enough time for an individual trip with the Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway. At an altitude of 2962 meters, you will have a wonderful view of the Alps.
Day 5: Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Wallgau approx. 45 km
You will take the train to Scharnitz to bridge an altitude of 300 meters. From there, you will cycle uphill through wildly romantic gorges and lush meadows to the spring of the River Isar. Afterwards, you will cycle back through a sunny valley where you will have a marvellous panoramic view of the mountains of Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge, passing Mittenwald and finally arriving in Wallgau – a place where the Bavarian tradition is still a part of everyday life.
Day 6: Wallgau – Bad Tölz approx. 50 km
Passing the Isarwinkel, you will follow the crystal-clear, turquoise waters of the impressive Lake Sylvenstein. Cycling through charming landscapes, you will pass Lenggries and finally arrive in Bad Tölz. The location at the crossroads of two trade routes - the River Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu - quickly became a thriving trading centre. The ornate mansions testify the golden age.
Day 7: Bad Tölz – Tegernsee – Bad Tölz approx. 45 km
You will cycle through the scenic Tegernsee countryside to Gmund at Lake Tegernsee where you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the lake. Following the valley Gaißbach, you will come back to Bad Tölz. The thermal waters of the famous spa “Alpamare” will help you to refresh your tired muscles. The Tölzer Market Street invites you to learn more about the famous television series “Der Bulle von Tölz”.
Day 8: Bad Tölz – Munich approx. 60 km
The Isar bike way leads you from Bad Tölz over Geretsried and Wolfratshausen directly to Grünwald. After a few short climbs you will arrive back in Bavaria’s state capital Munich, where you can explore its countless sights and attractions.
Day 9: Departure or extension
The routeOverall, this is a rather easy tour. A few short climbs can be conquered easily by pushing the bike. You will cycle on beautiful bike ways and minor roads. Main roads will only be used for short distances. The route is mostly paved; some longer passages are on natural roads which are in good condition.
|15.04. - 19.05.2017|
|20.05. - 23.06.2017|
|24.06. - 02.09.2017|
|Surcharge single room||235,-|
|Surcharge half board||219,-|
|Rental bike 21-gear||70,-|
|Rental bike 7-gear||70,-|
|Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (München)||86,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (München)||151,-|
Category: 3*** hotels, in Munich 4**** hotel
You can book an extra night for any day of your tour. Prices upon request!
Extra nights Munich: price valid until 09.09.2017, prices for later dates on request
All prices per person in EUR
Westpark Hotel 4**** - Munich
The 4**** hotel Sheraton Westpark welcomes you to the area called Sendling-Westpark, Munich’s second smallest part of town. Lovingly called the ‚Westend’, with...Details
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
- Welcome briefing
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- EUROBIKE developed route
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Train journey from Garmisch Partenkirchen – Scharnitz excl. your bike (costs approx. € 5)
- 1x veal sausage breakfast
- EUROBIKE signposting
- GPS-data is available
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Munich central train station
- Munich airport
- Multi-storey car park costs approx. € 49 for 8 days and approx. € 59 for 10 days, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
Free car park close to the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary
Great routevon Alastair Kerr | Jun 26, 2016
A very nice route and great scenery.
Highly recommendedvon Thora Hirst | Sep 24, 2015
The Bavarian Lakes tour was one of the best holidays I have ever experienced. Everything was very well organised and it was easy to follow the route. We where 10 people on a self-guided tour and we really enjoyed the land, the nature, the food and the good company we had.
Great tour of Bavariavon Eloise Hanner | Sep 6, 2015
great country sidevon Jutta Gerg | Nov 23, 2014
we had a bit problem with the weather, but the trails were in good condition and easy to find our way
Munich lakes tourvon David Parris | Sep 17, 2014
The first half of the tour passed along beautiful Bavarian lakes and small towns loaded with history. Even local cyclists who we meet along the route said that these were the best biking roads in the area and were well chosen. Once we reached Garmisch the route changed and followed the Isar river back to Munich. euro bikes had arranged to take the train to Austria from Garmisch but we chose to ride the route instead and feel this is a much better choice if you don't mind one hill climbing out of Garmisch. The upper part of the trail from Scharnitz to the source of the Isar river was not in very good condition and was populated with too many people who it seemed were racing down the trail. Out least favorite section of the tour, even lower than the two days it rained on us. From Wallgau to Munich was fantastic. The private road along the Isar, the dams, river canal, and forests were so pretty and incredible to ride through. Bad Tolz and Wallgau were some of the best towns to explore along the route. Finally, it was a real privilege to meet Franz who met us at the Munich hotel. He oriented us to the route, explained your stickers, and gave suggestions on what to see and were to eat...