Cycle tours in Bavaria

A WARM WELCOME, COMFORT AND A BIG HEART – THAT’S WHY YOU CYLE IN BAVARIA

Discover Germany’s most likeable state from a new perspective – from the saddle of your bike. Crystal clear lakes, imposing mountain landscapes, the legacy of the fairy-tale King Ludwig II and grazing cows on beautiful pastures frame our popular cycle tours in Bavaria. And then there is the delicious beer…

Cyclists on cycle path towards Lake Riegsee

In the land of the Maypoles and 1000 beers

Almost everyone has their own idea of Germany’s largest Federal State. Some associate it with the Oktoberfest, others with the traditional dress, and some with its hearty cuisine. And then there are cyclists! For us, Bavaria means cycling enjoyment at the highest level in an unmistakable environment, with the best food and accommodation. You’ve never had the pleasure? Then it’s about time! Hop on the bike in Bavaria!

Lake landscapes and Munich

The fashionable state capital of Bavaria serves as a starting point for several cycle tours. No wonder, Munich is not only a very interesting cultural city, but also has a beautiful natural landscape with a variety of lakes and mountains to offer.

Munich Lakes District

Munich, Hofbräuhaus. And so it begins. One last refreshment and off we go to the beautiful surroundings of the Bavarian city. Leave the metropolis behind and discover the charming area around Munich’s lakes.

Bavarian Lake District

From the summer residence of the Austrian Empress (we are talking about Lake Starnberg) you take a leisurely cycle to the Staffelsee, and on to the ski jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Wallgau. The delightful spa town of Bad Tölz will be your next destination before this fun cycle tour ends the following day in Bernried.

Munich’s Surrounding Lakes

It’s incredible just how many beautiful lakes the Munich area has. And one is more beautiful than the other. Hop onto your bike and ride through the stunning Bavarian countryside, enjoy the sun on the shores of the Munich lakes and relax with a refreshing beer!

Munich Lakes Variations

The Munich Lakes tour with a start in the state capital of Munich is available in several variations. On the 10-day tour you start in Munich, cycle over to Lake Starnberg to Murnau, past Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Wallgau to Bad Tölz and back to Munich. After about 330 kilometres you will be very proud of yourself. The shorter tour packs all the highlights in just 5 days. Also highly recommended, especially for those who don’t have so much time.

Lake Starnberg centre-based tour

The romantic Hotel Seeblick Bernreid in the centre of the town lives up to its name. Well taken care of you start a day of cycling full of verve. Munich, the Riegsee and the Ammersee await.

Munich – Lake Constance

Over seven days you cycle from the capital of Bavaria to the beautiful Lake Constance. You will be quite proud of yourself. Pretty little towns, fairy-tale landscapes and wonderful cycle paths will accompany you as you head west.

The Romantic Road

The Romantic Road is one of the most beautiful sights in Germany. It is the oldest and most famous holiday route in Germany. It is very popular, especially among cyclists. 470 kilometres between Würzburg and Füssen promise cultural highlights, beautiful landscapes, historic towns and genuine hospitality.

The Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes

The historic university town of Augsburg is the starting point of this beautiful cycle tour. Free your mind as you cycle through the fairy-tale landscape of the Bavarian Alpine foothills and past glittering lakes before returning to Augsburg 8 eventful days later.

Innsbruck – Augsburg

Marvel at the famous Golden Roof in Tyrol’s provincial capital Innsbruck before you make your way through the Tyrolean countryside on your way to Augsburg. Trip all the senses and succumb to the wonderful nature here. Pure relaxation is guaranteed.

Königswinkel centre-based tour

The friendly 3 *** Hotel Kalkbrennerhof accommodates you on this journey. Bavarian cosiness and hospitality are very important here. Enjoy time on your bike in beautiful surroundings and indulge – after all, you’re on holiday.

Würzburg – Donauworth

Cycle past medieval castles and palaces, historic towns and gently undulating meadows, through picturesque forests and lovely valleys, uphill and downhill from Würzburg to Donauwörth.

Cycle tours in Chiemgau

On the shores of the ‘Bavarian Sea’, the world looks quite different. Immerse yourself in the dreamlike atmosphere of the majestic Chiemsee. Enchanting islands, glittering water, beautiful cycle paths and (mostly) the best weather guarantee an unforgettable dream holiday.

Cyclists on cycle path near Breitenbrunn

Tradition and fairy-tales meet in Chiemgau

Rural tradition is omnipresent in Chiemgau. Discover real customs during your cycling holiday with Eurobike. The traditional dress doesn’t just come out of the wardrobe for special occasions here. In the city centres of Rosenheim, Altötting and Wasserburg you will be lucky enough to discover ‘Tracht’. You can spot leather shorts or Dirndl. Did you know that the Chiemgauer ‘Tracht’ is not just about the traditional garments? Braided hair, hats, jewellery and shoes also make up part of the costume and are an important part of the custom.

The fairy-tales of Chiemgau are above all else about King Ludwig II. On the island of Herrenchiemsee he built a sumptuous palace, modelled after the Palace of Versailles. On a cycle tour with Eurobike you can see it for yourself, that’s why he was nicknamed the ‘fairy-tale King’.

Chiemsee Impressions

Discover the most beautiful parts of Chiemsee on this original Eurobike cycle tour. The enchanting city of Rosenheim is the starting point and destination. Discover the pretty towns near Lake Chiemsee and enjoy the tranquillity as you cycle along the lake and let go.

Chiemsee centre-based tour

Your accommodation during the Chiemsee centre-based tour is either the Garden Hotel Reinhard in Prien-Stock or Hotel Seeblick in Pelham. Both hotels are close to the lake and offer many amenities. So you will be well taken care of. However, well selected cycling trips will definitely make your holiday an unforgettable experience.

Chiemsee and Waginger See

The sheer endlessness of Lake Chiemsee is very impressive during this tour. Explore the surroundings of the ‘Bavarian Sea’ on your bike before you head in the direction of the Waginger See on day 3. Bavarian hospitality and limitless cycling fun awaits!

Chiemsee – Königssee

You can enjoy the Chiemsee over two days at the beginning of this tour. Then head towards Bad Reichenhall and finally onto Berchtesgadener Land. Visit the wonderful spa in Bad Reichenhall and visit the historic Eagle’s Nest on the Obersalzberg in Berchtesgaden.

Cyclists along the river Salzach

Munich – Salzburg

From the modern metropolis of Munich to the enchanting Mozart city of Salzburg – of course by bike! The dreamy spa town of Bad Tölz, the sparkling Schliersee, the vast Chiemsee and the Hochfelln are just some of the highlights that you will see on this cycle tour.

 

Cycle tours in Berchtesgadener Land

The Bavarian alpine uplands with its green hills and flowery meadows in the Berchtesgadener Land is the ideal playground for cyclists of all levels and ages. Lush nature, peaceful landscapes and the typical Bavarian charm are just a few reasons why you should definitely travel this area by bike.

Bad Reichenhall centre-based tour

The pretty spa town of Bad Reichenhall is not only ideal for wellness enthusiast – we cyclists too can fully enjoy the benefits of this area. As you check-in at the Wyndham Grand Bad Reichenhall Axelmannstein you realise you have made the right choice in choosing this tour. Excursions to Salzburg, Großgmain or Thumsee will convince you completely.

Lake Constance – Königssee

This e-bike tour will knock you out of the pedals! The 14-day tour leaves nothing to be desired. Nature, culture, the best food, comfortable hotels and beautiful cycle paths make your trip from Lake Constance to Königssee unforgettable!

Altmühltal

The beautiful cycle path in the Altmühltal Nature Park is the scene of some of our most popular cycle tours. Ride on natural surfaces and abandoned railway tracks through the peaceful valley. Here you can relax and unwind completely.

Cyclists looking to Colmberg

Rothenburg – Regensburg

From the Franconian Lake District you travel for 7 or 8 days to the Unesco World Heritage city of Regensburg. Beautiful scenery and charming cities promise an exciting cycling holiday.

 

The German Danube

We promise only good things on the 600km of the Danube that runs through Germany. Attractive towns, excellent cuisine, well-prepared cycle paths and beautiful scenery make the Danube Cycle Path in Germany a very special highlight. Let yourself drift along the Danube and recharge your batteries for everyday life.

Donaueschingen – Donauwörth

The classic route on the German Danube takes you along the river for about 325 kilometres through the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb to Donauwörth. Enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful Danube Cycle Path and the comfort of our well-chosen accommodation.

Donauwörth – Passau

From Donauwörth we continue along the Danube to beautiful Passau. With Ingolstadt, Regensburg and Passau you can expect three interesting cities on your route, which will make the cycle tour a unique experience.

All information and tour tips for the Danube Cycle Path!

Useful information about your cycle tour in Bavaria

Cyclists havina a picnic

Bavarian cuisine

Bavarian cuisine stands for meat with hearty sauces, filled with meat, accompanied by dumplings, covered with meat and on top of it an extra dollop of love (butter). And as a side dish you can serve cabbage salad. That is of course somewhat exaggerated, but we’re heading in the right direction. Traditional Bavarian cuisine isn’t light. Pork knuckle with bread dumplings or ‘Leberkäse’ (meatloaf) with potato salad, aromatic bread with obazda or fluffy ‘Dampfnudeln’ also make non-Bavarian’s mouths water. The most famous Bavarian dish is undoubtedly the Munich Weißwurst with pretzels, which is traditionally served with a well chilled Weißbier – of course brewed according to the famous purity law. Delicious! But, only in the morning! After the clock strikes 12 noon, we should not see a Weißwurst!

Bavarian veal sausage

All about the sausage

There’s hardly anything more Bavarian than Weißwurst. The white delicacy was invented by master butcher Moser Sepp in 1857 and was actually a mistake. He was going to make sausages for guests for guests of his inn, but ran out of sheep intestines. So he sent his apprentice to buy some. The apprentice wasn’t blessed with intelligence and returned with pig intestines unsuitable for consumption. In the emergency, the master butcher still filled them with veal sausage – and what luck! This was the birth of the Munich Weißwurst! The original Munich Weißwurst were made exclusively from veal, but nowadays also use pork. Traditionally, Weißwurst were made early in the morning and should be eaten until noon at the latest. In the old days you couldn’t keep them fresh for a long time, and veal sausages were perishable. In Munich, these popular sausages are eaten all year round, for almost every occasion. Whether you ‘zuzelt’ (suck) them or eat with a knife and fork, it’s up to you.

Meadow with one flower

The climate in Bavaria

The climate in the beautiful Free State of Bavaria is optimal for us cyclists. The classic weather in Bavaria looks like this: hot summers and very cold winters are typical of this continental climate. Spring and autumn are usually pleasantly warm. For about one third of the year the temperatures drop below zero. Like almost everywhere in Germany, Bavaria can also suffer heavy rainfall. Of course we do not expect that. We expect sunny cycling days in this beautiful Alpine region!

Did you know…

  •  …that there are 622 breweries in Bavaria? Most of them are privately owned.
  • …that you can take your own food into Bavarian beer gardens?
  • …that Bavarian is treated as a separate language on Wikipedia?
  • …that the Bavarian language is threatened with extinction, so has been declared a cultural asset by UNESCO?
  • …that former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was born as Heinz Alfred Kissinger in Bavaria?
  •  …that almost 85% of the area of Bavaria is used for agriculture and forestry?
  •  …that Albert Einstein had a summer job at the Munich Oktoberfest?

 

Cyclists at the bank of Lake Constance

Perfectly organised bike tours in Bavaria

Active holidays don’t mean you can’t relax and let others take care of the annoying holiday organisation. These others would be us – Eurobike! We book your hotels, ensure that your luggage is in the right place at the right time, provide you with the necessary bike maps, take care of the unforeseen, and assist you 7 days a week with our service hotline.

 

Enjoying cycling can be so easy – with Eurobike!

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