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!
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.
- Find out more about the Munich Lakes Tour and its variations here.
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.
- More detailed information about the Bavarian Lakes Tour can be found here.
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!
- Interested? Here you can get more information about the cycle tour of Munich’s Surrounding Lakes.
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.
- Do not miss the wonderful Lake Starnberg based in one hotel cycle tour. Here is more information.
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.
- If you like the idea of cycling from Munich to Lake Constance, click here.
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.
- More interesting things to do on the Romantic Road and the Bavarian Lakes cycle tour here.
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.
- More information about the cycle tour from Würzburg – Donauwörth here.
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’.
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.
- More detailed information about the cycle tour Chiemgauer Highlights can be found here.
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.
- Find our more about the Chiemsee centre-based tour.
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!
- Do you feel like taking a beautiful cycle ride on Chiemsee and Waginger See? Click here.
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.
- Further information about the cycle tour Chiemsee – Königssee can be found here.
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.
- Do not miss the cycle tour Munich – Salzburg!
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!
- Find out more about the magical e-bike tour Lake Constance to Königssee.
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.
- Find out more about the cycling tour Rothenburg – Regensburg.
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.
- Find more information about the cycle tour Donaueschingen – Donauwörth here.
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.
- More details about the tour Donauwörth – Passau can be found here.
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!
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.
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?
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.