Eurobike cyclists waiting for the train Chiemseebahn in Prien
Vineyards near Lindau
Boat at Lake Königssee with mountain scenery
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Lake Constance - Lake Königssee

Lakes, Palaces and Panoramic Views.

This amazing cycling tour across the Alpine foothills leads you to two well-known lakes. With the Alps as a backdrop you cycle across meadows, fields, moors and forests, along rivers and numerous smaller and larger lakes. In order to get from one cultural or scenic highlight to the next, the route leads you along established cycle paths. Famous kings’ castles and churches, historic market squares, interesting museums and some unknown treasure turn this cycling tour into a unique cultural experience.

Challenging

Challenging
  • 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Your tour starts in Constance, the biggest town on Lake Constance with its medieval flair. In 1414 it was the location for the only church council north of the Alps. A tiny museum remembers the Czech reformer Jan Hus, who was burnt on the stake here. The town’s landmark is the statue of Imperia, which is a monument dedicated to the prostitutes during the years of the Council. We also recommend the underwater world of the Sea Life Center and the archaeological State Museum

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ABC Hotel

You cross over to Meersburg by car ferry, get the chance to explore the old part of town located at the lake and enjoy a fantastic view after a steep ascent to the picturesque palace. You continue along the lakeside via Friedrichshafen, the birthplace of the Zeppelin, to Lindau. The famous lighthouse and the island harbour are worth an evening stroll.

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Vis-a-Vis Hotel

Today you move away from Lake Constance and - with a bit of luck -  can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Alps. Today’s destination is Oberstaufen, a little market town in the Oberallgäu region. In the cheese dairy you can watch first hand, how the delicious cheese is made or alternatively delve into the history of the region by visiting one of the local museums.

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Hotel Schwarzer Adler

You cycle through stunning valleys, past the large lake Alpsee over to Immenstadt. We recommend visiting the old farm house ‚Alter Hof’, which was used as a city dwelling for ruling families, or the ‚Villa Edelweiß’, which are both worth seeing. You can also climb up the Golgotha with its little church. Whilst cycling along Lake Grüntensee, you pass several more lovely ornate chapels. The pretty village of Nesselwang is a popular climatic health-resort. 

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Hotel Post Nesselwang

You are accompanied by an impressive mountain backdrop on your way to Füssen on Lake Forggensee. Besides the amazing scenery the palace ‚Hohes Schloss’, home of the National Gallery is worth a visit. We also recommend a visit to the Benedictine Monastery Saint Mang. You continue along the Romantic Road to Schwangau with the Allgäuer Alps in full view. Already from afar, you will be able to see the silhouettes of the picturesque fairy tale castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.

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Hotel Weinbauer Schwangau

The two fairy tale castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are now behind you. The route to Murnau on Lake Staffelsee takes you through idyllic pasture landscape with an Alpine flair. You cycle past the world-famous church ‚Wieskirche’, the embodiment of Bavarian rococo and a perfect spot for a rest. Amidst amazing lake and moor scenery, Lake Staffelsee finally emerges with its seven islands and with the Upper Bavarian Alps as a backdrop.

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Hotel Angerbräu

On day 7, you will pass Lake Kochlsee and Benediktbeuern and cycle through charming landscapes to Bad Tölz. Being located at the crossroads of two trade routes – to be named, the river Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu – Bad Tölz quickly became a thriving trading centre. The ornate mansions testify the golden age.

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Hotel am Wald Bad Tölz

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

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Hotel Terofal

First, you will cycle directly along the lake’s shore and on slightly hilly roads to Bad Feilnbach. Because of the mild climate and more than 30,000 fruit trees, the moor spa area is also called the “Bavarian Merano”. And today’s destination is a colourfully decorated town too.

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Hotel Kistlerwirt

You will ride your bike through the largest peat mining area within 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.

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Hotel Alter Wirt

The mountains are 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 (healing spring), to Siegsdorf (natural history museum). From there, you will continue your journey along the river Rote Traun to the idyllic town of Inzell. The famous Lüftlmalerei paintings on the beautifully decorated town houses are typical for the climatic health resort.

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Sporthotel Inzell

The route of the German Alpine road snakes tightly between mountains via Schneitzlreuth along the river Saalach to Bad Reichenhall. Since 1890, Bad Reichenhall is an approved health resort and ‘spa town’. We strongly recommend that you try a piece of cake in the famous patisserie Reber, before you continue along the cycle path and reach the well-known Berchtesgaden.

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Hotel AlpinaRos

Opportunity for a visit to the salt mine Obersalzberg as well as the Kehlstein house. Alternatively, cycle a few more kilometres to Lake Königssee with the option of a boat ride on this well-known lake and a visit to St. Bartholomew’s church, situated at the foot of the phenomenal Watzmann massif. Once you have crossed the Bavarian-Austrian border, there is only a little way left to cycle until you get to Salzburg with its countless sights.

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Hotel Ganslhof

Tour character

Enjoy the small ascents and descents across the hilly prealpine lands with the stunning panorama and lakes situated in idyllic locations. You cycle on marvellous cycle paths and little side roads, on main roads only on short sections. The route is mainly asphalted, some longer segments also on well-maintained dirt roads.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 21, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Sunday
Season 2
May 19, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Sunday
Season 3
Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Sunday
Lake Constance - Koenigssee, 14 days, DE-BORBK-14X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1259,00
429,00
1369,00
429,00
1479,00
429,00
Season 1
Apr 21, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Season 2
May 19, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Season 3
Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Constance/Kreuzlingen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Salzburg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
75,00
110,00
59,00
84,00
75,00
110,00
59,00
84,00
75,00
110,00
72,00
97,00
Price
Rental bike 27-gear
Rental bike 8-gear
Electric bike
120,00
120,00
290,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Boat ride from Constance – Meersburg incl. your bike
  • Entrance “Rose garden” incl. cup of coffee
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

 

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Constance train station
  • Friedrichshafen/Lake Constance airport
  • Car park, costs € 80 for 14 days, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Good train connections from Salzburg to Constance with only one change of trains in Zurich

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price

 

Accommodation

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Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
5 stars
Stephanie Gschrei DE | 10.09.2018
Fantastische Radreise
Die Strecke kann man eigentlich nur bewältigen, wenn man gut was in den Beinen hat. Aber dafür wird man immer wieder belohnt: Mit fantastischen Ausblicken, tollen Biergärten, gemütlichen Ortschaften und herrlichen Badeseen. Und bis ans Ziel zu strampeln, lohnt allemal!!
5 stars
Heinz Graner DE | 23.08.2018
Die schönste Radtour, die wir je gemacht haben!!!
Es war durchweg eine wunderschöne Landschaft. Gute Tagesetappen mit Zeit für Besichtigungen in Füssen und am Tegernsee. Zusatznacht in Berchtesgaden gebucht und zwei Zusatznächte in Salzburg. Lohnenswert! Überall tolle Hotels und glücklicherweise 16 Tage Traumwetter.
Sabine Steinleitner
Sabine Steinleitner answered:
Vielen Dank Herr Graner! Es freut uns zu hören, dass ihnen die Tour so gut gefallen hat. Gerne stehen wir Ihnen auch bei ihrer nächsten Radtour wieder bei der Planung zur Seite.
5 stars
William V. GB | 20.08.2018
Beautiful, exhilarating, challenging
Highlights included: The beauty and sheer diversity of the lakes along the route, framed by dramatic mountain landscapes and rolling meadows. Excellent roads and paths leading to a comfortable and relaxing experience. Steep climbs on some parts of the route added the spice of some physical challenge, just enough and achievable without the use of an e-bike for most moderately fit people, including weekend only bike riders! Food and drink en route was mostly excellent. The quality of the hotels varied, many were small family-run businesses, so the welcome was excellent even if the facilities were sometimes basic (e.g. no lift).
Sabine Steinleitner
Sabine Steinleitner answered:
Thank you so much for your kind feedback! So good to hear that you liked the tour!
5 stars
Johann Handschuh AT | 11.06.2018
Teil meiner Reise Bodensee - Neuisiedlersee
Wunderschöne Reise, nette Betreuung und Unterkünfte, herrliche Landschaft aber bitte nicht untrainiert diese Reise unternehmen oder natürlich mit E-Bike...
Sabine Steinleitner
Sabine Steinleitner answered:
Bodensee-Königssee
Hallo Herr Handschuh! Vielen Dank für die nette Bewertung! Es freut mich sehr, dass ihnen die Tour so gut gefallen hat und Sie haben Recht - bei einer 14tägigen Tour sollte man eine gewissen Grundkondition haben!
4 stars
Hannu E. FI | 09.06.2018
Excellent
Clean lake, good swimming possibilities around the lake. Nice hotels, good breakfasts for a biker. Easy biking mostly along the shoreline.
Sabine Steinleitner
Sabine Steinleitner answered:
Excellent feedback for an excellent tour! Thanks a lot!
4 stars
Rolf Allemann CH | 21.06.2017
Tolle Tour

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