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View from the shore of St. Bartholomae on Königssee with a boat and mountains

Lake Constance – Lake Königssee

Lakes, Palaces and Panoramic Views

14 Days / 13 Nights
Challenging
View from the shore of St. Bartholomae on Königssee with a boat and mountains

This bike tour on an e-bike from Lake Constance to the Königssee is one of the most beautiful in Europe. There’s a reason why this e-bike trip is one of the most popular in Bavaria! It provides one cultural and scenic highlight after another. And best of all: the tour is suitable for every cyclist. During the more demanding stages, simply turn on the turbo on the e-bike and off you go!

Leisure cyclists and sports enthusiasts alike will not be disappointed with this bike tour through the Allgäu. Famous royal castles, well-known churches, historic marketplaces and little-known gems like the cycle paths. Everyone will find something to his or her taste in nature and culture. With every turn of the wheel you’ll pass cultural and scenic highlights.

Tip: Visit the world-famous Church of Wies in Steingaden. It is the epitome of Bavarian Rococo. While there you can absorb the beautiful landscape around the Tegernsee.

  • E-Bike-tour: This way you can reach the peak of every mountain with a smile on your face! If a stage is a little strenuous, simply switch on the electronic support.
  • Rich culture: Marvel at the ornate town houses in Bad Tölz, the royal castles in Schwangau or the Kehlsteinhaus in Berchtesgaden. These stops on your cycle tour are well worth a visit!
  • Real hospitality and beautiful landscapes: View untouched nature and crystal clear lakes. And best of all: At (almost) every crossroad lies a cosy beer garden ready to lure you in!

After your arrival in Constance, you have a free day at your disposal. Take time to enjoy the largest city on Lake Constance. How? The best way is to sit down in a cosy beer garden and listen to the locals speak their dialect! This cycle tour consists of only short ascents and descents on well-developed cycle paths and small side roads. You will cycle the 535 kilometres comfortably on an e-bike. There are daily stages ranging from 25 to 65 kilometres on the programme. Don’t worry: you’ll also have enough time to enjoy holiday pleasures on this bike trip!

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Itinerary at a glance

By bike through the Allgäu to Berchtesgadener Land - the lighthouse in Lindau, the royal castles in Schwangau and the market square in Bad Tölz await you. At the destination, Lake Königssee with a view of the Watzmann lies at your feet.

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.

Hotel (example): 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.

Hotel (example): Vis-a-Vis

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.

Hotel (example): 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. 

Hotel (example): Alpenrose

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.

Hotel (example): Weinbauer

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.

Hotel (example): Griesbräu

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.

Hotel (example): Hotel am Wald

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

Hotel (example): 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.

Hotel (example): 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.

Hotel (example): Alter Wirt Bernau

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.

Hotel (example): Alpinhotel Inzeller

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.

Hotel (example): 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.

Hotel (example): Ganslhof

Day
14
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Route information

Challenging

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 dates

Category: 3***-hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • Boat ride from Constance – Meersburg incl. your bike
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

 

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Constance train station
  • Friedrichshafen/Lake Constance or Munich airport
  • Car park, costs approx. EUR 50 for the duration of the trip
  • Good train connections from Salzburg to Constance with only one change of trains in Zurich

Things to note

  • Please note that for this trip, high quality rental bikes, but slightly different from the description are provided by our local partner.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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