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A group of cyclists on a gravel cycle path across meadows, with Lake Rieg and the mountains in the background

Munich Lakes

White & blue freedom

5 Days / 4 Nights
A group of cyclists on a gravel cycle path across meadows, with Lake Rieg and the mountains in the background

Embarking from Munich, this cycling journey immerses you in the captivating world of Bavarian lakes. Besides the renowned Starnberger See and beloved Staffelsee, you'll also encounter the serene yet vibrant Osterseen. Each lake boasts its own unique charm, surrounded by picturesque landscapes that beckon relaxation. To contrast the serene natural beauty, you'll explore charming Bavarian villages and lively towns, brimming with historical landmarks. Whether it's delving into ornate artist houses or tracing ancient trade routes, you'll delve deep into Bavaria's intriguing history. Along the route, rustic inns invite you to savor the region's culinary treasures. Don't miss the chance to indulge in a hearty Schweinhaxen (pork knuckle) paired with a refreshing liter of beer (Maß) for a delightful culinary experience.

Commencing in Munich, your cycling journey will lead you through Forstenrieder Park towards Lake Starnberg, meandering through Bavarian villages until you arrive at Murnau on Lake Staffelsee. En route to Bad Tölz, you'll also traverse the scenic Lake Kochel and Benediktbeuern before concluding the tour by following the Isar Cycle Path, ultimately returning to Munich via Grünwald on the final day.

  • Munich: The capital city of Bavaria is ideal for a sightseeing tour. Visit the City Hall and take a stroll in the English Garden! You can end your evening at the legendary Hofbräuhaus.
  • Starnberger See: Experience a natural idyll at Lake Starnberg, which stretches for 20.2 kilometers in length and spans 4.7 kilometers in width, with depths reaching up to 127.8 meters. It is the fifth-largest lake in Germany and was formed during the last Ice Age. The crystal-clear water and the backdrop of mountains invite you to dream.
  • Murnau: In Murnau on Lake Staffelsee, you can visit the Münter-Haus. It was the home of the artist Gabriele Münter, who lived there with Wassily Kandinsky. Because Kandinsky was of Russian origin, the building was also referred to as the "Russian House"

This cycling tour is categorized as an easy route. Steep inclines are rare, and if encountered, you can effortlessly push your bike. The journey mainly follows picturesque bike paths and secondary roads, with only brief sections on main roads. As most of the route is paved, you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride. Furthermore, there are natural trails that are easily traversable and provide scenic views throughout your journey.

itinerary at a glance

Lake Starnberg, Lake Staffelsee, Osterseen (East Lakes) - idyllic waters are guaranteed on the Munich Lakes Circuit. You will also be surprised by art and culture, for example, in the Münter House in Murnau or the town houses in Bad Tölz.

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,…)

Hotel (example): Munich Marriott Hotel City West

From Munich, the tour starts with a bike ride through Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg. From Starnberg, you will continue your tour on the bike path next to the lake to Ambach or even further to Bernried. Enjoy some time at the lake with its crystal clear waters and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

Hotel (example): Landhotel Huber am See

Today, you will cycle on scenic trails through unspoilt Bavarian villages, past the Lake Osterseen and Lake Riegsee to Murnau am Staffelsee. On the way, there are many lakes which invite you to swim. In Murnau not only the Münterhaus is worth a visit. The connection between art and music in this town has always characterized the people and architecture.

Hotel (example): Griesbräu

On the fourth day you will pass Lake Kochlsee and Benediktbeuern and cycle through charming landscapes to 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.

Hotel (example): Kolberbräu

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. Individual departure or an additional night in Munich or the surrounding area.

Route information


Overall, 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.


Prices & Dates

Category: 3***-hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Eurobike Men's Rental Bike with 21 gears
Men's bike 21-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Eurobike unisex rental bike with 21 gears
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike unisex rental bike with 7 gears
Unisex bike 7-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike e-bike rental from KTM
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
Hub gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike Rental Bike PLUS
Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike with diamond frame

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
50 cm |
51 cm |
55 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm

Services & information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Munich central train station
  • Munich airport
  • Multi-storey car park costs approx.EUR 15/day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Free car park close to the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary

Things to note

  • 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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