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Cycle path between flowering meadows and individual trees near Lake Starnberg

Munich Lakes

Isar Cycle Path and Bavarian Lakes

9 Days / 8 Nights
Medium
Cycle path between flowering meadows and individual trees near Lake Starnberg

On the 9-day cycle tour from Munich over the Bavarian landscape, you can not only take in the special lifestyle of the region, but also enjoy the landscape, cuisine and culture on every kilometre on the bike. In the Bavarian capital you can soak up the pleasant big city feeling of the Isar metropolis, while you can recharge your batteries at Lake Starnberg, Sylvensteinsee and Tegernsee.

There is a lot to explore at the start in Munich. The city impresses with its diversity on the one hand, but also with typical Bavarian cosiness. Explore one of the numerous museums, stroll through the Viktualienmarkt and be sure to stop in a beer garden.

You continue to Murnau am Staffelsee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is not only known for winter sport, and Gmund and Tagernsee where a wonderful panorama rewards you. Explore the enchanting villages, the ‘Murnauer Moos’ nature reserve and enjoy the views of the Karawendel and Wetterstein mountains.

  • The English Garden in Munich: With 375 hectares, it is one of the largest parks in the world and offers plenty of space to relax and slow down. But the area also has a lot to offer historically and culturally. Visit, for example, the Chinese Tower, the Rumfordschlössl or the Japanese Tea House. Tip: Watch the professional surfers at the Eisbachwelle at the southern end of the English Garden.
  • Swimming in the Bavarian lakes: Treat yourself to countless dops in the cool, and above all, clear water – the Bavarian lakes impress with their good water quality. In addition to Tefernsee and Lake Starnberg, the smaller Osterseen or Riegsee await with equally beautiful bathing areas.
  • Magnificent views of the Zugspitze: If you cycle the stage to Garmisch-Partenkirchen on day 4, turn your gaze to the southwest towards the imposing Zugspitze massif. If you want to go up high, you can take the cable car (on your own) to an altitude of 2,962m.
  • Bavarian customs in Bad Tölz: Whether beautiful traditional clothing, richly decorated house facades or music – in the traditional Bavarian cities around Bad Tölz there is a white and blue attitude to life. Already know this? Every year at the beginning of November, the Leonhardifahrt, a horse pilgrimage in honor of the patron saint of farm animals, takes place on richly decorated carriages.

Thanks to the wonderful panoramas and the mostly flat terrain with few climbs, the Munich Lakes Tour is a cycle tour for leisure cyclists. The trip is also available for families.

  • You can find tips and interesting facts about our cycle tours in Bavaria between Lake Constance and Wützburg here
  • Discover also other cycling tours in Germany

itinerary at a glance

With the Zugspitz tram to Germany's highest mountain or through picturesque valleys and alpine pastures to the headwaters of the Isar River - wonderful views are guaranteed. In Bad Tölz and Wallgau you can immerse yourself in the Bavarian way of life and tradition.

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): NYX Hotel Munich

From Munich, the tour starts with a bike ride through Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg. Then you will cycle on the lakeside road to Ambach or Bernried.

Hotel (example): Landhotel Huber am See

You will continue on wonderful ways through rustic Bavarian towns, past the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee to Murnau am Staffelsee.

Hotel (example): Griesbräu

First, you will cycle through the natural reserve called Murnauer Moos (largest swamp area of Central Europe). Later, you will continue your tour through unspoiled nature following the River Loisach to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The stage is intentionally brief. Therefore, there is still enough time for an individual trip with the Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway. At an altitude of 2962 meters, you will have a wonderful view of the Alps.

Hotel (example): Vier Jahreszeiten

By bike you cycle from Garmisch Partenkirchen via Klais to the beautiful Barmsee. Afterwards you have the option of cycling directly to your overnight accomodation or taking a detour via Mittenwald and Scharnitz to the source of Isar. A total of 300 metres in altitude are covered to Scharnitz, from there slightly uphill through wild and romantiv gorges and lush alpine meadows to the source of the Isar. Afterwards, you will cycle back through a sunny valley where you will have a marvellous panoramic view of the mountains of Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge, passing Mittenwald and finally arriving in Wallgau – a place where the Bavarian tradition is still a part of everyday life.

Hotel (example): Gasthof Post

Passing the Isarwinkel, you will follow the crystal-clear, turquoise waters of the impressive Lake Sylvenstein. Cycling through charming landscapes, you will pass Lenggries and finally arrive in 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

You will cycle through the scenic Tegernsee countryside to Gmund at Lake Tegernsee where you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the lake. Following the valley Gaißbach, you will come back to Bad Tölz. The thermal waters of the famous spa “Alpamare” will help you to refresh your tired muscles. The Tölzer Market Street invites you to learn more about the famous television series “Der Bulle von Tölz”.

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, where you can explore its countless sights and attractions

Hotel (example): NYX Hotel Munich

Day
09
Departure or extension

Route information

Medium

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, Munich 4****-hotel

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

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
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
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
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
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 |
51 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm

services & information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room
  • 1x veal sausage breakfast
  • GPS-data is available
  • 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
  • Hotel garage EUR 15 per day,to be paid for at the time,no reservation possible
  • Free car park close to the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Bike ticket for train journey to Garmisch – Scharnitz approx. € 5/bike
  • 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.

services & information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • 1x taditional veal sausage breakfast
  • 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
  • Hotel garage EUR 15 per day,to be paid for at the time,no reservation possible
  • 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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