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Cycling break of a couple sitting on a large root on the shore of Lake Ostersee

Munich's Surrounding Lakes

On Lake Ammer, Lake Starnberg and Lake Kochel

8 Days / 7 Nights
Cycling break of a couple sitting on a large root on the shore of Lake Ostersee

Munich is in a class of its own: the liveliness of the big city paired with white-blue cosiness. Add to that great architecture, modern art and the varied gastronomy between quaint breweries and hip bars. But the perfect complement to the Bavarian capital is to be found in its south. Crystal-clear lakes, picturesque villages and vast mountain landscapes await your visit.

Even the first stage to the Ammersee offers numerous highlights! Along the Royal Bavarian Cycle Path you will reach Andechs Monastery, which has been a popular place of pilgrimage for around 900 years. Once you arrive in Herrsching, a boat trip awaits you. 159 churches and monasteries characterise the beautiful region of the Pfaffenwinkel, which you cross the next day on your way to Lake Starnberg.

Once around Lake Starnberg and on to the Easter Lakes, Lake Riegsee and Lake Kochelsee on day 5. There is no lack of swimming opportunities on this tour - enjoy the sparkling blue lakes! Before you have another chance to explore Munich, the home of the "bull" from the German TV show ‘Der Bulle von Tölz’ awaits. Greetings in Bad Tölz! 

  • The boat trip on Lake Ammersee promises great views: Tranquillity, idyll and nature on and around the lake and the magnificent panoramas will make you forget everything around you. Take a look to the south, where the Zugspitze towers majestically.
  • The Bavarian monastery of Andechs is not only a monastery, but also an organic farm, an event venue, a brewery, an inn, a herb garden and much more - explore this special place!
  • The Lüftlmalerei in Bad Tölz is a special type of facade art from the 18th century, which can best be seen on the market square. Immerse yourself in the town's diverse traditions, be it the architecture, traditional clothing or simply the warmth of the people.
  • The English Garden in Munich is a wonderful place to relax in the middle of the big city. Mingle with the spectators at the Eisbachwelle, where professional surfers show off their skills. Afterwards, you can stop off at the Chinese Tower and enjoy a beer in the garden.

A wonderful tour, which impresses with the grandiose landscape, closeness to nature and the unbeatable panoramas. The stages vary in length (30 to 60km) and are therefore easy to master. The good cycle paths and natural roads include some climbs.

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itinerary at a glance

Spend entertaining days at Lake Ammersee, in the Pfaffenwinkel and in Bad Tölz - the many lakes invite you to swim and take a boat ride. In the monastery of Andechs you can take a break, while Munich is such a bustling city.

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. Bavaria’s state capital has countless sights in store for all visitors (English Gardens, town hall, Hofbräuhaus,…).

Hotel (example): NYX Hotel Munich

From Munich, first you cycle through the Forstenrieder park. A former hunting ground of the Wittelsbacher and with an area of 2100 hectars, it is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Via Gauting along the ‚Königlich-Bayerischen’- cycle path on a slightly hilly terrain towards Lake Ammer. Before that however you come across the regal Andechs monastery. Then a well-earned break, a so-called ‚Brotzeit’ with a ‚Maß’ (1 litre) beer (inclusive) in a shady beer garden before you are back on your bike, enjoying a roaring descent towards the lakeside. Your accommodation will either be in Herrsching or Dießen.

Hotel (example) Seefelder Hof

Today you start towards along the river Ammer to Weilheim in ‘Pfaffenwinkel’. This name is due to the numerous monasteries and 159 churches in this area. Via lush meadows and through deep green forests, the route takes you all the way to the banks of Lake Starnberg Your accommodations are either in Bernried or Ambach.

Hotel (example) Huber am See

Today you cycle all the way around possibly the best-known lake in Bavaria. The cycle path takes you from one lakeside resort to the next, past villas of Bavarian celebrities, quaint shady beer gardens and picturesque swimming bays.

Hotel (example): Landhotel Huber am Se

Straight away you cycle past the idyllic Lake Osterseen. They form a chain of 19 little lakes and are certainly always pleasant to swim in. Then through unspoilt Bavarian villages and along Lake Riegsee and from there it is not far to Murnau with its beautiful town square. After that you cycle past the ’Murnauer Moos’ and the well-known stud farm Schwaiganger until you see Lake Kochel in the distance. We especially recommend visiting the amazing Franz Marc museum!m!

Hotel (example) Alpenhof Postillion

This is a short tour with tons of time left over to enjoy and relax. Already after a few cycling kilometres through the Kocheler Moos, the shady beer garden of the Benediktbeuern monastery invites you for a first break. Once you have reached today’s destination, Bad Tölz, there is a lot to see! Two ancient trading routes brought all the wealth to this town, of which the elaborately decorated houses in the market road are still living testimony. If you feel more like relaxing, then you have the perfect spot in the thermal waters of the spa ‚Alpamare’ at your disposal.

Hotel (example) Hotel am Wald

The Isar cycle path leads you via Geretsried and Wolfratshausen to Grünwald. There are still a few little ascents to overcome before you reach the state capital Munich, where countless tourist attractions are waiting to be explored.

Hotel (example): NYX Hotel Munich

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Route information


Overall easy terrain. There are a few short ascents which can also easily be tackled by pushing the bike uphill. You cycle on marvellous cycle paths and little side roads, only on short sections on main roads. The route is mainly asphalted, a few longer sections are on well-maintained dirt or gravel roads.

Prices and dates

Category: 3***-hotels, in Munich 4****-hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Eurobike Herren-Leihrad mit 21 Gängen
Men's bike 21-speed
with freewheel and diamond frame

The rental bike with the classic men's frame.

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

Note: Due to limited availability, reservation is required.

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Eurobike Unisex-Leihrad mit 21 Gängen
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
with freewheel

With this high quality touring bike, you are well-equipped for all our tours.

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike Unisex-Leihrad mit 7 Gängen
Unisex bike 7-speed
with coaster brake

For all those guests who prefer a coaster brake at the rear wheel.

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike E-Bike-Leihrad von KTM
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
with hub gears

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike Leihrad PLUS
Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
with freewheel and diamond frame

Slightly sportier, lighter and more precise, this type of rental bike will delight all guests who want even more quality in the saddle.

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
51 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, Englisch, French)
  • 1 Boat ride from Hersching to Dießen incl. bike (possible from 01.05..)
  • 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 train station
  • Munich airport
  • Hotel garage 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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