Munich Lakes – Germany Cycling Holiday

This self guided cycling tour along the Isar cycle path allows you to enjoy the famous Bavarian lakes, marvel at the majestic mountain ranges, and stroll through flowery, ornate old towns. The towns along this tour are colourful and baroque. The Munich Lake cycling tour is considered an easy way to explore the local area. Riding mainly on beautiful bike paths and minor roads, there are few short ascents but overall this cycling tour is an enjoyable cycle ride for cyclists of every ability.  The route is mostly paved; some longer passages are on forest tracks, which are in good condition.

2020 Dates Available.

Prices From £659.00

 

 

 

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: 3*** hotels, Munich 4**** hotel
  • Start/Finish: Munich
  • Distance: 7 to 9 days - 162 to 205 miles
  • Duration: 6 night, 7 days to eight night, 9 days
  • Availability: Every day April to Mid September
  • Altitude:

This tour can have a six night - seven day, a seven night - eight day, or an 8 night 9 day itinerary. 

Click here for the 6 night itinerary

Click here for the 8 night itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival in Munich

Welcome briefing and bike fitting, then take time to explore Bavaria’s state capital which has countless sights in store for all visitors including the "English Gardens", the town hall and Hofbräuhaus,…

Hotel example: Sheraton Westpark

Day 2: Munich to  Murnau am Staffelsee
 

The tour starts with a bike ride from Munich, through Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg.  Then, follow the lakeside road to Seeshaupt and continue through rustic Bavarian towns, past the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee to Murnau  am  Staffelsee.  
Distance approx. 65  km (40 miles)

Hotel example: Angerbräu

Day 3: Murnau to Garmisch Partenkirchen  

Cycle through the Murnauer Moos nature reserve, the largest swamp area in Central Europe.  Around 4,200 hectares or peat bogs, wet meadows and trees join to create a unique mosaic of nature. Many of the plant and animal species found here are threatened by extinction and have found a refuge here.  the ride continues through unspoilt nature following the banks of the river Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen.  This stage is intentionally short so there is enough time for an individual trip on the Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway.  At an altitude of 2962 meters there are wonderful views of the Alps. 
Distance approx 40 km (25 miles) 

Hotel example: Vier Jahreszeiten

Day 4:  Garmisch Partenkirchen to Wallgau  

A train ride takes you to Scharnitz.  From here you cycle uphill through lush meadows and romantic gorges to the spring of the River Isar. Cycle on through a sunny valley with marvellous panoramic views of the Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge mountains,  passing Mittenwald and finally arriving in Wallgau, a place where the Bavarian tradition is still a part of everyday life.    
Distance approx. 45Km (28 miles)

Hotel example: Gasthof Post

Day 5: Wallgau to Bad Tölz    

Passing the Isarwinkel you follow the crystal-clear, turquoise waters of Lake Sylvenstein.  Cycling through charming landscapes, you pass Lenggries and finally arrive in Bad Tölz.  Its 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. Ornate mansions testify to this golden age. 
Distance approx. 50  km (31 miles)

Hotel example: Kolberbräu

Day 6: Circuit, Bad  Tölz to Tegernsee to Bad Tölz    

Cycle through the scenic Tegernsee countryside to Gmund at Lake Tegernsee.  Here there are beautiful panoramic views of the lake.  Following the Gaißbach valley, return to Bad Tölz.  In the historic old town, alongside the impressive Tölzer Market street, lies a web of winding alleys, small shops selling traditional local clothes, regional crafts, cafés, restaurants and traditional inns to ramble and saunter through. The best view of the Isar valley is from the Leonhardi chapel on the Kalvarienberg hill.
Distance approx. 45 km (28 miles)

Hotel example: Kolberbräu

Day 7: Bad  Tölz  –  Munich  

The Isar bike path leads you from Bad Tölz over Geretsried and Wolfratshausen to Grünwald.  After a few short climbs you arrive back in Bavaria’s state capital Munich, where you can explore its countless sights and attractions.  
Distance approx.  60 km (37 miles)

Hotel example: Sheraton Westpark

Day 8: Departure or extra nights

 

Key Details:

Additional nights are available on request. Please contact us by email: info@compass-holidays.com or phone us on +44 (0) 1242 250642 for more information.

  • Six night, seven day to eight night nine day itineraries available
  • This tour will start and end in Munich
  • The total distance of the 8 day cycling holiday is approximately 305km / 190 miles.

  • The total distance of the 6 day cycling holiday is approximately 260km / 162 miles.

  • The total distance of the 9 day cycling holiday is approximately 315-330km / 196-205 miles.

  • Bike hire on this tour includes rental bike insurance

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday in Germany including:

  • Traditional Bavarian Villages
  • Visit Munich
  • Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway
  • Wonderful Views of the Alps
  • Panoramic views of the Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge mountains
  • Views of the Lakes
  • Tölzer Market street and a web of winding alleys

Getting to Germany:

By Rail/Bus – Munich central train station.

By Car – Germany can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

Multi-storey car park costs approx. €49 for 8 days and approx. €59 for 10 days, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary

Free car park close to the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary

By Air – Munich airport

For more information on getting to Germany please visit the German Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation (3* or 4* hotels)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Train journey Garmisch Partenkirchen - Scharnitz (bike ticket not included, about EUR 5 per bike)
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack
  • Service hotline
  • Welcome meeting
  • 1x veal sausage breakfast
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from Germany
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Bike Hire (bike hire on this tour includes rental bike insurance)

This tour can have a six night - seven day, a seven night - eight day, or an 8 night 9 day itinerary. 

Click here for the 6 night itinerary

Click here for the 8 night itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival in Munich

Welcome briefing and bike fitting, then take time to explore Bavaria’s state capital which has countless sights in store for all visitors including the "English Gardens", the town hall and Hofbräuhaus,…

Hotel example: Sheraton Westpark

Day 2: Munich to  Murnau am Staffelsee
 

The tour starts with a bike ride from Munich, through Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg.  Then, follow the lakeside road to Seeshaupt and continue through rustic Bavarian towns, past the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee to Murnau  am  Staffelsee.  
Distance approx. 65  km (40 miles)

Hotel example: Angerbräu

Day 3: Murnau to Garmisch Partenkirchen  

Cycle through the Murnauer Moos nature reserve, the largest swamp area in Central Europe.  Around 4,200 hectares or peat bogs, wet meadows and trees join to create a unique mosaic of nature. Many of the plant and animal species found here are threatened by extinction and have found a refuge here.  the ride continues through unspoilt nature following the banks of the river Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen.  This stage is intentionally short so there is enough time for an individual trip on the Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway.  At an altitude of 2962 meters there are wonderful views of the Alps. 
Distance approx 40 km (25 miles) 

Hotel example: Vier Jahreszeiten

Day 4:  Garmisch Partenkirchen to Wallgau  

A train ride takes you to Scharnitz.  From here you cycle uphill through lush meadows and romantic gorges to the spring of the River Isar. Cycle on through a sunny valley with marvellous panoramic views of the Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge mountains,  passing Mittenwald and finally arriving in Wallgau, a place where the Bavarian tradition is still a part of everyday life.    
Distance approx. 45Km (28 miles)

Hotel example: Gasthof Post

Day 5: Wallgau to Bad Tölz    

Passing the Isarwinkel you follow the crystal-clear, turquoise waters of Lake Sylvenstein.  Cycling through charming landscapes, you pass Lenggries and finally arrive in Bad Tölz.  Its 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. Ornate mansions testify to this golden age. 
Distance approx. 50  km (31 miles)

Hotel example: Kolberbräu

Day 6: Circuit, Bad  Tölz to Tegernsee to Bad Tölz    

Cycle through the scenic Tegernsee countryside to Gmund at Lake Tegernsee.  Here there are beautiful panoramic views of the lake.  Following the Gaißbach valley, return to Bad Tölz.  In the historic old town, alongside the impressive Tölzer Market street, lies a web of winding alleys, small shops selling traditional local clothes, regional crafts, cafés, restaurants and traditional inns to ramble and saunter through. The best view of the Isar valley is from the Leonhardi chapel on the Kalvarienberg hill.
Distance approx. 45 km (28 miles)

Hotel example: Kolberbräu

Day 7: Bad  Tölz  –  Munich  

The Isar bike path leads you from Bad Tölz over Geretsried and Wolfratshausen to Grünwald.  After a few short climbs you arrive back in Bavaria’s state capital Munich, where you can explore its countless sights and attractions.  
Distance approx.  60 km (37 miles)

Hotel example: Sheraton Westpark

Day 8: Departure or extra nights

 

Key Details:

Additional nights are available on request. Please contact us by email: info@compass-holidays.com or phone us on +44 (0) 1242 250642 for more information.

  • Six night, seven day to eight night nine day itineraries available
  • This tour will start and end in Munich
  • The total distance of the 8 day cycling holiday is approximately 305km / 190 miles.

  • The total distance of the 6 day cycling holiday is approximately 260km / 162 miles.

  • The total distance of the 9 day cycling holiday is approximately 315-330km / 196-205 miles.

  • Bike hire on this tour includes rental bike insurance

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday in Germany including:

  • Traditional Bavarian Villages
  • Visit Munich
  • Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway
  • Wonderful Views of the Alps
  • Panoramic views of the Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge mountains
  • Views of the Lakes
  • Tölzer Market street and a web of winding alleys

Getting to Germany:

By Rail/Bus – Munich central train station.

By Car – Germany can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

Multi-storey car park costs approx. €49 for 8 days and approx. €59 for 10 days, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary

Free car park close to the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary

By Air – Munich airport

For more information on getting to Germany please visit the German Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation (3* or 4* hotels)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Train journey Garmisch Partenkirchen - Scharnitz (bike ticket not included, about EUR 5 per bike)
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack
  • Service hotline
  • Welcome meeting
  • 1x veal sausage breakfast
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from Germany
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Bike Hire (bike hire on this tour includes rental bike insurance)
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