Bavarian Lakes

Experience the clean air of the fabulous Bavarian Lakes as you pedal along the cycle paths and turquoise waters of the River Isar. Marvel at the majestic mountain ranges, and stroll through flowery, ornate old towns.

Enjoy unspoiled nature and Bavarian culture and traditions which are still alive and well. This area of Germany is truly enchanting!

Overall, this is a rather easy tour with just a few short climbs along the way.

Calender 8 days

Difficulty: Moderate

From £1295.00 P/P

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Today, you can enjoy a walk or even a refreshing swim at Lake Starnberg before you commence with your cycle tour.

You will start by cycling to the southern shores of Lake Starnberg until Seeshaupt. The cycle paths are marvellous, and will take you through traditional Bavarian villages, past the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee until you reach Murnau on Lake Staffelsee.

Today’s tour begins with a ride through the nature reserve‚ Murnauer Moos’ (biggest moor area in Central Europe). You will then continue, through unspoilt nature, following the river Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen. This stage is deliberately short, meaning you have time for a ride up on the ‚Zugspitzbahn’-railway to a height of 2962 metres. From up here you will have an incredible view over the Alps.

Today begins with a train ride to Scharnitz that will bring you up over 300 metres in altitude. From there you continue sby bicycle, slightly uphill through wild-romantic gorges and lush alpine pastures to the source of the river Isar. Heading back through the sunny high-altitude valley you will be met with marvellous panoramic views onto the Karwendel and the Wetterstein mountain ranges via Mittenwald to Wallgau – a village rich with Bavarian tradition.

You will begin the day cycling past the ‚Isarwinkel’, following the crystal clear, turquoise-blue water to the impressive lake Sylvensteinsee. You will then head, via Lenggries, through incredible scenery to Bad Tölz. This village is situated at the intersection point of two trading routes, the river Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall into the Allgäu region. It quickly developed, to become a booming handling spot. The ornate houses stand in testimony to this area’s glorious past.

You will pedal through the charming scenery around Lake Tegernsee until you reach Gmund on Lake Tegernsee, where you will be met with a fabulous lake panorama. You will then return, along the Gaißbach valley, to Bad Tölz. Follow the traces of the well-known TV-series ‚Der Bulle von Tölz’ along the high road of Bad Tölz.

On your final ride, you can enjoy another casual stage, via soft rolling hills and through lush meadows back to the starting point of this round trip. If you have not done it already, we recommend a swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Starnberg as a final highlight of this tour.

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Route overview

You cycle to and from the bakery, but only when the sun is shining. Cycling has to be fun and is not a method of fitness in your eyes. Nevertheless, gentle hills or longer sections on gravel tracks don’t pose any problems for you. You pedal along enjoying the lovely views in the countryside as you go.

You will cycle on beautiful bike paths and some minor roads. The route is mostly paved and some longer passages are on forest tracks, which are in good condition.

Overall and easy tour.

Total distance cycled: 240 km

Start of the cycling holiday: Ambach

What’s included

  • Accommodation 3*
  • Standard Bike Hire
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Train journey from Garmisch Partenkirchen – Scharnitz
  • 1x traditional veal sausage breakfast
  • Signposted route
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route descriptions)
  • Telephone assistance helpline

Not included

  • Flights to/from the start and finish
  • Evening meals (unless stated)
  • Local daily taxes (Payable at the hotel)
  • Helmets
  • Water Bottles
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bike Insurance (unless stated)
  • Welcome Meetings (unless stated)
  • Transfers (unless included)
  • Rental Bike Hire
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We are excited to announce that we are offering a 20% discount on all European Cycling Tours!


Terms and Conditions: The discount is valid for bookings made before July 31, 2023. The discount must be used for travel before November 30, 2023. The discount cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.