Experience Bavaria like no- other on this 8-day cycle tour, allowing you to discover both the beautiful landscapes and rich culture of this enchanting German state. Starting in the capital of Bavaria itself, Munich, enjoy the various landmarks, historical sites, and magnificent gardens. Cycle through the south of Germany and discover the hidden gems of Bavaria, embracing yourself in the unique and traditional Bavarian lifestyle as you pass through various historical towns such as Murnau am Staffelsee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Bad Tölz, offering you an authentic taste of Bavarian culture. You will first- hand experience Bavaria’s breathtakingly beautiful scenery along the way, riding alongside impressive mountain peaks in the Bavarian Alps, rolling hills, charming green meadows, romantic valleys, and tranquil lakes with beautiful blue waters. Take a relaxing, leisurely cycle and free your mind and body, all whilst immersing yourself in Bavarian tradition and unspoiled nature.
From £1375.00 P/P
On your first day, you will receive a welcome briefing and bike fitting, ready for you to discover the magical city of Munich and the many wonders that the Bavarian capital has to offer such as the Marienplatz, English Garden and Nymphenburg Palace.
Starting the tour in Munich, you will ride through Forstenrieder Park to Bavaria’s second largest lake, Lake Starnberg. From there, you will cycle along the lakeside road to Seeshaupt and proceed through various charming, historical Bavarian towns, passing the Osterseen Lakes and Lake Riegsee and arriving at the market town of Murnau am Staffelsee.
On day 3, you will cycle through the Murnauer Moos nature reserve, which is the largest swamp area of Central Europe, and continue riding along the River Loisach until you reach the picturesque town of Garmisch Partenkirchen, located in the Bavarian Alps. This stage is intended to be brief, allowing you the opportunity to take an individual trip to Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway that takes you to the top of Germany’s highest mountain. At an altitude of 2962 meters, you will experience truly breath-taking views of the Alps.
You will take a short train ride to Scharnitz, bridging an altitude of 300 metres, and follow an uphill cycle route taking you through magnificent rocky gorges and lushly green meadows, leading you to the spring of the River Isar. Next, you will cycle back through a peaceful valley, offering extensive breath-taking views of the Karwendal (the largest mountain range of the Northern Limestone Alps), and Wettersteingebirge mountain group. You will pass through the Alpine town of Mittenwald and eventually arrive in the traditional Bavarian village of Wallgau.
Passing through the Isarwinkel, you will take a scenic ride alongside the picturesque, turquoise waters of Lake Sylvenstein. Surrounded by stunning scenery and magical landscapes, you will pass the small Alps town of Lenggries and finally arrive in charming town of Bad Tölz, known for its spas and spectacular views that it offers of the Alps and Isar River.
You will ride through the gloriously green Tegernsee countryside to Gmund am Tegernsee, where you will be able to marvel at the beautiful, tranquil Lake Tegernsee and its stunning surrounding mountain landscape. Passing through the Gaißbach valley, you will be welcomed back into Bad Tölz, allowing you to time to explore the location of famous German TV show ‘Der Bulle von Tölz’, and take in the beautiful Bavarian architecture of its baroque town houses located on the historic Marktstraße.
Following the Isar Cycle Route, you will leave Bad Tölz and ride through the Bavarian towns of Geretsried and Wolfratshausen directly into Grünwald. From here, you will take on a number of short climbs before arriving back into the starting destination of Munich, where you have the opportunity to explore the capital of Bavaria in more detail, with its many sights and attractions awaiting you.
With the tour coming to an end, you will return your bike if you rented one and collect your luggage. You will either depart Munich on this day, or alternatively there is an option to extend your stay if you wish.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Overall, this tour is relatively easy. There are a number of short climbs along the way, however you can overcome these by pushing your bike if needed. The route will allow you to cycle on stunning bike paths and minor roads, with main roads only being used for short distances. The route is mostly paved, with some longer passages on forest tracks, however all tracks are in good condition.
Starting Location: Munich, Germany.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Standard Bike Hire
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer
- EUROBIKE developed route
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- 1 train journey from Garmisch Partenkirchen – Scharnitz excl. bike
- 1 veal sausage breakfast
- App for Navigation and GPS-data available
- Service hotline
- Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
- E Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Things to note
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Bike ticket for train journey to Garmisch – Scharnitz approx. € 5/bike
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.