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Bavarian Lakes and Isar Bike Trail (Circular tour)

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One of the beauties of Munich is its proximity to the numerous lakes that are known as "Five Lakes Country", or in German "Fünfseenland". The region is named after its five lakes each of which has its own unique character. The most popular ones are Starnberger See, the second-largest lake in Bavaria and Ammersee. Furthermore the gorgeous lakes of Wörthersee, Pilsensee, Wesslingersee, Tegernsee and Staffelsee belong to the Bavarian Lakes.

Enjoy the white-blue cosmopolitan city Munich with its special Bavarian charm and then travel to the Bavarian Lakes region. Here all the rush is forgotten and you get enchanted by the unspoiled nature, the clear lakes and the fantastical view of the surrounding mountains.

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Day 1: Individual arrival in Munich
Use your first day of your cycling holidays to explore the Bavarian capital. There are many sights that are worth a visit such as Marienplatz in the centre of the old part of the city and the Frauenkirche, whose twin domes are possibly Munich’s most famous landmark as they dominate the skyline. Furthermore you should spend some time by strolling in the paths of English Garden and visiting one of the many Bavarian beer gardens. Enjoy the special Bavarian atmosphere while drinking a beer in a 1l-mug (so called "Mass").

Day 2: Munich – Murnau at Lake Staffelsee (approx. 65 km)
Your first cycle tour leads you from Munich via Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg. Take a little break to enjoy the fantastic view over the lake before you continue your route through traditional Bavarian villages and past the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee to Murnau at Lake Staffelsee. Here you can convince yourselves of the beauty of the "Blue Land", which is named after the legendary painters of The Blue Rider – Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc.

Day 3: Murnau at Lake Staffelsee – Garmisch Partenkirchen (approx. 40 km)
Today’s cycle tour first leads you through the nature reserve "Murnauer Moos", which is known as the biggest moor area in central Europe. From here you follow the river Loisach through untouched nature to Garmisch Partenkirchen. This tour is kept short on purpose, so why not take a ride with the Zugspitzbahn (cable car) at 2962 m altitude in the afternoon (extra costs)? Enjoy the view over the Alps from the highest mountain of Germany!

Day 4: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Mittenwald (train ride) – Wallgau (ca. 45 km)
In the morning you get to the holiday resort Scharnitz by train. From here you cycle slightly uphill through wildly romantic ravines and lush alpine meadows to the source of the Isar. From now on you will be accompanied by the Isar Cycle Path on your further cycle tours back to Munich. Along the young Isar river you cycle through the sunny valley with breathtaking panoramic views over the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains and you reach Mittenwald and later Wallgau. Located in the sunny valley this place impresses through the naturally sincere hospitality of its people, its untouched landscape and a lively Bavarian tradition.

Day 5: Wallgau – Bad Tölz (approx. 50 km)
Passing the Isarwinkel and following the turquoise blue water, you cycle to the impressive lake Sylvensteinsee. Via Lenggries the cycle path leads you further to Bad Tölz. The town at the intersection of two trade routes developed quickly into a booming trading point. The rich decorated town houses still bear witness to this period of prosperity.

Day 6: Bad Tölz – Lake Tegernsee – Bad Tölz (approx. 45 km)
This morning you don’t have to pack your bags – though you should take your bikes because an especially beautiful cycle tour through the fascinating landscape of Bavaria awaits you today. You cycle to Gmund at Lake Tegernsee and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over the lake. Later you cycle along the Gaißach creek back to Bad Tölz. The market route of Tölz invites you to walk in the footsteps of the famous German tv show "Der Bulle von Tölz".

Day 7: Bad Tölz – Munich (approx. 60 km)
From Bad Tölz the Isar Cycle Path leads you via Geretsried and Wolfratshausen to Grünwald. It can get slightly hilly on the long route towards Munich, but soon you reach your starting point of this circular tour – the Bavarian capital Munich.

Day 8: Individual departure
Hopefully you have had a wonderful cycle tour throughout the Bavarian Lake region. If you wish you can extent your holidays with some extra nights in Munich, Starnberger See, Murnau, Bad Tölz or Bad Wiessee.

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Preisinfo (nur fuer Gruppen und Weinreisen)

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  • 7 x overnight stay in hotels and inns of 3-star category with private facilities
  • 7 x continental breakfast
  • 1x Bavarian Weisswurst breakfast
  • train ride Garmisch Partenkirchen – Scharnitz (ticket for bike is not included, extra costs approx. € 5)
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your cycle tours
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your cycling holidays
  • CoronaPLUS: Your chance to rebook or cancel free of charge until 42 days prior to the arrival date without indication of reasons. This service is included in all bookings until 28th February 2021 for free.

Bookable value-added services for the circular tour through Bavarian Five Lakes Country

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package of the tour around the Bavarian Lakes from/to Munich: 

  • Additional nights in Munich
  • Rental bikes or electric bicycles for the duration of the tour (more about our rental bike service)
  • CoronaPLUS: Bookings from 1st March 2021 onward can select this service to be added at the cost of 3% on the basic tour price. Your chance to rebook or cancel free of charge until 42 days prior to the arrival date without indication of reasons.

Prices of these value-added services are detailed under the tab "Quotes".

Further advice on the cycling tour throughout the Bavarian Lakes region

Please note that in certain cities throughout Bavarian Five Lakes Country compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxes are required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, these taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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8 days | approx. 305 km | from 799 €

Further information about our cycling holidays in Bavaria

Cycle tours throughout the South of Germany

Enjoy relaxed cycling holidays through Germany’s unique Bavarian lake countryside as well as along the Isar Bike Path. Sparkling lakes edged by deep forests, idyllic villages, lush meadows and well designated cycle paths assure refreshing and idyllic cycling tours. Passing the charming towns of Murnau and Bad Tölz you will also have enough time to explore the Bavarian capital of Munich. The area of Bavarian Lakes (German: "Fünfseenland") is located in the south-west of Munich.

Please note that due to technical reasons currently we can only display our circular tour through the Bavarian lake country side and along the Isar Cycle Path. As we offer a lot more cycling holidays throughout Bavaria, we kindly ask you to also pay attentions tour our cycle tour offers along:

Further information about cycling in Bavaria

The cycling routes of Southern Bavaria are mainly flat and comfortable to be used. The trails that we have chosen for this self-guided cycle tours lead, amongst others, along the shores of Wesslinger, Ammersee and Starnberg lakes. Flat and well designated cycle paths and ever-changing panoramas await you. You will also pass the charming towns of Murnau, Garmisch Partenkirchen and Bad Tölz, before finishing up in Munich. Here you will have enough time to explore the Bavarian capital, with some of the finest architecture, museums, parks and pub gardens Bavaria has to offer.

We would be happy to organize your cycling holidays in Bavaria

Since 2002 we have been offering cycling holidays as self-guided tours in English language and thereby have gained a lot of experience with foreign travellers. If you are interested in booking a cycle tour to Bavaria we would be glad to become your travel partner! All you need to worry about are arrival, departure and the desire for cycling – the entire rest you can leave up to us!

We will organise the reservation of your hotels, the transport of your luggage, the provision of rental bikes and if necessary further services. If you want to know more about our cycling holidays in general or get more details information about our bicycle trips to Bavaria, please feel free to contact us!