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8 days
  • self guided cycle
  • 7 nights 3-4 star hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts





Trip Code: MSZ

Trip highlights

  • Cycling through the Bavarian Lakes area with incredible views
  • Exploring the enchanting cities of Munich and Salzburg
  • Soaking up the traditions and culture of Bavaria
  • Enjoying the hospitality of family run hotels

The compact cities of Munich and Salzburg are firmly entrenched on the must-see list for travellers to Europe. Between these historic centres are the dramatic Bavarian Alps which overlook the deep lakes and forests which characterise the landscapes of Bavaria, one of Germany's most popular regions for travellers. Taking a combination of quiet roads and dedicated cycle routes, this inspiring journey by bike will captivate the senses as you pass by castles, colourful markets and spa towns by day and stay in comfortable hotels with local charm at night. There is ample time to take a boat ride, swim in the lakes, visit museums and wander through the magnificent gardens of Herrenchiemsee as you journey between picturesque towns. Reaching Salzburg via the German Alpine Road and Saalach River is a fitting end to the journey.

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Located on the Isar River and to the north of the Bavarian Alps, Munich is the third largest city in Germany and the capital of Bavaria. Home to the Oktoberfest, the historic centre is filled with buildings of interest. We recommend you take a walk around town and perhaps visit a beer garden for a “Radlermass” (a glass of beer and lemonade). Later at the hotel there will be a welcome briefing and bike fitting.

Meals:  Nil

The Isar cycle path will take you through green forests, via Wolfratshausen and Geretsried, to Bad Tölz. Located at the crossroads of two trade routes - the River Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu - Bad Tölz quickly became a thriving trading centre and the ornate mansions testify to its golden age. The Tölzer Market Street is worth visiting - it was the location for the famous (German) television series “Der Bulle von Tölz”. Overnight in Bad Tölz.

Meals:  B

Today's route leads through the scenic landscape of Lake Tegernsee, over gently rolling hills, to Lake Tegernsee. In Gmund you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the lake. We recommend taking a boat trip or going for a swim! Later, you will continue on the Bodensee-Königssee bike path to Lake Schliersee, where you stay overnight.

Meals:  B

Initially this morning you will follow the lake shore and cycle slightly hilly roads to Bad Feilnbach, a colourfully decorated town. Because of the mild climate and more than 30,000 fruit trees, the moor spa area is also called the “Bavarian Merano". Overnight Bad Feilnbach.

Meals:  B

Today you cycle through the largest peat mining area of Bavaria, the Kollerfilze, and soon you will reach Neubeuern. Throughout the town you will see two crossed ship hooks, the emblem of Neubeuern and a sign of the shipbuilding industry, which was once the residents’ main source of income. Continue cycling via Frasdorf at the foot of the Chiemgau Mountains to Lake Chiemsee, located on the southern lake shore of the “Bavarian sea”. We recommend taking a boat trip to the islands Herrenchiemsee and Frauenchiemsee. Overnight at Lake Chiemsee.

Meals:  B

The mountains are getting higher however the bike path stays almost flat. You will cycle through the “Bergener Moos” at the foot of Mount Hochfelln (1,674 metres), via Bad Adelholzen (healing spring), to Siegsdorf (natural history museum). From there, the path continues along the river Rote Traun to the idyllic town of Inzell. The famous Lüftlmalerei paintings on the beautifully decorated town houses are typical of this health resort town. Overnight in Inzell.

Meals:  B

Today’s stage follows narrow paths between the mountains, along the German Alpine Road via Schneitzlreuth and along the river Saalach to Bad Reichenhall , where you can visit the saline building, cathedral St Zeno and the spa park. Continue across the border between Bavaria and Austria to the beautiful town of Salzburg.

Meals:  B

The trip concludes after breakfast. If you'd like to stay longer in Salzburg, please ask for our rates.

Meals:  B



The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


  • 7 breakfasts: Breakfasts are buffet style and usually consist of breads, jams, meats, cheeses, muesli, yoghurt, fruit, coffee, tea and juices.
  • 7 nights 3 or 4 star accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 21 or 7 speed rental bike with pannier, small bike computer and bicycle insurance for theft/damage (27 speed superior bike and e-bike available - supplement applies)
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Digital information pack including smartphone app with maps and useful information
  • Welcome briefing
  • Emergency hotline

  • Travel to Munich and from Salzburg
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Helmet - Available to purchase locally, must prebook
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Excess luggage
  • Paper / printed documents on arrival are available, please request at time of booking (no additional fee)
  • We recommend bringing a handlebar phone holder - to follow the route more easily using the app
  • Items of a personal nature

Bike information



The trip is graded moderate. The recommended route involves a total distance of 300kms, with daily distances of between 30 and 60km/21.5 and 37mi on paved roads. In general, the terrain ranges from easy to hilly. Especially the stages from Bad Tölz to Bad Feilenbach, there are some ascents. You will find yourself partly on bicycle paths, and mostly on service roads and minor roads. Only some short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic. We recommend pre trip training involving cycling on light to medium traffic roads to ensure you are comfortable cycling through towns.

Departure dates

Every Sunday from 14 Apr to 15 Sep


Mid Season
High Season
Mid season 28 Apr - 18 May. High season 19 May - 15 Sep, supplement applies

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Options & Supplements*
  • Superior 'Plus' Bike Supplement (mens frame only)USD$90
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$200
  • Single SupplementUSD$410
*Prices listed are per person

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