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Germany - Munich

Germany - Munich

Degree of difficulty - A/B

Bavaria, situated in the south east of Germany is renowned for its unique culture and traditions, sparkling lakes, breathtaking alpine views, fine food and the best of German beer...it is no surprise that world famous artists like Kandinsky and Holbien drew their inspiration from this beautiful part of the country.

Our Munch Lakes safari begins and ends in Munich, the Bavarian captial. We leave the city behind, cycling through parkland and lakeside to Murnau, a picture book market town on the shores of Lake Staffelsee. We pedal through the Murnau Moos - a beautiful nature reserve with its warm lakes, small woods, brooks and meadows filled with many animal and plant species which are threatened with extinction elsewhere. 

Upon arrival at Garmisch Partenkirchen, we swap our bikes for the train and visit Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, with stunning views of the surrounding Alps and countryside below. Travelling along the course of the Isar river we experience stunning Alpine scenery, meadows covered with flowers, colourful forests and crystal clear mountain lakes. Bad Tolz, a picturesque town located on the bank of river Isar, is our home for two nights. After a visit to the charming Lake Tegernsee, what better way to revive those weary muscles than a soak in the iodine-rich waters of the famous Aplamare spa!

Day 1: Individual arrival in Munich
Welcome briefing and bike distribution on arrival. Bavaria’s capital city is waiting with many sights (English Garden, Town Hall, Hofbräuhaus…).

Day 2: Munich – Murnau / Lake Staffelsee                      approx 65 km
From Munich, the tour starts with a bike ride through Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg. Then you will cycle on the lakeside road to Seeshaupt. You will continue on wonderful ways through rustic Bavarian towns, past the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee to Murnau am Staffelsee.

Day 3: Murnau – Garmisch Partenkirchen                      approx 40 km
First, you will cycle through the natural reserve called Murnauer Moos (largest swamp area of Central Europe). Later, you will continue your tour through unspoiled nature following the River Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen. The stage is intentionally brief. Therefore, there is still enough time for an individual trip with the Zugspitzbahn, a mountain railway. At an altitude of 2962 meters, you will have a wonderful view of the Alps.

Day 4: Garmisch Partenkirchen –  Wallgau                     approx. 45 km
You will take the train to Scharnitz to bridge an altitude of 300 meters. From there, you will cycle uphill through wildly romantic gorges and lush meadows to the spring of the River Isar. Afterwards, you will cycle back through a sunny valley where you will have a marvellous panoramic view of the mountains of Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge, passing Mittenwald and finally arriving in Wallgau – a place where the Bavarian tradition is still a part of everyday life.

Day 5: Wallgau – Bad Tölz                                                  approx. 50 km
Passing the Isarwinkel, you will follow the crystal-clear, turquoise waters of the impressive Lake Sylvenstein. Cycling through charming landscapes, you will pass Lenggries and finally arrive in Bad Tölz. The 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. The ornate mansions testify the golden age.

Day 6: Bad Tölz – Lake Tegernsee – Bad Tölz                  approx. 45 km
You will cycle through the scenic Tegernsee countryside to Gmund at Lake Tegernsee where you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the lake. Following the valley Gaißbach, you will come back to Bad Tölz. The thermal waters of the famous spa “Alpamare” will help you to refresh your tired muscles. The Tölzer Market Street invites you to learn more about the famous television series “Der Bulle von Tölz”.

Day 7: Bad Tölz – Munich                                                  approx. 65 km
The Isar bike way leads you from Bad Tölz over Geretsried and Wolfratshausen directly to Grünwald. After a few short climbs you will arrive back in Bavaria’s state capital Munich, where you can explore its countless sights and attractions.

Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or additional overnights

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

€805 per person sharing  ( 20 April - 17 May )

€875 per person sharing ( 18 May- 21 June  )
€915 per person sharing ( 22 June - 8 Sept )

+€220 for single room supplement

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation ( 3* and 4*hotels )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bike rental ( unisex / ladies frame as standard,  gents frames limited / on request )
  • Bike insurance
  • Luggage transfer
  • train Garmisch - Partenkirchen - Schwarnith ( bike fare of approx €5 not incl. )
  • Travel maps & route details ( one per room )
  • Signposted route
  • GPS tracks available
  • Service hotline

    +€210 half board option ( 7 dinners ) 
    +€105 E-bike supplement (on request, limited availability)


Self Guided Tour Information

Tour is available daily from 20 April – 8 September (from/to Munich)

Note! This is a mere sample hotel list of preferred hotels. Hotels will be booked depending on availability matching the category booked.

Munich Lakes


Munich Sheraton West Park Munich Sheraton West Park1 Munich Sheraton West Park2

Day 1 & 7: Sheraton Westpark ****


Starnberger See Schlossgut1 Starnberger See Schlossgut2 Starnberger See Schlossgut3

Day 2: Bio Hotel Schlossgut Oberambach ****

Starnberger See Bernried Starnberger See Bernried1 Starnberger See Bernried2

Day 2: Hotel Seeblick Bernried ***


Murnau Angerbrau Murnau Angerbrau1 Murnau Angerbrau2

Day 3: Murnau Hotel Angerbräu ***

Murnau St. Leonhard Murnau St. Leonhard1

Day 3: Pension St. Leonhard


Garmish Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Garmish Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten1 Garmish Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten2

Day 4: Hotel Vierjahreszeiten ***

Garmish Garmisher Hof Garmish Garmisher Hof1 Garmish Garmisher Hof2

Day 4: Hotel Garmischer Hof ***

Garmish Hotel Bavaria Garmish Hotel Bavaria1 Garmish Hotel Bavaria2

Day 4: Hotel Bavaria***


Wallgau Posthotel Wallgau Posthotel1 Wallgau Posthotel2

Day 5: Wallgau Hotel Post***

Wallgau Alpenhof Wallgau Alpenhof1 Wallgau Alpenhof2

Day 5: Hotel Alpenhof ***

Wallgau Parkhotel Wallgau Parkhotel1 Wallgau Parkhotel2

Day 5: Parkhotel ****


Bad Toelz Alberbrau Bad Toelz Alberbrau1 Bad Toelz Alberbrau2

Day 6: Hotel Kolberbräu ****

Bad Toelz Toelzer Hof Bad Toelz Toelzer Hof1 Bad Toelz Toelzer Hof2

Day 6: Hotel Tölzer Hof ****

Bad Toelz Kolbergarten Bad Toelz Kolbergarten2 Bad Toelz Kolbergarten1

Day 6: Hotel Kolbergarten ***


How to get to the start point in Munich: 

Fly into Munich airport, lots of frequent international flights available. 

By Bus: The Lufthansa Airport Bus leaves every 20 minutes and stops at Terminal 1 (Arrivals A), the bus terminal at the Munich Airport Center (Z) and at Terminal 2 on the arrivals level (Level 03). You can buy a bus ticket from the driver, to city center takes approx 35 minutes.

Munich By Train: From Munich central staton (Hauptbahnhof) take the S-Bahn S7 to Wolfratshausen, from there continue either by public bus No. 373 towards Seeshaupt to Münsing / Holzhausen or take a taxi (approx. €18 per ride) directly to the hotel.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

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The hotels were very nice. the food at all hotels was excellent. The route and scenery were varied, interesting and beautiful!
Overall we had a great time and are looking forward to booking another cycling holiday in the future. Germany is a wonderful place to visit and their facilities for cycling is excellent.

Tina R. (Munich & Bavaria 2014)

Our biking vacation was great! Met many good new friends and really enjoyed the scenery along the way. Our accommodation was excellent as was the food. Looking forward to another bike trip in the future.

Jamie & Ingrid Bloomfield (Munich Lakes 2013)

Another fabulous holiday. The bikes were great. The choice of hotels was nice and varied with Bad Toltz being the most authentic and delightful. Highlights were the cafe at the end of the long one- way valley from Wallgau and the cable car ride up the Tolspitz.

Fiona Smith (Munich Lakes 2013)

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