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​​Munich's surrounding lakes 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2

  • 8days
  • Germany

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Self-guided Cycling Tour around Munich's lakes

Lake Ammer, Lake Starnberg and lake Kochel

You will come across famous names during this cycle tour. On television you hear a lot about celebrities at Lake Starnberg, one of Bavaria’s most stunning beer gardens, at Andechs monastery, about the ‚Blaue Reiter’-group, who paved the way for modern art and about the popular German TV series ‚der Bulle von Tölz’. Experience stories and the history about and behind it first hand, while you move on your cycle tour from one glittering lake to the next. Without doubt you will have your own little anecdote ready to tell about this phenomenal region.

Tour character: Level 2

Overall easy terrain. There are a few short ascents, which can also easily be tackled by pushing the bike uphill. You cycle on marvellous cycle paths and little side roads, only on short sections on main roads. The route is mainly asphalted; a few longer sections are on well-maintained dirt or gravel roads.

Included in the Munich Lakes Cycling Tour:

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Boat ride from Hersching to Dießen incl. bike 
  • Clear signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Not included in the tour:

  • Bike rental
  • Bike insurance
  • Visitor's taxes, if due, are not included in the price
  • Half board evening meal 215 EUR (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Munich train station
  • Munich airport
  • Multi-storey car park costs approx. € 49 for 8 days and approx. € 59 for 10 days, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Free car park close to the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Departure any day

If you would like to rent a bike or e-bike, please contact our office: [email protected]

Bike: 79 EUR E-bike: 189 EUR

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Munich

    Welcome briefing and bike fitting. Bavaria’s state capital has countless sights in store for all visitors (English Gardens, town hall, Hofbräuhaus,…).

  • Day 2

    Munich – Lake Ammer approx. 45km + boat ride

    From Munich, first you cycle through the Forstenrieder park. A former hunting ground of the Wittelsbacher and with an area of 2100 hectars, it is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Via Gauting along the ‚Königlich-Bayerischen’- cycle path on a slightly hilly terrain towards lake Ammer. Then a well earned break, a so called ‘Brotzeit’ with a ‘Maß’ (1 litre) beer in a shady beer garden before you are back on your bike, enjoying a roaring descent.After this you make a relaxing boat trip from Herrsching to Dießen (season from 01.05. until 21.09.) Your accommodation will either be in Herrsching or Dießen.

  • Day 3

    Lake Ammer – Lake Starnberg approx. 40km

    Today you start towards along the river Ammer to Weilheim in ‘Pfaffenwinkel’. This name is due to the numerous monasteries and 159 churches in this area. Via lush meadows and through deep green forests, the route takes you all the way to the banks of lake Starnberger See. Your accommodations are either in Bernried or Ambach.

  • Day 4

    Around lake Starnberger See approx. 50km

    Today you cycle all the way around possibly the best-known lake in Bavaria. The cycle path takes you from one lakeside resort to the next, past villas of Bavarian celebrities, quaint shady beer gardens and picturesque swimming bays.

  • Day 5

    Lake Starnberg– Lake Kochel approx. 45km

    Straight away you cycle past the idyllic lakes ’Osterseen’. They form a chain of 19 little lakes and are certainly always pleasant to swim in. Then through unspoilt Bavarian villages and along lake Riegsee and from there it is not far to Murnau with its beautiful town square. After that you cycle past the ’Murnauer Moos’ and the well-known stud farm Schwaiganger until you see lake Kochel in the distance. We especially recommend visiting the amazing Franz Marc museum!

  • Day 6

    Lake Kochel – Bad Tölz approx. 30km

    This is a short tour with tons of time left over to enjoy and relax. Already after a few cycling kilometres through the Kocheler Moos, the shady beer garden of the Benediktbeuern monastery invites you for a first break. Once you have reached today’s destination, Bad Tölz, there is a lot to see! Two ancient trading routes brought all the wealth to this town, of which the elaborately decorated houses in the market road are still living testimony.

  • Day 7

    Bad Tölz – Munich approx. 60km

    The Isar cycle path leads you via Geretsried and Wolfratshausen to Grünwald. There are still a few little ascents to overcome before you reach the state capital Munich, where countless tourist attractions are waiting to be explored.

  • Day 8

    Departure or extension of your stay

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Car rental in Germany

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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