Munich to Salzburg - Lakes & Valleys

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Visiting: Germany, Austria

Hotel & Bike

7 nights from £781 to £1035pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy to Moderate i
Standard Superior i
Code GE017
Good For Multi-Country, Solo
Distance 165mi/265km
Runs Apr - Sep
Departs Friday
Fly to Munich
Return from Salzburg

Overview

What to expect

Ride through the rolling green hills of the Bavarian Lake District, from the vibrant streets of Munich to Salzburg, Mozart’s home city. Touring through emerald forests and past glistening blue lakes, the cycling is mostly easy-going and, even when the Bavarian Alps rise around you towards the end of the tour, the terrain along the cycle path remains gentle.

Backed by modest mountains, Bavaria’s beautiful lakes make great spots for a picnic, refreshing swim or a boat trip – the islands of Lake Chiemsee are worth visiting. As you cycle south-east towards Austria, you’ll pass riverside villages and celebrated spa towns that were once important stations on Bavaria’s trade routes. Cycling into the sparkling city of Salzburg makes an impressive end to this tour and relaxing in a street cafe with apple strudel is a delicious way to finish.

  • Glistening lakes, rolling hills and mountain views
  • Start in Munich's cultural streets, end in musical Salzburg
  • Celebrated spa towns backed by the Bavarian Alps
  • Leisurely cycling along gentle cycle paths with e-bikes available

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Fri): Arrive in Munich

    Make your way to Munich and stroll around the capital of Bavaria or relax in one of its beer gardens.

  • Day 2 (Sat): Munich - Bad Tölz 38 miles (60 km)

    Join the Isar cycle path and ride through forests and typical towns en route to the ornate mansions of Bad Tölz, a town which sits at the crossroads of the River Isar and an old salt trading route.

  • Day 3 (Sun): Bad Tölz - Lake Schliersee 22 miles (35 km)

    Cycle over gently rolling hills through the scenic landscape of Lake Tegernsee. Take a break at Gmünd and enjoy a boat trip or swim in the lake. Continue along the Bodensee- Königssee cycle path to the beautiful shores of Lake Schliersee.

  • Day 4 (Mon): Lake Schliersee - Bad Feilnbach 22/31 miles (35/50 km)

    Tour along the lakeshore and on a more undulating route to the peaceful spa town of Bad Feilnbach, renowned for its mild climate and abundant fruit trees.

     

    The cycle mileage today is dependent on the location of your overnight hotel.

  • Day 5 (Tue): Bad Feilnbach - Lake Chiemsee 19/28 miles (30/45 km)

    Discover the largest peat mining area in Bavaria and the town of Neubeuern, where the local emblem of crossed ship hooks symbolises the area’s historic shipbuilding industry. Cycle at the foot of the Chiemgau Mountains to Lake Chiemsee and relax on the lakeshore or take a boat to the islands of Herrenchiemsee and Frauenchiemsee.

     

    The cycle mileage today is dependent on the location of your overnight hotel.

  • Day 6 (Wed): Lake Chiemsee – Inzell 31 miles (50 km)

    Continue along gentle terrain as mountains rise up around you, cycling through the Bergener Moos wetlands at the foot of Mount Hochfelln. Tour alongside the Rote Traun River to the idyllic town of Inzell and see the famous Lüftlmalerei paintings on the town houses here.

  • Day 7 (Thu): Inzell - Salzburg 34 miles (55 km)

    Ride on narrow paths between the mountains, along the famous German Alpine Road and pedal alongside the River Saalach to reach the cathedral and spa park at Bad Reichenhall. Cycle across the border between Bavaria and Austria to reach the beautiful city of Salzburg.

  • Day 8 (Fri): Depart from Salzburg

    Enjoy breakfast in Salzburg before checking out or extend your stay to appreciate this stunning city.

Accommodation

3* & 4* Hotels

We use a pool of 3 and 4 star hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • 3* hotels plus 4* hotels in Munich and Salzburg
  • Breakfast included, half board available
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transferred each day

Dates & Prices

Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance

Price includes

  • 7 nights accommodation: 3 star hotels and 4 star hotels in Munich and Salzburg
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Maps and route information (GPS route available on request)
  • Welcome briefing
  • Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Tourist taxes where applicable

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, comfortable gel saddle, repair kit, spare inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike

21 gear unisex bike
Bike hire
£70

Hybrid with 21 or 7 gears

E-bike
E-bike hire
£165

With pannier

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board (3-course dinner)
£215pp

Extra nights

Munich 4*: Double room (B&B)
£79pp
Munich 4*: Single room (B&B)
£138pp
Salzburg 4* (21st June-29th August): Double room (B&B)
£82pp
Salzburg 4* (21st June-29th August): Single room (B&B)
£136pp
Salzburg 4* (other dates): Double room (B&B)
£64pp
Salzburg 4* (other dates): Single room (B&B)
£99pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Munich

Take a train or bus from Munich airport to the centre.
 

Getting back

Fly from Salzburg

Alternatively, fly from Munich. Take a train from Salzburg to Munich or book a transfer - please enquire.

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Great ride - beautiful scenery and tour operator extremely helpful.

Glenys Sleeman, Australia , June 2019

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