Cowbells in the Alps.
A powerful journey for strong cyclists! This beautiful round trip from Lindau leads mostly along quiet country roads, partly on dirt bike and farm roads through the hilly Voralpen landscape. With a good level of fitness you can master many slight and steep gradients and enjoy spectacular descents. The lovely Allgäu stands for wooded heights, meadows, lakes and ponds, orchards, hidden roadside crosses and isolated farms. You can cycle through these diverse nature between mountains, Allgäu hills and idyllic lakes and explore the lake 'Grosser Alpsee', the largest natural lake in the Allgäu, Fussen, Kempten and the medieval Kleinod Wangen. The world-famous castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are among the undisputed highlights of this trip.
1. day Lindau arrival
A historic island with unmistakable charm, surrounded by a crystal-clear lake and a lush green countryside. Explore the historic center of the former imperial city on the island and the famous harbor with the lighthouse and the Bavarian lion.
2. day Lindau - Oberstaufen 55 km
After a short distance along the lake you follow the 'Bodensee-Königssee' bike path that leads up to the Allgäu. Up to today's destination, the Schroth-Heilbad Oberstaufen, you cycle past lush meadows with happy cows and enjoy the wonderful views of the Allgäu Alps.
3. day Oberstaufen
Enjoy a wonderful day in Allgäu. Leave your bike where it is and take the mountain railway up to Oberstaufen's very own Hochgrat mountain! Up at almost 1800 metres, you have stunning panoramic views of the Allgäu region. If you prefer relaxing, spend a day at the spa, swimming at the Aquaria baths. With the Oberstaufen card, this attraction as well as many more are included during your stay. It's a great relaxed way of enjoying sunny Allgäu.
4. day Oberstaufen - Nesselwang 55 km
You will cycle past Lake Großer Alpsee and through stunning valleys to Immenstadt. Green cow meadows, magnificent Baroque churches and crystal blue water characterise the landscape. After Lake Grüntensee you will reach Nesselwang. You can take the cable railway up to the peak of the Alpspitze. Alternatively, you can marvel at the more than 2500 painted and decorated eggs at the easter museum.
5. day Nesselwang - Füssen 30 km
You will soon arrive at Forggensee lake, Germany's biggest reservoir. In Füssen you can visit Hohe Schloss castle, the former summer residence of the Augsburg bishops. Today, it accommodates a gallery. Alternatively you can go on a trip to the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein, the famous castle that belonged to Ludwig II.
6. day Füssen - Kempten 70 km
Idyllic Allgäu treasures lie on your route to Kempten, one of the oldest towns in Bavaria. Underneath the Erasmus chapel is a unique museum that tells the history of the town in a room that has been rediscovered. A unique museum. In this residence magnificent rooms await you – some decorated in brilliant colours and others quite simply designed. The various decorative elements give the rooms a special flair.
7. day Kempten - Wangen in Allgäu 65 km
Beautiful on your own route you cycle along a disused railway line in the Württemberg part of the Allgäu region to the European watershed between the Rhine and Danube. Take a break in Isny with its charming historic downtown and enjoy the atmosphere of this sunny city. On the Donau-Bodensee-Cycle Route you cycle then into the medieval gem Wangen! Marvel at this quaint, beautifully restored, former imperial city with the most beautiful streets-capes in southern Germany.
8. day Wangen im Allgäu - Lindau 45 km
Through the beautiful hilly landscape of Upper Swabia you cycle to Neukirch. Marvel at the many fields of hops, as you cycle through one of the main hop growing regions. Even apple trees and orchards comprising today's landscape. In Kressbronn you are back at Lake Constance and you continue to follow the first class Lake Constance bike path to the island town of Lindau.
9. day Lindau departure
After breakfast, your tour through the Allgäu and the beautiful foothills of the Alps ends.
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
30.04. – 15.05.2020
13.09. – 04.10.2020
16.05. – 28.05.2020
14.06. – 26.06.2020
01.06. – 13.06.2020
27.06. – 03.07.2020
23.08. – 12.09.2020
29.05. – 31.05.2020
04.07. – 22.08.2020
bookable additional nights
accommodation in 3*** hotels
travel documents incl. maps
7-days hotline service
Worth knowing about the Allgäu round trip
Please find more information about the bike trip "Allgäu round trip" below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Lindau is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the train station to get to our hotels.
Current schedule and price information you will find at
You will find two long term parking spaces ("Seeparkplatz" and "Karl-Bever-Platz"), approx. 7,00 € per day/car. Detailed information you will receive with your travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
Condition of cycle paths
Usually you will cycle on roads with little traffic, but partly on graveld cycle paths as well. As the tour leads through the hilly alpine upland, flat stages alternate with easy and heavy rises and descents.
Available rental bikes
27-speed gear shift and freewheel bikes will be provided as well as electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height. Men's bikes are suitable for all gentlemen from 175 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking. The rental bikes are provided at the first hotel.
Extra costs which are not inculded in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the price and has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
The historic old town of Lindau is located on the island of the same name in Lake Constance. The island is connected to the mainland by a railway dam and a road bridge.
The entrance to the port is limited by the new lighthouse of 1856 on the west side and the Bavarian lion on the east side. The six-meter high, armed lion sits, leaning on the front lines, sitting on a three-tiered platform from Nagelfluh, and looks to the Swiss bank.
With the award of the title "Schrothkurort" in November 1959, Oberstaufen was officially recognized as the only Schrothkurort of the Federal Republic. In December 1969 Oberstaufen was recognized as a climatic health resort.
The Große Alpsee is the largest natural lake of the Allgäu in the middle of meadows, forests and mountains. In addition to excellent sports facilities, the large alpine lake also offers great bathing facilities around the lake.
The idyllic location of Neuschwanstein is unique. King Ludwig II had built the castle to withdraw from the public. Neuschwanstein is today one of the most visited castles and castles in Europe. Around 1.3 million people visit "the castle of the fairy tale king". In the summer, an average of more than 6,000 visitors daily pass through rooms designed for a single occupant.
Hohenschwangau Castle is located directly opposite Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau near Füssen. As a 18-year-old, Maximilian von Bayern, on a hike, discovered the Hohenschwangau castle ruins, which were called "Schwanstein". Spontaneously, he decided to buy and rebuild. In the years 1833 to 1837 he let the remains of the medieval castle to a romantic residential castle expand. The interior and exterior design, the furnishings of the rooms and the more than 90 wall paintings are coordinated with each other and form a harmonious whole. The complex, as Maximilian and his artist architect created it, has been preserved as an extraordinary architectural monument from the time of the Romantic period.
Isny attracts with a charming historical city center and is embedded in a landscape of gentle hills and small lakes, with a view of the highest mountain of Wurttemberg, the Black Ridge, and the alpine chain on the horizon. The town hall stands at 705 meters high, the highest point reaches with 1.118 meters height of the black ridge.
The Fidelisbäck, a 500-year-old bakery with adjoining restaurant, is particularly worth a visit, especially because of the extensive façade paintings. A special feature of the city are the many wells, which have been partly enlarged and embellished in the last few years with often eye-opening sculptures.