Bavarian Lakes and Romantic Road
Royal castles in the midst of glittering water worlds.
Discover Bavaria's picture book. Picturesque places, quaint beer gardens, baroque churches and fascinating castles in front of the majestic backdrop of the Bavarian Alps. This wonderful round trip from Augsburg is a treat right from the beginning! Enjoy the medieval flair in Augsburg, Füssen, Schongau and Landsberg. Take refreshing bathing breaks in Ammersee and Wörthsee. On the way, discover the small Rococo pilgrimage church "To the scourged Savior on the meadow" (UNESCO World Heritage Site) as well as the world-famous fairytale castles of King Ludwig. Colorful half-timbered buildings, historic city walls, ships' nooks and medieval towns along the Romantic Road will immerse you in bygone times. You cycle on varied cycle paths through the Pfaffenwinkel, along the old Roman road Via Claudia Augusta and the wildly romantic river Lech. The first three stages are peppered with some gradients. Mostly you cycle on paved roads, but longer sections sometimes on gravel paths.
1. day Augsburg Arrival
Look forward to Augsburg, one of Germany's oldest cities. Lovingly it is also called Renaissance city, Fugger city, water city, Brecht city or episcopal city. Stroll through the old town with its medieval guild houses and marvel at the cathedral, the worth seeing town hall and the Fugger houses, once residences of wealthy merchant families.
2. day Ammersee & Wörthsee approx. 65 km
Today you cycle through lush meadows and prehistoric, Bavarian villages to Ammersee, the third largest Bavarian lake. The beautiful lakeside invites you with cozy inns, sunny terraces and shady beer gardens for well-deserved rest. Then you cycle to the small Wörthsee, which heats up quickly due to the shallow depth of about 14 meters. It offers the best swimming in spring.
3. day Wörthsee - Murnau approx. 60 km
Get excited, today your cycling route leads directly along Lake Wörth and Lake Pilsen to Andechs Monastery. Visible from afar on the Holy Mountain above the eastern shore of the Ammersee, it is the oldest place of pilgrimage in Bavaria. The rustic monastery brewery is well known far beyond the borders of Bavaria. Cycle through the Pfaffenwinkel, a Bavarian picture book landscape, which owes its name to the many surrounding monasteries. Look forward to Murnau in the evening. Stroll through the colorful pedestrian zone, visit small galleries and studios, coffee houses or a quaint brewery inn.
4. day Murnau - Füssen/ Schwangau approx. 60 km
Enjoy your bike ride through the Pfaffenwinkel with beautiful pastures and pure alpine romance. Take a rewarding break at the Wieskirche. The Rococo Pilgrimage Church "The Scourged Savior on the Meadow" was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984! After a worthwhile visit you finally cycle to Füssen, the romantic soul of Bavaria.
5. day Füssen - Schongau approx. 50 km
Let yourself be fascinated by King Ludwig's fairytale castles in Königswinkel. Marvel at the Hohenschwangau mountain castle, which presents sumptuous rooms, and at Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th century fairytale castle. Enchanted by all the impressions you will cycle along the Via Claudia Augusta to Schongau. Enjoy the well-preserved old town with almost completely preserved city walls and enjoy the originality and charm of the small town.
6. day Schongau - Landsberg am Lech approx. 35 km
From the walkways of the city wall you have a magnificent view over the Lech Valley and the upcoming bike stage. Take some worthwhile breaks on the way. In Altenstadt visit the Romanesque St.Michael's basilica (12th century) and in Epfach the Roman museum. It clearly conveys the work of the Romans in Epfach, once a very important Roman settlement at the crossroads of two Roman roads. Enjoy the evening in Landsberg, which proudly presents its medieval town center and well preserved towers.
7. day Landsberg - Augsburg approx. 45 km
Through romantic landscape you cycle along the Lech and enjoy the broad Lech Valley. Here the the route leads along the original former Roman road Via Claudia Augusta. Beautiful little villages with monasteries and castles are located on the bike path. Soon you reach the Fugger city of Augsburg with the famous Fuggerei from 1516. Enjoy the last evening of your bike tour in Augsburg and discover the numerous architectural monuments of the city.
8. day Augsburg Departure
Today your varied bike tour ends after breakfast at the hotel in Augsburg.
prices & services
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.
08.04. – 21.04.2023
30.09. – 07.10.2023
22.04. – 19.05.2023
09.09. – 29.09.2023
20.05. – 08.09.2023
bookable additional nights
- personal welcome and briefing
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find detailed information about the Munich lakes. If you have any further questions about this trip, please call us: Tel .: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Augsburg is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. Our partner hotel can be reached from the station by taxi or by public transportation. Current schedule information and price information can be found at:
Parking facilities at the hotel
Parking garage approx. € 70, - for 7 days (payable locally, no reservation possible).
Condition of cycle paths
Moderate tour. On the first 3 days a few short climbs can also be conquered by pushing. You cycle on beautiful bike trails and small roads, on main roads only for short distances. Mostly you bike on paved path some sections are on dirt roads.
Verfügbare LeihräderAvailable rental bikes
You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles with 21-speed gear shift and freewheel or unisex-bikes with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or electric bikes (unisex).
Extra costs which are not inculded
A possibly applicable city tax is not included and has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, 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.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
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Corona virus and holiday planning
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.
Third largest city in Bavaria with about 300,000 inhabitants. History: Founded by the Romans 15 BC., oldest city in Bavaria and second oldest German town. A Renaissance-city you must see. Famous Augsburg citizens: Jacob Fugger the Rich, Leopold Mozart (father of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart), Bert Brecht, Rudolf Diesel. Famous sights: The Fuggerei (oldest social settlement in the world) , the Augsburg puppet theatre with adjacent museum, Brecht and Mozart museum, Renaissance-city hall and Maximilianstraße and much more.
The lake Ammersee has a surface area of approximately 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi) which makes it to the sixth largest lake in Germany and a great place for sightseeing.
Murnau rises above the nature reserve Murnauer Moos and the three warmest bathing lakes of Upper Bavaria. From a viewing balcony you can see the summits of the Wetterstein, Ester and Ammergebirge.Malerische Winkel and alleys are motifs of world-famous paintings by Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter, who lived together in the Münterhaus from 1909-1914. The castle museum is dedicated to the artists of the "Blue Rider", but also documents landscape and local history, shows an international collection of backgammons and recalls the ten Murnau years of the writer Ödön von Horváth.
Under the onion tower of the parish church of St. Nikolaus is hidden a gem baroque church building. Emanuel von Seidl, the Munich Art Nouveau architect, designed the protected facades of the pedestrian zone with a town hall. Small restaurants, cafes, boutiques and an international audience characterize the townscape. Five minutes away is the cultural and meeting center with a park - central event center for concerts, theaters, congresses, and exhibitions.
Wallfahrtskirche "Zum gegeißelten Heiland auf der Wies"
Die Wieskirche bei Steingaden ist eine der berühmtesten Rokokokirchen der Welt. Seit 1983 ist die Wieskirche UNESCO-Welterbestätte. Die Mitte dieses Gotteshauses ist die Figur des leidenden Christus, des Gegeißelten Heilandes. Am 14. Juni 1738 sah die Bäuerin Maria Lory in den Augen einer Figur, die den leidenden Jesus an der Geißelsäule darstellt, Tränen. Diese Tränenwunder war der Ausgang für die Wallfahrt zum Gegeißelten Heiland auf der Wies im Ortsteil Wies bei Steingaden. Von 1745 bis 1754 wurde von Dominikus Zimmermann dafür ein einzigartiges Gotteshaus geschaffen. Rokoko in höchster Vollendung schmückt die Kirche. Ca. 1 Million Besucher aus aller Welt kommen unterm Jahr, darunter auch viele Wallfahrer. Die Wieskirche lädt ein zum Schauen, zum Staunen, zum Beten, zum Besuch der Gottesdienste, zum Zuhören bei einem der Konzerte im Sommer und nicht zuletzt lädt sie ein zur stillen Einkehr, um im Gegeißelten Heiland Gott zu begegnen.
Castles and Palaces around Füssen
The unique countryside around Füssen has fascinated rulers and kings throughout the centuries. Proof of this is the more than 60 preserved castles, castle ruins and palaces. These include such world-famous ones as Neuschwanstein, the last residence of the legendary King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845 – 1886).
Castles and Palaces around Füssen
Schongau (Germany) is a city in the region Pfaffenwinkel, lying in the southwest of Munich, which is around one and a half hour away by train or car. Schongau is next to the river Lech, which comes from the lake Forggensee not far away in the South and goes to Landsberg am Lech, a nice city in the North.
Landsberg am Lech
Nicht umsonst gilt Landsberg am Lech als das „oberbayrische Rothenburg“. Mit seiner imposanten Altstadtkulisse, dem eindrucksvollen Lechwehr und den zahlreichen Kirchen, Türmen und Toren gewährt die Stadt auf faszinierende Weise Einblick in längst vergangene Zeiten.
Die Stadt Landsberg am Ufer des Lechs kann auf eine bewegte Geschichte zurückschauen, die sich nicht zuletzt auf ihrer strategisch günstigen Lage begründet. Als der römische Kaiser Claudius im Jahr 46 n. Chr. die Militär- und Handelsstraße Via Claudia Augusta erbauen ließ, war diese die wichtigste Verbindung von Italien über die Alpen bis nach Augsburg. Die Via Claudia verlief entlang des Lechs, und historische Funde belegen, dass die Römer auch in Landsberg weilten.
Strolling through the romantic center of the 700-year-old town of Fuessen is a true delight. The town has plenty of shopping as well as a number of sights to see: baroque churches, the former Benedictine abbey of St. Mang, the municipal museum, the “High Castle” (Hohes Schloss) with its inner courtyard and wonderful frescoes as well as a branch of the Bavarian State Art Gallery.