Munich lake tour in 9 days
The river Isar shines greenish as a glacier, pebble sandbanks line the river bank and the breathtaking scenery of the Alps rises impressively into the sky... This is the beginning of your biking holiday! The joy of life, the healthy air, the blue and white freedom - this and much more is waiting to be experienced!
1. day Trip to Munich
Don't hesitate to arrive early; the city of Munich is definitely worth being visited! There are varius places of interest like the "Englischer Garten", the "Hofbräuhaus" or the town-hall. More information can be requested at the hotel where the bikes are handed over.
2. day München - Lake Starnberg 45/60 km
Riding through Forstenrieder Park you reach Lake Starnberg. You will cycle along the shore to Ambach or Bernried. Look forward to crystal-clear water and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.
3. day Starnberger See - Murnau at the Staffelsee 30 km
Then you roll along the shore of the dark blue Lake Starnberg. Following beautiful paths along the Osterseen and Riegsee, Murnau at the Staffelsee will be reached.
4. day Murnau - Garmisch Partenkirchen 40 km
Today you will cross the largest bog area of central Europe! What a great variety of landscapes! Through untouched nature you follow the river Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen. Arriving early, taking a trip with the Zugspitzbahn in 2962 metres height is really worthwhile, as it is rewarded with a tremendous view over the Alps.
5. day Garmisch Partenkirchen - Wallgau 45 km
300 metres of altitude to Scharnitz are easily mastered by train. Here the adventure begins: Slightly uphill the trail leads through wild and romantic canyons and juicy mountain pastures to the source of the Isar. Through the sunny valleys offering a magnificent panorama view over Karwendel- and Wetterstein mountains you will reach Wallgau via Mittenwald. In Wallgau Bavarian traditions are still held up.
6. day Wallgau - Bad Tölz 50 km
It is like in a movie: Past the Isarwinkel along the crystal-clear, turquoise and blue water you will reach the impressing Sylvensteinsee to continue to Bad Tölz via Lenggries. Looking for "Der Bulle von Tölz" you will explore the picturesque old town with richly decorated facades, quaint inns and attractive shops.
7. day Trip to the Tegernsee 45 km
Would you prefer a beautiful day on the bike or rather a relaxing day in Bad Tölz? Just as you wish! You can either choose to bike through the glorious Tegernsee landscape to Gmund with its amazing view over the lake or to relax in the 34°C warm thermal water of the famous spa "Alpamare". Here tired muscles will regain their strength.
8. day Bad Tölz - Munich 60 km
The Isar bike trail will accompany you today. The green Isar with its white pebble banks and the excellent view over the Alps will make your heart rejoice. The landscape will become more and more charming today: Gentle hills and onion-shaped church towers line your way to the suburbs of Munich.
9. day Departure from Munich
We are happy to book additional nights for you in order for you to explore Munichs beautiful city centre (about 10 minutes by S-Bahn).
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.
11.04. – 08.05.2020
09.05. – 19.06.2020
20.06. – 05.09.2020
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- personal tour briefing
- train Garmisch Partenkirchen - Scharnitz
- ticket for bike payable by your own about 5.00 Euro
- 1 x bavarian veal sausage breakfast
- GPS-tracks available
- Note: During fair time we may have to charge extra cost for Munich
Below you will find detailed information about the Munich lakes. If you have any further questions about this trip, please call us: Tel .: 06421 - 88689
Arrival by train
München is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. Our partner hotel can be reached from the station by taxi or in about 30 minutes by public transportation (subway). Current schedule information and price information can be found at:
Parking facilities at the hotel
Parking garage in Munich approx. € 49, - for 8 days, approx. 59, - for 10 days (payable locally, no reservation possible). Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
Condition of cycle paths
Easy tour. 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 only some sections are on dirt roads.
Available 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).
Munich Trade fair
Please note: At trade fairs, you have to reckon with supplements for your overnight stay in Munich. The amount of the surcharge will be communicated to you on request.
Extra costs which are not inculded
The bike ticket for train ride Garmisch - Scharnitz costs ca. 5,00 € per bike and has to be paid on site. A possibly applicable city tax is not included and has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 day 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.
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.
Cathedral / Frauenkirche
The cathedral to our "lieben Frau", who is simply called Frauenkirche in the Volksmund, is the widely visible landmark of Munich. The two towers of the gothic cathedral dominate the cityscape. The southern tower can be visited at certain times and offers a wonderful panorama view over Munich
Marienplatz / New Town Hall
In the middle of the city: the town hall in neo-gothic style surpasses Munich's Marienplatz. A popular photo object: the world-famous clock game, which turns around 11 and 12 o'clock every day, as well as from March to October at 5 pm in the Rathausturm.
Anyone who has passed the 306 steps to the lookout platform of the Old Town in the center of Munich will be rewarded with a fantastic view over the city and the surrounding countryside. When the weather is good, the Alps and Zugspitze can be seen.
Nearly every tourist has heard of Hofbräuhaus. The famous Bierhalle am Platzl in the Old Town is well visited in all seasons.
Theatinerkirche / Odeonsplatz
The Catholic Court and Stiftskirche St. Kajetan is one of the most magnificent buildings on Odeonsplatz. Since in former times it was the Order Church of the Theatine Monks in Munich, it is only called Theatinerkirche in the Volksmund. Next to the Theatinerkirche are the Feldherrenhalle and the Munich Residenz.
At the time of the monarchy, the kings of the Wittelsbacher ruled from the residence. Today, the building is used in a variety of ways: the Herkulessaal regularly hosts classical concerts, and the State Collection of Egyptian Art is housed in the rooms of the residence.
Built for the Olympic Summer Games 1972, the Olympiapark with its distinctive glass architecture is today one of the leisure centers of the city. Numerous events in the stadium, the Olympic Stadium or the park provide plenty of visitors.
The BMW world is the latest visitor magnet at the Olympiapark. The house with the impressive architecture tells the story and the future of the Bavarian automobile manufacturer.
The UFO in the north of Munich: The Allianz Arena is the city's newest landmark. If the Munich football clubs can not play here, interested parties can be guided through the building and marvel at the unique architecture.
The castle of the Bavarian ruling family, the Wittelsbacher, belongs to the magnificent buildings of this dynasty. Today, the connected castle park is a recreation area for residents and tourists. In addition to a guided tour of the mansions of the castle, a visit to the Naturkundemuseums Mensch und Natur is also offered, which is also accommodated in the building.
Murnau rises above the nature reserve Murnauer Moos and the three warmest bathing lakes of Upper Bavaria. As you can see from a balcony you can see the peaks of the Wetterstein, Ester and Ammergebirge.
Picturesque nooks and crannies 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 Murnauer 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.
In front of the majestic backdrop of the Bavarian Alps, only 20 kilometers south of Munich, lies the holiday paradise "Starnberger Fünf-See-Land". It is home to nine nature reserves, so that more than two-thirds of the Starnberg Five-Lakes region are protected by the landscape. Excellent water quality ensures a "clean" stay.
For active holidaymakers the Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land offers a lot of water fun. There are numerous sailing, surfing and water kites. If you want to take it a little quieter, there are four possibilities for fishing. For hikers and cyclists there are over 300 km of cycle paths and 220 km of hiking trails available. Beer gardens, picturesque places, houses with air-painting on the facades - "Oberbayern" as from the picture book.
Discovered a long time ago
In historical Garmisch you can discover a lot. Let yourself be driven through the spring road and the alleyways. Listen to the stories that tell you the famous airlift paintings on the facades. You do not have to be Bavarian to understand them.
Long past epochs come alive when you look at the Werdenfels farmhouses with their ornate balconies. Or the Biedermeier frescoes at Gasthof Husar.
A nice detour leads to the ancient church, which dates back to the 13th century and has a Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Close to the Polznkasperhaus, one of the oldest buildings here, you can enjoy cozy cafes: a refreshment, a coffee and a delicious homemade cake. And if you have strengthened yourself, you might have a look at the baroque church of St. Martin.
In the summer months, you can get to know the old town center on a ride with the historic coaching car once from a completely different side. You can get more information about this at the tourist offices in our Tourist Information, Tel: +49 8821 180 700.
You are on top of the Zugspitze, at the golden summit, at an altitude of almost 3,000 meters. The air is clear, the view almost infinite and the panorama grandios. All disturbing thoughts have remained down in the valley. Around you only sky, vast peaks and vastness, expanse, expanse. You are standing on the highest point of Germany - intoxicated by the high alpine scenery and happy.
The 2.962 meter high Zugspitze belongs to the Wettersteingebirge in the Northern Kalkalpen. Here the German and Austrian mountains reach their hand. Two of the German glaciers, the Schneeferner and the Höllentalferner are also located here.
On the 27th of August, 1820, Lieutenant Josef Naus climbed the summit on behalf of the Königliche Bairische Topographical Bureaus - together with Messgehilfen Maier and the mountain guide Johan Georg Deuschl. Probably, however, locals were already up about 50 years earlier. Historical map material suggests this at least. Yesterday as today, however, the Zugspitze is an impressive experience.
Sun-drenched Wallgau is at an altitude of 900 meters (2952 feet) above sea level. Quaint farmhouses and ornate facades give the place an artistic flair that is representative of Upper Bavaria. A vacation in the mountains as it should be.
Bad Tölz is a city with about 18,000 inhabitants: tranquil and yet versatile, with urban infrastructure and yet characterized by the rural idyll. And best of all, if you like, you can easily explore the sights of the town on foot.
Tegernsee - Gmund
Gmund's guests are unmistakable, down-to-earth and tradition-conscious. You want to get to know and enjoy the original Bavarian life? Then you are in the best place. Already Ludwig Erhard, the former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Minister of Economic Affairs, quietized his desire for peace and quiet. He was at home in Gmund and is buried here as well. The rural tradition has been preserved, maintained and passed on from generation to generation for centuries. In the local museum "Jagerhaus" you will find many proofs.
Gmund is regarded as the most family-friendly place in the holiday region Tegernsee. The slightly hilly foothills of the Alps are ideal for hikers and cyclists.