A dream in white and blue.
Edge of the Alps Tour: Munich-Lindau
You can look forward to a beautiful landscape in southern Bavaria and to breathtaking views into the world of the Alps, enjoy unspoiled nature, meadows, deep forests, lush meadows and many small idyllic lakes. All that you will discover on wonderful cycle paths, good nature paths and minor roads. You rarely you have to cycle on main roads. From the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, you cycle to the Neuschwanstein Castle and on to the beautiful Lake Constance. Over and over again you are greeted by many beautifully decorated maypoles which get erected the first of May and according to old custom symbolize the beginning of the flowering period and therefore the arrival of spring.
1. day Munich Arrival
Look forward to Munich, the capital of Bavaria is waiting for you. English Garden, the City Hall, the Viktualienmarkt and the Hofbräuhaus want to be discovered. Tour information and distribution of bicycles in the afternoon.
2. day Munich - Murnau 65 km
You follow the Isar out of Munich. Through Forstenrieder Park and along the small river Würm you cycle to the north shore of Lake Starnberg. What a magnificent sight: clear water combined with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. Along the waterfront you cycle with pleasure from Starnberg to Ambach or Bernried and on to Murnau.
3. day Murnau - Füssen / Schwangau 60 km
Nature and culture in perfect harmony! In the morning you can enjoy your way through the largest moorland of Western Europe (Nature reserve 'Murnauer Moos'). Marvel at the splendor of the Bavarian rococo in the Wieskirche at noon and discover the royal castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the afternoon. Neuschwanstein, often referred to as a fairy-tale castle, is the most famous of the castles of Ludwig II and one of the most famous sights in Germany.
4. day Füssen / Schwangau - Nesselwang 25 km
If you hadn't time enough yesterday, today it's still time enough to visit the royal castles, because Nesselwang is quickly reached. You cycle along Lake Forgensee to Hopfen am See. With a fascinating view of the Allgäu Alps, the Zugspitze and the Tannheim Mountains, you cycle through a landscape with seven large and many other small lakes, enjoying an impressive alpine landscape.
5. day Nesselwang -Oberstaufen 50 km
Enjoy a magnificent alpine panorama again. Your wavy, varied cycling path takes you to the beautiful Lake Rottach. Now you can really relax, because you roll more or less downhill to Immenstadt. Place a worthwhile break on the Monastery Square or Marienplatz. Afterwards you cycle along the Great Alpsee to the nice little town Oberstaufen. Just a few km before you reach Oberstaufen an aerial passenger line takes you up to the 'Obere Hündle-Alp', where you can watch cheese production only a 5-minutes walk away from the mountain station (not included).
6. day Oberstaufen - Lindau/ Nonnenhorn 50 km
The last cycling day will inspire you, because you will cycle through a typical Allgäu countryside. You will pass scattered farms and small villages on your way through lush green meadows to Lake Constance. Look forward to the pretty town of Lindau and the lakefront. Lindau is situated on an island in the Lake. Have a look at the Old Town Hall and at the proud patrician houses with their impressive murals. Overnight stay in Lindau or about 8 km away in Nonnenhorn.
7. day Lindau Departure
All too soon the time passed by! Today we say goodbye to the Alps - or ride another lap along the lake? Who wants to return to Munich, we recommend the practical return transfer service including transportation of your private bikes.
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.
Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
Prices are per person.
12.04. – 09.05.2020
10.05. – 20.06.2020
21.06. – 06.09.2020
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- personal tour briefing
- GPS-tracks available
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information on cycling trips from Munich to Lindau. If you have any further questions about this trip, please call us: Tel .: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
You can travel to Munich by train from all major cities in Germany. We recommend taking a taxi to the first hotel or the subway (30 min).
You can find up-to-date timetable information and prices at:
Parking facilities at the hotel
Our hotel in Munich offers parking spaces in an underground car park (EUR 49, - for 8 days / EUR 59, - for 10 days) for the entire duration of your bike trip. Reservation is not necessary. Close to the hotel you will also find free, public parking spaces.
Characteristics of the cycle paths
The hilly foothills of the Alps with the beautiful panorama of the Alps and idyllically situated lakes make the little ascent and downhill excursions really enjoyable. There are only a few sections on the main cycle lanes and on small side roads on magnificent bike paths and small side streets. The route is predominantly asphalted, individual longer sections also on easy-to-drive natural roads.
We provide 7-speed gear shift bikes with coaster brake (unisex) or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel (ladies and mens bikes) as well as electric bicycles (unisex).
How to get back to the first hotel
From Lindau you can return every hour by train to Munich (travel time incl. 1 change over 3 hours, price approx. EUR 20,00 - EUR 30,00 excluding bike).
Extra costs which are not inculded
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.
"The Englische Garten (“English Garden”) is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The layout has undergone constant change throughout the centuries as new buildings and green spaces were added time and again. It all started in 1789 when Elector Carl Theodor ordered that a public park be established along the Isar River. He put the project in the hands of the Briton Benjamin Thompson, who worked at the time for the Bavarian Army. The park was given the name Englische Garten because it was laid out in the style of an English country park.
Today the Englische Garten offers numerous leisure time activities. Cyclists and joggers train on the 78-kilometer-long (48.5 miles) network of paths, and amateur soccer players meet on the fields for recreational games. A beautiful vista of the city if offered by the Monopteros, which was added to the park landscape along with the hill in 1836. The Japanese teahouse first opened in 1972 on the southern end of the park on an artificial island in the Schwabinger Bach (stream). Japanese tea ceremonies are performed here regularly.
"Is there a Hofbrauhaus in Munich?" - even if the Munich original has already been replicated in Las Vegas and other cities, the imposing Neo-Renaissance building remains unique. The atmosphere, the Bavarian culture and the international flair, make Munich's Hofbräuhaus a very special place. Up to 35,000 visitors flock daily to the huge drinking hall on the ground floor. The beer garden in the courtyard is particularly beautiful and also quiet in summer.
The Starnberger See is the Bavarian capital Munich's nearest lake. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was already very popular with the Munich court. The 57-square-kilometre lake is around 20 kilometres long, five kilometres wide and up to 127 metres deep. It is bordered by moraine hills. Walkers can explore the beauty of the landscape and the various sights on the path that follows long stretches of the shore. Among the best-known towns and villages on the lake are Starnberg, Seeshaupt, Bernried, Tutzing and Feldafing with Rose Island and the park designed by Peter Joseph Lenné.
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.
From the castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein there is a splendid view of the Alpsee. It covers an area of almost one square kilometre, with just under five kilometres of shoreline and a depth of up to 62 metres. The lake nestles between wooded mountain slopes in an area of unspoilt natural beauty which was already popular in the 19th century – the Bavarian kings built their romantic castles here on sites originally occupied by the strongholds of medieval knights.
Oberstaufen is a municipality in the district of Oberallgäu in Bavarian Swabia, Germany, situated on the B 308 road from Lindau to Immenstadt.
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.
The oldest town in the Oberallgäu is surely one of the most diverse cities in the region. The unique location at the largest natural lake in the Allgäu, the Grosses Alpsee, the historic city center with a castle, artistic fountains and squares, as well as the multitude of attractive leisure facilities make the city an extremely popular holiday destination. Immenstadt has been lovingly called "Städtle" by the locals in the year 2010 to its 650th anniversary. Its medieval core, in the area of the Marienplatz, is characterized especially by the restored castle and invites, of course, to linger and enjoy.
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.