Munich and the alps
Discover the five-lake country on two wheels from its most beautiful angle. For seven days you will take your bike through the majestic scenery of the Bavarian Alps and nature reserves. The nights are spent in a charming hotel, where the pristine South German way of life between the mountains and lakes is still celebrated. Do not hesitate to put your confidence in the Eurobike team. You simply must experience this cycling holiday to the crystal-clear Lake Starnberg! The first stage takes you from Bernried through the famous Pfaffenwilkel to Munich and onto the Ammersee. In the second half of the trip you cycle round Lake Starnberg.
Your Hotel: Hotel Seeblick Bernried
Each of the six nights is spent in the three-star Hotel Seeblick with the Sailer/Lütjohann family. In addition to an excellent location, the hotel offers an indoor swimming pool and sauna area, and is only a few steps from the lake. Treat yourself to some much-needed recovery on the cycle tour and use the hotel spa! Your body will thank you!
1. day Bernried Lake Starnberg Arrival
You will find your travel documents and rental bikes at the hotel. Today, you can already enjoy the comforts of the hotel; or even take a first swim in the lake ...?
2. day Riegsee und Staffelsee approx. 55 km
You will cycle on wonderful paths through unspoilt nature to Lake Riegsee. We recommend taking a short detour to the charming town of Murnau with its nice market street and many attractions. On the way back, you will be delighted by the picturesque Osterseen lakes, a group of 20 lakes which are among the warmest lakes in Germany.
3. day Pfaffenwinkel approx. 35 km
After today's bike ride you can understand them - the monks, the nuns, and the priests - why they have built 159 churches in this area and a lot of monasteries. The Pfaffenwinkel is a wonderful spot, which can be best explored by bike. Places like the historic town of Weilheim with its car-free Marienplatz invite you to take a quiet break
4. day München approx. 60 km + train
The day will start with a train journey to Munich. What could be better than exploring the attractions of the Bavarian capital by bicycle? Beautiful biking routes will lead you through the English Garden from one highlight to the next. Then, the Isar cycle path will lead you to Wolfratshausen and continue through the rolling hills back to Lake Starnberg.
5. day Ammersee and Monastery Andechs approx. 30-40 km
You will spend a day in the famous Pfaffenwinkel. A particular highlight is waiting the cyclists. Monastery Andechs not only has a lot to offer for the culture-hungry. Also the beer garden is one of the most beautiful ones in Germany. A nice walk will take you to Lake Ammersee and to Herrsching. Of course, you can also get there by bike. Afterwards, you will soon be back at Lake Starnberg.
6. day Lake Starnberg Roundtour approx. 50 km
The loop trail around Lake Starnberg is really beautiful and it will lead you from one lake town to the next. Not only the homes of the Bavarian celebrities lie along the way, also quaint shady beer gardens, Italian ice cream parlours and dreamy bathing places shape the image of today's cycling tour.
7. day Bernried Lake Starnberg Departure
Time passed too quickly. Lake Starnberg has much more to offer. Book an extension of your cycling trip in Bernried it's worth it!
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. – 14.04.2023
30.09. – 07.10.2023
15.04. – 12.05.2023
09.09. – 29.09.2023
13.05. – 08.09.2023
bookable additional services
Prices are per person.
13.04. – 19.04.2024
28.09. – 05.10.2024
20.04. – 17.05.2024
14.09. – 27.09.2024
18.05. – 13.09.2024
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- 6 nights with breakfast at Hotel Seeblick 3*** in Bernried
- 1 train ride Tutzing - Munich excl. bike
- Free use of the wellness facilities in the hotel
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7-day hotline service
Worth knowing about the Lake Starnberg: Bernried radial tour
Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-88689
Arrival by train
Bernried is easily accessible by train via Munich with S-Bahn. 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
Our partner hotels in Bernried always provide parking facilities, without costs.
Condition of cycle path
The area around Lake Starnberg is a bit hilly, 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 either 7-speed unisex bikes with hub gears and coaster brake or 21-speed ladies' or men's bikes with derailleur gears and freewheel as well as electric bikes (unisex).
The rental bikes will be ready for you upon arrival at the start hotel.
Extra costs which are not inculded
Biketicket for the trainride Tutzing - Munich is not included and must be paid at the station approx. 5,00 €. 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
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 Lake Starnberg has a surface area of approximately 56 square kilometres (22 sq mi) which makes it to the fourth largest lake in Germany and a great place for sightseeing. The lake Starnberger See is located in the southwest of Bavarians capital, the beautiful Munich. The lake Starnberger See has a maximum depth of 127 metres, a lenght of 20.2 kilometers and a maximum width of 4.7 kilometers. There is a 46 kilometer long hiking / biking trail around the lake. Like the lake lake Ammersee, the lake Starnberger See developed as a result of the ice age glaciers melting.
Mountains, baroque, beer gardens – a piece of Bavarian paradise: No matter where you look, you’ll see a church steeple. Hence its name, which was first mentioned in a document in 1756. It comes from a time when “Pfaffe” (priest) didn’t come with a negative overtone; the monasteries played a much more significant role in the utilisation of the land. Glory on earth – is manifested in the magnificent backdrop of the alpine foothills between Lech and Loisach with 159 churches and a plethora of monasteries. Pfaffenwinkel is home to the world-famous Pilgrimage Church of Wies, the wildly romantic Ammer River and the surreal Osterseen lakes.
People travel to the Benedictine monastery for many reasons: Some are taking part in the 900+ year tradition of pilgrimage to Andechs, while others simply want to enjoy a “Mass” of the monastery’s beer and a traditional Bavarian Brotzeit (a meal of cold meats, bread and cheese) while soaking up the magnificent views over the Alps and picturesque landscape in the Five Lakes Region. The monastery’s cultural programme also attracts a lot of fans: Its calendar of events includes the Andechser Orgelsommer (a summer organ festival), the Carl Orff Festival and a wide range of symposiums. Visitors can also combine their trip with a guided tour of the brewery or the historic Kloster Andechs.
Nature, art, congeniality, entertainment, shopping – the small artists’ town bubbles over with zest for life! With about 12,000 inhabitants and about 1,500 guest beds in all categories, the officially recognised health resort is the centre of the Blue Land around the Staffelsee. The picturesque landscape with a clear all-round view of the Alpine chain and alternating bluish lighting moods inspired world-famous artists such as Kandinsky and the Blue Rider group of painters. Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter lived and painted in the present‑day Münter House from 1909-1914 and found the way into the abstract painting of Expressionism.
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 belongs to the magnificent buildings at Odeonsplatz. Since in earlier 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.
Die Gemeinde Riegsee liegt zwischen München und Garmisch-Partenkirchen, auf 650 - 700 m Höhe im oberbayrischen Voralpenland, einer der schönsten Gegenden Bayerns. Riegsee selbst liegt - wie könnte es anders sein - am Riegsee, einem der kleineren, aber auch der wärmsten Seen im Alpenvorland. Das Feriengebiet um den Riegsee und den Staffelsee ist Teil des Landkreises Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Hier sind die Berge nicht direkt vor der Haustüre, sondern gerade so weit weg, dass es einen herrlichen Ausblick auf die Bergkette von der Benediktenwand im Osten über Herzogstand und Heimgarten, das Estergebirge und das Wettersteingebirge mit der Zugspitze bis zu den Ammergauer Bergen gibt. Und doch sind die Berge so nah, dass man sie sogar mit dem Fahrrad gemütlich erreichen kann.