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Allgäu lakes: Weissensee radial tour

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  • Schloss Neuschwanstein
  • Foggensee
  • Füssen Lechfall
  • Alpsee
  • Füssen Blick auf die Lech
  • Blick auf den Hopfensee
  • Flussbett der Lech
  • Füssen Hohes Schloss
  • Füssen Hohes Schloss
  • Schloss Hohenschwangau
  • Schloss Hohenschwangau
  • Füssen
  • Blick auf Schloss Hohenschwangau und den Alpsee

tour description

At the gates of Neuschwanstein Castle.

Welcome to the magical Allgäu. Enjoy the diversity of the lakes and the charming foothills of the Alps on this radial tour. The world-famous castles of the Bavarian fairytale king Ludwig are just as much on your way as rustic cheese dairies and formerly fortified castles. You cycle through various alpine valleys and along crystal clear streams and lakes. You spend the night in the boutique hotel Dreimäderlhaus 3 *** s, which is idyllically situated directly on the Weissensee lake. Enjoy every day from this first-class seat to a breathtaking view over the romantic lake and the surrounding mountains. All 13 rooms are dedicated to a specific theme. One is playful, the other is noble alpine…. Let yourself be surprised! In the morning you can look forward to a special breakfast treat, because almost all delicacies come the hotels own organic or regional cultivation. Well strengthened, you can start your bike tours in order to relax in the evening in the sauna, the sanarium or in the pretty garden.

Your hotel: Boutique Hotel Dreimäderlhaus 3***

The owner-managed boutique Hotel Dreimäderlshaus is located directly on the beautiful Weissensee. From the inviting sun terrace, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding mountains of the foothills of the Alps. The hotel has 13 rooms. The beautiful comfort rooms are located on the lake side with a great view to the Weissensee and  the standard rooms are located on the side or face to the street. The wonderful location at the lake and the warm hospitality are trademarks of the house. Experience this tradition of "wellbeing" and "belonging" anew every day. The excellent breakfast with exclusively regional and often homemade and tasty ingredients is also a feast for the senses, so you can start the day with a happy feeling.

Hotel Boutique Dreimäderlhaus

1. day Weissensee arrival

Individual travel to Weissensee. Enjoy the first rays of sunshine on the hotel terrace or take a walk on the lake shore.

2. day Forggensee and Hegratsrieder lake, approx. 50 km

Today the Forggensee and thus Bavaria's fifth largest lake is on your program. With a view of the surrounding mountains, you cycle comfortably along the Forggensee to the Illasbergsee. On your varied bike tour, there are always beautiful bathing opportunities. The one at Hegratsrieder lake with its wide reed belt is particularly idyllic. A romantic little chapel stands on a grassy hill on the north bank of the Hegratsried lake. The chapel, painted white, stands out from the green grass and blue sky when the weather is nice and is a great photo opportunity. Afterwards Füssen is quickly reached again. Take a boat tour in the afternoon, because you can enjoy an exclusive and unique view of Neuschwanstein Castle, the mountains of the Ammergau, Lechtal and Tannheim Alps and the silhouette of the city of Füssen.

3. day Round tour through three alpine valleys, approx. 50 km

Impressive and wildly romantic you will cycle through the Allgäu foothills of the Alps today. From the Weissensee, you first go to Pfronten, from there on forest paths into the wild and romantic Vilstal valley. Take a break (June to September) at the Kalbelehof Alpe and treat yourself to a snack with a unique view of the beautiful Vilstal. Enjoy the Allgäu cows roaming around freely here before you get back on your bikes and cycle into the Tannheimer Tal. Between the rugged peaks of the Allgäu Alps, the blue sky stretches over the high valley. Some even say that the Tannheimer Tal is the most beautiful alpine high valley in Europe! A leisurely long descent then takes you through the Engetal and Achtal back to Pfronten and the Weissensee.

4. day Neuschwanstein / Hohenschwangau castles, approx. 35 km

You cycle along the lakeside of the Weißensee to the Alatsee before you follow the Faulenbach stream to Füssen with its fascinating old town. Now you cycle in the footsteps of the Bavarian fairytale king directly to the spectacular and world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle, which towers on a rocky ledge above the valley. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most visited palaces and castles in Europe! The nearby Hohenschwangau Castle is no less impressive. Take your time and visit at least one of the two castles, you will be amazed (your own early online reservation required).

5. day Cheese & Emmental Cycle Path, approx. 30-55 km

Who doesn't know him? The Emmental cheese. The Allgäu is world-famous for its delicious cheese specialties. On today's bike tour you will discover five small cheese dairies that still produce Allgäu Emmental and mountain cheese in the traditional way. Look forward to a tasting of this delicacy, which of course should not be missing. Today you cycle past cow pastures and through several farming hamlets which seem to be taken straight from the pages of a picture book. Make sure you take a break in Seeg at the beautiful rococo church of Ortisei and admire this little art jewel. Around 1730 the Rococo replaced the opulent, splendid style of the Baroque in European art and contrasted it with a light, almost imaginative decorative elegance, which Ortisei proudly presents to this day. In addition to all this culinary art and culture, beautiful bathing areas await you on your bike path.

6. day Castle round trip, approx. 50 km

You cycle from Weissensee to Hopfensee, where the ruins of Hopfen Castle lie 100 meters above the lake. The complex, built in the 11th century, is the oldest stone castle in the Alläu! Some remains of the wall that are worth seeing are still preserved. However, the highlight is the magnificent view from the castle over the Hopfensee and into the Ammergau Alps. The next must-sees are Hopferau Castle and the Mariahilf pilgrimage church. Germany's highest situated castle complex, the Falkenstein castle ruins, will always be in your sight while you cycle through the Vilstal past the Vilsegg castle ruins. Vilsegg Castle was built on a steep rock around 1225, directly on the previously well-traveled trade route, Via Claudia Augusta, which ran along the northern edge of the Vils Valley. You then cycle back to Füssen and to the Hotel am Weißensee on the Lech cycle path.

7. day Weissensee departure

The good times in the Allgäu passed far too quickly. If you want to discover even more and stay longer, you are welcome to book additional nights.

prices & services

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Allgäu lakes: Weissensee radial tour
tour no.:
00521
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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.

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duration:
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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
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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.

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prices 2022

Prices are per person.

Season 1

09.04. – 15.04.2022

01.10. – 08.10.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 629,00 €
Single room 978,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 729,00 €
 

Season 2

16.04. – 13.05.2022

17.09. – 30.09.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 659,00 €
Single room 1.008,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 759,00 €
 

Season 3

14.05. – 16.09.2022

Info

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 699,00 €
Single room 1.048,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 799,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
89,00 €
 
electric bike
199,00 €
 
Travel services
  • Category B rooms: facing the side / street
  • Category A rooms: lakeside
  • 6 nights with breakfast
  • 1 Allgäu snack
  • 1 x travel documents per room
  •  Service hotline

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worth knowing

Worth knowing about the Allgäu lakes radial bike tour from the Weissensee

Below you will find specific information about the Allgäu lakes radial bike tour from the Weissensee. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: 0049 (0)6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Current timetable information and price information can be found at:

Train schedule

Parking at the hotel

The hotel offers free parking spaces. They cannot be reserved. You will receive more information on this with the travel documents.

Condition of the bike paths

The foothills of the Alps await you with a slightly hilly route. Smaller inclines must be cycled every day, with short-term steep climbs. You cycle mainly on cycle paths and farm roads, mostly asphalt or on easily navigable nature trails, shorter sections sometimes on coarse gravel.

Available rental bikes

21-speed touring bikes with derailleur gears (unisex) are available. 21-speed men's bikes can be booked from a height of 1.75 m. All bikes are equipped with a luggage bag and handlebar bag. 8-speed electric bikes can also be booked.

The rental bikes will be ready for you upon arrival at the start hotel.

Extra costs that are not included in the tour price

Any tourism tax that may be incurred is not part of the tour price and must therefore be paid on site at the hotel.

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.

Travel insurance

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.

tour highlights

Weissensee

On the north shore of the lake of the same name, Weissensee is a picturesque holiday resort and part of the city of Füssen.
In the middle of a great lake landscape and within easy reach of Neuschwanstein Castle lies the health resort, which is known for its high recreational and leisure value, but also for its idyllic location: the lakes in the region, the nearby peaks of the Tannheimer Mountains and the Ammer Mountains invite you to a vacation full of enjoyment, relaxation and activity in Weissensee.

The Weissensee

Forggensee

The Forggensee at the foot of Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most beautiful water sports and leisure areas in the Bavarian foothills of the alps. What no one can tell with a full water level:  Lake Forggensee is an artificial creation and was only created a few decades ago when the dam in Roßhaupten was built. In the spring of 1954, the Forggensee was completed. The 12 km long and up to 3 km wide Lech reservoir north of Füssen offers good sailing, surfing and fishing opportunities as well as a variety of beautifully situated bathing spots in front of the breathtaking panorama of the surrounding mountains.

A special highlight is to experience the Forggensee and the wonderful view of the mountains from the water, by ship with the Forggensee shipping.

Boat trips at Forggensee

Tannheim Valley

Picturesque alpine meadows, steep peaks, and tranquil villages -the Tannheimer Valley enjoys the reputation of being one of the “most beautiful alpine valleys in Europe”. Enjoy the idyllic valley in the heart of the Allgäu Alps at an altitude of 1,100 meters with its wonderful natural backdrop.

A special highlight is the view from above into the surrounding valleys. The Tannheimer cable railway takes you comfortably and safely into the wild and romantic mountains of the Tannheimer Valley at an altitude of 1786m. With a short hike (approx. 500m and 75 meters in altitude) you climb the Neunerköpfle, Tannheim's local mountain. From here a breathtaking view opens up at an altitude of 1862m.

If you prefer to stay in the valley, you can alternatively take a trip to the beautifully situated and deep blue Visalpsee lake. The Vilsalpsee nature reserve is one of the special treasures of the Tannheimer Tal region: home to many animals and plants, many of them rare and protected. A natural paradise with picturesque scenery - and has been a popular destination for visitors from all over the world for many years.
From the tourist information office in Tannheim you cycle south along the paved road to Vilsalpsee (approx. 4km each way).

Mountain railway Tannheimer Valley - Neunerköpfle

Visalpsee

Neuschwanstein Castle

The location of Neuschwanstein is unique. The people- shy king Ludwig II had built the castle to withdraw from the public. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most visited castles in Europe. Around 1.3 million people visit "the castle of the fairy tale king" every year. In summer, an average of more than 6,000 visitors a day throng through rooms that were intended for a single resident.
Early online ticket pre-sale is a must!

Neuschwanstein Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle is located directly opposite Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau near Füssen. At the age of 18, Crown Prince Maximilian of Bavaria discovered the scenic Hohenschwangau castle ruins, known at the time as "Schwanstein", on a hike. Spontaneously he decided to buy and rebuild. In the years 1833 to 1837 he had the remains of the medieval castle expanded into a romantic residential palace. The interior and exterior design, the furnishing of the rooms and the more than 90 wall paintings are coordinated and form a harmonious whole. The complex has been preserved as an extraordinary monument from the Romantic era.

Hohenschwangau Castle

Füssen

The Füssen lute and violin makers made Lechstadt famous throughout Europe. In 1562 the first lute maker guild in Europe was founded here. The Museum of the City of Füssen in the St. Mang Monastery therefore houses a collection of historical lutes and violins. Medieval streets and town houses, baroque churches and monasteries, small, fine shops create a very special atmosphere in the romantic old town. In summer, the many street cafes offer an almost Italian flair. The city is dominated by the High Castle with its colorful illusion paintings.

Füssen

Rococo church of St. Ulrich

St. Ulrich is the Catholic parish church in Seeg in the Swabian district of Ostallgäu. It belongs to the dean's office in Marktoberdorf in the diocese of Augsburg and is one of the most important rococo churches in Bavaria. From the outside it is a completely normal Bavarian church, with an onion-shaped tower and no large ornamentation - from the inside, however, it amazes with its exuberant Rococo style. The frescoes and paintings by Johann Baptist Enderle (1725-98), curved shell-like ornaments, the colored and seemingly endless main fresco on the ceiling, invite you to marvel.
Because of its resemblance to the famous Wies pilgrimage church in Steingaden, it is also called "Kleine Wies".

Rococo church of St. Ulrich

Hopferau Castle

The origins of the oldest castle in the Ostallgäu district go back to the year 1468, when the knight Sigmund von Freyberg zu Eisenberg had the building built. The three-storey house was the center of a small new lordship that was created through the division of inheritance. In 1504 the castle was given a chapel, which today functions as the village church. Hopferau Castle offers guided tours through its historic interior.

Hopferau Castle

Ostallgäu castle region

The Ostallgäu region around Pfronten / Füssen is surrounded by numerous castles and palaces. Discover the castle ruins as well as well-preserved buildings of castles such as castles on your bike tour and immerse yourself in the exciting times of that time.

Ostallgäu castle region

Hopferau Castle

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