Munich lake tour - a bavarian dream
Munich lake tour in 8 days.
The love of life, clean air and the blue-white freedom, time to take care of yourself and to cure body and soul. You cycle around the most famous Bavarian lakes with the best water quality! View the majestic mountain massifs and stroll through blooming, richly ornamented old towns. Colour and Baroque is the image of the towns along the way. Enjoy unspoilt nature and Bavarian tradition. Bavaria offers vitality! Bavaria bewitches!
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 Murnau at the Staffelsee 65 km
A great biking day with lots of lakes! Riding through Forstenrieder Park you reach Starnberg, and then roll along the shore of the dark blue lake. Following beautiful paths along the Osterseen and Riegsee, Murnau at the Staffelsee will be reached. An additional night at the Starnberger See can be booked.
3. 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.
4. day Garmisch Partenkirchen - Wallgau 20 - 70 km
After a hearty breakfast, you will first cycle via Klais to the beautiful Barmsee. Then you have the option of cycling directly to Wallgau or taking a detour via Mittenwald and Scharnitz to the source of the Isar. Up to Scharnitz you will cover a total of approx. 300 metres in altitude. Now 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.
5. 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.
6. day Trip to the Tegernsee 45 km
A wonderful day of cycling or rather a completely relaxed day of rest? Just as you like! You either cycle through the charming Tegernsee countryside to Gmund am Tegernsee with a magnificent lake panorama or you spend a quiet day in beautiful Bad Tölz.
7. 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.
8. day Departure from Munich
We are happy to book additional nights for you in order for you to explore Munichs beautiful city centre.
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.
13.04. – 19.04.2024
20.04. – 10.05.2024
11.05. – 07.09.2024
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- Overnight stay with breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Personal tour information on site
- 1 x Weißwurst breakfast
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for trip preparation
- Rental bike insurance
- 7-day hotline service
- ATTENTION: During trade fairs you have to reckon with surcharges for overnight stays in Munich. We will inform you of the amount of the surcharge on request.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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, has four opportunities 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.
Equally as endearing: the historic district of Partenkirchen. It’s jam-packed with fascinating history as well. The Fraundorfer Inn with its magnificent farmer’s wedding paintings, the Werdenfels Museum or Haus Simon, where Archangel Gabriel with his fire sword and lily is standing guard. Those are living memories of days long past that keep shaping the overall appearance of Partenkirchen still today. A slight breeze, a few rays of sunlight and a cold beer in front of one of the many traditional houses in the historic district of Partenkirchen – that’s all it takes for the original Bavarian holiday feeling! The beauty of Garmisch-Partenkirchen doesn’t end at its town limits – quite the contrary! Where historic alleys and history-charged facades end, a natural spectacle begins that you can’t help but marvel at. Snow-covered summits, lush green meadows, wide valleys and shady ravines: The scenery surrounding Garmisch-Partenkirchen invites you to dream and enjoy and explore – all at the same time!
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.
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.