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Highlights of Lake Chiemsee by Bike

Trip code: C06BC 5 (1 reviews)

Self-guided cycling

6 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

11.0Kg CO2e

Optional
e-bike hire

SUMMARY

  • Cycle along Bavaria's largest lake, Lake Chiemsee, exploring charming villages, historic castles, and serene monasteries.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the German Alps and take refreshing swims in the Bavarian Sea's pristine waters.
  • Relax in a 4-star garden hotel and spa, just steps from the harbour, and relish a variety of dining options at excellent restaurants and cafes, enhancing your stay with culinary delights.
  • Based on our popular 7 night, Cycling Bavaria’s Lake Chiemsee

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Bike hire included
  • GPS navigation app
  • 2 Boat Trips

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Imagine a cycling trip that unfolds like a storybook, where the pages are filled with the natural wonders of Bavaria's largest lake - the captivating Lake Chiemsee. Known as the Bavarian Sea, it's a paradise nestled in a breathtaking landscape. Picture yourself on a self-guided cycling holiday, exploring this enchanting realm by bike. Every day, set out on thrilling rides around the lake, through the picturesque alpine foothills, and along the banks of crystal-clear waters.

As you pedal, discover charming Bavarian villages, historic museums, grand castles, and serene monasteries. Along your journey, the majestic Hohenaschau Castle, standing proudly since the 12th century, will awe you with its majesty. Ascend the Kampenwand mountain in a leisurely cable car ride and enjoy the panoramic beauty that stretches before you.

In the quaint village of Grassau, lose yourself in its idyllic charm, surrounded by landscapes that seem to have leaped off a painting. Dive into history at the Roman Museum in Seebruck, a testament to ancient Bavaria's rich heritage. The highlight of your adventure is a boat trip to Fraueninsel, an island where art, tradition, and nature converge in perfect harmony. Explore the ancient monastery, wander through beautiful gardens, and cycle the lanes of the 'old fishing village,' experiencing Bavarian culture at its purest.

Pause your explorations for a lakeside lunch, savouring local delicacies like Allgau mountain cheese, a younger sibling to the famous Emmentaler, paired perfectly with Bavarian beer. If you are more on the sweet side, try the Prinzregententorte, a decadent chocolate cake that has earned fame worldwide.

During your stay, the luxurious 4-star Garden-Hotel Reinhart becomes your home. Step into traditional Bavarian guest rooms, and experience relaxation in the spa area with its indoor pool and sauna. Dine in style at the hotel's delightful restaurant or enjoy the fresh air in the lovely garden setting. Situated near the lake and the bustling harbour, you're conveniently surrounded by a variety of charming restaurants and cafes, ensuring your Bavarian cycling holiday is steeped in both comfort and convenience.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Prien am Chiemsee

Arrive at the 4 star Garden-Hotel Reinhart, located just 100m from Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria's largest lake. Take a stroll along the promenade and around the harbour you'll find a great selection of restaurants.

You stay at Garden-Hotel Reinhart.

hotel details

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Garden-Hotel Reinhart , Prien am Chiemsee

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Nestled just 100 metres from Lake Chiemsee in Prien am Chiemsee, Garden-Hotel Reinhart is a haven in the heart of the Lake Chiemsee holiday region. This charming hotel boasts a spa area with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and complimentary Wi-Fi, ensuring a relaxing stay. The hotel also features a delightful restaurant. The rooms are tastefully furnished in traditional Bavarian country-style, with many offering a balcony for scenic views. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom. Conveniently located next to Primavera Water Park and just steps away from the wharf with direct connections to both Herren and Frauen Islands, the hotel offers easy access to the area's attractions. Golf enthusiasts will find several golf courses within three miles of the hotel, adding to the convenience and enjoyment of your stay.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Day 2: Eggstatter Lake District and Amerang (40km/24.9mi or 60km/37.3mi)

Today’s route takes you on a tour through parts of the oldest nature reserve in Bavaria, the Eggstätter Lake District. You will cycle through forests, fragrant meadows, and past some of the 18 lakes that make up this district to Höslwang, a typical Bavarian village. Extend the tour and cycle to Amerang, where you can visit the German Car Museum and the Historical Farmhouse Museum. On your return to Prien you’ll be accompanied by a magnificent panoramic view of the Upper Bavarian Alps.

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Day 3: Chiemsee loop (65km/40.4mi)

Today, you’ll complete a circuit of Lake Chiemsee, discovering places of interest along the way, including the Roman Museum in Seebruck, and the Horse Museum in Arlaching. Enjoy lunch along the lakeshore and cool off in the refreshing waters of Lake Chiemsee.

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Day 4: Boat trip to Herreninsel and Fraueninsel

Enjoy a day out of the saddle today and take the boat from Prien to the Herreninsel island and visit the Herrenchiemsee castle, built under King Ludwig II. On the return, you will stop at the island Fraueninsel, home to the oldest remaining German-speaking female convent on the northern side of the Alps. Explore the beautiful gardens, the island potteries, the fish smoke-houses, and the romantic outdoor restaurant areas at the lake.

Day 5: Achental Valley (55km/34.2mi)

In the morning take the bus or train to Übersee. You’ll cycle past colourful meadows, surrounded by spectacular mountains. Following the tranquil river Tiroler Ache, you will cycle via Marquartstein back to Grassau. Quiet, shady paths will then lead you through the Rottauer Filze (moorland) to Bernau and along the lake back to Prien.

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Day 6: Lakes and Monasteries (45km/28.0mi)

Start your day with a boat trip to Seebruck. Your cycle route takes you via Truchtlaching an der Alz to the lakeside Benedictine Seeon monastery. In the pretty town of Gstadt, you will return to the shores of Lake Chiemsee and cycle via Breitbrunn and Rimsting back to the hotel where you can enjoy a dip in the indoor pool.

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Day 7: Leave Prien am Chiemsee

Extending your holiday

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra hotel nights we recommend: Hotel Opera, Munich.

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Hotel Opera, Munich

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The Hotel Opera is situated in the Lehel district of Munich, the area has a village feel to it, but is just a 15 minute walk to the main centre of Munich and a 20 minute walk to the Englischer Garten, Munich's huge leafy park.

The hotel has a wonderful Romanesque facade, and the building itself dates back to the 19th century, damaged in the war the building was bought in 1968 by the present owners who took 8 years to painstakingly restore and renovate the building.

Today's hotel is a nice mix of modern and old, with lovely airy rooms and and a relaxing tranquil garden patio. Rooms have all mod cons and some come with balconies, the hotel also owns a couple of superb restaurants close by.

Breakfast is served at your table with a choice of cold meats and cheeses or croissants and fruit and the option to order freshly cooked eggs.

Please call for prices and details

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £266.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £266.

Twin-bedded rooms in German resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Heathrow to Munich with British Airways, then onward rail to the region.
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares
  • Electric bikes
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Travel options
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air-rail prices include our standard flights and onward rail
Out: British Airways Heathrow to Munich then rail Munich Flughafen to Prien a Chiemsee via Munich Ost and taxi to hotel payable locally approx. 10 euros Return: Taxi to train station payable locally approx. 10 euros then rail Prien a Chiemsee to Munich Flughafen via Munich Ost then British Airways Munich to Heathrow

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Self drive
We can arrange various channel crossings for you. Please call for details and prices.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 10pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

See my comments. Overall we jad a great time!!

Lucy Rodgers, 5 Sep 2023

 


Self-guided cycling

6 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

11.0Kg CO2e

Optional
e-bike hire

6 nights from £1279

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: 01606 720199

 

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