Germany

Cycling Bavaria’s Lake Chiemsee

Trip code: C07BC 4.7 (3 reviews)

Self-guided cycling

7 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

11.0Kg CO2e

Optional
e-bike hire

SUMMARY

  • Pedal through 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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 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: Aschau - Bernau (40km/24.9mi)

Ride over the romantic hills of Chiemgau to Aschau, where Hohenauschau Castle towers over the small town. Take the cable car up to Kampenwand (pay locally) for extensive mountain views. Visit the Hammersbach waterfall, and cycle back to Prien on flat paths.

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Day 8: Leave Prien am Chiemsee

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $450.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $450.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Electric bikes
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Travel options
TRAVEL DETAILS

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

REVIEWS

This was our first cycling holiday abroad and one we will definitely repeat. As first timers we were glad we booked a single hotel holiday as it gave us the opportunity to have a non cycle day, if required.

It is useful to have all transport and equipment booked in advance.

Kathryn Smith, 9 Sep 2023

 

We had a very wonderful holiday thank you

Cecile Coignet, 5 Jul 2023

 

The most beautiful region with various terrain, however quite a few major roads to cycle on .The highlight of the holiday was the Reinhardt hotel ,staff ,food and amenities were all excellent.

LAING, 15 Jun 2023

 


Self-guided cycling

7 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

11.0Kg CO2e

Optional
e-bike hire

7 nights from $2195

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: +44 1606 720199

 

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