The Upper Bavarian alpine upland is a region of pastures and lakes, traditions and lederhosen, beer and dumplings - and you'll find them all on our 7 night round trip. Starting from the Fugger city of Augsburg you'll cycle through beautiful landscapes of lush meadows, deep blue lakes and an alpine backdrop and discover the long history of the region from Baroque churches, King Ludwig II's castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and traces of the Romans along the Via Claudia Augusta.
You'll ride on a mixture of cycle paths and side roads with little traffic, passing through traditional Bavarian villages to reach the first of many lakes along your route, Lake Ammersee where you can enjoy a boat trip on a paddle steamer. Your first few days will take you uphill to the foothills of the Bavarian Alps to King Ludwig's fairytale castles. The return to Augsburg, takes you along the river Lech, and along parts of one of the oldest tourist routes in the world, the Romantic Road, mainly on flat terrain.
Arrive at your hotel in the historic city of Augsburg, founded in 15 B.C. on the orders of Emperor Augustus.
From Augsburg cycle through traditional Bavarian villages, surrounded by lush meadows, before reaching the shores of Lake Ammersee. Relax by the lakeside or enjoy a boat trip on a paddle steamer before continuing to Lake Worthsee.
Today you will pedal along Lakes Worthsee and Pilsensee to Andechs Abbey - famed for its Baroque church and brewery! Enjoy swimming opportunities along the way at Lakes Ammersee, Staffelsee and Riegsee before arriving in the artist's town of Murnau.
Cycle from village to village in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Visit the UNESCO listed Pilgrimage Church of Wies, a beautifully preserved oval church and a masterpiece of Bavarian Rococo before continuing to the pretty town of Fussen.
In the morning visit King Ludwig's fairytale castles, Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein, before cycling along the scenic Via Claudia Augusta to Schongau. The town has a long history of settlement and is surrounded by fortified walls built in the Middle Ages.
Today your route follows the course of the River Lech with many attractions to visit en route to Landsberg. Take in St Michael's Basilica in Altenstadt, the Abodiacum Roman Museum in Epfach and the pilgrim church in Vilgertshofen.
Explore the medieval city centre of Landsberg am Lech with its historic city hall and the Gothic Bavarian Gate. Your cycle route takes you via Kaufering am Lech, to Konigsbrunn, enjoying 11km on the best-preserved section of the Via Claudia. Continue to Augsburg with its famous social housing complex from the year 1516.
During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.
You will stay in a selection of 3 star hotels. The hotels are chosen for their excellent facilities and proximity to the relevant local sites as well as their welcoming Bavarian hospitality. All rooms have en suite facilities.
If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.
NEARBY: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.
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This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:
Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
Route directions and maps
High quality bikes
Luggage transfers between hotels
GPS navigation app
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Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.
Selected dates from 11th Apr 2020 to 10th Oct 2020, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £134 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.
Twin-bedded rooms in German resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed as available.
This holiday does not include any flights or rail.
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