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Lakes and Mountains of Bavaria Cycling

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  • Holiday code
    C07BL
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2420per person, tour only
  • Departure months
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Bike hire included
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • GPS navigation app
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Travel options
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history, high peaks, lake & river routes
      from 1 reviews

Mr Perry says...
We enjoyed this cycling route through hills, forests, attractive villages and around the Bavarian lakes and Alps. Our e-bikes were excellent, though we ...
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Germany: Bavaria

Lakes and Mountains of Bavaria Cycling

  • Explore the enchanting Neuschwanstein Castle, inspiring Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty's Castle, and uncover the region's rich royal history in Hohenschwangau.
  • Cycle through lush meadows, serene lakes, and alpine backdrops, discovering Baroque churches and the UNESCO-listed Pilgrimage Church of Wies.
  • Immerse in pristine lakes for refreshing swims, and indulge in Bavarian culinary classics, adding a touch of nature, history, and architecture to your adventure.

Prepare for an exhilarating self-guided cycling trip through the heart of Upper Bavaria, where each day promises excitement and discovery. Pedal along meandering paths through emerald meadows and by the shimmering lakes set against a backdrop of majestic mountains. Traverse routes that lead you to the very pages of German history, where you'll uncover the secrets of kings at Neuschwanstein Castle which translates to 'New Swan Stone' which inspired Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty's Castle.

Explore the charming town of Hohenschwangau, tracing the footsteps of ancient Romans along the legendary Via Claudia Augusta. Your journey takes you to the famous Andechs Abbey, where Baroque grandeur meets the art of brewing. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of secluded lakes and marvel at the UNESCO-listed Pilgrimage Church of Wies, an architectural marvel nestled in nature.

Embrace the thrill of sailing on Lake Ammersee's tranquil waters aboard a vintage paddle steamer and follow the trail of the Romantic Road to the historic city of Augsburg. Delve into the town's medieval canals and marvel at the ingenious Water Management System, a testament to human engineering brilliance, recognised by UNESCO.

Delight in simple, traditional Bavarian cuisine during your cycling journey. Experience the hearty schweinshaxe, a slow-roasted whole pork knuckle marinated to perfection. Satisfy your sweet cravings with Kaiserschmarrn, caramelised fluffy pancakes enriched with raisins and seasonal fruits. For a beverage with a twist try German sweet sparkling wine, known as sekt, as you toast to your memorable journey.

Retreat to carefully selected 3-star hotels, offering comfort, welcoming Bavarian hospitality, and easy access to local wonders. Unravel the tapestry of the region's history, nature, and castles on this thrilling cycling holiday, where every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold.

And if you find yourself craving more adventure, consider extending your trip to the vibrant Bavarian capital, Munich. Immerse yourself in the postcard-like charm of the old town, explore the mystical Baroque wonders of Nymphenburg Palace, or marvel at the grandeur of Fraunkirche cathedral. Munich's worldwide fame is well-deserved, thanks to its stunning medieval architecture and rich cultural heritage.



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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Arrive in Augsburg

Arrive at your hotel in the historic city of Augsburg, founded in 15 B.C. on the orders of Emperor Augustus.

Day 2: Augsburg to Worthsee 65km/41mi

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.
Breakfast included

Day 3: Worthsee to Murnau 60km/37.5mi

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.
Breakfast included

Day 4: Murnau to Fussen/Schwangau 60km/37.5mi

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.
Breakfast included

Day 5: Fussen/Schwangau to Schongau 50km/31.5mi

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.
Breakfast included

Day 6: Schongau to Landsberg am Lech 35km/22mi

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.
Breakfast included

Day 7: Landsberg am Lech to Augsburg 45km/28.5mi

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.
Breakfast included

Day 8: Leave Augsburg

Leave Augsburg
Breakfast included

Where you stay

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.

To find out more call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com

Hotels, Bavaria

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.



Extra nights can be booked in Augsburg.

Extending your stay

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.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

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.

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Travel

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

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mr Perry, 04/09/2022

We enjoyed this cycling route through hills, forests, attractive villages and around the Bavarian lakes and Alps. Our e-bikes were excellent, though we would have appreciated a more detailed introuduction from the Eurobikes rep. The hotels were all very comfortable and welcoming, while the luggage transfers worked smoothly. As far as route finding was concerned, the Guibo mapping app was essential and very reliable but the written route instructions (translated from German) were not easy to understand or relate to the actual route, while some of the cycle way signposting was hard to spot, especially in towns and villages. We took a few wrong turnings!

All in all, though, a most enjoyable tour of Bavarian landscapes, food and architecture.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All breakfasts

Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday

Comprehensive route directions provided prior to departure

Bike hire

Luggage transfers between hotels

GPS navigation app


How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Solo travellers
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Children
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Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed by Headwater rep.

Departures
Selected Saturdays and Sundays from 13th Apr 2024 to 5th Oct 2024, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £170 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

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

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.

If you need further information before you book simply complete our Holiday Enquiry Form and a member of our sales team will get back to you.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'Check availability' button below.

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