Whether as a standalone centrepiece or the lynchpin of an unforgettable journey between Austria and Switzerland, our cycling tours in Germany will let you in on some of the country's most beautiful secrets.
From meandering along the crystalline rivers and valleys intersecting the Alpine beauty of Bavaria to beginning a cross-country adventure along the Danube, our handpicked cycling holidays in Germany will help you see the absolute best the region has to offer.
Among the fierce competition of the many picturesque countries of central Europe, Germany might not be the first name that springs to mind. Take one of our cycling tours in Germany, however, and you'll see that its contrasting dark forests, charming towns and lush green meadows should certainly be a talking point.
Discover a variety of scenic tours around the landlocked Bavarian region, an area that encapsulates the country's best aesthetics. Take your choice from venturing between the lakes and mountains or looping leisurely around Lake Chiemsee. Set at a slower pace than many of our other trips, our Bavarian bike tours in Germany give you the chance to see the region in a suitably relaxing tone.
You can also experience cycling in Germany as part of a wider exploration of the continent's central delights. At the northerly edge of the Alps, Lake Constance borders Austria, Germany and Switzerland, providing cyclists with a taste of all three countries across a flat 270km route. One of the best bike tours in Germany, you'll discover breathtaking Baroque and Gothic architecture around the shoreline.
Alternatively, our cycling holidays in Germany can begin in Passau, with a winding and mystical exploration of the Danube River that concludes in one of Europe's cultural epicentres in Vienna, Austria. Whichever route you choose, we'll ensure that the magic of cycling in Germany combines the opportunity to stay in delightful locations, access to a variety of upgrade options, and a high-quality bike to accompany your adventures.
This single-centre holiday in Southern Bavaria is a great choice for people wanting to explore the area around Lake Chiemsee at their own pace. Mountains, lakes, rivers and nature reserves make up some of the natural highlights of the region.
This single-centre cycling holiday allows you to explore the area around Bavaria’s Lake Chiemsee at your leisure. Enjoy spectacular mountain views, swimming in the lake and a wealth of historic and natural sites to visit.
A circular route taking you from Augsburg, through villages and lakes, to the foothills of the Bavarian Alps and the fairytale castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau before following the Romantic Road back to Augsburg.
We always put your experience first on our cycling holidays in Germany. No matter which route you choose, your trip will be carefully crafted with your enjoyment and convenience in mind. You'll never need to cycle with heavy luggage; while you're on the way from one hotel to the next, we'll transport your bags ahead of you.
To help you make the most of our bike tours, we've provided a handy rating system to help you gauge the difficulty of each route. Additionally, it's worth knowing that whichever route you choose, you'll be going on a self-guided cycling trip in Germany.
Each independent bike tour in Germany starts with a briefing from our staff. During this quick practical demonstration, we'll make sure you're ready to go with the correct equipment and show you how to change an inner tube too.
Thanks to the Headwater Navigation App, you'll be able to access tailored directions for your route on most of our cycling holidays. This provides live GPS mapping and interactive 'points of interest' for you to discover.
When you book cycling holidays in Germany with Headwater, you'll have the option to include flights. Just click on the dates to view prices and availability for your chosen departure airport.
We're pleased to include top-quality bikes for each cycling tour in Germany. Our equipment typically features:
Our staff spend 40 minutes cleaning and inspecting every Headwater bike before your tour starts, so you shouldn't expect any mechanical issues. If something does go wrong, our friendly team will come straight to your hotel and put it right.
We think we've picked the best spots possible. Germany is a country with mixed terrain and varied landscapes, so the best locations for a bike trip will depend on what you'd like to see.
If you'd like to include architectural, historical and cultural sites on your cycling tour in Germany, cruising along the Danube River could be the most suitable route. For those seeking dramatic landscapes, luscious green forests and crystalline waters, discovering the lakes and mountains of Bavaria should be at the top of your list.
Going on one of our cycling holidays in Germany will only be as physically demanding as you'd like it to be. While our Bavarian circular route takes you through rolling villages and the foothills of the Alps, you'll follow a very gentle route along the Danube on our Passau to Vienna cycling holiday.
If you've found a route you like the look of, you can use our cycling rating system to decide whether it'd make a good choice for you.
When you're deciding what to pack for a cycling holiday in Germany, you should put your comfort first. Always check the weather forecast in the days leading up to your departure to gain an idea of the type of clothes you'll need. While Germany is mostly dry throughout the summer months, you might need to prepare for rain in spring and autumn.
Along with cycling kit or comfortable clothes for each day, you may also wish to pack:
At Headwater, we advise that you should always wear safety helmets if you're on a cycling trip in Germany. While you won't be breaking the law by not wearing one, a helmet could potentially save your life in the event of an accident.
With over three decades of experience behind us, we know how to build memorable holidays for walkers, cyclists and anyone seeking a new adventure. Our self-guided cycling holidays in Germany combine the best of our expertise with a wealth of opportunities for you to seize, from trying regional cuisine to riding with the wind on your back and swimming in crystal-clear waters.
What's more, we're proud of what we do – and we're committed to providing a sustainable way for you to take cycling tours in Germany and around the world. Here are just a few of the perks you'll get when you book with us: