This version of the Munich Lakes Tour offers a lot of time for the attractions and scenic highlights of the tour. The extra night at the deep blue Lake Starnberg divides the first stage of the original tour into two pleasant tours. The two nights in Garmisch Partenkirchen give you plenty of time for a trip to the Mount Zugspitze with a fantastic view. If you have the time, you should definitely experience and enjoy the Bavarian hospitality on this marvellous biking trip!

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The capital city of Bavaria is awaiting you and invites you to visit its many attractions (English Garden, Town Hall, Hofbräuhaus,…)


From Munich, the tour starts with a bike ride through Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg. From Starnberg, you will continue your tour on the bike path next to the lake to Ambach or even further to Bernried. Enjoy some time at the lake with its crystal clear waters and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.


Today, you will cycle on scenic trails through unspoilt Bavarian villages, past the Osterseen lakes and Lake Riegsee to Murnau am Staffelsee. On the way, there are many lakes which invite you to swim. In Murnau not only the Münterhaus is worth a visit. The connection between art and music in this town has always characterized the people and architecture.


First, you will cycle through the nature reserve called Murnauer Moos (largest swamp area in Central Europe). Later, you will continue your tour through unspoilt nature following the river Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen. Take some time and stroll through the town centre with its world famous Ludwig Street (Ludwigstraße).


Today you can take a ride on the cog railway up Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. You are to organise this yourself if you want to do so.

You will take the train to Scharnitz to bridge an altitude of 300 metres. From there, you will cycle uphill through wildly romantic gorges and lush meadows to the spring of the river Isar. Afterwards, you will cycle back through a sunny valley where you will have a marvellous panoramic view of the mountains of Karwendel and Wettersteingebirge, passing Mittenwald and finally arriving in Wallgau – a place where the Bavarian tradition is still a part of everyday life.


Passing the Isarwinkel, you will follow the crystal-clear, turquoise waters of the impressive Lake Sylvenstein. Cycling through charming landscapes, you will pass Lenggries and finally arrive in Bad Tölz. Bad Tölz is situated at the crossroads of two trade routes - the river Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu - quickly became a thriving trading centre. The ornate mansions testify the golden age.


You will cycle through the scenic Tegernsee countryside to Gmund at Lake Tegernsee where you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the lake. Following the Gaißbach valley, you will come back to Bad Tölz. The thermal waters of the famous spa “Alpamare” will help you to refresh your tired muscles. The Tölzer Market Street invites you to learn more about the famous television series “Der Bulle von Tölz”.

The Isar bike path leads you from Bad Tölz, via Geretsriedand then to Grünwald. After a few short climbs you will arrive back in Bavaria’s state capital Munich, where you can explore its countless sights and attractions.


Tour character

Overall, this is a rather easy tour. A few short climbs can be conquered easily by pushing the bike. You will cycle on beautiful bike ways and minor roads. Main roads will only be used for short distances. The route is mostly paved; some longer passages are on natural roads which are in good condition.

Services and infos

  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • If half-board is booked: evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer
  • Well elaborated route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • Train journey from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Scharnitz excl. bike
  • 1 x veal sausage breakfast
  • Navigation-App and GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline
  • If bike rental: Rental bike insurance included

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Munich central train station
  • Munich airport
  • Multi-storey car park costs approx. € 15,-/day.
    Free car park close to the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary

Please note:

  • Where visitor´s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price.
  • Bike ticket for the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Scharnitz is not included, costs approx. € 5,-/bike
Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.