Munich's Surrounding Lakes
On Lake Ammer, Lake Starnberger See and Lake Kochelsee.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- self guided
Arrival in Munich
Welcome briefing and bike fitting. The capital city of Bavaria is awaiting you and invites you to visit its many attractions (English Garden, Town Hall, Hofbräuhaus,…)
Hotel (example): Sheraton Westpark
From Munich, first you cycle through the Forstenrieder park. A former hunting ground of the Wittelsbacher and with an area of 2100 hectars, it is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Via Gauting along the ‚Königlich-Bayerischen’- cycle path on a slightly hilly terrain towards lake Ammer. Before that however you come across the regal Andechs monastery. Then a well-earned break, a so-called ‚Brotzeit’ with a ‚Maß’ (1 litre) beer (inclusive) in a shady beer garden before you are back on your bike, enjoying a roaring descent towards the lakeside. Your accommodation will either be in Herrsching or Dießen.
Hotel Seefelder Hof
Today you start with a relaxing boat trip from Herrsching to Dießen (season from 01.05. until 21.09.). By bike, you continue towards along the river Ammer to Weilheim in ‘Pfaffenwinkel’. This name is due to the numerous monasteries and 159 churches in this area. Via lush meadows and through deep green forests, the route takes you all the way to the banks of lake Starnberger See. Journey by boat from Herrsching to Dießen (season 01/05 till 21/09) Your accommodations are either in Bernried or Ambach.
Landhotel Huber am See
Today you cycle all the way around possibly the best-known lake in Bavaria. The cycle path takes you from one lakeside resort to the next, past villas of Bavarian celebrities, quaint shady beer gardens and picturesque swimming bays.
Straight away you cycle past the idyllic lakes ’Osterseen’. They form a chain of 19 little lakes and are certainly always pleasant to swim in. Then through unspoilt Bavarian villages and along lake Riegsee and from there it is not far to Murnau with its beautiful town square. After that you cycle past the ’Murnauer Moos’ and the well-known stud farm Schwaiganger until you see lake Kochel in the distance. We especially recommend visiting the amazing Franz Marc museum!
This is a short tour with tons of time left over to enjoy and relax. Already after a few cycling kilometres through the Kocheler Moos, the shady beer garden of the Benediktbeuern monastery invites you for a first break. Once you have reached today’s destination, Bad Tölz, there is a lot to see! Two ancient trading routes brought all the wealth to this town, of which the elaborately decorated houses in the market road are still living testimony. If you feel more like relaxing, then you have the perfect spot in the thermal waters of the spa ‚Alpamare’ at your disposal.
Hotel Kolberbräu / Kolbergarten
The Isar bike path leads you from Bad Tölz over Geretsried and Wolfratshausen directly 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.
Hotel (example) Sheraton Westpark
Overall easy terrain. There are a few short ascents which can also easily be tackled by pushing the bike uphill. You cycle on marvellous cycle paths and little side roads, only on short sections on main roads. The route is mainly asphalted, a few longer sections are on well-maintained dirt or gravel roads.
Category: 3*** hotels, Munich 4**** hotel
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- developed route
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Frenchwith route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Boat ride from Hersching to Dießen incl. bike (possible 01.05.-21.09.)
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
- Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Munich central train station
- Munich airport
- Multi-storey car park costs approx. € 49 for 8 days and approx. € 59 for 10 days, payable on spot, no reservation possible/necessary
Free car park close to the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!