Cyclist in front of Castle Hohenschwangau
Picturesque view to Lake Forggensee
Castle Hohenschwangau

Romantic road and bavarian seas

Glittering Water Worlds

When it comes to the area of the Bavarian lakes – the Upper Bavarian alpine upland – many cyclists think happily of pastures and lakes, traditions and leather trousers, beer and liver dumplings. And you will not be disappointed! Lovely landscapes and ringing cowbells, lush meadows and romantic alpine cabins, Baroque churches and deep blue lakes – all this is waiting for you on this beautiful round trip. The Fugger city of Augsburg, Rococo, King Ludwig’s castles, and the traces of the Romans along the Via Claudia Augusta make you feel like cycling through times long past.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

Tour information and bike fitting. Your first stage will take you through lush meadows and unspoilt Bavarian towns to Lake Ammersee. Cosy restaurants with sunny terraces and shady gardens on the lakeside invite you to stay and take a rest. Then you will continue your tour to Lake Wörthsee, which only needs the first spring sunbeams to warm up quickly.

On the third day, you will pedal directly along Lake Wörthsee and Lake Pilsensee to the monastery of Andech. You will ride your bike through Pfaffenwinkel and past unspoilt Bavarian towns – the monks of the twelve surrounding monasteries contributed to the appearance of these places. Bathing facilities can be found at Lake Ammersee, but also at Lake Staffelsee and Lake Riegsee in Murnau.

Today, you will find magnificent grasslands and alpine romantic on your way to Füssen/Schwangau. On your way, you will be able to visit the world famous church Wieskirche – the epitome of Bavarian Rococo.

We recommend visiting King Ludwig’s fairytale castles in Königswinkel – Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein – and the excavated Roman thermal bath at the valley station of mount Tegelberg. Via Steingaden and Peiting, you will cycle along the scenic Via Claudia Augusta to Schongau.

Schongau, a former Bavarian frontier forth with fortified passages on the city wall, testifies to the past. The splendid view of the Lech Valley promises greatness. The cities Altenstadt (Roman basilica with vaults), Hochenfurch, Epfach (the Roman Abodiacum, Roman museum), and Vilgertshofen (Baroque pilgrimage church) are worth seeing before you get to Landsberg.

You should not miss visiting the medieval city centre of Landsberg/Lech which is embedded in a wildly romantic river bed, the historic city hall, and the Gothic Bavarian Gate. Via Kaufering am Lech, you will pedal to Königsbrunn (with 11 kilometres in length the best-preserved section of the Via Claudia). Then, you will continue your journey to the old Bavarian duke city of Friedberg and further to the Fugger city Augsburg with its famous Fuggerei from the year 1516. Numerous monuments from all eras, such as Elias Holl’s town hall, characterize the cityscape.

Tour character

You will ride your bike on many cycle paths and side roads with little traffic. On the first three stages, you will need to cycle some climbs. Mostly, the roads are paved. However, some longer sections are on gravel paths. From Füssen to Augsburg, along the river Lech, you will find yourself mainly on flat terrain.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 20, 2019 - May 17, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
May 18, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Romantic Road and Bavarien Lakes, 8 days, DE-MURAA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
689,00
215,00
739,00
215,00
799,00
215,00
Season 1
Apr 20, 2019 - May 17, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
May 18, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Augsburg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra nicht sgl/bb
65,00
94,00
65,00
94,00
65,00
94,00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
75,00
75,00
180,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  •  developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German and English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Augsburg train station
  • Munich airport
  • Garage approx. € 55 per week; to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Necessary expenses not included in the price of the trip. When possible all costs will be included in the quote, otherwise only the nature of the costs will be described.