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Best of Bavaria 8BB

Germany

Enjoy the Bavarian tradition and culture. Cycle around crystal-blue lakes, enjoy the clean air and be amazed by the majestic mountains.

Bavaria means, Oktoberfest, roasted pork knuckle, wheat beer, lederhosen, dirndl, the German Gemütlichkeit, blue lakes and snow covered mountains. We are in the Southern part of the country and in one of the most beautiful regions of the whole country!

After a tour through the inner city and a dinner in one of the rustic restaurants we leave Munich along the Isar going South passing Lake Starnberg. The mysterious death of King Ludwig II made it famous and it's surrounded by many villas and castles! We continue cycling through the foothills of the Alps and arrive in Allgäu where we have plenty of sights to see and visit. We'll come closer to the Alps and spend our last days in Garmisch. The Ferchensee, the castle Elmau and the violin maker village Mittenwald are worth a visit!



Start/Finish: Starnberg - Garmisch
Nearest airport: Munich
Duration: 8 nigths
Route: Total distance: 379-516 km, 235-321 miles
Daily distances: 60-99 km, 37-62 miles
Accommodations: In charming and carefully selected hotels.
Rest day: Oberstaufen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Highlights: Starnberg, Votiv Chapel, Münter Haus, Murnau, Wieskirche (Church of Wies), Seeg, Glassworks Schmidfelden, Allgäu, Lake Constance, Pfänder gondola, Immenstadt, Cyclingpath Bodensee-Königssee, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle, Plansee lake, Castle Linderhof, Ettal Monastery, Mittenwald
Minimum number of participants: 6
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9 days vacation
7 day riding route

DAY 1: Arrival in Starnberg
Your adventure begins with our Welcome Briefing in the hotel at 4 pm where you can meet the group.
DAY 2: Starnberg - Murnau
Far from the busy highways, we begin our journey on a 50-kilometer cycling path around Lake Starnberg. Despite its closeness to the lake, we’ll hardly ever be riding directly on the coastline as most of the land here is privately owned. In the afternoon, we reach the nature reserve bordering the Osterseen, a group of romantic lakes amid lush meadows and wetlands. This mystical, boggy area consists of 19 small lakes, known as the teardrops of Lake Starnberg.
DAY 3: Murnau - Kempten
Today’s ride takes us through the Alpine foothills, whose rolling hills, lush green meadows, and towering mountains open up in front of us in the most spectacular way. The Celts are said to have lived here before the Romans settled here some 2,000 years ago. The scenery is incredible, just like a postcard. The day’s destination is Kempten, an old Roman city on the Iller river.
DAY 4: Kempten - Oberstaufen
Say goodbye to the Bavarian Pfaffenwinkel, as this region is called due to the numerous monasteries and churches in the area. We will soon reach the Allgäu. The Allgäu ranks among the most beautiful and popular tourism destinations in Germany and the locals aren’t shy to point this out. Just like elsewhere in the world, the landscape has had a massive influence on its people: the people of Allgäu are welcoming, friendly, and proud of their home and feel a strong sense of being connected to their traditional craftsmanship and old customs.
DAY 5: Oberstaufen
Two nights in your hotel in Oberstaufen give you plenty of time to explore the charming town center, discover beautiful alpine landscapes, or experience traditional cultural events. In the morning, we head out to Lake Constance to get on the ferry to Bregenz – with E-bikes, of course. In Bregenz, we continue our trip to the Pfänderbahn. The cable car takes us even higher up the local mountain, where stunning vistas of Lake Constance as well as views as far as Switzerland await.
DAY 6: Oberstaufen - Pfronten
Shortly after leaving Oberstaufen, we pedal along the Alpsee, which, once we have passed Immenstadt, also gives us an opportunity to take a dip in its refreshing mountain waters. Today’s route crosses the cycle path that connects Lake Constance and the Königssee, which is known as one of the most beautiful, scenic cycling roads in Germany. Pedal through the Alpine foothills, passing by numerous idyllic lakes, and many world-famous sights.
DAY 7: Pfronten - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Today is all about sightseeing: discover the story of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, learn first-hand why Neuschwanstein Castle is Germany’s most-visited attraction, and travel along the ancient Via Claudia Augusta Roman road. Füssen welcomes you with magnificent vistas of the Lech Falls, its historic castle, and a charming old town. The royal palaces of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are right around the corner. We continue our journey along the Alpsee to Tyrol, Austria, then coast along the Plansee and Ammertal to Linderhof Palace, the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, which you can also view from inside. In the afternoon, a visit to the baroque Ettal Abbey is planned.
DAY 8: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, called GaPa by the locals, is situated in an impressive valley surrounded by the Wetterstein mountains. Among them is Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. The historic city center is full of cultural gems such as houses characterized by traditional “Lüftlmalerei” (a form of mural art that is native to southern Germany and Austria). A variety of opportunities to spend the day await: let your breath be taken away by the vistas of a cable car trip up to the spectacular Zugspitze or take your bike out on a relaxed ride to Elmau Castle and Mittenwald.
DAY 9: Departure from Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Let’s enjoy our final breakfast together and then set off on our journey homeward.

Tour prices 2020

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 2.690,-
Riese & Müller Nevo
$ 3.000,-
Single room supplement$ 430,-

Tour prices 2021

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 2.720,-
Riese & Müller Nevo
$ 3.030,-
Single room supplement$ 440,-

Tour prices 2022

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 2.720,- *
Riese & Müller Nevo
$ 3.030,- *
Single room supplement$ 440,- *
* Please note the dates and tour prices for 2022 not being confirmed yet. The shown figures are preliminary and subject to change. If the final tour price in 2022 includes an increase of more than 5% compared to the previous year´s tour price, you can cancel your booked participation free of charge until October 31, 2021.

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