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Bavaria bike tour | Guided Bike tour | Germany - 8 Days

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From Lake Constance to Lake Tegernsee

This guided Ebike-trip from Lake Constance to Lake Tegernsee offers stunning views of the Alps and the Alpine foothills. With panoramic Alpine views from start to finish, picturesque lakes, bavarian villages and towns, and the fairytale castles of King Ludwig II, this tour is not to be missed. Passing through the rolling hills of the Allgäu, the route leads nicely past the Bad Tölz Brewery, World Heritage church Wieskirche and Benediktbeuren Monastery before it ultimately end up at spectacular Lake Tegernsee. 

 


Highlights

  • Spectacular cycle routes on quiet forest and meadow paths with breathtaking panoramic routes
  • Ride on the Tegel-Ropeway & boat trip across Lake Tegernsee
  • Fairytale castles of King Ludwig II
  • Romantic hotels in the best locations
  • Unesco World Heritage Wieskirche and Benediktbeuren Monastery
  • Picnics in unique locations

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This is what our guests say:
Cycle tour August 2021, Mrs. N. from Burscheid: “Everything was just right! The tour guides "great", the picnics "great", the group "great", the hotels "great". Anytime again, if health permits.”
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO LINDAU
Individual arrival in Lindau. We recommend arriving by train (the train station is only a few hundred meters from your starting hotel). At 4 p.m. your tour guide will be waiting for you at the Hotel Lindauer Hof, right by the city’s harbor basin. After a brief welcome , take a city tour with an expert guide so you get a good overview of its history and don't miss any of its architectural gems. Lindau is a must-see medieval town! There are arched alleys and lanes, a magnificently painted town hall crowned with stepped gables and splendidly decorated churches. The port of Lindau is the most important in Bavaria and its entrance is flanked by a lighthouse and a huge stone lion. Dinner and overnight stay in the romantic Lindauer Hof**** / Lindau.

DAY 2: FROM LAKE CONSTANCE TO THE LOVELY ALLGÄU 
BIKE: 67 km, middle ebike stage
From Lindau you cycle along the Leiblach river up into the Allgäu. In Genhofen you can visit the squat Gothic Church of St. Stephen at the foot of the notorious Hahnschenkel, a steep section of the salt road that is difficult for horse-drawn carriages to climb. Luckily you cycle with Ebikes ! In the afternoon we take a break in Oberstaufen, embedded in a breathtaking landscape. At Immenstadt we have reserved rooms with a view of the Great Alpsee . In the evening we take you to a cozy inn outside of Immenstadt. Overnight stay at Hotel Rothenfels*** / Immenstadt.

DAY 3: FROM IMMENSTADT TO MOUNTAINS, CASTLES & LAKES 
BIKIE: 65 km, medium e-bike stage
From Marienplatz in Immenstadt you first cycle comfortably along the banks of the Iller. At the foot of the Grünten massif with the 1,730m high Übelhorn , the tour continues uphill to the picturesque banks of the Rottach reservoir, where we take a lunch break at an idyllic spot. In the afternoon, the route leads to Nesselwang via Memersch (highest point of the cycle tour at 1000m above sea level), Oy -Mittelberg and Maria Rain. From Nesselwang it goes through forests and fields past small villages to Hopferau with a view of the Zugspitze and the Tannheim mountains . Dinner and 1st overnight stay in the castle hotel Schloss Hopferau ****, which was built in the 15th century as a hunting lodge by the knight Sigmund.

DAY 4: FAIRYTALE CASTLES AROUND FUSSEN 
BIKE: 43 km, easy Ebike stage
On today's stage you can see numerous castles, castle ruins and palaces on the heights of the Allgäu and Tyrolean mountains throughout the day. From lonely vantage points to the visitor magnet Neuschwanstein, everything is there. Through green farmland you first reach Speiden with its Mariahilf pilgrimage church, which is well worth seeing. With a view of Germany's highest castle, the Falkenstein ruins, you pass the former Vilsegg fortifications through Tyrol. On the way back to Germany over the "green" border you will reach the fairytale royal castles of the Bavarian King Ludwig - Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. Over the Lech Bridge and past the Hopfensee you cycle back to Hopferau Castle . In the evening we take you to a restaurant in Hopfen am See. 2. Overnight stay in Hopferau Castle ****.

DAY 5: PANORAMIC TOUR TO THE AMMERGAU MOUNTAINS 
BIKE: 52 km, easy e-bike stage
After a few kilometers on the bike we reach the valley station of the Tegelbergbahn . Here we park our e-bikes and float up to the Tegelberg (1880 m) with a wonderful view of King Ludwig's dream castles. With a bit of luck, you can observe ibexes during a short panoramic hike. Back in the valley, the cycle route leads past the Bannwaldsee on a small side road up into the forest of the Ammergau mountains. Around noon we reach the picturesque Wieskirche , which is a World Heritage Site as a rococo jewel and "total work of art". You can reach Bad Kohlgrub at the foot of the Hörnle via the "Königsstraße". Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Schillingshof **** / Bad Kohlgrub.

DAY 6: BLAUER REITER IN TWO-SEEN-COUNTRY 
BIKE: 60 km, easy e-bike stage
Freshly recovered this morning we head for Grafenaschau , which is located on the species-rich Murnauer Moos . We pass the idyllic farming village of Ohlstadt with the Kaulbach villa, which is well worth seeing, and the Schwaiganger stud farm . In Kochel am See we take a long break. Afterwards you can visit the Franz Marc Museum and see works of the "Blauer Reiter" by Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky. With the Kochelsee behind you, you cycle on to Benediktbeuern. From here there is a breathtaking view of the Benediktenwand (1,801 m). The monastery of the Salesians of Don Bosco looks back on more than 1,250 years of history. Part of the monastery is open to the public. Through the former electoral Bavarian court bath Bad Heilbrunn it goes between Blomberg (1,248 m) and Stallauer Weiher to Bad Tölz. You can easily explore the lively market street, winding streets and the historic spa district on foot. Dinner is not included tonight so you have time to explore the city in the evening and dine wherever you like. Overnight stay in Hotel am Wald*** / Bad Tölz.

DAY 7: FROM BAD TÖLZ TO LAKE TEGERNSEE
BIKE: 30 km, easy e-bike stage
From Bad Tölz you cycle via Gaißach through the Attenloher Filze to Reichersbeuern . The striking church tower greets you from afar. A special feature is the Reichersbeuern Castle , which is picturesquely situated on a pond, which served as a film set and today houses a private high school. Shortly before the Tegernsee, the destination of your bike tour, a wonderful descent awaits you. Finally, we invite you to a boat trip across Lake Tegernsee. Enjoy the views of the lake and the Alps and reflect on the last few days with a glass of sparkling wine! In Rottach-Egern you are expected in the famous luxury hotel Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt***** , which is located directly on the lake shore. Final dinner and one night at the Seehotel.

DAY 8: DEPARTURE OR INDIVIDUAL EXTENSION
The journey ends after a hearty breakfast. Tegernsee is well connected by train, you can reach the main train station in Munich in one hour. Alternatively, you can book the return transfer to Lindau offered by terranova. At around 10:00 a.m. return transfer in the minibus to Lindau (230 km, approx. 3 hours driving time. Price: EUR 39,- pp - max. 7 seats).
Subject to program changes.
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What’s Included

  • 7 nights in a double room with breakfast in well-kept and selected hotels, all with special terranova awards
  • 6 multi-course dinners in the hotel or selected restaurants
  • The luxurious Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt directly on Lake Tegernsee at the end of the trip
  • EBIKE with 8-speed coaster or freewheel derailleur/hub gears
  • Service station accompanying bus with luggage transport and transfer possibility and technical support
  • English speaking terranova tour guide on the bike on selected and tested bike routes
  • all transfers according to the program
  • CO2 compensation in the travel region (without arrival and departure)
  • the service for picnic buffets and drinks breaks (only cost allocation purchase)
  • Guided tour in Lindau and Bad Tölz
  • Cable car ride with the Tegelbergbahn
  • Boatride on the Tegernsee
  • Visit to the Benediktbeuern monastery and the Wieskirche World Heritage Site
     

What’s Not Included

  • All beverages other than those offered at breakfast
  • Meal other than those mentioned
  • Picnic buffets & drink breaks (payable locally)
  • Ferry & train fares not mentioned as included (self-guided)
  • Gratuities (guided)
  • Bike protection
  • Travel Insurance

 

Lake Constance to Lake Tegernsee - Hotels

  • Price per Person in a Double room
    2190 €
  • Price per Person in a Single room
    2570 €

added options / discounts

  • Rental helmet
    10 €
  • Additional night in Lindau - Lindauer Hof **** - per person in a double room
    120 €
  • Additional night in Lindau - Lindauer Hof **** - per person in a single room
    185 €
  • Additional night at Lake Tegernesee - Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt ***** - per person in a double room
    280 €
  • Additional night at Lake Tegernesee - Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt ***** - per person in a single room
    475 €
  • Transfer from Munich airport to Lindau at day 1:
    400 €
  • Transfer from Munich airport to Lindau at day 1:
    500 €
  • Transfer from Lake Tegernsee to Munich Aiport at day 8:
    300 €
  • Transfer from Lake Tegernsee to Munich Aiport at day 8:
    450 €

 

 

 

 

  • SKILL LEVEL
    MODERATE: Hilly terrain in the foothills of the Alps, some natural paths. Partly larger inclines and descents, therefore only suitable for e-bike drivers or very fit and sporty cyclists. Always following the northern edge of the Alps, the cycle path crosses Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia and Upper Bavaria. Small villages alternate with traditional health resorts and spas.
     
  • AIRPORT INFO
    The closest international airport to your tour start and end is Munich Airport (MUC) located 2,5h from Lindau by car and 3h hours by train. 

     
  • LOCAL TRAVEL
    Munich Airport railway station is a railway station is locatedat the passenger terminal of the airport. Here you can access a train to Munich-Center. From here you can take adirect expresstrain (ICE) to Lindau. The complete journey takes around 3 hours. We suggest an extra night in Munich. Train travel costs vary but will be between €30 - €110 per person. If you prefer a private transfer from the airport to your first hotel, this can be arranged. Please see pricing.
     
    Return transfer: From the Lake Tegernsee to Munich Airport you can either take a train via Munich center (around 2,5 hours) or book a private transfer to the airport. This can be arranged. Please see pricing. 
     
  • MEETING POINT
    At 4:00 p.m. your tour guides will be waiting for you at the hotel reception desk. Your room in the Lindauer Hof in the old town of Lindau is available from around 3:00 p.m.

    The address of the first hotel is: Hotel Lindauer Hof****
    Dammgasse 2, 88131 Lindau am BodenseeTel.: +49 (0)8382 - 4064

     
  • ADDITIONAL NIGHTS
    Of course, it is worth arriving in Lindau on Lake Constance at least a day earlier in order to be able to fully enjoy the beautiful location of the island town and the magnificent lake and Alpine panorama.

    Lindau: Hotel Lindauer Hof**** One of the best addresses on the island of Lindau. It is particularly picturesque at the harbor with a view of the famous view of Lindau's harbor entrance. A family-run, comfortable 4-star establishment with friendly service. The ideal location tempts you to take an evening stroll along the promenade. The beautiful winter garden restaurant with a view of the lake invites you to stop by.

    Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt****
    If you would like to stay longer at the Tegernsee in Rottach-Egern at the end of the trip, we will be happy to book additional nights in our exclusive and luxurious final hotel on request.

     
  • RENTAL BIKES
    Touring Bike: The rental bikes are comfortable 28” trekking Ebike, equipped with Shimano eight-speed gearbox. The handlebars are ergonomically shaped. All bikes are equipped with a rack (rear wheel) and ideal for multi-day trips with bike panniers.The offered brands are Velo de Ville and Kreidler. These are all equipped with a powerful battery and have a BOSCH or SHIMANO mid-engine, which will give you a pleasant tailwind on your bike tour.
     
  • CLIMATE
    The climate in the Lake Constance region is very mild with warm summers and moderate winters and can therefore almost be described as Mediterranean and owes it fame in fruit and wine growing to the warm and sunny climate. In spring, millions of fruit trees and spring flowers bloom covering the meadows in the rural area. The summer and autumn are particularly attractive due to the lush cherry and apple trees and the full grapevines. From April to October, the weather is ideal for cycling and discovering the beauties of this region. Please do check the local conditions before your arrival.

     
  • REMARKS
    This unique itinerary utilizes cycling routes that explore the still, quiet, and picturesque hinterland along the German alps. The routes are planned with meticulous precision to avoid the tourist hotspots and the traffic that threatens to dispel the magic of the landscape. 

    Swimming Opportunities: If you cycle around the Bavarian Lakes in the summer months, there are often opportunities to swim. Don't forget to pack bathing suits and towels.

    Clothing: You are traveling to southern Germany, but of course you must not do without a windbreaker/rain jacket to protect you from rain and cold. We recommend sturdy shoes and a warm sweater for this trip.


  • IMPORTANT TO KNOW
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  • DOCUMENTS:
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    We recommend that you make copies of your important documents and papers (insurance cards, etc.). Leave a copy at home and have a copy with you. In the unfortunate situation that you lose your original documents, having copies facilitates the replacement process.

    *Important note: Please check on the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) status as once implemented, this will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.

    Insurance: Before traveling, we strongly recommend you review your personal insurance and health insurance to ensure you have coverage appropriate to meet your needs, and the needs of your family and dependants, in case of any loss of property or illness, injury, or death.