Bavaria, Germany

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At a glance

In southeast Germany, Bavaria is Germany’s second largest state and boasts many miles of cycling paths. The landscape varies from undulating hills to Germany’s mountainous border in the Alps.

The region is home to the Bavarian and Bohemian Forests, plays host to the Danube and Main Rivers, is bordered by Lake Constance, and is dotted with castles and idyllic postcard-perfect towns.

Experience the warmth of the small towns and their people as you share the Bavarian pride in tradition and history. Visit the Bavarian Tourism site.

Why cyclists love it

In Bavaria, cyclists travel on a well-marked and well-maintained network of dedicated bike paths, roads with minimal traffic, or across meadows on paths. Terrain ranges from easier riding on the soft, hilly landscapes and valleys to more challenging, yet rewarding, routes through the majestic Bavarian Alps. Tours in this region are great for well-seasoned cyclists, or first-timers and those with families.

Sightseeing opportunities abound with ancient monasteries, gothic castles, and towering cathedrals. Take in the centuries-old traditions and cultures of the region as you dine on traditional Bavarian cuisine, including wine from the Franconia region or local beers that pay homage to Germany’s brewing history.

Another bonus for cyclists is the ease and generally reasonable costs of flying into Munich, a hub for many of the tours.

Top tours

Cycling the Altmühl Valley, Round-Trip from Regensburg
This tour combines the most beautiful section of the Altmhl Valley and the Danube and the lesser-known Wellheimer Tal, which the original Danube created. Regensburg, Ingolstadt, and Eichstätt are the cultural highlights along this cycling tour, which is otherwise filled with the beauty of nature.
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Munich and the Bavarian Lakes
Cycle around the most famous Bavarian lakes with the best water quality. View the majestic mountain massifs and stroll through blooming, richly ornamented old towns. Enjoy unspoiled nature and Bavarian tradition.
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Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes
If you think “Bavarian Lakes” or “Upper Bavarian foothills of the Alps,” you will think of green pastures and lakes, traditional life, “Lederhosen,” beer and dumplings. You won’t be disappointed! That is exactly what you’ll get on this cycle tour.
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Bavaria stories

On the blog

  • Client trip report: Bavarian Danube
    Julane and Art recently came back from their Bavarian Danube bike tour with a great review and beautiful photos of their experience. The tour, German Danube: Donauworth to Passau, was their first experience to cycle in Germany, and they were pleasantly surprised at the beauty. 

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