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Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes

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  • 7 nights | 33 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 3
  • Self-guided from: €669
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
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Tour description

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.

Daily program

Day 1: Augsburg
Arrival at your leisure. We suggest a stroll around town.
Overnight in Augsburg

Day 2: Augsburg – Lake Wörthsee (40 miles/65 km)
The day begins with a welcome briefing and distribution of the bikes. Across green meadows and through rustic Bavarian villages and towns, you cycle to Lake Ammersee. Cozy restaurants with sunny terraces and shady gardens along the lake invite you to take a break and enjoy a refreshment. The day continues as you cycle to Lake Wörthsee, well-known for its warm water.
Overnight at Lake Worthsee

Day 3: Lake Wörthsee – Murnau (37 miles/60 km)
On the edge of Lake Wörthsee and Lake Prisensee, you cycle to Andechs Monastery past the town of Weilheim. 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.
Overnight in Murnau

Day 4: Murnau – Füssen/Schwangau (38 miles/60 km)
Beautiful meadows and idyllic alpine pastures line the route to Füssen/Schwangau. The famous Wieskirche Church, the epitome of Bavarian Rococo, should be visited.
Overnight in Fussen/Schwangau

Day 5: Füssen/Schwangau – Schongau (31 miles/50 km)
Highlights of the day include King Ludwig's famous fairytale castles Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein, as well as the Roman thermal spa at the foot of Tegelberg. From Steingaden and Peiting, you'll cycle along the scenic Via Claudia Augusta to Schongau.
Overnight in Schongau

Day 6: Schongau – Landsberg/Lech (22 miles/35 km)
In Schongau, an ancient Bavarian fortress witness to a violent past, features an accessible walk along the battlements of the old city wall. 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.
Overnight in Landsberg/Lech

Day 7: Landsberg/Lech – Augsburg (28 miles/45 km)
Surrounded by the wild, idyllic riverbed of the Lech River, Landsberg/Lech features a medieval old town, historic town hall and gothic Bavarian gate. Passing through Kaufering am Lech, the route heads to Königsbrunn with the best perserved part of the ancient Via Claudia at 6.8 miles (11 km) in length. You continue to cycle to Friedberg, the old Bavarian residence, on the way to Augsburg with the famous Fuggerei from the year 1516. Numerous monuments from all periods characterize the cityscape.
Overnight in Augsburg

Day 8: Augsburg
Individual departure or extra days in Augsburg.

Dates

Saturdays and Sundays: Apr 21-Oct 6, 2018
Low Season: Apr 21, 2018 - May 18, 2018, Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018
Shoulder season: May 19, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018, Sep 01, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
High Season: Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€669
Shoulder season surcharge
€50
High season surcharge
€106
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€199
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed unisex frame
€75
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed men's frame
€75
Hybrid touring bike, 7-speed unisex frame
€75
Hybrid touring bike, 7-speed men's frame
€75
Electrically-assisted bike
€180
Helmet (for purchase only)
€35
Extra Nights, Augsburg
Per person, double occupancy
€59
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€88
Discounts
Child, ages 0-5 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price)
100%
Child, ages 6-11 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price)
50%
Child, ages 12-14 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price)
25%
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

Eurobike Terms and Conditions

I. Cancellation through the customer/substitute participant/change in booking
1. The Customer may withdraw from the agreement at any time prior to the start of travel. We recommend that the Customer communicate his or her cancellation in writing. In the event of a cancellation or no-show, we shall be entitled to charge the following fees (percentages refer to the price of travel):

  • Up to the 28th day before the beginning of the journey: 20%, at minimum €50
  • From the 27th to the 14th day before the beginning of the journey: 30% of the travel price
  • From the 13th to the 8th day before the beginning of the journey: 50% of the travel price
  • From 7th to 4th day before the beginning of the journey: 70%
  • From 3rd day to no-show: 90% of the travel price
  • By travel expensen 100% of the travel price.

In each case a cancellation insurance is recommendable. We recommend a travel withdrawal insurance, please note that the insurance doesn't work for travel expenses. For that case you shall take an additional insurance.

For bike and boat tours offered through the tour operator, the following cancellation penalties apply:

  • Until 84 days before start of the journey 20%
  • From 83 days to 42 days 30%
  • From 41 days to 28 days 60%
  • From 27 days to 4 days 80%
  • From 3 days and no-show 90%
  • By travel expensen 100% on the travel price.

2. Each registered travel participant may allow a third-party to take his or her place if he or she notifies us thereof in writing up to three days prior to the start of travel. The tour operator may refuse the third party's participation for good cause. The conditions of cancellation above shall apply. If a substitute person takes the registered participant's place, this shall not affect the original contract. We shall be entitled to charge €50,- for change fees.

3. Changes to the booking in terms of number or types of rooms, hotel category and type of board shall, providing such is possible in the hotels and there is sufficient capacity available, is basically possible up to 14 days prior to the start of travel. Nonetheless, we will however have to charge you for the time and effort involved. For each change, we shall charge you € 50,-.

II. Signing the travel agreement
1. By registering, the Customer undertakes to enter into a travel agreement with the tour operator. Registration shall take place in writing on the form designated for this purpose. A telephonic, oral or other form of registration with us or one of our partner agencies shall be equally binding. Registration shall be carried out by the registering party for all co-named participants. The registering party firmly agrees to these conditions of travel, including on behalf of and for the co-named participants.

2. The agreement shall come into being upon acceptance by the tour operator or its partner agencies upon sending the booking confirmation.

3. Subsidiary agreements and amendments to the concluded travel agreement shall require our written confirmation.

IV. Services
1. With regard to the scope of the contractual services, the descriptions of service provided in the current tour operator catalogue shall be authoritative, but not however any differing statements or promises by intermediary travel agencies, town or hotel brochures or other third parties. The stopover locations are the most frequent and main stopover destinations on the cycling tours.

Under certain circumstances, we must require your consent to be placed in towns in the immediate vicinity without any deductions.

2. The price of travel listed is per person based on occupancy in a double bed room. If available, a single bed room can be booked for a surcharge. In some hotels however there are only a limited number of single bed rooms meaning that you may if necessary have to make due with a simpler room or, under certain circumstances, have to go to another hotel or private bed and breakfast. If, exceptionally, no single bed room can be made available, you will have to share a room in a two bed room. In this case you will of course receive a prorated refund.

3. For families, we grant the following discounts off the basic price and extra nights as a third person in a double room with two full paying guests: 0 to 5.99 years old: 100% (any costs incurred shall be paid on site), 6 to 11.99 years old: 50%, 12 to 14.99 years old: 25%, age 15 and up: 10%

V. Liability and restriction of liability
1. The tour operator shall be responsible for making pre-travel preparations, careful selection and monitoring of the service providers as well as for the accuracy of the descriptions of service valid for the period of travel at the time our catalogue is printed.

2. Travelers shall take part in our cycling journeys at their own risk. Minors may only participate in a journey when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

3. Every travel participant shall be responsible for ensuring that his or her health is suitable for the requirements of travel.

4. In addition, every travel participant shall be responsible for the observance of traffic regulations.

5. The conditions of carriage of the particular transport companies shall apply to all means of transport (bus, boat, airplane, etc.).

6. If, due to reasons beyond our control (adaptations, renovations, etc.) a scheduled tour cannot take place, we cannot assume any liability.

7. In the event of damage caused solely by one of the service providers selected by us or which is not due to premeditation or gross negligence on our part, then our liability shall be limited, regardless of the legal basis, to three times the price of the journey.

8. In the event of loss or damage to travel luggage, we shall only be liable if the loss or damages is caused by us and is communicated to us immediately after the occurrence. In this event, we shall only be liable for up to a max. of EUR 200.00 per person. We assume no liability for: items which are not usually transported in travel luggage, means of payment of any sort, for visual damage and damage to handles and wheels or damages to pieces of luggage weighing more than a total of 20 kg. We recommend that you take out a travel security package to cover these risks.

Transportation of customer bicycles before, during and after our cycling journeys is possible at the customer's own risk only. The settings of our cycle carriers are fitted to our rental bicycles, therefore minor damages (e.g. scratches to the paintwork) can occur. Consequently, we cannot be made liable for damages originating from transportation. Above mentioned limitation of liability is also applicable for partner tours and transportation via third parties.

9. If a journey is cancelled due to reasons beyond our control (strike, natural disaster, etc.) or if the minimum number of participants of guided group tours (8 people) and bike & boat tours (15 people or as listed in the offers) is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the journey up to 25 days before the planned travel date. In this event you shall be notified without delay and will be refunded any amounts already paid to us. You shall not be entitled to any compensation beyond this.

VI. Warranty
1. Remedies: If the travel service cannot be performed as specified in the agreement, the Customer can demand redress. What is contractually specified shall be based on the one hand on the description of service and on the other on what is customary in the destination country. The tour operator can refuse a remedy if it requires disproportional costs and efforts but shall also be entitled to provide a remedy in the form of services of equal or greater value. Substitute services can only be refused by the Customer for a significant, objectively identifiable reason. The demand for a remedy shall be communicated directly to us or to the guide. The guide shall have no authority to recognize claims.

2. Travel Price Reduction: The Customer may, after returning from the journey, request a reasonable reduction in the price of travel (discount) for the duration of the contractually non-contractually compliant portion of the journey until a remedy is provided by the tour operator. The reduction shall not apply if and to the extent that the traveler, through his or her fault, fails to communicate the deficiency to the parties listed in Item VI (1) in a timely manner so as to enable them to provide a remedy.

3. Any claims must be lodged with us no later than one month after the contractually scheduled end of travel.

VII. Cooperation Obligation
1. If the traveler does not receive the travel documents in a timely manner, he or she must inform the tour operator without delay.

2. The traveler is required, in the event of any issues disrupting the provision of the services as described in the agreement, to take all reasonable steps to contribute to remedying the disruption any to minimize or avoid any damage. The Customer is, in particular, required to lodge his or her complaints without delay to the parties named in VI (1). These parties shall be in charge of providing a remedy if such is possible. If the Customer fails, through his or her fault, to communicate a deficiency, than he or she shall have no claim to a reduction in price.

VIII. Miscellaneous
1. The Customer shall be responsible for complying with all passport, visa, customs and health regulations.

2. We must reserve the right to make changes to prices and services and to correct any mistakes and typographical errors.

3. The invalidity of individual provisions in the travel agreement shall not invalidate the rest of the agreement.

IX. Legal domicile/applicable law
1. The agreement is governed by Austrian Law.

2. The Customer may only bring legal action against the tour operator at its registered place of business.

3. The Customer's place of residence shall be authoritative for actions by the travel against the customer unless the action is directed against general merchants or persons without a general place of jurisdiction in Austria. In this case, the registered office of the tour operator shall be authoritative.

 

Insurance of customer funds
Pursuant to the Travel Agency Guarantee Decree [Reisebürosicherungsverordnung (RSV)] for all-inclusive journeys offered by the tour operator (registration number 1999/0035 in the Directory of Tour Operators of the Federal Ministry of Economics, Family and Youth, customer funds are secured subject to the following conditions: any payments exceeding those indicated in Item II or previously paid down payments and payments of balances owing may not be demanded nor are they secured.

The guarantor or insurer is Volksbank Braunau, 5280 Braunau (bank guarantee no. 5746). Filing of any claims must be done with the liquidator (Europäische Reiseversicherung AG, Kratochwjlestestraße 4, 1220 Vienna, Tel. no. +43(1) 317 25 00, Fax. no. +43(1) 319 93 67) within 8 weeks insolvency being declared.

Applications for refunds must be submitted, duly documented within 8 weeks of the claim arising. You shall receive a corresponding insurance certificate along with your booking confirmation.

All photos used by permission. ©Eurobike

Ratings

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Average Ratings

  • Overall

    4

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 4
  • Value 5
  • Included meals 4.5
  • Bikes & equipment 4.5
  • Hotels or boat 4
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 5
  • Tour documents 5
  • Local tour company services 4.5
  • Route selection 5
  • Guides (if applicable) 5

Reviews

ol_lo October 22, 2017

Romantic Road - Bavarian Loop

My family and I chose this trip for our annual biking trip due to its location and timing. We were able to catch Oktoberfest at the beginning of the trip prior to starting our ride. The paths, roads, and trails were great! Absolutely beautiful countryside and scenery. In previous years we chose level two trips. These were more rolling hills with lots of flats. This particular trip was noted as a level 3. We found it to be challenging on some days and a little more of a work-out then we were hoping for. But we literally pushed and pedal through the steep parts and had an overal amazing trip! We will continue to use BikeTours for our yearly European Bike trips!

Mauriciom September 21, 2017

MY FIRST BIKE TOUR IN EUROPE

Our trip was an enjoyable one due to both fantastic scenes and excellent organization. Bike network routes in south Germany are beautiful, with all the indications and directions perfectly well posted. All hotels were rather good, ones better than others especially regarding bathrooms. Hotel service was always excellent. One thing that helped us a lot was your having emailed all the rides for the app Ride with GPS. Highly recommendable. Also all recommended restaurants we tried were very good.
Your local agent was very helpful and flexible.
On the room-to-improve side I suggest that you be more specific on the definitions of Difficulty levels of the tours. We took Level 3 with normal bikes. It was some time quite challenging to us. I am 62 and in fantastic shape. Nevertheless the road specially the 3rd and 4rd days showed quite demanding.

Responses from Biketours.com

Jim Johnson, Founder and president February 21, 2018
We love first-timers--especially when they come back with such positive reports. We'll also take into consideration your comment about the level of difficulty. Many thanks!