4.4/5 (5)
7 nights | 33 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 949
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours Family-friendly bike tours
4.4/5 (5)

7 nights | 33 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 949

Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours Family-friendly bike tours

Tap above to jump to different sections of this tour

  • Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes

    7 night self guided bike tour in Germany

    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.

    Highlights

    • Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles
    • Lake Staffelsee and Lake Riegsee
    • Andechs Monastery
    • Konigsbrunn and Kaufering
    • Augsburg's famous Fuggerei housing from 1516

    Learn More

    Learn more about self-guided tours or see more bike tours in Germany.

  • Traveler photos

    • Coming into view of the castle and the Alps! (photo by ol_lo)
  • 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 unspoiled 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 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.

    Surface and terrain

    This tour cycles on cycle paths and quiet, small roads. You will cycle on asphalted streets and some longer parts on gravel. There are some minor climbs on the first three days of the tour, which will need to be managed. From Füssen to Augsburg, the route follows the Lech River on almost completely flat terrain.


    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

    The accommodations on this tour are 3-star hotels.

    Dom Hotel, Augsburg
    www.augsburg-domhotel.com

    Jakl-Hof, Worthsee
    hotel-jakl-hof.de

    Griesbräu zu Murnau, Murnau
    griesbraeu.de

    Hotel Hirsch, Fussen
    www.hotelfuessen.de

    Hotel Rossle, Schongau
    www.hotel-roessle-schongau.de

    Hotel Goggl, Landsberg
    www.hotel-goggl.de

    Local hotel taxes are not included in the tour price. These taxes typically range from €1-5 per person/night and must be paid at hotel reception upon checkout.

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    How to get there

    Tour Start and End
    Nearest airport: Munich, Germany
    Nearest train station: Augsburg, Germany

    There are many trains available from Munich to Augsburg.

    Tips on getting to and from your tour

  • Dates

    Saturdays and Sundays: Apr 08-Oct 07, 2023

    Season 1: Apr 08, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023, Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 07, 2023

    Season 2: Apr 22, 2023 - May 19, 2023, Sep 09, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023

    Season 3: May 20, 2023 - Sep 08, 2023

    Prices

    Tour package

    Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
    Per person, double occupancy €949 €1049 €1089
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1328 €1428 €1468

    Bike Rentals

    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed unisex frame €99
    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed men's frame €99
    Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade €159
    Electrically-assisted bike €239

    Extra Nights, Augsburg

    Per person, double occupancy €79
    Single room (1 person/1 room) €134

    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%

    Included services

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
    • Detailed documentation (maps, route-book, points of interest and important phone numbers); signposting along route
    • 7-day service hotline available in case of problems or questions
    • Welcome briefing
    • GPS data available upon request

    Local hotel taxes are not included in the tour price. These taxes typically range from €1-5 per person/night and must be paid at hotel reception upon checkout.


    Bike rentals

    The bikes available for rent on this tour are:

    • Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed, unisex
    • Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed, men's frames, crossbar (upon request only)
    • Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade
    • Electrically assisted bike, Pedelec, unisex*

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    Equipment included with the bike rentals:

    • Saddle bag (water repellent), rear
    • Handlebar bag (water repellent), with clear cover on top for map viewing
    • Tools
    • Pump
    • Repair kit (with extra bicycle tube)
    • Combination lock

    Bike Protection:
    Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

    Helmets:
    Helmets are not included with the bike rentals. We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.

    Specifications on hybrid touring bikes

    • Modern, high-resistant aluminum frame
    • V-brakes
    • Aluminium-rims
    • Reliable tires, which ensure high duration
    • Shimano Alivio derailleur on 21-speed
    • Selle Royal Saddles

    *Posture for 21-speed hybrid bikes will be upright for comfort

    Upgraded components on 27-speed hybrid bikes

    • Hydraulic Magura HS 11 brakes
    • Shimano Deore XT derailleur on 27-speed
    • High-quality Suntour suspension fork

    *Posture for 27-speed upgraded hybrid bikes will be upright and forward


    Tour Company

  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    • Becky Cairns 1 month ago

      Fabulous tour of Southern Germany

      Delightful tour of the rural countryside outside of Munich. Roads were calm with little traffic and the bike paths were well marked. The written turn-by-turn directions were supplemented by a digital routing app, which greatly helped with navigation during the tour. The hotels were charming with friendly staff and breakfast never disappointed before heading out for our daily ride.

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Annej October 7, 2019

      Deep immersion in foothills of the Bavarian Alps

      Did this tour in the fall when it was too cool to swim. Lots of beautiful scenery of Bavarian farm life. Loved the charming local inns. Needed more guidance on what to see along the routes. The Eurobike arrows made it easy to trace the route. At times the route was very rough- gravel- but bikes had front suspension which helped.
      Biggest suggestion is to inform us what days local markets are scheduled and when hotel restaurants as well as those recommended, are closed. one night we had to bike 30 minutes in the dark to find food. The hotel was too isolated.
      In Augsburg it was extremely inconvenient to be at a hotel so far from train station. We did appreciate having our request to meet at our hotel honored.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 20-28
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • wilsom June 5, 2019

      Everyone should have a holiday like this

      It was such a good holiday. Even though there were challenging times with the weather, it was a great trip and the smile never faded from my face. I loved it so much I'm trying to go again this year.

      10 out of 10, would do again, A++

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 18th, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • 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!

      What was the date of your tour?
      October 1, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Coming into view of the castle and the Alps! (photo by ol_lo)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • 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.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 10-17 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Jim Johnson, Founder and president September 22, 2017

        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!

      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)