Southern Bavaria Alpine Lakes Ramble, Germany

The tour begins  May 28th at the Munich Hotel at 4:00pm and finishes in Lindau on the shores of Lake Constance on the morning of June 5th.  This 9 day/8 night Tour is estimated at $1,900 double occupancy. 

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The route traverses the southern Alpine Lake region with glorious vistas of the imposing Alps in neighboring Austria.  The route is moderately hilly through the Vorarlberg but no extensive climbs.  This vacation region of Germany is primarily agricultural but includes the 1000 year old Andecher Cloister, numerous Alpine Lakes such as Starnberger, Ammersee, Staffelsee, GrosAlpensee, the magnificent castles of Ludwig II:  Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, the ski resort town of Nesselwang, and the spa town of Oberstaufen before finishing the tour in the old wall city of Lindau on Lake Constance.

-Start of the tour is in Munich.  Come several days early or plan to spend a few days before departure at the many historical sights in the capital of Bavaria.


Day 0 – Meet at Munich Hotel @4:00pm for bike fitting and the introduction of fellow travelers. Kick-off Banquet at 7pm.

Day 1 – 65km- Today’s ride leaves Munich headed South through Furstenreider Park, turns West to Herrsching on Lake Ammer.  After lunch we visit the Andecher Cloister-1000 years of beer production by Benedictine monks (Biergarten) and then continue to the dramatic Starnberger Lake.

Day 2 – 45km-Today’s ride follows the eastern shore of Lake Starnberg to the vacation town of Seeshaupt. A few miles of peaceful countryside and then the Alps loom into view with the Alpine lakes of Froschhauser Lake and Riegesee framed in the foreground.  Winding between the Lakes the destination is Murnau perched on a hill overlooking Staffelsee, the Vorarlberg moors and the daunting Alps.

Day 3 – 60km – Today’s ride traverses the Allgau Nature protected area under the towering Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany at 9,760’.  A detour to Oberammergau site of the Passion Play since the 15th century requires a climb on busy roads so we’ll wave and head to Wieskirche along the Ammer River for a picnic lunch.  The ride into Füssen along Brennwaldsee has distant hang gliders floating over the valley as Ludwig II’s fairytale Neuschwanstein slowly appears. Overnight in Fussen.

Day 4 – Rest day – Today we visit the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and hike to Marienbrücke and around the Alpsee. Explore Füssen.  An optional side trip along the Lech River takes one into Reutte in Austria and the high mountains.

Day 5 – 45km – Beautiful vistas and alpine lakes accompany us to the ski resort town of Nesselwang. 

Day 6– 54km – Nesselwang to Oberstaufen

Day 7 – 54km – Oberstaufen to walled city of Lindau on Lake Constance.  Celebrate with a swim

Day 8– Explore Lindau, take a boat ride to Konstanz or Rorschach, Switzerland across the Lake.  Departure.

Level of Difficulty – Moderate.  Rolling hills with sustained but not steep climbs. 

What’s Included?

High quality German touring bikes with two panniers, lock, tools, per couple

Lodging in Medium 3-4 star guesthouses with sumptuous breakfasts

Luggage transport

Digital turn by turn navigation with route maps, Komoot app, or Ride with GPS.

First night banquet, Entrance fees to Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein.

What’s Not Included:  Transportation to and from the Tour, Lodging before and after the tour. Lunches, Dinners, Drinks.