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Garmisch Partenkirchen and Alpine Lakes Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £619 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Experience the pure Bavarian zest of life.
• Enjoy the glorious mountain panoramas and deep blue lakes.
• Chance to go up Mt. Zugspitze on the Zugsptize Railway.
• Stay in Bad Tolz – the spa town.
• Stop-off at a beergarden in a monastery.

Cycle Route Profile:
Overall and easy tour. Cycle on marvellous cycle paths and small sideroads. The route is mostly asphalted and some longer segments are on well maintained rural roads.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Garmisch Partenkirchen

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. A first stroll through the richly ornamented road ‚Ludwigstraße’ will get you in the right mood for an amazing cycle tour. If you arrive early you might even consider a trip up to the Zugspitze summit.

Day 2: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Mittenwald – Wallgau approx. 45 km

Already in the morning your train ride saves you and bridges 300 metres in altitude to Scharnitz. From there a slight ascent through wild romantic ravines and lush Alpine pastures to the source of the river Isar.

Return through the sunny high mountain valley with stunning panoramic views onto the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains via Mittenwald to Wallgau – a village with active living Bavarian traditions.

Day 3: Wallgau – Lake Tegernsee approx. 60 km

Past the Isarwinkel, following the crystal-clear turquoise waters, you head for Fall. Aspecial Weißwurst breakfast (incl.) awaits our cyclists there.

After that on your tour whilst cycling ravel along lake Sylvenstein, which blends fjord-like into the scenery. Then along the cycle path Via Bavarica Tyrolensis onwards to lake Tegernsee to Bad Wiessee.

Day 4: Lake Tegernsee – Bad Tölz approx. 25 km

Along the lakeside until Gmund with its glorious lake panorama. Continue your cycle tour through the lovely Tegernseer scenery. Once you have reached the Bad Tölz (where you will be staying tonight), there is a lot to see!

Two ancient trading routes brought all the wealth to this town, of which the elaborately decorated houses in the market road are still living testimony. If you feel more like relaxing, then you have the perfect spot in the thermal waters of the spa ‚Alpamare’ at your disposal.

Day 5: Bad Tölz – Murnau on lake Staffelsee approx. 50 km

Only after a few kilometres there is a chance for a first break in the shady beer garden of the Benediktbeuern monastery. Nicely refreshed you continue through the Kocheler moor to the same-named lake and before you reach the where you will be staying tonight, we recommend another break at the well-known stud farm Schwaiganger. Murnau was home and workplace of many artists and still exudes this special flair up to this day.

Day 6: Murnau – Garmisch Partenkirchen approx. 40 km

First through the nature reserve Murnauer Moos, the biggest moor area in Central Europe. Onwards across unspoilt nature along the course of the Loisach river to Garmisch Partenkirchen. Finally we recommend you take a ride on the Zugspitzbahn ascending up to 2962 metres in altitude (not included in tour price). From there you have a glorious view over the Alps.

Day 7: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Overall and easy tour. Cycle on marvellous cycle paths and small sideroads. The route is mostly asphalted and some longer segments are on well maintained rural roads.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Garmisch Partenkirchen and the Alpine Lakes tour stays in 3 star hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available Services

- Accommodation as already mentioned
– Breakfast buffet
– If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
– Welcome briefing
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
-Train journey from Garmisch Partenkirchen – Scharnitz excl. your bike (costs approx. € 5)
– 1x veal sausage breakfast
– GPS-data is available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.


We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Garmisch Partenkirchen and the Alpine Lakes, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 29.04. – 19.05.2017 | 30.09. – 07.10.2017
Season 2: 20.05. – 23.06.2017 | 02.09. – 29.09.2017
Season 3: 24.06. – 01.09.2017

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £619 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £659 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £699 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £169
Half Board Upgrade: £159
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: chosen 3*** hotels

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Single Supplement: £169

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