Bavarian Romantic Road Cycling Holidays
Start: Augsburg

Your Itinerary


Romantic Road & Bavarian Lakes Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £799 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle through the Bavarian Lakes region
• Follow the Via Claudia Augusta trail
• Cycle through the landscape of Upper Bavaria
• Explore the lakes and landscapes of Bayern!

Cycle Route profile
You will ride your bike on many cycle paths and side roads with little traffic. On the first three stages, you will need to cycle some climbs. Mostly, the roads are paved. However, some longer sections are on gravel paths. From Füssen to Augsburg, along the river Lech, you will find yourself mainly on flat terrain.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


1st day: Arrival in Augsburg

2nd day: Augsburg – Lake Wörthsee approx. 65 km

Tour information and bike fitting. Your first stage will take you through lush meadows and unspoilt Bavarian towns to Lake Ammersee. Cosy restaurants with sunny terraces and shady gardens on the lakeside invite you to stay and take a rest. Then you will continue your tour to Lake Wörthsee, which only needs the first spring sunbeams to warm up quickly.

3rd day: Lake Wörthsee – Murnau approx. 60 km

On the third day, you will pedal directly along Lake Wörthsee and Lake Pilsensee to the monastery of Andech. 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.

4th day: Murnau – Füssen/Schwangau approx. 60 km

Today, you will find magnificent grasslands and alpine romantic on your way to Füssen/Schwangau. On your way, you will be able to visit the world famous church Wieskirche – the epitome of Bavarian Rococo.

5th day: Füssen/Schwangau – Schongau approx. 50 km

We recommend visiting King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castles in Königswinkel – Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein – and the excavated Roman thermal bath at the valley station of mount Tegelberg. Via Steingaden and Peiting, you will cycle along the scenic Via Claudia Augusta to Schongau.

6th day: Schongau – Landsberg/Lech approx. 35 km

Schongau, a former Bavarian frontier forth with fortified passages on the city wall, testifies to the past. 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.

7th day: Landsberg/Lech – Augsburg approx. 45 km

You should not miss visiting the medieval city centre of Landsberg/Lech which is embedded in a wildly romantic river bed, the historic city hall, and the Gothic Bavarian Gate. Via Kaufering am Lech, you will pedal to Königsbrunn (with 11 kilometres in length the best-preserved section of the Via Claudia). Then, you will continue your journey to the old Bavarian duke city of Friedberg and further to the Fugger city Augsburg with its famous Fuggerei from the year 1516. Numerous monuments from all eras, such as Elias Holl’s town hall, characterize the cityscape.

8th day: Departure or Extension of Trip

Depart after breakfast.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
You will ride your bike on many cycle paths and side roads with little traffic. On the first three stages, you will need to cycle some climbs. Mostly, the roads are paved. However, some longer sections are on gravel paths.

From Füssen to Augsburg, along the river Lech, you will find yourself mainly on flat terrain.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information...

The Romantic Road & Bavarian Lakes tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses 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 service hotline.

Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes Sample Hotel List 
Augsburg Hotel Riegele 3***
  www.hotel-riegele.de  
Wörthsee Hotel Jaklhof***
  www.jaklhof.de 
Murnau Hotel Griesbräu***
  www.griesbraeu.de 
Füssen/Schwangau Weinbauer***
  www.hotel-weinbauer.de 
Schongau Hotel Rössle 3***
  www.hotel-roessle-schongau.de 
Landsberg/Lech Hotel Goggl 3***
  www.hotel-goggl.de 


Please note that the hotel list is subject to change and should be used as a guide only. We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.

Services

- Accommodation as already mentioned
– Breakfast buffet
– Welcome briefing
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– 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.

Accessories

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

About the Rental Bikes

This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.

You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.

Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)

Unisex

Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)

Men's Bike

Electric Bike (Colour may vary)

E-Bike

Rental Bike PLUS

E-Bike

For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.

Accessories

If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.

All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.

You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.

Gears

7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).

Frame Sizing

When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.

We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!

Bike Hire Insurance

This cycle 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. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.

Electric Bike Hire

Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?

Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.

E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 5819.

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Your Prices

Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Saturdays and Sundays between 11.04. and 10.10.2020

Season 1: 11.04. – 08.05.2020 | 26.09 – 10.10.2020
Arrival: Saturdays and Sundays
Season 2: 09.05. – 19.06.2020 | 29.08 – 25.09.2020
Arrival: Saturdays and Sundays
Season 3: 20.06. – 28.08.2020
Arrival: Saturdays and Sundays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £799 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £829 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £889 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £239
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: £49

Extra Nights
Location | Price DBL/BB | Single Supplement SGL/BB
Augsburg: £69 | £30

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: Selected 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.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: From £799
Single Supplement: £239

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Call: 0800 731 1631

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