Lake Chiemsee Cycling Holidays
Start: Rosenheim

Your Itinerary

Lake Chiemsee Explorer Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £629 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Explore one of the most beautiful regions of Germany by bike
• Discover typical Bavarian towns in the Inn-Salzach style
• Visit churches and monasteries along the way.
• Lake Chiemsee is also known as the ‘Bavarian Sea’
• Sample traditional beers and foods local to the area!

Cycle Route profile
All in all, this tour is easy to cycle, with a few climbs, and only partly on hilly terrain. The route we have chosen for you is really beautiful and you will find yourself on bike paths, country lanes, and side roads. Very short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

1st day: Arrival in Rosenheim

Tour information and bike fitting. We recommend taking a stroll through the romantic inner city with its Max Josef square and through the park of the former Provincial Garden Show at the Inn meadows.

Day 2: Rosenheim – Wasserburg approx. 35 km

Taking the cycle path along the river Inn, you will get to Wasserburg. On your way, you should visit the famous rococo church in Rott am Inn. Wasserburg, the town at the loop of the river Inn, is absolutely worth seeing.

The vibrant historic old town impresses with its colourful Gothic houses and you can discover many hidden gems in the city.

Day 3: Wasserburg – Trostberg/Altenmarkt approx. 40 km

Today you will cycle along the beautiful Inn cycle path through meadows and green forests. You pass the idyllic little Lake Kratzsee and Lake Weitsee, take a rest and jump in. you pass as well typical Bavarian villages with their may-pole and church steeple till you arrive at you todays overnight place.

Day 4: Trostberg/Altenmarkt – Lake Chiemsee approx. 40 km

The former Benedictine monastery Seeon is one of the most beautiful historical buildings in the Chiemgau region and is now used as a cultural and educational centre.Soon, you will have reached the nature reserve Eggstätter Seenplatte.

18 lakes and forests form a unique landscape, which make hikers and bikers particularly happy. On wonderful paths, you will continue your trip to Lake Chiemsee. Tonight, you will stay in a pretty town such as Prien, Bernau, and Übersee, among others.

Day 5: Lake Chiemsee approx. 60 km

The “Bavarian Sea” offers many opportunities for a beautiful day. You can take a boat to the islands Herrenchiemsee (Kind Ludwig’s Castle) and Frauenchiemsee (optional). Or you can ride your bike around the entire lake (approx. 60 km).

Parts of this stage can also be done by boat or by taking a special bike bus (optional). And, of course, you can also relax at one of the many bathing facilities at the lake.

Day 6: Lake Chiemsee – Rosenheim approx. 40 km

Via Rimsting, you will cycle on scenic trails from Lake Chiemsee to Lake Simsee, the favourite lake of the people in Rosenheim. Idyllically embedded in a gently rolling landscape, this lake possesses largely pristine riparian zones full of reed. From here, it is not far to Rosenheim, where you first started your tour.

Day7: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route features
All in all, this tour is easy to cycle, with a few climbs, and only partly on hilly terrain. The route we have chosen for you is really beautiful and you will find yourself on bike paths, country lanes, and side roads. Very short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Lake Chiemsee Explorer tour stays in 3* / 4* 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 permanent assistance in case of problems.

Bavarian LakeS Round Trip Sample Hotel List 
Starnberger See Hotel Seeblick Bernried *** 
Murnau Hotel Griesbräu 
Garmisch Hotel Vierjahreszeiten *** 
Wallgau Hotel Post***
Bad Tölz Hotel Kolberbräu **** 


Accommodation as already mentioned
Breakfast buffet
Welcome briefing (German, English)
Luggage transfer between the hotels
Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
GPS-data is available
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

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)


Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)

Men's Bike

Electric Bike (Colour may vary)


Rental Bike PLUS


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.


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.


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

Lake Chiemsee Explorer, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between April. and October

Season 1: April – May | September – October
Arrival: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Season 2: May. – June | September – September
Arrival: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Season 3: June. – September
Arrival: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £629 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £699 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £729 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £169
Half Board Upgrade: From £139
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £99
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: From £49

Extra Nights (Price Per Person)
Location | Price DBL/BB | Single SGL/BB
Ambach/Bernried: From £69, £35

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 3*** and 4****-hotels, simpler category in Wasserburg possible.

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 £629
Single Supplement: From £179

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Call: 0161 703 8161

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