Lake Chiemsee – One Hotel Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £699 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle on a relaxing tour through forests, meadows and farms
• Visit the Roman Museum or the horse Museum
• The romantic hills of Chiemgau to Aschau
• Panoramic views of the Bavarian Alps
• Historic town Rosenheim
Cycle Route features
The route is mainly easy to cycle, with a few hilly sections. Longer distances will be cycled on nature trails, which are in good condition. You will find yourself mainly on cycle paths, country lanes, and side roads. Only some short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Prien am Chiemsee or in Pelham am See
You will be provided with tour information and rental bikes.
Day 2: Eggstätter Seenplatte and Amerang 40-60 km
The oldest nature reserve in Bavaria, the Eggstätter Seenplatte, encompasses 17 lakes and is full of picturesque places. You will cycle on a relaxing tour through forests, fragrant meadows, and past pretty farms to Höslwang, with a magnificent panoramic view of the Upper Bavarian Alps.
If you want, you can extend this tour by 20 kilometres and cycle to Amerang, where you will find the well-known German Car Museum and the Historical Farmhouse Museum. Via Eggstätt and Breitbrunn, you will get back to Prien or Pelham.
Day 3: Trip around the Bavarian Sea approx. 65 km
Today, you will discover the beauty of Lake Chiemsee and the pretty places along the way. You will be enchanted by the unique nature and visit major attractions, such as the Roman Museum in Seebruck, or the Horse Museum in Arlaching.
You will also have ample opportunities to swim and cool off in the refreshing waters of Lake Chiemsee.
Day 4: Trip to the Islands Herreninsel and Fraueninsel (boat ride excl. your bikeBoat Excursion without Bike)
Take the boat from Prien to the island “Herreninsel” where you can visit the famous castle Herrenchiemsee of built under King Ludwig II.
On your way back, you will stop at the island Fraueninsel, where you will find a well-known abbey (the oldest still-existing German-speaking female convent on the northern side of the Alps).
Explore the beautiful gardens, the island potteries, the fish smoke-houses, and the romantic outdoor restaurant areas at the lake. Guests of the hotel Seeblick cycle for the journey by boat to Prien and back (approx. 20 km).
Day 5 Hotel Reinhart: Trip into the Achental Valley approx. 55 km
First you will take the bus or the train (not included) from Prien to Übersee. Then you will cycle via the climatic health resort Grassau and along the Achental bike path via Unterwössen to Schleching.
You will ride your bicycle past colourful meadows, surrounded by spectacular mountains. On routes along the tranquil river Tiroler Ache, you will cycle via Marquartstein back to Grassau. Quiet, shady paths will lead you through the Rottauer Filze (moorland) to Bernau and along Lake Chiemsee to Prien.
Day 5 Hotel Seeblick: Trip to Lake Simsee and to Rosenheim approx. 40 km + train journey.
First you cycle via Bad Endorf to Lake Simsee with its beautiful, partially unspoilt reeds and riparian zone. The cycle paths continues along the lake through protected nature and landscape.
After a few kilometres you reach at river Inn, which leads you to the center of Rosenheim with its historic downtown, many beer gardens and ornate facades. Return by train on your own.
Day 6: Lakes and Monasteries approx. 45 km + Boat Excursion ride (only Cat. AHotel Reinhart)
The day starts with an atmospheric boat trip on lake Chiemsee from Prien to Seebruck (clients of Hotel Seeblick cycle to Seebruck). Back on land, you will cycle via Truchtlaching an der Alz to the monastery Seeon with its famous buildings and the romantic lake.
In the pretty town Gstadt, you will again see the magical blue of Lake Chiemsee and cycle via Breitbrunn and Rimsting back to your hotel.
Day 7: Aschau – Bernau approx. 40 km
You will ride your bicycle over the romantic hills of Chiemgau to Aschau, where famous artists and actors have settled. The castle Hohenauschau towers over the small town and it is not far to the valley station of the cable car up to Kampenwand (Operating hours 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., the gondolas run every 30 seconds, not included in the tour package price).
After a short visit to the waterfall Hammersbach, you will cycle via Bernau and on flat paths back to Prien.
Day 8: Departure or extension
The route is mostly easy to ride, with a few hilly sections. Longer distances will be cycled on nature trails, which are in good condition. You will find yourself mainly on cycle paths, country lanes, and side roads. Only some short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic.
Tour Route Map
The Lake Chiemsee – One Hotel tour stays in a 3* hotel carefully chosen for its location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Accommodation in your selected hotel and category
Personal tour briefing (German, English)
Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
Boat ride on Lake Chiemsee to the Islands Herren- and Fraueninsel excl. bike
Boat ride on Lake Chiemsee Prien – Seebruck incl. bike (only at Hotel Reinhart )
Use of the pool area (For a fee: solarium and “Beauty-Farm”) in Hotel Reinhart
Use of sauna and steam bath in Hotel Seeblick
Hotel Seeblick – Pelham am See 3***
The familial managed house is located in a beautiful secluded location amidst hail nature with uninterrupted views over the Lake Pelham and nearby Bavarian Alps.
The rooms have all been renovated in 2013 and have the comfort of a classic 3 *** hotels.
To relax after a day of cycling lure the Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath. In the hotel of family Förg a relaxing stay for a power-giving holiday is guaranteed.
Garden Hotel Reinhart – Prien 4****
One of the best houses in the “front row” at Lake Chiemsee! The 4**** Garden Hotel Reinhart is located in Prien-Stock, only a few metres from the lake, the harbour, and the promenade! The hotel offers individual, friendly guest rooms in Bavarian-style and in two categories (with shower/toilet or bathtub/toilet, TV, etc.), cosy lounges, as well as an indoor pool, sauna, and a large lawn for sunbathing.
In the health and beauty centre you can immerse yourself in the world of beauty and relaxation (for a fee). The lido at Lake Chiemsee and the new indoor pool Prienavera are only 50 metres away from the hotel! Around the harbour, you will find an excellent selection of restaurants and cafes. All this will make your stay just wonderful! www.reinhart-hotels.de
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.
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.
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)
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).
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.
Lake Chiemsee – One Hotel, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Daily between 18.04. and 10.10.2020
Season 1: 18.04. – 08.05.2020 | 03.10 – 10.10.2020
Season 2: 09.05. – 29.05.2020 | 05.09 – 02.10.2020
Season 3: 30.05. – 04.09.2020
Hotel Reinhart – Standard
Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £699 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £769 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £819 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £249
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: £49
Hotel Reinhart – Comfort
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £859 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £929 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £989 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £N/A
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: £49
Calculate the cost of your cycling holiday
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.
Holiday Price: £699
Single Supplement: £249