Munich to Lake Constance Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £719 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Ride through Forstenrieder Park to Lake Starnberg.
• Pass Lake Rottachsee and relax during the descent to Immenstadt.
• Cycle through the landscape of Allgäu with its scattered farms and villages.
• Ride along Lake Alpsee to health resort Oberstaufen.
Cycle Route profile
You will enjoy some slight climbs and descents, whilst cycling through the gently rolling alpine foothills, where you can admire a beautiful panoramic view of the Alps and the idyllic lakes on the way. You will cycle on beautiful bike ways paths and minor roads. Main roads will only be used for short distances. Most roads are paved; some longer passages sections are on natural roads made from natural materials, which are in good condition.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st day:Arrival in Munich
Welcome briefing and bike fitting. The capital city of Bavaria is awaiting you and invites you to visit its many attractions (English Garden, Town Hall, Hofbräuhaus,…).
Day 2: Munich – Murnau am Staffelsee approx. 65 km
Today’s tour starts with a ride through the Forstenrieder park until you get to Lake Starnberg.Then the bike path runs directly along the lakeside edge until you get to Seeshaupt.
You will cycle along beautiful paths running through quaint, Bavarian villages and past the Osterseen lakes, lake Riegsee and then finally to Murnau am Staffelsee.
Day 3: Murnau – Füssen/Schwangau approx. 60 km
The second third day on the bike will at first take you first through the nature reserve Murnauer Moos (the largest marshland in Central Europe) and the “Altenauer Moor”.
After the impressions of this pristine nature, you will get to know the essence of Bavarian Rococo – the Wieskirche church. However, the highlights of the day are the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.
Day 4: Füssen/Schwangau – Nesselwang approx. 25 km
From the former site of Bavarian majestymajesty, you will cycle further along Lake Forggensee to Hopfen am See. This area impresses with its seven major and numerous other smaller lakes.
You will continue your tour through fields and meadows and get a stunning view of the Allgäu Alps, Mount Zugspitze, and the Tannheimer mountains until you reach Nesselwang.
Day 5: Nesselwang – Oberstaufen approx. 50 km
At the beginning of today’s stage, the route is a little bit hilly. However, the beautiful Alpine panorama makes up for the little effort you have to make.
You will pass Lake Rottachsee and relax when cycling downhill to Immenstadt (nice town with good restaurants) and continue along Lake Großer Alpensee until you reach today’s destination, the spa town of Oberstaufen.
Day 6: Oberstaufen – Lindau/Nonnenhorn approx. 50 km
On your last cycling day of cycling, you will cycle through typical Allgäu landscape with scattered farms and villages to the beautiful Lake Constance (aka Lakeor in German, Bodensee).
After arriving at the lakeside of the pretty town of Lindau, we recommend a visit to the island, the Old Town Hall, and the proud patrician houses with their impressive frescoes.
Overnight stay in Lindau or in Nonnenhorn, approx. 8 km from Lindau.
Day 7: Departure or extension
This tour starts at Munich. Enjoy the small ascents and descents of the hilly alpine upland with beautiful views onto the Alps and idyllic located lakes.
You cycle on wonderful bike paths and side roads, main roads only on short sections. The route is asphalted most of the time, some longer sections are also on dirt roads.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Munich to Lake Constance 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.
- 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
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.
Munich to Lake Constance, 7 days, 6 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Sundays between 12.04. and 06.09.2020
Season 1: 12.04. – 09.05.2020
Season 2: 10.05. – 20.06.2020
Season 3: 21.06. – 06.09.2020
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £719 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £769 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £809 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £179
Half Board Upgrade: £189
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: £49
Extra Nights (Price Per Person)
Location | Price (DBL/BB) | Single Supplement (SGL/BB)
Munich: £89 | £65
Lindau Season 1+2: £79 | £30
Lindau Season 3: £99 | £30
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: £719
Single Supplement: £179