Lake Constance to Lake Konigssee Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | 14 days | 13 nights | From £1389 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle through the Alpine foothills
• The Alps are a backdrop to enjoy as you ride through wonderful countryside.
• The best tour through southern Bavaria
• See the Neuschwanstein Castles
• A superb long distance cycle tour.
Cycle Route profile
Enjoy the small ascents and descents across the hilly pre-alpine lands with stunning panoramic views and lakes situated in idyllic locations. You cycle on marvellous cycle paths and little side roads. You only cycle on main roads for short sections.
The route is mainly asphalted, but there are some longer segments on well-maintained dirt roads.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Constance/Kreuzlingen
Your tour starts in Constance, the biggest town on Lake Constance with its medieval flair. In 1414 it was the location for the only church council north of the Alps. A tiny museum remembers the Czech reformer Jan Hus, who was burnt on the stake here.
The town’s landmark is the statue of Imperia, which is a monument dedicated to the prostitutes during the years of the Council. We also recommend the underwater world of the Sea Life Center and the archaeological State Museum.
Day 2: Constance – Lindau approx. 65 km
You cross over to Meersburg by car ferry, get the chance to explore the old part of town located at the lake and enjoy a fantastic view after a steep ascent to the picturesque palace. You continue along the lakeside via Friedrichshafen, the birthplace of the Zeppelin, to Lindau. The famous lighthouse and the island harbour are worth an evening stroll.
Day 3: Lindau – Oberstaufen approx. 50 km
Today you move away from Lake Constance and – with a bit of luck – can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Alps. Today’s destination is Oberstaufen, a little market town in the Oberallgäu region. In the cheese dairy you can watch first hand, how the delicious cheese is made or alternatively delve into the history of the region by visiting one of the local museums.
Day 4: Oberstaufen – Nesselwang approx. 50 km
You cycle through stunning valleys, past the large lake Alpsee over to Immenstadt. We recommend visiting the old farm house ‚Alter Hof’, which was used as a city dwelling for ruling families, or the ‚Villa Edelweiß’, which are both worth seeing. You can also climb up the Golgotha with its little church. Whilst cycling along Lake Grüntensee, you pass several more lovely ornate chapels. The pretty village of Nesselwang is a popular climatic health-resort.
Day 5: Nesselwang – Füssen/Schwangau approx. 25 km
You are accompanied by an impressive mountain backdrop on your way to Füssen on Lake Forggensee. Besides the amazing scenery the palace ‚Hohes Schloss’, home of the National Gallery is worth a visit. We also recommend a visit to the Benedictine Monastery Saint Mang. You continue along the Romantic Road to Schwangau with the Allgäuer Alps in full view. Already from afar, you will be able to see the silhouettes of the picturesque fairy tale castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.
Day 6: Füssen/Schwangau – Murnau on Lake Staffelsee approx. 60 km
The two fairy tale castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are now behind you. The route to Murnau on Lake Staffelsee takes you through idyllic pasture landscape with an Alpine flair. You cycle past the world-famous church ‚Wieskirche’, the embodiment of Bavarian rococo and a perfect spot for a rest.
Amidst amazing lake and moor scenery, Lake Staffelsee finally emerges with its seven islands and with the Upper Bavarian Alps as a backdrop.
Day 7: Murnau am Staffelsee– Bad Tölz approx. 50 km
On day 7, you will pass Lake Kochlsee and Benediktbeuern and cycle through charming landscapes to Bad Tölz. Being located at the crossroads of two trade routes – to be named, the river Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu – Bad Tölz quickly became a thriving trading centre. The ornate mansions testify the golden age.
Day 8: Bad Tölz – Lake Schliersee approx. 35 km
Today, you will cycle through the scenic landscape of Lake Tegernsee, over gently rolling hills, to Lake Tegernsee. In Gmund you will be able to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the lake. We recommend taking a boat trip or going for a swim! Later, you will continue on the Bodensee-Königssee bike path to Lake Schliersee.
Day 9: Lake Schliersee – Bad Feilnbach approx. 35 km
First, you will cycle directly along the lake’s shore and on slightly hilly roads to Bad Feilnbach. Because of the mild climate and more than 30,000 fruit trees, the moor spa area is also called the “Bavarian Merano”. And today’s destination is a colourfully decorated town too.
Day 10: Bad Feilnbach– Lake Chiemsee approx. 35/50 km
You will ride your bike through the largest peat mining area within Bavaria, the Kollerfilze, and soon you will reach Neubeuern. All over the town, you will see two crossed ship hooks, the emblem of Neubeuern and a sign of the shipbuilding industry, which once was the residents’ main source of income. Then, you will cycle via Frasdorf at the foot of the Chiemgau Mountains to Lake Chiemsee. Today’s destination is located on the southern lakeshore of the “Bavarian sea”. We recommend taking a boat trip to the islands Herrenchiemsee and Frauenchiemsee.
Day 11: Lake Chiemsee – Inzell approx. 30/45 km
The mountains are getting higher and higher, but the bike path stays almost flat. You will cycle through the “Bergener Moos” at the foot of Mount Hochfelln (1,674 metres), via Bad Adelholzen (healing spring), to Siegsdorf (natural history museum). From there, you will continue your journey along the river Rote Traun to the idyllic town of Inzell. The famous Lüftlmalerei paintings on the beautifully decorated town houses are typical for the climatic health resort.
Day 12: Inzell – Berchtesgaden/Lake Königssee approx. 45 km
The route of the German Alpine road snakes tightly between mountains via Schneitzlreuth along the river Saalach to Bad Reichenhall. Since 1890, Bad Reichenhall is an approved health resort and ‘spa town’. We strongly recommend that you try a piece of cake in the famous patisserie Reber, before you continue along the cycle path and reach the well-known Berchtesgaden.
Day 13: Berchtesgaden/Königssee – Salzburg approx. 40 km
Opportunity for a visit to the salt mine Obersalzberg as well as the Kehlstein house. Alternatively, cycle a few more kilometres to Lake Königssee with the option of a boat ride on this well-known lake and a visit to St. Bartholomew’s church, situated at the foot of the phenomenal Watzmann massif.
Once you have crossed the Bavarian-Austrian border, there is only a little way left to cycle until you get to Salzburg with its countless sights.
Day 14: Departure or extension
Enjoy the small ascents and descents across the hilly pre-alpine lands with stunning panoramic views and lakes situated in idyllic locations. You cycle on marvelous cycle paths and little side roads. You only cycle on main roads for short sections. The route is mainly asphalted, but there are some longer segments on well-maintained dirt roads.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Lake Constance to Lake Konigssee tour stays in various category 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
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– Well developed route
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Boat ride from Constance – Meersburg incl. your bike
– Entrance “Rose garden” incl. cup of coffee
– GPS-data is available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline
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 Constance to Lake Konigssee, 14 days, 13 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 19.04. – 16.05.2020 | 27.09. – 04.10.2020 |
Season 2: 17.05. – 20.06.2020 | 06.09. – 26.09.2020
Season 3: 21.06. – 05.09.2020
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £1389 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £1479 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £1579 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £319
Electric Bike Upgrade: £169
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: £49
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Hotel Category Descriptions
Various hotels in different categories along the route.
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.
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.
Holiday Price: £1389
Single Supplement: £319