Castles & Lakes of Southern Germany

Munich to Lake Constance. Self Guided: 8 Days / 7 Nights 283/306 kms

Follow a route through the most beautiful regions of Southern Bavaria where you’ll discover quaint villages set in scenic landscapes of lakes and alps.


  • Munich, the Bavarian capital with its famous Glockenspiel and Marienplatz (central square).
  • Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.

Your Journey

Day 1: Arrive Munich

Visit the Hofbrauhaus and numerous museums or just wander the lanes and alley ways lined with centuries old buildings.

Day 2: Munich – Lake Starnberg (approx. 35/58 km)

Bike from Munich via Lakes Wesslinger and Pilsensee to Lake Ammersee. Visit the Abbey Andechs then continue to Lake Starnberg.

Day 3: Lake Starnberg - Murnau am Staffelsee (approx. 45 km)

A relaxing day in the saddle with swim options and lakeside cycling.

Day 4: Murnau am Staffelsee – Füssen/Schwangau (approx. 60 km)

Cycle in Central Europe’s largest moor area to the splendid city of Füssen, surrounded by magnificent alpine peaks and blue-green mountain lakes. Iin the city’s pedestrian zone see the outline of the 2,000 year old Roman road Via Claudia.

Day 5: Füssen/Schwangau – Nesselwang (approx. 35 km)

Cycle with the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in your sights, the highlights of today’s ride. Continue past numerous lakes to Nesselwang.

Day 6: Nesselwang - Oberstaufen (approx. 54 km)

Some uphill climbs to be rewarded with a beautiful alpine panorama. The cycle an easy path along Lake Grosser Alpsee.

Day 7: Oberstaufen – Lindau/surroundings (approx. 54 km)

Cycle through the green landscape of the Allgau till Lake Constance comes into view.

Day 8: Lindau/surroundings

Arrangements end after breakfast.

Terrain / Grade

Easy - Cycle mostly on paved, well-signposted cycle paths and quiet roads, mostly tarsealed.. A few short climbs.

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