The Great Bike Holiday in Bavaria
Alpine peaks, deep blue lakes and fairy tale castles
Constance – Lindau – Bad Tölz – Chiemsee – Königssee – Salzburg
- Lake Constance - Königssee cycle route
- Medival Constance, castle Neuschwanstein, Chiemsee, pilgramage church St. Bartholomä
- Daily routes ●●●●○
- Altitude profile ●●●●○
km / day avg.
Our bike holiday from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee is a real all-round experience. Countless Alpine peaks, unforgettable landscapes, deep blue lakes, moors, dense forests and fairy tale castles are waiting to be discovered by you. Join us on a 550 kilometre long journey to the most beautiful spots in Bavaria, around Lake Constance and the Salzburger Land region. You will need a good level of physical fitness for this tour – the Alpine foothills are well known for their constant up and down. Prepare yourself for steep inclines and steep descents. This Bavaria bike holiday from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee starts in Constance. Starting in Lindau, you will get to know the Allgäu region. Near Füssen you will explore the Königswinkel – the king’s nook - home to the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Countless lakes, such as the Tegernsee or the Chiemsee are not only perfect for a refreshing dip in the water, but also for a relaxing boat trip. Towards the end of your Bavaria bike holiday you will get to know the Berchtesgadener Land region and Lake Königssee. The crowning glory of this bike holiday from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee is Salzburg – the city of Mozart and the world-famous festival.
- Booking code
- Start / Destination
Constance / Salzburg
14 days / 13 nights
approx. 550 km
Daily routes ●●●●○
between 30 and 75 km, Ø 45 km
Altitude profile ●●●●○
Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance / Kreuzlingen
Constance is the ideal starting point for your bike holiday from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee. Grab your bike when you arrive and then explore the historic town centre. Enjoy the view of the town and surrounding countryside from the cathedral tower. Visit the Rosgarten Museum (free entry included) and learn more about the town’s eventful history. The Imperia is part of this history - the nine metre high statue is testament to the turbulent times during the Council of Constance.
Day 2: Constance – Lindau, approx. 45 km
The first stage on your Bavaria bike holiday from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee will first take you to Constance’s district of Staad. From there the car ferry from Constance to Meersburg (ticket included) will take you across the lake to the other shore in only 20 minutes. You should pay a visit to Castle Meersburg, which majestically thrones above the town. Then the Lake Constance Cycle Path will take you to Friedrichshafen, where a real treat awaits technology enthusiasts. The Zeppelin Museum is located close to the harbour and houses the largest collection on the history of Zeppelin aviation worldwide. You will spend the night in Lindau. You will reach its historical town centre by cycling along a railway embankment. At Lindau harbour you will have a fantastic view of the Alps and Lake Constance.
Day 3: Lindau – Oberstaufen, approx. 55 km
Lindau is the starting point of the Lake Constance - Lake Königssee Cycle Path. Expect some ascents. You will cycle through the Allgäu region to Oberstaufen, accompanied by extensive forests and green meadows. Enjoy the excellent air quality, which is said to positively impact health
at Germany’s only health resort specialised on the Schroth method. If you are craving mountain air, you can take a cable car to one of the peaks close by, where you will enjoy stunning views of the Alpine panorama. Relax and gather energy for tomorrow’s stage in Knödeln and enjoy a regional beer.
Day 4: Oberstaufen – Nesselwang, approx. 50 km
There are almost no inclines on this first stage through the Konstanzer Ach valley before you reach Lake Alpsee. From Immenstadt you will have to pedal a little harder. Cycle past the Grünten, a mountain range, before reaching the highest point of your Bavaria bike holiday by Oy-Mittelberg. Your stage goal Nesselwang is known as the ‘panorama terrace’ of the Allgäu region. You will have particularly excellent views of the Alpine foothills from the Alpspitz and the Edelsberg. In clear conditions, you will be able to see as far as Füssen, where you will spend the night tomorrow.
Day 5: Nesselwang – Füssen / Schwangau, approx. 30 / 35 km
You will be able to enjoy more spectacular views on today’s stage to Füssen or Schwangau. Welcome to the Königswinkel, the ‘King’s Nook’, which received its name due to the numerous castles in the area. Visit Hohenschwangau Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle or the High Castle of Füssen. Both Füssen and Schwangau are located on Lake Forggensee, Germany’s largest reservoir. Go on a boat trip on the lake, stroll through winding alleys in the historic centre of Füssen and take the cable car from Schwangau up to the Tegelberg mountain. Enjoy the view of the Allgäu and the Tyrolean Alps.
Day 6: Füssen – Murnau am Staffelsee, approx. 65 / 75 km
Cycle to Murnau through meadow landscapes, straight into the heart of Bavaria’s Blue Country. En route you should consider visiting the Pilgrimage Church of Wies, one of the most beautiful Rococo churches in southern Germany. However, this requires a small detour. Today’s destination Murnau is famous due to the artists who once lived here who were part of the art movement Der Blaue Reiter (the Blue Rider). On a walk around Murnau you will have the opportunity to rediscover the paintings of famous artists. Cool off and take a refreshing dip in
the Staffelsee lake. The writer Ödön von Horváth declared it ‘the most beautiful spot on the northern edge of the Alps’. See it for yourself!
Day 7: Murnau am Staffelsee – Bad Tölz, approx. 50 km
After only a few kilometres of cycling you will reach Lake Kochelsee. How about a refreshing dip in the water? Or a visit to the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel? It honours one of the key figures of German Expressionism. You will cycle further through meadows and fields until you reach Benediktbeuern. Its world famous monastery offers fascinating insights into the 1250-year history of the former Benedictine abbey. The health resort Bad Tölz is your destination for the day. Go on a stroll along the Marktstraße and have a look at the beautiful facades, decorated with typical Lüftl paintings. Climb up the steep stairs to the Kalvarienberg – the stunning view of the Isar Valley makes the ascent worthwhile.
Day 8: Bad Tölz – Schliersee, approx. 35 km
On today’s stage of your Bavaria bike holiday from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee you will discover the area around Schliersee. Lake Tegernsee is ideal for a break - go on a boat trip on the lake and gather energy for the remainder of the stage. Lean back, relax and enjoy the view of the villages and mountains. Now you will cyle to Lake Schliersee, where you can visit the Slyrs Whisky distillery in Neuhaus. Look over the shoulders of the distillers and learn how Single Malt Whisky is produced with pure Alpine spring water from the Bannwald spring.
Day 9: Schliersee – Bad Feilnbach, approx. 35 km
Following the shores of Lake Schliersee, you cycle to the region around Bad Feilnbach. Due to its mild climate, the mud spa town is referred to as the Merano of Bavaria. The region around Bad Feilnbach is characterised by thousands of apple trees. Located at the foot of the Wendelstein, Bad Feilnbach offers ideal conditions to unwind. Enjoy relaxing moments on a walk along the Jenbach stream. If you still have energy for an excursion, we recommend a hike through the Jenbach Valley with its many waterfalls.
Day 10: Bad Feilnbach – Chiemsee, approx. 35 / 50 km
The cycle path first takes you through the Kollerfilze - a former peat mining area. After crossing the river Inn you reach Neubeuern. The former key shipbuilding site shows its romantic side with its picturesque market place and typical alpine facades. The Chiemsee is not far away now. The largest Bavarian lake is known for its islands. The Frauen- and Herren Inseln (women's and gentlemen's islands) stand out in particular. You will take a boat to the Fraueninsel with its still inhabited monastery. The magnificent castle of the Fairy Tale King Ludwig II on the Herreninsel takes you back to the time of the Bavarian monarchy.
Day 11: Chiemsee – Inzell, approx. 35 / 45 km
On the 10th stage of your Bavaria bike holiday from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee you will cycle along the foot of the Hochfelln mountain. A stopover is worthwhile in Bad Adelholzen. In one of Bavaria’s oldest spas, you can unwind in the healing waters of the Primus spring. You will cycle along the river Rote Traun to the former mining town of Inzell. For a change of pace, go for a hike on the Moor Adventure Trail. Discover one of the last moorland landscapes of the Chiemgau Alps, the Inzeller Filzen. Equally interesting are the typical Lüfl paintings on the town houses in the centre.
Day 12: Inzell – Berchtesgaden / Lake Königssee, approx. 45 km
Welcome to the Berchtesgadener Land region! A few kilometers after your start in Inzell you will reach the spa town of Bad Reichenhall. Savour sweet delicacies at Café Reber and make sure to try the world-famous Reber Mozartkugeln. Today’s destination is Berchtesgaden, which is located close to Lake Königssee. In the city surrounded by high mountains, visit the Royal Castle near the market square. Explore the Dokumentation Obersalzberg memorial to learn more about the town’s history in connection with National Socialism.
Day 13: Berchtesgaden / Lake Königssee – Salzburg, approx. 40 km
Before you embark on the last leg of your trip to Salzburg, it is worth taking a boat trip on Lake Königssee. Start in Königssee, the municipality of the same name and enjoy the impressive natural scenery. Get off at the Hirschau Peninsula and visit the pilgrimage chapel of St. Bartholomä. The chapel and the hunting lodge are considered one of the most popular photo opportunities worldwide. Following your boat trip, the Salinenweg will lead you to Salzburg. The Mozart and festival city offers a wealth of sights. Stroll through the Getreidegasse, pay a visit to the Hohensalzburg Fortress and enjoy a melange with whipped cream in one of the coffee houses.
Day 14: Individual departure or extension of stay
Today your Bavaria Bike Holiday from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee comes to an end and you begin your return journey home. We would, however, be more than happy to extend your stay in Salzburg.