Munich to Salzburg

Combine Bavarian traditions with the city of Mozart

The main themes of this cycle tour from Munich to Salzburg are beer, mountains and Mozart. Glittering lake landscapes and culinary highlights are an important part of the tour. Each city has its charm and history. One thing they both have in common is the love of festivals and city-wide celebrations. Munich presents its well-known Oktoberfest in Autumn and the city of Mozart shines in the summer with the world-famous ‘Festspiele’.

Details about the cycle tour from Munich to Salzburg

With a stein of ‘Radler’ to fuel the upcoming cycle ride, you can’t go wrong in Munich. The Bavarian capital impresses not only with its beer culture but also with its unmistakable cityscape. Century-old buildings and historic museums characterise the city of culture. The Marienplatz with the town hall, English Garden, Hofbräuhaus and the Viktualienmarkt show the many faces of Munich.

On day two of four you cycle from Munich via Bad Tölz and the Schliersee to Bad Feilnbach. On the Isar cycle path, enjoyment in the saddle is forefront. Lovely forests, marvellous lake panoramas and charming towns line the routes. Bad Feilnbach is colourfully decorated. Over 30,000 fruit trees adorn the place and because of its climate, it is also called the ‘Bavarian Merano’.

Continue the cycle tour from Chiemsee to Inzell. Along the red Traun and between the higher and higher mountains you come closer and closer to the gates of Salzburg.

Highlights of the Munich to Salzburg cycle tour at a glance

  • Schliersee: The inspiring blue beauty invites you to relax. No matter whether it’s right on the shore, in one of the surrounding restaurants or seeing the sights, the Schliersee offers plenty of space to enjoy yourself.

  • Salzburg: Pure happiness comes on arrival in Salzburg. You stroll through the lovely old town with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Hearty delicacies and culinary delights will make your heart beat faster. Stroll through the charming alleyways of the festival city and end your cycle tour in style.

Useful information about the Munich to Salzburg cycling holiday

For the most part, the route runs on flat terrain. But you will also build up a sweat! During the stage from Bad Tölz to Bad Feilnbach, the hills require a bit of extra effort or just upgrade to an e-bike to help you on the way to Salzburg.

This tour has been graded as Challenging. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Challenging
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 295 km
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Itinerary

Personal tour information and bike fitting. The capital city of the Free State of Bavaria invites you to stay in one of its many beer gardens and get into the mood for the bike tour by drinking a “Radlermaß” (a glass of beer and lemonade).

The Isar cycle path will lead you through green forests, via Wolfratshausen and Geretsried, to Bad Tölz. The town, located at the crossroads of two trade routes - the River Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu - quickly became a thriving trading centre. The ornate mansions testify the golden age. The Tölzer Market Street invites you to learn more about the famous television series “Der Bulle von Tölz”.

ca. 60 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.

ca. 35 km

First, you will cycle directly along the lake 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.

ca. 35/50 km

You will ride your bike through the largest peat mining area of 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.

ca. 30/45 km

The mountains are getting higher and higher but the bike path stays almost flat. You will cycle through the “Bergener Moos” on 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.

ca. 50 km

Today’s stage will take you on narrow paths between the mountains, along the German Alpine Road via Schneitzlreuth and along the river Saalach to Bad Reichenhall (saline building, cathedral St. Zeno, spa park). On your way back, you will cycle across the border between Bavaria and Austria to Salzburg.

ca. 55 km

This cycling holiday ends after breakfast, or you can book an extension to enjoy it longer.

Route information

In general, this is a rather easy, partly hilly tour. Especially the stages from Bad Tölz to Bad Feilenbach, some climbs have to be cycled. You will find yourself partly on bicycle paths, and mostly on service roads and minor roads. Only some short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Munich to Salzburg

Place of arrival: Munich
  Season 1
14.04.2024 - 27.04.2024

Friday
Season 2
28.04.2024 - 18.05.2024

Friday
Season 3
19.05.2024 - 15.09.2024

Friday
Munich - Salzburg, DE-MURMS-08X
Base price
1,049.00
1,119.00
1,169.00
Single room surcharge 339.00 339.00 339.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 3*** and 4**** hotels.

Season 1
Apr 14, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024
Friday
Season 2
Apr 28, 2024 - May 18, 2024
Friday
Season 3
May 19, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Friday
Munich - Salzburg, DE-MURMS-08X
Base price
Single room surcharge
1,049.00
339.00
1,119.00
339.00
1,169.00
339.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 3*** and 4**** hotels.

Season 1
Apr 14, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024
Season 2
Apr 28, 2024 - May 18, 2024
Season 3
May 19, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Munich
Double room p. p.
Single room surcharge
Salzburg
Double room p. p.
Single room surcharge
99.00
75.00
85.00
59.00
99.00
75.00
85.00
59.00
99.00
75.00
99.00
59.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Munich
  Season 1
Apr 14, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024

Friday
Season 2
Apr 28, 2024 - May 18, 2024

Friday
Season 3
May 19, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

Friday
Munich
Double room p. p. 99.00 99.00 99.00
Single room surcharge 75.00 75.00 75.00
Salzburg
Double room p. p. 85.00 85.00 99.00
Single room surcharge 59.00 59.00 59.00
Filter
21-Speed Unisex Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
Unisex E-Bike
7-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
99.00
159.00
239.00
99.00
99.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Included services and travel information

Services

Including

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Well developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

 

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid on site
  • Return transfer by minibus to Munich every Sunday, costs EUR 79 per person, EUR 29 extra for your own bike, to be paid for in advance, reservation is necessary
Arrival information
  • Train: Munich Hbf
  • Airport: Munich. Return from Munich or Salzburg.
  • The multi-storey car park costs approx. EUR 15,-/day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible
  • Free car park close to the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Very good train connection from Salzburg to Munich


 

Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Munich

NYX Hotel by  Leonardo Hotels

https://www.leonardo-hotels.de/nyx-munich

Bad Tölz

Hotel am Wald

www.hotel-wald.de

Schliersee

Hotel Terofal

www.hotelterofal.de

Bad Feilnbach/Umg.

Kistlerwirt***

www.kistlerwirt.com

Chiemsee

Hotel Jägerhof***

www.jaegerhof.de

Inzell

Alpinhotel Inzeller***

www.alpinhotel-inzeller.de

Salzburg

Goldenes Theater

www.gt-hotel-salzburg.com

 

 

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