Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes

Follow the Romantic Road to the Bavarian Lakes

Art, culture, history - the Romantic Road with numerous architectural masterpieces not only has a lot to offer, but it also has many special features between Würzburg in the north and Füssen at its southern end. A wonderful addition to this is the region's crystal-clear lakes which are great destinations for excursions.

Cycling the Romantic Road in Bavaria offers an enchanting journey through picturesque landscapes and historic towns, immersing travellers in the timeless charm of southern Germany. This iconic route, renowned for its stunning vistas and cultural treasures, invites cyclists to explore medieval villages, scenic vineyards, and fairytale castles nestled amidst the Bavarian countryside. Embark on an unforgettable adventure along the Romantic Road, where each pedal stroke unveils a tapestry of natural beauty and rich heritage, making it a must-visit destination for cycling enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Details about the cycling holiday on the Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes

Let's explore Augsburg! Centuries ago, the Fugger family of merchants transformed the city into a hub for trade and leisure. The architecture around the old town, including the Fuggerei and the town hall, among other structures, still reflects this unique past.

Next, the beautiful Wörthsee awaits your visit, followed by a journey past the Andechs monastery en route to the artistic town of Murnau. Whether it's experiencing organic farming or visiting the brewery, a stop at the Benedictine monks' is always worthwhile. The journey continues seamlessly: from the Wieskirche, a rococo jewel with its 36-meter-high tower, to the breathtaking Neuschwanstein Castle in Füssen/Schwangau. It's no wonder why the Romantic Road earned its name. The route concludes back in Augsburg, passing through Schongau and Landsberg am Lech.

The highlights of the Romantic Road cycling holiday at a glance:

  • Augsburg: The third largest city in Bavaria and has a lot to offer: in the centre of the old town, you should visit the town hall with the Golden Hall and in the immediate vicinity the Perlachturm, the Weberhaus and the cathedral. The beer garden on the old city wall "Lueginsland" and the Mediterranean-style Damenhof are great places to stop.

  • Wonderful bathing opportunities in the lakes: Wörthsee, Ammersee, Staffelsee, Riegsee - the glittering treasures of the journey invite you to bathe, relax and of course have fun and action. Rent a pedal boat or, in the case of the Wörthsee, an original Venetian gondola!

  • King Ludwig's fairytale castles: Neuschwanstein Castle was built from the remains of two castles in 1868 and is still considered the fairytale castle par excellence worldwide today. Directly opposite is Hohenschwangau Castle, which is also worth seeing - take a look at the royal apartments, and the castle kitchen and stroll through the castle garden.

  • The wildly romantic Lech river: From Vorarlberg through the Tyrol and in Bavaria - the Celts called the river "the stony one", which can still be traced back to the gravel banks today. In Landsberg, you have the opportunity to observe the power of the river on the bridges, which are still used today to generate electricity. 

Worth knowing about the cycle tour along the Romantic Road to Augsburg

 

The tour begins with several climbs, gradually levelling out as it progresses. You'll traverse stunning cycle paths and scenic side streets. A standout highlight is tracing the footsteps of the Romans along the renowned Via Claudia Augusta, adding a special historical dimension to your journey.

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. 315 km
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Itinerary

Tour information and bike distribution. The first stage leads across lush meadows and through traditional Bavarian towns to the Ammersee. On the lake shore, cozy inns with sunny terraces and shady gardens invite you to take a rest. Continue to the Wörthsee, where the first rays of spring sunshine are enough to warm up quickly.

Directly along the Wörthsee and Pilsensee, first to the Andechs monastery. Through the Pfaffenwinkel past original Bavarian places - the monks of the surrounding 12 monasteries gave them their current appearance. In addition to the Ammersee, the Staffelsee and the Riegsee in Murnau also offer bathing opportunities.

Magnificent pasture landscapes and alpine romance accompany you today on the way to Füssen/Schwangau. On the way there, the world-famous Wieskirche - the epitome of Bavarian rococo - is waiting to be visited.

King Ludwig's fairytale castles in the Königswinkel - Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein - and the uncovered Roman thermal baths at the valley station of the Tegelberg can be visited. Via Steingaden and Peiting along the Via Claudia Augusta full of impressions to Schongau.

Schongau - a former Bavarian border fortress - with the walkable battlements on the city wall, bears witness to the past. The magnificent view over the Lechtal gives us great expectations. Altenstadt (Romanesque vaulted basilica), Hochenfurch, Epfach (the Roman Abodiacum, Roman museum) and Vilgertshofen (baroque pilgrimage church) are places to visit before you reach Landsberg.

The medieval town centre of Landsberg/Lech, embedded in the wild and romantic riverbed of the river of the same name, the historic town hall and the Gothic Bayerntor are sights to see. Via Kaufering along the Lech to Königsbrunn (with a length of 11 km the best-preserved section of the Via Claudia), to the old Bavarian ducal city of Friedberg and on to the Fugger city of Augsburg with the famous Fuggerei from 1516. Numerous monuments from all eras determine the cityscape.

Route information

There are numerous bike paths and side streets with minimal traffic. The first three stages involve a few uphill sections suitable for cycling. The paths are primarily paved, with occasional shorter stretches on gravel paths. Starting from Füssen and continuing along the Lech, the terrain is almost entirely flat until Augsburg.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes

Place of arrival: Augsburg
  Season 1
13.04.2024 - 26.04.2024
28.09.2024 - 05.10.2024

Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
27.04.2024 - 17.05.2024
14.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
18.05.2024 - 13.09.2024

Saturday and Sunday
Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes, DE-MURAA-08X
Base price
999.00
1,099.00
1,139.00
Single room surcharge 379.00 379.00 379.00

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

Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 27, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Saturday and Sunday
Romantic Road and Bavarian Lakes, DE-MURAA-08X
Base price
Single room surcharge
999.00
379.00
1,099.00
379.00
1,139.00
379.00

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

Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Season 2
Apr 27, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Augsburg
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
79.00
55.00
79.00
55.00
79.00
55.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Augsburg
  Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 27, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024

Saturday and Sunday
Augsburg
Double room p.p 79.00 79.00 79.00
Single room surcharge 55.00 55.00 55.00
Price
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

Included:

  • Overnight stays as stated
  • breakfast
  • Personal tour information (DE, EN)
  • luggage transfer
  • Well-planned route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (DE, EN)
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Optional:

  • With rental bikes including rental bike insurance

Sample hotel list

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

Augsburg

Dom Hotel Augsburg ***

www.domhotel-augsburg.de

Wörthsee

Hotel Jaklhof***

www.jaklhof.de

Murnau

Hotel Griesbräu ****

https://griesbraeu.de

Füssen/Schwangau

Weinbauer***

www.hotel-weinbauer.de

Schongau

Hotel Rössle 3***

www.hotel-roessle-schongau.de

Landsberg/Lech

Hotel Goggl 3***

www.hotel-goggl.de

 

 

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