A lazy loop ride that leads you south from Munich to Garmish Partenkirchen near the Austrian border and back again. Leisurely cycling through a region dotted with idyllic lakes, fairytale villages and jaw-dropping mountain scenery. See Murnau am Staffelsee, Garmish Partenkirchen, Wallgau, Bad Tölz and Tegernsee.
Munich is a vibrant city with much to see and do. Visit the famous Hofbraühaus to enjoy a frothy litre mug of beer while swaying to the Oom-Pah music with the locals. The City Museum of Munich offers a fascinating insight into the diverse history of the city and we also highly recommend a stroll through the wonderful Englischer Garten – a large park area in Schwabing where you can enjoy a beer and wurst in the fresh air.
Leaving the city you’ll enter a quieter world, cycling along quiet lanes past clear lakes to colourful, baroque towns and rustic villages. Murnau, a lovely old market town, enjoying an idyllic location on the shore of Lake Staffelsee is lovely place to spend the night. In Garmish-Partenkirchen we highly recommend taking the mountain railway up to a dizzying 3000 meters for some amazing views of the surrounding alps.
A lovely day’s riding through quiet valleys will bring you to Wallgau, a charming town where Bavarian traditions are still very evident and part of everyday life. In Bad Tölz you can wander along the bustling ‘Tölzer‘ street admiring the baroque houses, perhaps taking a seat in one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants for a spot of people watching.
Spectacular lake views await you at Tegernsee Lake before a final day’s ride leads you gently back to the Bavarian Capital.
This cycle route follows easy, flat cycle paths and back roads. There are a few unpaved sections and some minor climbs to contend with and only a few very short sections on roads with more traffic, but the route is well within the reach of most leisure cyclists.