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Cycling Bavaria's Lake Chiemsee

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Cycling
Suitable for:
Age 1+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Trip code: 
C07BC
Way to Travel:
Self-Guided Holidays
Activity:
New Cycling Holidays
Min age:
1

Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria's largest lake is also called the Bavarian sea and is surrounded by some stunning scenery.

This single-centre self-guided cycling holiday offers a chance to explore this natural wonderland by bike, with day tours taking you around the lake, to the beautiful alpine foothills and along crystal clear rivers. Visit typical Bavarian villages, museums, castles and monasteries and enjoy plenty of swimming opportunities along the way.

Highlights

  • Bavaria's largest lake, with plenty of swimming opportunities
  • Panoramic views of the Upper Bavarian Alps
  • Boat trip to the Herreninsel and Fraueninsel

What's included

  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps

What's not included

  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplements
Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

5

Days of Cycling
Terrain:

 

Day by day breakdown
Day 240.0km/25.0miles
Day 365.0km/41.0miles
Day 555.0km/34.5miles
Day 628.5km/45.0miles
Day 740.0km/20.5miles

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Itinerary

Prien am Chiemsee
to
Prien am Chiemsee
  • Day 1

    Arrive in Prien am Chiemsee

  • Day 2

    Eggstätter Lake District and Amerang

    Today’s route takes you on a tour through parts of the oldest nature reserve in Bavaria, the Eggstätter Lake District. You will cycle through forests, fragrant meadows, and past some of the 18 lakes that make up this district to Höslwang, a typical Bavarian village. Extend the tour and cycle to Amerang, where you can visit the German Car Museum and the Historical Farmhouse Museum. On your return to Prien you’ll be accompanied by a magnificent panoramic view of the Upper Bavarian Alps.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Chiemsee loop

    Today, you’ll complete a circuit of Lake Chiemsee, discovering places of interest along the way, including the Roman Museum in Seebruck, and the Horse Museum in Arlaching. Enjoy lunch along the lakeshore and cool off in the refreshing waters of Lake Chiemsee.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Boat trip to Herreninsel and Fraueninsel

    Enjoy a day out of the saddle today and take the boat from Prien to the Herreninsel island and visit the Herrenchiemsee castle, built under King Ludwig II. On the return, you will stop at the island Fraueninsel, home to the oldest remaining German-speaking female convent on the northern side of the Alps. Explore the beautiful gardens, the island potteries, the fish smoke-houses, and the romantic outdoor restaurant areas at the lake.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Achental Valley

    In the morning take the bus or train to Übersee. You’ll cycle past colourful meadows, surrounded by spectacular mountains. Following the tranquil river Tiroler Ache, you will cycle via Marquartstein back to Grassau. Quiet, shady paths will then lead you through the Rottauer Filze (moorland) to Bernau and along the lake back to Prien.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Lakes and Monasteries

    Start your day with a boat trip to Seebruck. Your cycle route takes you via Truchtlaching an der Alz to the lakeside Benedictine Seeon monastery. In the pretty town of Gstadt, you will return to the shores of Lake Chiemsee and cycle via Breitbrunn and Rimsting back to the hotel where you can enjoy a dip in the indoor pool.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Aschau – Bernau

    Ride over the romantic hills of Chiemgau to Aschau, where Hohenauschau Castle towers over the small town. Take the cable car up to Kampenwand (pay locally) for extensive mountain views. Visit the Hammersbach waterfall, and cycle back to Prien on flat paths.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    Leave Prien am See

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

Germany

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

What is your first thought when you think of German food, Bier und Bratwurst or Beer and sausages, and if this is what you want then you will not be disappointed. However there is much more to Bavarian cuisine. Meat and freshwater fish are heavily used but vegetarians are also well catered for. Germans tend to follow similar eating patterns to the UK, with breakfast, followed by a small lunch, and large evening meal, dinners tends to be taken fairly early and restaurants will start serving from 6pm. Throughout the towns there are a good choice of differing places to eat, the most traditional of these are the beer halls, these are not just places to drink the local brew, they are also offer traditional cuisine, they can be nice for lunch as they offer small plates of tasty morcels, you will also find the local bratwurst in served them. The most social of places are the beer gardens, these offer really good food in an outdoor setting many have indoor eating areas as well, don't let the name put you off they also normally have a fairly good wine list too. Then there are the restaurants you will find in most towns a good choice of both German and International cuisine.

Weather

Average temperatures in summer are in the region of 25oC-30oC. The warmest month is usually July whilst the coldest is mainly January. Every month has its share of precipitation on an average of 14 days per month.

Is this trip for you?

Classification: Self-Guided
Vehicle Support: This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to cycle independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning.

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The route notes contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies.

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Garden-Hotel Reinhart, Prein am Chiemsee

Garden-Hotel Reinhart is set 100 yards from lake in Prien am Chiemsee, in the heart of Lake Chiemsee holiday region. The hotel offers a spa area including an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms are furnished in traditional Bavarian country-style and most rooms have a balcony. All rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV and a bathroom.

Garden-Hotel Reinhart is located directly next to the Primavera Water Park, and is 100 yards from the wharf with direct connections to both Herren and Frauen Islands. Several golf courses are within 3.1 miles.

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for private group trips:
1300 131 564
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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