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Ride through the countryside around Munich – Water-Cycle Paths

Oberbayern

Ride through the countryside around Munich – Water-Cycle Paths

Bike Touring Collection by Oberbayern

8

Tours

27:26 h

265 mi

9,250 ft

If you’re excited to explore the countryside, hop on your bike and discover beautiful landscapes around Munich. On the Water-Cycle Paths, you are never far from a refreshment stop or a cooling dip – whether you plunge into one of the gorgeous lakes or rivers or enjoy a freshly tapped beer in one of the shaded beer gardens. On the way, you ride along rivers and lakeshores, across fields and meadows and through picturesque villages, small forests and colourful cultural landscapes – all within a stone’s throw from Munich.

In this Collection, we present seven scenic Tours that either start or end in the Bavarian capital. You can also easily ride the routes in the other direction. There are exciting highlights on all of the Tours and they all have one thing in common – crystal-clear waters that wind through the Upper Bavarian countryside just like you do on your bike.

The first Tour takes you from the market town of Holzkirchen through hilly landscapes to the banks of the Isar. You follow the river into the centre of Munich. If you like a bit more of a physical challenge, then the 70-kilometre (43-mile) Isar-Hallertau loop is perfect for you. From the historic town of Freising, you cycle a scenic loop with beautiful views over the Alps. To the south and west of Erding, you also discover many watery highlights such as the Ismaniger Reservoir and the Sempt Valley.

On the route between Munich and Lake Starnberg, you follow in the footsteps of ‘Der Blaue Reiter’, a famous group of artists in the 20th century. On the gentle Isar Tour, water is the focus – cool off your feet in the river or quench your thirst in one of the numerous beer gardens en route. On the Lakes and Rivers Tour near Lenggries, close to the Tyrolean border, you enjoy incredible views. The route traces the feet of the mighty Karwendel Mountains and takes you to the most beautiful lakes in the region and through the unspoilt Isar Valley. Finally, the Isar-Inn Panorama Trail connects the beautiful baroque town of Wasserburg to the centre of Munich.

By the way: with the water cycle routes you are on the move in a completely sustainable way right on your doorstep, because you can easily reach the starting points by public transport from Munich. So you can start your bike tour without having to travel long distances or search for a parking space.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:14
    23.4 mi
    10.5 mph
    300 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour you cycle steadily gently downhill through shady forests, Upper Bavarian villages and along the Isar into the center of the Bavarian capital.You can reach the starting …

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  • Difficult
    04:23
    43.3 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A wonderful round trip through the hilly landscape north of Freising: Forests, fields and wide views as far as the Alps await you on this varied 70 kilometers.You only …

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  • Intermediate
    03:19
    33.9 mi
    10.2 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour leads from Erding through the valley of Sempt and Schwillach to the beautiful Ismaninger reservoir. Past numerous ponds and ponds it goes on wide bike paths back to …

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  • Difficult
    03:59
    36.9 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,150 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Between Munich and the Alps lies a landscape that has inspired not only nature lovers but also artists for centuries. On this tour you will cycle in the footsteps of …

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  • Easy
    01:11
    11.7 mi
    9.8 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A relaxed round on both sides of the turquoise-blue Isar through extensive green areas awaits you on this tour - in the middle of the city and yet surrounded by …

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  • Difficult
    04:46
    46.2 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,600 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This wonderful round tour always takes you along the water to the most beautiful lakes and river valleys in Upper Bavaria. There are also a few inclines waiting for you …

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  • Difficult
    04:36
    42.8 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The panorama path keeps what it promises: wide views, historical places and cozy refreshment stops make this bike tour an experience. The railway line that runs parallel to the route …

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    27.2 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Holzkirchen is only a short train ride from Munich and yet the full pre-alpine idyll is already unfolding here. Gentle hilly landscapes, neat little towns, baroque churches and of course …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    265 mi
  • Duration
    27:26 h
  • Elevation
    9,250 ft
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Ride through the countryside around Munich – Water-Cycle Paths