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.
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 point in Holzkirchen by train from Munich in half an hour. On well-developed bike paths you drive to Otterfing and then…
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 need 25 minutes for the train ride from Munich to Freising, the start and end point of the loop. It goes through the beautiful center…
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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 the starting point.
The tour begins at the train station in Erding, which you can reach by train from Munich in around 50 minutes…
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 the artists' association “Der Blaue Reiter”, to which greats like Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky belonged at the beginning…
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 a lot of nature. A stop in one of the beer gardens along the way should of course not be missed.
You start at Marienplatz in the heart of Munich…
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 on the 74 kilometers, but with the prospect of refreshment, you can easily master them.
You start at the train station in Lenggries…
The panorama trail keeps what it promises: Wide views, historical places and cozy places to stop make this bike tour an experience. The railway line running parallel to the route makes it possible to shorten the route at will.
The picturesque Wasserburg am Inn is the starting point of the panorama trail…
Holzkirchen is only a short train ride away from Munich and yet the full pre-Alpine idyll is already unfolding here. Gentle hilly landscapes, pretty towns, baroque churches and of course the view over Lake Tegernsee to the Bavarian Alps - that's the perfect bike tour.
The cycle tour starts at the market…
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