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Germany to Austria Bike Tour

Bavaria to Tyrolean Alps from Munich to Salzburg

  • Discover grand castles and quaint villages tucked into landscapes that seem straight from a storybook
  • Savor extraordinary Michelin-starred cuisine and world-famous Bavarian beers at the best restaurants and biergartens
  • Ride quiet roads and peaceful bike paths through deep forests, past scenic lakes and over gentle hills
  • Explore sophisticated Munich and fairy-tale Salzburg, magnificent gateway cities in two distinct countries

Interested in a recipe for true splendor? Wildflower pastures and crystal-blue lakes. Centuries-old monastic breweries and charming biergartens. Fantastic palaces of mad kings. Timeless grandeur of the Bavarian Alps. Combine natural beauty with historical magnificence—then sit back and drink it all in. You've discovered life at its finest. 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Ride through a picturesque Bavarian landscape past a 13th-century farmstead, fields of wildflowers and sparkling lakes | Live it up at a beautiful biergarten on the grounds of an ancient monastic brewery | Discover delightful Lake Tegernsee, encircled by snowcapped peaks.

Day 2 Bike the foothills of the Alps, past forests, wildlife and lovely Bavarian villages | Explore the town of Neubeuern with its intricate murals and festive market square | Learn about German culinary traditions from one of the country's most famous chefs in charming Aschau im Chiemgau | Savor the region's cuisine at our hotel's two-Michelin-starred restaurant.

Days 3-4 Pedal around deep blue Chiemsee Lake, known as the Bavarian Sea | Drift across the lake with a short ferry ride to historic Herrenchiemsee Castle | Witness architectural grandeur as you tour the largest palace of King Ludwig II | Rejuvenate in the pools of our spectacular hotel.

Days 5-6 With soaring mountains at your back, reach the German-Austrian border | Take in the breathtaking panorama of the valley on the descent into Tyrolia | Marvel at the natural beauty of the Kitzbühel area, home to the largest cycling event in the world | Pedal through tiny villages, undulating pastures and impressive mountain ranges on some of the same routes the pros use.

Having been on many BackRoads trips I thought to myself before the trip that it may be time for me to seek other types of adventures. But after this trip I have a renewed excitement and interest in doing more and more trips with this amazing company. The landscapes breathtaking ! The quality of the riding pathways were great. The guides outstanding! The food and the beer wonderful. This is a bucket list trip for sure!
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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Air Conditioning

The accommodations on this trip are Premiere Hotels housed in beautiful historic buildings. While they offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that they are not equipped with air conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.
$4,498 - $4,898
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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Egerner Hoefe Hotel

Egerner Höfe Hotel

Rottach-Egern (1 night)

Situated at the foothills of the Alps on the shore of Lake Tegernsee, this cozy Bavarian chalet is surrounded by nature. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Residenz Heinz Winkler

Residenz Heinz Winkler

Aschau im Chiemgau (2 nights)

This elegant medieval hotel, complete with a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, seamlessly blends luxury and history. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Hotel Tennerhof

Hotel Tennerhof

Kitzbühel (2 nights)

This family-owned hotel offers a perfect balance of modern luxury and Tyrolean tradition, and sweeping mountain vistas. A Relais & Châteaux Member. (pool, spa)

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There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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Having been on many BackRoads trips I thought to myself before the trip that it may be time for me to seek other types of adventures. But after this trip I have a renewed excitement and interest in doing more and more trips with this amazing company. The landscapes breathtaking ! The quality of the riding pathways were great. The guides outstanding! The food and the beer wonderful. This is a bucket list trip for sure!

 
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Awesome trip once again! Backroads never disappoints!

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Tyler, Martina, and Sebine were awesome!

 
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The scenery on this tour through the Bavarian Alps was breathtaking! The routes were perfect, offering just the right amount of challenge. The rides felt very safe. The accommodations were very nice and the meals provided were exquisite. Most importantly, the guides for my trip were very knowledgeable and made sure all the trip details were completed, leaving the tour stress free. I would highly recommend this trip and I plan on doing many more in the future.

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 25 1600 36 2500
2 21* 1700 28* 2000 44* 3400
3 19* 600 26* 1700 53 2300
4 18* 1100 33* 2400 38 2600
5 23* 1400 39* 2700 43 2700
6 Kitzbühel Horn Peak Hike: 3 Miles (1,000' elevation gain)
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Germany and Austria

The Best Leaders in Germany and Austria

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Germany and Austria, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—both are included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders. See the bike options for this trip.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Germany and Austria you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Navigate Your Way in Germany and Austria

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Germany and Austria. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Germany and Austria trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Germany and Austria that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Germany and Austria has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,898 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,598 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,298 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,298 pp dbl occ

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