Biking - Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
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Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
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Germany to Austria Bike Tour

Bavaria to Tyrolean Alps from Munich to Salzburg

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,799 - $5,149 pp dbl occ

($1,050 for sgl occ)

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.  

Munich to Salzburg biking tour map
Munich to Salzburg biking tour map

Germany & Austria

Start Munich / End Salzburg

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Discover mountain pastures 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 
  • Cycle on quiet roads and bike paths past deep forests, scenic lakes and gentle hills with breathtaking alpine backdrops 
  • Explore sophisticated Munich and fairy-tale Salzburg, magnificent gateway cities in two distinct countries 
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1
Description

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 Tegernsee, a glacier-carved lake encircled by snowcapped peaks.

Accommodations
Egerner Hoefe Hotel
Park-Hotel Egerner Höfe
Rottach-Egern​
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 2-3
Description

Bike the foothills of the Alps past forests, wildlife and lovely gingerbread-house villages | Learn more about Bavarian beer, cuisine and culture | Spin through quaint hamlets with the spectacular Alps as your backdrop | Catch stunning views of Lake Chiemsee and Herreninsel Island, home to the palace of King Ludwig II of Bavaria | Savor the region's exquisite fare at our hotel's two-Michelin-starred restaurant.

Accommodations
Residenz Heinz Winkler
Residenz Heinz Winkler
Aschau im Chiemgau
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 4-6
Description

In the rugged Wilder Kaiser Mountains, pedal through stunning alpine landscapes | Take in the breathtaking panorama of the valley on your descent into Austria's Tyrolia | As the impressive Alps rise up around you, the Tiroler Achen River shimmers below | Rejuvenate in the pools of our spectacular Relais & Châteaux hotel in Kitzbühel | Marvel at the natural beauty of the Kitzbühel area, home to the largest cycling event in the world | Bike through tiny villages, undulating pastures and impressive mountain ranges on some of the same routes raced by the pros | A cable car whisks you up the Kitzbüheler Horn for spectacular 360-degree views of the Austrian Alps and a short hike in the fresh air.

Accommodations
Hotel Tennerhof
Hotel Tennerhof
Kitzbühel
| Premiere Hotel

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

Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 25 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 36 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles* | 2500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles* | 4000 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 53 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Other
Ferry & Visit to Herrenchiemsee (3 hours)
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 2400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 38 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 39 miles* | 2700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 43 miles | 2700 ft. gain
Day 6
Other
Kitzbüheler Horn Peak Hike: 1.5 miles (100 ft. gain)

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$400 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

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 Park-Hotel Egerner Höfe and Hotel Tennerhof are not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

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