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Germany to Austria Bike Tour

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Bavaria to Tyrolean Alps from Munich to Salzburg

From $4,499 - $4,999 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

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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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Germany & Austria

Start Munich / End Salzburg

Munich to Salzburg biking tour map

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 peaceful bike paths through deep forests, past scenic lakes and over gentle hills with breathtaking Alpine backdrops 
  • Explore sophisticated Munich and fairy-tale Salzburg, magnificent gateway cities in two distinct countries 
Germany & Austria

Start Munich / End Salzburg

Munich to Salzburg biking tour map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 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 | Bike the foothills of the Alps, past forests, wildlife and lovely Bavarian villages | Join one of the region's best chefs to learn how to make scrumptious Bavarian schnitzel. 

Days 3-4 Spin through quaint villages with the spectacular Alps in view | Savor the region's cuisine at our hotel's two-Michelin-starred restaurant | Pedal through stunning alpine landscapes in the rugged Wilder Kaiser Mountains | Descend into western Austria's beautiful Tyrol region | 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. 

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 raced by the pros | Be whisked up the Kitzbüheler Horn in a cable car for spectacular 360-degree views of the Austrian Alps and a short hike in the fresh air. 

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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. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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From $4,499 - $4,999 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

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Premiere Hotels

Egerner Hoefe Hotel
Egerner Höfe Hotel

Rottach-Egern​ (1 night)

Residenz Heinz Winkler
Residenz Heinz Winkler

Aschau im Chiemgau (2 nights)

Hotel Tennerhof
Hotel Tennerhof

Kitzbühel (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Germany and Austria

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Premiere Hotels

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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) 

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

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 23* 500 32* 1500 42 1900
3 21* 1700 32* 2500 44 4000
4 18* 1100 33* 2400 38 2600
5 24* 1400 39* 2700 43 2700
6 Kitzbüheler Horn Peak Hike: 1.5 Miles (100' elevation gain)
 

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* Includes shuttle.

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

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

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 your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Cannondale Pro Carbon Upgrade ($400 rental fee) – Available 7/1/19

We’re excited to announce that beginning July 1, 2019, we’ll offer the new and much-anticipated Cannondale 2020 Synapse Hi-MOD pro carbon upgrade on Biking Trips in Europe, United States and Canada. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package, the Synapse is built for experienced cyclists, men and women alike, who are looking for a high-performance bike that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. The Synapse will be offered in a complete range of sizes; detailed bike specifications will be announced in February 2019.

Cannondale 2020 Synapse Hi-MOD

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

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

Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

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 GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. 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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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
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour
Backroads Munich to Salzburg Bike Tour

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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 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.
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