• Germany to Austria Family Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Biking on Germany to Austria Family Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Lake Chiemsee
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  • Palace of King Ludwig II

New! Germany to Austria Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Younger Siblings


Bavaria to Tyrolean Alps from Munich to Salzburg

  • Experience an unforgettable family adventure through the dramatic landscapes of the Alps
  • Rollick with the locals and get to know the local brews and good eats at festive biergartens—lots of fun for all ages!
  • Explore grand castles and charming storybook villages in beautiful Bavarian settings
  • Ride quiet roads and hike peaceful paths through pristine forests, past shimmering lakes and over gentle hills

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

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Day 1 Ride through a picturesque Bavarian landscape past a 13th-century farmstead, fields of wildflowers and sparkling lakes  |  Eat, drink and be merry at one of Bavaria's most beautiful biergartens at an ancient monastic brewery  |  Discover one of nature's finest playgrounds at scenic Lake Tegernsee, encircled by snowcapped peaks.

Day 2 Hike high into the stunning Alps, climbing past wildlife and taking in views of lovely Bavarian villages below  |  Savor a hearty meal in a traditional Alm (alpine hut) with the jagged Kaiser Mountains as your backdrop  |  Learn about German culinary traditions from one of the country's most famous chefs in charming Aschau im Chiemgau.

Days 3-4 Adults bike through quaint villages with the spectacular Kampfenwand peaks in view | Kids hike age-old smugglers' trails into a dramatic gorge near the German-Austrian border | Families kayak or stand-up paddleboard on deep blue Chiemsee Lake, known as the Bavarian Sea | Witness the architectural grandeur of King Ludwig II's Herrenchiemsee Castle on the island of Fraueninsel.

Days 5-6 Stand in awe of the natural beauty of the Kitzbühel area, one of Europe's top cycling destinations  |  Pedal through tiny Tyrolean villages, undulating pastures and impressive mountain ranges  |  Take a cable car up to where sweeping views of the Alps come into focus  |  Stretch your legs on a final morning hike atop the Kitzbüheler Horn.

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. Read the Straight Talk

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.


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, guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.
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Traveling with Kids


6 days, 5 nights
Activity Level

Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Start / End
Munich, Germany/Salzburg, Austria

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners included


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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)

Guest Reviews

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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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.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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Interested in a Private Trip? Check out the Make It Private tab for private dates available, or call us at 800-462-2848.

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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
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 Biking 25 1600 36 2500
2 Walking/Hiking 1 400 5 1400 9 1600
3 Biking 19 900
Kayaking Kayaking or Stand-up Paddleboarding on Lake Chiemsee (3–4 Hours)
4 Biking 18* 1100 33* 2400 38 2600
Kids Old Smugglers Route Hike 3 Miles (900' elevation gain)
5 Rafting on the Tirole Ache (4 Hours)
6 Walking/Hiking 3 1000


* 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

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

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.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Germany and Austria with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

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.

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.)

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

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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


  • 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

Click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.


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