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Munich to Salzburg Bicycle Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 25 people
Destination(s): Germany  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Festival Tours  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 648 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 648 Euro (EUR)

This is the only setback on an otherwise interesting and fascinating tour. Two cultures are connected by a cycle tour through the Bavarian Lake District and rolling green hills. Munich with impressive historic ambiance and a lively cultural life is the starting point of the tour. Then you cycle past famous Bavarian lakes, through ancient villages and green pastures. Always with impressive Bavarian Alps as backdrop. Comfortable cycling as you reach Salzburg with Mozart, culture and Austrian culinary delights.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Munich. Individual arrival. Personal tour information and distribution of bicycles. The capital of Free-State Bavaria is famous for shady beer gardens. Enjoy a cool “Maß” and get a taste of coming pleasures.

Day 2: Munich – Bad Tölz (approximately 60 km/38 miles). Follow river Isar-cycle path through green forests via Wolfratshausen and Geretsried to Bad Tölz. Here two main trading routes crossed – river Isar and the old salt route from Reichenhall to Allgäu – and the former wealth can be traced in splendid town houses.

Day 3: Bad Tölz – Bad Feilnbach/surroundings (approximately 65 km/41 miles). Through lovely pastures around Lake Tegernsee to Gmund on Tegernsee with marvellous panorama view. Then you cycle past green meadows and Lake Schliersee on gently undulating roads to Bad Feilnbach. The mild climate and more than 30.000 fruit trees contribute to the nickname “Bavarian Merano”.

Day 4: Bad Feilnbach/surroundings – Chiemsee (approximately 45 km/28 miles). Today you cycle through the largest peat plot of Bavaria, Kollerfilze. Soon you reach Neubeuern – a place having two crossed boat-hooks as symbol. This clearly referred to the once most important source of income – the construction of boats. Via Frasdorf on the foot of Chiemgau Alps to Lake Chiemsee. Tonight you stay on the south-bank of the Bavarian Sea. Enjoy a boat trip to the islands Herren- and Frauenchiemsee.

Day 5: Chiemsee – Inzell (approximately 35 km/22 miles). The mountains are getting higher – nevertheless you cycle on almost flat roads. Through “Bergener Moos” a moor on the foot of Hochfelln (1.674 m) the route passes Bad Adelholzen (medicinal spring) to Siegsdorf (natural history museum). Then you keep along the river Rote Traun to idyllic Inzell. So called “Lüftlmalerei” decorative paintings on the houses as well as rich flower decoration please the eyes.

Day 6: Inzell – Berchtesgaden/Lake Koenigssee (approximately 45 km/28 miles). Mountains to the right and to the left and squeezed in a green valley, here you cycle on Deutsche Alpenstraße via Schneitzelreuth along river Saalach to Bad Reichenhall (salt spring, Munster St. Zeno, health spa park). Between mighty mount Untersberg and Predigtstuhl the cycle path Salinenweg leads to Berchtesgaden (historic center, royal castle, Watzmann thermal spa).

Day 7: Berchtesgaden/Lake Königssee – Salzburg (approximately 45 km/28 miles). Enjoy the beautiful loop tour to Lake Königssee and return to Berchtesgaden. East of Untersberg the old salt-trading route via Marktschellenberg (ice-cave) and St. Leonhard (cable car on Untersberg) you pass the invisible border to Austria. Welcome to the country of Mozart, visit castle Hellbrunn (baroque water-games, zoo) before reaching the center of Salzburg.

Day 8: Salzburg. Individual homebound journey or extra days.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Orientation meeting at first hotel
- 7 overnights in hotels and country hotels mainly in superior 3-star, Munich and Salzburg 4-star
- Breakfast buffet style
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- Carefully researched route
- Eurofun signposting along route
- One set of detailed documentation (maps, route description, points of interest, important telephone numbers) per room
- 7-day service hotline.

- Self-guided:
* Tour price: EUR 648
* Single supplement (if 1 person per room): EUR 170
* Optional dinner package: EUR 166
* Bike Rental: EUR 60
* Electrically assisted bike: EUR 160.

Dates for 2011
Saturdays: May 7 - September 10, 2011