This single-centre cycling holiday allows you to explore the area around Bavarias Lake Chiemsee at your leisure. Enjoy spectacular mountain views, swimming in the lake and a wealth of historic and natural sites to visit.
Day 1: Arrive in Prien am Chiemsee Arrive at the 4 star Garden-Hotel Reinhart, located just 100m from Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria's largest lake. Take a stroll along the promenade and around the harbour you'll find a great selection of restaurants.
Day 2: Eggsttter Lake District and Amerang 40-60km / 25-37.5mi Todays route takes you on a tour through parts of the oldest nature reserve in Bavaria, the Eggsttter Lake District. You will cycle through forests, fragrant meadows, and past some of the 18 lakes that make up this district to Hslwang, a typical Bavarian village. Extend the tour and cycle to Amerang, where you can visit the German Car Museum and the Historical Farmhouse Museum. On your return to Prien youll be accompanied by a magnificent panoramic view of the Upper Bavarian Alps.
Day 3: Chiemsee loop approx. 65km/41mi Today, youll complete a circuit of Lake Chiemsee, discovering places of interest along the way, including the Roman Museum in Seebruck, and the Horse Museum in Arlaching. Enjoy lunch along the lakeshore and cool off in the refreshing waters of Lake Chiemsee.
Day 4: Boat trip to Herreninsel and Fraueninsel Enjoy a day out of the saddle today and take the boat from Prien to the Herreninsel island and visit the Herrenchiemsee castle, built under King Ludwig II. On the return, you will stop at the island Fraueninsel, home to the oldest remaining German-speaking female convent on the northern side of the Alps. Explore the beautiful gardens, the island potteries, the fish smoke-houses, and the romantic outdoor restaurant areas at the lake.
Day 5: Achental Valley 55km/34.5mi In the morning take the bus or train to bersee. Youll cycle past colourful meadows, surrounded by spectacular mountains. Following the tranquil river Tiroler Ache, you will cycle via Marquartstein back to Grassau. Quiet, shady paths will then lead you through the Rottauer Filze (moorland) to Bernau and along the lake back to Prien.
Day 6: Lakes and Monasteries 45km/28.5mi Start your day with a boat trip to Seebruck. Your cycle route takes you via Truchtlaching an der Alz to the lakeside Benedictine Seeon monastery. In the pretty town of Gstadt, you will return to the shores of Lake Chiemsee and cycle via Breitbrunn and Rimsting back to the hotel where you can enjoy a dip in the indoor pool.
Day 7: Aschau Bernau 40km/25mi Ride over the romantic hills of Chiemgau to Aschau, where Hohenauschau Castle towers over the small town. Take the cable car up to Kampenwand (pay locally) for extensive mountain views. Visit the Hammersbach waterfall, and cycle back to Prien on flat paths.
Day 8: Leave Prien am See
Out: British Airways Heathrow to Munich 09:00/11:55 then rail Munich Flughafen to Prien a Chiemsee via Munich Ost 13:44/15:12 and taxi to hotel payable locally approx. 10 euros. Return: Taxi to train station payable locally approx. 10 euros then rail Prien a Chiemsee to Munich Flughafen via Munich Ost 12:44/14:15 then British Airways Munich to Heathrow 16:25/17:30.
Garden-Hotel Reinhart (4 star) Garden-Hotel Reinhart is set 100 yards from lake in Prien am Chiemsee, in the heart of Lake Chiemsee holiday region. The hotel offers a spa area including an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and free Wi-Fi. The rooms are furnished in traditional Bavarian country-style and most rooms have a balcony. All rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV and a bathroom. Garden-Hotel Reinhart is located directly next to the Primavera Water Park, and is 100 yards from the wharf with direct connections to both Herren and Frauen Islands. Several golf courses are within 3.1 miles.
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