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Skedaddle Twaddle about our holidays in Germany

Customer Story: Exploring the lakes of Bavaria!

This April, Stewart and Jenny took on a cycling holiday in Germany exploring the lakes of beautiful Bavaria. They found themselves riding along lake shores, through valleys and discovering the unspoilt natural beauty of the region! To give you a feel of what you can expect from this trip, read what Stewart had to say about his time in this incredible part of Germany…

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‘On our first day, the first hour out of Munich took us through the suburbs and interesting villages en route to the town of Starnberg at the tip of one of the largest lakes in Bavaria – The Starnberger See. For the next two hours we were privileged to ride alongside the lake, through beautiful forestation with wonderful views of many sailing boats, deep sea divers, kite surfers and many walkers and cyclists. We stopped for a lakeside lunch of soup, before continuing our journey past many stunning lakeside houses through Ammerland, Ambach and on to Seeshaupt with beautiful views of snow-capped mountains.

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The itinerary said that the route was reasonably flat and we were delighted to find that it was! Our third day was in fact a most pleasurable ride as the route took us through the largest middle European Moor, called the “Murnauer Moos” Nature Reserve. After the heavy rains the many streams were virtually overflowing and the reserve was full of colourful flora. The gravel pathways were well maintained, and fortunately the effects of yesterday’s tough day did not detract from a brisk and comfortable ride. We stopped for coffee at “Eschenlohe” then continued on past “Oberau” with some remarkable scenery all around. On our left we had the beautiful mountain ranges, all covered in snow, and on our right the fast flowing river “Loisach”, taking us through areas of unspoilt nature.

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The dirt cycle paths alongside the Isar River gave us some splendid views of the countryside, and were very well maintained, allowing us to cycle at a fairly brisk pace. The Germans, in their usual efficient way, had done an incredible job in developing their cycle paths, with lots of tunnels and bridges to avoid roads and traffic. We now had about 8kms of really flat and fast dirt pathways through beautiful forestation with many bird calls, and quite a few hikers.

The trip was well organised and the bikes were great. These stunning lakes and snow covered mountains in Bavaria are so beautiful that it’s difficult to describe how much they contributed to our marvellous trip in spite of a certain amount of rain and cold. All in all a wonderful trip of cycling, sightseeing and sharing times with friends.’

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Feeling inspired? Read more about our Bavarian Lakes holiday in Germany or check out our full range of holidays in UK, Europe and worldwide!

Holiday Highlight: Discover the Danube

A classic cycling holiday awaits in Germany and Austria, where the delightful Danube Cycle Path promises a journey packed full of cultural wonders and picturesque riverside views! But don’t take our word for it, find out what our customers have to say:

An all-round experience…
‘Good weather, good company, amazing scenery, oh, and the cycling was very enjoyable! This was the first holiday of this type for us and we are so pleased with the whole experience, thank you.’ Geoff, Hampshire

Great support…
Our leader was very concerned that we got full enjoyment of the holiday. He was very safety conscious, knowledgeable about the area through which we travelled and good company.’ Teresa, Penarth

Words of wisdom post-trip…
Cycling encourages great camaraderie as well as being challenging, a great way to see the countryside and feel local atmosphere, and so very good for your fitness…I have returned home feeling hugely refreshed!’ Eleanor, Stirling

Looking for something different?
If the Danube Cycle Path doesn’t tick your boxes this summer, then take a peek at our other supported cycling holidays. Both Lake Constance and the Ten Lakes Tour feature more fantastic scenery promising beautiful landscapes in abundance.

4 cycling holidays worth sharing in 2017

Looking for the cycling experience of a lifetime? We recommend checking out a group cycling holiday. From enjoying idyllic picnics in breathtaking spots together, to our guides’ unparalleled support and encouraging smiles along the way, this could be the trip you’ve been waiting for! Here’s a few group tours in Europe we’re excited for this year…

1Where? Germany & Austria
Trip: The Danube Cycle Path
In a nutshell: A European classic that continues to prove a hit! Although the daily distances may seem long, we promise it’s flat, gentle pedalling all the way and a manageable challenge for all to enjoy.

2. Where? Spain
Trip: Riojan Rolling
In a nutshell: This one is for lovers of fine wine and lip-smacking food! For those less familiar with tasty Rioja, the region is famed for vineyards, so wine tasting will make for the perfect pedalling pit-stop.

3. Where? Austria & Italy
Trip: La Via Claudia
In a nutshell: A border-hopping challenge with scenery that will keep you smiling the whole way! From picturesque Alpine peaks to gorgeous Lake Garda.

4. Where? Italy
Trip: La Via Francigena
In a nutshell: New for 2017 and filling up fast. Our holiday takes you from the heart of Tuscany right up to the Vatican City in Rome – talk about ticking off a few Italian gems!

Or… check out our full list of guided holidays here.