Cycling in Bavaria
Discover all cycling routes and bike maps in and around Bavaria
Bavaria by bike
Along rivers and borders
The International Bayern Rundfahrt (Tour of Bavaria) is Germany’s biggest stage race for professional cyclists. But biking in Bavaria is not only for cyclists looking for a special challenge. More leisurely rides are a delight against the scenic backdrop of mountains and rivers. With our featured cycle paths for inspiration, you're guaranteed to find your next Bavarian route.
The best cycle routes and regions in Bavaria
Lake Constance - Lake Königssee Cycle Path
Lakes and castles
While circling the “Swabian Sea” is always a good idea for a bike trip, there are other amazing cycle routes near Lake Constance waiting to be explored. Highly recommended: the Lake Constance-Lake Königssee-cycle path from Lindau to Berchtesgaden national park. Fairytale castles Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein as well as magnificent lake landscapes await.
The Lake Constance-Lake Königssee Cycle Path
Inn Cycle Path
Before it flows into the Danube near Passau, the Inn river meanders over a distance of 500 kilometers (310 miles) from its source at the Swiss Maloja pass through Austria to Bavaria. Cyclists love to follow its course, for the Inn Cycle Path is one of the most magnificent river routes in Europe. The landscapes and views are unparalleled, with near-perfect infrastructure. Its German stretch is mostly flat and well suited for families and groups of all abilities.
Munich calls itself Germany's "Radlhauptstadt" (bicycle capital) and for good reason: more than 1200 kilometers (750 miles) of cycle paths open up the city to cyclists. is an ideal place to discover by bike. Sights like the Frauenkirche, Marienplatz, the Pinakotheken, the English Gardens and Nymphenburg Palace are all a must-see for visitors. A great variety of cycle routes quickly take you beyond the city borders and into the scenic Bavarian countryside. And every Fall, Munich is the center of attention as it throws the world's greatest beer party, Oktoberfest. The only event we'd ever recommend leaving your bike at home for!
Featured route around Munich
Explore this cityCycling in Munich
Danube Cycle Path
One river, eight countries
A river originates in the Black Forest. As it winds its way to the Black Sea, it grows into the second longest waterway in Europe: the Danube. The Danube Cycle Path follows the river through eight countries and is one of the most popular long-distance routes for bike tourists. Over 600 kilometers (373 miles) form the German stretch of the Danube Cycle Path and are also part of EuroVelo 6, another stunning route leading from the Atlantic to the Black Sea.
Pan-European Cycle Route
Paris to Prague
The “Golden Road”, a historical trade route dating back to the Middle Ages, is now open for cyclists. Under the ambitious name Pan-European cycle route it leads from the French capital through picturesque regions of Germany – Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg – all the way to Prague. The traders used to cover 1570 kilometers (976 miles) on horseback or by cart along this route, but today you will find plenty of infrastructure for your cycling needs.
Isar Cycle Path
Best of Alpine scenery
The Isar River is only the fourth largest river in Bavaria, but the views along its banks are as stunning as those of the Danube, Inn and Main rivers. The cycle path is over 295 kilometers (183 miles) long and follows the Isar’s course through a landscape of exceptional variety. Craggy peaks, Alpine pastures and national parks form the backdrop for this tour through Austria and Bavaria.