On this cycle tour you are on the tracks of King Ludwig II., the Bavarian fairy-tale-king who was kissed by his muse in the Königswinkel (royal corner). This region along the northern boarder of the Alps is rich in contrasts. Enjoy the cross-border cycling into the Allgäu and Tyrol. This active week is the best way to discover this lovely region as you cycle on beautiful cycle paths to romantic lakes, through the picturesque valley of Tannheimerta and along the fetching rivers Lech and Vils. Diversified routes are combined with the visit of numerous attractions, for example the emperor palaces, the musical theatre, the village of Füssen, several fortresses and ruins, and more than 30 lakes. We have created routes where you have enough time to discover the hospitality of Allgäu and Tyrol as well as the beauty of this region.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY OPTIONS
Day 1: Individual arrival
Your bike programme will be discussed at a welcome briefing with the hoteliers. Each day you may choose from one of the below cycling route options.
Day 2: Pfronten – Reutte approx. 40 km
You cycle from Pfronten via Vils and Pinswang to Reutte. Your return route leads you via Lechaschau on a beautiful path through Auwald and the hills of Ranzental (valley).
Day 3: Grän – Tannheimertal – Pfronten approx. 45 km
The hotel-own bike-express transports you to Grän. From there you cycle along Tannheimertal bike path through the valley. Through Engetal you come back to Pfronten.
Day 4: Pfronten – Lake Forggensee approx. 55 km
This tour leads you through the wood, along river Lech and Lechfall (water fall) to Füssen. Along Lake Forggensee you continue to the bird sanctuary Vogelberg. Afterwards you reach Lake Bannwaldsee. Enjoy the beautiful views on the Bavarian palaces.
Day 5: Pfronten – Eisenberg – Lake Hopfensee approx. 40 km
Today you cycle to ruin Eisenberg. Along the Riviera of Allgäu and Lake Weissensee you come back to your hotel.
Day 6: Reutte – Forchach – Pfronten approx. 45 km
The hotel-own bike express brings you to Reutte. Your stage leads you through the nature reserve Lechtal. Along a wild river you cross the floodplains and a rope bridge before you return back to Pfronten.
Day 7: Pfronten – royal palaces approx. 40 km
Today you will reach a lot of places of interest! Your route leads you along King Ludwig bike path through woods until you reach Schwangau with its Bavarian royal palaces Neuschwanstein and Hohen Schwangau.
Day 8: Individual departure
The friendly 3 star Hotel Kalkbrennerhof offers a warm welcome and we are sure that you’ll feel comfortable during your stay! The hotel is equipped with excellent facilities such as a sauna, massage rooms, fitness area, smoke-free living room and bar. All rooms are equipped with modern comforts ( for instance DLAN-Internet access). There are many restaurants within a short walk for your evening dinners.
RATING – Easy OR Moderate-Heavy
There is a daily choice between casual easy trails and paths (itinerary above), or a longer, more strenuous route.
Paved cycle paths and quiet backstreets along the lake; very few hills; suitable for experienced and novice cyclists, as well as families.
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
The nearest international airport is Munich, with regular rail transfers available directly from the terminal.
TOUR SCHEDULE & PRICE
Independent tours start every Saturday from May thru October. Sunday arrivals also possible in July and August.
|Price per person, standard room||CAD||$700|
|Upgrade to a Deluxe room||$60|
|Upgrade to a Superior room||$300|
|Single Supplement, std. room||$150|
|Optional electro bike||$95|
This tour includes:
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment