The Bavaria self-guided motorcycle tour is one of our longest-running holidays. And it is still as popular as ever.
When you think of Bavaria, you likely think of its pristine lakes, snow-capped mountains and open green countryside. And that’s exactly what type of scenery you get when touring in this beautiful part of the Alps.
Although all this may be true, Bavaria is still not regarded as an obvious choice for a motorcycle holiday. However, this impression quickly changes as soon as you arrive there.
According to many of our clients, Bavaria comes as a real surprise, how stunning it really is. As a matter of fact, it is even more beautiful than some other better known Alpine regions.
You’ll base yourself in a comfortable town hotel conveniently close to the main tourist attractions and rides. The centre of the historic city of Fussen is often called the romantic soul of Bavaria. It is only a short walk away from the hotel and has many historic buildings as well as tourist attractions.
The old city also has many bars, traditional restaurants and eateries where you can sample various traditional specialities. Müncher Weiβwurst (white sausage) and salted pretzel with Bavarian beer is always a popular choice.
While here, you can visit the castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. They are widely recognized as the inspiration and referred to as the Walt Disney castles. They are every bit as stunning inside as it is when first viewed from outside. The Throne Room, the Singers’ Hall, and other grandiose rooms are sumptuously decorated with inspiration drawn mainly from Wagner’s operas. The views of the Alps from the windows as well as various gardens are simply breathtaking.
Only a short ride away is another of King Ludvig’s magnificent creations. Linderhof hunting lodge is equally fanciful but even more opulently furnished than the other two castles.
Whether you like riding through the open countryside and peaceful alpine villages or visiting baroque castles as well as medieval towns, you’ll never be far away from scenic mountain roads and passes.
Our suggested rides include some of the most scenic roads as well as some breathtaking mountain passes. A tour in the easterly direction will take you to the array of fantastic alpine routes. It is definitely a worthwhile excursion. This way, you will also have a chance to pick up a section of the iconic Romantische Straße (Romantic Road). You’ll pass through the famous ski resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and visit the famous Franciscan monastery and brewery in Ettal. Continuing on, just down the road at the picturesque Oberammergau is where the famous Passion Play is held.
Ride south, and you are quickly in Austria. Here you can ride some impressive mountain passes. These include the famous Arlbergpass as well as Fernpass. Timmelsjoch and Silvretta High Alpine Pass are within an easy-riding distance too. You can also ride the lesser-known ones such as Kniepass, Hahntennjoch as well as Gaichtpass and Riedbergpass.
Whichever way you decided to ride in Bavaria, you can not go wrong. This is a splendid tour of relaxed discovery. It offers rewarding mountain rides and beautiful landscapes. You will also experience the very best of famous alpine hospitality.
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Day by day tour itinerary
Your Bavaria self-guided motorcycle tour begins with a morning channel-tunnel crossing. It will be followed by a few hours of smooth motorway riding to Belgium. For the rest of the day, you’ll travel through rolling hills, green pastures, thick woodlands and quiet towns and villages.
On our guided tours, we usually stop in Bastogne for a coffee and cake. The city earned its place in history during WWII’s Battle of the Bulge, and later on, the famous movie production ‘the Band of Brothers’ was filmed there as well.
You will spend your first night in a hotel situated in a small town near the German border. Vianden is overlooked by an impressive medieval castle. If you get there with some time to spare, you can take a cable car to visit the castle. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Luxembourg. From the terrace, you’ll get the best views of the town below as well as the surrounding countryside.
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What our customers say
“We had the most remarkable biking holiday with you guys. Not only everything was perfect, but we felt very welcomed in each country we visited. We’ll definitely be back.”
Janet & Brian Callaghan
Christchurch, NZ, 2018