Discover urban life, Munich's green lungs and the surrounding area by bike. An overview of the different routes and guided tours by bike.
"Ja, mir san mit‘m Radl da" (Yes, we're here on our bikes) is not just the refrain from a famous 1970s hit in Germany, it's a natural way of life for many locals. Whether cycling to work, to their next appointment, to a beer garden after work or for a sundowner by the Isar, or heading off to the lakes or Kloster Andechs at the weekend: the people of Munich love their bikes.
The Wasser-Radlwege Oberbayern (Upper Bavarian waterside cycling routes) offer around 1,200 km of outstanding spots to stop and enjoy the water. The three legs also adopt the particular regional features: In the north, the long-distance cycling route is dominated by hops & beer, in the south-east the focus is on salt, and in the south-west on art & culture.
Munich is also the starting point for a fantastic Alpine crossing Munich-Venice. Covering 560 km and with a climb of just 3,000 metres, the tour tempts with spectacular landscape adventures through Alpine and Mediterranean environments to the Laguna city of Venice.
The Isar cycle path is all about the water. From the source of the raging torrent of the 'Isaria' in the Karwendel mountains, follow Bavaria's main river for almost 300 km to its confluence with the Danube.
Many maintain that cycling is the fastest yet most relaxing way to get across the city. Enjoy getting to places under your own steam and sometimes breaking into a sweat, fresh air as you cruise through the Englischer Garten (park) and the whiff of beer as the King of the Mountains is crowned at the Nockherbeg (terrace).
Discover hidden alleys and corners of Munich's different quarters, and delight in the twinkling of the Isar river and the buzz of the Altstadt (Old Town). Whoosh your way down past the Friedensengel (monument) and warm your hands and the tip of your nose, cold from the rush of air, in the sun as you stop briefly at the traffic lights.
You can literally experience all this on a bike in Munich – whether you have sporting ambitions or fancy a gentle journey of discovery ...