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Private: Oktoberfest in Munich
Munich, Germany . 2-4 Days, Sep 17 - Oct 3, 2021

Bike Tour of Munich

With flat roads and dedicated bike lanes, Munich is best seen on two wheels. It’s the best of both worlds, as you can get up close and intimate with your surroundings as if you were walking, while also covering more ground like you could on a bus (or Segway).

While sometimes skeptical at first, almost everyone loves the bike tour by the end. The breezy carefree riding through the English Garden and cobblestone alleyways of Munich is a magical experience.

All the while, your guide gives you historical and present-day stories of the surroundings.

One of the questions we are asked most frequently by our guests is the following:

“How intense is the Bike Tour?”

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being really intense, this is a 2. If you can ride a bike, you can do the bike tour.

The oft-repeated phrase is “if you can ride a bike, you can do the bike tour.” On the flip side, you must be able to ride a bike in order to do the tour.

With the help of our friends at the award winning Mike’s Bike Tours, the four hours spent on two wheels is often the favorite experience among our guests.

It covers the majority of Munich’s sightseeing highlights, including the beautiful Peace Angel monument, the Maximilianeum (the Bavarian Parliament building), the Volksbad, Lukas Kirche and the Deutsches Museum.

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A secret stop on the bike tour.

There is also a pleasant stop in the famous English Gardens for a hearty lunch and beer. It’s a wonderful way to spend and afternoon!

Neuschwanstein Castle Tour

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The castle as seen from Marie’s Bridge, or Pöllatbrücke.

A trip to the Neuschwanstein Castle is among the most popular destinations in all of Germany. Built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the “mad king”, it was created out of pure fantasy dreamed up by the young king. A relatively young castle built in the mid-1800s, it was built in the Romanesque Revival style as an homage to Richard Wagner.


Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle was modeled after Neuschwanstein Castle.

neuschwanstein from below

Neuschwanstein from below.

You’ll depart to Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich via a luxury coach bus to the beautiful Algäu region of southwestern Bavaria to the charming town of Hohenschwangau, near the Austrian border. It’s a great way to see the picturesque Alpine villages of southern Bavaria, and get a backstory on the history of the castle.

Bike tour in the meadows below Neuschwanstein Castle.

Bike tour in the meadows below Neuschwanstein Castle.

Once arriving in the town of Hohenschwangau you will embark on a beautiful bike ride of the Bavarian countryside, and learn about the area surrounding Neuschwanstein. Alternatively, you may choose to walk through town and absorb the sights, or even double up and add on another castle – Hohenschwangau Castle. This castle was actually where King Ludwig II grew up, and is another highly rated castle.

The castle is an architecture masterpiece, but the grounds and area surrounding the castle are almost more stunning than the interior. Imagine a beautiful fairy tale forest tucked into the foothills of the alps with a flowing river, mountain trails, and breathtaking views of distant lakes and Alpine villages.

The Throne Hall of Neuschwanstein Castle.

There is a spectacular view around every corner, including the incredible surroundings while on Mary’s Bridge, where the famous photos are shot. There are also hiking trails leading into the Alps that generate visions of Hansel and Gretel in the forest.

National Geographic lists Neuschwanstein as one of it’s top castles in Europe, and Conde Nest Traveler made mention of the masterpiece in June of 2017. We detailed it in our post on the most famous castles in Germany – it’s a must-see.




Want to check out the Oktoberfest brochure?

All of the best tips, tricks, and details are right here in our Oktoberfest brochure and ultimate guide. It includes our top 10 tips and more to make your Oktoberfest the best ever!

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