Touring - Anyone been down the Isar in Bavaria
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My friend and I have booked our flights. We're going to Munich in September, then down the Isar to Bad Tolz and the Bodensee - Koenigsee Radweg. Our final destination is Berchtesgaden, which I have been to before, though not cycling.
Anyone here done the route and have any info, or even just reminiscences? I'm particularly interested in the Isar stretch, much as it's only a day, as it's a bit of an unknown.
Also, any info on where you stopped enroute would be welcome.
05-31-10, 04:38 AM
I have not been down the Isar. I did do the Bodnesee-Konigsee Route. We did stay in Bad Tolz and the section leaving town had a section of gravel so hard with loaded panniers. We stayed in Fischbachau, a small quaint town with limited accommodation. Then a lovely (on paved route) ride to Bernau on Lake Chiesee. We then continued onto Berchtesgaden, staying in Schonau am Konigsee near the park. On our ride we continued along the Tauern bike route into Austria and the Lakes District near Salzburg. It is very scenic.
Thanks for that. What kind of mileage were you doing a day. We were looking at about thirty to forty a day. We'd stay in Munich the first night, then on to Bad tolz, then two stops before Berchtesgaden, which must be about the same distances as you did. I'll check out the places you stayed on Google Earth.
06-07-10, 06:06 AM
We took a train from Munich to Garmisch (because I love this town) and cycled on local bike path to meet the Bodnensee. Garmisch to Bad Tolz was 40 miles stopping at beer festival along way; Bad Tolz to Fischbachau was 30 miles with some gravel sections; Fischbachau to Bernau was 35 miles; took extra day to cycle around Chiemsee and see the palace at 37 miles; Bernau to Berchtesgaden was a long 60 miles (the last 3-4 miles was to our B & B at Schonau am Konigsee at entrance to national park. From there you can also cycle to Salzburg and the Lakes District if you have time. We used a Bodensee-Konigssee bike guide which is in German but the maps are at 1:50,000 scale so easy to read. Have a great trip.
Esterbauer website says the paths are all nice and paved, traffic free. :) http://esterbauer.com/db_rtb_detail_druck.php?buecher_code=ISAR
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