München-Venezia Part 1 variant München to Achenkirch via the Tegernsee

Published on:  | Last updated: 4 January 2020

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München - Holzkirchen 36 kms
München - Gmund (on the Tegernsee) 54 kms
München - Otterfing 31 kms
Gmund - Rottach-Egern 13 kms
Rottach-Egern - Achenkirch 38 kms
Total distance 106 kms

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Places to stay

Hotels etc

One thing to bear in mind if you are planning to stay overnight in München is that if there is a major trade show, prices can literally triple — and that is prices on everything from hostels upwards. If you can choose when to travel it is worth using booking.com to research prices before you book your travel tickets. Another event to bear in mind is the Oktoberfest which, despite the name, starts around September 20th.

My favourite place to stay is the 

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  • hotel in München centre which is an easy bike ride from the station. It also has a car park where you can leave your bike (and the rooms have hand bike-sized balconies ).

    Find and book places to stay with Booking.com

    Booking.com pages for places on this section of the route:

    M | Tegernsee | Achenkirch | Achensee | Maurach

    About these links

    If you use these links to book accom­mod­ation Booking.com will pay me a small part of their commission. This helps support the costs of producing this site.

    I use Booking.com to find and book places to stay when there are no campsites in the area. The large majority of hotels and many hostels are now on ‘Booking’. I like it because it means that I can get almost-instant confirm­ation. The rating system is also a reliable guide to the quality of the accommodation.

    I’ve never had a problem finding places to keep my bike —even if it’s a cupboard or store room. I always use the ‘special requests’ field on the booking form to tell the hotel that I’m travelling with a bike, which gives them the oppor­tunity to let me know if there’s a problem.

    Many properties offer free cancel­lation but it’s a good idea to check the condi­tions as these vary from property to property.


    There are several hostels in M: DJH Jugendherberge M-Park | A&O München Hauptbahnhof | A&O München Hackerbrücke | A&O München Laim | Jugendherberge Burg Schwaneck.

    There’s a hostel at Kreuth: the DJH Jugendherberge Kreuth-Scharling.

      Map:  MV-hostels-map - show hostels map in overlay    |    MV-hostels-map - show hostels map in new window 


    The Campingplatz München Thalkirchen is very close to the route to the south of München. There’s also the Campingplatz Wallberg at Weißach am Tegernsee at the southern end of the lake.

    There are then no campsites until you get to the Achensee where there are at least three: the Camping Schwarzenau, the Seecamping Wimmer, and the Karwendel Camping.

      Map:  MV-campsites-map - show campsites map in overlay    |  MV-campsites-map -   show campsites map in new window 

    Transport and services


    There are regular trains between München and the Tegernsee, but the Tegernsee bahnhof (station) is the end of the line.

    Bike shops


    Cycling-related websites

    Tourist information websites

    • tegernsee.com (de/en/it) and tegernsee-schliersee.de (de/en) both have tourist inform­ation for the Tegernsee and Schliersee areas
    • achensee.com (de/en) is the tourist inform­ation site for the Achensee area
    • tyrol.com (de/en/it/nl/fr/di/ro/pl/ck/ru) is probably the most useful tourist inform­ation site for the Austrian section. There’s also an excellent iOS/Android app

    Resources for München

    • muenchen.de (en/fr/it/ru/cn) is the main tourist inform­ation website. If you are planning on exploring München by bike then check out the site’s cycling section: muenchen.de: biking
    • the Open Street Map mapping seems to cover cycleways in the city pretty well, but if you need it there’s also an online cycle route planner at muenchen.de: cycle route planner (de/en)
    • muenchen.de: Brochures including links to download a city map, an excellent city guide and accom­mod­ation directory. If you go to the German-language version (muenchen.de: Download you’ll find a link to a nice guide to bike rides around the centre of München (muenchen.de: Radlflyer.pdf ). The text is selectable so you can translate it using Google Translate — although the maps on their own might be enough
    • muenchen.de: taking-your-bike rules on taking your bike on public transport
    • the Stadtinformation office in the Rathaus on Marienplatz has a Radlstadtplan (map of the city’s cycleways and cycle streets) and a guide to the Münchner Radlszene — a compre­hensive listing of the bike shops in the city

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