Starnberger See
König ludwig radweg


Duration: 8 Days// Total Distance: appr. 104 km//Altitude Difference: 1650m 1300 m//Difficulty: Difficulty 2

The King Ludwig Way starts at the idyllic lake Starnberg, where the fairytale king died so tragically, and leads through the Alpine foothills over to the castles of the Allgäu region, where he spent his youth. You walk past scenic highlights and Bavarian cultural treasures across a landscape, very much adored by this Bavarian monarch King Ludwig II which ultimately inspired him to have several castles and palaces built. On your tour little monastery towns, tranquil villages, paths past lakes and moors await you. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic views onto the Ammergauer Alps, the Zugspitze summit and the Allgäu mountains just like King Ludwig used to.


Day 1: Arrival in Bernried on Lake Starnberg

Day 2: Bernried - Dießen on Lake Ammer (approx. 21 km - ascent approx. 270 hm - descent approx. 170 hm)
The tour leads you through the nature reserve along the banks of Lake Starnberg via the Ilka cave with its stunning view onto Lake Starnberg all the way to the Deixfurter pond. Along pretty Bavarian villages with inviting beergardens you head for Andechs monastery with its own brewery. Then a short bus ride to  Herrsching and a cosy boat trip to Dießen.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 3: Dießen on Lake Ammer - Wessobrunn (approx. 13 km - ascent approx. 240 hm - descent approx. 80 hm)
From Dießen the path leads you across beautiful meadows and past the castle chapel and after that into the stunningly peaceful Stiller forest. Via hilltops with marvellous views you reach Wessobrunn, home of the well-known ‚grey duke’ (historic belfry) and the natural landmark ‚Tassilolinde’. In the distance you get a glimpse of the Zugspitze summit.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Day 4: Wessobrunn - Peiting (approx. 20 km - ascent approx. 410 hm - descent approx. 400 hm)
Today you explore the Alpine foothills, very typical for Bavaria with its sleepy little villages and the remote moor areas. Prepare for a steep ascent onto the Hohen Peissenberg mountain, a magnificent spot with weather station and breathtaking panoramic views over the Alps from the Großvenediger all the way into the Allgäu region. Onwards now downhill to Hohenpeissenberg and your tour continues through forests and across fields all the way to Peiting.

Duration: 4,5 - 6 hours

Day 5: Peiting - Wildsteig/Bad Bayersoien (approx. 14 km - ascent approx. 270 hm - descent approx. 110 hm)
From Peiting onwards to the untamed and romantic Ammer ravine. Several little bridges and footbridges take you through a ravine above the river Ammer all the way to Rottenbuch. There an especially ornate monastery church awaits you. Then across hills and meadows with glorious views onto the Alpine mountain range, you arrive at today’s day finish.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Day 6: Wildsteig/Bad Bayersoien - Buching (approx. 19 km - ascent approx. 150 hm - descent approx. 220 hm)
Through lonely forests and idyllic moor regions onwards to the world famous UNESCO world heritage ‚Kirche in der Wies’ (church in the meadow). Via soft hilltops, through forests and meadows covered in colourful flowers and distant views onto the Allgäu Alps and the King-Ludwig-country on Lake Forggensee to your Day 6 finish Buching.

Duration: 4 - 5,5 hours

Day 7: Buching - Füssen/Surroundings (approx. 17 km - ascent approx. 300 hm - descent approx. 300 hm)
Across nature reserves along and past Lake Hegratsried and then either continue on the path along Lake Forggensee to Füssen or uphill to the most stunning castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau on Lake Schwansee. Then along the Kalvarienberg into the historic market town of Füssen.

Duration: 4,5 hours

Day 8: Departure or extension

Dates, Prices and Services

Season Category   Double Room Single Room
09.04.2022 - 08.05.2022 (Arrival: Mo, Fr, Sa, Su)StandardEUR649878
09.05.2022 - 19.06.2022 (Arrival: Mo, Fr, Sa, Su)StandardEUR699928
20.06.2022 - 21.08.2022 (Arrival: Mo, Fr, Sa, Su)StandardEUR759988
22.08.2022 - 18.09.2022 (Arrival: Mo, Fr, Sa, Su)StandardEUR699928
19.09.2022 - 08.10.2022 (Arrival: Mo, Fr, Sa, Su)StandardEUR649878

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Boat fare from Herrsching to Dießen
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline
Additional services

Additional nights     Prices per person/night
09.04.2022 - 08.10.2022 / Füssen Single RoomEUR150
09.04.2022 - 08.10.2022 / Bernried Single RoomEUR138
09.04.2022 - 08.10.2022 / Füssen Double RoomEUR85
09.04.2022 - 08.10.2022 / Bernried Double RoomEUR99