One to tell the grandchildren about! – 16/06-26/06/2017
Germany north to south. You start at the Danish border in Flensburg and arrive a week later in Garmisch at the foot of the Zugspitze. Between the two are landscapes which could scarcely be more different: the far north between the Baltic and the North Sea, the endless expanses of Lower Saxony, the empty part of German in the lower mountains, such as the High Sauerland, the Taunus and the Palatinate Forest, long climbs in the beautiful Black Forest, the holiday paradise on Lake Constance, the Alpine foothills of the Allgäu.
Between Flensburg and Garmisch you'll enjoy the "Everyone-Happy Service", a feature of our Grand Tours. A mechanic, broom wagon and full-board - with the undoubted best team in the world. And to crown things off, on the last stage we ride as a bunch to the summit of the Zugspitze, for a boisterous closing party, with Germany at our feet.
Founder and CEO of Epic Climbs and, as such, on a very special mission - with his inimitable style he motivates his flock to perform great deeds in the saddle. Sometimes does great things in the evening programme, too!
Oliver likes riding tandems and recumbents, too, but on our trips he regularly demonstrates that he knows his way around a road bike, too. Unofficial world record holder in speed tyre changing; he puts his mechanical skills to good use as boss of hpv-parts.de.
Came to Epic Climbs in 2009 after the first Tour of Germany, and has been a guide since 2010. You'll never get him worked up. After a brief, short-haired interlude he's got his neck-carpet back again.
Volker has been an ever-present on the Epic Climbs Tour of Germany since 2010. This fire-fighter is at his best when he can fully exploit his talent for improvisation, whether by warming up groups of drenched cyclists with patio heaters, erecting a makeshift tent in the support vehicle, or ..... He guarantees smooth logistics and a great atmosphere on the team.
Our Sille loves following the group in the broom wagon, in first or second gear. She dishes out excellent sympathy to everyone that approaches her and her vehicle suffering from exhaustion or a crash. Her lunchtime buffets are legendary, and her sports massages save the day for many. Founder, boss and the good fairy of Sille's Sport Support.
Erich did his greatest service for Epic Climbs back in 1980, when he began creating our fastest guide.
Famous as a top luggage driver on the Tour of Germany, and never slow to offer a strong opinion.
Getting to Flensburg and from Garmisch, by train or by car, poses few problems. We can take your private car from Flensburg to Garmisch, making it easy for you to come and go (optional extra!).
We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.
By hire car
The major hire car companies have branches in both Flensburg and Garmisch. So you can use hire cars to get to and from the trip.
With your private car and vehicle transfer
The easiest logistical option is to use your own car. Our specialist partner Hinrichsen Fahrzeugtransporte will take your car safely from Flensburg to Garmisch.
Price: 275 €
Distances to Flensburg from...
|Cologne||575 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Frankfurt||660 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Freiburg||920 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Stuttgart||820 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Munich||940 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Dresden||660 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Berlin||440 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Hanover||320 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Hamburg||165 kms (GoogleMaps)|
Distances from Garmisch to...
|Cologne||626 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Frankfurt||473 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Freiburg||361 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Stuttgart||266 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Munich||97 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Dresden||560 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Berlin||690 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Hanover||713 kms (GoogleMaps)|
|Hamburg||860 kms (GoogleMaps)|
In our experience, the Deutsche Bahn tolerates passengers taking a bike in a bike bag. Upon request (use the contact form) we can take a bike bag (not a bike box) for you from Flensburg to Garmisch.
You will be on the safe side with trains that cater for bikes (InterCity).
Trains to Flensburg
There are good InterCity connections from Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hanover and Hamburg. Citynightline provide a regular bike transport service from Freiburg and Munich (Wednesday, 1.7. to Thursday, 2.7.).
All the major cities are well connected by the ICE to Hamburg (with a bike bag and friendly smile) and directly by Regional-Express.
Trains from Garmisch
Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Cologne, Hanover and Berlin are incredibly well connected via Munich (all under 8 hours) by InterCity and many trains take bikes.
All the major cities are well connected by the ICE from Munich (with a bike bag and friendly smile).
Guided Bike Tour 16/06-26/06/2017
- Friday, 16.6.2017
Travel to Flensburg. Evening meal in the hotel at 8pm.
- Saturday, 17.6.2017
Start of the first stage (Flensburg - Bremerhaven) at 8.30am.
- Sunday, 18.6.2017
Second stage Bremerhaven - Bad Salzuflen
- Monday, 19.6.2017
Third stage Bad Salzuflen - Winterberg
- Tuesday, 20.6.2017
Fourth stage Winterberg - Wetzlar
- Wednesday, 21.6.2017
Fifth stage Wetzlar - Alzey
- Thursday, 22.6.2017
Sixth stage Alzey - Rastatt
- Friday, 23.6.2017
Seventh stage Rastatt - Donaueschingen
- Saturday, 24.6.2017
Eighth stage Donaueschingen - Lindau
- Sunday, 25.6.2017
Ninth stage Lindau - Garmisch. Arrive by 4pm. 6pm, the group takes the Zugspitze Railway to the summit of the Zugspitze. Closing party.
- Monday, 26.6.2017
double and single available