Zurich to Munich Picture 1
Zurich to Munich Picture 1

Next departure:  Please Call for Details

Best Time of Year: May - October

Max alt:  685m

Dist:  325km

Min age:  18

Duration:  5

Zurich Munich Cycle Event

Bike Adventure

Get ready for a classic European Bike Adventure - crossing borders, enjoying the best continental cuisine, and riding through some historic towns and cities, as well as through beautiful countryside of three European countries. A ride of 3 days, this is a classic voyage from Switzerland, via Austria into Germany.

Our route starts out from beside Lake Zurich and once we leave the lake behind we head for  the Austrian border, skirting shore of Lake Bodensee, before making our ascent into Germany and cycling through the beautiful Bavarian countryside  and finally arriving into Munich !




 Day 1 -  Arrivals day. Flights landing in Zurich International Airport from. Transfers to Event Start hotel (for those arriving on the recommended flights)

- 15:00 onwards - Registrations and Bike collection at the Event Hotel

- 19:00 - Meet your Adventure Cafe support crew, Evening Meal, Event Briefing


Day 2 - Ride Zurich to Bregenz, distance  approx. 121km /  total ascent approx. 1000m+

- 08:30 - Depart Zurich

- 11:00 - Morning Coffee

- 13:00 - Lunch 

- 16:00 - Afternoon Break 

- 18:00 - Arrive at Hotel in Bregenz


Day 3- Ride Bregenz to Memmingham, distance  approx. 77km / total ascent approx.  850m+

- 08:30 - Depart Bregenz

- 11:00 - Morning Coffee

- 13:00 - Lunch Stop

- 16:00 - Afternoon Break 

- 18:00 - Arrive Hotel in Memmingen


Day 4 - Ride Memmingham to Munich, ditsance  approx.  100km / total ascent approx. 1400m+

- 08:30 - Depart Memmingen

- 11:00 - Morning Coffee

- 13:00 - Lunch

- 16:00 - Afternoon Break 

- 18:00 - Arrive Hotel in Munich

- 20:00 - Celebration Meal, explore Munich's nightlife


Day 5  - Departures Day. Transfers to Munich International Airport 




Route Map


We will be using comfortable and clean bed and breakfast accomdation according to availability in each of the top over towns along the way. As standard this will be on a shared twin room basis. Double rooms are generally available on request, with single room suplement available according to availability. 


What is a Level 3.5 Cycling Challenge Like?

These challenge rides are either longer, with more ascent, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 10 hours cycling. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be a keen cyclist for these events, and to enjoy training, and to ride regularly. If the ride is outside the EU, it is likely to be easier in terms of the physical riding, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to more basic living conditions (in the case of Asia / Africa especially)


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long rides in the countryside - 6 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training. Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be at least 22-24 km/hr, and you should be able to cycle at high speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km. You may also be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)


Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.


Visas / Redtape

None required for this trip (if you are an EU citizen. If from further afield you will need to check requirements.


Included In Trip

Route planning, Experienced Ride Leaders with first aid qualification, Support Vehicle with mechanical support and experineced mechanic, water and snacks during the ride, 4 nights accommodation B&B basis. 

Lunch and Dinner throught the ride  can be added to your package upon request. 


Excluded From Trip

Bike Hire, spares and bike parts supplied by mechanics (for your own bike) during the trip, additional beverages at cafes or in hotels during the trip, lunches and dinners *(unless this has beenrequested as part of your package) 

Travel to the start and home from the end of the ride 

Personal Insurance 


Equipment Required

Kit lists specific to your trip dates and location will be issued upon enquiry...below is our guide advice to give an idea of what you should bring on a multi--day ride in Europe

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)

Helmet (compulsory)
Personal Medikit  Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant


Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.

Cycle  Clothing
Padded Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, or Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes or sturdy traners suitable), 

Spare Shoes/Sandals for after ride

Casual Evening Wear - tracksuits, jeans, T shirts, fleece ...

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in

Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, chargers, EU plug adaptor, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport

Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip. It is advisable to check that your travel insurance covers the value of any expensive items of kit that you chose to bring along with you. 

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure


Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.



We normally run this challenge during summer - and have mild warm and sunny weather. Be prepared for hot and sunny conditions - so be prepared to protect against the sun. Equally however, we could get unlucky! So pack rain jackets and warmer clothes too! Just in case….


Optional Extras

Single Supplement may be arranged upon request. Bike Transfers from London also can be provided upon request at a supplementary fee.


Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.


Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

Price on Application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

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