Cycling tour

By bike to 16 Ice Age lakes

  • Starting point Parking deck on Reiterbergstrasse
  • Location Obing
  • distance 68.0 kilometres
  • duration 04:20 hours
  • maximum altitude 622 meters
  • minimum altitude 520 meters
  • altitude difference 468 ascending
  • altitude difference 468 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Pittenhart - Schnaitsee - Obing - Seeon - Eggstätt - Rimsting

The long circular tour can be started in all stage towns. Cyclists can make crossings and shortcuts as they please on the almost 70-kilometre circuit. The landscape in these protected areas is one of the most valuable in all of Bavaria . When the Chiemsee glacier and the Inn glacier slowly retreated after the last ice age, large lakes formed in the terminal moraines. The small Obinger See with the sculpture path belongs to Obing. Worth seeing here is the Gothic parish church of St. Laurentius . It has a high altar with three carved figures by the "Meister von Rabenden", one of the most important southern German sculptors of the early 16th century.

The Griessee , Brunnensee and Seeleitensee lie between Obing and Seeon. Seeon and the famous Seeon Monastery , which is located on an island in the Klostersee , are important stations on the 16-lake circuit. The Hilgerhof Museum in Niederbrunn is located between Obing and Eggstätt, near Lake Eschenau , a little off the cycle path. In Eggstätt, the newly renovated parish church of St. George is worth a visit. Coming from Gstadt on the main road in Eggstätt is the open, oak-made Sebastian Chapel . It consists of twelve trunks, all made from a huge oak tree trunk, and bear the names of the 12 apostles.

From the northern shore of Lake Chiemsee it goes through the Hemhofer Holz. The Langbürgner See is on the right and is the heart of the nature reserve Hemhof-Eggstätter-Seenplatte . If you need a change from cycling on the 16-lake circuit in addition to swimming, you can stop at the high ropes course in Pelham near Bad Endorf. There are 13 high-rope elements on a meadow, including a climbing wall, a giant swing, a pamper pole, archery ranges and a team exercise course.

Catering option

Circular tour

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Huts along the tour

Bräustüberl Baderbräu Schnaitsee

The home-brewed beers and Baderbräu snacks can be enjoyed in the cozy Bräustüberl or, in good weather, in the small but lovely beer garden.

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Gasthof Pension Neuwirt

Centrally located in the village center, to the lake 500 m, ideal for bike and motorcycle tours as well as hiking tours. All rooms with shower/WC, TV…

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