Abtsdorfer See-Runde (Handbike-Tour 5)

Cycling tour

The enchanting handbike tour on good ground around the beautiful bathing lake occasionally opens up a wide view of the Chiemgau and Berchtesgaden Alps.

  • Starting point Parking at the leisure center
  • Location To run
  • distance 5.1 kilometres
  • duration 01:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 460 meters
  • minimum altitude 427 meters
  • altitude difference 43 ascending
  • altitude difference 43 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

Direction of travel : Clockwise
Subsoil : approx. 80% asphalt, 20% solid gravel
Incline : 2% - 4%, (short 7%),
Slope : < 4%,
Inclinations : -

From the car park, take the cycle path on the left - be careful, you cross the street (!) - clockwise and right about 400 m slightly uphill. Then turn right onto the bike path next to Saaldorfer Straße (!) . Past the Seethal car park, after about 1 km the circular route branches off to the right - follow the signs here. After a short ascent on asphalt (approx. 4%-5%), it's a leisurely walk along the edge of the forest.

The wooden observation platform with a large information board is soon reached, from where the view extends over the Haarmoos to the Berchtesgaden and Chiemgau Alps .

Anyone who enjoys it and is not afraid of rougher ground can do an additional round on the signposted so-called " Rundweg 2 " (with "Observation Barn").

The actual circular route leads on a paved and asphalted path for almost 1.5 km to an information barn with lots of interesting information about flora and fauna. There is also a wheelchair toilet in the barn (not suitable for recumbent bikes!).

After this stop, continue clockwise on the left-hand bike path on Saaldorfer Straße (!) towards the parking lot. After a short distance slightly uphill (approx. 2%) you will find the " campsite Abtsee " on the right with a bathing area, restaurant and terrace directly on the lake shore.

Tip : Cross the street to the right (!) . Hand bikers ring the bell at the gate to the campsite and you roll down the gravel path to the restaurant and onto the lake terrace. From here there is a unique view of the bathing lake glittering in the sun .

The host or guests are always happy to support you on the short gravel climb from the terrace back up to Saaldorfer Str.

Back on the bike path, cross the street on the left (!) , then it's just under a kilometer to the car with a slight incline (approx. 2% - 3%). Finally crossing the street again (!) to get to the parking lot.

(!) : Reference to road crossings or possible problem areas

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

- Take the time to relax and observe the meadow breeder area from the observation platform - with a view out to the Berchtesgaden Alps

- Visit the "Abtsee Restaurant" and enjoy the atmosphere at the lake

- Circular route 2 is an additional extension of circular route 1 on a gravel surface with two additional information stands.


Wheelchair toilets : "Freizeitgelände" car park and at the "Info-Stadel" near Haarmoos

The tour is signposted throughout.


Arrival by car

Start/finish: Hiking and bathing car park "Freizeitzentrum Abtsdorfer See" on the north-east shore. (Large parking lot with wheelchair toilet)

Coming from the south via Freilassing and Saaldorf to Abstdorf and follow the signs "Abstdorfer See / Freizeitzentrum".