Achen-Achter (Handbike-Tour 7)

Cycling tour

This wonderful tour through the foothills of the Alps formed by the Ice Age glaciers is as eventful as it is demanding. But it's extremely worth it!

  • Starting point Tourist Info Rathausplatz 2
  • Location Siegsdorf
  • distance 40.0 kilometres
  • duration 04:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 664 meters
  • minimum altitude 520 meters
  • altitude difference 280 ascending
  • altitude difference 280 descending
difficult difficulty

Tour description:

Siegsdorf - Bergen - Staudach-Egerndach - Grassau - Grabenstätt - Bergen - Bernhaupten - Siegsdorf

Direction of travel : clockwise
Ground : 85% asphalt, 15% solid gravel
Gradient : 3% - 13%,
Gradient : 7% - 10%,
Inclinations : -
Note : Because of the three short sections on the "flood protection dam" (hard gravel) for this tour, good profile tires at the front, accompanying bikes or e-assistance is helpful!

From the town hall over the restricted level crossing (!) , then left and cross the main road onto the pavement on the right (!) over the Weiße Traun, around the roundabout onto the right-hand side pavement of Adelholzener Straße (TS 5) up to the right in the direction of Bergen . After approx. 1.6 km turn right onto Adelholzener Str. in the direction of Alzing . Before the large "St. Hildegard Nursing Home" turn left onto Bergener Straße and descend quickly down to the cycle path on the right next to the district road.

After approx. 5 km below Hasling , cross the "Bergener Bach", shortly afterwards turn right into Siegsdorfer Straße. In Hausen turn right into the Hausener Weg and into Bergen . After a short distance on the left is the tourist information office with a 24-hour wheelchair toilet . Continue to the village square a short distance on the sidewalk to the right. Carefully cross the village square opposite the Gasthof Post (!) and follow the cycle path signs on Weißachener Straße in the direction of Staudach-Egerndach/Grassau. Opposite Pletschach continue right on the bike path next to the district road.

In tranquil cranking about 6.5 km in a beautiful landscape with the Chiemgau mountains in the direction of Grassau , past hamlets such as Geißing, Klaus, Bayern, Avenhausen or Kitzbichl. At Gasttätt turn right into Rachlweg towards Egerndach . The beer garden at Gasthof Ott invites you to take a short break (no wheelchair toilet).

Continue on a good agricultural path around the " Hub " farmstead to the left in the direction of Grassau/Staudach-Egerndach and continue on Weidacher Straße to the junction with Bahnhofstraße. After a few meters on the footpath on the right, you will reach the bridge over the "Tiroler Achen". A look to the right already shows the flood protection dam. Immediately after the bridge , turn right and take the second driveway on solid gravel up to the dam (slope: 7%-8%). What follows is contemplative pleasure biking on approx. 6 km. The railway bridge is crossed under with momentum, followed by an approx. 15 m incline with 10%-12% (!). The A8 motorway will soon be underpassed. In a short sprint right up onto the wooden bridge and follow the "Chiemsee Radweg" for a short distance to the state road St 2096 (Grabenstätt - A8). Cross the state road carefully (!) , cross the A8 again on the right on a narrow bridge path and continue in the direction of McDonalds (wheelchair toilets).

Turn right past McDonalds and the gas station, then turn left in the direction of Sossau . At the end of the street turn left up to the chapel. Turn right here, a good 1 km slightly downhill in the direction of Hütt . Before Hütt the road turns left. Cross the A8 over the bridge (width: approx. 1.15m), then it goes slightly downhill. At the end turn right, under the A8 and then under the railway bridge again. Follow the road for approx. 4 km in the direction of Bergen - past Schneereut.
[*From here: a shorter, less steep route via Rumgraben to Bernhaupten is possible, see below*]
Pass the next turn-off and turn left just before Flieseck . At the next opportunity, turn right again and cross the "Schlagbach" and the "Weiße Achen". Follow the winding path and in a wide, gentle left curve back to the "Weiße Achen". On the Achenweg next to the stream, roll a little to the bridge. Left over the bridge and immediately right onto Schellenbergstraße and into Bergen . Turn left on the (known) Weißachener Straße...

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

The tour is signposted throughout. If in doubt, follow the bike signs and the tour logo.

Due to the length of the tour, it is advisable to take enough food and drinks with you.

A must: Natural History and Mammoth Museum Siegsdorf (barrier-free)

Siegsdorf outdoor pool: wheelchair toilet, sunbathing lawn, water access with a special wheelchair provided

Service point (near Siegsdorf town hall): Cycling "ederbike", Tel. 08662 2433,


Wheelchair toilets:

- Siegsdorf: town hall and tourist information (during opening times)

- Bergen: Tourist Information (24h access chip in the box next to the entrance with a Euro key padlock)

- Grabenstätt: McDonalds, on the A8


Arrival by car

By car: A8 Munich-Salzburg, exit Siegsdorf

Start/finish: Town Hall/Tourist Information Siegsdorf, Town Hall Square 2

Parking: At the town hall or on the public parking lot (approx. 150 m)

Arrival by public transport

By train: Siegsdorf train station suitable for wheelchair users

Huts along the tour

Naturkunde- und Mammut Museum Siegsdorf

250 million years of geological history in the Natural History and Mammut Museum and much more .....

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Hochfelln - the "viewing terrace" of the Chiemgau.

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