Chiemgau Radweg

Cycling tour

Experience the heart of the Chiemgau Alps

  • Starting point Speed skating hall Max Aicher Arenall
  • Location incell
  • distance 35.6 kilometres
  • duration 03:10 hours
  • maximum altitude 838 meters
  • minimum altitude 662 meters
  • altitude difference 486 ascending
  • altitude difference 491 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Inzell - Ruhpolding - Reit im Winkl

"Only a few routes in the Bavarian Alps offer so much great mountain scenery for so little sweat," is how the Süddeutsche Zeitung described the Chiemgau cycle path. It is one of the most attractive and sportiest cycle paths in the ADFC RadReiseRegion Chiemsee-Chiemgau . The route connects the three well-known Upper Bavarian holiday resorts of Inzell, Ruhpolding and Reit im Winkl. It runs in the valley in the middle of a beautiful mountain landscape , along idyllic mountain lakes , on paved paths.

Started in Inzell, you leave the most modern speed skating hall in the world ( Max Aicher Arena ) behind you. Sporty it goes on, with a firm step on the pedals, uphill towards the glacier garden. If you make a short detour, you can see this relic from the last ice age and the impressive Weißbach waterfall . Both are not far from the well-known Alpine Road.

The direct path leads uphill through the forest at the Gasthof Zwing. After a road stage, there is another idyllic piece of forest on forest paths. In Ruhpolding, the cycle path leads past the golf course and the Weißen Traun to the Ruhpolding woodcutters' museum . At the fork, turn right and pass the Chiemgau Arena , the biathlon center . Now follows a longer stretch on a well-paved path, parallel to the B305 to the 3-lake area with Lödensee, Mittersee and Weitsee. A truly impressive and rare scene. The entire scenery is under nature protection. Underwater roses, reeds and alluvial forest grow in the sensitive shore areas of the lakes. Rare plants bloom on the adjoining litter meadows.

After this particularly beautiful section you will reach the small town of Seegatterl. There is a lot of activity there, especially in winter, because modern gondolas transport countless skiers to the well-known Winklmoosalm-Steinplatte ski area Shortly after leaving the village, turn left again into the forest and along the Schwarzlofer torrent to your destination, the famous winter sports resort of Reit im Winkl . Here you will find a large selection of restaurants, pizzerias and ice cream parlors. The parish church of St. Pankratius is worth visiting.

The almost 36 km long varied route with its demanding altitude profile is ideal for experienced cyclists. It is just as suitable for a family mountain bike tour as it is for a sporty tour on a trekking bike or a leisurely tour on a pedelec or e-bike. During the entire cycle path you ride on gravel paths and side roads.

The short variant Reit im Winkl - Ruhpolding with significantly less incline is not only ideal for leisurely cyclists, but also for families. Children on their own bikes or bike trailers for the little ones can easily join in here.

Catering option

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Huts along the tour

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