Chiemsee Rundweg

Cycling tour

Cozy bathing bays, marinas, meadows full of flowers and bird watching towers alternate - around 60 km of varied bike tours, mostly along the lake shore.

  • Starting point Julius Exter Promenade
  • Location Overseas
  • distance 52.6 kilometres
  • duration 03:30 hours
  • maximum altitude 535 meters
  • minimum altitude 518 meters
  • altitude difference 98 ascending
  • altitude difference 98 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Special consideration for pedestrians applies here! The Chiemsee Rundweg is a combined cycle and pedestrian path and is ideal for pleasure cyclists and families .

The route, which is signposted in both directions, is around 60 kilometers long and runs on dirt roads, paved cycle paths and side roads and can be used with standard touring bikes. The route overcomes a good 200 meters in altitude with only a few slight inclines. All Chiemsee locations are touched upon, where you can stop off, spend the night and board the Chiemsee bike bus or the Chiemsee ships . In the months of July/August, everything at the lake is usually fully booked, which is why it is advisable to switch to the months of June or September. In every Chiemsee town you will find bike shops with bike service and rental bikes of all kinds.

The round starts overseas . However, it is also possible to get started in any other Chiemsee location. Overseas can be reached almost every hour by train from Munich and Salzburg. The best place to park is in the church car park in the center of Übersee.

Alternatively, the Chiemsee cycle path also offers unique views of the mountains and the lake.

The Achen Delta

The first stage destination is one of the really big natural highlights: the Hirschau Bay nature reserve with the Achen delta , where the Tiroler Ache flows into Lake Chiemsee. It is the only river delta that is still developing naturally and is the largest in Central Europe , pushing 10 meters into Lake Chiemsee every year. A bird-watching tower allows a view of the nature reserve. On the tower you always meet the "Ornis", who lurk with telescope and camera for rare waterfowl - and who are happy to let you look through their "spotting scopes".

There is a fish restaurant in the bay. Orchids and the rare Siberian iris grow on the meadows behind the restaurant at the end of May/beginning of June.


From there you cycle on to the place from which Lake Chiemsee takes its name: Chieming. Here you will find a beach promenade with a shipping pier , a lido and various restaurants. Shortly after Chieming, it goes up the steep bank, where a wonderful panorama opens up. Further towards Seebruck, at the northern tip, the lake-mountain panorama becomes more and more impressive. You cross the Alz and the view of the mighty "Bavarian Sea" and the Chiemgau Alps opens up in all its dimensions.


In Seebruck there is the largest marina on Lake Chiemsee, the lively beach promenade, a lido with a unique view of the lake, the Roman Museum , numerous places to stop for refreshments and a lookout tower .

Romantic shore path and peninsula

Along the lake shore you drive on a romantic shore path, accompanied by ancient beeches to Gollenshausen, where beautiful spots invite you to have a picnic, relax or swim. From there it goes to Gstadt . Here the ships run to the Fraueninsel (journey time 15 minutes) and there is a church worth seeing, a lido, boat rentals and of course numerous restaurants for every taste. The island view , which can be enjoyed from the hill, is one of the highlights of the lake . You cycle along the promenade directly by the lake, past the "Ganszipf" lookout tower , through sparse forest to Mühln, where the cargo ferry runs to Herreninsel and the Seestraße leads up to Breitbrunn.

You cross the Urfahrn peninsula, at the top of which a memorial stone commemorates the "fairy tale king" Ludwig II. Here he had himself ferried to Herreninsel to visit his most magnificent palace , Herrenchiemsee .


Then it's over...

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