Chiemsee: Berchtesgadener Land round trip
From Lake Chiemsee through Berchtesgadener Land
Embedded in beautiful nature Lake Chiemsee lies infront of the breathtaking backdrop of the Alps. With your bike you will cycle from highlight to highlight and enjoy the impressive Alpine panoramic views. You will pass idyllic Lake Walchsee to reach the climatic spa town of Reit im Winkl. Further you will cycle to Ruhpolding, famous for Biathlon in winter, and to tranquil town of Inzell. Enjoy the royal spa garden of Bad Reichenhall and the scenery at Lake Königssee next to Berchtesgaden with its surrounding peaks. Through the UNESCO-World cultural city Salzburg and the prealpine land you will get back to Lake Chiemsee. You will be enchanted during this cycling holidays in one of the most beautiful parts of Germany with every pedal rotation.
1. day Arrival at lake Chiemsee Prien / Bernau
In the evening welcome meeting and rental bike fitting. We recommend a first stroll along the lakeside
2. day Chiemsee - Reit im Winkl approx. 55 km
The mountains will get higher and higher, but the cycling route continues to be nearly flat when you get closer to them. You will cycle through Aschau with its palace which can be seen from far away lying at the foot of the Chiemau mountains, and past the Kampenwand on Priental cycle path towards Tyrol. In Austria you can take a break at idyllic Lake Walchsee, before you will pass the german-austrian border again to reach the climatic spa town of Reit im Winkl with its typical Bavarian alpine atmosphere.
3. day Reit im Winkl - Bad Reichenhall approx. 60 km
Narrow between the mountains the routing will take you along the German Alpine Road. On Mozart Cycle Path you will get past Lake Weitsee and with a little luck you can see a famous biathlon athlete in Ruhpolding during their summer trainings. You can have a lunch break in Inzell, another famous climatic spa town with its famous Lüftlmalerei, before you cycle via Schneitzlreuth along river Saalach to famous spa town Bad Reichenhall. What about a bit of „wellness“ in thermal bath or a ride with the legendary and oldest cable car of the world to the Predigtstuhl, 1.600m above sealevel.a
4. day Bad Reichenhall - Berchtesgaden/ Königssee approx. 20-30 km
Today a short stage with lots of time to enjoy the fantastic views on Watzmann mountain on your way to Berchtesgaden. The Obersalzberg or famous Kehlsteinhaus is definitely worth a visit. Or you can cycle a couple of kilometres more along Königssee ache to reach famous Lake Königssee with the possibility to have a boat ride and the visit of Bartholomä monastery on the foothills of Watzmann.
5. day Berchtesgaden - Salzburg – Laufen/ Oberndorf approx. 45 km
Along Königssee ache you will pass the Bavarian-austrian border again and then you only have some pedal rotations more to reach Salzburg with its many attractions. After an extensive visit of Salzburg you will cycle relaxed on the Tauern Cycle Path along river Salzach until you reach charming Laufen and Oberndorf with its famous „Silent Night Chapel“. Have a nice stroll in the evening at the riverside to end your day.
6. day Laufen/ Oberndorf - Chiemsee approx. 65 km
The first part of the cycle tour will lead you through small villages and farms to Lake Waginger See and further along river Traun and to Traunstein. The town is famous for its small Hofbrauhaus. Romantic Lake Tüttensee is on your way to the lakeside of Chiemsee. You will follow the way around Lake Chiemsee back to the start of your tour.
7. day Ausflug um den Chiemsee approx. 65 km
The Chiemsee circular path is beautifully designed. It leads you to secluded swimming bays as well as to densely populated lakeside resorts. Whilst cycling comfortably along the lakeside, marvel at the stunning views across the lake. For extensive breaks along the way you come across many shady beer gardens along the lakeside. You also have the option of shortening part of the daily tours with a special bike-bus (on your own).
8. day Chiemsee Depature
After breakfast your varied cycling holiday ends.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
08.04. – 21.04.2023
30.09. – 07.10.2023
22.04. – 12.05.2023
09.09. – 29.09.2023
13.05. – 08.09.2023
bookable additional nights
- personal tourinformation
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find detailed information about the Chiemsee Berchtesgadener land Tour. If you have any further questions about this trip, please call us: Tel .: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Prien or Bernau are easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. Our partner hotel can be reached from the station by taxi or in about 30 minutes by public transportation (subway). Current schedule information and price information can be found at:
Parking facilities at the hotel
Parking garage at the hotel (payable locally, no reservation possible). Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
Condition of cycle paths
Easy tour. A few short climbs can also be conquered by pushing. You cycle on beautiful bike trails and small roads, on main roads only for short distances. Mostly you bike on paved path only some sections are on dirt roads.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles with 21-speed gear shift and freewheel or unisex-bikes with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or electric bikes (unisex).
Extra costs which are not inculded
A possibly applicable city tax is not included and has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
Information on current decisions of the German Federal Government can be found here:
Current information on entry requirements to Germany can be found here:
An up-to-date overview of applicable measures and travel and safety advice regarding Covid-19 for all countries in the EU and Switzerland can be found here:
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Corona virus and holiday planning
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Lake Chiemsee is Bavaria's largest lake and is located about 70 kilometers from Munich. The lake in Chiemgau is a vacation region with many recreational opportunities for families. The lake measures 63.96 kilometers in circumference. In addition, there are the islands of Herrenchiemsee, Frauenchiemsee, Krautinsel and the municipality-free island of Schalch.
From the Rupertiwinkel region to lake Königssee, our lovely little land is dotted with charming villages where alpine customs are kept alive. Parades, religious processions, beer fests and folklore events testify to our locals' love of life and Bavarian traditions. Once chosen by the Bavarian kings, this area boasts a royal castle and many other sights of interest. Berchtesgaden is also a paradise for hikers and those who like to remain physically active. From leisure strolls to exhilarating mountain hikes, this is a region to discover on foot.
Lake Königssee with its emerald green color and nestled at the foot of the imposing eastern wall of Mount Watzmann in the heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park is one of nature's true masterpieces. The greatest luxury in these fast-paced times is silence. As soon as you board one of the attractive electric passenger boats all the noise, hustle and bustle is left behind. During the crossing to St. Bartholomew the boatman plays his trumpet to lure out the world-famous Königssee echo from the steep rock face. In St. Bartholomew the lovely pilgrimage church is world-renowned for its wine-red onion domes.
The "Alpine town" of Bad Reichenhall, the mild climate, brine springs and charming landscape once lured crowned heads of state to the town, which is proud to be called the "Bavarian State Spa" since 1900. Today, Bad Reichenhall is a lively spa and convention town that combines tradition with modernity. Moreover, it is a top destination for Alpine wellness: thanks to rich natural resources, health and wellbeing are brought to attention more than ever.
Bad Reichenhall, Alte Saline
Die Alte Saline unter der malerisch gelegenen Burg Gruttenstein ist eingebettet in den historischen Kern der Stadt Bad Reichenhall. Sie wurde 1834 von König Ludwig I. erbaut und war eine zu ihrer Zeit hervorstechende Industrieanlage, modern und repräsentativ. Die historischen Anlagen und das integrierte Salzmuseum stehen Interessierten zur Besichtigung mit Führung offen.
Reit im Winkel
Wenn nach Sehenswürdigkeiten in Reit im Winkl gefragt wird, ist die beste Antwort: der Ort Reit im Winkl selber ist eine Sehenswürdigkeit! Es ist das Gesamtbild aus alten Häusern und Bauernhöfen, die Balkone im Sommer überquellend von Geranien und Petunien. Auffällig viele Kirchen und Kapellen und dazwischen freie Wiesenflächen, auf denen Kühe grasen und die besondere Bedeutung für die Auszeichnung als Luftkurort haben.
The vibrant flair and special charm of Salzburg can best be experienced by taking a leisurely stroll through the historical downtown district. In fact, Salzburg’s “Old City” lends itself perfectly to exploration on foot. The River Salzach actually divides it into two halves: the right side, including the Linzergasse, Platzl and Steingasse, and the left side. It is this left side, the older section of the city, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, also incorporating the Kaiviertel district as well as Festungsberg and Mönchsberg mountains.
Eingebettet in die sanften grünen Hügel des Alpenvorlandes liegt nahe der Mozartstadt Salzburg in einer der schönsten Gegenden Österreichs ein ganz besonderer Ort: Die kleine Stadt Oberndorf. Auf Schritt und Tritt begegnen dem Besucher Hinweise auf eine bewegte Geschichte. Gelebtes Brauchtum, eine einzigartige Landschaft mit zahlreichen Wander- und Radwegen.