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Lake Constance to Königssee cycle path

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Lake Constance to Königssee cycle path

Bike Touring Collection by Bodensee-Königssee Radweg

5-10

days

3-6 h

/ day

285 mi

13,875 ft

13,125 ft

From the huge Lake Constance through the most remote corners of Bavaria to the picturesque Königssee - the Bodensee-Königssee bike path is a magical journey through the foothills of the Alps. On the uniquely beautiful path you cross enchanted marshes, peaceful floodplains and cycle through dense forests. After hilly climbs you see yourself from above with the endless beauty of the landscape and start dreaming when you look at the really high peaks. Ancient rural settlements, magnificent monasteries and charming cities such as Füssen, Bad Reichenhall or Berchtesgaden provide cultural highlights on the way.

The Lake Constance-Königssee cycle path winds its way around 285 miles (460 kilometers) on the edge of the Alps from the “Swabian Sea” through the Allgäu to the turquoise-blue Königssee. The tour is divided into nine moderately difficult to difficult stages. But even on the difficult — and therefore longer — stages, perfectly signposted and well-maintained cycle paths await you. Due to the good infrastructure, you can easily shorten the stages - you will find great accommodation almost everywhere. The journey starts in Lindau on Lake Constance. Due to its location, the island city is easily accessible by train and boat. The best way to get back is from Berchtesgaden, which also has a train station.

The Bodensee-Königssee cycle path is recommended in the ADFC brochure "Discover Germany by bike" and for good reason: Along the varied and uniquely beautiful route, not only untouched nature and breathtaking Alpine panoramas await you, but also cozy accommodation and rustic restaurants where you can let yourself be pampered with regional delicacies and a freshly tapped beer. At the end of the bike tour you will be enchanted by a gigantic symphony of mountains, lake and city - the icing on the cake of this unforgettable journey through southern Germany, where the route is clearly the goal.

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Bodensee-Königssee Radweg

283 mi

13,900 ft

13,200 ft

Last updated: January 12, 2022

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  • Difficult
    03:38
    32.9 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,075 ft
    750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A unique holiday feeling awaits you when you arrive in Lindau: If you arrive by train, your journey begins directly on the shores of Lake Constance. From the harbor you first enjoy a view for which Lake Constance is known: Between the Bavarian Lion and the lighthouse, the "Swabian Sea" is surrounded

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  • Difficult
    04:02
    38.5 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,600 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second stage of the Lake Constance-Königssee cycle path enchants you with a unique mountain panorama. It starts in Oberstaufen. After you have circled the Staufner Berg, you drive in a wide valley to the Großer Alpsee. The view of the mountains is fantastic! When the weather is nice, you can also

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  • Intermediate
    02:29
    24.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today's stage is all about the castle park in the Allgäu, a region where you will discover countless castles and the rugged mountain peaks are reflected in the many large and small lakes.

    

    The first bit from Nesselwang is still quite hilly. Again and again, great panoramas and far-reaching views open up

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  • Difficult
    04:01
    40.3 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,800 ft
    2,425 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The fourth stage of the Bodensee-Königssee cycle path is all about the Ammergau Alps. Past lush meadows and through thick forests, you cycle steadily up and down through the idyllic and typical alpine landscape.

    

    The cultural highlight of the stage is the Wieskirche in richly decorated Rococo style. But

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    25.1 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,250 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the Kochelsee you start your day comfortably and with almost no gradients. On the way you can enjoy a view of the moor meadows on the Loisach. This is a magical sight, especially in the morning mist.

    

    You can see two onion towers from afar. They belong to the oldest monastery in Upper Bavaria in Benediktbeuern

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  • Difficult
    03:47
    34.2 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,825 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You haven't had enough lakes on your trip yet? Then look forward to the sixth stage with Tegernsee and Schliersee. This stage is quite hilly, so don't start too late so you have enough time to enjoy the lakes along the way.

    

    After a long climb you drive down to Lake Tegernsee. During the descent, a wonderful

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    26.5 mi
    10.3 mph
    875 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Less distance, less incline than on the previous day - the seventh stage is a little more comfortable. After about 14 kilometers you will reach the Inn. The river, which rises in Graubünden and gushes through the Engadin as a torrent, has already reached a stately size here and shimmers in its striking

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  • Intermediate
    03:00
    27.0 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,150 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Chiemsee, the path first leads you through an interesting moor area. In the Salt and Moor Museum you can find out exciting details about salt production in Bad Reichenhall and the raised bog areas. Did you already know that there are carnivorous plants here?

    

    It continues on pretty paths. The Alpine

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  • Difficult
    04:03
    35.9 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,725 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the last stage on the way from Lake Constance to Königssee you will once again experience dreamlike landscapes like from a picture book. At the beginning of the day it is a bit wavy, but more downhill than uphill.

    

    The first impressive highlight can be found in Höglwörth. Next to the monastery with

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    285 mi
  • Duration
    30:17 h
  • Elevation
    13,875 ft13,125 ft

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