Königsseeradweg Lindau - Berchtesgaden

Welcome  to our Radltour!

 August 2017
20. 08. 2017 until 26. 08. 2017

Total distance (to Salzburg): 486 kilometers,
Total climbing up: 5.805 hm

Iris, age 72, retired and tired bicyclist
Road bike tour Lindau - Berchtesgaden
Review of the bike Tour

Total distance (to Salzburg): 486 kilometers, Total climbing up: 5.805 hm

We found the tour at the Internet.
Not knowing how hard it would be.
The road sometimes is more a mountain bike trail, even crossing rivers.
I wonder that I had no flat.
I followed the recommendation of my bike dealer.
He was right.

So many e-bikers. Some are careless with speed...

The bicycle trail "Königsseeradweg" is very good marked.
Again: expect many, many gravel roads.

Expect Germany's best scenic Southern landscape (Allgäu - Bavaria).

At the area Füssen / Schwangau it is very busy. Heavy traffic, too many tourists from all over the world.

We have been calling at least 10 times to find a proper accommodation. 

We checked places on Google maps, what helped us most.
Twice the local Tourist Information gave us a hint.

Assuming you do it without an e-bike, this tour is only for trained and experienced bicyclists, with good equipment.
I have been riding with a triple gear in front and the rear sproket has been 28 teeth (should be 30!).

Good luck to our followers.

1. day: August 20, 2017
Lindau - Immenstadt
We stated late as Raimund arrived nearly 4 pm
Unbelievable, we made it until Oberstaufen. Night has fallen on our biker group. We made the remaining 10 kilometers to Immenstadt by taxi. No way: no lights and freezing cold.
Night Hotel Goldener Adler.

day distance: 67 kilometers
day sum of climbing: 1.100 hm

some photo impressions:

we arrived early and had to "kill" a day...
A ship tour to Rorschach and sightseeing walk through Lindau peninsula.

Bavarian's like their folklore:

 Wasserburg stop
 What a nice welcome

and now...
waiting for our third bicyclist, arriving so late


and now on tour
see photo impressions:


2. day: August 21, 2017
Immenstadt - Halblech
The fist day was tough.
This day is even more...
Riding through hilly Semi-alpine roads. This day many gravel roads.
I have never riding so many mountain bike trails with a race bike.
I still wonder the tires held...
Night: private Kunigunde Neumeier

day distance: 77 kilometers
day sum of climbing: 930 hm

some photo impressions:

 Immenstadt city center
 the famous Wiesenkirche (meadow-church)
 the church is locked at night time because the found Austrian thieves, said Mrs. Neumeier.. ;-)
 true: heavy golden sanctuary
 do my tires really like this gravel?
 the Leonardi chappel
 the dream destination of many tourists:

3. day: August 22, 2017
Halblech - Ried bei Benediktbeuren
Night: Waldschänke (Address from the Tourist Information Kochel am See)
Very good accommodation with best Service, food and drinks

day distance: 77 kilometers
day sum of climbing: 815 hm

some photo impressions:

 bicyclists award:

4. day: August 23, 2017
Ried bei Benediktbeuren - Fischbachau
night: Alter Wirt. One of the best. It is a bit outside Fischbach, but, the bicycle trail is nearby.

day distance: 72 kilometers
day sum of climbing: 980 hm

some photo impressions:

who fears this cute Appenzeller watch dog

5. day: August 24, 2017
Fischbachau - Bergen
night: Säulnerhof. Very friendly inn keeper woman

day distance: 77 kilometers
day sum of climbing: 680 hm

 passing by the monastery Benediktbeuren

6. day: August 25, 2017
Bergen - Schönau am Königsee
night: Gasthof Bergheimat. Very friendly staff.
Only 5 minutes walk from the Königsee away.
We followed the river Salzach until Reichenhall.
There is a long climb from Reichenhall to Bischofswiesen. Gravel trail as usual.
A long detour followed: we made hotel reservations at Götschenhof. This was a bad mistake. The inn-keeper didn't tell, that this hotel is located in 900 m elevation. He has been knowing, we are bicyclists, but he kept hidden this fact. A nearly 3 kilomter stiff climb (12%). Better stay away from that hotel. The inn-keeper is somehow rude. We left to Schönau and found a better place.

day distance: 86 kilometers
day sum of climbing: 1200 hm

7. day: August 26, 2017
Schönau - Salzburg
We had an early morning ship to St. Bartolomeo.
We followed the Berchtesgadener Ache. A wonderful bicycle trail. Most the time gravel.
Following the river to Markschellenberg. No real climb. More a downhill...
Very close to Salzburg.

day distance: 30 kilometers
day sum of climbing: 100 hm

some photo impressions:


 Riene va plu
gravel bike trail along the river Berchtesgadener Ache

- End of tour and report -