Lake Pillersee Loop

Cycling tour

Nice racing bike tour in the Austrian communities around Reit im Winkl.

  • Starting point Tourist info
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 83.4 kilometres
  • duration 04:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 967 meters
  • minimum altitude 602 meters
  • altitude difference 637 ascending
  • altitude difference 637 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Part of this route runs along the route of the Senior World Championship, which takes place every year in St. Johann.

The first 4 kilometers are downhill across the border to Kössen. Before the entrance sign, we turn left towards St. Johann, Waidring, Erpfendorf. As far as the municipality of Erpfendorf, it goes on the busy, but wide, flat road.

Before Erpfendorf we turn right into a small side street, via Kirchdorf we finally get to St. Johann. The peak of the Kitzbüheler Horn is always in view. In St. Johann turn left towards Fieberbrunn past the Eichenhof lifts.

At Fieberbrunn it goes towards Hochfilzen. Instead of following the main road, however, at the end of Fieberbrunn we turn in the direction of the Gasthaus zur Eisernen Hand, which is a much nicer option for us. Before we reach the main road to Hochfilzen again, we see the mighty Jacob's Cross on the Buchensteinwand summit in front of us.

We will come across this sight several times, as we ride around this mountain to Waidring. In Hochfilzen we turn left towards the biathlon center, and take the side road to the left to Ortisei.

Along lake Pillersee it goes flat again until we tackle the descent to Waidring. At Waidring we keep left again and ride over the main road to Erpfendorf. There we turn right and complete our circle in the direction of Reit im Winkl.

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour


Arrival by car

Coming from Munich or Salzburg on the Munich - Salzburg motorway (A8 to Grabenstätt exit no. 109), continue in the direction of Marquartstein and on the well-developed German Alpine Road (B 305) to Reit im Winkl. Parking spaces: -Dorfstraße 38 at the Tourist - Info, 83242 Reit im Winkl, -Tirolerstraße 37 at the Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Coming from Munich or Innsbruck on the Rosenheim - Innsbruck motorway (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit no. 59). On to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Parking spaces: -Tirolerstraße 37 am Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl, -Tourist - Info, Dorfstraße 38, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Arrival by public transport

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Prien am Chiemsee train station (best bus connection !!) With the RVO bus line 9505.

Stop directly at the tourist information office.

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Ruhpoldingt train station with the RVO line 9506.

Stop directly at the tourist information office.