Cycling and biking at Lake Achensee

bike break nearby the Achensee

The Achensee holiday region boasts 250 km of cycling routes to suit all experience levels. Road cyclists and ambitious mountain bikers will find versatile terrain and can be sure of fantastic views along the way. Visitors can view all routes, shops, rental stations and places to stop for refreshments online at maps.achensee.com.

The greatest happiness on earth is different for everybody, and for many people it is sitting in the saddle of their bicycle. Cycling is a versatile activity whether you are looking for leisurely tours or challenging single trails. At Lake Achensee, everybody is sure to find their individual cycling pleasure, around the lake, in the mountains, on the trails. The region offers a variety of cycling routes and caters to the needs of cyclists: Various sport shops and rental stations offer hire of mountain bikes, trekking bikes and e-bikes. Those who prefer guided tours can book an experienced mountain bike guide. In addition, the local tourist offices have free bike repair toolkits available for small repairs.

Along the lake, into the valleys. Its perfect topography makes the Achensee region a popular choice for pleasure cyclists who want to explore nature. A variety of tours which are relatively flat lead along the lakeshore or into the romantic side valleys, making them ideal family cycle rides. The route Riederbergweg leads away from the lake and boasts fantastic views – at 4.7 kilometres and climbing over 435 metres of elevation, it can be covered in just over an hour: Starting from the car park of the Christlum lifts, the route follows the Riederberg forest road past the reservoir to the Riederbergstüberl and continues to the Gföllalm. At the end of every cycle tour at Lake Achensee, we recommend cooling off in the lake – if a full-body dip is too cold, then at least you can ease your tired legs.

On the mountain. It’s up to you whether your destination is a mountain hut. A classic route is a tour to the rustic Bärenbadalm high above Pertisau. The moderately difficult tour takes about 1.5 hours and climbs over 535 metres of elevation. Those who are looking for a more demanding tour choose the route Eng-Lamsenjoch. Starting from the alpine village in the Eng, the difficult route leads on a forest road via the Binsalm to the western Lamsenjoch. From there, walk your bike to the Lamsenjochhütte. The effort of climbing 5 kilometres with 670 metres of elevation will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rugged landscape of the Karwendel.

Overview of tours. All routes are available online at maps.achensee.com. The interactive portal shows all routes graded by difficulty level and lets cyclists download GPS data and print out tour details. The bike map is also available as a flyer which can be obtained at one of the local tourist offices.