Excursion to the Tiroler Steinöl® distillery
The exclusive hike to the Tiroler Steinöl® (shale oil) distillery in the Bächental valley is offered from the beginning of July until the beginning of October. From the car park at the Christlum lifts, the guide takes you through the Unterautal valley and up to the Gröbner Hals (1,650 m). Enjoy the beautiful view of the Karwendel mountains before descending to the shale oil distillery, where you can grab a snack before going behind the scenes. After the distillery tour, a bus takes you back to the starting point past the Sylvenstein reservoir. The trail difficulty is easy to moderate, however some endurance is required (700 metres elevation gain). Limited number of participants!
Dates: From the beginning of July until the beginning of October 2021
Meeting point: 09.45 at the car park of the Christlum (bus stop Achenkirch Christlumlifte)
Return: The bus will return at ca. 16.30 to the car park of the Christlum (bus stop Achenkirch Christlumlifte) and continue to the information offices in Achenkirch and Pertisau and to the Welcome-CENTER in Maurach.
Cost: The bus transfer from the Bächental is EUR 10.00 per person.
Duration: ca. 6.5 hours
Length: ca. 8 km
Please have a look at maps.achensee.com
Information & registration
Pre-booking is required to guarantee participation. Registrations must be received by 17.30 online or by phone at +43 (0) 595300-0 on the day before the respective tour. Tours are limited to 15 people!
The Excursion is free with your AchenseeCard. Participation fee without AchenseeCard is EUR 29.00 per person and tour. Additional costs for cable car and bus tickets are not included.
Please wear sturdy boots (ankle-high hiking boots) and weather appropriate clothing. Telescopic hiking poles are recommended. All tours require sure-footedness. We assume no liability for any accidents or damages. The Achensee Tourist Board reserves the right to change tour destinations and return times or to cancel tours due to weather conditions.