Thursday: Excursion to the Tiroler Steinöl® (shale oil) distillery

Important Infomation

Route Length
8 km
altitude meters uphill
700 hm
highest point
1655 hm
Route Time Total
06:30 h
Starting Point: Achenkirch, Christlum parking area
End Point: Achenkirch, Christlum parking area
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Altitude Profile


The exclusive hike to the shale oil distillery in the Bächental valley is offered from 7 July to 6 October 2022. From the car park at the Christlum lifts, we hike through the Unterautal valley and up to the Gröbner Hals (1,650m) where we enjoy the splendid view of the Karwendel nature park. We descend to the shale oil distillery, where we can have refreshments before we start our exclusive tour through the distillery. After the tour, a bus will pick us up and we will travel back to our starting point past the Sylvenstein reservoir. The trail difficulty is easy to moderate, however some endurance is required (700 metres elevation gain during the ascent).

The fee for the bus transfer from the Bächental valley is EUR 10.00 per person.


approx. 6.5 hours - Distance approx. 8km



Approx. 16.30 at the Christlum parking area, bus stop: Achenkirch Christlumlifte. The bus continues to the Information offices in Achenkirch and Pertisau and to the Welcome-CENTER Achensee in Maurach.


The Achensee hiking programme occurs daily from Monday to Friday and is free for all visitors with a valid AchenseeCard (without AchenseeCard the fee is EUR 29.00 per tour). Additional costs such as cable car tickets, toll or parking fees and the bus transfer from the Bächental valley are not included.


Tours must be booked in advance to guarantee participation. Please register no later than 17.30 on the day before the respective tour online at or by phone at +43 5 95300-0. Group size: maximum 15 people.