Bike Trail Tirol
The Bike Trail Tirol is a 1000-kilometre-long mountain bike trail through Tirol. The long-distance cycle path comprises 32 individual stages, three of which lead through the Achensee region.
Stage 07 / Scharnitz – Achensee
This exceptionally demanding stage takes riders through the entire Nature Park Karwendel, covering 61.5 kilometres and 1850 metres of elevation. The beauty of the natural surroundings which accompanies the route is hard to top. After approx. 6 hours, riders will reach the stage finish in Maurach-Buchau.
Stage 08 / Achensee – Kaiserhaus
This stage travels from Maurach via the Kögljoch into the Rofan mountains to Kaiserhaus in Brandenberg valley. Riders need to tackle 1450 metres elevation gain throughout the entire route before reaching the Kaiserklamm. At the entrance to the ravine there is a 500-year old forester’s hut where already Emperor Franz Joseph I. stopped off.
Stage 16 / Zell am Ziller – Achensee
This easy stage of the Bike Trail Tirol starts in the Zillertal and leads from the cycle path in the valley over 36 kilometres and 400 metres of elevation to Lake Achensee.
Tip: Guffert tour
A scenic tour in almost complete solitude, the 40-kilometre circular tour with about 1000 metres of elevation gain leads around the striking Gufferspitze in the Rofan mountains in the Brandenberg Alps. The tour starts at the Kaiserhaus on the Brandenberger Ache (access via Kramsach in the Inntal valley). Via Steinberg am Rofan (“the most beautiful end of the world”) the route climbs to the inviting Gufferthütte which – along with the Gasthaus Waldhäusl in Steinberg am Rofan – provides welcome rest and much-deserved refreshments before returning to the Brandenberger Ache and to the Kaiserhaus.
Tour details 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.