Bicycle tour around Lake Achensee

This comfortable cycle tour leads us from Achenkirch at the northern end of the Achensee lake almost around the entire lake.

On this sunny autumnal day we start our bicycle tour around Lake Achensee. We rent a bike trailer for our two kids, a real adventure for them! Starting at the village centre of Achenkirch we cycle towards the lake. On the left, at the shipping pier Scholastika, the bikeway starts. Already the first section is very idyllic and we meet only few other cyclists as it is end of September. The weather today is great, we enjoy more than 20° C, but in the shadow we need our jackets.

Always in the vicinity of the lake we pass the yacht club Achensee and the lighthouse. All in all the cycle path is quite flat and therefore pleasant to drive. Finally we see the village of Pertisau across the lake, our final destination, because from Pertisau until Achenkirch no road exists. The there located Gaisalm mountain hut is only reachable by ship or foot. Our tour leads us further to Maurach, we leave the forest, cows are grazing on our left. At the lido of Buchau - now it is closed already - we enjoy our picnic. Also a playground and a snack-bar are located here.

After our break we reach the southern end of the lake within few minutes (pure cycling time until here 1 h). We pass the shipping pier Seespitz and carry on until Pertisau. At the end of the village the road ends and we turn round. Our way back takes us 1,5 hours, we arrive again in Achenkirch with gorgeous impressions.

Notice: if you want to cycle only to Pertisau you can also come back to Achensee by the Achensee Shipping. A beautiful adventure!

Author: MS

Important: if you want to do this cycling tour please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Achenkirch (916 m asl)
Destination: Pertisau (940 m asl)
Route: Achenkirch - Scholastika - Maurach - Seespitz - Pertisau (always along the waterfront of the lake)
Cycling time: 1,5 hours (way there)
Experienced in: September 2011
Further information: Achensee Tourism Information, phone +43 5246 5300

Suggested accommodations

  1. DAS KRONTHALER
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    DAS KRONTHALER

  2. Hotel Zillertaler Hof
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    Hotel Zillertaler Hof

  3. Hotel Alpin
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    Hotel Alpin

  4. Kinderhotel Buchau
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    Kinderhotel Buchau

  5. Hotel Der Brandstetterhof
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    Hotel Der Brandstetterhof

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