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Lake Achensee Cycle Route

This cycle route connects on forest paths and side roads the Inntal valley near Jenbach/Wiesing with the beautiful Lake Achensee, Tyrol’s largest lake, and Achenwald, at the border to Bavaria.

The Lake Achensee Cycle Route is part of the VBT (via Bavarica Tirolensis) and the route from Munich to Venice. But even on its own it is a great opportunity to spend a varied cycling day in the Achental valley. At Jenbach we cross a bridge on the bank of the Inn river and cycle to Wiesing. There the first and only relevant ascent of the cycle route into the Achental valley starts. Passing the north-west located village district of Erlach we cycle uphill through the forest from 525 m a.s.l. to 970 m a.s.l. After numerous serpentines, the gravelled road reaches the village of Eben am Achensee. Partly on asphalted byways, partly at the edge of the Achensee railway line we cycle further across the meadows of Maurach up to the shore of Lake Achensee near Seespitz.

The lake, which is bypassed on the eastern side, accompanies the cycle route for about 10 km. Again and again it attracts attention and invites to linger at small beaches and viewpoints. Arrived on the northern bank, we follow byroads to Achenkirch. If you want to cycle further, you reach the village of Achenwald via forest roads (just before the village you have to ascend another 60 metres). The last 4 km to the German border we have to cycle on the B181 A-Road. From there you can reach Lake Tegernsee via the Achenpass or the Sylvensteinsee lake via the Walchental valley, where there is a connection to the Isar Cycle Path. Apart from the demanding ascent at the beginning, the Lake Achensee Cycle Route to Achenwald can be defined as a leisurely excursion route, which is also recommended for families.

Route: Radroute Achensee, R29, VBT
Starting point: junction at Jenbach/Wiesing (525 m a.s.l.)
Destination: Achenwald, border to Germany
Distance: approx. 33 km
Cycling time: approx. 3 hours
Altitude difference: 520 m uphill, 200 m downhill (from Jenbach towards Achenwald/border)
Characteristics: partly asphalted cycle path and byroads, about 7 km gravelled paths
Connection to other cycle routes in Tyrol:
1. at Jenbach: Inn Cycle Route Tiroler Unterland R2 (to Innsbruck resp. Kufstein)
2. at Maurach, Achenkirch and Achenwald: various MTB routes to the Karwendel and Rofan Mountains

Attention: the described cycle routes are only sectionally cycle paths in the narrower sense. They often proceed on byroads where also car and tractor traffic is allowed. Please take care!

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