get on your bike!

Mountain biking in the Karwendel Mountains

There are two big advantages of cycling on holiday. First, it is a great way to chat to friends and family if you are taking it easy. Second, the sport of cycling - regardless of how hard you ride - is good for your overall fitness and health.

With its majestic landscape, large network of cycle paths and wide range of options (mountain bike, road bike, e-bike) the region around Lake Achensee is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families and groups who want to explore the mountains using pedal power.

After a ride in the mountains, what better way to relax in the evening than with a visit to the sauna and a relaxing massage?

something for everyone

Rides for all ages, abilities and ambitions

All in all there are 250 kilometres of signposted mountain bike trails in the Rofan and Karwendel Mountains. They cater for riders of all ages, abilities and ambition levels, ranging from easy rides along the lake all the way through to tricky singletrail descents in the high mountains. Roadbike riders and e-bike enthusiasts will also find plenty to keep them entertained. Along the shores of Lake Achensee there are 13 e-bike hire shops and numerous recharging stations.

Tip!
Zwölferkopf to Bärenbadalm

Leaving from Pertisau, this 17km ride of intermediate difficulty leads via the Tristenautal Valley up to the Bärenbadalm hut. After stopping for a drink and a snack, don't forget to take a picture of the fabulous views into the valley below before returning down to Lake Achensee along a series of gravel trails and forest roads as well as a challenging singletrack trail with 550 metres of vertical descent down to Pertisau.

Cycle rides and mountain bike routes in the region

Tip!
Lake Achensee Mountain Bike Festival

Achenkirch is transformed into a mountain bike mecca every year in early July as the Lake Achensee Mountain Bike Festival comes to town. Races for all abilities, lots of information stands and all the latest gear from the top brands in the world of cycling make it an absolute must for fans of mountain biking in the region.

  • Soothe Tired Muscles
    Panorama Spa high above Pertisau

    After all that cycling, why not treat your tired legs to a little time out in our Panorama Spa? Sauna, steam bath, massage - or maybe a dip in the lake itself? It's up to you!

    Spa
ready to ride?

Hit the trails and explore the mountains on holiday at the Seehotel Einwaller in Pertisau!

Got any questions about cycling in the region? Let us know!