Length: 8 km
Highest Point: 960 m
Height Difference: 400 m
Route-Details: Asphalt and gravel paths as well as a moderately steep forest road. From Eben to Wiesing 400 meters elevation difference, downhill – moderately difficult.
The Inn Valley glacier created a gentle hill landscape near Wiesing. The Zillertal glacier left the special geological stone relics within the upper range of the cycle course, on which the cyclist can relax his weary legs. Several resting points allow for magnificent views of the Inn Valley.
An interesting place for contemplation is the pilgrimage church St. Notburga, dating back to the first half of the 18. Century. In a glass shrine on the baroque high altar the exquisitely dressed skeleton of the 1313 deceased Holy Notburga lies in state. Exhibits for the art and culture history of the holy admiration are to be seen next door in the Notburga Museum. The old Widum accommodates the first art-historical museum concerning Tirol’s only Patron Saint. With the highest church tower in the district Schwaz, the parish church Wiesing can be seen from afar. This is an ideal point for sightseeing along the bike trail. Remarkable above all are the statues of the martyrs Paulus and Johannes, who are believed to protect Tirol from weather damage.
Recreation and Wellbeing
Before the trek into the Inn Valley Cycle Path or the strain over the 400 elevation meters back to the Achensee one needs to recharge one’s batteries. You can choose from a variety of Tirol’s delicacies from Pressknödel (dumplings) to home made Schlutzkrapfen, baked mountain lamb up to “Grüner Hunte” – Spinatspätzle in Paprikarahm with melted Blauschimmel and mountain cheese.
Those who feel the descent to Wiesing to be too extreme can elect to board the Achenseebahn in Maurach. The train has been in operation for over 100 years and is the oldest steam driven rack train in Europe. It brings the guests comfortably, and slowly, but securely from Seespitz at the Achenssee to Eben and Jenbach. From that point, it is three kilometers to Wiesing, to the connection of the Via Bavarica Tyrolensis into the Inn Valley Cycle Path.