Country/Region: Bavaria/Toelzer Land & Tirol/Achensee
Length: 38,4 km
Highest Point: 907 m
Height Difference: 135 m
Route-Details: Approximately half is asphalt; the remaining portion is covered by a water-bound material.
As wild as it is romantic: The approach to the levee crown of the fjord-like Sylvensteinsee with its own bike tunnel. Riding along the ravine, the landscape passes along the Walchen , which one crosses on a timber bridge in the midst of the wild and romantic landscape and protected areas of the Karwendel. In Tirol, the lush meadows and pictorial farms dominate, highlighted by mountain brooks and craggy cliffs.
An interesting tip in this region is “Fall”, made famous by the writer, Ludwig Ganghofer, in the novel „Der Jäger von Fall“. In a spectacular resettlement, the village Alt-Fall was established in 1959 in its new location. This was necessary because of the construction of the Sylvensteinspeicher, which provides protection from the inundations by the Isar. In Austria, the Sixenhof in Achenkirch, a centuries-old building with the local history museum of the Achensee is recommended (open May until October daily 1300 to 1800 ). A sightseeing jewel is the Kalvarienkirche with the “Heiligen Stiege” (holy steps), situated on a hill at the delta of the Blaserbach into the Ache, which can only be reached by crawling.
Recreation and health
In the nature reserve area of the Karwendel, as well as at the Sylvensteinsee, the rule applies: one of the many small swimming areas is surely available. The wellness hotels at the Achensee, Tirol’s Sport & Vital Park, are probably Austria’s finest with their excellent offers, among other things, wellness runner’s seminars.