Mountain bikers on the mountain with a view of the Lake Achensee

Biking in the Karwendel Mountains

Mountainbiking in Tyrol

The entire holiday region of Lake Achensee is connected by a dense network of biking trails. Ride along the lakeside and up the side valleys of the Karwendel Mountains, or try one of the designated bike routes running through the higher regions. No matter what you choose, satisfaction is guaranteed.

Bike enthusiasts will be thrilled by the holiday region of Lake Achensee: Here they will discover a great variety of both easy and challenging trails, covering a total of 172 km. Wonderful routes and bike paths around Lake Achensee encourage you to explore the area in and around the Karwendel Mountains on two wheels.

For the descent from Mt Zwoelferkopf, we recommend the following routes. However, we must first point out that these are all hiking trails. Therefore, riding your bike here requires an appropriate biking style, as well as friendly behaviour towards hikers using these trails:

  • Follow the Hoerndlstrasse (forest road from the Baerenbad pasture) down to the Tristenautal valley.
  • Past the “Alpengasthof” alpine inn and along the circular hiking trail, then follow the tunnel path to the village of Pertisau.
  • Over the Baerenbadalm pasture and the Perchertal valley, on to the Krautriedweg path. From there, descend in to Maurach.

The transportation of bikes on the upward journey with a Karwendel cable car ticket to Mt Zwoelferkopf is free of charge. If you ride with the Lake Achensee adventure card, the transportation fee for any sports equipment is to pay extra.

Mountainbiker with the lake in the background


Karwendel Bergbahn
Achensee Berglift GmbH

Naturparkstraße 31
6213 Pertisau am Achensee
Tirol . Austria
+43 5243 5326

Opening hours

09.05.2019 until 03.11.2019

Daily from 08:30 am to 05:00 pm every fifteen minutes

20.12.2019 until 29.03.2020

Daily from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm