The Tirolean Unterland offers a wide range of options for crossing the German border into neighbouring Bavaria. One of the most popular rides takes in five lakes and starts in the village of Wiesing. The 150.5km include 1,572 vertical metres of climbing via the Thiersee, Schliersee, Spitzingsee, Tegernsee and Achensee lakes all the way back to Wiesing. None of the climbs are too steep, making this an ideal training ride in spring. The only relatively steep ramp is to the Spitzingsee lake - a good chance to test your early season form! Highlights of the ride include the car-free section from the Spitzingsee lake to Rottach-Egern and the cycle path at the Achensee lake.
Brandenberg Alps (Rofan)
6 h 45 min
- Circular route
- Route with e-bike charging station
Elevation uphill 1,572m
Vertical metres downhill 1,558m
This ride begins in the village of Wiesing, near the motorway exit for Lake Achensee, and initially passes Kramsach, the Reintaler See lake, Angerberg and Maria Stein on quiet roads to Kufstein. Most of this first section along the Inn Valley is flat, making the first 40km a good warm-up.
After crossing under the Inntal-Autobahn motorway, the route takes riders out of Kufstein in a westerly direction towards Morsbach, past the Pfrillsee lake and the Langsee lake to Marblinger Höhe. With the first steep climb of the day completed, it is time for a short descent to Thiersee. This is a good place to stop for a rest.
The second climb of the day is a long but not particularly steep ascent via Landl to the Austrian/German border at the Ursprungpass. Once in Germany there is a flat plateau from Bayrischzell to Hammer and on towards the Schliersee lake.
Shortly before reaching Neuhaus the route leaves the B307 and turns left onto the ST2077 to Spitzingsee. The following climb is short but steep (350 vertical metres).
Up at the top riders are rewarded with a fabulous descent to Valepp and then on to the Monialm hut. This is one of the most attractive parts of the ride since the road is closed to cars. Only local buses are allowed to use the road. A dream for roadbike riders!
From the Monialm hut it is not far to Rottach-Egern. After crossing the Weißach river in a westerly direction there is a gentle climb via Wildbad Kreuth to the Achenpass.
This is followed by a short but fast descent to Achenwald. As you enter Achenkirch the route turns off the main road and onto the pretty Achensee Lake Cycle Path.
The final section leads along the shore of the lake to Rofangarten and Eben am Achensee, before descending back to the starting point in Wiesing.
Tip!: A differen option is to ride from Kufstein on to Oberaudorf and then via Tatzelwurm and Sudelfeld to Bayrischzell.