© Achensee Tourismus
© Achensee Tourismus

Rotwand – Bächental

This 40km intermediate ride (Route 466) leads through the Bächental Valley, which became famous thanks to its oil shale reserves. The route continues past the Sylvensteinstausee reservoir and the München Venezia cross-border bike path before returning to Achenkirch.

  • The Bächental Valley is home to reserves of oil shale, with the rock stone oil it contains being used for medical and cosmetic products. After the ride it is well worth paying a visit to the Steinölmuseum (Rock Oil Museum) in Pertisau, which gives fascinating insights into how rock oil is made.
  • The Gasthof Aquila guesthouse is a good place to stop off for a snack en route.
  • The two power plants on the shores of the Sylvenensteinstausee produce green energy. A bridge offers excellent views over the fjord-like artificial lake.
  • The ride enables cyclists to see the Karwendel Mountains from a range of perspectives.
  • The München Venezia is a 560km cycle path from Munich to Venezia.

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Starting point

Gasthof zum Hagen in Achenkirch

Finishing point

Gasthof zum Hagen in Achenkirch

Mountain chain

Karwendel Mountains


37 km

Riding time



  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station

Difficulty rating



1,510m 760m

Elevation uphill 1,100m
Vertical metres downhill 1,100m

Best time of year



* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.


Trail description

Starting from the car park of the Gasthaus zum Hagen in Achenkirch, a gravel road leads up to the Rotwandalm (1,528m) and then on into the Bächental Valley. The ride continues along a tarmac road to Fall, past the Sylvensteinstausee reservoir and via the Radweg München Venezia cycle path back to the Gasthaus zum Hagen. In the Bächental Valley riders can continue as far as the ÖBF bike garage. This intermediate ride takes around 4 hours and covers 1,360 vertical metres uphill and 1,307 vertical metres downhill.

Place along the route


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Your destination address: Achenkirch 646, Achenkirch am Achensee

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