Lake Achensee Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Where you choose the date and set the pace
Start / Finish in UK

Tour Information

The Alps motorcycle tour to Lake Achensee allows you to venture into the heart of Tyrol. It offers you spectacular views and great biking roads. It also offers you top quality hotels with welcoming hospitality and of course outstanding cuisine. Definitely worth booking this trip!

The area surrounding Lake Achensee is inspiring region to visit and ride your motorcycle. Motorcyclists over the years have marvelled the Tyrolean mountain roads and passes.  They snake through small villages and medieval towns. You will also ride through flower filled meadows and dark green pine forests as well as high pastures.

After two overnight stopovers you arrive to your destination via the scenic Arlberg Pass. First of many Alpine roads included into this tour.

Here you will base your selves for next three nights in a comfortable four star hotel. It has great leisure and relaxation facilities as well as safe parking and it’s own fantastic restaurant.

Your hotel is situated on the Lake Achensee shores. In addition it is a convenient starting point to explore this magnificent region.

From here the ride out options are endless. These include the Gerlos Alpine road. This is a panoramic mountain road that passes next to the Krimml waterfalls. It is a good place to stop for lunch and admire the view of the waterfall.

One of the day rides will take you along fantastic valley roads into Bavaria. The ride follows a white water river and the crystal clear lake. However before you return to the hotel you can stop for lunch at one of many restaurants by the lake. If you like goulash soup, dumplings, schnitzel and apple strudel as well as pancakes these are the places to eat.

Another day trip can include a visit to the world famous Swarovski Crystal factory. It is renowned for it’s fine cut decorative glass and jewellery.

While here you can also visit Innsbruck. Explore the narrow cobbled streets and admire the attractive baroque  facades. The most famous tourist attractions are the Gothic style medieval corner house and the 14th century city tower. In addition make sure you also visit the famous Golden Roof.

To round off your tour you can visit the medieval hilltop town of Hall im Tyrol. It has many narrow alleys full of picturesque sites, traditional facades as well as a unique atmosphere that will remind you of the ancient times.

After a day of riding and enjoying panoramic views you will return to your comfortable hotel. Here you can indulge your self with a gourmet evening meal. It does not get better then this.

Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Departure from Folkestone
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads towards the Champagne region of France

Day 2

09.00am start towards the Black Forest region of Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 3

09.00am start towards Achensee – Austria
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 4

Free day
Optional day ride around local area

Day 5

Free day
Optional day ride around local area

Day 6

09.00am start towards Black Forest in Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 7

09.00 start towards the Champagne region of France
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 8

009.00am start towards Calais
17.20 crossing to Folkestone


Tour Hightlights

  • 3*** and 4**** hotels with leisure facilities
  • Arlberg Pass
  • Gerlos Alpine road
  • Day trip to Bavaria
  • Thurn pass
  • Krimml waterfalls
  • Ski resort of Kitzbühel
  • Ski resort of Mittersill
  • Visit to Swarovski Crystal factory
  • Visit to Innsbruck
  • Boat trip on Lake Achensee

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £895 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £945 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1145

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 7 nights b&b accommodation

  • 7 evening meals

  • Route pack for each day

Price Excludes

  • Hotel parking

  • Petrol

  • Toll charges (vignette)

  • Admission charges

  • Meals other than those specified

Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Make sure the tyres on your bike are going to last the duration of a trip.
  • Make sure that the bike is serviced for the duration of a trip.
  • Puncture repair kit recommended.
  • A good bike chain is also highly recommended.
  • Chain lubricant.
  • Spare bike keys.
  • Spare battery for the alarm fob (if you have an alarm).
  • Spare bulbs (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare fuses (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare spark plugs (in some countries required by law).
  • Some tools.
  • Some extra bike security device (padlock and chain, disc lock).
  • Torch.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid riding licence.
  • European breakdown cover recommended.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Green card for European travel.
  • Check if your bike insurance covers (Green Card) all the countries will be passing through (e.g. Eastern Europe).
  • Copy of bike insurance policy.
  • Registration document.
  • E111 obtained from the Post Office (this guarantees you equivalent NHS treatment in EC countries only).
  • High viz vest/jacket.
  • Breathalizer.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Spare set of gloves.
  • Enough clothes to last you for a trip.
  • Some swimming gear.
  • Some casual clothes.
  • Some local currency.
  • A major credit card recommended.
  • Mini first aid kit (in some countries required by law).
  • Some basic pain killers and prescription drugs.
  • Note with your driving licence of any allergies in Latin.
  • Pack everything into plastic bags before putting it into the panniers.

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