Lake Achensee Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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

Tour Information

This Lake Achensee Self Guided Motorcycle Tour allows you to venture into the heart of the Tyrolean Alps offering spectacular views, top quality hotels, outstanding cuisine, welcoming hospitality and of course great motorcycling roads. Definitely worth booking this trip!

The area surrounding Lake Achensee is inspiring region to visit and certainly ride your motorcycle. Motorcyclists over the years have marvelled the Tyrolean mountain roads and passes that snake through picture-book villages, medieval towns, flower filled meadows, dark green pine forests and 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’ll base your selves for next three nights in a comfortable four star hotel with great leisure and relaxation facilities, safe parking and it’s own fantastic restaurant.

The hotel is situated in the glorious lake side Alpine town on the shores of Lake Achensee providing you with convenient staring point to explore this truly magnificent region.

From here the ride out options are endless and include the Gerlos Alpine road which is panoramic mountain pass that offers rewarding ride and enchanting views over the surrounding Salzach and Zill valleys.

Another mountain pass that is included in your riding itinerary is Thurn pass which is high mountain road that connects the famous ski resorts of Kitzbühel and Mittersill.

One of the day riding excursions will take you from the shores of Lake Achensee along some of most fantastic valley roads into Germany and Bavarian Alps. The ride continues by following white water river passing the crystal clear lake of Sylvensteinsee towards Innsbruck and back to Austria.

But before you return to your hotel you can stop for well deserved lunch at one of many traditional chalet style restaurants by the lake. If you like goulash soup, dumplings, schnitzel, apple strudel, pancakes or any other Alpine delicacy these are the places to eat.

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

If your preference is to park your bike and be tourists for a day or two you may opt to visit former Winter Olympic city of Innsbruck. Here you can walk along narrow cobbled streets lined with the attractive facades of numerous baroque buildings. Some of the more famous ones are the Helblinghaus – a Gothic style medieval corner house, Stadtturm – the 14th century city tower and of course the famous city’s symbol – Goldenes Dachl or the Golden Roof.

You can round your tour of historic sites by visiting the medieval hill-top town of Hall im Tyrol. With its many narrow alleys full of picturesque sites, it’s traditional facades and unique atmosphere will remind you of the ancient times.

After a day of riding swiping mountain roads enjoying panoramic 360-degree views over stunning mountains and lakes you return to your comfortable hotel and indulge your self in a superb gourmet evening meal. It does not get better then this.

Tour Itinerary

Day Event Approx Daily Mileage
Day 1

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

260
Day 2

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

225
Day 3

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

260
Day 4

Free day
Optional day ride around local area

100
Day 5

Free day
Optional day ride around local area

100
Day 6

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

260
Day 7

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

250
Day 8

009.00am start towards Calais
17.20 crossing to Folkestone

252

Availability

  • Depart and return when it suits you

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 £845 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £895 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1095

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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