Our Alps self guided motorcycle tour to Lake Achensee allows you to venture into the heart of Austrian Tyrol.
This is one of those places where it’s so tempting to sit back and soak up the restful mountain atmosphere. However, to do so, you would miss out on riding some fantastic biking roads as well as mountain passes. Therefore, this holiday is designed to balance riding the superb biking roads and relaxing in beautiful surroundings.
During the years, motorcyclists from all over the world have marvelled the Tyrolean mountain roads and passes. They snake through small villages as well as medieval towns. They also wind through flower-filled meadows and dark green pine forests. And they climb to the high pastures and even higher rugged mountain plateaus.
One of those roads will take you over the narrow and twisty Hahntennjoch and through the stunningly beautiful Lechtal valley.
From here, you are not a million miles away from other popular biking hot spots and areas of outstanding beauty. You are within an easy ride of Bavaria and the legendary Romantic Road as well as the majestic Neuschwanstein Castle. Also, an extended excursion will take you over the panoramic Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road. And finally, a more ambitious ride may include the enjoyable Gerlos pass, spectacular Krimml waterfalls and roller coaster Großglockner pass.
Lake Achensee’s area is an inspiring region to explore the rich tapestry of Alpine tradition and customs. This memorable motorcycle journey allows you to venture into the heart of Tyrol and experience its fascinating culture.
While here, you can visit Innsbruck to explore its narrow 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. Also, make sure you visit the famous Golden Roof as well.
Another day trip can include a visit to the world-famous Swarovski Crystal factory. It produces the finest fine cut decorative glass and jewellery.
To round off your day, you can also visit the charming medieval town of Hall im Tyrol. It is renowned for its medieval alleys and centuries-old townhouses, as well as an imposing 700-year-old fortress.
To explore the lake more relaxedly, you can take to the waters for a leisurely boat trip. On the other hand, huffing and puffing up and down the mountain on a stem train might be more appealing.
Getting to Austria is relatively easy; however, leaving here might prove to be more difficult. Besides the roads and breathtaking scenery, one of the other main reasons is the superb hotel you’ll be staying at. Your hosts have tastefully created a relaxed splendour of convivial atmosphere with an inviting bar, spacious rooms and gourmet restaurant.
This is a short tour with a big heart. It would be easy to place all emphasis on the main destination alone. However, Austrian Tyrol is sandwiched between several other great motorcycling destinations. Your transit journey starts with a gentle ride through the picturesque countryside of Belgian Ardennes as well as Luxembourg. Then there comes an exhilarating ride along the legendary B500, scenic Bregenzwaldstraße and the enjoyable Arlberg pass. You’ll mark the start of the return leg with the Silvretta pass and a second helping of the Black Forest. And finally, a gentle ride through the lush vineyards of the Champagne region of France will take you home.
For more day-to-day information, please spend some time studying the below tour itinerary.
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Day by day tour itinerary
A morning channel-tunnel crossing will take you under the water to Calais. From there, you’ll be heading into Belgium.
The first part of the route will be on the motorways. They might not be the most prefered types of roads, but they provide speedy access to more enjoyable routes. In the afternoon, you’ll be winding through the rolling hills and green fields of the pretty Belgian countryside.
If your interests lay in military history, then Bastogne is an excellent place to visit. There is the War Museum, Mardasson Memorial, Bastogne Barracks and a little tank parked in the town centre. Bastogne is where we usually stop for a bite to eat and drink on our guided tours. The town centre has a big car park surrounded by cafés and restaurants.
From here, it is only a short but pleasant ride to your hotel in Vianden – Luxembourg.
What our customers say
“Everything about the holiday was absolutely first class. Many thanks.”
N & R Allen
Edinburgh, Scotland, 2019