Achensee in summer
Swimming, Hiking, Climbing, Cycling & Golfing
In the summer Lake Achensee is a spot that you won’t forget very quickly. Sky blue clear water surrounded by green pastures and nestled among the Karwendel and Rofan mountains’ rugged rock faces. This region is not very popular with our guests in the summer and winter without good reason. Numerous activities can be practised here and anyone looking for relaxation also really gets their money’s worth here.
HIKING & CLIMBING
The Karwendel Alpine Park is the largest conservation area in the northern Alps and has the largest density of golden eagles in the Alps. Together with the Rofan mountains, there are 500 km of marked hiking trails in the region where nature can be admired in its full glory. Mountain pasture hikes and adventures up to the Sonnjoch (2,457 m) and Montscheinspitze (2,106 m) peaks are extremely popular.
For anyone who wants to climb the mountain in a different way, there are 250 sport climbing routes, eight via ferrata and numerous alpine classics. There is also a forest high rope course with varying levels of difficulty in Achenkirch. On the Rofan you can climb the unique Achensee 5 peak via ferrata that leads over five central peaks or you can conquer the 2,508 metre high Lamsenspitze in the Karwendel using the Brudertunnel, an alpine via ferrata. Numerous alpine tours and moderate alpine sport climbing routes as well as many other sport climbing areas are equally as popular with locals and guests throughout the Lake Achensee region.
Pertisau is also the final destination of the famous° Karwendelmarsch run, which stretches over 52 km from Scharnitz every year.
CYCLING & MOUNTAIN BIKING
The Lake Achensee region is a member of the Tyrolean Mountain Bike Specialists and has more than 250 km of cycling routes for every level. The renowned Karwendel Loop Tour, which is over 305.5 km long and has an elevation gain/loss of 6,896 metres, also takes place here. It is considered to be the epic tour among mountain bikers.
Naturally, families and amateur cyclists can also find countless cycle paths along the lake to enjoy nature by bike at a leisurely pace.
So anyone who doesn’t want to have to do without their bike on holiday has the change to practice their hobby in a variety of ways and in stunning scenery at Lake Achensee.
There are great offers for our enthusiastic golfing guests too. There are two superbly prepared golf courses in the region as well as a driving range that is playable on both sides in Pertisau. Anyone who wants to keep their game of golf small can find two mini golf courses in Achenkirch where the whole family can have fun in the fresh, Tyrolean mountain air. Anyone wants to play on a really special golf course in the best of hands at Achensee golf club. It is Tyrol’s oldest golf club and a “Leading Golf Course”.
Lake Achensee is Tyrol’s largest lake at 9 km long and perfect for all kinds of water sports.
Sailing, surfing, kitesurfing or stand up paddleboarding, all this and much more is possible here. The lake has drinking water quality and offers visibility up to ten metres below water on some day. It is therefore also ideal for divers. It is considered to be one of Austria’s windiest lakes, wind force five is even reached on some days thanks to strong gusts from Bavaria.
Anyone who prefers things a bit more wild can give canyoning, rafting or white water swimming a go. At the same time, the streams around Lake Achensee definitely have a lot going for them and you can get to know the region’s remote spots and dive into the wonderful cool water.
RUNNING & NORDIC WALKING
183 km of signposted running trails, 23 routes that can be partly combined, 19 of these also ideal for Nordic walkers, that’s the running and Nordic walking on offer at Lake Achensee. Our routes are broken down into three levels of difficulty by colours, so there is something to suit everyone from beginners to pros.
(78 black kilometres – difficult – 78.5 red kilometres – moderately difficult – 26.5 blue kilometres – easy)
The mountain trail that leads from Buchau over the Dalfaz Alm at 1,692 metres to the Erfurter Hütte at 1,831 metres is extremely popular.
The Rofan is a challenging and thermal flying area with the option of cross-country flights. Paragliders can find the perfect flying area here with a view that they will never forget. You glide down to the valley with a view over Lake Achensee and the surrounding mountains. Covering an elevation loss of 861 m in the process. You also have the opportunity to enjoy the region form above with a tandem jump.
The Karwendel flying area in Pertisau on Lake Achensee is used as flying school and soaring grounds. With an elevation loss of 539 m, the view on the way down is no less breathtaking than from the Rofan mountains. Whichever flying area you opt for it will be an incredible experience.
Airrofan Sky Glider
You can swoosh down to the depths just like an eagle from the 2,040 metre high Gschöllkopf very close to the hotel. The Airrofan Sky Glider by Lake Achensee is 600 metres long and is only for the very brave with a speed of 80 km/h over a 200 metre elevation loss. It is just five minutes away from the hotel and right next to the Rofan cable car top station and operates in both the summer and winter.