Hiking on Achensee
Achensee is surrounded by two mountain ranges, whose appearances are unique in themselves. The Rofan and Karwendel mountains, with their 500 kilometres of marked and well looked-after hiking trails, provide the best pre-requisites to enable you to enjoy an unforgettable hiking holiday.
Breathtaking natural landscape
The Rofan mountains to the east of Achensee are craggy and soft at the same time. On the high plateau gentle climbs head up on lush meadows to the peaks, whose rock faces fall away sharply on the other side. The Karwendel mountains which lie to the west provide a special habitat for the wildlife and have the biggest concentration of Golden Eagles in the Alps. Karwendel Alpine Park is the biggest conservation area in the Northern Alps and a Tyrol Nature Park. The flora and fauna in this sensitive environment are conservation protected, which means genuine adventures in the natural surroundings are guaranteed.
The region provides its guests with 500 kilometres of well looked-after and signposted hiking trails. The offer ranges from easy, flat trails, such as into the Karwendel valleys from von Pertisau, to leisurely ‘family tours’, right the way through to challenging routes including ‘conquering the peaks’. The Rofan cable car and Karwendel cable car can be used to cover the first climbs and are perfect ‘ascent aids’, making it possible for you to enjoy an easy-going mountain adventure, without any great exertion.
‘Quality hiking is on offer in Achensee. The region has for many years enjoyed the mountain path seal of approval from the state of Tyrol.’
Tours in the Karwendel mountains provide special summit adventures, such as the 2457 metre Sonnjoch, from which you get a breathtaking panoramic view across the region, and the Montscheinspitze at 2106 metres, which requires a great deal of surefootedness to climb. There are countless opportunities to enjoy leisurely, less demanding Alpine hikes which are on no account inferior, thanks to the panoramic views. Some of these Alpine lodges are managed and pure Tyrol hospitality awaits you, accompanied by genuine tasty home-cooked food.
A combined lake hike and boat trip along with the idyllic route on Achensee’s car-free west bank to the ‘Gaisalm’ is a wonderful, ‘more leisurely’ addition to hiking offer.
Weekly hiking programme
The region of Achensee provides its guests with a weekly programme of guided hikes. Discover the Karwendel and Rofan mountains with hiking guides from the region. More information about the tours and the meeting points is available here.
The route of the legendary Karwendelmarsch is 52 kilometres in length and proceeds from Scharnitz to Pertisau through the entire Karwendel mountains. Since its comeback in 2009 the event has been committed to the conservation of the natural surroundings which earned it the “Tirol Touristica” award in 2011.
More details on the Karwendelmarsch are available at www.karwendelmarsch.info
The Tyrolean eagle walk
The Tyrolean eagle walk proceeds through the entire state covering some 280 kilometres. In 126 day stages hikers get to traverse Tyrol and learn about the region. One of the loveliest tours heads around Achensee. More information on the regional stages of the eagle walk can be seen here.
Climbing at Achensee
The steep cliff faces of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains have gained fame among climbers. Even legends like Hermann Buhl have set up well-known routes here. With the ‘Achensee 5 Peak Via Ferrata’ a route has been created to make this vertical climbing experience also accessible to beginners.
Learn more at www.climbers-paradise.com/achensee