Holidays Lake Achensee

Holiday at Lake Achensee

Crystal-clear water meets spectacular mountains! The Achensee area comprises five picturesque villages. Visitors are attracted by the Tyrol’s largest lake not only due to the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Karwendel and Rofan ranges, but also by its varied offering in terms of activities and relaxation.
Sport & Vitalpark Achensee stands for walking and hiking, climbing, mountain biking, Nordic walking, water sports and playing golf. In addition, Lake Achensee is a popular destination when it comes to sailing and surfing. Kite surfing and stand-up paddle boarding enthusiasts also love the mountain lake at the heart of the Alps. With a maximum depth of 133 meters it poses a special challenge for those with a spirit of adventure.
Winter adds a touch of romance to the Achensee area and makes it a paradise for cross-country skiers and snowshoe walkers.

Achensee: Winter sports and well-being

In the cold season the Achensee area turns into a picture-postcard winter wonderland second to none, attracting families and single travelers alike with its varied offering in terms of sports and recreation. There are some 30 uphill facilities and immaculate slopes for Alpine skiers and snowboarders – and many cozy mountain restaurants and pubs just perfect for having a decent meal or refreshments. At seven ski schools in the area children will be introduced to skiing in a relaxed and playful way. In addition, there are 150 kilometers of cleared walking trails, as well as more than 200 kilometers of cross-country skiing tracks, including a special practicing area for beginners. Those who wish to explore the Achensee area without any effort at all are recommended to take a romantic ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Snowshoe walking certainly makes for an unparalleled winter experience, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to discover even remote and therefore particularly quiet and beautiful spots. Those longing for more action will love to try snowkiting. In January every year ski mountaineers meet at Lake Achensee for the Rofan Challenge. The Achensee area is also famous for its Christmas-related events („Seeweihnacht“ and „Tiroler Bergweihnacht“) and the popular New Year’s Eve Swim in Pertisau.
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Windsurfing / Sailing Lake Achensee

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  • With alternating gentle southerly breezes and strong north winds Lake Achensee offers perfect conditions for surfing and sailing enthusiasts of all ages and ambitions.
  • In the morning small waves and a light breeze ensure leisurely sailing and surfing, while the afternoon comes with more demanding wind speeds of 3 to 5 on the Beaufort Scale.
  • A fresh breeze is especially appreciated by kitesurfers, in order to be propelled across the water on their kiteboards.
  • Lake Achensee offers all the infrastructure and facilities needed for surfing and sailing. Several water sports schools around the lake have specialized in offering professional tuition for everyone from beginner to advanced in ability.
  • In addition, there are special courses for those who wish to obtain a certificate for surfing or yachting, as well as a wide variety of regattas and competitions.

Nordic Walking Lake Achensee

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  • A wonderful running and nordic walking paradise with "Austria's most scenic panorama running route". The entire Achensee Region boasts a 183 km network of trails with 23 signposted routes for all ages and abilities.
  • Follow the traces of internationally renowned top events like the picture-book Achensee Run (23 km) and the unrivaled Karwendelmarsch Hiking Marathon (52 km). Running and nordic walking aficionados also find professional training camps held in this splendid Alpine area.
  • Beginners are recommended to try easier trails like the "Grünangerl Loop" (6 km), the "Notburga Loop" (4 km) in Wiesing or the short village circuit trails in Maurach and Pertisau.

5 Ski areas in Lake Achensee

  • Snow Depth Mountain: 20 cm Elevation: 950 - 1800 m KM of slopes: 27 km Operating: 27.11.15 - 10.04.16 Village: Achenkirch am Achensee Region: Lake Achensee
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    40.00 select
  • Snow Depth Mountain: 20 cm Elevation: 960 - 1500 m KM of slopes: 12 km Operating: 18.12.15 - 27.03.16 Village: Pertisau am Achensee Region: Lake Achensee
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    25.00 select
  • Snow Depth Mountain: 20 cm Elevation: 980 - 1840 m KM of slopes: 11 km Operating: 19.12.15 - 03.04.16 Village: Maurach am Achensee Region: Lake Achensee
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    29.00 select
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Exhilarating summer break in the Alps

A summer holiday in the Achensee area stands for crystal-clear water, five picturesque villages, and the stunning mountain scenery of the Karwendel and Rofan Mountains. Innumerable leisure activities, such as walking and hiking, mountain biking, climbing, golf and water sports make the Achensee area a paradise for the sports-minded traveler. Lake Achensee offers perfect conditions for sailing and surfing, as well as 500 kilometers of way-marked and well-maintained trails for walking and hiking enthusiasts of all ages and ambitions, for families and passionate mountaineers alike. Alpenpark Karwendel, the largest nature conservation area in the Northern Alps, is well worth seeing. Climbing enthusiasts will find plenty of routes and facilities, including Austria’s only five-summit climbing trail.
The Achensee area is a popular destination among cyclists and mountain bikers. Families especially love the picturesque trail that winds its way along the lakeshore. With more than 183 kilometers of tracks designated for running and a total of 23 way-marked routes the Sport & Vitalpark (as the Achensee area is often referred to) also offers perfect conditions for those who love running and Nordic walking. In addition, there are two golf courses. The Achensee Erlebniscard entitles to a boat ride on Lake Achensee or an Achenseebahn ride and a visit to the Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board

Winter in the Achensee region - the perfect vacation for those who want to relax and enjoy A beautiful lake reflecting the blue sky, snow-clad mountains, and large snow fields. Achensee offers winter sports and recreation for everyone! High-altitude cross-country skiing, romantic rides in a horse-drawn sleigh, horse trekking, skiing and enjoying breathtaking views...
The Achensee Lake - the Fjord of the Alps. Austria's Emporers were the first to discover this beautiful natural lake as a holiday destination. The emerald-green Lake Achensee is the largest and most beautiful of the Tirolean lakes. To the west and south rise the imposing peaks of the Karwendelgebirge, to the east the Rofangebirge or Sonnwendgebirge.

The lake (round trips by steamer) offers excellent facilities for water sports, including scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing and swimming. On hot summer days the water reaches up to 22C.

Around the lake there is a whole host of good hotels and holiday apartments to choose from.

Paradise for Hikers

Covering an area of 730 km², the Karwendel mountain range is Europe´s largest nature reserve - and an outstanding hiking paradise. On the banks of the Achensee, Tirol's largest lake, rises the majestic Karwendel/Rofan mountain range. Its highest peak is at 2,457 m above sea level... perfect for hikers!

If you wish to enjoy the flair of these jaw-dropping heights without getting too tired, take the Rofan or Karwendel lifts and enter a mystic world of peaks, huts, and alpine pastures.
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Arrival & Address

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Tourismusverband Achensee
Im Rathaus 387
6215 Achenkirch, Austria
Achensee Tirol