In the entire “Achensee” region, there are innumerable routes for pleasant walks to suit every taste, whether you prefer strenuous and challenging hikes or leisurely walks. The network of well waymarked and maintained hiking trails extending to 500 kilometres provides endless opportunities to enjoy amazing walking experiences. The “Achensee” Tourist Board has created an interactive hiking map containing selected routes.
Lake “Achensee” is encircled by two mountain ranges, the “Rofangebirge” to the east with easier ascents and the “Karwendelgebirge” with rugged rock faces to the west: The “Alpenpark Karwendel”, the largest nature reserve in the northern part of the Alps, is home to the biggest golden eagle population in the Alps. Both mountain ranges provide 500 kilometres of well waymarked and maintained trails for unforgettable walking holidays. The “Achensee” region stands for a high-quality walking infrastructure.
Our region has been awarded the “Mountain Trail Quality Label” by the government of the federal State of Tyrol. The range of routes includes easy trails on level ground, starting in the village of Pertisau and leading through the valleys of the “Karwendelgebirge” mountain range, leisurely walks to Alpine pastures and challenging climbs to the top of surrounding mountains. For an effortless ascent, you can use the “Rofanseilbahn” cable car or the “Karwendel-Bergbahn” cable car - a less strenuous way to enjoy summit experiences.
Crossing of the Alps
A walk across the Alps to Italy is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Making your way from Germany, across Austria to South Tyrol, you will pass majestic peaks, peaceful valleys, rustic farms and medieval castles. The trail across the Alps, divided into seven stages, leads the walker first from Lake “Tegernsee” in the Bavarian Alps to Lake “Achensee”, the largest water body in Tyrol, and continues via the “Zillertal” Valley to the resort of Sterzing, the northernmost town of Italy. The tour, which takes a week, provides delightful walking experiences.
You will discover the traditional Bavarian culture, the proverbial Tyrolean hospitality and the famous South-Tyrolean wine. Spectacular multifaceted sceneries, different cultures, culinary delights and cosy inns for a pleasant overnight stay are major features characterising the trail. There are hotels, boarding houses and inns of various categories to ensure a good night’s sleep so that you will always be well set up to start for the next stage. At certain points, you can continue the journey by bus, train, boat or cable car.
Information and Tips
Mountain and Walking Guides
Many of the local mountain and walking guides have grown up in the local area. They are not only professionals in all aspects of mountaineering, but also knowledgeable companions for your tour in the mountains overlooking Lake “Achensee”.
Feel free to contact our partner “Bergsport Achensee”, if you would like to be accompanied by a mountain and walking guide for your hike, climbing tour or trekking tour from hut to hut.
From May to October, the “Achensee” Tourist Board organises a weekly programme of guided walks for the holiday guests. Explore the mountains of “Karwendelgebirge” and “Rofangebirge” accompanied by a local mountain guide. This service is free of charge for the holders of the “Achensee Card” (guest card), which you will receive upon arrival at the hotel. Please click here to view the walking programme.
Interactive Hiking Map
If you fancy amazing walking experiences, view our interactive map to get further information about the walking routes. Click here to access the map.
Wissen & Tipps
Take this walk “following in the footsteps of the eagle”. The “Adlerweg” trail is a major walking route across Tyrol, being distinctively signposted, well waymarked and comprehensively described. The trail takes you across an unspoilt nature. Solely the main route, which resembles the contours of a flying eagle, offers 24 stages with 20,000 metres of ascent and descent. The route leads from St. Johann in lower Tyrol across the “Kitzbühel Alps”, “Wilder Kaiser” mountain and “Karwendel” mountain range to St. Anton at “Arlberg” mountain and farther to the very head of “Lechtal” Valley. Three of the most beautiful stages run close to Lake “Achensee”.
The surroundings of Lake “Achensee” offer innumerable opportunities for nature lovers, walking enthusiasts and peace seekers to explore the fascinating Tyrolean mountains. We have put together some attractive holiday packages for you. Let us inspire you with our ideas.
Mountains are calling, 3 nights
3 nights incl. halfboard
incl. tyrolean stone oil bath & partial body massage
2 nights incl. halfboard
Romantic moments in the spa with a glass of Prosecco and chocolate treats