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Being active in the Achensee region

Active holiday for all senses

Travel Charme Fürstenhaus am Achensee is the ideal starting point for your active holiday in Austria, whatever the season. Around Tyrol’s largest lake sits a wonderfully varied mountain landscape, waiting to be discovered. In the heart of the Karwendel Alpine Park, Austria’s largest nature park, you can enjoy active holiday experiences in and on the waters of Lake Achensee and in the Karwendel and Rofan mountains.

Winter activities in the Achensee region

In winter, you can enjoy a wide range of winter-sports activities in the Achensee region, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Experience pure winter fun skiing and snowboarding in the Christlum ski resort and in the nearby Ziller Valley or cross-country skiing on more than 200 km of trails. Explore the Karwendel and Rofan mountains on a range of ski tours or on varied winter and snowshoe hikes. And on the lake, you can go ice-skating, curling and snow-kiting.

 

Skiing and snowboarding

Europe’s largest continuous nature reserve is just waiting to be explored.

The Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges are right on your doorstep. The Christlum ski resort is located at the end of Lake Achensee. The Ziller Valley is also just a short drive away.

In this region, you’re guaranteed to find a range of routes for all abilities. Snowboarders are sure to get their money’s worth on the fast-paced boarder tracks, complete with numerous obstacles, freestyle ski jumps and huge half-pipes.

Enjoy pure skiing fun, exactly the way you like it – be it in the small but beautiful ski resorts around Lake Achensee or in the largest ski resort in the neighbouring Ziller Valley.

 

Cross-country skiing

The quality-assured cross-country skiing region around Lake Achensee has one of the largest and most carefully maintained trail networks in Austria, boasting more than 200 km of cross-country trails – many of which have two sets of parallel tracks. In addition to the classic trails, there are also parallel skating tracks, separate trails for cross-country sledging, dog-friendly trails, practice trails and many more.

To be precise, there are 114 km of classic trails, 106.5 km of skating trails, 46.5 km of cross-country sledging trails and 2 km of dog-friendly trails. 40 km of the slopes in Achenkirch, Maurach and Pertisau are also supplemented with artificial snow.

There is a wide range of cross-country skiing options in the Achensee area and, in this quality-assured cross-country skiing region, there really is something to suit everyone. Guests have a range of blue, red and black cross-country ski runs to choose from. A logical signpost system ensures that everyone can find their perfect trail.

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Your qualified cross-country skiing hotel

Travel Charme Fürstenhaus am Achensee is one of Tyrol’s quality-assured cross-country skiing hotels. We take great care to make your cross-country skiing holiday as comfortable as possible. That’s why we offer an extensive range of services especially for our valued cross-country skiers.

 

Here’s what you can expect on your stress-free skiing holiday

Ski tours

The Karwendel and Rofan mountains provide countless opportunities for ski tours. This region is also practically perfect for exploring areas on skis that you could otherwise only reach in summer. The proximity to the mountains, the gentle, constant movement and the wonderful deep-snow ski runs turn this sport into a very special experience. Here in the mountains around Lake Achensee, there are, once again, plenty of options for both beginners and experienced skiers.

You can find detailed information about the ski tours in the Achensee ski tour map

 

Winter hiking and snowshoe hiking

In addition to the slopes and skiing trails, there are, of course, plenty of leisurely ways to enjoy winter in the Achensee region. The Karwendel valleys are ideal for long winter hikes and snowshoe hikes. There are also guided winter hikes organised by the hotel and the local tourist association

 

Ice-skating, curling and snow-kiting

Ice-skating & curling
In Achenkirch, Wiesing and Pertisau, there are plenty of opportunities to go ice-skating and curling.

Snow-kiting
In winter, too, the lake is a key source of holiday fun and is often used for the trendy sport of snow-kiting.

Since 2010, it has even had its own licensed snow-kiting school. On taster courses or professional weekends, anyone aged seven or over can try their hand at snow-kiting or improve their skills. Add a bit of variety to your holiday and try something new. Skiing or snowboarding experience is required for this sport. 

 

Summer activities in the Achensee region

A summer in the Achensee region has many different sides to it: explore the Karwendel and Rofan mountains while hiking, running, climbing, cycling or mountain-biking; discover the region on an e-bike or enjoy the lake promenade on a walk or a Nordic walking tour. The lake itself entices visitors with a wide range of water-sports activities, while golf fans will love the two golf courses by Lake Achensee.

 

Hiking

Fürstenhaus am Achensee is an ideal starting point for your hiking holiday in Tyrol: with 500 km of marked hiking trails in the Karwendel and Rofan mountains, you’re sure to find the right hike for you. Whether you’d prefer a scenic Alpine hike or a challenging trek up to the 2,457 m peak of the Sonnjoch – you’ll get to enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery and a view of the lake throughout your journey. With our hiking guide Adrian, you’ll have a reliable partner by your side to help you navigate the mountains. Adrian knows the Achensee region like the back of his hand and has plenty of interesting facts to share with you.

 

The Achensee region is also a great destination for leisurely tours: experience Tyrol’s natural beauty both on and around the lake on the combined lake and boat hike or enjoy long walks in an idyllic setting on the car-free western shore of Lake Achensee. That’s how varied hiking holidays can be in Austria’s Achensee region!

 

Climbing

At Tyrol’s Achensee region is a dream destination for climbers! With 250 climbing routes, 8 via ferrata routes and a forest high-ropes course, this region is a real climber’s paradise. These varied routes will take you through two different mountain ranges at once: the Rofan and the Karwendel mountains.

There are some particularly scenic climbing routes to explore – for example, the five-summit via ferrata route, which takes you over central peaks of the Rofan mountains. The routes are very flexible; experienced climbers can conquer the whole distance, while beginners are free to tackle individual sections. The Karwendel mountains are home to the Lamsenjoch Alpine climbing area, while the forest high-ropes course in Achenkirch promises climbing fun for all ages.

 

Cycling & mountain-biking

The Achensee region also has plenty to offer for cyclists and mountain-biking fans. The Achensee region is one of the top areas for mountain-biking; it is an official ‘Tyrol Mountain Bike Specialist’ region and forms part of the Bike Trail Tyrol. If you go mountain-biking in the Karwendel and Rofan mountains, you’ll find 250 km of officially approved cycling and mountain-biking routes at all levels of difficulty. Whether you’d prefer a leisurely bike ride along the shore of the lake or a challenging tour high up in the mountains, here in the Achensee region, you’re sure to find the perfect route for you. And if you’d like a little support to help you comfortably conquer those heights, you can also hire an e-bike from us in summer.

Summer cable cars

Whether you’d prefer an Alpine hike, a climbing route or a bike tour: from the start of May until the end of October, you can use the summer cable cars to comfortably transport you up into the mountains. And then it’s off to enjoy some mountain fun...

The Karwendel cable car takes you up to the Zwölferkopf, high over Pertisau. Up at 1,480 m above sea level, a stunning view of the lake and mountain landscape awaits you and the next Alpine pasture is never far away. On the opposite side, the Rofanseilbahn cable car takes you from Maurach to the perfect starting point for countless hiking adventures and stunning mountain tours at up to 2,299 m above sea level. And near the Rofanseilbahn cable-car station, adventurous guests will find another special holiday experience: soar like an eagle on the Airrofan skyglider, which takes you zooming down 200 metres at a rapid 80 km/h. This sweeping spectacle is also great fun to watch. 

 

Water sports on Lake Achensee

Lake Achensee is a real water-sports paradise, with plenty of activities to enjoy both in and on the crystal-clear water! Against a stunning mountainous backdrop, Tyrol’s longest lake boasts the perfect water and wind conditions for a wide range of water sports. Lake Achensee is popular among surfers, sailors and kite-surfers for its light southerly winds in the morning and powerful northerly winds in the afternoon, which you’ll need plenty of strength, coordination and savvy to handle. But even if you’re no pro on the water, your holiday by Lake Achensee is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics under the guidance of experts and hire professional equipment at one of the excellent sailing, surfing and kite schools.

 

The clear waters of Lake Achensee are also the perfect quality for diving: on the eastern shore of the lake, you’ll find a designated diving zone, where you can gain an insight into the local fish and plant species, and discover some striking gullies and rock faces. You can get a diving permit and find out more about diving in Lake Achensee at the ‘Camping Schwarzenau’ camp site or at the Maritime Administration office.

 

Boat rides & fishing at Lake Achensee

If you’d prefer a more leisurely pace, you can also explore the lake quite comfortably on smaller boats. From May to October, you can hire rowing boats, pedalos or electric boats from the boat-hire shop right next to the Fürstenhaus and go sailing across the lake. Fishing fans can also hire a rowing boat for fishing and pursue their hobby either from the boat or from the lakeshore. However, fishing is only allowed with a valid fishing permit. We’d be happy to advise you on this personally.

 

Paragliding at Lake Achensee

The wind conditions at Lake Achensee are popular and valued among not only water-sports fans but also paragliders. The region is home to one of the best and most beautiful flying areas in Austria, surrounded by the Rofan and Karwendel mountains. Ideal temperatures combined with an impressive mountain and lake landscape – which is also well worth seeing from above. One particularly popular option is paragliding from the Zwölferkopf, which is easy to reach via the Karwendel cable car. Lake Achensee is not only an El Dorado for experienced paragliders – you can also get your first taste of flying and that unique sense of freedom on tandem flights with trained and experienced pilots. Another impressive spectacle is the ‘Achensee Xtreme – Hike & Fly’ event in May, whose participants first run up the Zwölferkopf and then fly down into the valley.

 

Golf holiday at Lake Achensee

A holiday at Fürstenhaus Am Achensee is also the perfect opportunity to play some golf in Tyrol, with two golf courses to choose from in a stunning setting: the 18-hole golf course in Pertisau, located just a stone’s throw from the hotel, and the 9-hole course in Achenkirch. At these locations, hotel guests enjoy a 20% discount on the green fee and get to experience two of the most beautiful golf courses in the Alps.

 

At the 18-hole Leading Course in Pertisau, you’ll find everything an avid golfer could wish for: a gently sloping but playfully challenging course at an altitude of approx. 1,000 m with a magnificent view of the lake and mountains, a driving range that can be played on both sides, a practice area with chipping greens, a putting green and sheltered teeing grounds. And if you’d also like to use your holiday at Lake Achensee as an opportunity to improve your skills on the green, our golf pro Tom Fankhauser is here to provide advice and guidance to golfers of all abilities – making the Fürstenhaus your very own golf hotel by Lake Achensee!

 

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Running

With 183 km of designated running routes, ideal conditions for runners of all abilities and top international events, the Achensee region is a hotspot for runners! The short, circular routes on flat terrain are ideal for beginners (or for those taking up running again after a break) or for a leisurely circuit, while on the longer, medium-to-difficult routes, even experienced runners are sure to work up a good sweat. But no matter how far or high up your run takes you, you’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief at the end with a view of the mountains and the lake before you.

 

Every year, there are several top international events held at Lake Achensee, which are great fun for runners and spectators alike. The Achensee Trail Hero starts at the end of June and the legendary ‘Karwendelmarsch’ is held on the last weekend in August. On the ‘Karwendelmarsch’, ambitious, élite mountain runners cover 52 km across the entire Karwendel Alpine Park. Finally, at the start of September, there’s the Achenseelauf, Austria’s most beautiful panoramic run, where ambitious guests race alongside top athletes. Whether you’re taking part or just watching, these events are real highlights of a summer at Lake Achensee!

 

The AchenseeCard & Achensee

Get more out of your summer at Lake Achensee with the AchenseeCard, which you’ll receive free at reception when you arrive. Enjoy the following benefits around the region and discover a range of excursion destinations:

 

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Achensee Holiday Card

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