Achensee hiking programme

Connect with nature, explore the local flora and fauna, and enjoy panoramic trails: From 2 May to 28 October 2022, Lake Achensee runs a free hiking programme for visitors. Every week from Monday to Friday, you can take part in our guided hikes with your AchenseeCard.

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A huge network of marked and well-maintained hiking trails offers everything a hiker’s heart desires: From family jaunts and easy strolls into the Nature Park Karwendel to challenging mountain routes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. In addition, visitors can join our guided tours in summer with our knowledgeable guides sharing interesting information about your holiday destination and its history. The diverse range of hikes suits herb and nature enthusiasts, summiteers, and pleasure hikers alike.

Programme

Guided herb walks

From 2 May to 27 June 2022 visitors have the opportunity to join our guided herb walks in the Karwendel nature park. The guide will explain the various plants which can be found along the way, and there will also be tasty samples for all participants.

  • Meeting point: 9.30 at the car park in front of the Langlaufstüberl in Pertisau, bus stop: Pertisau Karwendeltäler
  • Duration: approx. 2h
  • Distance: approx. 2km

You can find the route here!

 

Exclusive ranger-guided nature hike

From 4 July to 24 October 2022 we will explore the area surrounding the Gramai Alm mountain hut. The ranger will take us on a tour and explain the history and geology of the Nature Park Karwendel and the daily work of the rangers. We will learn interesting facts about animal tracking and watch chamois with a spotting scope. This hike is a great opportunity to discover the Karwendel mountains.

  • Meeting point: 10.30 at the Kasalm at the Gramai Alm in Pertisau
  • Duration: approx. 3.5h
  • Distance: approx. 3km

You can find the route here!

From 3 May to 25 October 2022, the Karwendel Nature Park rangers will take us on a discovery tour to the Feilkopf mountain (1,562 m). Equipped with Swarovski binoculars, we will explore the alpine flora and fauna. The lowest panoramic mountain in the Achensee region offers spectacular views over the lake and the surrounding peaks. On our way back, we will stop for refreshments at the Feilalm in Pertisau.

  • Meeting point: 9.45 at the bus stop outside the Information Office in Achenkirch (bus stop Achenkirch “Gemeindeamt”)
  • Duration: min. 5h
  • Distance: approx. 10km

You can find the route here!

From 19 May to 27 October the Karwendel Nature Park rangers will take us on a discovery tour to the Feilkopf mountain (1,562m). Equipped with Swarovski binoculars we will explore the alpine flora and fauna. The lowest panoramic mountain in the Achensee region offers spectacular views over the lake and the surrounding peaks and is ideal for a well-deserved rest at the summit. Depending on the weather conditions the rangers may take us to the “Gernalm” mountain hut (1,169m) where we can stop for refreshments. The return route leads via the “Pletzachalm” mountain hut (1,040m) and the “Seebergsteig” trail back to the starting point.

  • Meeting point: 9.45 at the bus stop outside the Information office in Achenkirch, bus stop: Achenkirch Gemeindeamt
  • Duration: approx. 4h
  • Distance: approx. 9km

You can find the route!

Nature Watch Tour to the Moosenalm

From 5 May to 30 June 2022 and in October (13 to 27 October 2022) the Karwendel Nature Park rangers will take us to the romantic Unterautal valley and to the Moosenalm (1,495m). Equipped with Swarovski binoculars, we will watch marmots, and with a little luck we will catch a glimpse of chamois and ibexes at the Schreckenspitze mountain. We will stop for refreshments at the Gföllalm mountain hut in Achenkirch.

  • Meeting point: 9.45 at the bus stop in the Christlum parking area in Achenkirch, bus stop: Achenkirch Christlumlifte.
  • Duration: approx. 5h
  • Distance: approx. 10km

You can find the route here!

 

Excursion to the Tiroler Steinöl® (shale oil) distillery

The exclusive hike to the shale oil distillery in the Bächental valley is offered from 7 July to 6 October 2022. From the car park at the Christlum lifts, we hike through the Unterautal valley and up to the Gröbner Hals (1,650m) where we enjoy the splendid view of the Karwendel nature park. We descend to the shale oil distillery, where we can have refreshments before we start our exclusive tour through the distillery. After the tour, a bus will pick us up and we will travel back to our starting point past the Sylvenstein reservoir. The trail difficulty is easy to moderate, however some endurance is required (700 metres elevation gain during the ascent).

  • Meeting point: 8.45 at the bus stop in the Christlum parking area, bus stop: Achenkirch Christlumlifte.
  • Return: approx. 16.30 at the Christlum parking area, bus stop: Christlum -Achenkirch. The bus continues to the Information offices in Achenkirch and Pertisau and to the Welcome-CENTER Achensee in Maurach.
  • Charge: the fee for the bus transfer from the Bächental valley is EUR 10.00 per person. 
  • Duration: approx. 6.5h
  • Distance: approx. 8km

You can find the route here!

From 6 May to 28 October 2022 the guide will take us on a challenging full-day hike to a summit in the Karwendel or Rofan mountains. Tours will start at the valley or mountain stations of the Karwendel and Rofan cable cars. We will select our destination depending on weather and trail conditions. Tour suggestions are welcome.

  • Meeting point in May, July and September: 9.30 at the valley station of the Karwendel cable car in Pertisau, bus stop: Pertisau Karwendellift
  • Meeting point in June, August and October: 9.30 at the valley station of the Rofan cable car in Maurach, bus stop: Maurach Rofanseilbahn
  • Duration: approx. 6h
  • Distance: approx. 7km

Additional tours: Golden eagle walks, sunrise tours & barefoot hikes

In addition to the weekly programme the Nature Park Karwendel offers ranger-guided tours into a populated golden eagle territory from June to August. The Karwendel has the highest population of golden eagles in the wild, and visitors can expect spectacular sightings.
Early risers will enjoy the sunrise hiking tours to the Austenau Alpe where a delicious mountain breakfast awaits. And if you want to make a lasting connection with the natural world, join the barefoot hike into the Unterautal valley.

Detailed information can be found in the folder!

Things to know

The Achensee hiking programme occurs daily from Monday to Friday and is free for all visitors with a valid AchenseeCard (without AchenseeCard the fee is EUR 29.00 per tour). Additional costs such as cable car tickets, toll or parking fees are not included.

For all tours, sturdy boots (ankle-high hiking boots) are essential. Please bring weather appropriate clothing. Telescopic hiking poles are recommended.

All tours require sure-footedness and an adequate fitness level. We assume no liability for any accidents or damages. Please note that the daily programme is subject to change at short notice due to the current weather situation. Larger groups of people may participate in the daily hiking programme only by advance reservation. For travel groups we will be happy to organize a certified mountain or hiking guide. Tour durations refer to the walking time, including stops for refreshments and/or guided tours.

Registration

Tours must be booked in advance to guarantee participation. Please register no later than 17.30 on the day before the respective tour online in the Achensee experience shop or by phone at +43 5 95300-0. Group size: maximum 15 people!

Tip

Many of our mountain guides and hiking guides hail from the Achensee region and know the area inside out. They are both mountaineering experts and qualified guides for your tours in the Achensee region. Feel free to contact the local mountain guides directly for booking hiking tours, via ferrata adventures or multi-day hut-to-hut traverses.

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