Paragliding at Lake Achensee

Lake Achensee, nestled between the Rofan and the Karwendel mountains, is one of Austria’s most scenic regions for paragliding. Accommodations in all categories and a fantastic landscape make Tirol’s Sports and Vitality Park a perfect destination for paragliding all year round. 

paragliding - early in the morning on the top of the mountain Zwölferkopf in Pertisau

The selective thermally active flight areas directly at Lake Achensee will make paragliding an unforgettable experience. The adventure is available to everybody in a tandem flight.

Paragliding Regions

  • Karwendel

    Starting point: 1,491 m, next to the mountain station of the Karwendel cable car
    Starting direction: N-E
    Difference in altitude: 539 m
    Landing point: Pertisau, next to the Hotel Bergland and the Hotel Wiesenhof

    The flight area Karwendel in Pertisau is used as training area for the flight school and soaring and is ideal for safety trainings. Beware of valley winds when landing.

  • Rofan

    Starting point: 1,831 m, next to the Mauritzalm mountain hut – 10 minutes walk from the mountain station of the Rofan cable car
    Starting direction: S-NW
    Difference in altitude: 861 m
    Landing point: Maurach village centre, next to the roundabout

    Demanding and thermally active flight area with the possibility of cross-country flights. Paraglider manufacturers value the location directly at the lake, which makes the area ideal for material testing and safety trainings. Beware of valley winds when landing.

Suppliers

List of suppliers in the Achensee region.

Cable Cars

To access the starting points please use the Rofan cable car in Maurach, and the Karwendel cable car in Pertisau.
Prices according to display or available online. Both cable cars offer special tariffs for paragliders.

Paragliding Offers:

    The paragliding school Achensee is certified by the DHV (German Hanggliding Association) as a recognized Performance Centre and has been awarded the title Skyperformance Centre in 2013. This award guarantees a professional training plan where quality and safety are paramount. The flight school Achensee is the training centre with the most trainings per year and has therefore decades of experience in these special paragliding trainings.

    Supplier: Gleitschirmschule Achensee Maute GmbH

    Current wind reports at Lake Achensee

    Current wind reports can be found here.