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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Tandem flights
Trust the professionals and enjoy a breathtaking flight over Lake Achensee. Costs for tandem flights start at EUR 98.00.
The paragliding schools Gleitschirmschule Achensee and Fly Achensee offer tandem flights in summer and winter.
Supplier: Mike Küng, Gleitschirmschule Achensee Maute GmbH, Fly Achensee, Tandem Achensee, tandem.tirol
- 2-yearly inspection
Paragliders have to be checked every two years by an authorized specialist. The inspection includes a complete material check, line measuring and strength test, visual inspection and porosity check (duration approx. 2 hours). Rescue equipment has to be repacked once per year. This service has to be checked by a specialist.
Supplier: Mike Küng
- Paragliding flight and safety training
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
- Hike & Fly
Many paragliders dream of climbing a mountain and then gliding to the valley. Flight instructor Mike Küng offers “Hike & Fly” together with a certified mountain guide. After a beginner’s tour on the first day (3 hours ascent), a more demanding tour is planned for the second day – depending on the ability of the participants. Hike & Fly is an adventure for both pilots with their own paraglider as well as sporty holidaymakers who would like to do a tandem flight.
Requirements: Endurance, sure-footedness & head for heights, flight licence with cross-country permission.
Price: 2 days EUR 399.00 per person (excl. accommodation)
Dates 2018: 20/21 October, 27/28 October 2018. More dates and information on request.
Supplier: Mike Küng
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