Running and Nordic Walking in Achensee
An optimum topography with lakeshores, the Karwendel valleys and the mountains provides plenty of variety for runners. The region of Achensee is one of the most beautiful running destinations in the Alps thanks to the perfect conditions, optimal infrastructure and brilliant international events.
All 183km marked running routes in the region are not just suitable for keen runners, but for Nordic Walkers too. Short circuits on flat terrain make things easy for beginners, while expert runners come into their own on the longer, moderately difficult and also partly steeper sections. The run circuit right around the lake is especially popular and is also the superb setting for the Achensee Run.
Running events which are extra special
With regard to events, the region has long made a name for itself internationally with two events.
For running enthusiasts training camps are offered.
If you want to warm up for the event you can sign up for the Achensee running camp from 16 to 19 May 2019, which includes health checks and expert care for ideal preparation. The deal, which includes three nights, half board, training and other extras can be booked for EUR 495 at www.sportalpen.com
Impressions of the last camp.
The Karwendelmarsch Trail Running Camp, which is held from 27 to 30 June 2019, is the perfect way to prepare. In addition to tips from the 2012 winner of the Karwendelmarsch, the schedule also includes workouts on the actual course. The deal which includes three nights and other extras costs EUR 495 and can be booked at www.sportalpen.com.
Impressions of the last trail running camp.
The Karwendelmarsch, which takes place every year on the last weekend in August, also offers a king of the mountains classification for mountain runners. The route takes ambitious runners over 52 kilometres right through the entire Karwendel Alpine Park.
Runners have to tackle a total of 2281 metres altitude of challenging climbing. Every year the Karwendelmarsch draws in hundreds of keen runners and hikers to Achensee.
Further information available at www.karwendelmarsch.info
The Achensee Run is rightly described by participants and spectators as Austria’s most beautiful panoramic run. Year after year on the first weekend in September thousands of enthusiastic runners tackle the 23.2 kilometres around the biggest lake in Tirol, while enthusiastic spectators take in the impressive sights on the route. The wonderful mass start attracts lots of inquisitive onlookers.
The route proceeds through Pertisau towards Maurach, along the lakeside road to Achenkirch and back to Pertisau, with a final section across the Gaisalm, which demands a lot of the runners’ fitness levels.
Further information available at www.achenseelauf.at