Water sports at Lake Achensee
At more than nine kilometres in length, Achensee is the largest lake in Tirol. Due to its unique topographical location the lake provides excellent water and wind conditions for all water sports enthusiasts.
Sailing, surfing and kiting
At Lake Achensee perfect wind conditions often prevail, yet at times they also provide a challenge for surfers, sailors and kite surfers. The light south wind (1-2 Beaufort scale) in the morning and the strong northerly wind (3-5 Beaufort scale) in the afternoon, often tests your power, coordination and gumption in manoeuvring your boats and ‘boards’ across the lake. The infrastructure at Lake Achensee provides water sports enthusiasts of all abilities everything they need to get to know the wind and the water better.
Achensee is also the stage for new trendy sports. SUP, or standup paddle boarding, has also found its way across the Atlantic to Achensee. On a special board – similar to a large surfboard – you paddle while standing up, so your whole body is getting a workout. In all villages near the lake boards and paddles can be rented. The kite school learn2kite offers SUP courses.
There are sailing, surfing and kiting schools in all the holiday villages at Lake Achensee. Here you don’t just get to hire water sports equipment, you can also book a course or a lesson with a pro. Take this opportunity to learn how to kite, surf and sail on Tirol’s largest lake.
View the sailing, surfing and kite schools in the region.
Current water and wind reports for Achensee
Lake Achensee is Tirol’s largest lake. It is 133 metres deep, has drinking water quality and on some days offers visions of up to ten meters under water. In summer, the water reaches a maximum temperature of 22 ° C. One of Austria’s best lakes for water sports, Lake Achensee offers excellent wind conditions which reach up to force 5 on some days due to squalls from Bavaria.
This link takes you to the Water and Wind report.
Beach fun along the banks of the lake
In the summer months Lake Achensee is not only a popular excursion destination, it is also particularly in demand as a holiday destination for holiday makers who enjoy bathing. The bathing beaches in the holiday villages provide the requisite infrastructure to enjoy a long day under the sun.
The banks throughout Achensee are freely accessible. It is a joy to watch the surfers and kitesurfers having fun on the water at these lovely spots.
Diving in Tirol’s largest lake
Lake Achensee is also enormously popular with divers. The water quality is excellent.
The three most popular diving spots at Achensee can be found directly via this link.
Where to obtain diving permits.
Diving schools & Diving Equipment Rentals
Canyoning, wild water swimming, rafting and the like
For adrenalin junkies there’s an abundance of activities such as canyoning, rafting and white water swimming tours available in and around the region of Lake Achensee.