Canyoning, tubing & whitewater swimming
What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than the cooling waters of a mountain stream? If you are looking for adrenaline-fueled activities, put these experiences on your must-do list when travelling to Lake Achensee.
Jumping, sliding, swimming, abseiling, scrambling, diving: Canyoning is a high adrenalin activity that involves descending a gorge by a series of abseils, lowers, or jumps into pools. In addition to the sporting challenge, canyoning centers on exploring nature. Important: This adventure sport requires team spirit and confidence.
Equipped with wetsuit, harness and helmet, the group follows the guide to various locations in the Achensee region. Beginners can plunge into the cold water at the Gramai, the Taschbach, the Seeache and the Hühnerbach, and experienced adventurers will find their perfect spot in the Pitzbach. The two areas of Seeache and Taschbach in Achenkirch are especially suitable for children who should always be accompanied by a professional guide.
If you want to join a guided canyoning tour, with or without prior experience, please contact one of the region’s canyoning providers:
Tubing is a recreational activity where an individual rides down a river or a mountain stream on top of an inner tube. Two difficulty levels guarantee fun for everyone, whether you are looking for a slow float with the family or an action-packed ride over rapids. Intrepid adventurers can round off the experience by jumping off the rocks at various difficulty levels.
- Family tubing, which is suitable for children aged 8 years and over, involves a leisurely float down the river, equipped with a wetsuit, helmet and a tube. There will be several breaks during the float where participants can cool off in the water. The speed depends on the water level – if there is more water, the float will be faster.
- Adventure tubing provides an extra dose of adrenaline in the challenging sections of the stream. Participants must be at least 16 years old and have good swimming skills. The experience lets participants feel the natural power of water.
For more information, contact Alpinsport-Achensee.
The Achensee region also offers whitewater swimming adventures. If you love the feeling of adrenaline pulsing through your body and get a thrill from pushing yourself to your limits, you’ve come to the right place. This extreme sport is probably the most spectacular way to experience nature. There will be no equipment such as a rafting boat, kayak, or tube available and you’ll have to negotiate the stream or torrent using your energy efficiently. It is essential to use your strength and swimming skills accurately and not to paddle rashly. Whitewater swimming is a sport that will quickly push you to your limits, therefore it is recommended to book an experienced guide for this adventure.