Gear up for hiking in the rain!

Hiking tours in rainy weather

Every outdoor enthusiast knows the popular phrase “There is no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.” Which is certainly true, because with the proper equipment and the right mindset, a rainy-day hike can become a memorable experience. Obviously, tours in high alpine terrain are not recommended in wet conditions, but there are many options for beautiful walks in the valley. Take a stroll along the shores of Lake Achensee, which has a unique mystical atmosphere when it rains. The Karwendel valleys are also magical to see in the rain, with clouds of mist drifting off the mountains.

Rain changes the landscape around you, and if you explore mindfully, the natural world reveals its incredible features. A fat earthworm snaking across the path. A spider's web where raindrops have gathered into jewel-like droplets, glistening even without sunshine. Fallen tree branches glowing mysteriously in the mist. It goes without saying that rainy-day hikes require good planning and preparation. Check the current weather and hourly forecast, for example, on a weather app of your choice. To make your excursion enjoyable, be sure to wear warm, waterproof clothes and sturdy boots. Don’t let the rainy weather put a damper on your mood! Getting outside and exploring on a drizzly day means you get to see a whole other side of the natural surroundings of Lake Achensee, which are unique in any weather.

Interactive tour planner

Ready to explore the outdoors? Our interactive tour planner shows all the region’s hiking routes complete with difficulty level and elevation profile. Use the filter function to find an easy walk in or near the valley.

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Pertisau - Panoramaweg - Maurach - Pertisau

Starting Point: Pertisau, valley station of the Karwendel cable car

From the valley station of the Karwendel cable car, follow the forest road as it climbs gradually in…

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walking time
03:00 h
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distance
10.3 km
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altitude meters uphill
270 hm
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difficulty
Easy
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Rund um den Achensee (Pertisau)

Starting Point: Pertisau, lakeside promenade

Follow the lakeside promenade past the Seehotel St. Hubertus to Seespitz (pier) and walk in the…

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walking time
05:30 h
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distance
22.2 km
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altitude meters uphill
120 hm
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difficulty
Middle
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What's open at Lake Achensee?

Looking for opening times of attractions, mountain huts, accommodations and restaurants in the Achensee region? Check out our up-to-date lists and find current opening times. Have a great time exploring Lake Achensee!

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