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SUP, pedal boats & more

What started as a trend sport has long since established itself as a relaxed summer family activity on the lake: standup paddle boarding (SUP). If you are looking for more “classic” ways to explore the lake, get out on the water in a kayak, canoe or pedal boat. Standup paddle boarding (SUP) is a fun fitness activity where you stand on a board – similar to a large surfboard. You use a paddle to propel yourself through the water in a standing position, which is an excellent full-body workout. Even beginners will get the hang of keeping their balance in no time! Kids can let off some steam and compete in races while the adults paddle leisurely across the lake, adoring the stunning panorama and the fish in the lake. Alternatively, the SUP works like an air mattress: Move out onto the lake and bask in the sun. And if you get too hot on the board, just take the plunge into the cool water.

Rental stations

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is one of our top summer trend sports! Travel lighter and leave the bulky equipment at home: SUPs can be hired from the Atoll Achensee, the Achenseeschifffahrt at the beach Pertisau, the boat rental station Pertisau, the boat rental Achenkirch north and from the water sports centre Achensee - Buchau.

A popular SUP tour starts in the Buchau and leads counterclockwise along the lakeshore. If you're lucky, you will have a little tailwind and you can save the more beautiful western bank for the way back. At Camping Achensee Schwarzenau, you cross the lake and paddle back in a southerly direction. This tour covers about 13 kilometres but there are also shorter tours. For more information on tours and SUP courses, please ask at the rental stations. Kayaking, canoeing and leisurely pedal boat tours are a highly enjoyable way to experience Lake Achensee and its magnificent surroundings.

Leisurely pedal boat tours are a highly enjoyable way to experience Lake Achensee and its magnificent surroundings. Pedal boats can be hired from: 

Electric boats and rowing boats can be hired from the boat rental station in Pertisau. In Achenkirch, you can easily rent an electric boat from the boat rental Achenkirch north. Advance reservation is not necessary.

How about exploring Lake Achensee by canoe? Drop by the water sports centre Achensee - Buchau, the boat rental Achenkirch north or the boat rental station Pertisau.

Looking to explore Lake Achensee by kayak? The water sports centre Achensee - Buchau offers kayaks for hire.

For all questions about permits and licences required for water sports at Lake Achensee, please contact the Welcome-CENTER Achensee.


Water sports in and on Lake Achensee are only permitted with the appropriate permits and licences. Permits are currently only available in German at the Achensee experience shop.

Lake Achensee offers perfect wind conditions for sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Important notice to lake users

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