Achensee Trail Hero

Explore great trails and enjoy nature! This sounds exactly like Columbia HIKE & RUN, but the great sports event is now called Achensee TRAIL HERO and offers you many more possibilities and distances on 23 and 24 June 2018. But not everything is ultra – and that is why there is again the popular hiking event WANDERLUST, for 12 or 24 hours.

extensive trail running tours in the Karwendel Nature Park

The WANDERLUST hike with a 12 and a 24 hours edition is a settled event at Lake Achensee. Apart from that, we are looking for the Achensee TRAIL HERO. Put on your running shoes and explore the landscape between the shore and the mountains in three distances (short, medium and ultra). The Achensee Trail Hero is also part of the Austrian Trail Running Cup.

Who addresses the event Achensee TRAIL HERO?
The event is for ambitious and experienced trail runners as well as for nature loving amateur athletes who want to test themselves in a first trail running competition. Newcomers will choose the short distance of 15 kilometers, experienced runners the middle distance of 35 kilometers and professionals the long distance of 68 kilometers. Each one of the courses offers you pure trail running fun in beautiful landscapes around the village of Achenkirch.

Hikers can choose between a 12 and 24 hours distance at the popular event WANDERLUST. For those who choose the 24 hours, there will be three routes: the experience tour (34 kilometers and 1730 meters of ascent) during the day, the moonshine tour (14 kilometers and 570 meters of ascent) during the night, and the sunrise tour (25 kilometers and 1700 meters of ascent) in the morning. For those who choose the 12 hours, it is possible to start with the first tour in the morning or in the evening. This is what we recommend – a night hike is not an everyday thing!

Achensee Trail Hero


  • 12 hours: ca. 39km and 2.270 meters of ascent
  • 24 hours: ca. 73km und 4.000 meters of ascent

To the individual route profiles.

Achensee Trail Hero – June 23, 2018 – further details

  • Start short distance: 04:00p.m.
  • Start middle distance: 02:00p.m.
  • Start long distance: 07:00a.m.

Award ceremony 07:00p.m.
Closing time: 10:00p.m.

Achensee WANDERLUST – 23rd and 24th June 2018 – further details

  • 12 hours
    distance 39km, 2.270 meters of ascent
    Start on 23rd June at 10:00a.m. or 10:00p.m.
    Finish on 23rd June at 10:00p.m. or 24th June at 10:00a.m.
  • 24 hours
    distance 73km, 4.000 meters of ascent
    Start on 23rd June at 10:00a.m.
    Finish on 24th June at 10:00a.m.

The event center is situated around the multi-purpose hall in Achenkirch, where the participants can take a rest, rent equipment for testing, get refreshments or a massage to invigorate their tired legs. Refreshment and drink stations along the routes will keep runners fit and motivated. All participants who would like to spend a comfortable night’s rest can book a special package at the Hotel Achentalerhof in Achenkirch.


A recurring fun event for hiking and running enthusiasts. More information can be found at and