Achensee Xtreme – Hike & Fly
Achensee Xtreme – Hike & Fly on 5 October 2019 in Pertisau is a spectacular paragliding event featuring a climb to lofty heights followed by a paragliding flight to the valley. The challenge pushes athletes to their physical and mental limits: The climb up the 1,491-metre high Zwölferkopf and the action-packed flight to the valley are a test of speed, endurance and strength. Spectators can watch the excitement from the mountain or from the valley.
Exciting mountain running combined with impressive flight experiences will be the event highlights for participants and spectators alike.
Ideal conditions for paragliding at the Achensee Sports & Vitality Park
The prize money for the winners of Achensee Xtreme – Hike & Fly will be EUR 1,000. There will also be attractive prizes for amateurs: The three flight times that come closest to the average value of all flights will receive vouchers for overnight stays at Lake Achensee, for clothing, wellness, massages and for the Atoll Achensee. Another motivation for the participants: The competition will include a category for the best average times where great high-quality material prizes can be won. The Achensee Xtreme 2019 event follows the Olympic precept that it’s the taking part that counts. For the first time this year there will also be a team classification with great material prizes. One team consists of three participants who fight for the best overall time. The registration of a team takes place directly on site.
Paragliding hotspot: Lake Achensee has the perfect infrastructure
Various flight schools in the Achensee region offer courses where experts teach theoretical knowledge, practical paragliding skills and paragliding safety. With its large water surface, Lake Achensee provides the ideal training environment. Many of the flight schools have powerful boats which are used for special trainings and in emergencies. Professionals and amateurs alike will find the proper advice on technique and equipment at Lake Achensee. A list of flight schools and experience providers can be found here.
Achensee Xtreme offers spectators and fans a spectacular flying event over and around Lake Achensee. The entire run or flight route can be viewed from the start and finish (Karwendel cable car park) or directly from the Zwoelferkopf.
The event will be organized by the Aero Club Achensee together with X-alps participant Stephan Gruber.