24-hour hike

If you’re tired, then this isn’t for you – the 24-hour hike in Achensee.
There are a few rest points thrown in, but on no sleep; not at all. Anyone who wants to be there at the Achensee 24-hour hike between 4th July and 5th July 2015 has to be fit. Some 18 hours of walking and around 55 kilometres are on the agenda.

traumhafte Aussicht auf dem 2.085 Meter hohen Seeberg, gebenüber das Rofangebirge

‘Among the oldest inscriptions in Tyrol’ – Etruscan inscriptions on the Guffert

In the summer of 1957 two mountain hikers came across an open cave facing northwards, close to the Guffert in the Achensee area. The walls of the cave were covered with engraved characters. The cave is around 1400m above sea level, in an area which is very rarely frequented. The inscriptions were arranged in seven lines and were not all inscribed at the same time. The circumstances of the discovery certainly suggest a spring sanctuary.


  • Date: 4th/5th July 2015
  • 06.15 a.m. Registration and payment of the entry fee at the start (Gasthof Marie – Achenkirch)
  • 07.00 a.m. Start of the 24-hour hike ‘to the oldest inscriptions in Tyrol ‘ – the Etruscan inscriptions on the Guffert

2015 route 

From Achenkirch/ Achenwald (Gasthof Marie – 861m) the hike proceeds along the Klammbach stream to Blaubergalm (1,540m). When the weather is good the route continues via Blaubergschneid, Blaubergkopf and the Karspitze to the Gufferthütte (1465m). (The bad weather variant proceeds via Schönleitenalm to the Gufferthütte). From here you hike across the Jagereralm and Ludernalm to the ‘Etruscan inscriptions’. The 24-hour hike then proceeds via the Schneidjoch (1,811m) beneath the Guffert to the Stubachalm (1,371m). After crossing the valley floor, you head back to Achenkirch to Almgasthof Huber via the ‘old Steinbergweg’. From here you continue to Falkenmoosalm (1,328m), Großzemmalm (1,535m) and Lämpereralm. After the hike proceeds beneath the Juifen to the Rotwandhütte (1,528m). Heading towards the valley you now proceed via Brettersbergalm-Hochleger (1,324m) to the former Gasthof Hagen. From here, the route proceeds via the bike route Via Bavarica Tyrolensis towards the start and finish point of the hike – Gasthof Marie in Achenkirch (861m).

The starting point and finishing point is Gasthof Marie in Achenkirch (Achenwald)
Total walking time: around 18 hours

Route on interactive maps

Pre-requisites for taking part in a 24-hour hike

To be able to take part in the 24-hour hike you must have an appropriate fitness level and demonstrate surefootedness. You also require ankle-height mountain shoes, a torch and head-lamp, tried-and-tested protective rain clothing and possibly some telescopic hiking poles. Mountain hiking guides recommend a period of acclimatisation before the hike.

Entry fee

The entry fee for the 24-hour hike is EUR 54 per person and is to be paid before the hike starts; from 6.15 a.m. at the meeting point area.
All food and drinks along the route are included in the entry fee, as is your certificate at the finish, supervision from mountain guides and the attendance of the Mountain Rescue service.
Please note that upon non-participation, in spite of having registered and having received a confirmation of participation, the entry fee must be paid by the registered participant and this will be charged by Achensee Tourism Association.


Registration for the 24-hour hike (max. 100 participants) must be made in writing by 21st June 2015, or by e-mail (info@achensee.com) to Achensee Tourism Association. Please be aware that registrations require a full address, date of birth, along with a telephone number and e-mail address. For organisational reasons participation is not possible without registration. Upon transfer of your details in full and receipt of a written confirmation of participation from Achensee Tourism Association, participation is binding.

Registrations which are received upon the maximum number of participants being attained, will be placed on a waiting list and notification of participation will be provided by 28th June 2015 at the latest.

Photo gallery 2012

Photos of the 24-hour hike in 2012 are available here.

Press information 2012

Press details for the 24-hour hike 2012 are available here.