The best hikes in late summer
Spring, summer, autumn or winter: Hiking at Lake Achensee is a breathtaking experience year-round, especially in late summer when the leaves are turning and the mountains seem close enough to touch. The perfect time to escape the hectic pace of everyday life, to take a deep breath and relax.
The peaks of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains which surround Lake Achensee afford spectacular vistas. Rustic mountain huts invite visitors to stop by and enjoy a Kaiserschmarrn (a sweet, fluffy shredded pancake) or some hearty snacks, while the hosts happily join their guests for a friendly chat. Both cable cars will operate until the beginning of November.
Tour to the Dalfaz Alm
One of the most scenic loop tours, the hike starts near the valley station of the Rofan cable car. The tour leads past the Naturhotel Alpenblick to the wooden bridge, turns left and links to a forest road. A beautiful path which runs mostly through the forest leads to the Durraalm (not serviced). Alongside the Durrawand, a rugged trail continues to the Dalfaz Alm. The tour offers views of Lake Achensee, and the terrace of the Dalfaz Alm affords the most beautiful view. After some hearty snacks, the tour leads back to the valley via the Dalfaz waterfall. A viewing platform invites to stop and enjoy the view before returning the valley.
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours
Seekar & Seebergspitze
The loop tour to the Seebergspitze (2,085m) via Seekar (2,053m) is one of the hiking highlights at Lake Achensee with permanent vistas of the lake. The view of the opposite Rofan mountain range is unique. A challenging day hike of about seven hours, the tour is recommended for experienced hikers only and requires sure-footedness and a head for heights. Hikers can expect a rewarding loop tour and spectacular vistas of Lake Achensee and the surrounding mountains.
Walking time: approx. 7.5 hours | Tour details
Here are some more beautiful late summer hiking tips:
Achenkirch – Zöhreralm – Adlerhorst
Maurach – Durraalm – Dalfazalm
Steinberg – Gufferthütte
Wiesing – Erlach – Kanzelkehre