Achensee Tourismus

Around the Tiroler Sea – a hiking holiday in Achensee

Hiking Collection by
Travel Charme

Blue, blue, Achensee – the largest lake in Tirol is idyllically nestled between the imposing peaks of the Karwendel and Rofan mountains. The azure blue water, green meadows and rugged rocks form an incredible landscape that is perfect to experience on foot. In this Collection, we have put together seven varied trips – from an exciting tightrope walk to circumnavigating entire lakes, to a relaxed pleasure hike. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the region around the Tiroler Sea.

The Travel Charme Hotel Fürstenhaus is a great starting point for your hikes. This 4-star-superior hotel is located on the lakeshore in Pertisau and offers all the comforts a hiker could need. After a long adventure, you can relax in the luxurious wellness area, choose from the range of massage treatments on offer, recharge your batteries on the sun lounger, or enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and lake from your room. In the evening, you can tuck into the finest dishes prepared by the chefs at the hotel restaurant Laurentius. If you still want more action after your day out, you can try out various activities at the hotel, such as a game of golf, stand-up paddleboard or a power workout in the on-site gym.

As a hotel, you will receive the AchenseeCard free of charge when you check-in. You can use this to benefit from many offers such as using the regional bus free of charge, discounted boat trips and reductions for numerous attractions in the surrounding area. In and around the lake, you will find countless interesting things to see and do. If you need a break from hiking, you can discover the region on your bike, e-bike or from the rocks.

Suitable accommodation, beautiful scenery, rustic alpine idyll and plenty of action – what more is needed for a perfect hiking holiday?

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    04:49
    10.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the lake to the pasture, through the valley and on to the next pasture - that sounds like a perfect hiking day. This 17 kilometer long hike starts on the shores of Lake Achen in Pertisau. You walk through the village and start your climb to Falzthurnalm. On the way you already have beautiful views of the high mountains that tower around the lake.After just under five kilometers you reach the rustic snack station at 1,090 meters altitude. On the terrace you can treat yourself to a deserved break in the sun. If you like the food here very well: bacon and cheese you can also (on the way back) to take home.On a wide dirt road you continue hiking through the picturesque Falzthurntal. Impressive rock faces, green alpine meadows and dense coniferous forests offer a wonderful backdrop for hiking. So the way up to the Gramaialm passes by like in flight.The alp with its Alpengenusshof is located at an altitude of 1,267 meters, surrounded by the imposing rock massif of the Karwendel. Strengthen yourself with regional delicacies, lay down for a nap in the soft grass or refresh your tired legs in the Kneipp area. Relaxed and rested, then you walk down the same path back down to the lakeshore.

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  • Difficult
    08:22
    9.53 mi
    1.1 mph
    5,000 ft
    5,025 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Today you experience a tightrope walk like a picture book. From the Seekarspitze to the Seebergspitze, you can walk along a narrow path along the ridge and have spectacular views of the Achensee and the surrounding mountain peaks. With more than 1,500 vertical meters, it has a good 15-kilometer hike, but you'll enjoy every bit of it.From Pertisau it goes by boat or bus to Achenkirch, the starting point of the tour. If you're early enough, it's worth taking a quick detour to the Heimatmuseum Sixenhof. Then it goes peu à peu up the mountain direction Seekaralm. On the way you will be rewarded by fantastic views of the Achensee, so that you leave the slope behind you easily. Having arrived at the alp, you can recharge your batteries with a cheese or bacon bread for the further ascent. Up to the Seekarspitze at 2,053 meters altitude, you still have a crisp piece in front of you.At the summit cross, you can breathe and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Now begins the most exciting part of the tour: the tightrope walk to the Seebergspitze. In front of you are the peaks of the Brandenberg Alps and the Karwendel mountain range, deep down in the valley glistens the blue Achensee. Keep in mind, however beautiful, the narrow path and stay in order to enjoy the view.From the Seebergspitze to 2,085 meters altitude, you then hike the last five kilometers down to the shore of the Achensee.With the ship you need from Pertisau to Achenkirch a short three quarters of an hour. The first ship leaves at 9:13. If you prefer the bus, take the number 8332 and change at bus stop Maurach / Mittelschule to bus number 4080.

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  • Difficult
    05:48
    13.5 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Achensee forms the border between the Karwendel Mountains in the west and the Brandenberger Alps in the east. It is up to 133 meters deep and the largest lake in Tyrol. By the way, with excellent water quality. Reason enough to get to know the beautiful lake. This hike takes you around, almost exclusively along the shore.Starting point is at the Hotel Fürstenhaus in Pertisau. You start your hike counterclockwise, but of course you can also go the other way. With its 22 kilometers, the tour is not without, but you have to master only a few vertical meters on the way. And the unique views of the azure blue waters of the Achensee reward for every kilometer covered.You walk along the Seepromenande with its observation tower and reach after about three kilometers Seespitz. Maybe you are lucky and you are just entering the Achenseebahn in the final stop. Continue along the shore to Buchau. Here you can sit down for a break and enjoy the view of the opposite Pertisau and the surrounding mountains.The next section is entertaining: on the so-called Wusel-Seeweg to Achenkirch 16 fun play stations are waiting for you. So the tour is also varied for children. Having arrived in Achenkirch, you have earned a long break. If you are interested in the history of the region, it is worth visiting the Heimatmuseum Sixenhof.With renewed energy, you will start into the last third of the circumnavigation of the lake - and that will once again make a real difference in the landscape. The narrow path meanders along the steep bank, up stairs and under ledges. Enjoy this beautiful stretch of road, soon you have reached Pertisau again.If the entire route is too long for you, then you also have the option to shorten it by boat. You wander past several moorings. The current timetable and all other information can be found here: tirolschiffahrt.com/fahrplanlinie.

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  • Difficult
    05:26
    7.66 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,950 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    At an altitude of 1,957 meters, the summit cross of the Ebner Joch sits at the southern tip of the Rofan. This good twelve-kilometer hike takes you up a circular path. So that you can pack the 900 vertical meters loosely, two stations are planned for strengthening on the tour.The hike starts at the bottom station of the Rofan cable car in Maurach. A nice hiking trail leads you zigzagging through the forest up the hill. In summer the trees give you a pleasant shade. After almost three kilometers, the forest clears and you see the Buchauer Alm in front of you. High time for a break with a wonderful view of the peaks of the Karwendel.Well-fortified, you attack the second half of the climb. Soon you will be able to see the red summit cross on the top, which gives you thrust for the last few meters. On the Ebner yoke expects you a fabulous view. Deep down in the valley you can see the Achensee, the starting point of your tour. If that does not make you proud!From now on, you are only going downhill. And after a few kilometers, the next rustic retreat awaits you: the Astenau Alpe. Here you can put your feet up and let your gaze wander over the Kaisergebirge, the Zillertal Alps, the Inn Valley, the Stubai Glacier and the Karwendel Mountains. Accompanied by beautiful views of the Achensee, you hike down to the valley to Maurach.If the whole tour is too sporty for you, you can only hike from Maurach to one of the two mountain pastures and then return to the valley.From Pertisau you can take bus 8332 to Maurach. Or you take the ship to the sea crest and run the rest to the cable car.

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  • Difficult
    03:49
    3.90 mi
    1.0 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    In this good six-kilometer hike to Dalfazalm you can look forward to pure alpine idyll. The tour starts in Buchau on the shore of the Achensee. Although 720 meters are waiting for you, but the slope is moderate and the landscape is beautiful.After just over a kilometer, the first highlight is the Dalfaz waterfall. Over 60 meters, the water falls in the depth here, especially great to see in the early summer after the snow melt. A luscious nature experience.Over lush mountain meadows, you will continue to wander up the mountain in a zigzag course. When taking a breather, it pays to turn your eyes and enjoy the beautiful view of the valley. After three kilometers you have done the challenging part of the tour and you can do it well on the terrace of the Dalfazalm.After you have sunk enough sun and eaten Kaiserschmarrn, you hike downhill again - including a great view of the Achensee and the mountains that surround it.After Buchau you come from Pertisau in ten minutes by boat. If you want to go by bus, you take the number 8332 to Maurach and change at the middle school to the bus number 4080.

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  • Difficult
    05:24
    10.1 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,950 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Spectacular views, cozy rest rooms and even more mountain panorama in postcard idyll. All this awaits you on this 16 kilometer hike. Although you also have 600 meters to master, but the slope you put right back in the first third of the tour. So you can look forward to a pleasurable tour afterwards - in the truest sense of the word.The starting point of the circular hike is on the lakeshore in Pertisau. You wander out of the village and soon the ascent begins on the Feilkopf. The next three kilometers it goes uphill, but on the beautiful trail you get on well. Once at the top of the summit, you stand at 1,562 meters altitude and have a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains, Pertisau and the azure Achensee. Take time to breathe and enjoy. The nice thing: From now on it's just downhill.After a good kilometer you will pass the Feilalm. How about a rest? Well-fortified, you continue hiking past a waterfall and through the picturesque mountain landscape. Soon you will reach the Peltzachalm. On the terrace you can watch the cows graze and try the homemade Kaiserschmarrn.Accompanied by picturesque views of the surrounding mountains, you hike leisurely down into the valley and have soon reached the Achensee again.

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  • Intermediate
    02:10
    4.39 mi
    2.0 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this seven-kilometer circular walk you have almost always the Achensee in view - but from different perspectives. Let's start the leisurely hike on the lakeshore in Pertisau.You walk through the village and then leisurely uphill to Rodlhütte. In winter, you can start to tobogganing here, in summer the hut is a great place for a break with great views of the lake and the surrounding countryside.You walk a bit along the slope of the Zwölferkopf and enjoy the beauty of the region. The two-kilometer contemplation could not come more suitable. Along the two-kilometer route, 18 stations await you to pause, breathe deeply and switch off. Free your mind and let yourself be completely lulled by nature.The hunger is slowly noticeable? Soon you will be back on the lakeshore and then pass by the Gasthof St. Hubertus, which is especially known for its game and fish dishes. Along the shore you walk back to the starting point of the tour.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    59.8 mi
  • Duration
    35:47 h
  • Elevation
    14,700 ft

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