The network of hiking trails around Lake Achensee is as diverse as the region itself. The options range from easy walks along the shores of the lake, ideal for families with children, to longer routes into the lush side valleys and, last but not least, challenging summit ascents in the Rofan and Karwendel Mountains.
The Seehotel Einwaller is the ideal base camp for your next hiking holiday in the Lake Achensee region.
Talk to a member of staff at reception for information about hikes, maps, guides and everything else to do with walking, hiking and trekking.
Bird's Eye View
Get a different perspective on Lake Achensee
Take to the skies with an experienced paragliding pilot from "Tandem Achensee" and enjoy a tandem flight over the turquoise water of the Lake.
Those with a head for heights will love the area around Lake Achensee. The high-rope adventure park in Achenkirch has seven different obstacle courses for adults and children with lots of tree trunks, hanging bridges and wobbly nets to test your nerve and balance. There are also plenty of via ferrata fixed-rope climbing routes in the region with handholds and footholds as well as a metal cable anchored to the rock face for safety.
We recommend the via ferrata up onto the Lamsenspitze in the Karwendel Mountains. There is also the longer "Achensee-5 Gipfel-Klettersteig" in the Rofan Mountains, which can be split up into several stages.
Visitors who enjoy being out and about in the mountains will simply love the region around Lake Achensee. There are no fewer than 500 kilometres of signposted hiking trails both down in the valley and high up in the mountains. Right at the heart of the region is the Seehotel Einwaller, your perfect base camp for hikes into the Karwendel Nature Park – and the best thing of all is that most of the trails can be accesed straight from the hotel. Put on your hiking boots, pull up your socks and head off into the mountains!
Sunny walks on the eastern shore of the lake, high-mountain adventures on the Sonnjoch and Mondscheinspitze or easy meadow hikes to some of the region's beautiful huts - there is a hike, walk or climb for all ages, fitness levels and seasons. Don't forget to stop off for a meal at one of the picturesque refuges high in the mountains.
Cable car hikes in the Tyrolean Alps
The Rofanseilbahn and Karwendel-Bergbahn cable cars give hikers quick and easy access to the high mountains. Why not let the lift take the strain for the first part of your hike and start your adventure at over 2,000 metres above sea level? The cable cars operate from late May until early October.
Popular routes in Pertisau
Pertisau – Gaisalm – Achenkirch
Easy hikes along the lakeside
Elevation gain: 460m
Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours
Pertisau – Seebergspitze
Top altitude: 2,085m
Challenging hike for experienced walkers
Elevation gain: 1,150m
Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours
Pertisau – Bärenbadalm – Zwölferkopf
Top altitude: 1,500m
Intermediate hike suitable for all
Elevation gain: 630m
Walking time: approx. 2 hours
Hiking from May to october
Guided hikes in the Lake Achensee region
Until 26 October there are still guided hikes run by the local tourism board in the Lake Achensee region. This is a great way not only to explore the area on foot but also learn about the history, fauna and flora of the Rofan and Karwendel Mountains from a local expert.
Holders of the AchenseeCard can take part in the guided hikes (Monday to Friday) free of charge.
Summer Herb Hike: Until 25 June 2019 you still have the option of taking part in this free hike every Monday. Accompanied by a qualified guide you will set out in search of the most common and useful herbs in the Karwendel Nature Park. As well as being introduced to the different species of plants native to this alpine habitat there will also be the chance to try some local culinary delicacies.
Nature Hike: From 2 July until 22 October 2019 the area around the Gramaialm hut will be the setting for this 3.5-hour hike led by rangers from the Karwendel Nature Park.
Leaving from the centre of Achenkirch, this hike leads first to the biomass power plant, then along the forest trail (used as a toboggan run in winter) to the Adlerhorst (1,230m). After a short climb you will reach the panorama trail to the Zöhreralm hut (1,334m). After stopping for a meal at the hut and enjoying the fabulous views of the lake and the valley we will return along the same route back to Achenkirch.
Accompanied by guides from the Karwendel Nature Park and equipped with a pair of powerful Swarovski binoculars you will embark on a journey of discovery into the world of alpine plants and animals around the Feilkopf mountain (1,562m). This peak, renowned for its fine views, is perched high above the Lake Achensee and overlooks the Tyrol's largest body of water. The hike can also be extended to take in the Gernalm hut (1,169m) serving food and drinks. The guide will decide whether or not to include this option depending on the weather conditions. The way back home takes hikers past the Pletzachalm hut (1,040 m) and the "Seebergsteig" trail to the starting point.
Moosenalm: This hike leads into the remote Unterautal Valley and all the way to the Moosenalm (1,495m) at the end of the valley, where participants will be given a pair of Swarovski binoculars and invited to watch the marmots, moutain goats and ibex at the foot of the Schreckenspitze mountain. On the way back we will stop off at the Gföllalm hut.
Rock Oil Hike: Run from early July, this hike introduces visitors to the unique Tyrolean art of producing "rock oil" in the Bächental Valley, including a guided tour showing how this precious oil is made.
Leaving from the top of the Rofanseilbahn cable car or the Karwendel-Bergbahn cable car, guides will lead you up onto one of the many craggy peaks in the Rofan Mountains. This challenging full-day hike also gives participants the chance to find out more about the local flora and fauna in the Alps. The guide will decide on the day which mountain to climb, depending on the weather conditions. Please let the guide know in advance if there is a particular summit you would like to explore. The cost of the ascent and descent on the cable car are not included.
golden eagle & Sun
Golden Eagle Hike & Sunrise Hike
Further top hiking highlights in the region include the Golden Eagle Hike (May to July) and the Sunrise Hike to the Astenau Alpe hut – including a hearty breakfast.
Seehotel Einwaller in Pertisau
Please speak to a member of staff at the hotel if you would like to take part in a guided hike or if you need information to plan your own hike in the region.
We also have a number of hiker-friendly services to ensure you have a pleasant and enjoyable stay at Lake Achensee.
Hiking poles can be borrowed free of charge.
If you plan on leaving very early in the morning we can prepare a packed lunch the night before.
We know the area inside out, so ask us for some tips.
Guided hikes with qualified experts.
ready, steady, hike!
The Seehotel Einwaller is the perfect base camp for a hiking holiday around Lake Achensee.
Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.