running at lake Achensee
Trail running & running

Wonderful routes around the hotel at lake Achensee

Get into your sports clothes, lace up your shoes, put on your headphones and listen to your favorite running music, and off you go to discover the trails of Pertisau. The motivation for such a sports unit on vacation is easy to find - thanks to the overwhelming scenic beauty around Lake Achensee. Anyone who has ever walked on the trails high above the lake, nestled between the Rofan and Karwendel mountains, knows about this special feature. And best of all: with the Seehotel Einwaller you are as close to the trails as somehow possible!


In all difficulties and facets


  • In the Pertisau region "it's on"

The picturesque impressions in the pristine natural landscape are the most frequent answer of many trail runners to the question why they are drawn to the Achensee region with their profile soles. Athletically ambitious trail runners will find their high-end trails here, enjoyable casual runners picturesque entry variants.

  • 24 varied trail running routes
  • Running and trail-running summer: circa from May to autumn.
  • Plus points: Karwendel backdrop, panorama on the lake promenade.


3 Highlight-trails

For an active vacation at the Achensee

Achensee Ultra Short Trail

Short trail with the most peaks around the lake

  • Panorama - bonus on 22,6km
  • Medium difficulty
Achensee Run

Popular route to Achenkirch and via a climb back to Pertisau.

  • The lake from all sides on 23,2km
  • Moderately difficult
Rofan Gipfel-Tour

Challenging 16-summit dream tour that rewards with 360° panorama. Across the Rofan mountains, including the "Achensee 5 summit via ferrata".

  • Impressive rock formations over 36.5 km
  • Demanding
Easy Trail Gernalm-Run
As light as beautiful!

From Pertisau to the Gernalm leads a very easily manageable tour, which is scenically in no way inferior to the more difficult alpine routes. Karwendel nature park scenery guaranteed! From the hotel at Achensee you walk to the starting point, the beginning of the toll road on the outskirts of Pertisau. On the way into the Gerntal valley you reach the Pletzachalm halfway - take a breather! - and continue on lush green meadows into the opening valley, including a streambed crossing. After about 6 km and 200 hm you can already see the Gernalm, whereby you complete the last meters on the toll road. At this point, the beauty of the Karwendel is astonishing. Who still has power in the calves, runs steeply up to the summit cross at the Plumsjoch.


Attractive for the trail running scene

When several exciting trail competitions take place in one region, it's a telltale sign that it's just pretty awesome to run there. In the case of the vacation region of Pertisau on Lake Achensee, the evidence of recent years is called Karwendelmarsch, OMM - Original Mountain Marathon, and Achenseelauf.

ATTRACTION Karwendelmarsch

Sporting highlight in Tyrol's event calendarsr

As an event, the Karwendelmarsch is the pride and joy of the Tyrolean mountain summer. It is considered a showcase example of how sport, tourism and a protected area - the Karwendel Nature Park - can work together and end up with a mega event with high appeal for participants and visitors. If you are a vacation guest and would like to visit the event with your family, you can find all the info about the Karwendelmarsch here.




  • Location: Karwendel Nature Park
  • Route: From Scharnitz through the Karwendel to Pertisau at the Achensee lake
  • Distance: 35 or 52 kilometers
  • Number of participants: 2,500 (about 1/3 trail runners, 2/3 marchers)


It runs!

Hotel of choice for runners & trail runners at lake Achensee

For additional information on trails and running routes, it is best to ask at the reception or at the tourist office.