Set on the Tyrol's largest and pretitest lake
Known as the ‘Fjord of the Alps’, Lake Achensee is nearly 10 km in length and 1 km wide whilst 133m at its deepest point. Known for it's stunning emerald-green colours and drinking water quality, a variety of water sports and boat trips are able to take advantage of the vastness of the water. This is an ideal lakes and mountains destination due to the spectacular scenery, including the Rofan Range to the east and the Karwendel mountain range to the west (the largest protected area in Europe). Pretty villages and towns are dotted along the lake shore and include Achenkirch, Maurach and Pertisau.
Our relaxed resort of Pertisau on the western shores of Lake Achensee enjoys super views and is a great base for exploring the area.
Don’t miss this special trip with your Inghams Rep to a magical mountain alm in the Karwendel National Park. Enjoy a traditional Tyrolean lunch with home-made produce and cheese, local folklore music, an Alpine zoo and much more. Approx €24 (payable locally)
WALKING IN LAKE ACHENSEE 930-2,457 metres
Lake Achensee offers excellent walking opportunities, with over 450 km of marked hiking trails above Pertisau and into the local valleys of Gerntal, Falzhurntal and the Tristenautal. Terrain ranges from flat walks to steeper trails up to the highest peaks accessed by 2 cable-cars. From most paths there are wonderful views of the lake and a great number of mountain alms for refreshment stops.
INGHAMS GUIDED WANDERWALKS
Join your Inghams Rep and explore the best of the local area on our exclusive wanderwalks. There will be a minimum of one walk on offer each week. Walks may vary from those shown. Simply sign up with your Rep on arrival. €7 per walk.
POPULAR WALKS INCLUDE:
Lake Walk Easy 6 hrs
23 km walk around the lake with many lovely places to stop along the route (some steep/uneven sections)
Feilkopf Easy/Moderate 3 hrs
A relatively easy walk starting in the Gerntal valley and walking up through the trees to the Feilalm hut, stopping to enjoy great views over the lake. Walk up to the cross at the top of the mountain and back down the track to the Pletzachalm.
Zwölferkopf Easy/Moderate 2-4 hrs
There are various routes up to this mountain peak, most easily reached by the Karwendel cable-car. From the top there is a selection of routes, all accessing some lovely mountain alms on the way down. A favourite is the Weissenbachhütte and down to Maurach (3 hours) or up to the Bärenkopf for amazing views (2 hours).