Choice of walks from Pertisau: 6.5km to 17km
With a lake, mountains and the entrance to two lush green valleys on its doorstep, Pertisau is a walker’s paradise. We provide you with route notes for seven different walks – all of them accessible to walkers of average fitness and most offering the option to shorten or extend routes.
Along the Lake to Achenkirch: 10km, 3.5hrs
Enjoy fabulous views across the lake as you walk along the western shores of Achensee to the villages of Gaisalm and Achenkirch at the head of the lake, before returning by boat from Achenkirch.
To the top of Rofanspitze: 9km, 4hrs
Starting and ending by cable car, this rewarding, out-and-back walk takes you through high Alpine meadows to reach the peak of Rofanspitze, from where there are some superb views across the peaks which surround the lake.
The Dalfaz Waterfall: 6.5km, 4hrs
Starting from the lakeside on the opposite shore from Pertisau, the path climbs steadily up through woodland to reach the dramatic Dalfaz Waterfall. Beyond here, the route continues across Alpine pastures to the Dalfazalm, where you can stop for lunch, before contouring to the top of the cable car and returning to Maurach, from where you catch the bus back to Pertisau.
St Notburga’s Way: 6.5km, 3hrs
Saint Notburga is the Austrian patron saint of servants and peasants and is buried in Eben. Enjoy a circular walk that takes in the beautiful St Notburga's church before visiting an interesting museum dedicated to the saint.
Through Steinernes Tor: 11km, 4.5hrs
This is a delightful and varied linear walk offering you four very different aspects of the surrounding mountains. From the top of the Rofan cable car, the path ascends steeply through woodland, passing the dramatic rock face at Steinernes Tor. From here you descend on a steep woodland trail to a waterfall and then follow the mountain stream down to the lakeside. Return to Pertisau by boat.
Into the Karwendel Mountains: 13km, 5hrs
Using the Karwendel cable car from Pertisau, this linear walk heads through pastures, then descends through forest to Maurach.
Along the Falzthurn Valley: 17km, 6hrs
From the door of the hotel enjoy a long, but leisurely, linear walk through the meadows and woodland of the pretty Falzthurn Valley. Early summer is the perfect time to see the wildflowers and for a spot of bird-watching. As this is a linear walk, you can turn back at any point, though it is well worth going all the way to Gramaialm for refreshments before returning.