Achensee Xtreme – Hike & Fly

Running and flying have a long tradition at Lake Achensee – sports that fascinate guests, locals, professionals and hobby athletes. The new event Achensee Xtreme will be a combination of these two sports. The event will take place on 5th Octobre 2019 in Pertisau featuring its most prominent mountain – the Zwoelferkopf. 

Achensee Xtreme - Hike and Fly - Paragleiten und Berglaufen stehen im Vordergrund

Exciting mountain running combined with impressive flight experiences will be the event highlights for participants and spectators alike.

The paragliders will climb up the 1,491-metre high Zwoelferkopf mountain and fly down into the valley. Next, they have to run uphill again and finally paraglide back to the final landing place in the valley. All participants will receive a starter package with cool goodies, and for the winners a total prize money of EUR 1,000 is waiting.

Another motivation for the participants: The competition will include a category for the best average times where great high-quality material prizes can be won. The Achensee Xtreme 2019 event follows the Olympic precept that it’s the taking part that counts.

  • Programme
    • 8.00 a.m. – 9.00 a.m. Registration in the start/finish area at the car park Karwendel cable car in Pertisau
    • 10.00 a.m. Briefing of the participants
    • 11.00 a.m. Start
    • Afterwards awards ceremony and aftershow party in the start/finish area. Food and drinks will be available.
  • Registration & Details

    Attention – event data will be updated soon.

    Participation fee is EUR 30 per person.
    Please register by filling in the form below. Online registrations are possible until 29th September 2019.
    On-site registration is possible on 5th October 2019 in the start/finish area.

    Participation requirements:
    Every pilot must have a valid A-license and FAI sports license. The paraglider must be accredited, max. EN-D, covered by liability insurance and adjusted to the pilot’s take-off weight. Helmet, rescue parachute and harness (certified) with back protector are mandatory. Each pilot must confirm the conditions of participation with their signature.

    The organizer as well as landowners/owners of the take-off and landing zone do not assume any liability towards the pilots or third parties. Participation in the competition, transfer, retrieval and supporting programme is at your own risk.

  • Route

    The participants have to run a total distance of 4.3 kilometres, covering 550 metres elevation change. The route starts at the parking lot of the Karwendel cable car, leads via the Rodlhütte and then up the tunnel path towards the Bärenbadalm mountain hut to the Zwölferkopf.
    On the top, the participants strap on their paraglider harnesses and sail down to Pertisau. Another short ascent up the Niedristhang has to be completed, followed by a short flight to Hotel Bergland. From here, the participants run the last few metres to the starting point at the Karwendel cable car parking lot.

    Click here to view the detailed route.

Achensee Xtreme offers spectators and fans a spectacular flying event over and around Lake Achensee. The entire run or flight route can be viewed from the start and finish (Karwendel cable car park) or directly from the Zwoelferkopf.

The event will be organized by the Aero Club Achensee together with X-alps participant Stephan Gruber.