How do you relax? I’d like to know! I’m happy to announce a giveaway at the end of this post – so please stay tuned 😉 While traveling is my favourite thing to do on the planet, it’s not always very relaxing. But a little getaway in your home country is a different story: There’s no language barrier and the travel time is usually short – perfect preconditions for being positively relaxed, isn’t it? Spring has sparkled my motivation to do more things outdoors and I was looking forward to go hiking in the mountains, to breathe the fresh air, to feel the sunshine in my face… I found my perfect destination that fulfilled all my wishes at Achensee (Lake Achen), the biggest lake of the province of Tyrol. Getting there already was part of the mini-vacation as the historic steam locomotive (Achenseebahn) took me to through fantastic mountain panoramas to my final destination! It looks harmless here but I’m telling you it was quite a ride 😉
Excited to see more of this gorgeous scenery, I followed a narrow path that led me to the spectacular Dalfazer Waterfall. A great companion during all my hikes: A can of refreshing Tranquini – a completely natural, less sweet relaxation drink based on herbs and fruits. I wouldn’t promote it here if I wouldn’t like it 100% 🙂
Yes you saw right, there was snow! Officially last weekend was summer-season opening. And despite the nice and sunny weather, summer has still a far way to go in the mountains. It snowed quite strongly the day before I arrived, so at the top of the Rofanseilbahn I found myself in the middle of winter wonderland! I honestly didn’t expect any of that but I enjoyed it nevertheless!
Of course the hiking trails up there weren’t open yet, but there’s no lack of pretty trails near the lake. The walk from Pertisau to Gaisalm shouldn’t be missed and definitely was a highlight of the trip!
For a moment I forgot that I was by a alpine lake because the crystal-clear water reminded me of the Mediterranean… Just the snow-capped mountains and the fact that the water was only 6°C cold took me back to reality! More waterfalls, forest, desert-like boulder screes – this place has everything!
And don’t forget: Relax. Be positive. Good happens.
Whether you’re not so ambitious with hiking or running out of time – there’s always the option to hop on a boat! That’s not only convenient but also gives you some different views to the shores. The Achensee boats serve several stops across the lake and run frequently (especially during summer).
Fresh air makes me hungry and there are plenty of cabins that offer local specialties like this Tyrolean speck bread 🙂
Mountains and lakes – an irresistible combination and ingredients for an unforgettable weekend trip ❤️
In cooperation with Tranquini I’m hosting a giveaway for your next picnic: You can win a large cooling backpack, a beach towel and of course some Tranquini samples 😉 The rules: 1) Like my Facebook page, 2) leave a comment below and tell me where or how you relax the best way! The winner will be chosen by lot and gets notified via e-mail. The contest is open until May 21st. Good luck!
*(Sorry, due to high shipping costs I’ll have to limit the giveaway to European addresses only)
Btw, May 12th is international Positively Relaxed-Day (it really is!), so you’re invited to share your moments with #mypositivelyrelaxedmoment #positivelyrelaxed #tranquini #positivelyrelaxed