Water Sports on Lake Weissensee

Activity holidays in Carinthia, Austria

Lake Weissensee in south-west Carinthia is the cleanest swimming lake in the Alps. Here visitors swim, scuba dive, surf, paddle and splash around in the lake, which boasts water so clean you can drink it and can reach temperatures of up to 25° C.

The lake, "nature’s playground", is excellent for combining mountain and lake holidays. Two-thirds of the shore is undeveloped and natural, making it the perfect place for a holiday like no other.

Visit the "Sporttreff Brandtner" where you will find a water ski school, wakeboards, parachuting, inner tubes and banana boats. Get an adrenaline rush while cliff diving under the watchful eye of a trained guide. Rafting and canyoning tours let you explore the area around Weissensee via its rivers and gorges.

Would you prefer to take things a bit slower on the cleanest lake in Carinthia, Austria? Try a kayak course or canoeing.

Wolfgang Wernitznig from Weissensee Aktiv offers stand-up paddle boarding tours and courses. The selection ranges from trial courses to basics courses and half-day tours on the lake surrounded by the Gailtal Alps.

You can also explore Lake Weissensee from under the water! With visibility up to 20 metres, this lake is among the most beautiful scuba diving areas in the Alps.

Surfing on Lake Weissensee in Carinthia

The Weissensee sailing and surf school offers many types of lessons and courses.

Surfing lessons on Lake Weissensee include

  • Trial course
  • Beginners course
  • Basics course

Triathlons at Lake Weissensee

Two triathlons take place every year at Lake Weissensee. The winter triathlon consists of three disciplines: running, ice skating and cross-country skiing and is open to teams and individual athletes. The Weissensee Nature Park is home to the summer Cross Triathlon, which combines sports on land and in the water; namely, swimming, mountain biking and running. For more information and to sign up visit the website of the Weissensee Triathlon.