Mountain bike tour to the Schachenhaus lodge via the Wettersteinalm alpine hut
Mountain biking (round trip), Mittenwald
This mountain bike tour to the regal hunting palace on the Schachen is a must for passionate bikers. The route leads through unique natural areas, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Wetterstein range, to the famous and picturesque palace on the Schachen.
Highlights of the tour
- Regal hunting palace on the Schachen
- Refreshment and overnight options at the Schachenhaus lodge
- Botanical garden with a variety of alpine flowers
Tour descriptionThis special mountain bike tour starts in the center of Mittenwald, with a ride to the Lautersee and Ferchensee lakes, below the Wetterstein mountains. The so-called "Bannholzweg" trail begins directly beyond the Ferchensee lake and leads up to the Wetterstein alpine hut, at 1,464 meters. Shortly before the traditional alpine hut, the Schachenweg branches to the right and takes bikers first to the Schachentor and then to the King's House. After visiting the palace and recovering at the Schachenhaus lodge, the descent leads from the palace back down to the Wetterstein alpine hut and then past the Schloss Elmau and Schloss Kranzbach palace hotels to Klais. A short climb leads up to the popular "Goas-Alm" alpine hut, before the descent leads back to Mittenwald through the famous Mittenwald Buckelwiesen "hummock meadows."
Refreshment stops along the way
- Schachenhaus lodge (1,870 m)
- Wettersteinalm alpine hut (1,464 m)
- Restaurants in Mittenwald
General information about the tourAlternative routes & other tips
To learn many interesting things about the hunting palace on the Schachen, we recommend the fascinating tours through the rooms of the palace. The tours take place at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM – price of entry: €4.50
Best time of year
- Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
In case of emergencies:
- Accessible from mid-May to October
In case of emergency, please inform the closest rescue coordination center. You can reach this regardless of your location, and across Germany, at 112.