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The Karwendel round by mountain bike

Mountainbike tour:Round tour

Start: Mittenwald ; Bahnhofplatz ; Zentrum - Destination: Mittenwald ; Bahnhofplatz ; Zentrum

This circuit around the Karwendel range by mountain bike – better known as the "Karwendel Loop" – is an absolute must for ambitious mountain bikers. With about 2,000 meters in altitude and 70.0 kilometers, this tour is a challenging but rewarding one, with unforgettable impressions...

Tour dates

  • Duration6:10 h
  • Distance69.8 km
  • Difficultydifficult
  • Altitude2156 m
  • Lowest point884 m
  • Highest point1790 m

Tour highlights

    • Natural paradise in the "Kleinen Ahornboden"
    • Circuit around the northern Karwendel range
    • Panoramic view of the highest peaks of the Karwendel mountains

Tour description

This unique mountain bike tour begins with a ride through the "Riedboden" nature conservation area and on to Scharnitz in Tirol, to the entrance to the Karwendeltal valley.  Proceeding along the Karwendelbach river and through wide alpine meadows, the step climb to the Karwendelhaus lodge soon begins. After a refreshment stop at the Karwendelhaus lodge, there are just a few more meters to the Hochalmsattel before the route leads down via numerous switchbacks to the "Kleinen Ahornboden." There you will find opportunity to take a breather. The Johannestal valley then leads to Hinterriss and, after a short flat section, begins the next climb to the "Vordersbachau" and a creek crossing. This is followed by the last steep climb up to the Vereiner Alm alpine hut, where you can take the opportunity to relive your collected experiences. The forest road of the Vereiner Alm alpine hut leads down to Mittenwald, the starting point of the tour.

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