Bicycle tour to the source of the Isar and to the Kastenalm alpine hut

Cycling,

This bicycle tour to the source of the Isar river and to the cozy Kastenalm alpine hut is a popular tourist destination for anyone who loves to tour through unique landscapes but does not prefer climbs that are too steep. The route leads through the beautiful Hinterautal valley, rising slightly but steadily all the while, along the Isar river to its source. There you will also find the Kastenalm alpine hut, which is operated during the summer months.

Highlights of the tour

  • Sources of the Isar river – rest & relaxation options
  • Unique landscape of the Hinterautal valley
  • Bicycle route along the origins of the Isar river

Tour description

This bicycle tour to the source of the Isar river and the nearby Kastenalm alpine hut begins with a ride from Mittenwald through the Riedboden nature conservation area to the neighboring Austrian town of Scharnitz, to the entrance of the Karwendel valleys. Passing the "Wiesenhof" alpine restaurant and the Gleierschhöhe mountain, cyclists and mountain bikers will enter the Hinterautal valley. With a steady, slight rise, the forest road leads along the origins of the Isar river through the unique landscape of the Hinterautal valley to the sources of the Isar in an idyllic alpine pasture, shortly before reaching the Kastenalm alpine hut. Here, cyclists can enjoy the quiet, the lovely nature and can refill their water bottles with crystal-clear spring water. The nearby Kastenalm alpine hut is operated during the summer months and offers traditional snacks, as well as refreshing beverages. The return to Mittenwald follows the same route as the approach.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Kastenalm alpine hut
  • "Wiesenhof" alpine restaurant
  • Restaurants in Mittenwald

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
For those who enjoy biking and hiking, there is the option of hiking on from the Kastenalm alpine hut toward Hallerangeralm lodge. The ascent takes about 2.5 hours and rewards hikers with a veiw of the Lafatscher and a cozy refreshment opportunity at the lodge.
Parking options
  • Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
  • Parking lot P2 at Dekan-Karl-Platz in Mittenwald (fee required)
Best time of year
  • Accessible from about mid-May to October (weather-dependent)
In case of emergencies:
In case of emergency, please inform the closest rescue coordination center. You can reach this regardless of your location, and across Germany, at 112.

Autor
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
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tour data

  • Duration: 03:00 h
  • Distance: 42,0 km
  • Altitude: 350 m
  • Difficulty:Easy

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