Bike tour through the Alpenwelt Karwendel region - Stage II

(round trip),

The second stage of this bike tour through the Alpenwelt Karwendel region also promises exceptional trails, unique landscapes and fascinating panoramic views of the mountainous environs of the Karwendel range. Mountain bikers experience it all in the Alpenwelt Karwendel region!

Highlights of the tour

  • Interesting bike tour in the heart of the Ester mountains
  • Charming landscape of the Eschenlainetal valley near Eschenlohe
  • Wildsee lake & Kuhalm alpine hut as highlights of the tour

Tour description

On this second stage of the bike tour through the Alpenwelt Karwendel region, mountain bikers will experience the multifaceted Ester mountains in the Alpenwelt Karwendel region. From the parking lot at the train station (P1) in Mittenwald, beyond the railway overpass, follow Tiefkarstraße, which leads to the northern exit out of town. There, follow the road for a short distance toward Schmalensee/Klais, before Buckelwiesenweg branches off at a railway underpass. This will take you first to Krün and then on to Wallgau, via Krottenkopfstraße and Otenwanger Weg. Ride on Walchenseestraße to the exit out of Wallgau and cross the Obernachkanal after Sachensee lake. The signs lead on toward Walchensee lake; now the route turns left into the Eschenlainetal valley, which will lead cyclists and mountain bikers to Eschenlohe. This is where the approximately 13 kilometer climb to the Kuhalm alpine hut in the Ester mountains begins, one which requires a good amount of fitness. The secluded Kuhalm alpine hut is perfectly suited for recovering from the efforts of the tour, before returning to Wallgau via the forest road and on through the Buckelwiesen "hummock meadows" to the starting point in Mittenwald.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Restaurants in Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau, Eschenlohe
  • Kuhalm alpine hut (1,640 m)

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
Those who haven't yet had enough at the Kuhalm alpine hut, at 1,640 meters, can climb for about another hour to the Hohe Kiste (1,922 m) and there enjoy a breathtaking view of the Loisachtal valley and the turquoise green Walchensee lake.
Parking options
  • Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
Best time of year
  • Accessible from June 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.

Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
hubermedia GmbH - eT4
Zuletzt geändert am 06.09.2019 12:14:00

tour data

  • Duration: 04:00 h
  • Distance: 53,0 km
  • Altitude: 1405 m
  • Difficulty:Difficult


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