Bike tour through the Alpenwelt Karwendel region - Stage III

(round trip),

The third and last stage of this bike tour through the Alpenwelt Karwendel region will once again show mountain bikers the unique mountain environs around Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau. In addition, the Alpenwelt Karwendel emerges as a true hidden gem for mountain bikers.

Highlights of the tour

  • Loop around the Wetterstein massif
  • Ride through the pristine Gaistal valley near Leutasch
  • View to Eibsee lake, below the Zugspitze (2,962 m)

Tour description

The third section of this bike tour through the Alpenwelt Karwendel again begins at the Mittenwald train station parking lot (P1) and first leads on Innsbrucker Straße, and later Leutascher Straße, to the two excursion destinations of Lautersee and Ferchensee lakes, inviting destinations for swimming in the summer. Along the Ferchenbach river, past the world-famous Schloss Elmau palace hotel and the former Alpengut Elmau, you will reach the hiking parking lot in Elmau. The forest road leads up to Vordergraseck and steeply down to the Partnachklamm gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Along the Bavarian Zugspitzbahn (cog railway), bikers will reach the Grainau district of Hammersbach, then Eibsee lake via biking and hiking trails, where the ascent to Hochthörlehütte begins. From this popular excursion destination, at 1,459 meters, the route plunges downward, passing the base station of the Tirol cog railway on the way to Ehrwald and an uphill section to the base station of the Ehrwald Almbahn cable car, where things get very steep again. This asphalt section leads up to the Ehrwalder Alm alpine restaurant and to the junction to the idyllic Gaistal valley, which leads to the Leutaschtal valley and leads mountain bikers back to Mittenwald.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Refreshment options at Lautersee & Ferchensee lakes
  • Hinter- / Vordergraseck guest house,
  • Hochthörlehütte,
  • Ehrwalder Alm alpine restaurant and alpine taverns in the Gaistal valley

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
Tired bikers will do well to recover with a visit to the Kneipp hydrotherapy facility in the Gaistal valley, which the route passes and which also offers comfortable benches amidst lovely nature, in addition to Kneipp hydrotherapy options. Give it a try...
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 12:15:00

tour data

  • Duration: 25:48 h
  • Distance: 87,6 km
  • Altitude: 2148 m
  • Difficulty:Difficult


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