Hike on the Isar valley loop trail

(round trip),

This hike on the Isar valley loop hiking trail is a day-long tour with many delightful scenic highlights. The hiking tour will lead you through the Alpenwelt Karwendel region, with many options for cozy refreshment. These quiet spots in the middle of nature will invite you to relax and stay a while...

Highlights of the tour

  • Fascinating day-long tour with many scenic highlights
  • A variety of options for refreshment stops
  • Unique nature for enjoyment

Tour description

The Isar valley loop hiking trail begins at the hiking parking lot (Haus des Gastes) in Wallgau and first leads on the Panorama Trail toward Barmsee lake. The Barmsee loop trail will take hikers around the lake a bit before continuing to the nearby Grubsee lake. Passing the sunny hills near Klais, the route follows the section of the "Roman road," which leads on to Kranzbach and Elmau. At the Schloss Elmau palace hotel, follow the hiking trail that leads past the palace to the left and on toward Ferchensee & Lautersee lakes. After the descent to Mittenwald, next follow the hiking trails along the Isar river, passing the Aschauer Alm (not open to the public) to Krün. Again along the Isar river, hikers will follow the forest road toward Auhütte and on to Wallgau. The Isar footbridge and the golf course loop trail will take you to the center of town in Wallgau, the starting point of the Isar valley loop hiking trail.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Restaurants in Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau
  • Barmsee holiday hotel in Krün
  • Restaurants at Lautersee & Ferchensee lakes
  • Golfalm in Wallgau

Trail numbers

  • 416
  • 406
  • 405
  • 407
  • 843
  • 820
  • 828
  • 200
  • 800
  • 313

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
A tip for all hikers who would like to go for a swim in one of the many mountain lakes while they are underway... Take your swimsuit along. Barmsee, Grubsee as well as Lautersee and Ferchensee lakes are exceptionally suited for a little dip to cool off on hot summer days!
Parking options
  • Hiking parking lot at the "Haus des Gastes" (guest house) in Wallgau (free with parking permit)
Best time of year
  • Accessible from May to about mid-October
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
Zuletzt geändert am 20.09.2019 12:03:00

tour data

  • Duration: 08:54 h
  • Distance: 37,3 km
  • Difficulty:Easy


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