Mountain bike tour through the Karwendel mountains - Stage I

(round trip),

This first of two stages through the Karwendel mountain range showcases everything the region has to offer. Steep rock faces, broad alpine meadows, unique nature and trails that will make the hearts of all bikers beat faster. This tour is a must for athletic and experienced mountain bikers...

Highlights of the tour

  • Leg of the BIKE Transalp Challenge
  • Dream-tour for ambitious mountain bikers
  • Numerous options to stop for refreshment in magnificent natural settings

Tour description

The Karwendel is doubtless one of the most beautiful ranges of the northern Alps: craggy rock faces, not unlike the Dolomites, rise over green, peaceful valleys. It is this contrast which makes the Karwendel landscape so exciting - the cliffs: massive, steep, powerful and masculine; the valleys: gentle, charming and feminine, with expansive alpine meadows and dark green forests. The Karwendel alpine park, a nature and landscape protection area, has been greatly opened up to bikers. The main route through the Karwendel valley, over the Hochalmsattel, through the Eng and over the Plumsjoch into the Gerntal valley has already been open to bikers for years and is very popular as a classic route. The Transalp Challenge has also rolled over this section toward the south multiple times, as well. This two-day Karwendel loop leads exactly over this route on the first day, from Mittenwald to Achensee lake.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Karwendelhaus lodge (1,765 m)
  • Plumsjochhütte alpine hut (1,630 m)

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
After the steep descent from the Hochalmsattel to the natural paradise of the "Kleiner Ahornboden," there is an opportunity for a short breather under one of the large, gnarled maple trees. There you can also enjoy an incomparable view of the nearly vertical, 900-meter high "Laliderer Wänden."
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
Zuletzt geändert am 20.09.2019 10:00:00

tour data

  • Duration: 06:00 h
  • Distance: 69,0 km
  • Altitude: 1926 m
  • Difficulty:Difficult


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