Mountain bike tour through the Karwendel mountains - Stage II


Mountain bike tour through the Karwendel mountains - Stage II
Mountain biking, Mittenwald
On the second day of this large Karwendel loop, the most beautiful mountain of the northern Alps continues to showcase its best features. After staying overnight at Achensee lake, the return trip through the Alpenwelt Karwendel region begins on an interesting and sometimes challenging section.

Highlights of the tour

  • Dream-tour for ambitious mountain bikers
  • Numerous options to stop for refreshment in magnificent natural settings
  • Ride along the Sylvenstein-Speicher (reservoir)

Tour description

After staying overnight at Achensee lake, you will circle around the Karwendel to the north, first on the new bike path, the Via Bavarica Tyrolensis, and then on the historic Soiernweg, the feeder road for the Soiern lodges built by King Ludwig II. You will also encounter magical panoramic views of the Rofan range and the Soiern mountains, a lovely ride along Achensee lake, swimming opportunities in Sylvensteinsee lake and the ascent to the Fischbachalm alpine hut, which is demanding and technical. At 70 kilometers, the stage is very long and although two thirds of the route appear nearly flat, there is definitely plenty of altitude gain along the way. If you leave from Achensee lake early and give yourself enough time, however, you are sure to enjoy this tour to the fullest.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Refreshment opportunities along the route
  • Fischbachalm alpine hut (operated part-time)
  • Restaurants in Mittenwald

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
A little tip for those who enjoy swimming...take your swimsuit along. You can swim both at Achensee lake and the Sylvenstein-Speicher reservoir before mountain biking back to the Alpenwelt Karwendel.
Parking options
  • Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
Best time of year
  • 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 10:01:00

tour data

  • Duration: 06:00 h
  • Distance: 70,0 km
  • Altitude: 1401 m
  • Difficulty:Difficult


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