The Karwendel round by mountain bike

(round trip),

This circuit around the Karwendel range by mountain bike – better known as the "Karwendel Loop" – is an absolute must for ambitious mountain bikers. With about 2,000 meters in altitude and 70.0 kilometers, this tour is a challenging but rewarding one, with unforgettable impressions...

Highlights of the tour

  • Natural paradise in the "Kleinen Ahornboden"
  • Circuit around the northern Karwendel range
  • Panoramic view of the highest peaks of the Karwendel mountains

Tour description

This unique mountain bike tour begins with a ride through the "Riedboden" nature conservation area and on to Scharnitz in Tirol, to the entrance to the Karwendeltal valley.  Proceeding along the Karwendelbach river and through wide alpine meadows, the step climb to the Karwendelhaus lodge soon begins. After a refreshment stop at the Karwendelhaus lodge, there are just a few more meters to the Hochalmsattel before the route leads down via numerous switchbacks to the "Kleinen Ahornboden." There you will find opportunity to take a breather. The Johannestal valley then leads to Hinterriss and, after a short flat section, begins the next climb to the "Vordersbachau" and a creek crossing. This is followed by the last steep climb up to the Vereiner Alm alpine hut, where you can take the opportunity to relive your collected experiences. The forest road of the Vereiner Alm alpine hut leads down to Mittenwald, the starting point of the tour.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Karwendelhaus lodge (1,765 m)
  • Gasthof Post inn, in Hinterriss
  • Vereiner Alm alpine hut (1,404 m)

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
Those who would rather not be underway on beautiful summer days with a multitude of mountain bikers are recommended to take the Karwendel Loop in the reverse direction. In this case, the Karwendel Loop begins with the ascent to the Vereiner Alm alpine hut.
Parking options
  • Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
Best time of year
  • 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 13:59:00

tour data

  • Duration: 07:00 h
  • Distance: 68,0 km
  • Altitude: 1830 m
  • Difficulty:Difficult


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