Mountain bike ride to the Karwendelhaus, © Tirol Werbung / Jenewein Markus
Mountain bike ride to the Karwendelhaus, © Tirol Werbung / Jenewein Markus

Mountain Bike Ride
Karwendelhaus

Leaving from Scharnitz, this ride of intermediate difficulty leads into the idyllic Karwendel Valley up to the beautiful Karwendelhaus with its 100-year-old wood-panelled dining room and large terrace offering majestic views. Riders must overcome 870 vertical metres from bottom to top, so good overall fitness is required.

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Starting point

Scharnitz, Länd car park

Hike to

Karwendelhaus

Finishing point

Scharnitz, Länd car park

Mountain chain

Karwendel Mountains

Length

37 km

Riding time

4h

Features

  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station

Difficulty rating

medium

Altitude

1,770m 960m

Elevation uphill 870m
Vertical metres downhill 870m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Parking

Länd car park (pay-and-display)

Places serving food & drink

  • Angeralm
  • Karwendelhaus

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Trail description

Starting from the Länd car park in Scharnitz, take the Hinterautalstraße road heading in an easterly direction before crossing the Isar river and following the Karwendeltalweg trail into the forest. Route 595 then leads left of the Karwendelbach stream in a north-easterly direction into the Karwendel Valley, past the Schanzlklamm gorge and Katzenkopf mountain. After around seven kilometres, cross the Karwendelbach stream and continue to the Larchetalm hut (closed). Follow the route along the left-hand side of the stream. Below the peaks of the Hochkarspitze and Raffelspitze mountains the trail continues for 4.5 kilometres to the Angeralm hut at 1,358 metres above sea level. Five-hundred metres after passing the Angeralm, stay left and follow the switchback corners uphill to the Hochalm at 1,700 metres above sea level. All that then remains is the final push up several more corners to the Karwendelhaus.

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Your destination address: Länd, Scharnitz

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