A refreshing dip in the Walchsee lake, © Tirol Werbung / Neusser Peter
A refreshing dip in the Walchsee lake, © Tirol Werbung / Neusser Peter

Mountain Bike Ride
Naring - Karalm - Ottenalm

This ride taking in the Naringalm, Karalm and Ottenalm huts is of intermediate difficulty and requires good fitness levels. The hard work is rewarded with a selection of traditional snacks at the Karalm and Ottenalm huts followed by a dip in the refreshing waters of the Walchsee lake. An e-bike makes the 1,275 metres of climbing easy work.

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Starting point


Finishing point


Mountain chain

Kaiser Mountains


25.2 km

Riding time

2 h 30 min


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

Difficulty rating



1,275m 590m

Elevation uphill 1,290m
Vertical metres downhill 1,290m

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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.


Car park at event centre in Kössen (free)


Places serving food & drink

  • Ottenalm
  • Rieder Alm
  • Various locations in Walchsee and Kössen


Trail description

This ride starts at the event centre in Kössen. From there, ride west on the Postweg road to the roundabout and cross the Mühlbachweg, under the underpass of the Klobensteiner Straße, via the Staffenbrücke bridge over the Großache river. Then turn right to Staffen and after 780 metres turn right again at the car park onto route 244. This leads along a forest path with a steep incline for 3.9 kilometres through wooded area to the Naringalm and then another 1.6 kilometres in a very easy up and down to the Unternotheggeralm. In order to reach the Karalm (not open to the public) at almost 1,300 metres above sea level, turn right and cycle uphill again on the forest path. After 1.6 kilometres you reach the meadows below the Karkopf. In the direction of Ottenalm, the path follows the same route back to the Unternotheggeralm. Keep to the right there and pass the Welzenalm and Edernalm, then cycle slightly downhill to the Ottenalm at 940 metres above sea level. After the alpine pasture, an asphalt road leads further west, past the Rieder Alm, to the Walchsee lake. Back to Kössen the route now follows the Johannesstraße and via Kranzach, Mooslenz and Erlau alternately on asphalt road and cycle paths.

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Ihr Ziel: Naring - Karalm - Ottenalm (47.66829,12.40561)

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