© TVB Kaiserwinkl
© TVB Kaiserwinkl

Naring - Karalm - Ottenalm

This ride taking in the Naringalm, Karalm and Ottenalm 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 Walchsee Lake.

  • On the way up riders can enjoy fine views of the Rudersburg (1,431m) and Unterberghorn (1,774m) mountains as well as the peaks of the surrounding Kaisergebirge Massif.
  • The idyllic Karalm nestles in lush green pastures between the Rescharkopf, Karkopf (1,510m), Sandspitze and Rudersburg mountains.
  • Next to the Ottenalm is an area with rock-climbing routes, slackline facilities and three via ferrata fixed-rope climbing trails offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • A great way to end the ride is with a dip in Walchsee Lake with a pleasant water temperature of between 20 and 24 degrees in summer.

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Starting point

Sport centre in Kössen

Finishing point

Walchsee / Kössen

Mountain chain

Kaiser Mountains


24.8 km

Riding time

2 h 30 min


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

Difficulty rating



1,290m 590m

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


Trail description

Starting from the sport centre in Kössen, the route begins with a steep forest section followed by a gentler ascent through meadows up to the Naringalm (1,135m). Continue past the small hut up to the Notheggalm, which then leads to the Karalm (1,268m). After descending back into the valley, the trail climbs steeply again up to the Ottenalm (960m). The route then leads from there back to Kössen via Walchsee Lake. This challenging 18km ride takes 2.5 hours (riding time only) and covers 740 vertical metres, primarily on gravel roads.

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Your destination address: Kössen

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