This combined hike & bike adventure leads up into the Mieming Mountains to one of the most beautiful places in Tirol: the idyllic Seebensee. Reflected on the surface of this beautiful mountain lake is the Zugspitze peak to the south, Germany's highest mountain. The Coburger Hütte, 250 vertical metres further up the mountain, is the final destination of this hike & bike and can only be reached on foot. Those wishing to take on this challenge need a good level of fitness, with the bike section in particular containing some very steep sections. The hike in and of itself is of only intermediate difficulty and can be completed even by families with older children. It is possible to travel up by cable car and complete only the hike part.
Bike & Hike Adventure
Ehrwald (village centre)
Seebensee, Coburger Hütte
Ehrwald (village centre)
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
difficult (black trails)
Elevation uphill 1,080m
Vertical metres downhill 1,080m
Best time of year
* 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.
- Accessible using public transport
Car park between the tourist information office and the Sonnenhanglift ski lift
Places serving food & drink
- Ehrwalder Alm (open from first half of May until mid-October; closed Wednesdays)
- Coburger Hütte (open from first half of June until first half of October)
E-bike recharging stations
- Ehrwalder Almbahn cable car (bottom and top)
- Leitner Sport (address: Kirchplatz 12-13)
Riding time: 3 h 10 min
Distance: 21.6 km
Elevation gain: 830 vertical metres
Walking time: 1 h 35 min
Distance: 2.3 km
Elevation gain: 250 vertical metres
The adventure begins in the centre of Ehrwald and leads in a south-easterly direction along the "Dr.-Ludwig-Ganghofer-Straße" road out of the village to the bottom station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn cable car. From there, take the tarmac road to the left of the cable car and complete the steep ascent to the Ehrwalder Alm at almost 1,500 metres above sea level. Taking the cable car (bike transport is included in the price of the lift ticket) saves 400 vertical metres. Head past the Gasthof Alpenglühen, cross the Gaisbach river and then head uphill again along another steep section in a south-westerly direction. Follow the signs to the Seebenalm (1,574 metres) through a shady forest, with the gradient less steep than before. The final push after the Seebenalm hut to the Seebensee lake is steep once again and on gravel. After reaching the idyllic lake at 1,657 metres, continue along the left-hand shore until you get to the bottom of the cable car used to transport goods to the Coburger Hütte hut. Leave your bike here.
This is where the hike begins. Continue through the lush green grass towards the end of the valley, then take the series of switchbacks up to the Coburger Hütte (1,920 metres). From the lake to the hut there are just 250 vertical metres to climb, making this section easier than the previous bike. The hut, which has received award for its family-friendly infrastructure, serves delicious food and has rooms where hikers can stay the night. Fit and ambitious adventurers can take on the nearby "Tajakante-Klettersteig", a fixed-rope climbing route leading up over the Vorderer Tajakopf (2,450 metres). However, please be aware that this via ferrata is for advanced and expert climbers only – it is rated E (very difficult).
Return along the way you came.