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Hike across the Nature Park Karwendel in three days!

Long-distance hike Karwendel tour

Are you looking for an extended tour in the Karwendel mountains? Lace up your hiking boots, put on your rucksack, and off you go! The Karwendel tour is a multi-day hike through the Nature Park Karwendel, the largest contiguous protected area in the northern limestone Alps and Austria’s biggest nature park. Due to its topography, the Karwendel has an above-average proportion of natural habitats, such as primeval forests and wild rivers. It also boasts a remarkable diversity of species, some of which are rare or endangered in Europe, such as the white-backed woodpecker and the lady’s slipper. The Karwendel Nature Park is also home to the largest population of golden eagles in the Alps.

Stage 1
Stage 1 starts at the top station of the Karwendel cable car and ends at the Gramai Alm (1,267m), which blends beautifully into the natural surroundings. The “Natur Spa” is a wonderful "feel-good spot" to rest and relax. You can reach the starting point either on foot or by cable car.
Stage 2
Stage 2 of the Karwendel tour can be completed on two alternative routes, both lead to the magnificent Sonnjoch, at 2,457 metres the highest peak in the Achensee region. From there, you can either walk to the Lamsenjochhütte (1,953m) or return to the Karwendel cable car in Pertisau.
Stage 3
Stage 3 begins at the Lamsenjochhütte. When you get up in the morning, you will be greeted by the spectacular rock faces of the Lamsenspitze (2,508m), your next destination. It’s the only summit of this stage, however the entire tour is long and demanding.


The Karwendel tour is a challenging hike aimed at experienced hikers. Its three stages run mostly on red (moderately difficult) and black (difficult) trails and require adequate experience in alpine terrain and thoughtful tour planning. Sure-footedness and a head for heights are essential. We also recommend taking a via ferrata set, which is a practical option. Follow the link to read our tips for staying safe while hiking!

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