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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.

Explore the Karwendel mountains to the south of the Falzthurntal on a hiking tour to the Kaserjochspitze.
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 on foot or by cable car.
Tours in the Karwendel mountains offer unique summit experiences, such as the tour up the Sonnjoch which stands 2457 metres tall.
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.
The mystical landscape at Lake Achensee is guaranteed to delight nature lovers.
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.

Requirements

The Karwendel tour is a challenging hike and 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. Click here and read our tips for staying safe while hiking!

This trail explores a varied landscape as it travels along Lake Achensee from Achenkirch to the Gaisalm and to Pertisau.
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