blick auf kartell speicher fahrweg zur darmstaedter huette
blick auf kartell speicher fahrweg zur darmstaedter huette

MTB tour Moostal valley and Darmstädter Hütte

Beautiful tour from St. Anton am Arlberg into the heart of the Verwall Mountains: crisp ascents alternate with leisurely sections through varied landscapes from forests to alpine pastures, a lake and high alpine rock and glacier areas.

Our mountain bike tour to the Darmstädter Hütte mountain hut starts in St. Anton am Arlberg. At the Julius-Lott-Weg path we underpass the Arlberg road and reach the bridge over the Rosanna river. First, we take the forest road (MTB route no. 771) up the meadow slope and through the forest, which then runs along the ski slope above the Moostal valley towards south. A longer section follows at altitudes between 1,600 and 1,700 metres a.s.l., which leads through an alpine meadow landscape to the Tritschalpe. Then the ascent to the Rossfallalpe and the Kartellspeicher reservoir (2,000 metres a.s.l.) starts.

Past the reservoir, a last, crisp ascent follows, which takes us up to almost 2,400 metres a.s.l., where the Darmstädter Hütte is located on a hill. The mountain hut is surrounded by peaks of more than 3,000 m of the Kartell Group in the Verwall Mountains. After a well-deserved lunch break, we later descend via the same route. The wide gravel road is technically hardly a challenge, but nevertheless caution is required during the descent, especially in the upper section due to the partly sharp stones.

Author: AT

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Starting point: St. Anton am Arlberg, Rendlbahn valley station
Destination: Darmstädter Hütte
Signpost: MTB-Route no. 771
Distance: approx. 12.5 km each direction
Cycling time: about 3.5 hours uphill, 1 hour downhill
Altitude difference: approx. 1,140 m
Altitude level: between 1,300 and 2,390 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: June 2019

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