The Karwendel Höhenweg trail through Austria’s biggest nature park overcomes 60 km and impressive 7,000 m of altitude difference
The Karwendel Alpine Park, the largest nature park of Austria comprising a surface of more than 700 sqkm, invites to a spectacular tour of several days along the Karwendel High Route. The trail leads in 6 days from the valley bottom to the majestic peaks of the Karwendel Mountains, partly on demanding hiking paths requiring good physical condition. The five refuges invite to taste the Tyrolean specialities, and to enjoy an evening in the heart of a pristine natural landscape.
Here are the stages, the 1st and 3rd can be shortened thanks to the lift facilities: from Seefeld via the Seefeld High Plateau to the Nördling Mountain Hut (6.5 km), via the Ursprung Saddle to the Solstein Mountain Hut near Zirl (6.7 km), along the Gipfelstürmer Trail and the Goethe Path to the Pfeis Hut near Innsbruck (16.5 km), on the Wilde Bande Trail and the Via Alpina to the Bettelwurf Mountain Hut near Absam (8.9 km), on the Eagle Trail to the Halleranger Hut near Absam (5.8 km), and on the last stage descending through the Hinterautal valley to Scharnitz (19.3 km).
Starting point: Seefeld
Distance: 60 km
Walking time: 6 day stages
Altitude difference: some 7,000 m