For those looking for a little extra exertion and “altitude adjustment,” there are any number of logging roads up into the meadows.
You have a number of cycling options around Barmsee lake, to Wallgau or Mittenwald, along the Isar river and even a fully-maintained cycling path to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Because our high valley is so wide, our cycling paths were laid out relatively flat. If you ride out to Mittenwald or Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can easily return to Klais and our campground by railway. Pastures are usually accessible from May to early October.
Special cycling maps for all age groups are available at the reception.
There’s a lot of ground to cover here!
1387 m, approx. 400 m elevation gain, cycling path to Mittenwald, cross the road at Isarhorn and follow Seinsbach along the logging road, veer upward to the right before the shooting range and follow the steep climb of the road. The managed meadowland just 50 m further down over the ridge.
1600 m, approx. 600 m elevation gain, starting from the hiker’s car park in Krün, cross the bridge over the Isar and then veer left, following the logging road and the signs.
1464 m, Schachen, 1866 m, to Elmau via Klais, then follow the logging road up to the huts after Gut Elmau.
1621 m, toward Wallgau via Barmsee lake (approx. 600 m elevation gain), at the halfway point, veer onto the route to Finzalm and Krüner Alm. Follow the signs toward Krüner Alm and leave your bicycle at the utility cableway. It’s just a ten-minute walk to the base of the Krüner Alm meadow with its spectacular view of the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains.
Rundtour Esterbergalm, Pfeifferalm, Gschwandtnerbauer
Ride along Barmsee in the direction of Wallgau and follow the signs to Esterbergalm. This managed meadowland is beautifully situated in a high open valley between Wank and Hoher Fricken at 1294 metres. Continue on down toward Partenkirchen and onto a panoramic route with amazing views over the Wetterstein to Pfeifferalm at approximately 1000 metres. Soak up some sun on the southern slope before getting back on the return loop to Tennsee. Also recommendable is a quick detour to the Gschwandtnerbauer inn at 1020 m, among the most popular day trip destinations in the area with a breathtaking view from the Zugspitze to the Karwendel mountains.