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Via Alpina - Red trail - From the Inn valley to the north - Karwendel Alpine Park

Long-Distance Hiking recommended route

Via Alpina - Red trail - From the Inn valley to the north - Karwendel Alpine Park

Long-Distance Hiking · Innsbruck and its surroundings
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  • Sonnenuntergang am Karwendelhaus
    / Sonnenuntergang am Karwendelhaus
    Photo: Andreas Ruech, Andreas Ruech
  • / Hallerangerhaus
    Photo: DAV/Stefan Wolf
  • / Angeralm mit Blick Richtung Karwendelhaus
    Photo: Andreas Ruech, Andreas Ruech
  • / Karwendelhaus in der Abendsonne
    Photo: Andreas Ruech, Andreas Ruech
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From the Inn valley northwards - Alpenpark Karwendel (alternative route to standard stage R43) in 3 daily stages
difficult
Distance 43.2 km
15:50 h
2,136 m
3,453 m
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Anne W. 
Update: September 14, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
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Highest point
2,641 m
Lowest point
963 m
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Rest Stop

Bergstation der Hafelekarbahn (2269 m)
Pfeishütte
Hallerangerhaus
Karwendelhaus

Start

Innsbruck (2,283 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.312044, 11.382166
DMS
47°18'43.4"N 11°22'55.8"E
UTM
32T 680044 5242593
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Destination

Scharnitz

Turn-by-turn directions

1st day: Innsbruck - cable car Nordkette Hafelekar - Goethe trail to the Pfeishütte - Stempeljoch - Wilde-Bande trail - Lafatscher Joch - Hallerangerhaus, 5h (medium)

Pfeishütte (1.950 m) Veronika & Michael Kirchmayer - Tel. +43 720 316 596

info@pfeishuette.at

Hallerangerhaus (1,768 m) Kerstin and Thomas Lehner - Phone: +43 664 8937583

info@hallerangerhaus.at

 

2nd day: Hallerangerhaus - Karwendelhaus, 7-8h (difficult)

Variant through the Hinterautal valley to Scharnitz (easy)

Karwendelhaus (1,765 m) Ruech family - Tel.: +43 720 983554

info@karwendelhaus.com

 

3rd day: Karwendeltal - Scharnitz, 4h (easy)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
47.312044, 11.382166
DMS
47°18'43.4"N 11°22'55.8"E
UTM
32T 680044 5242593
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Der Goethe Weg in Tirol
  • Stage 4 - Karwendel Höhenweg
  • Innradweg
  • Romedius Church Circuit
  • Auf den Spuren von Kaiser Franz I zur Kaisersäule
  • Auf einen kleinen Aussichtsgipfel neben der Thaurer Alm: Thaurer Rosskopf
  • From the Thaurer Almparkplatz over the Thaurer castle to the Romediwirt
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
43.2 km
Duration
15:50 h
Ascent
2,136 m
Descent
3,453 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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