Hopfgarten - Langer Grund(MTB route 226)

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  • MediumLevel
  • access_time2:30 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt21,1 kmDistance
  • terrain1440 mHighest point
  • trending_up850 mUphill
  • trending_down10 mDownhill
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Tiefentalalm, Kelchsau

Tour information

Attention: Access to the Langer Grund valley in Kelchsau is  closed! Due to construction work on a small hydroelectric power station, access to the Langer Grund valley will be closed from 12.10.2020 until presumably autumn 2021.
 
Starting point: free car park P3 at the Wasserfeld in Hopfgarten. (after the Hopfgarten information office, continue along the main road in the direction of Kitzbühel, turn right after the railway underpass over the bridge).
 
From the Wasserfeld car park, the route leads along the road in the direction of Kelchsau. Now always head into the valley through the village of Kelchsau until you reach the toll booth. Here the trail splits left into the Kurzer Grund valley and right into the Langer Grund valley, where the destination of the route, the Tiefentalalm, is also located. From here it is another 12 kilometres or so of continuous ascent. Always along the idyllic stream, the trail now leads on a forest road into the Langer Grund (cycle path number 226) first to the Moderstock Alpine Inn and then further on gravel to the Erla Brennhütte. Here you can enjoy the peace and quiet with breathtaking views of the untouched nature of what is probably the most beautiful side valley of the Kitzbühel Alps. The Kelchsau is one of the largest alpine pasture areas in Tyrol. In summer, around 3,900 animals graze here, of which around 3,500 are cattle. In this extensive alpine area with its healthy and lush alpine meadows and its alpine herbs, man, animal and nature still live in harmony.
 
From here you can now continue over several alpine pastures to the head of the valley to Tiefental. The Tiefentalm awaits you there. With an age of around 500 years, it is one of the oldest still preserved alpine huts in Tyrol (no bar).
Take the same route to return to the starting point
 
 

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Hopfgarten - Langer Grund(MTB route 226)

Features

  • check Medium difficulty / red
  • Asphalt, gravel
  • Cycling helmet & cycling clothing
    sun protection & rainwear
    cash & mobile phone
    cycling map (from the tourist info centres in the region)
    water bottle with sufficient water & snack
    repair kit & first-aid kit
  • From Innsbruck/Munich: A12 exit Wörgl Ost - feeder road B178 towards St. Johann i. T. & Kitzbühel - after tunnel exit towards Hopfgarten - at roundabout take B170 towards Hopfgarten - in Hopfgarten through railway underpass and right over bridge towards Kelchsau - car park is on right hand side on Kelchsauer Straße immediately after crossing.

    From Kitzbühel: B170 Brixentalstraße direction Wörgl - in Hopfgarten before the second railway underpass turn left direction Kelchsau - cross the bridge - car park is on the right hand side at Kelchsauer Straße immediately after the crossroads.
  • P3 Wasserfeld car park: free of charge - in the direction of Kelchsau, directly after the underpass

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