laserzsee lienzer dolomiten karlsbader huette
laserzsee lienzer dolomiten karlsbader huette

MTB tour Lienz Dolomites Road - Karlsbader mountain hut

This demanding mountain bike tour leads us from the East Tyrolean district capital of Lienz up to the Laserzsee lake at 2,260 m asl.

We start in the village centre of Lienz and cycle past Tristach (650 m asl.) until the junction of the Dolomitenstraße road (signposts to the lake “Tristacher See”). With an average gradient off 16 % the route proceeds up to the Dolomitenhütte mountain hut at 1,620 m asl. The asphalt surface is comfortable to drive but the continuous ascent demands a lot of stamina.

After a refreshment at the Dolomitenhütte, the gravelled path up to the Karlsbader Hütte mountain hut starts. Through an high alpine landscape we reach the timberline and cycle into the heart of the Dolomites. At 2,260 m asl. the beautiful mountain hut is located, only few steps from the Laserzsee lake. After this really arduous ascent, we get amply rewarded by the beauty of the landscape and a fantastic view on the High Tauern.

The racy downhill ride along the same route is managed in a fraction of the time. But it’s a little challenge for the brake pads!

Author: AT

difficulty: difficult
  • Starting point:
    Lienz
  • Time required:
    04:00 h
  • Track length:
    35,6 km
  • Altitude:
    from 658 m to 2.252 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +1677 m | -1677 m
  • Route:
    Lienz - Tristach - Kreithof - Dolomitenhütte - Karlsbader Hütte
  • Destination:
    Karlsbader Hütte
  • Resting points:
    Dolomitenhütte, Karlsbader Hütte
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    MTB tour Lienz Dolomites Road - Karlsbader mountain hut

If you want to do this tour, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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