Karwendel bike trip – Mittenwald

Right after the previously reported bike skill training we made a trip to Mittenwald (Karwendel mountains) – of course for mountain biking! There we tested the before learned techniques and enjoied the beautiful landscape.

For our tours through the mountains we were well prepared since we had downloaded the most promising (and classic) routes on a Garmin GPS device (thanks to Doreen for lending it to us). Regrettably, the part of real single trails was very low and most of the ways were forest or alp roads. So for understandable reasons we searched for every little path (dashed line in the map) close to our route. Sometimes we were successful and in other cases we were crawling down some creeks w/o any trace of a track (except a warning sign for risk of life at the end of the creek).

By using the new technique for stepp descents (propably not in a right way) I had a littly accident with a rollover which caused some scratches and a dent in the bike frame! Thx Tobi 😉 … usually I use to be far behind the seat so that rollovers are impossible!

To go on with bike damages – Denise broke her bike frame by jumping over a tiny bump. Luckily not so far away from our flat … So for the next tour we had to rent a new bike, which was really heavy and therefore a bad example for a full-suspension mtb.

Nice track on the Kranzberg. In the background the Wetterstein mountains

View from Kranzberg to Mittenwald and Karwendel massif

That are my shoes, and lake Wildensee and again the Karwendel mountains

Early morning fog

Typical one-hand portrait when there are no other passersby

Picturesque ensemble of old maple trees at Kleiner Ahornboden

Mountain idyll near Eppzirler Alm

Bizzare rock formations

Technical section on one of the few trails

Deep gorge with a nice track along ... the sign at the start indicated that this path would only be for expert pedestrians, but from above it looks like a nice bike trail!

A little tumble on rocky ground led to those scratches and this dent ...

The above mentioned broken bike frame

Always well equiped - my box of bike tools. We decided to dump the frame directly in Mittenwald, so we removed some of the usefull parts

The result of 10 minutes work

Denise on her rented bike - having fun by crossing a river directly

The map said, there IS a trail ...

... This sign says, there WAS a trail. One of these at the start of the creek would have been useful!

To close this post - here one of the few nice trails



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4 responses to “Karwendel bike trip – Mittenwald

  1. Seuche

    Hey MTB Fellows,
    ouch! Your Karwendel bike trip sounds really material murderously. Now, Mat, you can finally realise your carbon bike dream ;-), and you, Denise, can at last buy a proper bike sophisticated demands. I’m looking foreward to your next bike trip together.
    Nighty, nighty

    • Mat

      Hi Micha,
      First of all, I already have a carbon bike! 😉 But I know what you’ve ment … a mtb of carbon needs to wait for two reasons:
      a) I try to get a new Canyon frame for guarantee – that means a new one for free!!! 😀
      b) As you see, my bike skills are still not very good – which means a lot of trail strike! Sooner or later that would cause expensive problems! 😉 So for now I stay at aluminum for mtb applications …

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  3. Denise

    Hi Micha,
    my new bike was already conveyed by Canyon. So it will arrive this week, hopefully. 🙂 So hope to meet you (and Doreen) soon for the next bike trip together with Mat an my new Canyon Fully. Maybe in the “Harz” mountains, because I´d like to have more trail feeling than during our Karwendel bike trip. 😉

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