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Watzmann-Hochkönig North-Loop: Stage 3: Reit im Winkl - Ruhpolding

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Map / Watzmann-Hochkönig North-Loop: Stage 3: Reit im Winkl - Ruhpolding
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A real mountain tour; because as soon as we leave the romantic Weitsee, the route continue from Alpine pasture to Alpine pasture: Röthelmoosalm, Hinteralm, Gleichenbergalm and Steinbergalm all lie on the way to Ruhpolding.
moderate
Distance 33 km
3:46 h
1,030 m
1,150 m
 

On the following Federal road, we begin on the right to the Entfeldmühle, where we again leave the road. Always following the Alzbach river the route rises moderately to the Alpine pastures of the Pötsch and the Sotteralm. These are wonderful places to enjoy nature in peace. A meadow path leads us to the edge of the forest, where we ride on a narrow forest path down to the Weitsee (lake). Next to the Federal road, there is a gravel path we can use now and again, however we must still cycle a short stretch on the paved road, until we again reach a parallel running forest path, which leads to the junction of Wappbachtal (valley). At the "Protected Nature Area" sign and Röthelmoos, we leave the path and turn left into the woods. Slightly upwards, we cycle next to the romantic stream up to the Röthelmoos (swamp). Arriving at the Röthelmoos, a large flat pasture area with farmhouses opens up. At the intersection with the large Spruce and the wayside cross, we continue straight, and at the next crossing turn left up into the forest. We pass on the right below the Scwarzlachenstube (cabin), and cycle about 700 m uphill, after which the route continues parallel to the slope in the direction of the Eschlmooshütte (cabin), where a larger pasture overlooks the Röthelwandkopf and to the left the Hochgern Mountains. From the Eschelmooshütte, we turn left (slightly uphill) and then turn right again down into the woods. Now begins the most impressive section of the stage. We cross a gorge, where the narrow, very stony path on a steep wall runs about 100 metres above the gorge. On the other side of the gorge rises the imposing wall of the Rötlwandkopfs (good brakes and concentrated biking required). We then cycle on stony ground further downhill, passing a reservoir on our way to the Menkenböden hut. Shortly after we change sides at the stream, we turn right, up to the Gleichenbergalm (cabin). After the cabins, on the right hand side, the route continues steeply downhill into the valley of the Schwarzen Ache. We then have a very steep ascent in the direction of the Bründlinghaus, until we turn left onto a path which leads us almost exactly to the Steinbergalm (cabin). From the Steinbergalm we cycle about 6 km on a paved road down to Ruhpolding. There, you will find a new Tourist Information at the train station.

 

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Sabine Zölß, Alpstein GmbH
Update: September 18, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,099 m
Lowest point
655 m
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Tips and hints

Chiemgau Tourismus e.V. 
Leonrodstraße 7, D-83278 Traunstein

Tel.: +49 (0)861 90 95 90-0
Fax:   +49 (0)861 90 95 90-20
info@chiemgau-tourismus.de

www.chiemgau-tourismus.de

Start

Reit im Winkl (691 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.677980, 12.470110
DMS
47°40'40.7"N 12°28'12.4"E
UTM
33T 310115 5283610
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Destination

Ruhpolding

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Coordinates

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47.677980, 12.470110
DMS
47°40'40.7"N 12°28'12.4"E
UTM
33T 310115 5283610
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
33 km
Duration
3:46 h
Ascent
1,030 m
Descent
1,150 m
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