Bike & Hike Tour to Dragon Lake

This tour to the Drachensee in the wonderful Tyrol is recommended for sporty bikers and experienced hikers who have a top condition. The difficulty of the route is classified as difficult , as the tour leads over black mountain trails and therefore requires a certain degree of surefootedness. The bike route is steep and requires good bike experience.

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Cow on meadow by lake

What makes the tour attractive?

  • Challenging mountain hiking and biking combination in scenically impressive scenery
  • Green alpine meadows, fabulous forests and magnificent views of the surrounding mountain landscape await you.
  • Two beautiful mountain lakes and idyllic mountain huts are the destination of the tour.

You can find hiking poles here

Key facts:

  • Ideal season: June to October
  • Length of the route: 23,9 km
  • Altitude difference: 1080 m
  • Difficulty: difficult tour, which combines Bike & Hike (good condition urgently necessary!)
  • Howto get there: by car (approx. 110 km from Munich center) on the A95 to Garmisch and further to Ehrwald in Tyrol or by public train to Garmisch and further to Ehrwald. Then by bus to Ehrwald Kirchdorf.
  • Bike Facts: riding time: approx. 3 h 10 min / route length: approx. 21.6 km / uphill elevation gain: approx. 830 m
  • Hike Facts: Walking time: approx. 1 h 35 min / route length: approx. 2.6 km / vertical meters uphill: approx. 250 m

The start:

Thestarting point is the center of Ehrwald (Tyrol).

From the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn cable car, the asphalt alpine road leads us very steeply uphill to the Ehrwalder Alm.

To all mountain boots

Green meadow with mountains

Challenging climb:

The Ehrwalder Alm rises majestically at an altitude of almost 1500 meters. The Ehrwalder Alm, which is open from mid-December to mid-April and then again from the end of May to mid-October, offers delicious delicacies for hungry hikers. Attention: Wednesday day of rest!

From here we follow the path, past the inn "Alpenglühen", further over the Gaisbach away, behind which again comes a steep, but short section. As we continue, the tour leads us with a pleasant gradient through a shady forest to the Seebenalm (1574 meters).

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Arrived at the Seebenalm, we bike the remaining short distance on a steep gravel path to the Seebensee, which lies idyllically, surrounded by lush green meadows with happy cows, in the midst of a wonderful mountain panorama.

From Seebensee (1657 meters), we continue left along the shore until we reach our first stage destination, the valley station of the material cable car from Coburger Hütte. There we park our bike and continue on foot from now on.

From here our foot march leads us over green meadows steeply upwards along the many serpentines to the Coburger Hütte (1917 meters). At the Coburger Hütte, the hosts entertain us in a cozy atmosphere and with delicious, down-to-earth food. The hut is open from June to the beginning of October.

Coburg hut with mountains


The Coburger Hütte is an ideal starting point for numerous extensions of the tour.

From here, for example, you can reach the Vorderer Drachenkopf at 2303 meters in about 2:15 h or make a round trip over the Vorderer Tajakopf at 2450 meters.

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The wonderful Dragon Lake:

We made it!

In front of you lies the impressive Dragon Lake, with deep blue water embedded in alpine rocky landscape, for magical mountain moments. Would you like to cool off in the ice-cold Dragon Lake? Even in high summer, a jump into the cool water is refreshing, yet pleasant and a fitting reward for the energy-sapping ascent.

The descent:

The way back is the same as the way there.

Recommended equipment:

- Mountain boots with profile sole and ankle protection

- Trekking backpack

- Telescopic hiking poles to relieve the knees

- Cold and weather protection according to the multi-layer principle

- Towel

- First aid kit

- Sunscreen and sunglasses

- Flashlight/headlamp

- Sufficient drinks and food

We wish you a lot of fun on the tour!