Mountain Biking
Difficulty: difficult

Bike and Hike Bayreuther Hütte - Rofanspitze

Bike tour to the Bayreuther Hütte including 3-peak hike to the Vordere Sonnwendjoch, Sagzahn and Rofanspitze. Return via the Marchgatterl,  the Zireiner Alm and the Bergalm.

Length 25.08 km
Duration 7:00 h
Altitude
1802 hm
1802 hm

Bike:

The relatively steep forest track leads to the scenic Alpine pastures to the south of the Rofan Range to the Bayreuther Hütte. The views from above the treeline are magnificent (1600m).

Hike:

Behind the Bayreuther Hütte, follow the signs for "Sonnwendjoch / Sagzahn" and continue through the Alpine pastures surrounding the Berger Kopf to the beautiful Vorderes Sonnwendjoch peak cross (2224m). Continue on to the striking Sagzahn peak (2228m). From there, descend directly via an exposed but well-secured little path with easy climbing sections through the steep western flank and then slightly uphill until just before the Schafsteig Saddle. Continue through the grassy slopes diagonally up hill to the Rofanspitze (2259m).

Descend via the Schafsteig Saddle and Marchgatterl past the Zireiner Almen (1698m) and the Bergalm to the Bayreuther Hütte. Ride downhill by bike to the starting point.


Author’s recommendation
This demanding mountain tour is certainly one of the most beautiful circular tours in the Rofan Range.
Author

Alpbachtal Tourismus


Safety guidelines

Bike (medium difficulty) / Cycling time: 2 h 30 min / Route length: 16 km / Elevation gain: 940 metres.

Hike (difficult) / Walking time: 4 h 30 min / Route length: 9 km / Elevation gain: 840 metres

You are in high Alpine terrain. Surefootedness is required on the way to the peaks.

Please note: physically demanding!


Directions

Bike:

The relatively steep forest track leads to the scenic Alpine pastures to the south of the Rofan Range to the Bayreuther Hütte. The views from above the treeline are magnificent (1600m).

Hike:

Behind the Bayreuther Hütte, follow the signs for "Sonnwendjoch / Sagzahn" and continue through the Alpine pastures surrounding the Berger Kopf in a westerly direction. Follow the signposted uphill trail through a narrow rocky valley to the Vorderen Sonnjochs' broad eastern ridge. The trail winds its way through rocky/grassy terrain with one wire rope secured section to the beautiful Vorderes Sonnwendjoch peak cross (2224m). 

To the Rofanspitze: from the peak, descend directly via an exposed but well-secured narrow path with easy climbing sections. Cross the steep western slope and then climb gently uphill lateral to the ridge until you reach signposts shortly before the Schafsteig Saddle. Head west through the grassy slope diagonally up to the Rofanspitze (2259m). 

Descend via the Schafsteig Saddle and Marchgatterl to the Bayreuther Hütte: from the peak take a narrow ridge in a north-easterly direction and hike down to the Schafsteigsattel (2174m).  At the signposts, turn left onto the Schafsteig trail towards "Marchgatterl / Zireiner See" over secured steep steps and over rough terrain, down to Marchgatterl (1905m). At the large signpost with a bench, turn right towards the "Bayreuther Hütte / Lake Zirein" through mountain pine covered terrain towards Lake  Zirein. Shortly before this right turn hike via the saddle down to the Zireiner Alm (1698m). Descend a short distance along the access route until another trail branches off to the right towards the Bayreuther Hütte. Continue downhill to the rustic Bergalm (1596m) and from there diagonally across to the Bayreuther Hütte.

Bike:

From the Bayreuther Hütte back to the Grünsbach car park


Summit tour
Round trip
Rest stop
Details
Max. Altitude 2256
Start Car park Grünsbach Münster
End Car park Grünsbach Münster
Public access

From Innsbruck on the A12 Inn Valley motorway take the Wiesing/Achensee exit towards Wiesing, take the first roundabout turn-off to Münster. Drive through Münster, shortly after the northern end of the village turn left to the Grünsbach hamlet. At Gasthof Astner, continue briefly uphill along the tarmacked road and for a few metres on a gravel road through a section of forest to the small car park a few metres before a barrier (660 m from the turn-off at the Gasthof Astner). 

From Munich/Kufstein on the A12 Inn Valley motorway take the Kramsach/Alpbachtal exit, turn right towards Kramsach and take the second roundabout turn-off. Continue towards Münster until shortly before the village entrance. Turn right towards Grünsbach.

Public transport

Here you can plan your journey with Verkehrsverbund Tirol

Bicycle transport up to 5 bikes

Line 601 - Bus stop: Münster Grünsbach

Parking

Car park at the beginning of the woods shortly before a barrier on the forest track - 660 m after the turn-off at Gasthof Astner in Grünsbach.

Equipment

Bike: Helmet, sun glasses, bike shorts, rain proof jacket, hat, drinking bottle, map, first aid kit, mobile phone, camera, bike lock, replacement inner tube, mini tool kit, bike pump, puncture repair kit, sealing (repair) tape, sun cream, energy food (muesli bar), snack, ...

Hike: sturdy shoes and suitable clothing

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