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Grossarl: Ellmaualm - Saukaralm - Gerstreitalm

Hiking route · Grossarltal
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  • Sunset on the Trögseen
    / Sunset on the Trögseen
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Sunset on the Saukarkopf
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Henerbichlalm, 1.826 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Ellmaualm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Enzian am Weg zur Gerstreitalm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Weg zur Saukaralm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Ellmaualm im Großarltal
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Die Trögseen im Großarltal
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Saukarkopf im Herbst
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Von der Ellmaualm zur Saukaralm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Jause auf der Ellmaualm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Saukaralm im Großarltal
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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Great panorama tour where you can have a stop at the Ellmaualm, the Saukaralm and the Gerstreitalm.
moderate
12.6 km
7:00 h
721 m
1166 m

This mountain tour starts in Ellmautal at the parking space Grund. You hike up on an path first through the forest then through meadows to the Ellmaualm. You pass the Grossellmau-Heimalm, which is closed.

At the Ellmaualm, you can taste self-made delicacies such as bread, butter, cheese, sausages or bacon. There is a playground for the children.

You continue along the Salzburger Almenweg to the Henerbichlalm (closed). As an option you can hike up to the Trögseen, which are beautiful mountain lakes. Then you hike to the Karalmen (closed) and finally to the Saukaralm. Here, the view to the surrounding mountains is amazing. Sunsets are awesome up there.

You descend via the Röschenbergalm (closed) to the Gerstreitalm. Here, children play on the playground nad the hikers enjoy self-made delicacies. Then you hike down to the village center of Grossarl.

Author’s recommendation

You could hike up to the Saukarkopf (approx. 1 1/2 h). The view is simply unique.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Spatkar, 1907 m
Lowest point
Grossarl - village center, 895 m
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Hiking in Grossarltal

Start

Grossarl - Grund (1345 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.234850, 13.268070
DMS
47°14'05.5"N 13°16'05.1"E
UTM
33T 368908 5232717
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Destination

Grossarl - village center

Turn-by-turn directions

You go by car or hiking taxi to the Ellmautal to Grund - parking. You hike up on the path no. 62 to the Grossellmau-Heimalm (closed) and on the same path to the Ellmaualm, 1,794 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). You hike along the "Ellmautal-Almsteig" (no. 63) to the Henerbichlalm, 1,826 m (closed) and further to the ridge. Then you follow the "Ellmautal-Höhenweg" (no. 64) to the Saukaralm, 1,850 m (approx. 2 h from the Ellmaualm).

You hike down on the path no. 65 to the Röschenbergalm, 1,744 m (closed) and further to the Vorderstadluck farm or you hike at the no. 65A to the Gerstreitalm, 1,575 m, and on the same path to the Vorderstadluck farm (approx. 2 h). Then you hike down on the path no. 17 (Hertas Rast) to the village center of Grossarl. You can go down by hiking taxi from the Vorderstadluck farm to Grossarl.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus no. 540, public bus Ellmautal no. 541

Getting there

You go by car or public bus (no. 540) to Grossarl. You can park at the gas station. Further by public bus (no. 541) into the Ellmautal to Grund.

Parking

parking space Grund

Coordinates

DD
47.234850, 13.268070
DMS
47°14'05.5"N 13°16'05.1"E
UTM
33T 368908 5232717
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311

Equipment

hiking boots with grip sole, hiking map

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.6 km
Duration
7:00h
Ascent
721 m
Descent
1166 m
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