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Grossarl: Aigenalmen - Schmalzscharte - Bachalm

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  • Bachalm
    / Bachalm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Frauenkogel
    / Frauenkogel
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Aigenalm-Paulhütte
    / Aigenalm-Paulhütte
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Map / Grossarl: Aigenalmen - Schmalzscharte - Bachalm
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Hiking tour in Grossarl to the 2 Aigenalmen and the Bachalm.

moderate
16.9 km
8:00 h
1514 m
1435 m

From the Mandldorf, you can either hike along the hiking path or you take the forestry road in the direction to the Aigenalmen. The forestry road is also suitable for children's carriages.

You hike steadily upwards through the forest. The Aigenalm Chapel is definitely worth a visit. After a small hunting lodge you have to decide which mountain hut you prefer. The lower one is the Aigenalm-Paulhütte. Here, besides a snack with self-made delicacies, there are also a few hot dishes. You should definitively try the Kaiserschmarrn.

Just 15 min away is the Aigenalm-Mandlhütte. Here, too, you are spoiled with delicacies from their own production. Children prefer to play on the little brook. Of course both mountain huts can be combined with each other.

Through a large mountain area you come to Schmalzscharte. From here you could descend to Bad Hofgastein. Up here, you have a beautiful view to the Frauenkogel.

You hike down to the Bachalm. There, you are spoiled with self-made delicacies. You hike down along the forestry road or along the short-cuts through the forest to the valley. At the Hasler-Heimalm (closed) you better take the hiking path, then you are faster as when you walk along the road. At the Schmiedhof farm, you take the Panoramawanderweg towards Grossarl. You walk past the Hotel Moargut until you finally come back to Mandldorf, the starting point of the tour.

Author’s recommendation

You could hike up to the Frauenkogel, 2,424 m, if you like a real summit experience.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Schmalzscharte, 2278 m
Lowest point
Grossarl - Mandldorf, 904 m
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Equipment

hiking boots with grip sole, hiking map

Tips, hints and links

Hiking in Grossarltal

Start

Grossarl - Mandldorf (919 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.215850, 13.192340
UTM
33T 363127 5230736

Destination

Grossarl - Mandldorf

Turn-by-turn directions

You go by car or public bus in direction to Hüttschlag (approx. 2 km) and turn right to the Mandldorf. You go until the last farm. Here you have the choice whether you prefer to hike on the way (no. 41) or the short-buts through the forest. You reach the Aigenalm-Paulhütte, 1,280 m (approx. 1 h) or if you turn left in front of this mountain hut, you reach the Aigenalm-Mandlhütte, 1,342 m (approx. 1 1/4 h). You hike up on the path no. 41 where you pass the Pucher, 2,003 m (closed) and then reach the Schmalzscharte, 2,159 m (2 h). You hike along the ridge to the crossing to the Bachalm (approx. 1/2 h). Descent on the trail no. 42 to the Bachalm, 1,535 m (approx. 2 h). You descend on the path no. 42 to the Hasler-Heimalm, 1,113 m (about 1 h, closed) and continue along the trail to the Schmiedhof farm. Here you take the Panoramaweg no. 11 in the direction towards Grossarl and finally come back to the Mandldorf (approx. 3/4 h).

Public transport

public bus no. 540

Getting there

You go by car or public bus towards Hüttschlag and after approx. 2 km you turn right to the Mandldorf.

Parking

parking possibility in Mandldorf

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.9 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1514 m
Descent
1435 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Insider tip Summit route

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