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Grossarl: Saukaralm

· 1 review · Hiking Trail · Großarl
  • Saukaralm
    / Saukaralm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Gerstreitalm
    / Gerstreitalm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Aussicht auf der Saukaralm
    / Aussicht auf der Saukaralm
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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Hiking tour to the Saukaralm, which is one of the most beautiful view points in Grossarltal.

moderate
11.4 km
5:00 h
1005 m
1005 m

From the village center of Grossarl, a path leads through the forest to Hertas Rast. Hertas Rast was named after pioneers of the tourism in Grossarl.

You hike up to the Vorderstadluck farm. Until there, you can also go up by car or hiking taxi. The hiking path leads through meadows and finally alpine meadows to the Gerstreitalm. Especially children have their fun here at the big playground. After your break with self-made delicacies, you hike upwards to the Röschenbergalm (closed.)

Through beautiful alpine meadows you reach the Saukaralm. This mountain hut is the highest mountain hut in Grossarltal. The view from here is simply unique. You can see the Hohe Tauern, the Hochkönig as well as the Tennengebirge and the Hagengebirge. Sunsets on the Saukaralm are particularly impressive.

Author’s recommendation

Sunsets are really impressive on the Saukaralm.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1818 m
895 m
Highest point
Saukaralm (1818 m)
Lowest point
Grossarl - village center (895 m)
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Equipment

hiking boots with grip sole, hiking map

Tips, hints and links

Hiking in Grossarltal

Start

Grossarl - village center OR Sonneggweg (899 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.237920, 13.201040
UTM
33T 363842 5233173

Destination

Saukaralm

Turn-by-turn directions

OPTION I: From the village center of Grossarl, you hike on the hiking path no. 17 (Hertas Rast) to the Vorderstadluck farm - approx. 1 h (until here you can go by car or hiking taxi). You ascend on the path no. 65 (or 65A via the Gerstreitalm, 1,575 m - about 1 h) to the Saukaralm, 1,850 m (about 1 h from the Gerstreitalm or about 2 h from the Vorderstadluck farm).

OPTION II: You go by car or hiking taxi on the Sonneggweg just before the Sonneggbrücke. You hike up the forestry road (no. 65B) to the Saukaralm, 1,850 m (approx. 2 h).

Back on the same route.

Public transport

public bus no. 540, hiking taxi Grossarltal

Getting there

You go by car or public bus no. 540 into the village center of Grossarl (and further on the Sonnseitweg to the Vorderstadluck farm) OR you go on the Sonneggweg in the district of Au just before the Sonneggbrücke.

Parking

parking in the south of Grossarl, at the gas station, Vorderstadluck farm OR at the Saukaralm parking

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311

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Comments and ratings (1)

Gerold Hahn
2017-08-13
Tolle Tour mit sehr schönen Ausblicken.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1005 m
Descent
1005 m
Tour route Scenic With refreshment stops Insider tip

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