A leisurely walk from the center of Grossarl along the foot- and cycle path to Mandldorf. From here, ascend to the Aigenalmen. You will walk steadily uphill through the spruce forest. After a small hunting lodge and feeding, you come to the lower Aigenalm - the Aigenalm-Paulhütte. Here you can enjoy a snack with homemade delicacies as well as a few warm dishes. After about a quarter of an hour you come to the Aigenalm-Mandlhütte. Here, too, you will be spoilt with delicacies from our own production. You will spend the first night on this alp.
After a delicious alpine breakfast, you continue through a large valley basin, past the Pucherhütte (not managed) to the Schmalzscharte. Continue over the Frauenkar to the Frauenkogel. Here, a particularly beautiful summit cross with a huge edelweiss awaits you. It was erected by the mountain rescue team of Grossarl in memory of their deceased comrades. Then climb up to the highest grassy mountain in Europe, the Gamskarkogel. The view up here has become world famous, it is simply unique. You can see over the whole chain of the Hohe Tauern and over the northernmost Limestone Alps, from the Wilden Kaiser to the Dachstein. After the somewhat strenuous climb, you definitely deserve a rest at a catered hut. The Bad Gasteiner Hütte (= Gamskarkogelhütte) is just right with its delicacies. Strengthened, you descend via the Tofernscharte and Tofernalm (not managed) to your accommodation for the second night, the Harbachalm. It is an old miners' hut from the 17th century. Here you absolutely must try the apple bread, which is a mixture between sponge cake and fruit bread.
Rested, we descend to the farm Hinterfeld, continue via the Wallner-Steig trail to the parking space Hebsanger. From here we take the forest road to the Reitalm. After a short break for refreshments, the trail continues uphill along a narrow path to the Rosskarkopfscharte. The descent takes you past the Hinterkaseralm (not managed) to the Vorderkaseralm. The industrious hikers are treated to various delicacies here. Afterwards, the trail leads to the Hub-Grundalm. The Hubalm area is one of the most wildlife-rich areas here in Grossarltal. It can happen that, especially in autumn, you hear a deer rutting (=tubing) or that a deer crosses your path... Then ascend to the Hühnerkaralm. Here you will spend the 3rd night.
Strengthened, you climb up to the Hühnerkarscharte. But that was already the most strenuous part of today, because from now on it's all downhill or straight ahead. First you reach the Aschlreitalm (not managed) and then the Hirschgrubenalm. A tasty snack made from products from our own farm awaits you here. Then you go to the inn Talwirt and the Bauernladenstüberl. You can stop at both and sample various regional products from the Grossarltal. Before taking the post bus back to Grossarl, you can also make a detour to the valley museum of the Grossarltal.
Rest stopsHirschgrubenalm, 1.564 m
Harbachalm, 1.612 m
Hühnerkaralm, 1.700 m
Vorderkaseralm, 1.719 m
Aigenalm-Mandlhütte, 1.342 m
Reitalm, 1.600 m
Aigenalm-Paulhütte, 1.280 m
Hub-Grundalm, 1.311 m
Getting thereTravel by car or post bus line no. 540 to the centre of Grossarl.
ParkingViehhauser petrol station in Grossarl (Eni petrol station)
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Equipmenthiking boots with grip sole, fruits, beverages (bottles which you can refill), rain clothes, toiletries, warm clothes, clothes for changing, torch, hiking map, sun cream, chocolate...
- 13 Waypoints
- 13 Waypoints