This hiking tour starts at the parking space at Gasthof Talwirt. Here you will find local delicacies and you can buy smoked bacon. The Hüttschlager Bauernladenstüberl is also nearby, where you can also buy products from their own production.
You go past the farm Stockham in direction to Kreealmen. Right at the beginning of the path to the Kreealmen a short detour to the Kreealm waterfall is definitely worth. The waterfall falls over a 100 m high into the valley.
On the way up, you have the choice whether you prefer the forestry road or the short cuts through the forest. Shortly before the mountain huts you pass to a small chapel. This is a place to stop and should encourage every hiker to say thank you.
Two mountain huts await you on the Kreealm, the Kreealm-Kreehütte is the lower one, the upper one is the Kreealm-Bichlhütte. On both huts, you will be spoiled with delicacies from their own production (cheese, butter, bread, bacon or sausage). After a short rest, you continue uphill through a huge Kar to Murtörl. Here it is often very windy, it can happen that you hike everywhere with short sleeves and that on the Murtörl blow icy winds.
You hike along the path to the Nebelkarscharte and the Wasserfallscharte. You hike through the entire Tappenkar and finally reach the Tappenkarsee. The Tappenkarseehütte is an alpine club hut which can accommodate about 70 people - but please book the beds in advance (a sleeping bag is necessary here). You must try the Heidelbeerschmarrn. Sunsets are very impressive at the Tappenkarsee.
After a breakfast, you continue to the Draugsteintörl and the Filzmoossattel. Here is very beautiful gentian. This flower is the symbol of the Salzburg Almenweg, which goes through the Pongau in 31 stages. The stage from Tappenkarsee to the Filzmoosalm is a part of it. Approximately 50 m above the Filzmoossattel is the Filzmooshöhe. A slightly different, but beautiful summit cross attracts the hikers. A climb up there is definitely worth it.
When you turn around, you will see the Draugstein, which is majestically towering over the Ellmautal. This mountain is one of three limestone mountains within the valley and the clay on the Draugstein are said to be healing effects. The flora and fauna is unique because of the limestone. There are many flowers that can not be found elsewhere in the valley.
The descent takes place on a beautiful hiking trail, where you pass the typical Swiss stone pine trees. On the Filzmoosalm you will be pampered with delicacies from their own production. After a hearty snack, have a good night.
The next morning you will hike up to the Filzmooshörndl - from here you have a beautiful view to the surrounding mountains. Continue to the Stangersattel. You hike along the Ellmautal-Höhenweg, passing many small ponds as well as creepers. On the right side of the valley is the Buchbachkar. This is one of the areas in the valley where the most deers live. Especially in the autumn, you can hear many stags and if you're lucky you can even see some stag.
Then you reach the Remsteinkopf. The path leads down to the Bichlalm, where you have a particularly beautiful view over the whole Grossarltal. Just above the Bichlalm is a cross, where year after year a mountain church service is celebrated. Next to the cottage is a bank. Just sit down here and enjoy the moment...
For the hungry hikers there is a delicious snack on the Bichlalm. Often the Hirter (= man on the mountain hut) also plays on his harmonica. After a good rest, the path first leads a short distance along the forestry road to the entrance to the "Himmelsleiter". Stop, now you have to turn around and enjoy the panorama!
From here you have 2 options:
Option 1: You take the forestry road to the Lammwirt and then take the public bus or the car back to Grossarl.
Option 2: The somewhat steeper option leads over the "Himmelsleiter". This way leads to the majority through the forest. At the junction Finsterwald, you have the possibility to go by car from the farm Finsterwald or by hiking taxis to the valley or you continue walking past the Grafenalm (not farmed) as well as the Wandlehenalm (not farmed) until you finally reach the Eurpatisch (= monument the Scouts).
The walk continues along the Schattseitweg to the church of Grossarl. Follow the road to the center of Grossarl, the end of this hiking tour.