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Hut Adventure Tour II

Long-Distance Hiking · Großarltal
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  • Maurachalm, 1.620 m
    Maurachalm, 1.620 m
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Beautiful 3-days-hiking tour from mountain hut to mountain hut - with a picturesque view to the mountains.
Distance 27.4 km
11:00 h
1,647 m
1,904 m
2,037 m
895 m
There are two possibilities to come to the Maurachalm: Either you hike along the forest road or you take the shortcuts through the forest. The first mountain hut is the Muggenfeldalm (closed), the second is the Maurachalm. This mountain hut is the northern most mountain hut in Grossarltal. Here you can taste self-made delicacies. Sometimes the people on the mountain hut are singing and playing traditional music. You hike further to the Auhofalm (closed) to the Kitzstein (Gabel). Up there, you have a picturesque view to the Salzachtal, the Hochkönig, the Tennengebirge and the Hagengebirge as well as the Hohe Tauern. You hike down to the Oberwandalm (closed) and further to the Karseggalm. This mountain hut is the oldest hut in Grossarltal and it is about 400 years old. There is no real floor in the hut and there is no electricity. Of course you get spoiled with self-made products too. After half an hour you reach the Unterwandalm, where you spend the night. Also here you can taste self-made bread, butter, cheese, bacon... Sometimes the man on the mountain hut plays his accordion. Sun sets are amazing.

You get woke up by the cow-bells. After a delicious breakfast you hike back to the Karseggalm and further to the Grosswildalm. You can eat something there. You hike further to the Kleinwildalm and to the Spatalm (both closed) and the Spatkar to the Saukaralm. This mountain hut is the highest mountain hut in Grossarltal. The view and sunsets are really amazing. You descend to the Gerstreitalm, where you spend the second night.

After a breakfast you hike downwards to the Vorderstadluck farm. From here you can go by taxi to the valley or you hike another hour to Grossarl.

Author’s recommendation

Sunsets are really worth to see up there.
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Update: January 02, 2023
Highest point
Kitzstein (Gabel), 2,037 m
Lowest point
Großarl Ortszentrum, 895 m
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Sonneggbrücke (Grossarl) (1,156 m)
47.277160, 13.237350
47°16'37.8"N 13°14'14.5"E
33T 366689 5237471


Grossarl - village

Turn-by-turn directions

1st day: You go by car or hiking taxi on the Güterweg Labenbach to the Sonneggbrücke - parking possibility. You hike up the way nr. 71 (sometimes there are shortcuts through the forest) on the crossroad "Maurachalm-Unterwandalm". You hike further straight ahead (= left) on the way nr. 71 to the Muggenfeldalm, 1.545 m (about 1 ¾ h, closed) and further to the Maurachalm, 1.620 m (about ¼ h). Then you hike up on the trail nr. 72 to the Auhofalm, 1.680 m (closed) and further on the ridge to the Kitzstein (Gabel), 2.037 m (about 1 ½ h). Descent to the Promaualm, 1.858 m and the Oberwandalm (both closed) and further to the Karseggalm, 1.603 m (about 1 ½ h). Then on the way nr. 70 to the Unnterwadalm, 1.600 m (about ½ h) – Overnight stay on the Unterwandalm.

2nd day: Hike from the Unterwandalm to the Karseggalm, 1.603 m (about ½ h), further along the forest road in direction to the Breitenebenalm, at the crossroad Breitenebenalm further straight ahead on the forest road. Now you go along the path nr. 67 to the Grosswildalm, 1.778 m (about ½ h). Hike along the path nr. 63 further to the Kleinwildalm, 1.806 m (about ¼ h, closed) and to the Spatalm, 1.808 m (about ½ h, closed) in the Spatkar. From here you hike the “Ellmautal-Höhenweg” (path nr. 64) to the Saukaralm, 1.850 m (about ¾ h). Descent on the path nr. 65 to the Röschenbergalm, 1.744 m (closed) and further on the path nr. 65A to the Gerstreitalm, 1.575 m (about 1 h) – Overnight stay on the Gerstreitalm.

3rd day: Descent on the path nr. 65A, then 65 to the Vorderstadluck farm (about 1 h). Then the path nr. 17 “Hertas Rast” to the market square of Grossarl (about 1 h).


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Getting there

You go by car or public bus (nr. 540) to Grossarl - parking possibility at the eni gas station or in the south of Grossarl. Further you go by hiking taxi to the Sonneggbrücke.


parking space at the Sonneggbrücke


47.277160, 13.237350
47°16'37.8"N 13°14'14.5"E
33T 366689 5237471
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Tappeiner Nr. 311


Hiking boots, fruits, beverages (bottles which you can refill), rain and wind protection, toiletries, warm clothes and clothes for change, flashlight, first-aid kit, hiking map, sun cream, chocolate, grandola bar...

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27.4 km
11:00 h
1,647 m
1,904 m
Highest point
2,037 m
Lowest point
895 m
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