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Grossarl: Gerstreitalm - Saukarkopf - Saukarkopf

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  • Sunset on the Saukarkopf
    / Sunset on the Saukarkopf
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  • / Saukarkopf
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  • / Sonnenuntergang auf der Saukaralm
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Saukaralm
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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Hiking tour to the Saukarkopf - from here you have a picturesque view. You get delicacies on the Saukaralm and the Gerstreitalm.
moderate
12.9 km
5:00 h
1,224 m
1,186 m

The way "Hertas Rast" through the forest starts directly in the village center of Grossarl. This way got its name because the name of the wife of tourism pioneers in Grossarl were Herta and Grete. Therefore the way was named after Herta. There is also a hiking path which is called Gretchen Ruhe. After the forest you hike on alpine meadows to the Gerstreitalm. You hike up further to the Röschenbergalm (closed) and further to the Saukaralm. There the view and the panorama are really awesome. You can see the Hohe Tauern, the Hochkönig and the Tennen- and Hagengebirge. From here you hike up to the Saukarkopf. And maybe you cannot believe it, but the view is even more awesome then from the Saukaralm.

As an alternatie to the trail there is the via ferrata "Bella Cascinaia" to the Saukarkopf.

After you have reached the summit of the Saukarkopf you can taste delicacies on the Saukaralm or on the Gerstreitalm - or on both.

Author’s recommendation

There is also a via ferrata to the Saukarkopf.

 

Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
Saukarkopf, 2,005 m
Lowest point
Großarl - Ortszentrum, 895 m
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Start

Grossarl - village center (899 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.237930, 13.201020
DMS
47°14'16.5"N 13°12'03.7"E
UTM
33T 363841 5233174
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Destination

Grossarl - village center

Turn-by-turn directions

You start directly in Grossarl and hike on the path nr. 17 (Hertas Rast) to the farm Vorderstadluck (about 1 h, it is also possible to go to Vorderstadluck by car or by hiking taxi). Then you take the way nr. 65. Further you take the way nr. 65A where the paths cross each other.  You stay on this way to the Gerstreitalm, 1.575 m (about 3/4 h from Vorderstadluck). Then you hike up the way nr. 65A, then 65 to the Saukaralm, 1.850 m (about 1 h) and further on the way nr. 65 to the Saukarkopf, 2.048 m (about 1 h). Back on the same way.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus nr. 540, hiking taxi Grossarl Valley

Getting there

You go by car or public bus into the village center of Grossarl (possibility to go further to the farm Vorderstadluck by car or hiking taxi).

Parking

parking possibility at the gas station and at the farm Vorderstadluck

Coordinates

DD
47.237930, 13.201020
DMS
47°14'16.5"N 13°12'03.7"E
UTM
33T 363841 5233174
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte tappeiner Nr. 311

Equipment

hiking boots with grip sole, hiking map

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Reviews

4.4
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Peter Herber
June 27, 2018 · Community
Gegangen am 25.06.2018 mit Bruno Start vom Parkplatz Vorderstadluck um 10:33h. Gipfel Saukarkopf (2048m) erreicht nach 1:50 Std, über Gerstreitalm (1575m) und Saukaralm (1850m). Abstieg wie Anstieg mit Einkehr auf der Gerstreitalm. Gesamtgehzeit 3h40min, (930HM).
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Josef Richtsfeld
August 09, 2016 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour . Wir sind vom Dorf über die Saukaralm und Kopf zur Gerstreitalm gegangen in der es super leckeren Kuchen gab.
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Mehryar ZAREPOUR
June 07, 2016 · Community
Although it was raining, the trek was nice and for the night we have stayed at Gerstreitalm. Vey nice and welcoming people. I really loved their local production and the taste was great. I enjoyed a lot. Thanks and hope to come back another time...
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Completed this Route on June 04, 2016
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.9 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
1,224 m
Descent
1,186 m
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