Great round trip, where you have a real summit and some mountain huts.
Distance 14.1 km
You hike up on a forest road to the Muggenfeldalm (closed) and further to the Maurachalm. Sometimes you can take the shortcuts through the forest.
The Maurachalm is the most northern mountain hut in Grossarltal and you have a great view from there. Sometimes the Hirter (=the man who is responsible for the mountain hut) plays his harmonica.
You hike up to the Kitzstein (Gabel). There the panoramic view is unique.
Further you descend to the Karseggalm, which is the oldest mountain hut in Grossarl Valley. There is no electricity in the hut and the floor is out of loam and tree bark. Of course you can taste the self-made products like bread, butter, cheese or a schnaps.
After a break you hike down on the hiking path to the Breitenebenalm. Here you get a wide range of self-made cakes or even an apple strudel.
You can decide if you want to hike down the shortcuts through the forest or you take the way back to the Sonneggbrücke, which is the start point of the tour.
You go by car or hiking taxi on the Sonneggweg to the Sonneggbrücke - parking possibility. You hike up the way no. 71 (sometimes there are short-cuts through the forest) to the Muggenfeldalm, 1,545 m (approx. 1 3/4 h, closed) and further to the Maurachalm, 1,620 m (approx. 1/4 h). Then you hike up on the trail no. 72 to the Auhofalm, 1,680 m (closed) and further on the ridge to the Kitzstein (Gabel), 2,037 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). Descent to the Promaualm, 1,858 m and the Oberwandalm (both closed) and further on the path no. 70 to the Karseggalm, 1,603 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). Then you hike down to the Breitenebenalm, 1,420 m (approx. 1/2 h). Descent on the forest road or the short-cuts to the Sonneggbrücke, which is the start point of the tour (approx. 1 h).
all notes on protected areas
public bus nr. 540, hiking taxi Grossarltal
You go by car or by hiking taxi on the Sonneggweg in the district Au to the Sonneggbrücke