Koasa Trail – beautiful nature around St. Johann
The Koasa Trail, named after the Kaiser Mountains, takes you to the most beautiful and remote natural sites in the Kaiser Mountains and the surrounding mountain landscapes. North of the peaceful city of St. Johann in Tyrol lie the famous mountains. Picturesque valleys, endless mountain meadows and rugged, rocky peaks characterize the mountain landscape. As almost the entire mountain range is protected, neither roads nor cable cars lead up here — making it the perfect place to discover untouched Alpine nature.
On this five day hike, you'll cover a total distance of about 50 miles (80 kilometers) and gain over 15,000 feet (4,700 meters) in elevation. Each stage is fairly relaxed, however, meaning that most hikers (as long as you're in pretty good shape) will be able to comfortably complete the full Tour. The only exception to this is stage two, which will see you climb over 4,000 feet (1,300 meters) over 12 miles (20 kilometers). If this proves too much for you, we've provided a gentler alternative below.
Along the hiking trails, you will also find cozy Alpine huts and mountain inns where you can indulge yourself with Tyrolean delicacies. In the small towns and villages at the end of each stage, you will find a good selection of cozy B&Bs, holiday apartments and hotels.
The first leg of the Koasa Trail is a perfect hike to prepare you for the next few days. Via alpine meadows and along venerable chapels we ascend to the ridge of the Niederkaiser. From there you hike leisurely downhill to the stage destination Griesenau with a great view of the Wilder Kaiser.
The second stage of the Koasa Trail is a challenging circular walk through the Kaisberbachtal. Start and end point is the small town Griesenau. On your tour you walk along the Kaiserbach uphill to the Stripsenjochhaus. Up here, high above the valley bottom, the peaks of the Wilder Kaiser are literally…
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With a distance of over 20 kilometers and a difference in altitude of more than 1,200 meters, the second stage of the Koasa Trail is particularly suitable for persistent and experienced mountain hikers - everyone else can switch to this less sweaty variant instead. This hike also takes you through the…
The third stage of the Koasa Trail leads you through the enchanted Teufelsgasse up to the panoramic view of the Prostkogl. According to a legend, the devil has personally struck the narrow rock path in the mountain, so that the sinful souls can not find out more. But even without a devil, a tour through…
On the fourth stage of the Koasa Trail, the Grießbachklamm is an absolute highlight of the hike. On bridges and bridges you cross the picturesque gorge and then climb over alpine meadows to the promising Baumooskogel. After a rest on the alp of the same name, you descend to the stage destination St…
The fifth stage is the culmination of the Koasa Trail. On your way from St. Johann to Oberndorf, you hike along the Eifersbach to a dramatic waterfall, visit the Eichenhof reservoir and stand at the foot of the impressive Kizbühel Horn. Experienced mountain hikers can even climb the Horn - for that you…
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