A farmer's autumn in the Großartal

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Großarltal

When autumn comes around, the locals in this part of the world say, "The fox strolled over the land", turning the lush greens of the fields into harmonic shades of yellow, red and brown. And with these new hues comes a new type of landscape, one dressed in diamond-like dewdrops every morning. At this time of the year, the soft touch of the sun feels so good on your skin after the cool of the night, while the clear sky opens up spectacular views of the Großglockner, Dachstein, Hochkönig and Hochalmspitze. Slowly but steadily, the Alpine farmers who call this region home prepare for winter and retreat back to lower altitudes. Therefore, the once prominent jingle of cowbells fades away more and more with every new day in September as the cattle recede into the valley. And with more time to spare, the herdsmen and dairyman get to work picking blueberries to turn into a special type of jam. Farmer's autumn has already started in the mountains—and it's ready for you to enjoy.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    05:32
    7.37 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,925 ft
    2,925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This tour takes you on a journey through one of the most scenic and remote areas of the Eastern Alps. The largest natural mountain lake in the region awaits you, the Tappenkarsee, which you can admire incessantly from a narrow ridge. Later you will pass two excellent mountain huts that will provide you with the best home-made delicacies. Strengthened with a regional snack, you then go downhill on a comfortable hiking trail. Look up at the Draughsteinalmen, because here are due to the limestone many types of flowers that are otherwise very rare in the valley.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board.

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  • Difficult
    03:24
    6.42 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This tour focuses on the culinary and cultural experience. For in the midst of an already enchanting landscape, a truly rustic mountain jewel awaits you: the Karseggalm. It is the only remaining alpine hut in the Grossarltal, on whose open hearth still kneading cheese is made. Just entering and marveling at this ancient structure is well worth the way - and the cheese and the rest of the homemade food add to the experience even the cream canopy. You will not forget it!This tour is considered by the local tourist board as easy.

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  • Difficult
    02:29
    3.09 mi
    1.2 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This varied round trip takes you on a journey through one of the most amazing landscapes in the Grossarl Valley. The striking peaks of the Hochegg and the Schuhflickers and their rugged steep walls are real eye-catcher. Between them, the tiny Schuhflickersee has formed, around which a few mytenas are entwined ... But it's best to find out for yourself what's behind it!A little tip: From the top of the Schuhflicker you can experience the sunrise of your life in clear conditions. The short walk from the car park (about 45 minutes) makes this spectacle perfect to share with the offspring.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board. Only the last 30 meters to the summit require sure-footedness.

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  • Difficult
    05:15
    7.57 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,475 ft
    2,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    With children you can easily walk the first piece to the Igltalm, which is a paradise for little explorers. The rest of the way is a simple climb with high alpine views. From the top of the summit of the Heukareck you have a breathtaking view of the opposite Hochkönig massif and in very clear weather even on the city of Salzburg. A real experience!This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board.

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  • Intermediate
    01:05
    1.72 mi
    1.6 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This tour is perfect for you, if you want to show your children the world over the tree line or just do not feel like a strenuous mountain tour.Up the mountain, it's easy for you with the Panoramabahn Großartltal. At the top of more than 1,800 meters of altitude you go the connecting path to the mountain station Kreuzkogel, from which you constantly have the beautiful Grossarl Valley in view. On the way, a well-equipped picnic area awaits you, where you can relax and let the atmosphere take over. After less than one and a half kilometers, it is effortlessly uphill to the summit of the Kreuzkogel, from where you can let your gaze wander into the endless distance ...This tour is considered by the local tourist board as easy.

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  • Difficult
    10:05
    12.5 mi
    1.2 mph
    5,150 ft
    5,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This tour is clearly marked by the water: you hike from river to brook, from brook to lake and from lake to dam. Every body of water has its own character: Still and deep, flat and rushing, shallow and shimmering ... On this hike, you should definitely bring your best camera and capture a few of the natural moments with water.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board. However, basic fitness and sure-footedness are required.

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  • Difficult
    09:30
    13.6 mi
    1.4 mph
    5,350 ft
    5,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    A wonderful tour through a delightful mountain world. You'll be climbing more than 1,500 meters uphill, but you'll enjoy a seclusion that has become rare in the Alps. Once you have covered a few kilometers, it does not really remind you of the hustle and bustle in the valley and you can really let go of it. You should definitely pack adequate clothes and a snack in between.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board. However, basic fitness and sure-footedness are required.

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  • Difficult
    03:57
    6.03 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    There are four alpine pastures to discover here, which could not be more different. But they all have one thing in common: on each of them you will be welcomed with the best snack and heartwarming hospitality. In between, you have to pass through wild and dense forests and soak up the entire enchanting mountain ambience. A rustic alpine path connects the huts and shows you the way through nature.Of course you can stay overnight on all pastures. By the way, a reservation is recommended.This tour is considered by the local tourist board as easy. Basic condition is required.

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  • Difficult
    05:19
    6.71 mi
    1.3 mph
    3,025 ft
    3,025 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This tour takes you on the way to the craggy limestone summit of Draugstein through a beautiful, secluded area. Lush alpine meadows extend as far as the eye can see and enchant you here on your way through this enchanting mountain world. The ascent to Draugstein is quite crisp last time, but you should save some strength. But the view from above, which you could already suspect from the bottom, is simply outstanding. The effort is worth it! After descending from the summit you can return to the well-known Filzmoosalm on your way back to replenish your memories with the best regional delicacies.

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  • Difficult
    06:25
    6.73 mi
    1.0 mph
    3,925 ft
    3,925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    First an impressive waterfall, then a delightfully beautiful valley and then a wide, deserted plateau ... This tour offers you some unforgettable moments of nature, where you will get to know and love the rough mountain world of the Grand-Art.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board. However, basic fitness and sure-footedness are required.

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  • Difficult
    06:50
    10.0 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,675 ft
    4,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    By bus or car, you drive first to the bottom and then hike across a breathtakingly beautiful mountain landscape back to Grossarl. On the way you climb through a wild valley to the plateau "Filzmooshöhe", from which you constantly have a gigantic view of the surrounding peaks, forests and valleys. Continue on narrow trails along the ridge over the Filzmooshörndl and the Remsteinkopf until you can rest on the Bichlalm to recharge your energy level for the descent. After the Bichalm it goes on a gorgeous finish consistently downhill in the direction of Grossarl.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board. Basic condition is required.

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  • Difficult
    05:02
    9.55 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,800 ft
    2,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Four of the altogether 31 stages of the Salzburger Almenweg pass through the Grossarl Valley - and this is one of them. It leads you past some beautiful alpine pastures, including, for example, the quaint, rustic Karseggalm, where cheese is still produced directly above the hearth and there is no electricity. Of course, there are not only culinary highlights on the way - the path leads you through the beginning of a fantastically beautiful, wild mountains with raised bogs and endlessly wide alpine meadows. So this tour is a perfect combination of both - the enjoyment of regional delicacies and the eye-candy of the incredibly beautiful nature above the tree line.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board. Basic condition is required.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    91.3 mi
  • Duration
    64:53 h
  • Elevation
    32,475 ft
A farmer's autumn in the Großartal
Hiking Collection by
Großarltal