Tourismusverband Großarltal

Harvest Festival in the Valley of the Alpine Pastures

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Großarltal

„The fox has run over the country“ – so say the locals – and has transformed the once lush green of the alpine meadows into harmonious reds, yellows and browns. Countless drops of dew sparkle like dazzling crystals in the morning sunlight. The warming sun is doing really well after the cool nights and the distance is almost limitless. Grossglockner, Dachstein, Hochkönig, Hochalmspitze - they are all within reach. Slowly it gets quiet in the mountains around the Großarltal. Even the tinkling of cowbells will be less by the end of September, as more and more animals return to the valley. The Senn people now have a little more time. They diligently collect blueberries and prepare a delicious „Schwoschzbe-Muas“ for hikers. It is farmer's autumn in the valley of the pastures.

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Tours & Highlights

  • 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
    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
    02:22
    2.83 mi
    1.2 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On this hike, you have the choice whether you want to hike up to the Aualm at an altitude of 1,795 meters or you would rather drive up by car. In any case, wait on the alpine hut already the dairy women with homemade delicacies on you.From here you climb the trail over the Liechtensteinkopf and the Wetterkreuz at Aukopf to the Schuhflicker. In the last piece of the 2,214-meter-high Schuhflicker vertigo and sure-footedness are required. From the top of the Schuhflicker you have a nice view of the Schuhflickersee. After enjoying the view, we continue to the said lake, which lies like a blue pearl in the middle of the rugged mountains. Afterwards you walk back to the Aualm via the chair.Tip: Especially worthwhile is a sunrise hike on the shoe teaser.

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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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  • Intermediate
    03:19
    6.28 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The starting point of the tour is at the Sonneggbrücke at the parking lot. From here you climb the forest path or the short cuts through the forest up to the Unterwandalm at 1,600 meters altitude. Here you can enjoy a delicious snack while the kids are having fun on the playground or petting animals.Strengthened, it continues at the same height to the Karseggalm at 1,603 meters. The Karseggalm is probably the most rustic and oldest alpine hut in the Grossarl Valley. Another special feature is the open fireplace in the middle of the Karseggalm. Homemade delicacies will not be missed on this mountain pasture.From the pasture you climb over the trail to the Breitenebenalm, which is located at 1,420 meters altitude. This alpine hut is known for its desserts such as Buchteln or Apfelstrudel. Here children can have fun in the large playground or feed the petting animals. Then you descend to the starting point of the tour.

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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
    04:42
    5.80 mi
    1.2 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Start of the tour is at the parking lot Grund in Ellmautal, a side valley of the Grossarl Valley. At the beginning you walk through the forest, then across alpine meadows to the Ellmaualm, which lies at 1,794 meters altitude. Arrived on the Ellmaualm await you a wonderful panoramic view and homemade delicacies. For children there is a small but nice playground. Strengthened then it continues on alpine meadows on the ridge, then you walk along the ridge to Gründegg at 2,168 meters. From here you have a fantastic view and if you feel like it, you can also make a detour to the beautiful Trögseen.After enjoying the panoramic view to the fullest, you hike over the ridge on the "Ellmautal-Höhenweg" and then descend to Loosbühelalm. The Loosbühelalm is known for its goat cheese, but there are also products from Kuhmlich. Here, in addition to the traditional snack with home-made delicacies, there are also hot dishes. Children are especially happy at the great playground of the Loosbühelalm on the way. Then you either descend via Forstweg or via the short cuts through the forest to the parking lot reason, the starting point of this tour.

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  • Difficult
    04:35
    6.69 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The start of this hike is the parking lot in the valley of Hüttschlag. At the beginning you walk past the Talmuesum and out of the valley to the old Haussteingut. From here we continue through the forest. You have the choice whether you want to hike on the forest road or over the short cuts to the Hirschgrubenalm at 1,564 meters. On the Hischgrubenalm you have the first opportunity to strengthen yourself with products from our own production.Continue on a mountain trail to the Aschlreitalm, which lies at 1,785 meters. Here you have the second opportunity to enjoy homemade specialties. Strengthened then it goes uphill through a forest-free alpine area, up to the ridge, which offers a unique view of the glacier of the 2,884 meter high Keeskogel - the highest and only glacier in the Grossarltal. From here you descend to the Modereggalm, which is located at 1,720 meters. At the Modereggalm there are also delicacies from home-made specialties. The descent from the Modereggalm is then a rather steep path, where you get back to the starting point of the tour.

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  • Intermediate
    01:13
    2.10 mi
    1.7 mph
    650 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Comfortable you drive with the gondola on the panorama plateau. From the mountain station of the Panoramabahn Großarltal at an altitude of 1,840 meters, it goes uphill on the gravel road. You walk past the Naturplatzl to the 2,027 meter high Kreuzkogel. Arriving at the summit of the Kreuzkogel, you can expect a magnificent view of the Grossarl and the Gastein valley. Below the Kreuzkogel is the Skialm, where you will be treated to local delicacies. Back it goes the same way.You can also do this walk with the stroller. A minimum of condition and a roadworthy buggy are necessary.

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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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  • 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
    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
    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
    14
  • Distance
    104 mi
  • Duration
    74:08 h
  • Elevation
    37,900 ft
Harvest Festival in the Valley of the Alpine Pastures
Hiking Collection by
Großarltal