July 1st - September 15th 2023
6 days / 5 nights
The Zillertal Alps invite you to dream with their majestic peaks, crystal clear lakes and deep valleys. At altitudes between 1,800 and 2,500 meters above sea level, you hike steadily southwards towards the border with South Tyrol. Unique panoramas reward the sometimes demanding stages.
Requirements and general information
During the tour in the Zillertal Alps you will mainly find yourself in alpine terrain. Appropriate mountain equipment, such as sturdy hiking shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, rain protection and protection against the cold must be taken with you. As well as a backpack, sufficient drinking water, food, sun protection, first aid kit, orientation aids, maps and a telephone. Inquire about the current weather situation and, if necessary, use alternative routes to reach your next accommodation.
The paths are signposted and marked, stay on the paths. There may still be snow in early summer.
The walking times are between 4 and 9 hours, it can be steep uphill and steeply downhill. Partly also a little exposed.
Accompaniment by an experienced hiking guide on request!
The carrying out of the tour is dependent on weather conditions! Alternative walking routes are always possible.
- 5 x Overnight stays with half board (2 x ***hotel, 3 x huts: communal bunks, hut sleeping bags mandatory, running water available (partly cold), toilets (partly without water flush)
- 1 x ride with bus from Schlegeisspeicher to Finkenberg
- 1 x Hiking map (1 x per room)
- Daily service hotline from 08.00 - 18.00 (also on weekends)
1st day: Individual arrival in Finkenberg
2nd day: You start today's tour by crossing the “Devil's Bridge”. After the path leads steadily uphill, you cross forests to get to the first viewpoint, the Kehlkopf, at 1577m above sea level. After a well-deserved rest with a beautiful view of the Tux Alps, we continue uphill. The last part of today's route takes you through the Ebenschlag natural forest reserve before you reach the Gamshütte at 1921m
Overnight in the Gamshütte.
approx. 6 km, approx 4 hrs, altitude difference á 1030 / â 10 m
3rd day: Today's stage takes you on the Berliner Höhenweg over steep grass flanks to the so-called Gray Plate. After a short descent you hike between mountain pines towards the Pitzenalm. Surrounded by several 3000m peaks such as the Zsigmondyspitze or the Ochsner, the path continues over alpine pastures to the Wesendlkarsee. Just a short distance and you will reach the Friesenberghaus at 2498m, the highest hut on the tour.
Overnight in the Friesenberghaus.
approx. 14 km, approx 7 hrs, altitude difference á 1100 / â 550 m
4th day: After the long stage yesterday, today's route offers a little more relaxation. The path first leads you to the Peterköpfl, this small pre-summit invites you to add another “Steinmandl” to the many already existing ones. Steinmandl are layered stones that stand out from their surroundings like a snowman. In the past, they were used to mark the paths in the rough high mountains, today they serve as unique photo motifs and offer the opportunity to immortalize yourself on the summit. The path continues towards the Friesenbergscharte. You finally follow the signs on the Berliner Höhenweg to the Olpererhütte. This hut towers majestically above the Schlegeis storage lake and, with a short suspension bridge, offers the ideal opportunity for a perfect souvenir photo.
Overnight in the Olpererhütte
approx 6 km, approx 3-4 hrs, altitude difference á 350 / â 450 m
5th day: Today you hike along the "Neumarkterweg" 502, which was newly created in 2007, into the Unterschrammacherkar. Towards 2 small mountain lakes and over a bridge that leads over the Unterschrammbach, switch to path 535 in the direction of Schlegeisstaussee. Next to the mighty dam, which was built in 1973 with a height of up to 130m, you come to a path that takes you to the foot of the dam. Now hike a little more parallel to the road to the Breitlahner inn.
From here you can take the public bus back to Finkenberg.
Overnight in Finkenberg
approx. 13 km, approx 5 hrs, altitude difference á 110 / â 1260 m
6th day: Individual departure or additional nights
Rates for arrangement per person in €:
01.07. – 15.09.2023
Double room (communal bunks in huts)
Supplement 2 x single room (communal bunks in huts)
Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 3,-- per person/per night)
Prices are subject to change
Notes on staying at an Alpine lodge:
- *Hut sleeping bag: blankets are available in the huts; necessary but mandatory is only a lightweight cotton/silk sleeping bag liner
- Overnight stay at the huts in communal bunks or sometimes multi-bed rooms.
- Due to their location, not all huts can offer running water, hot water or showers. In some cases there is also no flushing system in the toilets.
- On most huts, card payment is not possible. Take enough cash with you for food and drinks.
The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.
Prices are subject to change.
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