Silent mountain tarns, soft alpine pastures, deep ravines
This tour greets you with the full variety of our mountain landscapes in which you will be able to spend a full day, if you so choose. However, if you prefer to cut your expedition short, there are numerous detours along the way. Or, call the “Alm Taxi” and have the driver chauffeur you all the way back – that works equally well.
Difficult hike, good stamina required
You will set out from the mountain terminal of the quad chairlift at the Tauplitzalm, making your way west to the Steirersee. Be sure to take a detour to the Steirersee-Bankerl, where you will be treated to magnificent views of the legendary Sturzhahn, a peak first climbed by mountaineering icon Heinrich Harrer. After that, you will first hike alongside the Steirersee before coming to the Schwarzensee: This lake’s crystal-clear water invites you to refresh body, mind and soul. Behind the Schwarzensee, you will now begin an alpine hike via the Leistalm (hut serving refreshments) and over a low mountaintop to the plateau just beyond, where you will likewise encounter huts. Now make your way via the Kampboden until you reach the turn-off for the trail leading up to the Almkogel. The trail becomes steeper – you will need approximately one and half hours to reach the summit (elev. 2116 m) via the south face. There is a significant drop just behind the summit cross and the views are very impressive!
If you wish to extend your hike, make your way
down via the Interhüttenalm – surrounded by areas of lush pastures. You will
pass a rushing wild-water stream and hike through deep canyons. In the
Grimmingbach ravine, you will be treated to truly fascinating mountain scenery.
Follow the trail markings as far as the Gnanitzalm, where you will be greeted
by rustic huts serving good coffee as well as homemade pastries. And if you’re in the mood for something heartier, they have
that too. At the gate for the Gnanitzalm, you can also call the Alm Taxi to
pick you up: +43 664
888 666 88. If you prefer to hike back to the Tauplitzalm, you will
need another one and half hours. For the most part, this tour is easy, though
due to the time required (roughly 8 hours) it can become quite strenuous. Keep
within your limits!
Make a right at the Interhüttenalm, head west, then hike back to the mountain station at the Tauplitzalm.
For the most part, this tour is easy, though due to the time required (roughly 8 hours) it can become quite strenuous. Keep within your limits!