gentle alpine Meadows and glorious refreshment
This tour greets you with an array of charming landscapes: You will hike across gentle hillsides and lush alpine meadows, where, in early summer, the purple rhododendron and velvety blue gentian are in full bloom – out to the Steirersee, and to the Schwarzensee, a lake whose crystal-clear water and flat shoreline invite you to experience complete refreshment for body, mind and soul. And talking of refreshment: You will also encounter numerous opportunities for refreshments and a bite to eat during this hike as well.
easy hike, surefootedness a must
You will set out from the mountain terminal of the quad chairlift on the Tauplitzalm, following the farm lane through alpine pastures leading to the Steirersee, where you will continue along the northern shoreline – across gentle hillsides and lush alpine meadows that will put an almost imperceptible spring in your step. Tip: Above the Steirersee, the Steirersee huts are an inviting spot to stop for a quick break if you are in the mood for a fragrant cup of coffee to begin your hike. Afterwards, you will soon reach the Schwarzensee, which beckons you to take a refreshing dip in summertime. Though if you prefer, you can simply dangle your legs or wiggle your toes in the water instead. Completely invigorated, your hike now continues to the Leistalm, returning along the same route to the Steiersee. This time, keep left and circle the lake along the southern shore. Hike up to the Steirersee huts, then make your way back to the lift terminal in Tauplitzalm village.
Be sure to set aside plenty of time for a refreshment break at one of the traditional mountain huts or the restaurant on the »Alm«. Their hearty dishes and homemade pastries are guaranteed to hit the spot.