The Almenweg Hiking Trail in the Grossarl Valley
A Unique Experience – Recreational Hiking in Grossarl
The Salzburger Almenweg hiking trail covers over 350km throughout the Pongau region of Austria. Hike past 120 alpine pastures through an idyllic natural landscape that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The Hotel Edelweiss in Grossarl is the ideal starting point and endpoint for a pleasure hike in Grossarl.
The Grossarl Valley is a true paradise for hikers. Numerous hiking trails, unspoilt and beautiful nature, and a collection of alpine pastures ensure an unmatched hiking experience. Pack your day-pack, tie your hiking shoes tight and head off to the perfect hiking holiday along the Almenweg in the Grossarl Valley!
On the Salzburger Almenweg in the Grossarl Valley
The Grossarl Valley is considered the “Valley of Alpine Pastures”, as here you’ll find around 40 operating alpine chalets that call the valley home. The variety of nature and the sheer number of alpine chalets that serve as hiking destinations make the valley a top choice for a hiking holiday. The Salzburger Almenweg leads past these 40 chalets over 4 stages through the communities of Hüttschlag and Grossarl. The alpine chalets along the way lure you in with homemade specialities like fresh milk, butter, cheese with herbs and warm bread, all to keep you satisfied on your hike.
The Four Stages of the Almenweg in the Grossarl Valley
Four of the 31 total stages (no. 14 - 17) of the Almenweg travel through the Grossarl Valley, all of which have very different slogans. Here is a brief overview:
- Stage 14: Kötschachtal to Hüttschlag
“In the footsteps of Archduke John to Europe’s highest grass-top mountain”
Hiking Time: 6 hours
Highest Point: 2,467m
- Stage 15: Hüttschlag to Draugsteinalmen
“Scenic experiences high above the Tappenkarsee”
Hiking Time: 7.5 hours
Highest Point: 2,145m
- Stage 16: Draugsteinalmen to Ellmaualm
“Around the Draugstein – alpine pathway through the Ellmautal valley”
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Highest Point: 2,062m
- Stage 17: Ellmaualm to Grafenbergbahn Summit
“Broad valley basin, rustic huts and meadows in bloom”
Hiking Time: 6.5 hours
Highest Point: 1,911m