This extended hike captivates with its natural variety: mountain lakes on the sunny Tauplitzalm plateau, gently sloping alpine pastures, rushing streams, colorful forests, deep ravines, rustic huts and multiple trail options to choose from.
Quality of experience: ******
- Refreshment stops available
- Geological highlights
- Botanical highlights
- Cableway ascent/descent
- Summit route
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.
Starting 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 (2116 meters) via the south face. There is a significant drop just behind the summit cross and the views are very impressive!
Longer Variant: Hike down to Tauplitz, 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!
Or back to the mountain station: Make a right at the Interhüttenalm, head west, then hike back to the mountain station at the Tauplitzalm.
In general this tour is easy, though due to the time required (roughly 8 hours) it can become quite strenuous. Keep within your limits!
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Out on the alpine pastures and high peaks, the weather is infamous for changing quickly: Whether you are a laid-back “Sunday hiker” or an intrepid summiteer – you will get far more joy out of your outdoors experience if you are prepared for all potential conditions. That’s why we are taking this opportunity to share a few useful tips with you for your mountaineering expedition, hike or stroll in the hills.
Your most important companion up in the mountains is a good rucksack – a capacity of 20 liters is ideal, though bigger is not a bad idea for more extended tours. Your precise equipment needs will vary according to the tour and weather, a decision that’s ultimately up to you alone. But here’s one helpful rule of thumb to go by: Pack as much as necessary, but as little as possible!
- Professional hiking boots that have been worn in.
- Special hiking socks for good traction inside your boots.
- Hiking pants – zip-off legs are great for adjusting to changing temperatures.
- A change of functional shirts – especially on the summit or after a strenuous stage.
- Breathable rain jacket within easy reach (packed in the side or top).
- Rain wrap for your rucksack, also quick and easy to access.· A warm sweater and/or warm jacket if temperatures change drastically.
- Cap and gloves – even in summer, in the mountains it can quickly turn cold.
- Sun protection: cap and sun block with high SPF.
- Hiking or trekking poles if appropriate to your tour.
- 1-2 sandwiches, an energy snack such as a cereal bar won’t hurt either.
- Drinks bottle with at least 1.5 liters of water, tea or energy drink.
- Professional hiking map of the area.
- Mobile phone that is fully charged.
- First-aid kit and band-aids for blisters.
- Cash and a pocket knife.
- Cushion to sit on and enjoy the views in comfort.
We wish you a wonderful time hiking or mountaineering on the Tauplitz!
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Tel. +43 3622 54040-0
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Outside operation hours of the lift you can take the panorama road Tauplitzalm Alpenstraße in order to reach the parking on the Tauplitzalm, where you can start the tour then.
Railway station nearby: Tauplitz
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