Across open alpine meadows and through closed, shady high forests.
Distance 6.9 km
This route of the Salzburger Almenweg leads from the Kogelalm (1850 metres) at the foot of the Grießenkareck (1991 metres) largely across flowering alpine meadows, which serve their purpose as ski slopes in winter, to the village of Flachau (925 metres). In addition to numerous refreshment stops along the way, this hike is characterised by magnificent views of the Upper Enns Valley and the surrounding mountains.
Especially recommended with kids is a visit to the "Flori's Erlebnispfad", which begins at the Waldgasthof (middle station summer lift operation). This 1.5 hour round trip with fun play areas, rest areas and viewpoints will inspire the kids.
The hike runs for the most part across meadows and alpine pastures that serve as ski slopes in winter. Numerous refreshment stops such as Latschenhof, Jandlalm or the Waldgasthof are available to hungry and thirsty hikers with regional delicacies. From the Latschenhof, there is also the option of taking the lift down into the valley. Again and again we cross the goods path that leads across the pastures. From the forest inn, we walk along the edge of the forest down to the Neureithweg, follow this for approx. 200 m and then branch off to the left into the shady high forest, through which the footpath leads moderately steeply downhill until we meet the forest path shortly before the village of Flachau, which leads us to the Grießenkarweg and via this to Flachau.
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By train to Radstadt or St. Johann im Pongau, continue by public bus to Flachau or Wagrain.
From June to September, the Sportweltbus is the ideal shuttle service for your hiking tours in the entire region (Flachau, Wagrain-Kleinarl, St. Johann-Alpendorf, Radstadt, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Eben, Filzmoos, Obertauern, Großarl & Hüttschlag).
With the Flachau Summer Card you can use the Sportweltbus for only Euro 1,00 per person and route. Children under 6 years travel free!