Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 25

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 25

Long-Distance Hiking · Obertauern
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  • / Rast auf der Fallhausalm
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  • / Rinderherde auf der Fallhausalm
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  • / Minischweine auf der Fallhausalm
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  • / Fallhausalm
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  • / Fallhausalm Stube
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m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Fallhausalm Vögeialm
"Long alpine road to the finishing point"
moderate
Distance 14.3 km
4:00 h
19 m
994 m
Characteristics: From the Oberhütte to the Vögeialm steadily downhill, the rest ofthe way is either flat or gently downhill

Author’s recommendation

This is a very easy way, which also can be done with children.
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Author
Anita Bott
Update: April 23, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,869 m
Lowest point
923 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

the hut at the lake
Vögeialm

Safety information

1. Before each tour the mountain experience and physical fitness of all participants,both adults and children, must be checked. Mountain hiking often demandssure-footedness and a head for heights.

2. Each mountain tour should be carefully planned using tour descriptions andmaps. Crucial information from Alpine clubs, locals, mountain guides and hutowners is especially helpful.

3. The appropriate equipment and clothing are required for mountain hiking,especially sturdy high shoes with non-slip soles. Since the weather in themountains often changes quickly, rain and cold weather protection are also veryimportant.

4. For safety reasons, your host or hotelier should be informed of both the plannedroute and destination of your tour before departure, as well as the expectedtime of return.

5. The speed of the tour must be adapted to the weakest members of the group.Especially at the beginning of the tour, pay special attention to especially slowwalking. Be sure to observe other participants to ensure that exhaustion canbe detected in time.

6. Do not leave the marked trails. To avoid falls, pay attention even in light terrain.Be careful when walking on steep grass slopes, especially when wet. Crossingof steep snow fields or glaciers is particularly dangerous.

7. The displacement of rocks must be avoided, to prevent injury to other hikers.Areas of potential rock-falls should be passed as soon as possible and withoutstopping.

8. If the weather turns, fog appears, the trail becomes too difficult or in poorcondition, you should turn back. This is no disgrace, but rather a sign of reason.

9. If an accident occurs, keep calm. In some cases, you can help yourself. If not, trycalling for help by phone, shouting, with lights or waving with large pieces ofclothing. An injured person should generally not be moved from the accidentsite and must never be left alone.

10. The mountains are there for everyone. To help in their conservation andcleanliness, is the duty of every mountain hiker. You should take your wastewith you down into the valley, and the flora and fauna should be protected.

11. Behaviour with animals: on the mountain pastures there are cows, calves, sheep,and horses etc. Don’t annoy the animals, but behave "normally" and show nofear. Stay on the Alpine trails and keep your distance from animals.

12. Hikers with dogs should always have them on a lead. Dogs absolutely must notbe allowed to ‘hunt’ the grazing animals, mother cows are especially anxiousfor their calves. Should the dog however be attacked by a grazing animal, youmay allow it to run for its own safety.

Source: UIAA/VAVÖ

Alpine Rescue: Call 140

International Rescue: Call 112

Tips and hints

More information under www.salzburger-almenweg.at/en

Start

Oberhütte; (1,867 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.280733, 13.600050
DMS
47°16'50.6"N 13°36'00.2"E
UTM
33T 394127 5237312
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Destination

Forstau

Turn-by-turn directions

Admittedly a rather long, though not at all difficult stage. Leaving from the Oberhüttewe get off the forestry road after just 100 meters, branching off onto a trail to our left, which then constantly follows the banks of the Oberhüttenbach. We now drop about 500 vertical meters until we reach the Vögeialm, where food and refreshments are available. This inn, along with the nearby Fallhausalm, is a great place to enjoy a short break. We continue along a narrow gravel road nearby the small "Forstaustream",passing some mountain huts and farms. Approximately 2 km before Forstau, we turn right to the romantic path called "Bachweg" (with the nice kneipp path and interesting herb nature trail) - passing the Lourdes Chapel - directly heading to Forstau (approx. 13 km).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Information under www.oebb.at/en

Getting there

  

Parking

Parkmöglichkeiten in Forstau (Ortszentrum) vorhanden.

Coordinates

DD
47.280733, 13.600050
DMS
47°16'50.6"N 13°36'00.2"E
UTM
33T 394127 5237312
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Order our Salzburger Almenweg Hiking Map in English for free online under www.salzburger-almenweg.at/en

Author’s map recommendations

Die Wander- und Stempelkarten zum Salzburger Almenweg sind auch kostenlos in allen pongauer Tourismusverbänden erhältlich.

Equipment

 Our equipment tips:

  •  Good shoes/boots
  • Rain gear
  • Underwear that wicks away sweat 
  • Lightweight trousers
  • Hiking socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Head covering
  • Eye protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Rucksack (padded straps, plenty of back ventilation)
  • First-aid kit
  • Cereal bar, drinks
  • Hiking pole

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.3 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
19 m
Descent
994 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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