Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 26

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 26

Long-Distance Hiking · Obertauern
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"Hiking along the Enns Bike Path"
easy
Distance 8.6 km
2:00 h
182 m
219 m
Characteristics:  Easy stage

Author’s recommendation

This stage is also ideal for families and beginners.
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Author
Anita Bott
Update: April 23, 2017
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,018 m
Lowest point
816 m
Best time of year
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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

Forstau (903 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.378238, 13.551690
DMS
47°22'41.7"N 13°33'06.1"E
UTM
33T 390671 5248214
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Destination

Radstadt

Turn-by-turn directions

From the multi-purpose hall in Forstau (at the car park) we cross the main road and hike northwards to the Langeggteich. From here the trail takes us through the forest, climbing only slightly, to the Heimlscharte, the highest point (elev. 1,018 m) on this stage of the Almenweg. Next we head just as gradually downhill, soon reaching the Ennstal where we now make our way along the Enns (Bike)Path, heading upriver all the way to Radstadt. The main highway has heavy traffic, but we don’t need to cross it. Instead we pass below it, then make a right onto trail No.1 (the Ennsweg),crossing the railway tracks, heading left alongside the railway line, on past the train station (also a bus station) all the way to the southern walls of the tow nand the post office. Refreshment stops are only available at the start and finish of this tour.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Information under www.oebb.at/en

Getting there

Von Salzburg ausgehend, ist Forstau in Ca. 45 Minuten mit dem PKW erreichbar.

Parking

Parkmöglichkeiten vor Ort vorhanden.

Coordinates

DD
47.378238, 13.551690
DMS
47°22'41.7"N 13°33'06.1"E
UTM
33T 390671 5248214
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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

Infos und Wanderkarten zum Salzburger Almenweg sind auch in allen pongauer Tourismusverbänden vorhanden.

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
easy
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
182 m
Descent
219 m
Multi-stage route Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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