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Stage 8

Heinreichalm - Biberalm

Starting point: Heinreichalm (via Dorfgastein or Unterberg)
Arrival point: Biberalm (and down to the station in Hofgastein)
Lowest / highest point: 1538 m / 1966 m
Altitude: approx. 790 m
Length: approx. 11 km
Characteristics: Wonderful views of Gastein valley and six alpine huts like a string of pearls
Walking time: approx. 4.5 Hours

Stage 8

"Accompanied by Chamois and Eagles""

Directions:

Via Dorfgastein or Unterberg, marked hiking paths lead us up to the Heinreichalm. Taking the supply road to Unterberg, we make our way up to a hut, to the right of which runs a footpath which will take us to the highest point of this stage, a saddle below the Tagkopf.

The trail now crosses extensive grazing land, through the "Saugruam" and down to the Präau Hochalm. It then continues along an unpaved road, which meets the forestry road next to a hunting lodge. This now goes to the right, at first slightly uphill, then, after crossing the Präaubach (you’ll need waterproof shoes), gently dropping until just above the Wölflalm. 

From there we continue down a bumpy pathway to the Wölflam. The trail now takes us past 3 hill farms, through the enchanting landscapes of the Längstal and then, at the valley head, up to the Wetterkreuz. From the Wölflalm the marked trail runs through pasture lands to the Gröbneralm.

Crossing the Luggauer Bach we come to a supply road, which makes its way via the Walchalm at the valley head, through a series of switchbacks to a hut, ending around 40 vertical meters below the latter. We will now follow the path up to the Hohe Scharte and the Wetterkreuz. Once we’ve made it, we can enjoy the impressive views out over the Gastein Valley. From here we make our descent to the Biberalm.

Sights & destinations

Dorfgastein:
Klammstein Castle Ruins, "Hidden Church" natural cave

Bad Hofgastein:
Weitmoserschlössl, Archery trail, Alpen Therme Gastein

Accommodations & stops

Heinreichalm: late Jun. - mid Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)664 9248501
Alternative Telefonnummer: +43 (0)6433 7316
Präau Hochalm: late Jun. - mid Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)699 10027636
Alternative Telefonnummer: +43 (0)6433 20059
Biberalm: early Jun. - late Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)6432 7438
Alternative Telefonnummer: +43 (0)664 5932045
altitude chart stage 8
Contact & information:

Dorfgastein Tourist Office
Tel.: +43 (0)6432 3393-460

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