Salzburger Almenweg

Stage 22

Zauchensee - Vordergnadenalm

Starting point: Zauchensee (Oberzauchenseealm)
Arrival point: Vordergnadenalm
Lowest / highest point: 1278 m / 1739 m
Altitude: approx. 190 m
Length: approx. 6 km
Characteristics: Easy stage with a long descent, mostly on forest paths
Walking time: approx. 2 Hours

Stage 22

"From dolines to wetlands"

Directions:

The last difficult stage is now followed by an easy one from Oberzauchensee, with a brief climb to the Stubhöhe and a long descent to the Vordergnadenalm. From Oberzauchensee we take the supply road southwards towards the valley head.

After about 500 m the footpath makes a left up to the Stubhöhe heights. Several trails converge at this point (Arnoweg, Hafeicht Tour, …). The Almenweg makes its way down towards the Tauernkarleitenalm, which we will reach in about 15 minutes via a meadow of larch interspersed with mountain pine and limestone boulders. At the Tauernkarleitenalm we are afforded splendid panoramas to the southeast. From this point we enjoy a leisurely walk along a supply road down to the Vordergnadenalm.

Sights & destinations

Altenmarkt-Zauchensee:
Bruderhaus Heritage Museum

Obertauern:
Untertauern Wildlife Park
Johannes Waterfall

Accommodations & stops

Tauernkarleitenalm: early Jul. - early Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)6452 5501
Vordergnadenalm: Jun. - Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)6455 2510
Alternative Telefonnummer: +43 (0)6456 7351
altitude chart stage 22 salzburger almenweg
Contact & information:

Altenmarkt Tourist Office
Tel.: +43 (0)6452 5511

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