Kalkalpen Trail


Fascinating panoramic views, coupled with breathtaking natural spectacles and century-old history! The Kalkalpen Trail leads along 156 km and a total of 18.000 metres of altitude over 11 easy stages through the Kalkalpen National Park and the Pyrhn-Priel Holiday Region...

Staring from Reichraming in the Enns valley, the route leads over the Sengsengebirge mountains to Windischgarsten, on to Spital am Pyhrn and via the Tote Gebirge mountain range to Hinterstoder. The trail leads over mountains and through valleys passing the most beautiful spots of the region. Some of the highlights are the heights of the Gamsstein and Kleinerberg mountains, the Gowialm pasture with stunning panoramic views and the natural spectacle of the steep Dr. Vogelgesang-Gorge as well as the Strumboding waterfalls.

Tour and route information

Starting place: 4462 Reichraming
Destination: 4572 Sankt Pankraz
Difficulty:
medium
Duration: 53.5 hours
Length: 148.6 km
Metres of altitude: 6683m
Lowest point: 369m
Highest point: 1600m

Most economical season:

Summer

Criteria:

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b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

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f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

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Along the trail

Kalkalpen Trail stage 1


Visitors Centre Enns Valley – Ennser Alpine Hut
Theme: The River Enns

4462 Reichraming
Tel.: +43 (7254) 8414-0
Email: info@nationalparkregion.com
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 10


Edtbauernalm pasture - Hinterstoder
Theme: Alpinism

4573 Hinterstoder
Tel.: +43 (7564) 5263-99
Email: hinterstoder@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 11


Hinterstoder - St. Pankraz
Theme: Flötzersteig

4573 Hinterstoder
Tel.: +43 (7564) 5263-99
Email: hinterstoder@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 2


Ennser Hut – Anlaufalm Pasture
Theme: Cultural Landscape

4463 Großraming
Tel.: +43 (7254) 8414-0
Email: info@nationalparkregion.com
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 3


Anlaufalm Pasture – Ebenforstalm Pasture
Theme: Wilderness and Wild Animals – Tracks

4463 Großraming
Tel.: +43 (7254) 8414-0
Email: info@nationalparkregion.com
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 4


Ebenforstalm Pasture - Windischgarsten
Theme: The Eagle

4580 Windischgarsten
Tel.: +43 (7562) 5266-99
Email: info@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 5


Windischgarsten – Gowilalm Pasture
Theme: Geology

4580 Windischgarsten
Tel.: +43 (7562) 5266-99
Email: info@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 6


Gowilalm Pasture - Spital am Pyhrn
Theme: Pastures – Water Gorges

4582 Spital am Pyhrn
Tel.: +43 (7563) 249-99
Email: spital@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 7


Spital am Pyhrn – Dümlerhütte Alpine Hut
Theme: 2 Millionen Years in 2 Hours

4582 Spital am Pyhrn
Tel.: +43 (7563) 249-99
Email: spital@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 8


Dümlerhütte Alpine Hut – Zellerhütte Alpine Hut
Theme: Alpine Animals – Hunting & Game

4575 Roßleithen
Tel.: +43 (7562) 5266-99
Email: info@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Kalkalpen Trail stage 9


Zellerhütte Alpine Hut – Edtbauernalm Pasture
Theme: Rock & Panorama

4574 Vorderstoder
Tel.: +43 (7564) 8255
Email: vorderstoder@pyhrn-priel.net
Web: www.kalkalpenweg.at

Altitude profile

Altitude profile: Kalkalpen Trail

Tours

Kalkalpen Trail stage 10

Hinterstoder
Edtbauernalm pasture - HinterstoderTheme: Alpinism

Kalkalpen Trail stage 1

Reichraming
Visitors Centre Enns Valley – Ennser Alpine HutTheme: The River Enns

Kalkalpen Trail stage 11

Hinterstoder
Hinterstoder - St. PankrazTheme: Flötzersteig

Kalkalpen Trail stage 2

Großraming
Ennser Hut – Anlaufalm PastureTheme: Cultural Landscape

Kalkalpen Trail stage 3

Großraming
Anlaufalm Pasture – Ebenforstalm PastureTheme: Wilderness and Wild Animals – Tracks

Kalkalpen Trail stage 4

Windischgarsten
Ebenforstalm Pasture - WindischgarstenTheme: The Eagle

Kalkalpen Trail stage 5

Windischgarsten
Windischgarsten – Gowilalm PastureTheme: Geology

Kalkalpen Trail stage 6

Spital am Pyhrn
Gowilalm Pasture - Spital am PyhrnTheme: Pastures – Water Gorges

Kalkalpen Trail stage 7

Spital am Pyhrn
Spital am Pyhrn – Dümlerhütte Alpine HutTheme: 2 Millionen Years in 2 Hours

Kalkalpen Trail stage 8

Roßleithen
Dümlerhütte Alpine Hut – Zellerhütte Alpine HutTheme: Alpine Animals – Hunting & Game

Kalkalpen Trail stage 9

Vorderstoder
Zellerhütte Alpine Hut – Edtbauernalm PastureTheme: Rock & Panorama

Kalkalpen Trail stage 1

Reichraming
Visitors Centre Enns Valley – Ennser Alpine HutTheme: The River Enns

Kalkalpen Trail stage 10

Hinterstoder
Edtbauernalm pasture - HinterstoderTheme: Alpinism

Kalkalpen Trail stage 11

Hinterstoder
Hinterstoder - St. PankrazTheme: Flötzersteig

Kalkalpen Trail stage 2

Großraming
Ennser Hut – Anlaufalm PastureTheme: Cultural Landscape

Kalkalpen Trail stage 3

Großraming
Anlaufalm Pasture – Ebenforstalm PastureTheme: Wilderness and Wild Animals – Tracks

Kalkalpen Trail stage 4

Windischgarsten
Ebenforstalm Pasture - WindischgarstenTheme: The Eagle

Kalkalpen Trail stage 5

Windischgarsten
Windischgarsten – Gowilalm PastureTheme: Geology

Kalkalpen Trail stage 6

Spital am Pyhrn
Gowilalm Pasture - Spital am PyhrnTheme: Pastures – Water Gorges

Kalkalpen Trail stage 7

Spital am Pyhrn
Spital am Pyhrn – Dümlerhütte Alpine HutTheme: 2 Millionen Years in 2 Hours

Kalkalpen Trail stage 8

Roßleithen
Dümlerhütte Alpine Hut – Zellerhütte Alpine HutTheme: Alpine Animals – Hunting & Game

Kalkalpen Trail stage 9

Vorderstoder
Zellerhütte Alpine Hut – Edtbauernalm PastureTheme: Rock & Panorama

Locations

Edlbach

Edlbach is a small and picturesque village situated in the Valley of Windischgarsten and is completely dedicated to ...
District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
Web:

Großraming

Discover the beauty of unspoilt nature landscapes! We warmly welcome you to Großraming ...
District:
Steyr-Land
Web:

Hinterstoder

Hinterstoder is the only ski world cup village in Upper Austria and is known as an all year round holiday destination.
District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
Web:

Molln - Nature Preserve Resort

We give you a warm welcome to Molln!
District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
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Reichraming

Reichraming in Winter - Fun & Recreation for the whole family
District:
Steyr-Land
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Rosenau am Hengstpaß

The beautiful scenery of the Hengstpass connects the National Park-Village of Rosenau am Hengstpass with the Styrian ...
District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
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Roßleithen

The National Park-Village of Roßleithen in the centre of the Garstner valley reaches from the Sengsengebirge (Hoher ...
District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
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Spital am Pyhrn

District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
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St. Pankraz

The lovely little village of St. Pankraz is the birthplace of the ski downhill world cup champion Hannes Trinkl.
District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
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Vorderstoder

Vorderstoder is situated only a few kilometres away from the Ski-World-Cup-Village Hinterstoder and is one of Upper ...
District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
Web:

Windischgarsten

The market village of Windischgarsten is the centre of the Pyhrn-Priel Holiday Region.
District:
Kirchdorf an der Krems
Web:

Contact


Pyhrn-Priel Tourismus GmbH


Phone:
+43 7562 5266 - 99
Fax machine:
+43 7562 5266 - 10
Email:
Web:
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Accessibility/arrival


by car:
Steyr of the B115 after Reichraming

by train:
Ennstal Railway Station Reichraming

Wanderweg

Kalkalpen Trail

Windischgarsten

Duration: 53.5 h

Length: 148.6 km

Metres of altitude: 6683m

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