• Salzburg Summit Game: High altitude hike Grießenkareck and Saukarfunktel

Duration 4h 30min
Length 10.89km
Max Altitude 2028m
Ascent 527m
descent 527m
This varied circular hike is part of the "Salzburg Summit Game" with the Saukarfunktel and offers a magnificent view over the Flachautal valley.
After the ascent with Starjet 1 + 2, this circular hike takes you on a panoramic route first to Grießenkareck, Flachau's local mountain. The panoramic trail then leads to the Saukarfunktel, the Flachau mountain of the "Salzburg Summit Game". The aim is to hike to 7 peaks in the region, to broaden one's horizons through the various rituals at the summits and to secure a reward with the stamps in the tour book. You can find all the information here: www.salzburgergipfelpiel.at.

Then continue south along the ridge to the Frauenalm and continue along a natural trail back to the Grießenkaralmen and the mountain station of the Starjet 2.

Refreshment stops: Waldgasthof, Jandlalm, Hofalm, Latschenhof, Frauenalm.

Please note the opening hours of the mountain railways: www.snow-space.com

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The tour start at Berggasthof Latschenhof (going up with the lift starjet 1 & 2 possible - take note of their operating hours) - above the Latschenhof turn into walking path 41 - pass the War Memorial crosses and follow the track to Grießenkareck (1991 m) - carry on via Saukarfunktel (2028 m) to Saukarkopf 2014 m) - take turn off Frauenalm path Nr. 41 - then turn left to Nr. 45 - return to Latschenhof.

If you want to do a shorter circular hike, you can already turn left after the Grießenkareck (trail no. 45) and hike back to the Latschenhof mountain inn.

Planning & preparation: Precise tour planning is recommended before every mountain tour. Information from local experts such as mountain guides or hut keepers as well as hiking maps will help you.

Check the weather forecast: A must-do before every hike. The weather can change unexpectedly in the mountains. Keep an eye on the current weather conditions at: www.zamg.ac.at.

Important tips:

o do not overestimate yourself

o manage your strength and endurance well

o assess your surefootedness and head for heights

o do not step on stones

o turn around in good time if the weather changes

Mountain rescue number: The telephone number 140 is the emergency number for alpine accidents in Austria.

The basic equipment of a hiker includes:

o sturdy, high shoes with a grippy sole

o suitable mountain clothing

o enough to drink

o snacks for in-between

o sunglasses, sunscreen or rain protection if necessary

o mobile phone

o walking sticks

o First aid kit

Parking possibilities are available at the center of Flachau (BBF-Center & Minigolf).

Sportwelt-bus to Flachau "Ortsmitte/ starjet 1"

From June to September, the Sportweltbus is the ideal shuttle service for your hiking tours in the entire region (Flachau, Wagrain-Kleinarl, St. Johann-Alpendorf, Radstadt, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Eben, Filzmoos, Obertauern, Großarl & Hüttschlag).

With the Flachau Summer Card you can use the Sportweltbus for only Euro 1,00 per person and route. Children under 6 years travel free!

More information at: https://www.flachau.com/en/more/information/sportweltbus.html

Further connections: www.salzburg-verkehr.at

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