Side Valleys of Gerlos
Schwarzachtal valley From the Almhof Family Resort & SPA follow the trail along the lake until you reach the inn Kühle Rast. The trail leads through a narrow forest and finally rises for about one hour through the narrow, romantic valley along the Schwarzach to the Jausenstation Schwarzachalm at an elevation of 1,400 metres. After a well-deserved apple strudel, less experienced walkers can take route no. 8 up to the Obere Schwarzachalm. Intermediate hikers can take the hiking trail into the valley. Experienced hikers can continue to the Schwarzachscharte at an elevation of 2,475 metres.
Wimmertal valley The trail starts directly opposite the Almhof Family Resort & SPA. From the valley entrance, follow the trail for about one hour on trail no. 6 to the Wimmertalalm snack station. Via Grundlochalm, Jagd- und Grundhütte even less experienced hikers can venture up to about 1,760 metres above sea level. From here, the black marked mountain path no. 6 takes experienced hikers to the Wimmerscharte at an elevation of 2,500 metres.
Schönachtal valley At the Gasthof Oberwirt, the hiking trail No. 5 rises gently to the Schönachtal valley. After a short stop at the Stinkmoosalm, which offers a wonderful view of the valley, you reach the snack station Lackenalm (1,400 m above sea level) in about an hour. Hikers with an appropriate fitness level and proper footwear can hike up to an elevation of 2,000 m on the hiking trail that starts here. The tour leads past the Iss and Pasteinalm mountain pastures and will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the mighty Schönachkees glacier. From the Issalm, you can also hike up to the romantically situated Stackerlalm (1,800 m).
Krummbachtal valley The easy hike into the Krummbachtal, which is also called the “thumb” of the five tributary valleys, could also be called “culinary tour”. Three serviced mountain huts, including the destination Krummbachrast, are waiting along trail no. 2. The trail starts at the car park at the Isskogelbahn cable car, leads past the Almstüberl to the junction Prölleralm, a quaint mountain hut. The trail continues along the stream to the snack station “Krummbachrast”. Experienced hikers with a high fitness level can continue via the Nöckental to the mountain station “Isskogel”.
Wildgerlostal valley The trail around the reservoir Durlassboden is a beautiful scenic 3-hour hike. Starting at the restaurant Seestüberl on the dam crest, the tour leads along the left bank to the entrance of the Wildgerlostal. Follow the asphalt trail to the Alpengasthof Finkau. From here, you can hike past the Leiterkammerklamm to the Zittauer Hütte which is beautifully situated at the mountain lake Wildgerlossee at an elevation of 2,329 metres. Or you can enjoy a snack and the spectacular view of the 3,300 metre high peaks of the Reichenspitzgruppe and walk back to the Seestüberl along the lakeshore past the snack station Bärschlagalm on the dam crest. The car park is situated below the dam crest.