Women on a Mission Tour- day 2

Overview

Walking time
05:00 h
Time Uphill
05:00 h
Route Length
16.1 km
Difficulty
Middle
altitude meters uphill
1222 hm
highest point
2262 m
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Route Start

Gerlos Ort

Route End

Zittauer Hütte

Altitude Profile

Weather

weather today
17° Lots of clouds, some sun
weather tomorrow
14° Thick clouds, some rain

Description

On top of the world

Suitably fortified with a hearty Zillertal breakfast, our day begins in Gerlos. Your can, if you want, leave your car at the car park of the Isskogelbahn cable car. From there we follow a wonderfully scenic route alongside the stream in an easterly direction. Initially the walk takes us through the pleasant coolness of the forest to the dam wall of the Durlaßboden reservoir. After crossing the dam crest we continue along a picturesque forest trail beside the edge oft the reservoir. This hiking trail lets you enjoy natur at its very finest! After passing the rustic Bärschlagalm mountain hut, we follow a short section of paved road that offers breathtaking views of lush, green meadows and grazing cattle before we reach the Alpengasthof Finkau inn. For lovers of good food this ist the perfect place to stop and enjoy the mouth-watering local specialities served there. The pork, beef and game used in the home-made dishes are all locally sourced. If you feel it´s too early fort he first stop, then you can continue a bit further and enjoy a hearty snack in the Trisslalm hut while taking in the spectacular mountain view.

 

The landlord will gladly give you information on the surrounding mountains, tracks and routes. Rested and fortified with the hut´s home-produced and home-made products, the hike rally gets down to business over the next 2,5 hours. Enjoy the first fantastic ascent up a wide trail to the goods cable lift station of the Zittauer Hütte.

The next ascent, steeper and somewhat rougher, is sure to get your pulse really going before we reach today´s final destination, the Zittauer Hütte. The route across the rock slabs takes us past a waterfall, followed by a specacular vista of the Reichenspitz mountain range an its glaciers. The hut´s idyllic setting beside the lower Wildgerlossee lake at the foot of the Reichenspitz range is truly unique. Equally exceptional is the unforgettable view of  the jagged landscape of the Wildgerlos glaciers which you can enjoy from the hut´s sun-drenched terrace while savouring a cool, refreshing drink. Enjoy! You´ve earned it !

 

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