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Hike to the Lapones Alm

Gschnitz, Austria

Details

Distance

1.1 miles

Elevation Gain

508.5 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Cat Ekkelboom-White

An easy family hike in the Gschnitz Valley in Tirol

The Laponesalm hike is an easy family-friendly hike in the stunning Gschnitz valley in Tirol, Austria.

Park the car at the paid parking at the end of the valley, and follow the asphalt road which is signposted towards the Lapones Alm.

After about 15-20 minutes of walking, you'll come to a bridge where the road crosses the river. You can choose to stay on the asphalt road all the way up to the alm hut, which is another approximately 30 minutes from here. This is the best option if you're with small children or anyone who isn't a confident hiker.

Alternatively, you can take the hiking trail through the forest and along the side of the river. This trail crosses the bottom of the waterfall, and also takes about 30 minutes to reach the hut at the end of the valley. This trail is rocky, and can get quite wet and slippery in places, so I wouldn't recommend it for small children or anyone who isn't sure-footed.

At the end of the valley you'll find the Lapones Alm, a working farmhouse that is open during the summer months, serving locally cooked dishes and refreshing drinks.

Because this is a working alm, where cows roam freely, dogs must be kept on a lead.

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Features

Hiking
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Scenic

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