Hike on the beautiful Gerlos Höhenweg - award-winning hiking trail of the province of Tyrol

Statistics

4 - 5

hrs

824

m

1,272

m

16

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

After the ascent with the Gerlossteinbahn (1,650 m), turn left on footpath no.

8 along a gently ascending road.

After crossing a small romantic gorge, the trail branches off to the right before a drag lift.

You will reach Heimjöchl (1,984 m) via lush green alpine meadows and steep cliffs in several steps.

From here, the trail first descends slightly, then continues along the slope until it reaches the Lixlkarscharte.

This path was awarded the Bergwege seal of quality by the province of Tyrol.

From here you can catch a magnificent view of the Brandberg Kolm (2,700 m) in the east and the Geiskopf (2,277 m) in the west.

Continue along path no.

8, first left along the slope into a small yoke and then right over a green alpine meadow below Brandberger Kolm (2,700 m).

Here a path branches off to the left to Torhelm (2,452 m).

On a wide green ridge, one finally reaches the summit of the mountain in southwestern direction.

Enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding mountain landscape up here! The descent first leads back along the same path and then follows - partly without path - the markings No.

8 down into a high valley.

After approx.

20 minutes you cross a rushing stream in the direction of Weißbachalm (1,543 m).

Follow this hiking trail over further lush alpine meadows down the valley until you come to a driveway.

Afterwards you reach on this way the Schwarzbichlalm and after a further kilometre finally the inn "Kühle Rast" (1.191 m).

From the "Kühlen Rast" you can take the bus back to Hainzenberg to the starting point.