The composition of the trail varies between forest roads, paths, meadow and forest trails and rocky passages with some sections secured by ropes.
Rucksack, sturdy hiking/mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles, weather-appropriate hiking gear (breathable), a change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, headgear), waterproofs (rain jacket/poncho, pocket umbrella, rucksack protector), cold protection (hat, gloves), sufficient food and drink, hiking poles (height adjustable) if required, first aid kit incl. rescue blanket and bivouac sack, mobile phone with fully charged battery, headlamp, plastic bag for waste, hiking map, route description and information materials (GPX track), ID, insurance card, cash
Additions for overnight stay at mountain hut:
Mountain hut sleeping bag, indoor shoes, toiletries and towel, personal medication, headlamp, Alpine Club ID Card, cash, charger for mobile phone
The hiking routes between the huts are often rather long, we recommend taking plenty of food and drink and booking your overnight stays well in advance.
Next bus stop for the access to stage 2:
Ellmau Dorf/Bauhof and with the hiking bus Wochenbrunner Alm to the hiking bus stop Wochenbrunner Alm.
Next bus stop at the end of stage 2: Scheffau Bärnstatt, Hintersteiner See or Pension Maier.
From here, take the Hintersteiner See hiking bus to the Scheffau Dorf bus stop and continue with the KaiserJet or public buses.