Gruttenhütte circuit

Gruttenhütte circuit

Description

This demanding mountain hike starts in the village centre, directly at the hiking info point. Pass to the left of Ellmau Tourist Info and cross the main road, hiking along the 27-hole golf course on the Sonnseite until you reach the district of Wimm. Continue on hiking trail no. 23 and pass through the forest via the hamlet of Riesen up to Biedringer Platte plateau, where you are rewarded with a unique panoramic view of the Kitzbühel Alps. Keep walking across the Alpine meadows of Biedring until you reach the Riedlhütte mountain hut. After a refreshment stop at the Riedlhütte, there is a steep ascent on hiking trail no. 14/14a to the Gruttenhütte mountain hut. Once there, you can enjoy a close-up view of the Wilder Kaiser while tucking into a Tirolean snack. Suitably fortified for the way back, you should now take hiking trail no. 16 along a steep and rocky mountain path towards Wochenbrunner Alm mountain hut. Savour the view and the wonderfully designed wildlife park before making your way back down into the valley. Follow hiking trail no. 14, which leads along the Hausbach stream via the 27-hole golf course and takes you back to the hiking info point in Ellmau.

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Information

  • The composition of the trail varies between road, hiking trail, gravel path, forest trail and rocky passages.

  • 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.

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Arrival

  • KaiserJet stop “Ellmau Alte Post” or Postbus stop “Ellmau Dorf/Bauhof”. More information at: www.wilderkaiser.info/mobility

  • Heading from Wörgl or Kufstein on the B178 road, take the first exit to Ellmau and then take the first exit at the roundabout. Drive along the bypass, then turn towards the centre of Ellmau when you reach the end (between MPreis and the Sporthotel). Continue straight on until you see the Tourist Info on the right-hand side (short-stay parking zone). The hiking starting point is located opposite this on the left-hand side. Heading from St. Johann on the B178 road, take the first exit to Ellmau and drive straight on through the town until you see the Tourist Info on the right-hand side (short-stay parking zone). The hiking starting point is located opposite this on the left-hand side.

  • Public car parks in Ellmau centre or west - for free.

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Weather

Today

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17 °C

  • 11° Valley
  • 5 km/h
  • 12° Mountain
  • 65 %

Tomorrow

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23 °C

  • 12° Valley
  • 5 km/h
  • 17° Mountain
  • 20 %

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24 °C

  • 12° Valley
  • 5 km/h
  • 18° Mountain
  • 55 %

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2024-06-26

23 °C

  • 13° Valley
  • 5 km/h
  • 19° Mountain
  • 70 %
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