There are many options to get to Bichlalm: The easiest starts in Ellmautal above the hotel Lammwirt. Easily walk along the road and through the forest to Bichlalm. The more athletic option starts at the farm Finsterwald (or directly from the town center in Großarl – approximately 1h from Großarl to farm Finsterwald) via a path called „Himmelsleiter“ to Bichlalm. You will feel like climbing up Jacob's ladder towards heaven. Until you get back on the road the path leads steeply through the forest.
Right where you get back on the road halt and enjoy the picturesque view.
Continue on the forest road parallel to Bichlalm and enjoy home-made delicacies like bread, butter, bacon, cheese and schnapps. Kids can play on the playground.
Above Bichlalm you will find a cross with a carved Jesus. Here as on many local alps and mountains you can feel the (former) strong bond to religion in that area. Until today a cross, a chapel or a wayside cross is a place to halt and to give thanks.
- You're traveling a distance of 6 miles on this moderate trail. The hike is therefore not too long. Average length of all hikes in Salzburg is 9 miles.
- You're facing an uphill climb of 802 vertical meters on this hike. The highest point of the track is 5682 ft above sea level.
- Don’t hesitate to take your kids along on this moderate hikes.
- Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.
Highlights of the tour
Close to Bichlalm you will find a bench where you can enjoy the view on the mountain area and get away from stress and everyday life.
Hiking boots with grip sole, map (Wanderkarte tappeiner number 311)
By car or „Wandertaxi“ cab to Großarltal to Ellmautal – take the first road (Thalgau) till farm Finsterwald.
Parking lot Bichlalm or farm Finsterwald
„Postbus“ 540, bus number 541 Ellmautal, „Wandertaxi“ cab Großarl