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Panorama hike on the Salvenberg

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  • MediumLevel
  • access_time5:00 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt14,7 kmDistance
  • terrain1829 mHighest point
  • trending_up850 mUphill
  • trending_down850 mDownhill
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The start of this tour is the middle station of the  gondola lift “Salvistabahn Itter / Kraftalm”.
From there we follow the signpost n°70 in the direction of the Kleine Salve along a well-maintained mountain road. Shortly before the eye-catching building with the technical centre of the mountain railway we turn right and get to the first highlight of the tour – the summit of the Kleine Salve. From here we already have breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and especially of the destinations that still lie ahead of us - first and foremost the significant peak of the Hohe Salve
From the Kleine Salve we walk downhill and after 5 minutes we arrive at another “star”of the Salvenberg – the Speichersee Hohe Salve reservoir which was built in 2020. The loungers and benches around the sparkling water surface invite us to have a break and catch breath before continuing our tour. After a short rest we briefly walk downhill (n°68) through a shady forest to the Kälbersalvenalpe and from there in only a few hundred metres to the alpine inn Alpengasthof Rigi where we can treat ourselves to some culinary delicacies, have a coffee or simply enjoy the view.

After the Alpengasthof Rigi it’s getting serious. In about an hour of steep but never dangerous climbing, we get to the summit of the Hohe Salve (n°65). The literal high point of the tour has everything to offer a hiker’s heart could wish for: a delicious refreshment stop at the Gipfelalm, a very special cultural asset in the form of the pilgrimage church, and above all the unique view of the surrounding mountains.

From the summit we now follow sign n°90 in the direction of Salvensee. Steeply downhill, the path leads us over mountain pastures to the next mountain lake on the Hohe Salve. From there we continue along a well. Maintained mountain road to the Speichersee Hohe Salve reservoir where we can cool our feet for the last time before we get to the middle station Hopfgarten. Now we follow the signpost leading to Itter (path n°65 and 65c) and walk past the farmstead “Kochmoos” before we get on a wide forest road. We follow the road uphill in the direction of Kraftalm and turn right into a forest path after a few hundred metres. Now we cross the forest – always heading for Kraftalm (n°68b). We reach the Kraftalm, the final highlight and end of our tour, after a short but steep last ascent.

Now we  have really earned a hearty snack on the sunny terrace of the Kraftalm. From there we take the gondola back to the valley.
 
 

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Panorama hike on the Salvenberg

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