In the realm of mountain pastures: St. Johann in Tyrol – St. Ulrich at the Pillersee
Follow the signs for “Kalkstein“ at “Reitham’s” bus stop on the road from Fieberbrunn to St. Johann. Cross over the train tracks in a north-easterly direction and then over the stream. Walking along the access road, head in the direction of the houses in the hamlet of “Reitham (687m). At the junction in the centre, turn to the right and then immediately left along the asphalt road, uphill through the fields and meadows.
The route continues gently uphill past the last of the houses. At about 900m above sea level, turn right at a barrier to a forest road, in the direction of “Kalkstein, Adlerspoint”. Remain on this continuous uphill twisty road until it dips into the forest. After two bends you reach a junction, at approximately 1,120m, where you change onto the left path in the direction of “Adlerspoint”.
Follow uphill along the ridge, taking note of the red/white/red ground markings which lead through alternating forest and Alpine terrain as far as the pass below the “Baumooskogel”. At the turnoff for the “Baumooskogel”, go to the right, slightly downhill to the “Baumoosalm”.
From here, walk a short stretch downhill on the roadway, then slightly uphill to the “Bruggwirtsalm” 1,356m). Always following the signs for “Adlerspoint” walk, with ups and downs, through pasture areas to what was once a mountain restaurant (1,419m, 3hrs from Reitham). Then a short distance further along the roadway until you branch off to the left in the direction of “Kirchberg”.
At first walk through mountain pines, leading onto open mountain pastures from where you can also get to the highest point of the tour at about 1,550m above sea level. Follow this path slightly downhill, which then develops into a meadow track leading down to the “Gerstbergalm” (1,501m). Continue straight-ahead from behind the farm, through the tiny valley in the direction of the “Winterstelleralm”.
The route continues without remarkable alteration in altitude as far as the pass above the “Winterstelleralm”. Remain on the roadway down to the pastures. At the “Winterstelleralm” (1,423m, 1¼ hrs from “Adlerspoint“) aim for the “Schartenalm” or “St.Jakob” walking on a trail, at first a stretch uphill, then in continuous ups and downs through sparse mixed forest over to the ridge at the “Schartenalm”.
Now continue following the signs to St. Jacob and "Eiblberg Einkehr”, through the woods, sometimes through clearings, down to the mountain hut “Eiblberg” (1,000m, 1½ hrs from the “Winterstelleralm”). Then on the access road behind the hut to St. Jakob’s hamlet, “Filzen”. Here aim for “Torfmoos, Bahnhof Fieberbrunn" and travel in a south-westerly direction along a village road passing the houses of “Torfmoos”.
After the last house, the route runs for a short distance through the forest and just before the stage destination at Fieberbrunn’s train station (783m, 45 min from “Eiblberg Einkehr”) along the edge of the forest through fields.