This hike takes us along the Stations of the Cross trail to the Weeping Virgin Mary hermitage. The trail features a series of wooden sculptures that were made by the local artist Horst Pali. The hermitage is Tirol’s last occupied hermitage and has been providing shelter to Christian hermits for the last 300 years. From the hermitage we walk through meadows, forests and pastures to friendly Bacherlam. Along the way we will learn about the flora and fauna found on Niederkaiser Ridge. The dairy woman at Bacheralm is a certified herbalist. Over a cup of homemade herbal infusion she will teach us about the use of local herbs.
From Bacheralm we head down to Gasteig where we catch a cab back to St. Johann in Tirol.
Walking time: 4 h
400 m elevation gain
Hiking guides may change the tour program at their discretion due to adverse weather conditions and/or participants’ experience levels.
Hikers who show up with inappropriate gear will not be allowed to join the tour! All guided hikes are free of charge with St. Johann Card (without guest card € 10). Any cost for taxi and mountain lifts must be paid by the participants themselves. Dogs are not allowed! No registration required!
Equipment: sturdy hiking boots (no trainers!), appropriate clothing, water (!), snacks, rainwear, sun screen/sun protection, backpack and – optional – hiking poles. (Hiking poles can be rented at the tourist office.)