After a transfer, walk to the beautifully situated Ansbacher Hütte
A transfer will take you to the start of the hike in the Madautal valley (approx. 30 min, included). You walk on a slightly ascending gravel road through the idyllic Alperschonbach to the Alperschonalpe. You hike further up to the alpine pastures of the Knappenböden up to the highest point, the Flarschjoch, at 2464m. Then it's a comfortable 15-minute descent to the beautifully situated Ansbacher Hütte. Spend your first night in the mountains in this simple, rustic hut.
Ask for the taxi to drop you off at the turnoff to Alpschonertal.
Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
Always allow plenty of time for your hike. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. Rest and photo breaks must be added to the times indicated.
Check the latest weather information and be on the lookout for changes in the weather. Storms can develop rapidly in the Alps. There may be snow on the passes at the beginning and end of the hiking season, if it is wet the trail can be slippery, please tread with caution.
Do not leave the marked hiking trails.
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If you are staying overnight in Madau, you will be pick-up at Gasthof Hermine with the taxi company Feuerstein (at 8:50) and ask the driver to take you to the 'goods cable lift' (Materialseilbahn in German) for Memminger Lodge (this will save around 45 minutes). To arrange a pick-up, let the driver know the day before that you’d like a pick-up in the morning. If you want to set off earlier to avoid heat/storms, the 45-minute walk can serve as a nice warm-up, as the terrain is only slightly uphill.
If you are staying in Holzgau: Then a taxi is booked for you at 8:15 a.m.
Please note: There is are no refreshment opportunities at Memminger Lodge in June, July and September (the Oberlochalm and Unterlochalm lodges are only open in August). Be sure to take a packed lunch and/or lots of snacks to keep you going!
Buchtipps für die Region
Kartentipps für die Region
Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you (at least two litres per person) and protect yourself against the sun. Hiking poles are strongly recommended.