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Kaiser view circular walk

Winter hiking · Wilder Kaiser
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m 800 750 700 650 600 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Gasthof Weberbauer Helene's Kaffeewerk Gasthof Wiesenhof Café Rosemarie Gasthof Bocking
Extended walk through the landscape of Scheffau and Söll
easy
Distance 8.8 km
3:30 h
230 m
230 m
781 m
638 m
Starting from the village center, you start on the cleared road through the district of Sonnwies with its typical Tyrolean farms towards Söll and between Seebach and Weißache to Bocking.
You can dine there at the Gasthaus Bocking of the same name. Then continue towards Söll through the Hauning district, where you turn left at Haus Bichler back to Scheffau.
You get back to the starting point of Scheffau via the districts of Bärbichl and Blaiken. On the way you are always rewarded with a wonderful view of the imposing Wilder Kaiser and the surrounding mountains.
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Verena Entholzer
Update: January 06, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
781 m
Lowest point
638 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Café Rosemarie
Gasthof Bocking
Gasthof Weberbauer
Gasthof Wiesenhof
Jägerwirt's Genussladl
Helene's Kaffeewerk

Start

Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Scheffau (738 m) (737 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.527960, 12.250330
DMS
47°31'40.7"N 12°15'01.2"E
UTM
33T 293029 5267501
w3w 

Destination

Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Scheffau (738 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the village centre you set off for Bocking along a cleared winter road in the snowfields of Sonnwies with its typical Tirolean farms between the Seebach and Weissache streams.
You can call in at the Gasthaus Bocking inn for something to eat, where the food’s good and very reasonably priced. You then follow the signs to Söll, turn left at the Pension Bichler guesthouse and carry on through the district of Bärbichl to Blaiken and back to Scheffau. As you walk you’re constantly rewarded with wonderful views of the ski slopes and the imposing Wilder Kaiser.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

KaiserJet/Postbus stop “Scheffau Dorf”. More information at: www.wilderkaiser.info

Getting there

Heading from Wörgl, Kufstein or St. Johann on the B178 road, take the exit to Scheffau. Shortly before you come to the church, you will see the Tourist Information Office and the hiking starting point on the left-hand side (short-stay parking zone).

Parking

Public car park, Scheffau (740 m), north of the Community Hall - free

Coordinates

DD
47.527960, 12.250330
DMS
47°31'40.7"N 12°15'01.2"E
UTM
33T 293029 5267501
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wilder Kaiser hiking map (1:25.000) available in the tourist information centres Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll

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Equipment

Sturdy high mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles (waterproof), weather-appropriate outdoor gear, sun protection, waterproofs, cold protection (hat, gloves), sufficient food and hot drinks, hiking poles (height adjustable) if required, mobile phone, plastic bag for waste, hiking map, route description and information materials (GPX track), ID card, cash

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
230 m
Descent
230 m
Highest point
781 m
Lowest point
638 m
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