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Route of the Gorges - Hikingday no. 4

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Reith – Au (Auer Kircherl) – Mayrbergklamm – Auer Wiesen – Kematsteinalm – Jochingalm – Hundalm – Pechtlbauer - Wildental - St. Martin
Distance 18.3 km
6:30 h
950 m
900 m
1,360 m
570 m
Hiking on the Route of the Gorges - Hikingday no. 4

Reith – Au (Auer Kircherl) – Mayrbergklamm – Auer Wiesen – Kematsteinalm – Jochingalm – Hundalm – Pechtlbauer. Then taking the asphalt road, passing Wildental (village) and reach Pass Luftenstein (pass) and St. Martin (ca. 6-7 Stunden)

Take some food and drinks for the day with you! - No restaurant after the village of Au!

Author’s recommendation

The paths to the Hundalm must be temporarily blocked by building a new path. Variant 1 to Obermayrberg and then across the Auer meadows to Lofer and along the Saalach to St. Martin is always possible.
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Update: March 29, 2021
Highest point
1,360 m
Lowest point
570 m
Best time of year

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Package Hiking without luggage

Trekkingtour on the Route of the gorges:
Lofer - Loferer Alm - Unken - Reith - St. Martin - Weißbach - Lofer
7 overnight stays – 6 hikingdays. Hiking from village to village and the luggage will be brought to your next accommodation daily

By booking the package, we can guarantee that the accommodations will be available for 1 night in different locations.


Reith (576 m)
47.625680, 12.726380
47°37'32.4"N 12°43'35.0"E
33T 329178 5277202



Turn-by-turn directions

We start our day early in the morning with a substantial breakfast, because the longest tour of the week awaits us today. Our backpack is also filled with enough food, because there is no restaurant after we have left Au!


After having left the idyllic village of Reith we take the left hiking trail at the Reither Kapelle (chapel) to reach Au village via the Lenzenbauer (farm) and a “plague column”. We walk about 150 m back to turn right and head to the Mayerbergklamm (gorge). We traverse this impressive formation and then hike to the Auerwiesn (pasture); to do so we turn right. In case of bad weather this path is not advisable: take the way from Au via Scheffsnoth to the Auerwiesn instead. Reaching the asphalt road at the Auerwiesn we turn right. After about 30 minutes we can see the Hubertuskapelle (chapel) to our left. This is our starting point to get to the Kematsteinalm (alp) and then via a path, which is a bit steeper, we reach the beautiful Jochingalm (alp). After that, the third in the trio of the alps is the Hundalm (alp). At the bench around the fountain we have a perfect place to take a break and enjoy our snack. Then we follow the newbuilt woodland path to the Pechtlbauer (farm) and taking the asphalt road, we pass Wildental (village) and reach Pass Luftenstein (pass), which is also the entrance to St. Martin village. (ca. 6-7 hours)


1st option: We start in the same way as we would on the main route and follow the description until Mayerbergklamm (gorge). After this gorge, we take the left path and head to the Mayerberg (village) until we reach Gasthaus Obermayerberg (restaurant). The forest road, which is closed for cars, is our next choice and takes us to the Schoberweißbachklause. About 200 meters behind that we turn left and follow the path to the Auerweißbachalm (alp) - from there to Hundalm and then we follow the same route as in the main description.


2nd option: Following the description of the main route we come to the asphalt road at the Auerwiesn (pasture). Turning left we head in the direction of Schoberweißbachklause. About 200 m before we reach this geological formation we branch off and take the path on our right-hand side to hike to the Auerweißbachalm (alp) - we head to the Hundalm (alp) and are then back on the way of the main route.


3rd option: In this variation, we also reach the Pechtlbauer (farm), therefore we follow the description of the main route. Passing by this beautiful farm we take the asphalt road for about 15 minutes and head to Wildental (village). We turn left to come to the gorgeous Mühlgrabenkapelle (chapel). Taking the hiking trail to our right we follow the route to Wildenbachschlucht. From there we use the Nordalpinen Weitwanderweg (long distance walking path) until we get to St. Martin. Deciding on this option means we spend less time walking on the asphalt road. Time: ca. 6-7 hours


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47.625680, 12.726380
47°37'32.4"N 12°43'35.0"E
33T 329178 5277202
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Mayr Wanderkarte Nr. 71 - Salzburger Saalachtal

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Michaela Knigge 
June 23, 2022 · Community
Ein sehr schöner und landschaftlich abwechslungsreicher Weg. Leider 50% Asphalt und breite, rutschige Schotterstraßen. Der Pfad um den Hundskopf ist voller Kuhfladen und teilweise so von Kühen ausgetreten und abgerutscht, dass es an manchen ausgesetzten Stellen gefährlich wird, weil man nichts findet, wo man treten kann. Zudem ist der gesamte Weitwanderweg nirgendwo beschildert. Und die nötige Beschilderung zum nächsten Wegeziel fehlt auch an vielen Kreuzungen.
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18.3 km
6:30 h
950 m
900 m
Highest point
1,360 m
Lowest point
570 m
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