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Lynx Trail - Stage 09 Palfau-Lassing, long version

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Great efforts offer rich rewards: A long but scenically stunning trek to Mendling Valley 
Great efforts offer rich rewards: A long but scenically stunning trek to Mendling Valley 

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The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
22,3 km
Route
7:48 h
Duration
1357 hm
Ascent
1280 hm
Descent
1746 m
Highest point
529 m
Lowest point

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If the previous stages of the Luchs Trail have left you with some energy to spare, you might like to complete this last stage on a more demanding, alternative route. This variation runs via the summit of the Gamsstein mountain – adding another hour to your journey, but rewarding you with the most stunning scenery. Starting out from your accommodation in Palfau, you head West through the village until you reach a bridge (situated east of the village church). A narrow, gently ascending road will take you up to the ‘Bergbauer’ farmstead, where you follow the signs for the ‘Naturfreundehütte’ (an infrequently occupied mountain hostel), which you reach after a short while. Now continue through some wild woodlands (even trees that have previously fallen in a storm have not been removed in order to maintain the forests’ natural cycle). Next, you embark on a steep ascent through creeping pines and over grassland pastures, until you have reached the Gamsstein summit (1770 m) – where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Totes Gebirge, Gesäuse, Hochschwabmassiv and Dürrenstein mountain ranges. For your ascent, you follow the signs for Hollenstein, hiking first along the ridge, then in between patches of creeping pine, all the way down to the Moarhochalm alpine pasture (1550 m). The rest of the way – leading to Lassing – is identical to the standard route (see above). Level of difficulty: mediumHiking time: 8 hrs 15 minDistance: 22.3 kmAscent: 1357 mDescent: 1222 m
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For more information:

www.luchstrail.at

 

We recommend that you make contact with the Lynx Trail Info & Booking Centre before making a booking.

 

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Lynx Trail Info & Booking Centre

Trail Angels GmbH

Obervellach 15, 9821 Obervellach

Tel.: +43 47 82 93 093

Web: www.bookyourtrail.com

Email: info@bookyourtrail.com

 

Lower Austria Information Office:

Mostviertel Tourismus GmbH

Töpperschloss Neubruck

Neubruck 2/10, 3283 Scheibbs

Tel.: +43 (0) 7482 204 44

Email: info@mostviertel.at

 

 

Upper Austria Information Office:

Tourismusverband Nationalpark Region Ennstal

Eisenstraße 75, 4462 Reichraming

Tel.: +43 (0) 7254 8414

Email: info@nationalparkregion.com

 

Steiermark Information Office:

Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

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What the weather will be like

Landl (522m)

Morning
-1°C
55%
3 km/h
Noon
0°C
40%
9 km/h
Night
-2°C
25%
5 km/h
Mostly thick clouds, and a chance of some snowfall in the first half of the day.
Morning
-4°C
10%
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Noon
0°C
55%
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Night
-2°C
50%
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Starting mostly cloudy, but dry. Snowfall will begin in midday.
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09.12.2021
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10.12.2021
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