This hike takes you from Schladming to Planai via Fastenberg. The trail n° 50 of the "Naturfreunde Schladming" club is the easternmost route from Schladming to Planai and is one of several routes to the top of the famous skiing mountain. About half-way up Wieslechalm inn invites for refreshments. In the area around Planai summit Schladminger Hütte chalet, Schafalm and Onkel Willy's Hütte inn and Planaihof are inviting for drinks and snacks.
Points of Interest on the way up to Planai:
From the hiking trail head at Planai stadium follow Coburgstraße street eastwards and make a right at apartments "Zur Barbara" into "Trenkenbachweg" road. Walk up the road to its end and then follow the trail signs of trail n° 50. Through the forest you hike uphill to the Spreizenberger farm. Towards Southeast you continue uphill, walking through sections of forest and over alpine meadows. At the Rinderbichler farm you cross over Planaistraße street and then follow the trail to Hotel Schröckerhof. Afterwards you cross over "Brandweg" road and soon reach the Wieslechnerhof farm. From there it is another 15 to 20 minutes to Wieslechalm. Here you have accomplished about half of the route. Take a break on the terrace of Wieslechalm and enjoy the great view to the plateau of Ramsau and Schladming.
After your break you continue uphill on trail n° 50 and ascend through the forest of Planai. Once you reach the valley terminal of Burgstallalmbahn you also reach an alpine meadow. Passing by the "Naturfreundehaus" you hike up to the mountain terminal of Planai cable car through clear forest and over the lush green "ski pistes". At the mountain terminal you have reached the end point of the tour. From the mountain terminal you can further hike up for about 10 minutes to reach Planai summit.
In the town of Schladming you can take the Citybus. From Rohrmoos take the Planai buses to Planet Planai, from Ramsau take the buses of Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe.
For the return to Schladming you can use the Planai cable car or one of the other hiking routes (World Cup trail, n° 53, n° 779).
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at, www.rvb.at, www.postbus.at
Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at