This variety-filled, almost flat loop takes you around Planai summit, serving up magnificent views of Ennstal valley, the mountain world of the Schladminger and Hohe Tauern, Dachstein massif and the Ramsau plateau. After just a few metres, you will reach the “Place of Reflection” by small, idyllic Planai tarn. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Planai-Hochwurzen lift company, the walkable wood sculpture in the form of a cross was built here.
Along the path, boards provide info about flora, fauna and interesting facts about the region. If you wish, chalk up another summit conquest: hike uphill for about 10 minutes and you will be at the top of the Planai!
From federal highway B320 take exit "Schladming-Ost". Continue to the roundabout (Spar/Salewa Mountain Shop) and take the 3rd exit towards "Zentrum" (town center). At the following roundabout again take the 3rd exit, which will take you directly to the valley terminal of Planai cable-car at Planai stadium. From here take the cable-car to the top.
Alternatively exit from federal highway B320 to Planaistraße road East of Schladming and drive to the top. From about half-way up this road is a toll road.
Start at the hiking trail head at the mountain terminal of Planai cable-car. It's your choice whether you start to the left or right and surround the summit of Planai clockwise or counterclockwise.
Conditions: gravel paths, suitable for prams and wheelchairs
Infrastructure: ascent by Planai cable-car
Restaurants: Schladminger Hütte Inn, Schafalm Inn, Planaihof Inn
Highlights: “Place of Reflection”, Planaisee tarn, Hopsiland
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. From Planet Planai take the cable-car to the top of Planai.
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