The mighty cross on the summit of Rittisberg | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at The mighty cross on the summit of Rittisberg | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at

Rittisberg Walking Tour

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A wonderful walking tour at Rittisberg in Pichl-Vorberg, which is also a good hike for families with small kids.
The loop road starts gently uphill to the popular inns of Halseralm and Sonnenalm. Through woods and meadows, the trail leads uphill to the summit of Rittisberg. From the summit cross, we enjoy the panoramic view of the Dachstein's south face, which seems to be almost within reach. Soon after we get to the Rittisberg-Stadl. The view of the Ennstal is a special treat here. Then follows the descent through woods and meadows.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
13,3 km
Route
3:00 h
Duration
450 hm
Ascent
451 hm
Descent
1555 m
Highest point
1105 m
Lowest point

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More information

Exit from federal highway B320 in Pichl and continue on Vorbergstraße road towards Pichl-Vorberg. Pass by Hotel Steirerhof and keep on going to the hiking trail head at Pension Arnika.
From the hiking trail head at pension Arnika you follow a forest road and reach the trail junction with "Rittisbergrundweg" (trail n° 5) after a couple of minutes. You make a left here and continue along trail n° 5 to Halseralm and Sonnenalm inns, two of the family-friendly refreshmentstops and restaurants right at the beginning of the tour.

From the Sonnenalm you now follow the signage towards "Rittisberg Gipfelkreuz" - the summit of Rittisberg. At first you continue via a forest road and then you can choose between a beautiful forest trail or the forest road (suitable for prams) as you ascend through the mountain forest to the summit. Again and again you are rewarded with panoramic views to the Schladminger Tauern mountains and Reiteralm. At the mighty cross on the summit of Rittisberg you then enjoy the stunning view to the South face of the Dachstein.

From here you continue East - on a quite flat trail - to the Rittisstadl inn, where kids will have a lot of fun at the huge playground "I love Rittisberg" just next to the inn. From there you follow the fairy tale trail Rittisberg downhill and after about 25 minutes turn off right on the Rittisberg Walking Tour. The forest trail now leads back to Rittisbergrunde (trail n° 5), where you make a left and after just a few minutes reach Halseralm again. From there continue to your starting point.

The entire trail is suitable for prams.
With the buses of "Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe" from Schladming to Ramsau - change to the buses towards "Vorberg" to the bus stop "Arnika", where the tour starts.

 

Parking is available at the hiking trail head.
Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.rvb.at

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What the weather will be like

Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)

Morning
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Noon
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Night
-2°C
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Mostly cloudy through the day with a chance of occasional sunny spells.
Morning
-3°C
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Noon
0°C
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Night
-3°C
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Occasional snowfall will continue into the afternoon. Then the clouds will break up towards evening.
30.11.2022
-5°C 1°C
01.12.2022
-3°C 2°C
02.12.2022
-4°C 2°C
Spiegelsee Reiteralm | © photo-austria / Christine Höflehner

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