Summit hike to the Blauspitze, © Michael Linder
Summit hike to the Blauspitze, © Michael Linder

Summit Hike
Blauspitze

It's just a short walk from the Adlerlounge at the top of the Kalser Bergbahnen cable car up onto the Blauspitze mountain (2,574 metres), an eye-catching mountain offering fine views of some of Austria's highest mountains, including the Großglockner and the Großvenediger. However, the trail up to the top requires hikers to be sure-footed and have a good head for heights. The approach from the north-eastern side is longer but less challenging. Having conquered the summit, hikers return along the eastern side with fine views of the Kalser Tal Valley.

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Starting point  

Adlerlounge, top of Kalser Bergbahnen cable car / Kals

Hike to

Weißer Knopf (2,578 metres), Blauspitze (2,574 metres)

Finishing point

Adlerlounge, top of Kalser Bergbahnen cable car / Kals

Mountain chain

Granatspitz Mountains

Length

4.6 km

Approximate hiking time

2 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult (black trails)

Altitude

2,586m 2,203m

Elevation uphill 400m
Vertical metres downhill 400m

Fitness level

Technique

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport

Bus route 952, get off at stop Kals a. G. Gemeindeamt

Parking

Top of Kalser Bergbahnen cable car

 

Places serving food and drink

  • Bergrestaurant Blauspitz

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Trail description

After riding up into the mountains on the Kalser Gondelbahn (second section), the hike begins on trail 24. Walk through avalanche protection fences in a southerly direction. Soon, turn right towards Kalser Höhe. Stay right and continue along trail 24 to the Ganotzkogel and then over the ridge to the Weißer Knopf (2,578 metres). The trail is narrower here and loose under foot in places. Continue to the summit of the Blauspitze (2,574 metres).

The descent initially leads along the way you came. Below the summit, turn right and head along the trail on the northern side of the mountain. This winds its way down to another trail, the Aussig-Teplitzer-Weg. Follow this trail in a clockwise direction around the east side of the Blauspitze. The final section is a short uphill (90 vertical metres) back to the top of the cable car. 

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Your destination address: Kals am Großglockner

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