Katin meadows, © Tirol Werbung / Angela Fuchs
Katin meadows, © Tirol Werbung / Angela Fuchs

Themed Hike
Katin Meadows Flower Hike

This 5.5-kilometre hike leads from Bichl in the Virgental Valley through one of the most interesting botantical areas of the Hohe Tauern National Park: the Katin meadows. These steep pastures stretch all the way up to over 2,000 metres above sea level and are home to a fascinating range of flora such as tiger lilies, Turk's cap lilies, campanula, wolfsbane, nigritella and saxifrage. Many of these can be found nowhere else in this region. The meadows are also the natural habitat of many rare butterflies. If you are lucky you may also see chamoix and deer – and maybe even a golden eagle. The return leg through wetlands is also a fascinating experience. On the way there is the chance to stop off at the Stabanthütte hut.

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Starting point  

Car park, Bichl

Hike to

Katin meadows

Finishing point

Car park, Bichl

Mountain chain

Venediger Mountains

Length

5.5 km

Approximate hiking time

3h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

1,914m 1,479m

Elevation uphill 435m
Vertical metres downhill 435m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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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.

Parking

Car park, Bichl

 

Places serving food & drink

  • Stabanthütte (mid-May until late October)
  • Adi's Treff, Bichl 

 

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Trail description

Above the village of Prägraten, at 1,500 metres above sea level, lies the settlement of Bichl. It is at the car park there that this walk begins. The route leads in a clockwise direction through sparse larchwood forests to an area of open pastureland: the Katin meadows. The return leg leads through another forest to the Stabanthütte hut (1,777 metres), a good place to stop for a drink and a snack. The final section is along a forest road in an easterly direction back to the starting point.

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Your destination address: Bichl 8, Prägraten

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