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Winter hiking

Over 20 km of winter hiking trails await you!

Over 20 km of cleared winter hiking trails await you here in Forstau. Whether it is through the snow-covered forests, into the Forstau Winkl or to the Fageralm - winter hiking is healthy, great for your muscles and also a lovely alternative to Alpine winter sport.

Illuminated winter hiking trail in Forstau
Illuminated winter hiking trail, the „Bachweg“

The romantic "Bachweg" is illuminated from around 15th December DAILY throughout the winter (from sunset until around 10.30 p.m.).

The route goes from Forstau town centre to Lourdes chapel, across the footbridge near the saw, along the street to the Bachweg.

The romantic Bachweg heads up to the Rohrmoser commemorative plaque (former mining building) - this is the end of the illuminated route! (length: around 2 km)

You can then continue hiking to Dachsteinblick youth hostel, a short section along the street and then continue via the Himmelreichweg back to Forstau town centre again. (Total length of the circuit: around 5 km)

Guided lantern-tour in Forstau
Guided lantern-tour

Meeting-place: 7.30pm in the center of Forstau. 
After about 1 hour of walking over the Bachweg and Himmelreichweg you come back to Forstau! The participation is FREE!

Every Monday in winter: guided lantern-tour with "Gitti" 

Winter hiking in Forstau

A 4 km long road takes you from Forstau town centre to Forstau-Winkl. You can have a rest and enjoy some refreshments in the traditional "Winklhütte", then head back on the 6 km long Oberbergweg back to  the town centre.

If you want you can take a detour on the way back and head to Alpengasthof "Draxler".

The Auwaldweg

The Auwaldweg is a romantic forest trail with superb views down to Forstau. After around 55 minutes walking you can look forward to a coffee break at the Gasthof "Forstauerwirt".

Winterwandern in Forstau Fageralm

Snow-hikers who are nature lovers can get to the sunny high plateau of the Fageralm via the chairlifts - Forstaubahn and the Jägerlift. Snowy hiking trails take you to traditional ski lodges, where the service is friendly and you can enjoy a lovely time on the sunny terrace.

Snow-shoe hikes

Snow-shoe hikes are becoming increasingly popular. On snow-shoes and with a guide who knows the local area you get to places which you never thought you could reach in winter. Snow-shoe hiking is a very attractive alternative sport and gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty of nature up-close.

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