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Neumarkter Runde

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - via track No. 502 to Unterschrammachkar (2,300 m), on the Neumarkter Runde (track No. 535) down to Schlegeisspeicher (1,795 m) - along the river Riepenbach (track No. 502) to Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - ascent: 650 m

HIKING TIME
3rd stage approximately 2 hours
4th stage approximately 4 hours

CHARACTER – RED
Easy route but with especially beautiful views to the lake and surrounding mountain landscape, no exposed areas.

DESCRIPTION
We follow the sign Neumarkter Runde from the Olpererhütte - it runs in a southerly direction away from the hut - after the descent into Unterschrammachkar, we follow left the valley to the Unterschrammachbach, first descending parallel to the creek - continue through pine trees to Schlegeisspeicher - at the reservoir after 500 meters turn left (northeast) - first through forest and afterwards over switchbacks through pine trees along the creek - crossing of the Riepenbach in the open field - farther north over grassy slopes, at the end over switchbacks to the hut.


Round trip via Friesenberghaus

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - on Berliner Höhenweg (track No. 526) to Friesenberghaus (2,498 m) - more on the track No. 532 down to Schlegeisspeicher (1,795 m) - along the river Riepenbach (track No. 502) to Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - ascent: 650 m

HIKING TIME
approximately 5 ½ hours

CHARACTER – RED
Easy route, no exposed areas.

DESCRIPTION
From the Olpererhütte over the suspension bridge eastwards of the Berliner Höhenweg to a point above the Friesenbergsee - at the fork we do not follow the track to the Friesenbergscharte, we follow the steeply increasing turns to the Friesenbergsee and runs up to the Friesenberghaus - from Friesenberghaus down via switchbacks into the valley and to Friesenbergalm - continue through beautiful pine forests to decline for Dominikushütte and Schlegeisspeicher - from the car park along the road of the lake in a southwesterly direction across the Riepenbach - just behind the Riepenbach leads the track to the right (northwest) - first through forest and afterwards over switchbacks through pine trees along the creek - crossing of the Riepenbach in the open field - farther north over grassy slopes, at the end over switchbacks to the hut.


Round trip via Pfitscherjochhaus

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - via track No. 502 to Unterschrammachkar (2,300 m) - continue on track No. 528 to Pfitscherjochhaus (2,276 m) - from there on track No. 524 to Schlegeisspeicher (1,795 m) and along the river Riepenbach (track No. 502) to Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - ascent: 900 m

HIKING TIME
approximately 7 hours

CHARACTER – RED
Tour along narrow rocky and boulder trails - mostly sheltered.

DESCRIPTION
We follow the sign Neumarkter Runde from the Olpererhütte - it runs in a southerly direction away from the hut after the descent into Unterschrammachkar we follow the signs to Pfitscherjochhaus - on the trail, we circle the Ameiskopf and run on narrow paths toward Italian border – from the crossing of the Zamser Bach it is still a short hike to Pfitscherjochhaus - from here on steep switchbacks on the mountain road (track 524) down to Lavitzalm and continue parallel to the Zamser Bach to Schlegeisspeicher - at the reservoir after 500 meters turn left (northeast) - first through forest and afterwards over switchbacks through pine trees along the creek - crossing of the Riepenbach in the open field - farther north over grassy slopes, at the end over switchbacks to the hut.


3rd and 4th stage of the Zillertaler Runde

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
3rd stage: Friesenberghaus - Olpererhütte
Friesenberghaus (2,498 m) via Berlin Höhenweg (track No. 526) to 2,600 m and continue to Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - ascent: 150 m
4th stage: Olpererhütte – Furtschaglhaus
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - descend on track No. 502 to Schlegeisspeicher (1,795 m) - past Zamsgatterl and continue on track No. 502 along the Schlegeisspeicher to Furtschaglhaus (2,276 m) - ascent: 500 m

HIKING TIME
approximately 5-6 hours (round trip)

CHARACTER – RED
The Zillertaler Runde or Berliner Höhenweg leads through the heart of the mountain nature park Zillertaler Alps - from the Gamshütte to the Karl-von-Edel-Hütte. Tremendous views of the glaciated high mountains await the hiker, as well as wonderful insights into the natural beauty of the alpine landscape. The trail is a challenging route for experienced hikers. The hikers, who make the entire distance, cover in about a week more than 70 kilometers and climb a total of 6700 meters of altitude.
The daily stages of the high-altitude route lead along existing roads and trails in the alpine and high alpine terrain. It has been deliberately made sure that no glaciers and rocky passages are crossed and no climbs with ropes exist. Nevertheless, alpine dangers should not be underestimated. Good climbing equipment, endurance and sure-footedness are always required; at each stage a head for heights is also necessary! Note: In June and July can be still snow on the tracks.

DESCRIPTION
3rd stage: Friesenberghaus – Olpererhütte
from Friesenberghaus westward just down to the drain of the Friesenbergsee and again steeply uphill to the Berliner Höhenweg to an altitude of 2,600 m - at the fork, go left - onto a terrace the track runs comfortably to the south - just before the hut a short descent drops down to 2,400 m and then horizontally across the meadows to Olpererhütte.

4th stage: Olpererhütte – Furtschaglhaus
Steeply down, then southwards almost flat over the meadows and over the Riepenbach - now down in switchbacks and on the trail to Schlegeisspeicher - on the road to the right and immediately after the big parking lot across the bridge and turn left on to Zamsgatterl - from there on the road to the end of the lake and across the creek to the fork of the track –go right here and reach the Schlegeiskees after 1 km slightly uphill until the ascent to the hut turns to the left (east) – there are many turns of steep slopes between Wasserleklamm and Furtschaglbach up and afterwards most recently rising over the meadows to Furtschaglhaus.


Olperer Randonnée

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Geraer Hütte (2,324 m) - Tuxer Joch Haus (2,313 m) - Friesenberghaus (2,498 m) - Olpererhütte (2,389 m) – Geraer Hütte (2,324 m) - ascent: 1,500 m

HIKING TIME
approximately 19 hours in 4 to 5 day stages

CHARACTER – BLACK
Olperer Randonnée - a high-altitude mountain trail through the Olperer area and the Zillertaler Alps in about 4-5 days stages. It doesn’t matter at which hut the tour starts, the circular route always returns you to the starting point. On the tour you reach a vertical ascent of 1,500 m and you must expect a total walking time of approximately 19 hours. Depending on the weather, the trail is accessible from mid-June until the closure of the huts (about the end of September). Recommended only for experienced hikers, proper equipment, condition and a head for heights is required.