Lynx Trail - Through Austria’s wild heartlands

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Starting place: 4462 Reichraming
Destination: 3293 Lunz am See

duration: 73h 30m
length: 210,3 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 10.767m
Altitude difference (downhill): 10.509m

Lowest point: 349m
Highest point: 1.875m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Street, Hiking trail, Other

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Short description:

A trail to help the lynx


Long-distance walking in the home of the lynx - helping protect it


 



Technique: ***


Quality of experience: ******


Recommended season:
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


Properties:
  • Multi-stage route
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
Description:

The Lynx Trail is a long-distance trail with 11 stages through three large internationally recognised protected areas and fringes Austria's first UNESCO World Heritage Site (beech forests). It goes through Austria's wild, wooded middle, repeatedly recognised by the Alpine Convention as a pilot region for its ecological network.


The stunning mountain landscape is probably the largest natural wooded area in central Europe. This is why the lynx was re-introduced here. The trail highlights the plight of this endangered animal, contributing to its protection and survival. A happy coincidence is that the trail also takes you through extremely attractive walking country.


As a hiker on the Lynx Trail you will be challenged. The stages are long with steep ascents. Your senses will also be challenged - keep your eyes and ears open. But don't worry, even if you don't see a lynx, you will feel the presence of this amazing animal.



Directions:

Stage 1: Reichraming - Anlaufalm


Entry into wilderness: through the Kalkalpen National Park's wild forests on stunning narrow trails.


Stage 2: Anlaufalm - Laussabaueralm


In the midst of the lynx's realm: through the lonely Hintergebirge to the rustic Laussabaueralm.


 Stage 3: Laussabaueralm - Admont


Back to Civilization: over the Haller Walls to Admont with its famous Abbey.


Stage 4: Admont - Klinkehütte


Back to Nature: over the lonely Scheiblegger Hochalm into the sunny south-side of Gesäuse National Park.


Stage 5: Klinkehütte - Johnsbach


Far-reaching views: from the viewing platform looking towards the Gesäuse Mountains and the mountain-climbing village of Johnsbach.


Stage 6: Johnsbach - Ennstalerhütte


Worth seeing: a short valley stage to relax; or a tough spectacular alternative route into the Yosemite of Austria.


Stage 7: Ennstalerhütte - Mooslandl


Cross the northern Gesäuse Mountains past the Ennstaler mountain hut.


Stage 8: Mooslandl - Palfau


Varied: along the valley accompanied by the wild Salza river und through the impressive Noth Gorge.


Stage 9: Palfau - Lassing


Reward for hard work: grand finale in Mendlingtal at the finish of a long but beautiful stage, or an option to go over the Moaralm.


Stage 10: Lassing - Hochreit


Step into the wilderness: a lonely high-altitude hike past the Hochkar ski area to the Dürrenstein wilderness area.


Stage 11: Hochreit - Haus der Wildnis, Lunz am See


ATTENTION: The last stage of the Luchs Trail is diverted away from the Ybbstaler Hütte. You go via the Lechnergraben to Lunz. The ascent to the Dürrenstein is possible (2h), but you have to go back to the Ybbstaler Hütte. The detour is not marked as a lynx trail!


 



Tip:

So that you don't get lost, the Lynx Trail follows existing waymarked trails with the trail logo added. The Lynx Trail logo is usually attached to existing trail markers as an additional 10 x 13 cm sign. The arrows always point in the direction of Lunz am See. Sometimes only a sticker of the Lynx Trail logo is attached onto existing signs. Spray-painted markings of the logo along the route will also guide you.


www.nationalpark.co.at


We recommend that you contact the Lynx Trail Info & Booking Centre before you book.


See deals: bookyourtrail.com


Book the Trail now!


 



Safety guidelines:

Mountain Rescue 140



Equipment:

Sturdy mountain walking boots or trail shoes, as well as a rucksack packed with essentials (water bottle, plasters for blisters, trail map, food etc.). You should also be well prepared for changes in the weather. If you are staying overnight in mountain huts don’t forget your sleeping bag!



Additional information:

Lynx Trail Info & Booking Centre


Personal, simple and quick: Plan and book your personalised hiking trip online using the Lynx Trail Info & Booking Centre.


Along the Lynx Trail, take advantage of selected partner businesses, a handy luggage-and-shuttle service as well as the trail hotline.


Obervellach 15, 9821 Obervellach, AUSTRIA


Eintragungs-NR. Veranstalterverz. des bmwfi: 2016/0005


Tel.: +43 4782 93093


 


info@bookyourtrail.com


www.bookyourtrail.com  


 


 


Lynx Trail Partners


 


National Park Tourism Association


Region Ennstal


 


Eisenstraße 75, 4462 Reichraming, AUSTRIA


Tel.: +43 7254 8414


info@nationalparkregion.com


www.nationalpark-region.at  


 


 


Gesäuse Tourism Association


 


Hauptstraße 35, 8913 Admont, AUSTRIA


Tel.: +43 3613 21160 10


info@gesaeuse.at


www.gesaeuse.at  


 


 


Mostviertel Tourism Association


 


Töpperschloss Neubruck, Neubruck 2/10,


3283 Scheibbs, AUSTRIA


Tel.: +43 7482 204 44


 


info@mostviertel.at


www.mostviertel.at  

Starting point: Reichraming Railway Station (358 meters above sea level) Coordinates: Longitude 47.891551, Latitude 14.472098 Grid Reference 33T 460538 5304381
Destination: Seehof-Lunz/See

further information:
  • Multi-day tour
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Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
Via the Eisenbundesstraße (B115)

 from 4400 Steyr - 4452 Ternberg - 4462 Reichraming Railway Station


 from  3335 Weyer - 4463 Großraming - 4462 Reichraming Railway Station



Public Transit
Arrive by train and bus. Travel by train to Reichraming Railway Station. Timetables at fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/dn

Parking
Reichraming Railway Station

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Most economical season
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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4462 Reichraming
Destination: 3293 Lunz am See

duration: 73h 30m
length: 210,3 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 10.767m
Altitude difference (downhill): 10.509m

Lowest point: 349m
Highest point: 1.875m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Street, Hiking trail, Other

powered by TOURDATA