Bergstation Spieljochbahn - Hochfügen (Weg Nr. 18)
Take the gondola lift to the Spieljochbahn mountain station. Take the trail from the mountain station to the Spieljoch – from here, the trail continues to the Geolsalm and then on to the Gartalm (1830 m upper Alpine pasture). The Gartalm is a natural gem. Cows and sheep are in the grazing area every day. Fauna to observe include golden eagles, chamois, marmots and mountain hares. The 400-year-old Alpine hut still bears witness to the days of silver mining: a mountain track with the Tyrolean provincial government seal of approval.
From the Gartalm, continue through treeless terrain to the Gamssteinhaus (Loassattel 1683m) – pass the Gamsteinhaus and continue towards the Matschentalalm - Lamarkalm – and then on to Hochfügen. You can, of course, do the walk in reverse from Hochfügen to the Spieljochbahn lift mountain station. By bus to Hochfügen and then on the Spieljochbahn lift back to Fügen (see Spieljochbahn lift fares – Spieljoch – Hochfügen circular walking ticket).
stop off possibilities: Geolsalm, Gartalm, restaurants in Hochfügen
Ending point: Hochfügen