Hiking Pass Challenge: Stöcklalm
Some stamps of the Hiking Pass Challenge are easily earned, like this one. Because the Stöcklalm is located directly at the mid-station of the Asitzbahn and when it is in operation, you quickly have one more point in your hiking pass. However, you still don't have to miss out on brilliant mountain moments.
Sometimes something has to be easy, and this was the case with this times Hiking Pass Challenge. While the fog persisted in the valley on this Friday, you could see on the webcam early in the morning that the sun was waiting on the mountain. Thus, quite spontaneously, the lunch break was extended and moved to the Stöcklalm. Thanks to the Asitzbahn, this was easy to arrange. It was the last weekend that the Asitzbahn was in operation before the Steinbergbahn took over the transport of bikers and hikers for this autumn. This means that you can only get this stamp as a winter hiker or next year. Nevertheless, we do not want to withhold our autumn mountain experience from you.
First things first
In addition to the stamp, we were also able to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Stöcklalm. In bright sunshine, it tastes even better and so we enjoyed our break on the sun terrace at 1,300 meters. But if you are already up here on such a beautiful day, a walk through the senses park to the peaceful waters may not be missing.
The senses park
The senses park is a true paradise for young and old explorers in summer. There you can put all your senses to the test and you will be surprised what is possible. There are also interesting herb workshops, you can learn to bake flatbread and especially on hot summer days you can find one or the other refreshment here.
You can also cool off at the peaceful waters. A little above the senses park, a relaxation and recreation area was created around a reservoir. Tired hikers - or in our case saturated hikers ;-) - can rest in one of the wooden loungers or refresh themselves by taking a dip. Another highlight is the wooden chapel - you can even get married there! And all this with this view: So do not forget to take a picture!
And a quick trip to the top
Since we had extended our lunch break, we took a quick trip to the top, too. There it was rather fresh, because the first snowfall two days earlier had left its mark. So we already enjoyed the first winter walk of the coming winter at the Großer Asitz before we went back to the office. The Steinbergbahn will take you to the top station until the expected start of the ski season on November 26. There, the TONspuren islands, the nature cinema and the finest culinary delights at the Alte Schmiede await you. Note: You can also get a stamp for your hiking pass at the Alte Schmiede ;-)