Planai Panorama Loop
easy Promenade routes · Schladming
This variety-filled, almost flat loop takes you around Planai summit, serving up magnificent views of Ennstal valley, the mountain world of the Schladminger and Hohe Tauern, Dachstein massif and the Ramsau plateau. After just a few metres, you will reach the “Place of Reflection” by small, idyllic Planai tarn. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Planai-Hochwurzen lift company, the walkable wood sculpture in the form of a cross was built here.
Along the path, boards provide info about flora, fauna and interesting facts about the region. If you wish, chalk up another summit conquest: hike uphill for about 10 minutes and you will be at the top of the Planai!
Conditions: gravel paths, suitable for prams and wheelchairs
Infrastructure: ascent by Planai cable-car
Restaurants: Schladminger Hütte Inn, Schafalm Inn, Planaihof Inn
Highlights: “Place of Reflection”, Planaisee tarn, Hopsiland
Alternatively exit from federal highway B320 to Planaistraße road East of Schladming and drive to the top. From about half-way up this road is a toll road.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
- 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
- 112 - European GSM emergency number