The Extreme Hiking Route leads hikers on existing hiking trails along the municipal boundaries around the central municipality of Arriach. There are 6 control points to pass along the route. The hiker has the possibility to choose between three variants.
Variant 1: "arriachXtreme" The ascent requires very good physical condition and stamina. All three stages must be completed within one day.
Variant 2: "arriachTrilogy" The tour takes place in three stages, but the time period can be chosen freely.
Option 3: "arriachEnussrunde" The extreme tour is divided into several days with overnight stays in the Geigerhütte am Wöllaner Nock and on the Gerlitzen.
The hike along the municipal border of Arriach is extremely varied and includes the crossing of the two local mountains of Arriach, Wöllaner Nock (2145 m) and Gerlitzen (1911 m). Upon registration, the hiker receives a starter package consisting of a backpack, a lanyard with ticket, two drinks vouchers and a muesli bar. There is also a route description, route data and a hiking map.
After a successful hike, the participant receives a valuable SIGG drinking bottle and an entry in the success list on the homepage, depending on the variant chosen.
Registration fee for all three variants: € 20,-- (excluding overnight stays)
Of course the hiking route arriachXtreme can also be done at any time without registration (without starting package)!
This extremely long and demanding hiking route begins and ends at the village square of Arriach. If a hiker chooses the Xtreme variant, he will have to cover a distance of approx. 56 km and an altitude difference of approx. 3400 m within one day! The trail first leads either via the road or the farm hiking trail to the village of Wöllan, from where, after a short descent, you reach hiking trail 166 and follow it to the summit of Wöllaner Nock. Here you have a panoramic view up to the highest mountain of Austria, the Großglockner. Now the descent takes place past the Walderhütte to the Geigerhütte, where you can also indulge in culinary delights. After a short ascent to the "Plagrast", turn east and walk to the border with Himmelberg before descending to the Buschenschenke vlg. Ölgis and further into the valley to the historic Klösterle. Now the difficult ascent to the adventure mountain Gerlitzen Alpe takes place, which attracts numerous hikers and paragliders every year. Then the descent takes place via Buchholz to Arriach to complete the circuit.
Upon presentation of the fully validated ticket, the Xtreme hiker will receive a high-quality SIGG drinking bottle with logo and Xtreme lettering. The successful participants will also be listed on the official homepage of the municipality www.arriach.at . For the Xtreme hikers, the drop-off point is located at the Gasthof Alte Point and for the arriachTrilogie and arriachGenussrunde participants at the municipal office.
Depending on the variant chosen, the hiker can enjoy the wonderful views up to the borders of the country and indulge in culinary delights at the alpine huts.