|Lat/Lon:||46.85385°N / 14.65137°E|
|Time Required:||Most of a day|
|Difficulty:||Easy hike (T2/T1)|
Crossing half a dozen of highest peaks in the group is the most what Sau Alps can offer. Choose a very clear day, the biggest value of the tour lies in enjoying endless panorama. As explaind on the parent page, tour logistic is very important. Here, I'm describing a bike & hike proposal.
The hut bus stops on the road just below the Ofnerhütte, some 1660 m. Take the road towards the Wolfsberg Hütte, below the hut take a shortcut up. From the hut, 1827 m, take the marked path towards the NW. You'll hit the main ridge on the point 2029 m, from this fore-summit continue northwards on the Ladinger Spitz, 2079 m.
From the highest point continu by the main ridge, first towards the NW (to Kaiserofen, 2037 m), then towards the N. Ascend Getrusk, 2044 m, the sharpest summit of the massif. Descend towards the N on the saddle with the cross (Eisernes Kreuz), 1958 m. From the NW, there joins the marked ascent from the Weißberger hut. Don't descend there, but continue along the fence, in the northern direction, slightly upwards. The flat and rounded summit of Kienberg, 2050 m, is just a bit right of the trail.
From Kienberg continue slightly down and up again, along the main ridge, in the NE direction. The next ridge elevation are the rocks of Hafnereck. Actually, they are the highest point of Forstalpe, 2034 m. From there, a long, gentle descent awaits you - in the N-NE direction. So, you gain the Litzer Talen, 1829 m, the saddle before the last ridge summit. You'll probably not ascend also the Geierkogel, 1917 m, unless you are collecting summits. It's better to detour it by the western side. The path goes quite horizontally, but it's still a long section. Finally, you descend to the Klippitztörl, 1644 m.
Biking: From the road pass you ride down towards the east. You pass the tourist village, after some 5 km from the pass you deter right, on the side road. Continue steeply down to the picturesque hamlet of Preims and through it into the valley of Weißenbach. It brings you directly down to Wolfsberg. It's some 25 km of a (mostly steep) descent. Almost no biking up!
The bus to Ofnerhütte is driving from July 10 to September 7 (in 2018). We got the information calling the hut master on mobile: 0664 / 392 16 02.