Team Loop L

Length: 44,20 km
Elevation change: 3146 vm +/-
Maximum height: 2433m (Tischkogel)
Surface types: gravel path, trail, asphalt
Highlights: ridge run from the Tischkogel to Stubnerkogel

Leaving Bad Hofgastein you run on the Planitzenweg to Poserhöhe. From there you follow the steep Zwergalweg downhill to the hotel village Grüner Baum, where you can refuel at the 1st aid station before tackling the first longer climb towards the Graukogel Middle Station. You follow a forest road through dense woods up to the mid-station. From here, you can already see the highest point of your loop, the Tischkogel (2432m). However, there are still a few kilometers and especially vertical meters to go before reaching the summit. Turn right and follow the trail towards Bad Gastein. Over several steps, you reach the historic village center, pass the famous waterfall, and arrive at the Merangarten. Here the 2nd aid station awaits. Refuel well because next, the Strava segment “The Hell” awaits, a steep climb where spectators will give you an extra push. Via the Böckstein Höhenweg, you reach Böckstein and the next aid station (3) at Hotel Rader (km 22.9). From now on it will be steep: there are about 6km/ 1300m up to Tischkogel ahead of you. The path becomes narrow and meanders uphill. You pass beautiful alpine pastures such as the Böckfeldalm and the Zittrauer Alm. The trail to the Tischkogel is rocky and steep, but at the summit you will be rewarded with a great view of the Gastein mountains. Along the ridge you can initially enjoy a little downhill before you have to climb a few more meters to the Stubnerkogel, where the 4th aid station is waiting for you. There are still about 14km ahead of you, most of the route leads downhill: over trails and slopes it goes into the Angertal – here you can recharge at the last aid station before the finish. Now only 100 meters uphill separate you from the wonderful downhill (partly via the bird nature trail) back to the Alpen Arena.