Gasthaus Karlsteg from Ginzling
Country - Austria
Region - Zillertal (Tyrol)
Author - Lou Johnson
Ascent - 60 metres / 198 feet
Descent - 160 metres / 528 feet
Time - 1.50 hours
This walk starts from the village of Ginzling and follows the Zemm River downstream towards Mayrhofen. The valley is very pastoral with steep wooded mountain slopes rising on both sides.
Start - Ginzling (Gasthaus Altginzling)
End - Ginzling (Gasthaus Karlsteg)
Ginzling is served by a regular bus service from Mayrhofen. The same bus service also serves the end of this walk. From the main road, Ginzling Gasthaus Altginzling bus stop, walk down and cross the bridge over the Zemmbach River. Turn right on the other side and continue down the lane. The route is signed as Path 30. The lane soon becomes a track and later becomes a path. The route is never in doubt provided you keep the river on your right. The walk is delightful passing small farms and crossing meadows with the mountains an ever present backdrop.
At the half way point there is the Gamsgrube where refreshments may be available. If this is closed the Gasthaus at end of the walk seems to be always open. From Gamsgrube you join a track which climbs above the river for a short way. The path then descends steeply in a series of zigzags back to river level. A short way further on lies the end of the walk.
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