The Widauersteig is considered to be the easiest and shortest path in the area of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range.
Even if the fixed rope route Widauersteig is a rather short and easy route, but you nevertheless have to be free from giddiness and have some alpine alpine experience. This route, which has already been established in 1911, starts at the Brentenjoch, which can be reached from Kufstein via funicular. From this place, whithin approximately one hour, you reach the starting point of the fixed-rope route.
At first the route runs on the left of a striking rock, which has to be traverses at a striking channel. At the upper end there is a signpost directing you to the Scheffauer mountain peak (2,111 m). Danger! Falling stones in the centre section of the Via Ferrata! Being accurately secured, this fixed-rope route is also suitable for children, but be careful in the traverse. However, the path down into the valley is walked via Kaindlhütte refuge, where you can proceed via lift or forest road.
By the way: You can also descend in southern direction to Lake Hintersteiner, which is perfect for taking a swim after an exhausting hike.
- Altitude difference: 840 m
- Start of fixed rope route: 1,870 m
- Difficulty: A/B
- Exposition: north
- Descend: 3 h
- Refuge: Kaindlhütte
- Comment: Danger! Falling stones! Required to be free from giddiness!