Salzburger Saalachtal Region
Look Forward to Travel Experiences Full of Contrasts
Country walks, climbing tours or alpine hikes? Thanks to the varied terrain between the rugged mountains in the north and the undulating, grass-covered mountains in the south, everyone will find the perfect hike or country walk. Would you like to relax and unwind on the shores of Lake Ritzensee or feel a rush of adrenaline as you kayak along the river Saalach? Those who love skiing can get active in the “Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn”, network of ski resorts. For e-bikers, recreational cyclists, mountain bikers and downhill mountain bikers, the region leaves nothing to be desired. Plenty of local producers and farmers from the mountains and the valleys have culinary highlights in store for you. A widely known jazz festival and colourful festivities in autumn when it’s time to harvest on the farms - these are only some of the cultural highlights in the villages of Lofer, St. Martin bei Lofer, Unken, Weißbach bei Lofer, Saalfelden, Leogang, Viehhofen, Maishofen and Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
Summer Holidays in the Salzburger Saalachtal Region
Fun and Adventures for the Whole Family
A summer holiday in the Saalachtal valley - look forward to a holiday in the mountains, surrounded by nature, with clean air to breathe. The region is the ideal place for all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether it’s the alpine pastures on the mountain Lofer or the Heutal valley next to Unken - families with kids will love the great, easy country walks. The breathtaking mountain scenery is the most picturesque backdrop for your hiking tours. In the Glemmtal valley, you’ll find 400km of hiking trails ranging from long-distance hiking trails to mountaineering tours or hikes with staffed mountain cabins to stop by and have a snack. Look forward to delicious locally grown food and home-made dishes with ingredients from our producers.
Passionate cyclists will feel as happy as a clam at high tide in Saalbach-Hinterglemm - a paradise for mountain bikers. Get ready for more than 400km well-signposted tours and trails. Freeriding and downhill mountain biking at its best! In summer, the cable cars take hikers and bikers uphill in no time.
The whole family can embark on many more adventures nestled between the rugged Leogang Mountains and the Kitzbühel Alps: ultimate zip line experience, rafting, forest adventure parks with zip line canopy tours, archery course and much more.
On the family farms, you’ll get to know local customs and traditions, learn how to take care of animals and see how food is produced. Look forward to milking cows, baking bread, making cheese, joining a guided herb walk and much more.
Winter Holidays in the Salzburger Saalachtal Region
A Great Skiing Holiday for the Whole Family
The Salzburger Saalachtal region will make every skier’s heart sing! Look forward to some of Austria’s coolest ski resorts combined in the famous network “Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn” with 270km of pistes, 70 lifts and 60 staffed mountain cabins. In the “Home of Lässig”, you can be sure to have a fun time on and off the pistes. Great deals and offers for the whole family, a diverse range of culinary experiences, après-ski at its best, snow trails and fun slopes are topping it off.
Guided walks in the winter wonderland, cross-country ski trails and toboggan runs are only some of the off-piste winter activities in the Saalachtal region. Ice skating, ice stock sport and rides in a horse-draws sleigh can also be part of your winter holiday. Grab a torch and join a night walk across the meadows and through the forests of Leogang. Afterwards, you can finish off the day around the campfire.
Are you looking for an alternative to winter sports activities? Go shopping in the town of Saalfelden. Stroll through the town with its 140 shops, boutiques, jeweller’s, specialised stores and traditional handicrafts.
Don’t miss out on the culinary delights! Farms, restaurants or staffed mountain cabins right next to the piste serve all-time classics of Austrian cuisine and local delicacies. Come and have a try!
Ultimate Bucket List: 3 Things to Do in the Salzburger Saalachtal Region
1. Ultimate Zip Line Experience
Do you love a bit of adrenaline? The “Flying Fox XXL” in Leogang is a thrill like no other. Get ready for the ride of a lifetime! On this zip line, you’re forward mounted and travel 143m above the ground with speeds of up to 130km/h. An epic adventure with a spectacular view!
2. Dance Your Heart Out at the Jazz Festival in Saalfelden
Twice a year, the international jazz scene meets up in Saalfelden for a big show-down. Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Alps, musicians from all over the world showcase their extraordinary talents. Concerts take place on various stages in the town, in concert halls as well as on alpine pastures. Get ready to have a good time and hit the dance floor!
Apart from the jazz festival, Saalfelden hosts plenty of other cultural events and music festivals.
3. Walk across the “Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps”
Find Europe’s highest canopy walk right at the centre of the “Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn”. Get up close and personal with nature on a loop walk through the tree tops. A highlight for families, not only in summer! 42m above the ground, the 200m “Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps” spans the valley head where the river Saalach has its source. It’s also open in winter. Games, plays and stations with obstacles and other fun elements make the loop trail an adventure for the whole family.