Hiking in SalzburgerLand
Endless Hiking Trails throughout the Province
Whether it’s a scenic country walk, an adventurous day out with your family or a demanding hike to the summit - in SalzburgerLand, the opportunities for hiking enthusiasts are endless! An abundance of hiking trails in every region allows you to explore the beautiful countryside from the Salzburg Lake District to the Hohe Tauern National Park. Großarl is well known for its unique “Valley of the Alpine Pastures” with countless trails and staffed mountain cabins. Guests and hikers will definitely find the ideal stops for refreshments and snacks along the way. In most cases, you can start your hike directly from the farmhouse or the mountain cabin. Discover the diversity of hiking trails in SalzburgerLand!
A Great Family Day Out in SalzburgerLand
Activities and Adventures in Nature
Is there anything better than exploring the great outdoors with the family? On countless hiking trails for families, children can learn and play their way through the wonderful world of wildlife. Natural playgrounds, outdoor centres on mountains and adventure camp programmes are great places for kids to explore and let their imaginations run wild.
In the Dachstein West region (Russbach), Bruno, the bear, awaits you in “Brunos Bergwelt” featuring a miniature train. In Seeham, a village at Lake Obertrumersee, you can experience nature up close in the “Teufelsgraben” (German for “devil’s ravine”) that includes information boards and even a flint mill. Embrace nature with a curious mind on the nature trail in the old-growth forest of Rauris (“Rauriser Urwald”). Look for emeralds with your kids in the Habachtal valley or visit the highest treetop trail featuring a climbing park and the “Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps”. The family-friendly hiking destination “Schmitten” features an enchanted forest on the mountain of adventures and stunning views from the walking route.
There’s a lot to discover in the Salzburger Sportwelt region. Get to know the world of “Wagraini” with fun and action stations on the mountain “Grafenberg”, visit the “mountain of ghosts” (“Geisterberg”) in St. Johann or hop on the miniature train “Zauchi” in Altenmarkt/Zauchensee. Do you ask yourself if you can go on a hiking holiday with your infants? Why not? Of course, there are also plenty of buggy-friendly hiking trails in SalzburgerLand. Simply ask your hosts for advice. They have the best insider tips in store!
Summer in the Mountains in SalzburgerLand
Pristine Nature and Culinary Delights
Everyone’s looking forward to a stopover in one of the many staffed mountain cabins. Time for a well-deserved snack after an adventurous hike with the kids or a demanding tour to the summit. Indulge in culinary delights and find your very own scenic spot in peaceful seclusion. Relax and calm down. Enjoy locally grown food and home-made products as well as the genuine hospitality of the hosts.
A must after a day out on the alpine pastures: a “Brettljause” (a traditional snack platter with cold cuts, cheeses and spreads), “Bauernkrapfen” (a fried dough pastry eaten with jam) and a glass of fresh, cold butter milk. Would you like to spend your holiday right next to the alpine pastures? Have a look at our mountain cabins and chalets. Redesigned mountain farms, staffed mountain cabins or traditional, rustic huts in an idyllic, secluded setting surrounded by nature - the offer is huge!
Long-Distance Hiking Trails in SalzburgerLand
Calling All Hiking Enthusiasts!
Are you a passionate hiker? Do you want to explore more than just one region? The long-distance hiking trails in SalzburgerLand will take you to places of outstanding natural beauty and past an awe-inspiring mountain scenery. Take some time off and let go of your worries. Just walk. If you have less time, you can also choose to hike only parts of the total route.
- The “Salzburger Almenweg” is one of the province’s stand-out routes that are the most popular among walkers. You’ll pass meadows dotted with colourful wild flowers, 120 mountain cabins surrounded by alpine pastures and the breathtaking mountains of the Pongau region.
- The “SalzAlpenSteig” takes you from Prien on the shore of Lake Chiemsee to Obertraun on the shore of Lake Hallstättersee. The 230km distance is broken into 18 sections that take walkers past Dürnberg near Hallein and the Salzachtal and Lammertal valleys in the Tennengau region.
- Multi-day hike in the Salzkammergut region - “4 Mountains, 3 Lakes”: walk from Lake Fuschlsee to Lake Mondsee in 4 days, across mountains and alpine pastures.
- The queen of long-distance hiking trails and arguably one of the most stunning trails in the Alps, the “Via Alpina”, also crosses our province. This is a spectacularly scenic hike spanning the 5,000-km distance between Triest and the Mediterranean coast of France. Four stages take hikers through SalzburgerLand from Bischofshofen to Maria Alm or Saalfelden. The awe-inspiring scenery of the massif “Hochkönig” keeps you company.
- Along the way, you’ll find lots of farms that offer great, comfortable accommodation. Lean back and relax after a day out hiking. The next day, you can hit the trail again, fresh as a daisy. Luggage transfer can be organised in advance. After all, we don’t want you to carry heavy luggage with you the whole time.
Summer in the Mountains: Enjoying Life to the Fullest
There Are Certain Rules to Follow!
Set out on a hike directly from the farmhouse. Hit the trail right after breakfast. Walk through forests, on forest roads or shortcuts, along mountain streams and across alpine pastures. Explore the unique flora and fauna in SalzburgerLand - in the Salzburger Lungau region, the Gasteinertal valley, the Lake Wolfgangsee region or ascend to 3,000 metres on the mountains “Kitzsteinhorn” or “Großglockner”. Wherever you go, don’t forget to respect nature and follow the basic rules. Please be especially careful when you see animals such as cows, calves or horses grazing on the alpine pastures.
Themed Walks in SalzburgerLand
Guided Herb Walks and Culinary Tours
Follow in Sisi’s - Empress Elisabeth of Austria - footsteps, sample local delicacies on a guided hiking tour across the alpine pastures or get up close and personal with nature on barefoot sensory paths, scenic loop trails or bee trails - SalzburgerLand is home to a diverse range of themed walks for every interest.
Guided herb walks have become popular in recent years. During a guided walk focusing on herbs, you’ll collect different plants and learn about their practical value. You will be amazed about the herbs’ healing power. In most cases, the guided walk is followed by a workshop. Gain hands-on experience on how to use the plants. The guide will show you how to make pastes, ointments, soups or salts.
The alpine pastures are not the only places where you can collect herbs. Take a look at the herbs in the farmer’s garden, on the fields or in the forest right next to the farmhouse. Don’t hesitate to ask your hosts on the family farms in SalzburgerLand about special insider tips.