Hiking in Saalbach
Explore the Austrian Alps on foot
With its 400 kilometres of signposted walking and hiking trails,the Glemmtal Valley in the beautiful Salzburger Land region is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts keen to explore the Austrian Alps on foot. Lush meadows, turquoise lakes, wooden huts and craggy mountains make for a picture-perfect landscape where visitors of all fitness levels will find their perfect path.
Walks and hikes
Having a hard time deciding which walkor hike in the Glemmtal Valley is the right one for you? Speak to our two in-house hiking experts, Herbert and Stefan! They will be happy to provide details on the best trails in the region. At reception you can hire a pair of hiking poles and check out the latest weather forecast.
Learning trails in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
Saalbach-Hinterglemm is home to a number of learning trails aimed not only at children but also at adults keen to find out more about the local flora and fauna. Here are some of the most popular learning trails in the region:
- Wildlife Trail – New highlight at the end of the valley showcasing the local flora and fauna – the species native to the Glemmtal Valley, their habitats and some fun facts on the animals that call this part of Austria their home.
- Montelino's Adventure Trail – Learning trail for families located just a short cable car ride from the Hotel Astrid.
- Forest Relaxation Trail – A trail inviting adults and children alike to learn about the forest and all its many amazing features.
- Kids' Hiking Challenge – Four learning trails combined with two mountain hikes offering great views of the surrounding landscape.
- Zwölferkogel Mountain Trail – Trail around the Zwölferkogel mountain featuring information stations telling the history of the Glemmtal Valley.
- For more themed trails and learning trails please visit the website of the local tourism board.
Hiking in Saalbach
An easy walk for all the family in Hinterglemm. The 800m Zwölferkogel Mountain Trail features information stations telling the story of the Glemmtal Valley.
Hike high above the Saalachtal Valley through forests and up over mountain ridges from Saalbach to Viehhofen (17 kilometres).
This hike at the end of the valley is relatively challenging, so we recommend a stop at the mountains huts en route serving food and drink. The return leg is downhill all the way but not too steep. Total disance: 11.3 kilometres.
The Pinzgau Walk ("Pinzgauer Spaziergang") is one of the most popular long-route hiking trails in the region. Hikers do not have to scale any mountains en route, so it is ideal for even those with average fitness. The trail begins at the top of the lifts on the Schattberg mountain and leads to Schmittenhöhe (17 kilometres, 500 vertical metres of uphill and downhill).
Lindlingalm, Teufelswasser, Schusterscharte and Hochtor are some of the spots en route to the Gamshag mountain. This challenging hike is 16.5 kilometres in length and takes around 7 hours to complete.
This hike will take you all day (over 20 kilometres from start to finish) but is a real classic. It takes its name from the motto used by the ski resort in winter, with the word "lässig" a mixture of "cool" and "fun". After four hours we recommend a stop at the Teufelssprung to recharge your batteries before heading to the most beautiful section: the ridgetop walk from Teufelssprung to Gamshag.
For more walks and hikes in the region check out the interactive map provided by the local tourism board.