Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path
8 Days | Self-guided tour
Sitting at 3,000 metres above sea level, the ‘majesty’ rises above the other mountains: the Dachstein. The imposing glacier clad peak separates the Austrian provinces of Styria, Salzburg and Upper Austria and is a popular trekking area due to its magnificent beauty. The Dachstein high altitude circuit trails through secluded valleys, alpine meadows and high plateaus that, with their solitude and silence, make the heart beat a little faster. Details about the hiking holiday in the Dachstein region Mountain hikers will not be disappointed with the Dachstein high altitude circuit. The eight-day trekking tour around the Dachstein offers a fascinating view of the Alps and the Salzkammergut. In addition, it holds true treasures: including the 2,458 metre high ‘Bishop’s Cap’, which owes its name to the characteristic shape of the double summit. Or the Soleweg, which leads along the historic salt pipeline to the Hallstatt salt mine. In the Styrian Dachstein plateau fragrant pine trees line the path to the Stoderzinken. Having arrived at the Brno hut, you will then taste a ‘Zirbenschaps’. Look forward to a demanding hike for mountain enthusiasts around this limestone region. Highlights of the Dachstein high altitude circular path at a glance: Make the most of your mornings: The early bird catches the worm! Experience the impressive dawn close up as it comes into view as the mist clears. Rocky peaks and fascinating views: Hike through several climatic regions! Climbing up the angular, reddish south faces of the Dachstein limestone in pleasant air and experience cool temperatures at the glacier region: both are possible at the Dachstein. Boat trip on Lake Hallstatt: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt by boat. There, culture meets nature and history. Useful information about the Dachstein high altitude circuit The eight-day hiking tour around the Dachstein starts with your own journey to Ramsau. Over the next few days you will enjoy the morning atmosphere on the Gosaukamm, the far-reaching view of the border triangle, and the delicacies served in the numerous mountain huts. Each day trip offers variety, is approximately 17 kilometres long and takes roughly six hours. Please note: The demanding high-altitude hiking trail offers numerous spectacular views, but it requires sure-footedness and a good physical condition!