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Alpine Pasture Hike in the Salzkammergut

Cow Bells, Wooden Huts and Delicious Alpine Picnics

8 Days / 7 Nights
Walking
Hiking couple with dog on the Genneralm with alpine hut in the background

Are you a pastry lover? Love a panorama? Then hiking in the Salzkammergut is definitely the hiking tour for you! Enjoy traditional dishes in the numerous quaint alpine huts that line the hiking route: apple strudel, Pofesen, Kaiserschmarn or Germknödel in custard. What more could the heart desire? For foodies, it’s a true holiday paradise. When does a delicious cake taste better than after hike over alpine landscapes and gazing at views of the Totes Gebirge and the Hohe Tauern?

Note: This tour is also available as a family tour.

Casual hikers, animal lovers and families will enjoy this tour to the Salzkammergut ‘alms’. The eight-day tour will take you by fields and through the lush, green pastures that line the path. They are home to cows, sheep and horses, which will happily feature in your souvenir snaps. Endless alpine pastures, quaint hiking trails and rushing streams await you. The alpine huts are well managed. Be sure to try the famous Pofesen on the Moosangerl or Gruberalm! You can enjoy a breathtaking view on the panoramic path to the Illingeralm and Königsbachalm, as well as on the way to the forest area of the Nöckelberg.

  • By cable car to the Zwölferhorn: From the Mozart village of St. Gilgen you can take the cable car up to the Zwölferhorn. And unforgettable view of the region is guaranteed!
  • Natural monument Zinkenbachklamm: Romantic paths take you past colourful meadows, mossy forests and deep gorges along the Zinkenbach.
  • Visit to the dairy: Have you always wanted to know how cheese is made? The milkmaid of the Labenberg hut will show you!

Even the journey from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang is like something out of a fairytale. Be it the endless snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains, or the glistening lakes – the start to your eight-day hiking tour could not be more picturesque. You hike on good trails which require no special technical knowledge and without too many changes in elevation. You can expect about five hours of hiking daily.

Tip: This hiking tour can also be booked as a family trip! Interested? Then click on eurohike.at and book your perfect holiday now!

Do you have questions about the alpine hiking in the Salzkammergut? The experienced Eurohike team will be happy to give you the answers and help in any way they can.

Itinerary at a glance

Hike across picturesque alpine meadows, enjoy the view of the mountain peaks and jump into the Wolfgangsee. Comfortable alpine huts combine tranquility with the enjoyment of nature - the regional delicacies provide the ideal refreshment.

Hotel example: Seehotel Huber

Starting from the bank of lake Wolfgangsee you walk uphill to the first alpine pastures, passing a wild animal reserve. On the back side of the ‚Sparber’ top you walk to the ‚Schartenalm’, which is idyllically situated between high-towering rugged mountain tops. On your way back you should stop by at the small, traditional Austrian restaurant, which offers home-bred venison dishes and a incredible view of St. Wolfgang.

Hotel example: Seehotel Huber

Today you discover the plateaus of the pasture regions. From the Mozart-village St. Gilgen the cable car takes you up to the ‚Zwölferhorn’ from where you can see even the glacial regions. Via the panoramic path and via the ‚Illingeralm’ you walk until the ‚Königsbachalm’. In the woodland of  ‚Nöckelberg’ mountain you can look forward to noisy waterfalls until you finally climb up to the ‚Genneralm’. Arrived at ‚Genneralm’ you spend the night in a comfortable alpine cabin and enjoy two days in the middle of lush pastures surrounded by numerous mountain tops.

Hotel example: Posch´n Hütte

Enjoy the life on alpine pastures: Walk to the neighbouring pastures ‚Moosangerl’ or ‚Gruberalm’, climb up one of the viewpoints and try the famous ‚Pofesen’. Rugged mountain tops, ridgeways and easy trails invite you to comfortable or more challenging tours.

Hotel example: Posch´n Hütte

You walk down to an idyllic high valley with numerous small apline cabins in the middle of steep mountain sides. Grazing herds of cows line your trail, which soon winds out of the valley along the ‚Ackersbachklamm’ (a ravine). Via the impressively arranged old ‚Postalm’-street you arrive at the natural landmark ‚Zinkenbachklamm’. Via the ‚Außerlienbachalm’ and some isolated paths, your trail leads you to the ‚Innerlienbachalm’ until you reach the centre of the extensive ‚Postalm’-territory.

Hotel example: Huberhütte

Walk along the ‚Almblumenweg’, make a round-trip to some alpine pastures or climb up one of the many smaller or higher tops if you so wish. There are more than enough possibilities! Also visit the ‚Sennerin’ (dairymaid) of the ‚Labenberg’-cabin and look around the cheese factory. A hearty meal is of course unavoidable. The historic ‚Postalm’-cabin and the ‚Postalm’-chapel (built in honour of Empress Sissi) are just a few of the many beautiful places to visit. 

Hotel example: Huberhütte

Finally you walk across the ‚Wiesleralm’ upwards to the small saddle between ‚Windkogel’ and ‚Thorhöhe’ where you can already see the lake Wolfgangsee. Via the ‚Niedergadenalm’ and the ‚Schwarzeneckalm’ down into the valley until you reach the banks of lake Wolfgangsee. You walk through the natural reserve ‚Blinklingmoos’ back to your starting point.

Hotel example: Seehotel Huber

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Route information

Walking

Mostly you walk on pasture paths, forest roads and on well maintained footpaths. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walks of up to 5 hours. Often you can choose between easier or more demanding routes.

Prices & Dates

Category: 3x 3***-hotels and inns, 4x comfortable alpine cabins

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Kasnockn-dinner at overnight Genneralm
  • 1 Austrian pastry (apple strudel or ´Buchteln´) on the mountain pasture
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Cable car ‚Zwölferhorn’
  • 1 Salzkammergut Erlebnis-Card (discounts for cable cars, shipping at lake Wolfgangsee,...)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Transfer from/to airport/station Salzburg upon request

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Salzburg and then by bus (approx. 1 hour) to lake Wolfgangsee. OR: by train to Bad Ischl and approx. 30 minutes to lake Wolfgangsee. Pick up service from the bus stop by the hotel possible.
  • Salzburg or Munich airports.
  • Parking: mostly free hotel car park available, partly public car park, approx. EUR 30 per week. No reservation required.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus rides (Wolfgangsee – St. Gilgen, Wolfgangsee – Strobl), approx. EUR 7 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Kasnockn-dinner at overnight Genneralm
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Cable car ‚Zwölferhorn’
  • 1 Salzkammergut Erlebnis-Card (discounts for cable cars, shipping at lake Wolfgangsee,...)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Transfer from/to airport/station Salzburg upon request

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Salzburg and then by bus (approx. 1 hour) to lake Wolfgangsee. OR: by train to Bad Ischl and approx. 30 minutes to Lake Wolfgangsee.
  • Salzburg or Munich airport.
  • Parking: mostly free hotel car park available, partly public car park, approx. EUR 30 per week. No reservation required.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus rides (Wolfgangsee – St. Gilgen, Wolfgangsee – Strobl), approx. EUR 7 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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