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Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path

UNIQUE TREKKING TOUR IN THE DACHSTEIN WORLD HERITAGE REGION.

On this trekking tour in the World Heritage region, the Dachstein impresses with its double peak with a height of 2,995 metres. This is also the highest peak in the Dachstein mountain range, in the province of Upper Austria and Styria. The area is particularly well suited for trekking tours and offers wonderful opportunities for challenging hikes. The idyllic alpine landscapes and quiet valleys make for a peaceful break in the fresh air when trekking in the Salzkammergut.

Details of the hiking holiday Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path

On our trekking holiday on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path, all demanding, mountain-experienced hikers will get their money's worth. Over seven days, the route leads around the Dachstein and offers magnificent distant views, as well as impressive panoramas of the Alps and the picturesque Salzkammergut. What awaits you on the five daily stages? The 2,458-metre-high Bischofsmütze, the path to the Hallstatt salt mine, wonderfully fragrant mountain pine trees on the hiking trail to the Stoderzinken and regional delicacies at the Brünnerhütte. This trekking tour offers the ideal remedy to everyday life for all mountain lovers who long for a challenging high-altitude hiking tour.

The highlights on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path at a glance

  • Unforgettable mornings: Getting up early is guaranteed to be rewarded on this trekking tour. Experience the impressive dawn first hand and witness the fog lifting.
  • Varied panoramas and climatic zones: This hiking tour leads through different climatic regions. On the Dachstein you will experience the angular southern walls of the Dachstein limestone and enjoy the pleasant hiking air as well as the cool temperatures in the glacier region. 

Useful information about the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path

You start your seven-day trekking tour around the Dachstein with your own journey to Ramsau. The daily stages with a walking time of around six hours and a daily distance of around 17 kilometres offer plenty of variety. From magnificent views of the Dreiländereck, the morning waking up on the Gosaukamm or regional alpine specialities – the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path will not lack nature or culinary delights.

Note: The demanding high-altitude trail requires good endurance and surefootedness.

Trekking
Trekking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Helene Edtmeier
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Itinerary

Hotel (example): Ennstalerhof

Short bus ride and hike up to the summit Sulzenschneid. Via the Linzer Path you cross the Alpine pasture area ‚Rinderfeld’ with all kind of cattle grazing. Then your route leads below the peaks along a high altitude path towards the impressive Bischofsmütze (mitre) and then to the foot of this well-known rock formation to the Hofpürgl hut, where a cosy evening in the hut awaits.

Hotel (example): Hofpürgl Hut

approx. 6 hours
13 km
800 m
660 m

Anticipate an amazing morning mood on the mountain, followed by high altitude trekking with stunning views below the sharp ridges of the Gosau mountain. Then via Alpine pastures with grazing cattle all the way to the alp Stuhlalm, which invites to a break and to sample some of the home made produce. Below the peak Donnerkogel (summit ascent possible) to the Gablonzer hut with breathtaking views onto the Dachstein glacier and down into the Gosau valley and lake Gosau. Break and cable car descent to lake Gosau.

Hotel (example): Cooee Alpin

approx. 5 hours
11 km
330 m
540 m

From Gosau the route takes you along forest paths via the alp Iglmoosalm to the hut of the Goiserer Alpine Club, situated on the mountain crest which offers stunning views onto the Goiserer valley and lake Hallstätter See. You have again the option of a summit ascent onto the mountain Hochkalmberg with the rock formation called ‚Stone Indian’. Descent via the Waldsteig to Bad Goisern on lake Hallstättersee.

Hotel (example): Goisererhof

approx. 6 hours
15 km
860 m
1.060 m

After a short transfer the route takes you through the forest to the summit Hochmühleck. Via the summit to the Viehberg alp, where traditional huts invite to a break. A little bit towards the valley now and then once more through a remote karst and mountain pine area up to the Brünner hut situated on the Stoderzinken. You spend a recuperating night in the mountains directly below the sharp peak of the Stoderzinken.

Hotel (example): Steinerhaus

approx. 7 hours
19 km
1.300 m
370 m

Today you cross the high plateau of the Styrian Dachstein plateau. Through mountain pine and larch forests, past little mountain lakes you hike over solitary and vast karst and gravel areas upwards and down, heading for the majestic Dachstein. This high altitude trekking tour beneath spectacular summits and through untouched nature towards the mountaineer-station Guttenberghaus is the perfect final route of your week of trekking around the Dachstein!

Hotel (example): Ennstalerhof

approx. 6.5 to 7 hours
19 km
750 m
1.380 m

Tour character

Challenging high altitude paths with views onto the Alps and the Salzkammergut region. An ideal tour for hiking enthusiasts equipped with a good fitness level and surefootedness. Our tours mainly lead along hiking trails and you can expect walking times up to 7 hours.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Ramsau
  Season 1
16.06.2023 - 24.06.2023
27.08.2023 - 16.09.2023

Arrival Friday and Saturday
Season 2
25.06.2023 - 26.08.2023

Arrival Friday and Saturday
Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path, 7 days, AT-SKWRA-07X
Base price
749.00
849.00
Surcharge half board 6x 139.00 139.00
Surcharge single room 129.00 129.00

Category: 2x 4**** hotel (Ramsau), mainly 3*** hotels and inns, 1x hut (Hofpürglhut)

Season 1
Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023
Aug 27, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023
Arrival Friday and Saturday
Season 2
Jun 25, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
Arrival Friday and Saturday
Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path, 7 days, AT-SKWRA-07X
Base price
Surcharge half board 6x
Surcharge single room
749.00
139.00
129.00
849.00
139.00
129.00

Category: 2x 4**** hotel (Ramsau), mainly 3*** hotels and inns, 1x hut (Hofpürglhut)

Season 1
Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023
Aug 27, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023
Season 2
Jun 25, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
Ramsau
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
105.00
35.00
115.00
35.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Ramsau
  Season 1
Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023
Aug 27, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023

Arrival Friday and Saturday
Season 2
Jun 25, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023

Arrival Friday and Saturday
Ramsau
Double room p. P. 105.00 115.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned (hut: multi-bed rooms)
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (except overnight at Hofpürglhut)
  • 1 Ramsau Summer Card (Dachstein Gletscherbahn, any cable cars, tourist attractions, public buses, ect.)
  • 1 Cable car descent Gosaukamm
  • 1 Transfer on day 5
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train journey to Schladming and by bus to Ramsau.
  • Salzburg or Munich airports.
  • Parking: hotel parking spaces free of charge, no reservation possible.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Public transport with bus, approx. EUR 9 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Helene Edtmeier
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Helene Edtmeier, Team lead Eurohike
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Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Thomas Liebetrau DE | 25.09.2022
Anstrengend aber absolut empfehlenswert
Sehr schöne Höhenwanderungen in toller ruhiger Kulisse abseits vom überlaufenen Tagestourismus, die aber auf den letzten beiden Etappen oder bei alternativen zusätzlichen Gipfelabstechern auch ausgeprägtes Ausdauervermögen voraussetzen. Die Unterkünfte waren alle ideal gelegen für die Touren, 2x sogar direkt auf dem Berg mit entsprechendem Hüttenfeeling und sehr schönen Panoramaaussichten zur Belohnung nach Ankunft. Absolut empfehlenswert für Wanderer, die einfach mal allein in der Natur abschalten wollen und für die 3h eben nur Halbtagestouren sind.
Helene Edtmeier
Helene Edtmeier answered:
Sehr geehrter Herr Liebtrau, sehr schön zu hören, dass Ihnen diese Wanderreise tolle Bergmomente und Hüttenfeeling beschert hat! Herzlichen Dank für das Feedback und auf hoffentlich bald. :-)
5 stars
Fran Cové US | 18.09.2020
Hiking Dachstein
4 stars
Corinna Scheib DE | 29.08.2020
Tolle Tour durch faszinierende Bergwelt
Den ersten Wandertag haben wir nicht entspr. Euro-Hike Unterlagen gemacht, sondern sind direkt an der Dachstein Seilbahn gestartet hoch über die Südwand Hütte. Dadurch war der erste Tag ganz schön anstrengend aber auch einfach nur genial - man kommt hier den Bergen sehr nah. Weitere Highlights sind für uns der Gosauer See (Schwimmen mit Blick auf Gletscher!), Hallstätter See, die ganze Bergszenerie und die tollen Hütten mit super leckerenm Essen. Die Tour war bestens ausgeschildert. Tip top ! 👍
4 stars
Jan Vriend NL | 27.08.2020
Schön und fordernd
Sehr schöne Natur, schöne Aussichten, sehr abwechslungsreiche Touren! Immer überraschend! Highlight war die Notgasse mit den Felszeichnungen, und auch die Silberkarklamm!

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