Dachstein High Altitude Circular Path
Unique Walking Experience in World Heritage Region Dachstein.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Ramsau – Hofpürgl Hut
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
Hofpürgl Hut – Gosau
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
Gosau – Bad Goisern
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: Pension Maria Theresia
Circular Walk Hallstatt
From Bad Goisern via the scenic outpost pavillion Giselawarte and through marvellous and unspoilt farm land to the Soleweg path, running along the historic salt-pipeline all the way up to the Hallstätter salt mine, which we strongly recommend you visit. Anticipate a tremendous viewing plateau at the Rudolfs-tower with views over Hallstadt and onto the Krippenstein mountain. Descent by cable car to Hallstadt, the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage village with countless tourist attractions and its unique beauty. By boat and train back to Bad Goisern.
Hotel example: Pension Maria Theresia
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
Stoderzinken – Ramsau
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: Almfrieden
Departure or extension
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.
Category: 2x 4****-hotel (Ramsau), mainly 3***-hotels and inns, 1x hut (Hofpürgl Hut)
- 7 overnight stays as stated (hut: multi-bed rooms), breakfast included
- Luggage transfer (except overnight at Hofpürglhütte)
- Ramsau Summer card (Dachstein Gletscherbahn, any cable cars, tourist attractions, public buses, ect.)
- Cable car descent Gosaukamm
- Salzbergbahn descent to Hallstatt
- Transfer on day 6
- Train Hallstatt – Bad Goisern
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
- If half board: min. 3-course evening meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Train journey to Schladming and by bus to Ramsau.
- 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!