Basic information about the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail
There’s a reason why the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail is special when hiking in the Alps. Our trekking tours here offer everything that all experienced hikers long for - unspoiled nature and more challenging hiking stages at altitudes of 1,500 to 2,000 metres in the Dachstein World Heritage region. The two overnight stays in huts amidst the impressive mountain landscapes are particularly unforgettable. After all, there is no better place than this to experience a sunrise and sunset in nature. On our individual hiking tours, you will discover the beauty of the three provinces of Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria at your own individual pace: peaceful alpine pastures, high plateaus, limestone and glacier areas, the wilderness including the animal mountain inhabitants, wonderful moments of tranquillity and unspoilt nature as far as the eye can see.
The most beautiful stages on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail
Hiking with a view of the Dachstein World Heritage Region
Course and route on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail
Trekking in the World Heritage Region
Our trekking tour on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail takes you through three Austrian areas – Salzburg, Styria and Upper Austria. Idyllic alpine landscapes, peaceful high-altitude hiking trails, magnificent mountain panoramas and the "majesty" Dachstein await you here. There’s a reason why this hiking trail is considered one of the most beautiful circular trails in the Alps. This unforgettable active adventure is rounded off by traditional mountain cuisine with typical delicacies from Austria. The route follows challenging hiking paths at an altitude of about 1,500 to 2,000 metres. These tours are particularly ideal for experienced hikers with a good level of fitness and surefootedness. You will be accompanied by the impressive views of the surrounding Alpine areas and the picturesque Salzkammergut.
Facts and details about the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail
All facts and interesting details about the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail and be found here at a glance.
Questions and answers about hiking on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail
The total length of the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail is 121 kilometres. Depending on the duration of the multi-day trekking tour (8 or 7 days), you will cover a total of between 77 and 90 kilometres by foot on our hiking tours.
Our hiking tours on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail are assigned to our level of hiking 'Trekking'. Here you can expect challenging high-altitude hikes with daily walking times of up to seven hours. An ideal trekking tour for exercise-hungry active holidaymakers and experienced hikers.
Our trekking tours on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail have countless highlights in store for you:
- Impressive high-altitude hiking trails and panoramic peaks
- Peaceful alpine landscapes
- Unforgettable sunrises and sunsets
- Wild nature, natural forests and mountain animals such as chamois
- Romantic mountain hut evenings
- Traditional mountain cuisine
- Magnificent mountain panoramas
- Cosy overnight stays in mountain huts
- Orientation reliability while hiking with the detailed Eurohike travel documents
The daily stages on our trekking tours on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail are planned at five to seven hours. We recommend a good basic level of fitness, surefootedness and good shoes for the demanding high-altitude hiking trails.
The route of our hiking tours on the Dachstein High Altitude Circular Trail takes you from Ramsau to Gosau, on to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, the hiking area on the Stoderzinken and back to Ramsau in Styria.