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Hiking in Pinzgau

Salzburger Pinzgau for families

Adventure hiking in the Alps.

One of the most varied hiking destinations in Austria awaits you in Salzburg’s Pinzgau region. Experiences of a special kind are guaranteed en route from Saalbach-Hinterglemm to Maria Alm. Whether dreamy panoramas or adventure trails: This hiking holiday is made for families.

Come, let’s go on an adventure together!

Details about the Salzburg Pinzgau for Families hiking holiday

This family holiday starts with games, fun and action! In Saalbach-Hinterglemm, the first hike takes you directly to the treetop trail “Baumzipfelweg”. Do you dare to climb the “Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps” or would you rather visit Europe’s largest high ropes course?

The adventure continues when you pick up the game pass for Montelino’s adventure trail at the Kohlmaisbahn the next day. Numerous game stations along the hiking trail offer entertainment for the entire family. The next day, the dragon Schmidolin awaits you with his fire on the Schmitten summit!

Of course, a boat trip across the beautiful Lake Zeller See is a must on this holiday. The same with a stop at the Kammeregg-alp for an alp snack, on your route to Maishofen. From there you can hike to the final Day Finish Maria Alm.

A grand finale: the train takes you to Mount Prinzenberg Natrun. Enjoy the view, because after that follows a turbulent descent. On 55-metre long slides you whiz through the Forest Slide Park back down into the valley!

Highlights of the Salzburg Pinzgau for Families hiking holiday at a glance:

  • “Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps”: At the end of the valley in Saalbach-Hinterglemm you find the highest treetop trail in Europe. The “Baumzipfelweg” is one kilometre long and leads you to the 42 metre high “Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps”. A breathtaking experience!
  • Schmidolin’s World of Adventure: By cable car you float up to the Schmittenhöhe summit and enjoy spectacular views of thirty peaks all with an altitude of about 3000 metres. Once at the top, the adventure trail of the little dragon starts. Who can solve all the puzzles?

Useful information about the hiking holiday Salzburg Pinzgau for Families

This family holiday scores with easy hikes of three to five hours per day. There are plenty of adventures for the whole family along the well-developed paths! Sometimes it happens that time just flies by. The good thing is that you can also cover all stages by public transport and bigger ascents by cable car. This makes the 8-day hiking holiday a leisurely tour that is also suitable for families with little hiking experience.

Moderate Walking
Moderate Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum age: 6 years
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Itinerary

The Glemmtal mountains say hello to you. Of course you can leave right away and explore the surroundings. You will probably see a few cows on the surrounding mountain pastures.

Hotel example: Hotel Am Reiterkogel

Early in the morning you leisurely take a short hiking bus ride from Saalbach Hinterglemm to the head of the valley. After a short hiking tour across the marvellous alpine pastures, meadows and forests the first highlight awaits already: the tree-top walkway. Across the „Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps“ you reach Europe‘s highest situated tree-top walkway. Gleefully you walk across the alpine pastures before you return to your hotel. Do you need more action? Then we recommend you visit Europe’s largest high-rope course situated directly next to the tree-top walkway.

Hotel example: Hotel Am Reiterkogel

approx. 3 to 4 hours
11 km
450 m
450 m

Today after a hearty breakfast you ascend by Kohlmaisbahn-cable car high up to the Kohlmaisgipfel-summit and to your next adventure! Many funny game-stations await along the Montelino´s Adventure Path: throw and aim at the spiderweb, giant slide, squirrel-nest with giant golden nut and Paula, the giant snake. As a finale you get to cool off at the water-playground. In the afternoon you can visit the Käpt´n Hook-adventure pool - pirate ship and all, before taking the bus towards Zell am See and hiking to your Day Finish.

Hotel example: Hotel Der Schütthof

approx. 2 to 3 hours
3,5 km
0 m
400 m

Help Schmidolin, the dragon today, who is still too young to spew fire and become best friends! Along the Family-Hiking promenade located high up above Lake Zeller See get to pass the the Adventure Pass and thus Schmidolin’s baptism with fire by solving tricky tasks, exciting dares and little riddles. For this you ascend by cable car up the Schmittenhöhe-susmmit enjoying a spectacular view onto a total of 30 3000-m high peaks. Older children complete the ‚Discgolf-Parcours‘ with 18 stations. A total blast for all family members!

Hotel example: Hotel Der Schütthof

approx. 3 hours
4 km
100 m
150 m

Ship ahoy! Today you start off with a boat ride across the marvellously glistening Lake Zeller See headed for Thumersbach. On hot summer’s days we recommend you cool off at the lido before you continue on easy paths along the lake through the original farming villages all the way to Maishofen. Then you proceed on stunning hiking paths uphill to the Kammeregg-alp, where you gather some strenght by enjoying an alp-snack. Really relish the hearty comfort food. The descent after this break is going to feel just like child’s play.

Hotel example: Landhotel Schloss Kammer

approx. 4 hours
10 km
450 m
450 m

Your day starts with a bus ride to Saalfelden, the ‚capital of the Pinzgau‘. You get to stroll leisurely through the shopping streets or take a detour to Lake Ritzensee, where you can jump into the cool water before your hiking tour. Then you comfortably walk along the path through the valley past marvellously fragrant meadows all the way to Maria Alm, today’s Day Finish. If you did not have a swim yet today then you have another opportunity here in the large adventure pool. Families with plenty of hiking experience hike along the more challengening mountain path from Saalfelden to Maria Alm.

Hotel example: Hotel Niederreiter

approx. 4 hours
11 km
300 m
270 m

At the end of your hiking holiday you are going to fly high one more time! You take the Natrunbahn-gondola up Mount Prinzenberg Natrun, walking with a stupendous view to the adventure playground. Here you get to climb, swing, hop and just let off steam to your heart’s content. With just as much action you descend into the valley: You proceed through the ‚Waldrutschenpark‘ with its five stainless steel slides with a length of up to 55 metres and hurtle downhill. Even using the slides multiple times is possible. If you do not fancy the slides, then you can easily hike around them. If you fancy experiencing even more today, then the Prinzenwald, the forest high-rope course ‚Waldseilgarten‘ and the game park on the Jufen-alp await!

Hotel example: Hotel Niederreiter

approx. 3 hours
6 km
70 m
450 m

Tour character

Easy hiking tours on well-maintained hiking paths on the mountain and in the valley with lots of adventures en route. Larger ascents can be bridged comfortably by cable car. All tours can also be completed by public transport. Hence this hiking tour is also well-suited for families with very little hiking experience.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Saalbach/Hinterglemm
  Season 1
27.05.2023 - 11.06.2023
04.09.2023 - 17.09.2023

Arrival saturday and sunday
Season 2
12.06.2023 - 02.07.2023
21.08.2023 - 03.09.2023

Arrival saturday and sunday
Season 3
03.07.2023 - 20.08.2023

Arrival saturday and sunday
Salzburger Pinzgau for families, 8 days, AT-ZEWSM-08X-FAM
Base price
789.00
829.00
899.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 399.00 399.00 399.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 599.00 599.00 599.00
Surcharge single room 179.00 179.00 179.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels, lovely inns

Child prices are valid when they stay in a room with 2 fully paying adults

Season 1
May 27, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
Arrival saturday and sunday
Season 2
Jun 12, 2023 - Jul 2, 2023
Aug 21, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
Arrival saturday and sunday
Season 3
Jul 3, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023
Arrival saturday and sunday
Salzburger Pinzgau for families, 8 days, AT-ZEWSM-08X-FAM
Base price
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Surcharge single room
789.00
399.00
599.00
179.00
829.00
399.00
599.00
179.00
899.00
399.00
599.00
179.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels, lovely inns

Child prices are valid when they stay in a room with 2 fully paying adults

Season 1
May 27, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
Season 2
Jun 12, 2023 - Jul 2, 2023
Aug 21, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
Season 3
Jul 3, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023
Saalbach/Hinterglemm
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed from 12-14 years
Maria Alm
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
99.00
35.00
49.00
75.00
79.00
25.00
39.00
59.00
99.00
35.00
49.00
75.00
79.00
25.00
39.00
59.00
99.00
35.00
49.00
75.00
79.00
25.00
39.00
59.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Saalbach/Hinterglemm
  Season 1
May 27, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023

Arrival saturday and sunday
Season 2
Jun 12, 2023 - Jul 2, 2023
Aug 21, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023

Arrival saturday and sunday
Season 3
Jul 3, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023

Arrival saturday and sunday
Saalbach/Hinterglemm
Double room p. P. 99.00 99.00 99.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 49.00 49.00 49.00
Extra bed from 12-14 years 75.00 75.00 75.00
Maria Alm
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 25.00 25.00 25.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 39.00 39.00 39.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 59.00 59.00 59.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included

  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Use of cable cars, cable cars and hiking buses as stated
  • 1 Boat trip Lake Zeller See
  • 1 Alp-snack (so-called ‚Brotzeit‘) at the Kammeregg-alp (type of bacon or cheese on bread, juice)
  • 1 JOKER CARD with lots of included services (for usage of cable cars, hiking bus, Käpt´n Hook Adventure pool and lots more)
  • 1 Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card with lots of services included (usage of Maiskogel-cable car, public  transport, entrance fees to lidos, visit to Krimml waterfalls and lots more)  
  • 1 Hochkönig Card with lots of services included (usage of summer cable cars, hiking bus, entrance to outdoor pools and lots more)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Arrival by train in Zell am See and by bus or Taxi in approx. 20 min to Saalbach.
  • Salzburg or Munich airport.
  • Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces free of charge available, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey by bus and train in approx. 1.5 hours to Saalbach.

Things to Note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Bus ride from Maishofen to Saalfelden, approx. EUR 6 per adult
  • Entrance fee tree top walkways with Golden Gate Bridge, approx. EUR 11 per adult and EUR 8 per child
  • Entrance fee high rope course Saalbach, approx. EUR 35 per adult and approx. EUR 25 per child, minimum height 130 cm
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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