Salzkammergut pasture walking for families

Cow Bells, Wooden Huts and tasty Alm lunches.

You will experience traditional charms during this alpine hike with your family. The trip takes you to the mountains of the Salzkammergut, with its magnificent views of the Wolfgangsee, the Totes Gebirge, the Dachstein glacier and the Hohe Tauern. In between, you can stop for a rest in a rustic alpine hut and have a chat with the friendly hosts.

Foodie tip: Try the traditional pastry ‘Pofesen’.

Details about the family alpine hike in the Salzkammergut

Over eight days you and your family will wander over blooming meadows, through deep ditches and reach the lofty heights of the Salzkammergut. On the alpine hike the kids will discover cows, sheep and horses around every corner. In the wildlife enclosure Kleefeld they can see animal science at its finest. They will become experts in telling apart the different species of deer in Austria!

On day three, the Zwölferhorn leads you into the Osterhorn area. Once at the top, the panoramic paths lead past raging waterfalls and to idyllic mountain huts with delicious delicacies to snack on.

Highlights of the family alpine hiking tour at a glance:

  • Fun and games with the Salzkammergut Card: The card offers you and the kids a wealth of attractions. Whether it’s a trip on the quaint Schafbergbahn, a visit to the amusement park in Abarena or a ride on the summer toboggan run at Karacho – there is something for everyone!

Useful information about the family hike in the Salzkammergut

This lively eight-day hike through the unique Salzkammergut and its mountains is an absolutely perfect family holiday. The tour is quite challenging and requires good fitness. Children over the age of eight should be able to cope with the several-hour sections. The tours lead along alpine, forest and good hiking trails and offer some beautiful views of the mountains and the turquoise-green Wolfgangsee.

Are you already convinced and can’t wait to put your feet up in an alpine hut in the Salzkammergut? Perfect! Then book now!

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
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Itinerary

You will set off from Lake Wolfgangsee’s shore and then you will head up to your first Alm and wildlife zone Kleefeld. Here you can expect to see numerous wild animals like roes, deer or ibexes. You will also find a play area here if you are still feeling energetic. You will then walk to the Schartenalm, which is located in an idyllic situation between steep, towering mountain tops. On your way back, you will go past a snack area that serves wild game that they breed themselves and that has a wonderful view over St. Wolfgang.

Hotel example: Aberseehof

approx. 4 to 5 hours
14 km
480 m
470 m

Today your route will lead you up to the Alms in the Osterhorn area. From the Mozart village of St. Gilgen you will float up to the Zwölferhorn with the cable car. From the top, you will enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Wolfgangsee and the glaciers. You will walk along a panorama path past numerous alms, forests and a roaring waterfall before you get to the Genneralm. You will stay here overnight for 2 nights. It is a cosy Alm located in a meadow area and crowned by numerous peaks.

Hotel example: Posch´n Hütte

approx. 5 hours
16 km
580 m
780 m

Today you have lots of possibilities: either you can have a chilled-out day at the Alm enjoying Alm life with the cows and seeing the cheese production. Or, you go on a walk to one of the other Alms around. Those brave ones might even climb up to a view point. In the evening you will have a pan of “Kasnockn” (a traditional cheesy dish) for dinner made from cheese made at the Alm.

Hotel example: Posch´n Hütte

Today’s walk will take you through an idyllic high valley with numerous small alms amidst the mountain sides.  Grazing herds of cows line your way, which winds along the numerous ravines towards the expansive area around the Postalm. Here at the Postalm, you will enjoy two further nights at another traditional alm.

Hotel example: Huberhütte

approx. 4 to 5 hours
17 km
590 m
530 m

If you feel like it, you can either take an easy walk on the alm path with flowers all around or you can go on a more adventurous walk and go up one of the small or larger peaks. There are enough possibilities for today! You should make sure that you visit the dairy maid at the Labenberghütte in order to see the cheese being made. A hearty stop obviously belongs to today. The Postalm chapel was built under the orders of Empress Sissi and is very worth seeing.

Hotel example: Huberhütte

At the end of the week, you can either go on another lovely walk down to Lake Wolfgang where you will be staying tonight or alternatively maybe you prefer to take the bus down and go to one of the attractions that your Salzkammergut Card will give you discounts or deals towards. Here you are spoilt for choice: you could take the boat across the lake, take the cog railway up the Schafberg, visit the great children’s play park “Abarena”, have fun in the “Dorf der Tiere” (animal village) or take a ride on a summer toboggan.

Hotel example: Aberseehof

approx. 4 to 5 hours
12 km
150 m
930 m

Tour character

The walks are mainly across meadows, on forest tracks and good paths. And of course, you get wonderful views of the mountains and Lake Wolfgangsee.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lake Wolfgangsee
  Season 1
04.06.2021 - 13.06.2021
13.09.2021 - 20.09.2021

Anreise Freitag, Sonntag, Montag
Season 2
14.06.2021 - 27.06.2021
30.08.2021 - 12.09.2021

Anreise Freitag, Sonntag, Montag
Season 3
28.06.2021 - 29.08.2021

Anreise Freitag, Sonntag, Montag
Alpine Pasture Walking in the Salzkammergut for families, 8 days, AT-SKAAL-08X
Base price
499.00
569.00
599.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 139.00 139.00 139.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x children aged 8-14 (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 99.00 99.00 99.00
Extra bed 8-11 years 299.00 299.00 299.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 399.00 399.00 399.00
Extra bed from 15 years 499.00 569.00 599.00
Surcharge single room 99.00 99.00 99.00

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

Child prices are valid when they stay in a room with 2 fully paying adults
Only at lake Wolfgangsee possible, not when staying at the huts

Season 1
Jun 4, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 20, 2021
Anreise Freitag, Sonntag, Montag
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021
Anreise Freitag, Sonntag, Montag
Season 3
Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Anreise Freitag, Sonntag, Montag
Alpine Pasture Walking in the Salzkammergut for families, 8 days, AT-SKAAL-08X
Base price
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x children aged 8-14 (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Extra bed 8-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Extra bed from 15 years
Surcharge single room
499.00
139.00
99.00
299.00
399.00
499.00
99.00
569.00
139.00
99.00
299.00
399.00
569.00
99.00
599.00
139.00
99.00
299.00
399.00
599.00
99.00

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

Child prices are valid when they stay in a room with 2 fully paying adults
Only at lake Wolfgangsee possible, not when staying at the huts

Season 1
Jun 4, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 20, 2021
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021
Season 3
Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Lake Wolfgangsee
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Extra bed 8-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Extra bed from 15 years
Lake Wolfgangsee
Extra bed 8-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Extra bed from 15 years
55.00
19.00
29.00
39.00
55.00
29.00
39.00
55.00
65.00
19.00
35.00
45.00
65.00
35.00
45.00
65.00
65.00
19.00
35.00
45.00
65.00
35.00
45.00
65.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lake Wolfgangsee
  Season 1
Jun 4, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 20, 2021

Anreise Freitag, Sonntag, Montag
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021

Anreise Freitag, Sonntag, Montag
Season 3
Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021

Anreise Freitag, Sonntag, Montag
Lake Wolfgangsee
Double room p. P. 55.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 19.00 19.00 19.00
Extra bed 8-11 years 29.00 35.00 35.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 39.00 45.00 45.00
Extra bed from 15 years 55.00 65.00 65.00
Lake Wolfgangsee
Extra bed 8-11 years 29.00 35.00 35.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 39.00 45.00 45.00
Extra bed from 15 years 55.00 65.00 65.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • 1x Kasnockn-dinner at overnight Genneralm
  • 1x Austrian pastry (apple strudel or ‘Buchteln’) on the mountain pasture
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Bus ride Abersee – Strobl
  • Bus to St. Gilgen
  • Cable car ‚Zwölferhorn’
  • Salzkammergut Erlebnis-Card (discounts for cable cars, shipping at lake Wolfgangsee, cable cars, ...)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half board: min. 3-course meal, 1x of it Kasnockn-dinner (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Organised transfer from/to airport/station Salzburg upon request.

 

Infos

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.
  • 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
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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