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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!

Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
Helene Edtmeier
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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. Requirements: basic fitness, children should be used to walking for a few hours at a time and have a bit of walking experience.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lake Wolfgangsee
  Season 1
02.06.2023 - 11.06.2023
11.09.2023 - 17.09.2023

Arrival Friday up to incl. Monday
Season 2
12.06.2023 - 25.06.2023
28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Arrival Friday up to incl. Monday
Season 3
26.06.2023 - 27.08.2023

Arrival Friday up to incl. Monday
Through alpine pastures in the Salzkammergut for families, 8 days, AT-SKWAL-08X-FAM
Base price
639.00
699.00
769.00
Extra bed 8-11 years 349.00 349.00 349.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 499.00 499.00 499.00
Surcharge single room 139.00 139.00 139.00

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

Season 1
Jun 2, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
Sep 11, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
Arrival Friday up to incl. Monday
Season 2
Jun 12, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023
Aug 28, 2023 - Sep 10, 2023
Arrival Friday up to incl. Monday
Season 3
Jun 26, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023
Arrival Friday up to incl. Monday
Through alpine pastures in the Salzkammergut for families, 8 days, AT-SKWAL-08X-FAM
Base price
Extra bed 8-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Surcharge single room
639.00
349.00
499.00
139.00
699.00
349.00
499.00
139.00
769.00
349.00
499.00
139.00

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

Season 1
Jun 2, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
Sep 11, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
Season 2
Jun 12, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023
Aug 28, 2023 - Sep 10, 2023
Season 3
Jun 26, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023
Lake Wolfgangsee
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Extra bed 8-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
69.00
35.00
35.00
49.00
69.00
35.00
35.00
49.00
79.00
35.00
39.00
59.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lake Wolfgangsee
  Season 1
Jun 2, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
Sep 11, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023

Arrival Friday up to incl. Monday
Season 2
Jun 12, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023
Aug 28, 2023 - Sep 10, 2023

Arrival Friday up to incl. Monday
Season 3
Jun 26, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023

Arrival Friday up to incl. Monday
Lake Wolfgangsee
Double room p. P. 69.00 69.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Extra bed 8-11 years 35.00 35.00 39.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 49.00 49.00 59.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Kasnockn-dinner at overnight Genneralm
  • 1 Austrian pastry (apple strudel or ‘Buchteln’) on the mountain pasture
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Cable car ‚Zwölferhorn’
  • 1 Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card (reductions for cable cars, thermal bath Bad Ischl, salt mine Hallstatt, Boat rides, etc.)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • 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.
  • Salzburg or Munich airports.
  • 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
  • Bus rides (Wolfgangsee – St. Gilgen, Wolfgangsee – Strobl), approx. EUR 7 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Nina Kalnay BE | 25.08.2022
Sehr zufrieden über Beratung, Betreuung und die Strecke mit Kindern und Hund
Wir hatten ein kleines Problem in unserer ersten Unterkunft, haben dann Kontakt aufgenommen mit der Eurohike Hotline und das Problem wurde innerhalb kürzester Zeit hervorragend gelöst. Die Strecke war toll beschrieben in den Unterlagen und alles wurde ausführlich und persönlich erklärt. Für Kinder und Hund war die Tour auch sehr zugänglich und auch anspruchsvoll. Wir haben den Urlaub sehr genossen und werden bestimmt wieder bei Eurohike buchen!
Helene Edtmeier
Helene Edtmeier answered:
Liebe Frau Kalnay, herzlichen Dank für Ihr tolles Feedback. Wir freuen uns, dass der Wanderurlaub der gesamten Familie inkl. Hund gefallen hat. Wir können es kaum erwarten, Sie auf einer weiteren Reise begrüßen zu dürfen! Beste Grüße :-)
5 stars
Rurik Schnackig DE | 24.08.2022
Unvergessliche Woche
Für uns mit zwei Kinder (9 und 12 Jahre) war es das erste Mal, das wir eine Bergwanderung gewagt haben. Zum Glück haben wir uns getraut. Wir erlebten eine bestens organisierte, abwechslungsreiche Woche, fernab vom Trubel und noch besser: ohne WLAN. Der Reiseleiter vor Ort war sehr kompetent und freundlich, nahm sich vorher ausreichend Zeit für all unsere Fragen. Die Touren waren etwas anspruchsvoller als wir dachten - wir haben die geschätzte Wanderzeit deutlich überschritten. Aber wir waren auch Anfänger und haben im Zweifelsfall lieber eine Pause mehr eingelegt, damit die Kinder dann stets konzentriert bei der Sache sind. Das hat unser Vergnügen aber nur gesteigert, schließlich wollten vor allem die Kinder auch eine Herausforderung haben. Dafür wurden wir belohnt mit atemberaubenden Ausblicken, märchenhaften Landschaften und "gmiatlichen" Hüttenabenden. Alles in allem für uns ein ganz besonderer Urlaub, den wir jederzeit wieder buchen würden.
5 stars
Lisa Gleichauf DE | 16.08.2022
Tolle Wanderung, auch mit Baby
Wir sind die Wanderung mit unserer Tochter (10 Monate) angetreten. Unsere Tochter war zwar schon viel mit uns unterwegs, so viele Tage über so viele Stunden in der Trage zu sein war für Sie allerdings neu. Insgesamt kann man sagen, dass die Tour auch sehr gut mit Baby zu meistern ist. Auf den Almhütten gibt es keine eigenen Duschen/WC, das sollte vorher klar sein, ist dann aber kein Problem. Wir hatten für unsere Tochter ein Reisebett dabei, dieses wurde von Eurohike ohne Probleme zwischen den Unterkünften transportiert. Die Wanderungen sind auch mit Baby gut machbar, lediglich der Aufstieg zum Pitscherberg war für unseren Geschmack zu gefährlich, darauf sollte besser hingewiesen werden. Wir hatten auf jeden Fall eine Menge Spaß und freuen uns auf die nächste Wanderung mit Eurohike.
Helene Edtmeier
Helene Edtmeier answered:
Sehr geehrte Frau Gleichauf, vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback und die nützlichen Hinweise! Wir werden Ihre Rückmeldung sehr gerne bei der Aktualisierung unserer Reiseunterlagen mit einbeziehen. Wir freuen uns, dass Sie die Wanderreise mit Baby genossen haben. Schön, dass Sie wieder mit uns planen, wir freuen uns, Sie bald wieder auf einer unserer Touren begrüßen zu dürfen - besten Dank! :-)

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