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Panorama Walking Tours in the Zell am See District

Schloss Kammer.

For those looking to indulge, the hiking region of Pinzgau is ideal. Do you want balance between a hiking experience and enjoyable relaxation? No problem! The mountain pastures, the craggy peaks and countless three-thousand-metre summits contrast with the tranquil, crystal-clear Lake Zell and the rustic mountain sauna with its own swimming pond in the Schloss Kammer. A symphony to the senses and true to our special tour section: hiking with charm!

Details about the hiking trip in Pinzgau

Breathtaking views are guaranteed – it’s in the tour name, panorama tour! Whether on the mountain trail in Saalbach Hinterglemm, on the Schmittenhöhe or in the Schwalbenwand, the snow-capped peaks, colourful alpine meadows and the Zeller Lake the landscape will amaze. Pinzgauer delicacies also await you in the alpine huts. Whether you sample Kasnockn, Edelbrände or a hearty jause you will definitely enjoy it! 

Highlights of the panoramic hiking tour in Pinzgau at a glance:

  • Take the gondola to the Schmittenhöhe: You exit the gondola at an altitude of 1,965 metres to experience an impressive panoramic view of many three-thousand-metre peaks.
  • Reach the summits: Both the Schwalbenwand and the Maishofner Hausberg are the jewel on the crown of the panoramic hike in Pinzgau. 1,280 metres above sea level and achieved in about five hours and open up the view of the Hohe Tauern and the Steinerne Meer.
  • In the footsteps of Anton Faistauer: Explore the home of the most famous Austrian painter. The hiking trail leads over ten stations from the centre of Maishofen to Mayberhofen.

Useful information about the panoramic hiking tour in Pinzgau

After your arrival in Maishofen, also known as the ‘castle village’, you start your seven-day hiking tour. Over the following days you will hike through dreamlike mountain scenery with unforgettable views – on average ten kilometres per day. The route leads over alpine trails and well-developed secondary forest roads. Day four and five require a bit more fitness – that’s when the Pinzgau Kasnockn taste better after a hike.

Charming nights: You will sleep in the Schloss Kammer. The renovated four-star hotel takes you back in time and leaves nothing to be desired.

Are you ready to see Pinzgau and it’s charms? The Eurohike team will gladly assist you from planning to realising your hiking trip!

Moderate Walking

Moderate Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Via Maishofen´s ridgeway you walk to mountain guesthouse Mitterberghof, where the comfortable sun terrace is inviting for a break. Enjoy the wonderful panorama view onto the surrounding mountains. Your way leads you downhill to Thumersbach past the Hubertus chapel and on along Lake Zell to palace Prielau. Via Mayerhofen and mountain Steinberg you return to palace Kammer.

approx. 4 hours
12 km
570 m
570 m

By bus from the centre of Maishofen to ‘Sportregion Saalbach’. Your walking tour starts in Hinterglemm Mitterlengau and leads you up to Lindling alp, where you can learn a lot about wood in the nearby forest park (nature trail and high rope course). You continue in a loop tour past Saal alp to the end of the valley, from there you walk up towards Forsthof alp. Don´t miss to try a glass of homemade buttermilk and enjoy the panoramic views over the Sallachtal valley. Return journey by bus to Maishofen.

approx. 3.5 hours
9 km
500 m
510 m

Journey by bus to Zell am See, your goal is the mountain railway Schmittenbahn. By enclosure you reach the peak of mountain Schmittenhöhe on 1.965 m. Enjoy the unique view onto Lake Zell as well as an impressing panorama view onto numerous 3.000 m peaks. After the visit of Elisabeth chapel you walk down into the valley, first you reach mountain Sonnkogel, then Sonn alp and finally Zell am See. Take your time for a stroll through the city. You return by bus to Maishofen.

approx. 3.5 hours
9 km
110 m
990 m

Directly from Kammer palace you enter your ‘royal stage’ onto mountain Schwalbenwand, Maishofen´s local mountain (2011m). Along varied trails you first walk to the peak in Maishofen, and a little later you can also reach the plateau of mountain Schwalbenwand if you want. It is well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with a unique panoramic view onto the snow-covered peaks of Hohe Tauern, the Steinerne Meer and the local grassy mountains. You return via Kammeregg alp where you recharge your batteries with a glass of cider and a bacon sandwich.

approx. 5.5 hours
14 km
1280 m
1280 m

On your last walking day a comfortable tour is awaiting you. Along the tracks of Anton Faistenauer, one of Austria´s most important modern art painter you discover his home. The walking tour was opened up in 2010 and leads via 10 points from the centre of Maishofen to Saalhof  palace and via Prielau with yet another palace over to Mayerhofen. Worth seeing are the frescoes in the Stablberg chapel, before you return along the river path of the Saalach to your hotel.

approx. 3.5 hours
11 km
160 m
160 m

Tour character

You walk on good walking paths and lovely trails with view onto the impressing mountain world of the region, and in parts on side roads and forest tracks. The daily tours can be managed with good health. Only the climb up to mountain Schwalbenwand and the descent of mountain Schmittenhöhe request some stamina.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 20, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
daily
Season 2
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
daily
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
daily
Panorama Walking Tours in the Zell am See District 7 days, AT-ZEWSK-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
589,00
59,00
629,00
59,00
669,00
59,00

You spend the night in an specially selected hotel with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodation (see "Accommodation").

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays as stated
  • Evening meal (6x) incl. 1x Pinzgauer Kasnockenpfanne (traditional Austrian dish)
  • 2x walking snack
  • Welcome briefing (German, English) and welcome drink
  • Liquor tasting in historic cellar at Kammer palace
  • Snack at Kammeregg-Alp (bread with bacon and a glass of Most (cider- special drink in Austria)
  • Use of all facilities at Kammer palace (swimming pond, sauna, spa,…)
  • 1x Voucher for solarium
  • 1x Voucher for infra-red sauna
  • Entry for the lake resort Maishofen/ lake Zell
  • Ascent fare by cable car Schmittenbahn
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Zell am See, change to Bus or Taxi to Maishofen to Palace Kammer, costs approx. EUR 15 per fare, duration approx. 15 min.
  • Car park: free hotel car park, no reservation required.

Things to note:

  • Extra nights upon request
  • Order of individual hiking tours is variable
  • 4x Bus fares according to the program, approx. EUR 15 per person are not included
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Accommodation

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"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Thomas Wallner, Customer Service

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Jenny Jakobs AT | 30.05.2017
Wanderparadies im Pinzgau
Die Wanderwoche im Pinzgau hat uns sehr gut gefallen und auch für unsere 13-jährige Tocheter gab es viel zu erleben und entdecken. Sehr angenehme Wanderungen und super Unterkunft mit vielen Extras.
5 stars
Richard Hamacher AT | 27.08.2016
Schöne Wanderungen im Pinzgau
Tolle Unterkunft mit freundlichen Mitarbeitern. Detaillierte Routenbeschreibung mit sehr guten Wegbeschreibungen und Hinweisen. Wunderschöne Gegend mit faszinierenden Ausblicken auf die zahlreichen (teils verschneiten) Berggipfel.

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