Walking holiday in Salzburg and the Salzburger Land

Jacob`s pilgrim - hiking along the Salzach

Walking holidays in the ‚home of the mountains’

Salzburg and the surrounding area ‚Salzburger Land’ may well be renowned for Mozart or the summer festivals. However just as popular are the mountains of the Austrian holiday region and many hiking enthusiasts spend their hiking holiday in the region of the Salzburger Land. The entire state is dotted with mountain peaks of any kind: There are hills in the Alpine foothills, karst plateaus in the Tennengebirge-mountain range, the distinctive ‚Steinernes Meer’(rocky sea)-mountains. People of Salzburg are also proud of Austria’s two highest mountains, Mount Großvenediger and Mount Großglockner. The holiday feeling in Salzburg is complete with heart-felt hospitality and delicious regional delicacies from local producers.

Hiking experience at the mountain Schwalbenwand

‚Hiking heaven’ in Salzburg

You often gain quite some altitude during a hiking tour in the Salzburg mountains. Countless peaks and alps await to be tackled by you. There are more than 7200 marked hiking paths and trails crossing the Salzburger Land. You can find tours with an altitude profile ranging between 500 and 3798 metres in altitude offering all levels of difficulty. Eurohike has devised nine routes out of the abundance of options, which reveal Salzburg from the best angle.

During a tour on the Salzalpensteig-path you walk along the trail of the salt between Lake Königssee and the enchanting little town Hallstatt. Advanced hikers with a very good fitness level climb up the peaks around ‚his majesty’, Mount Dachstein, on the Dachstein-high-altitude loop path. And aficionados experience what genuine Salzburg hospitality is all about during a panorama walking tour in the Zell am See district.

Alpine Pasture Hike at the Zell am See district

Alp-summer and farmers’ autumn in the Salzburger Land

Custom and traditions are deeply embedded in the ‚land of the moutains’, especially around Salzburg. During the entire year there are countless events such as markets and festivals taking place which delight locals just as much as tourists. Not least because of the treats, which are only available on a few special days. There are over 500 alps where guests are treated - in a characteristic manner -  to home-made bread, cured ham and premium spirits. Numerous alps are only accessible on foot and are real insider tips. With Eurohike you never miss out on any special hidden gems.

During the farming autumn people present themselves as colourful as the leaves during this season. Traditional costums are a must at the harvest festivals and traditional music events! Hence it is not surprising that even during any hiking tour you may come across people dressed in ‚Lederhosen’.

Secure your hiking holiday in the Salzburg-mountains!

The Salzburger Land-region fulfills all hikers’ desires. We are more than happy to assist you with your search for the ideal hiking route with Eurohike!

Would you like to find out more about our hiking tours in the Salzburger Land?

We are happy to answer your questions regarding hiking routes in the Salzkammergut region as well as our services and service-packages! This also applies of course to all other Eurohike hiking regions!

Valley hike to Hinterglemm
Hiking on Pinzgau mountain route
Hiking with view to the Leoganger Steinberge
Salzburger Gröstl at the Hochsonnbergalm
Hiking break at the hermitage with view to Saalfelden
Alpine pastures hike with views of the Hohe Tauern
Panoramic hiking in Pillerseetal
High altitude routes with views to the Steinere Meer
Fascinating 360 degree views at Schmittenhöhe
Moderate walking at Buchsteinwand
Tour character
Mountain Walking

Salzburg’s Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps

8 Days | Self-guided tour
Every day greet new, impressive scenery as you meet a new mountain! If that is your wish, then the high altitude hike in the Salzburg peaks and Kitzbühel Alps is just the trip for you. Be it the Steinernes Meer with the rugged peaks of Leogang, the Loferer Steinberge or the double summit of the Pinzgauer Grasberge. On the hike you catch a glimpse of Austria’s highest peaks while enjoying Pinzgau’s culinary delights. Details of the high altitude hike in Salzburgs peaks & Kitzbühel Alps Do you like nothing better than flower-covered alpine landscapes and far-reaching views? Then the hike in the Pinzgau and Pillerseetal is perfect! Not only do you wander in the Steinernes Meer, with its rugged peaks, you also visit well-known holiday resorts. So Saalbach Hinterglemm, Zell am See or the Pillerseetal in Tyrol cannot be missed. In addition to the view of 30 three-thousanders on the Pinzgauer Höhenweg, you will also be spoiled with the culinary delights on offer. Food with Austrian names such as ‘Bladln’, ‘Buchteln’ and ‘Nidei’ will re-charge your batteries. They also taste absolutely delicious! Highlights of the high-altitude hike of the Salzburg peaks & Kitzbühel Alps at a glance: Zell am See and Saalbach holiday towns: Via the Lichtenberg Castle you reach the historic town of Saalfelden. Pillerseetal in the Steinbergen & Kitzbühel Alps: A lonely pass takes you between the Leogang and Loferer Steinberge mountains to Tyrol. Views of Austria’s highest peaks: The ‘King of the Mountains’, the Großglockner, the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, the Hohe and Niedere Tauern and the Bavarian Alps. Useful information about the mountain hike in the Salzburg Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps You start your eight-day high-altitude tour with a magnificent summit hike across the Kammerreggalm to the Schwalbenwand. You can expect an unforgettable hiking tour with fabulous views of the uniquely shaped mountain massif. In the footsteps of the pilgrims, you will hike through the fantastic high moors and through sunny pastures to the historic town of Saalfelden. The idyllic tour continues through the Gieseltal and along the wildly romantic riverbeds to the Pillerseetal. Finally, you will be rewarded with a view of the Kitzbühel Alps, which you can enjoy from the comfort of a swinging cable car. Over eight days you will conquer trails at altitude, covering approximately 15 kilometres per day. Mostly you hike on paths. However, this tour requires sure-footedness and a head for heights! Good basic condition is beneficial. Panoramic views and fresh mountain air – book your own personal hiking tour through the mountains of Salzburg and Tyrol!
Show details
Unique view to the lake Zellersee and the national park Hohe Tauern
Tour character
Moderate Walking

Panorama Walking Tours in the Zell am See District

7 Days | Self-guided tour
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!
Show details
Hiker at the Pilgrim Trail in Salzburg
Tour character

Pilgrim Trail from Salzburg to Tyrol

8 Days | Self-guided tour
The Salzburg Jakobsweg takes you from one landmark to another as it winds through the foothills of the Alps and across the German border into the Bavarian Rupertiwinkel. The archiepiscopal Salzburg, the inner mountains of Tyrol and impressive churches all line the path and reward you for your efforts. Experience it yourself, and find inner peace in your very individual pilgrimage on the Salzburg Jakobsweg. Details on the pilgrimage route in Salzburg & Tyrol The Jakobsweg takes its name from the disciple, and later patron saint of Spain – James. The saint has been revered as the patron saint of pilgrims since the ninth century and has since become king of the pilgrimage. The hiking route through Salzburg and Tyrol takes you past impressive mountain worlds and grand residences. Does that sound like the pilgrimage you have read about? Then don’t hesitate to do it like the many pilgrims before! Book this trip with Eurohike and experience an unforgettable hiking trip in the west of Austria. Highlights of the pilgrimage trail in Salzburg & Tyrol at a glance Excursion to the Trumer Lakes: In the north of Salzburg, water lovers are spoiled for choice. Three lakes (Obertrumer See, Mattsee and Grabensee) offer enough possibilities to take a dip.   Crossing the border into the Rupertiwinkel: The Bavarian name ‘Rupertiwinkel’ has been given for a reason. The area is named after St. Rupert, today’s patron saint of Salzburg.    Gorges and waterfalls: In Unken and Waidring you hike past raging streams and rushing mountain falls. Useful information about the pilgrimage trail in Salzburg & Tyrol Your very special pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Jakob begins with the journey to the Trumer Lakes. The Salzburg Jakobsweg then takes you through this lake district, into the old town of Salzburg and on to Großgmain, Bad Reichenhall, Unken and Lofer to the Tyrolean border. The daily routes are easy and mostly on paved roads. Two longer stages can also be shortened by bus on request. On average, you hike for around five hours a day, covering between 15 and 20 kilometres.
Show details
We will help you with pleasure
Conatct us
Well informed
Subscribe to our newsletter and stay updated
Robi on the bike
With our newsletter you are always up to date!