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Salzburg’s Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps

ALTITUDE HIKING IN THE BEAUTIFUL PINZGAU

Lace up your hiking boots, because this tour has it all! You hike through the Pinzgau, Salzburg's largest district, where not only lots of wonderful panoramic views await. Numerous three-thousand-metre peaks and various mountains in Austria, from the Steinerne Meer to the Kitzbühel Alps, meet idyllic alpine villages and culinary delights that will make your mouth water. Enjoy this challenging tour that will unite your body and mind!

Details on the hiking tour Salzburg´s Peaks and Kitzbühel Alps

With the “Pinzgau Walk”, the journey of around 17 km starts with an absolute highlight. Here it’s really high, because the high-altitude hike is at around 1,600 to 2,000 metres. Wonderful views and rustic huts await the hard-working hikers as a reward.

Next, the famous Schwalbenwand with its two peaks is waiting to be hiked by you. Direct your gaze from above to the Steinerne Meer, the Leoganger Steinberge or the Hohe Tauern. Down the valley you go to Maria Alm, a delightful village, just as you would imagine in the Salzburg Alps. On day 4, you finally go up to the Steinerne Meer with impressive views, including the majestic Lichtenberg Castle. We also recommend this hiking tour with your dog.

Highlights of the hike Salzburg’s Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps

  • Well-known holiday regions: In addition to the hiking routes, enjoy the lively villages of Zell am See, Saalbach and Maria Alm in summer.
  • Panoramic high-altitude hikes: Lush alpine pastures, rocky routes and fresh mountain air - soak up this special atmosphere. The highlights are undoubtedly the panoramic views, which could easily have sprung from a picture book.
  • Views of Austria's highest peaks: the Großglockner, the Kitzsteinhorn and around 30 other “three-thousand-metre peaks” show their concentration during the high-altitude hike of the “Pinzgauer Walk”.
  • Austrian cosiness & culinary delicacies: Hiking brings lots of opportunities to take a break. In the many hospitable huts, Pinzgauer Kasnocken, Krapfen and the likes await!

Useful information about hiking on the Salzburg´s peaks and the Kitzbühel Alps

The stages of the 5-day tour are easily manageable with a length of 13 to 17 km, but the routing of the high-altitude hiking trails is quite demanding. You should plan up to six hours for the day tours, although there are leisurely alternative routes (e.g. in the valley). The ascent and descent on the “Pinzgau Walk” is included.

A region made for hiking enthusiasts - discover the Salzburger Land with us. Anyone who is ready for a short holiday will find what they are looking for here in Austria.

Mountain Hiking
Mountain Hiking
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Verena Winkler
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Itinerary

Your trip starts with one of the most beautiful high altitude routes of the Alpes! From Saalbach you take the cable car to the Schattberg, where you start your tour on the ‘Pinzgauer Spaziergang’ (Pinzgau stroll). At an altitude of approx. 2000m with marvellous views of the surrounding mountain tops, you continue your way towards Schmittenhöhe. Here you can once again enjoy the fascinating 360 degree views of more than 30 mountains with an altitute of more than 3000m. Take the cable car down into Zell am See and the bus back to Maishofen.

Hotel example: Schloss Kammer

approx. 6 hours
17 km
450 m
490 m

You start with a marvellous tour over the Kammereggalm to the Schwalbenwand, the famous double top of the Pinzgau meadow mountains. An impressive hiking tour with unforgetable views of differently shaped peaks are to be expected. A path through the forest ‘Hofer Plattl’ leads you to Hinterreit for a break and snack and then past the chapel of peace to Maria Alm, an idyllic pilgrimage destination and farming village.

Hotel example: Niederreiter

approx. 3 (valley hike) to 6 hours (summit hike)
16 km
1.220 m
1.190 m

Through meadows you will follow the trails of pilgrims before the path takes you across a wonderful moorland on your way to the rugged mountain tops of the ‘Steinerne Meer’ (stoney sea). On several high altitude routes with beautiful views up to the Steinalm, a sunny upland pasture with a cabin where you can stop by. The descent follows a steep path which leads you to a striking hermitage. Via the knight's castle Lichtenberg you walk into the the historic town of Saalfelden.

Hotel example: Hindenburg

approx. 4 bis 5 hours
13 km
650 m
700 m

Tour character

Beautiful high routes on well-maintained paths and forest roads.  Tour requires good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6 hours as well as surefootedness on just a few sections. In some cases comfortable alternative routes are possible. We suggest this tour to everyone who likes the alpine pasture scenery and beautiful views.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Maishofen/surrounding
  Season 1
28.05.2022 - 12.06.2022
05.09.2022 - 18.09.2022

Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
13.06.2022 - 03.07.2022
22.08.2022 - 04.09.2022

Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
04.07.2022 - 21.08.2022

Salzburg’s Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps, 5 days, AT-ZEWMA-05X
Base price
429.00
479.00
499.00
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 99.00 99.00 99.00
Surcharge single room 89.00 89.00 89.00

Category: 4****- and 3***-hotels and country hotels

Season 1
May 28, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Aug 22, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jul 4, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022
Salzburg’s Peaks & Kitzbühel Alps, 5 days, AT-ZEWMA-05X
Base price
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
429.00
99.00
89.00
479.00
99.00
89.00
499.00
99.00
89.00

Category: 4****- and 3***-hotels and country hotels

Season 1
May 28, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Aug 22, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
Season 3
Jul 4, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022
Maishofen/surrounding
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
59.00
15.00
69.00
15.00
69.00
15.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Maishofen/surrounding
  Season 1
May 28, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022

Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Aug 22, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022

Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jul 4, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022

Maishofen/surrounding
Double room p.P. 59.00 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 15.00 15.00 15.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included:

  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Cable car fare Westgipfel*
  • 1 Cable car fare Schmittenhöhebahn*
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly mulit-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Zell am See, from there a short bus or taxi ride. Cost approx. EUR 15 per taxi to Maishofen.
  • Salzburg or Munich airport.
  • Parking: free hotel car park available, no reservation required.

 

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates on request
  • Bus rides (Maishofen – Saalbach, Zell am See – Maishofen, Saalfelden – Maishofen), approx. EUR 12 per person
  • Westgipfelbahn and following Schmittenhöhebahn only from mid-June to the end of September, alternative hiking offer for the 7th day
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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Verena Winkler, Travel specialist
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Ewa B. NL | 03.10.2021
Absolutely recommended!
It was my first "real" hiking trip. Also the first one, but for sure not the last one, with Eurohike! I had some concerns with regards to Eurohike as a travel agency, and also in terms of safety, as I am a solo-traveler. Eurohike took all the doubts away, the advisors made it such a great experience already from the beginning, when I started searching for a suitable trip. The staff were very kind, always available and very responsive, we communicated via email and phone in English - no language barrier at all. When I arrived at the hotel all the travel documents were already waiting for me. I simply loved the trip and all the amazing experiences, views, people I met, simply all was a stunning holiday! I was lucky with the weather which made it even better experience. The luggage transfer was always perfectly organized, no delays, no issues, no waiting. All the hotels know the quality of Eurohike so they were always well prepared for me and very welcoming. Hotels were of a very good quality, breakfasts always great. Next time I will take the half-board option as it seems to be worthwhile. I used the "hotline" option twice and the conclusion is that they will not help you with the directions (e.g. when you lose the way) but they are always available, super helpful and fast with any other requests. As for the hikes themselves: if you chose a 4-mountain difficulty level, be prepared for quite challenging days. It does require a good fitness level and good terrain orientation. On this hike the first day is already a challenge. "Your Guide" (a booklet with the itinerary details) you get is your hiking-bible! If you study it well and follow (very well described) the directions, you will not get lost and you will make the hikes safely and on time. Estimated daily hike times are pretty accurate but only if you follow the route. I needed extra time for taking photos, having lunch etc. Even though I consider myself fit and fast, I would add at least an hour to each time estimation. Sometimes it is also good to take the "easy-pink" route. I found it really helpful one day, when the hike route was quite challenging. Things to mind (maybe for Eurohike to improve): I did not find GPS that good, honestly I got lost because, instead of following "the book" directions, I trusted the GPS…Also the intro/orientation meeting could be better organized so the travellers get more details especially around safety measures, "what-if" scenarios etc. Bottomline: I had an unforgettable hiking holiday, I totally recommend Eurohike and I am ready for my next hiking tour :-) Ewa, Netherlands
5 stars
Renate W. DE | 10.10.2020
Ein gutes Komplettpaket
Die Organisation der Reise war gut. Unter Coronabedingungen haben wir spät gebucht. Innerhalb von 2 Wochen erhielten wir unsere Reisebestätigung und alle notwendigen Unterlagen. Auch während der Tour klappten das Einchecken in den verschiedenen Hotels und der Gepäcktransport völlig reibungslos. Die Hotels waren in Ordnung, einzelne Häuser waren sogar besser als erwartet. Das Essen war leider nicht immer österreichische Küche. Das Informationsmaterial zu den Touren war differenziert ausgearbeitet, die GPS-Daten halfen zusätzlich bei der Orientierung. Die Wanderungen gingen sowohl über Feld- und Waldwege als auch über klassische Wanderwege bis hin zu „schwarzen“ Streckenabschnitten. Für unseren Geschmack hätten auf der Originalroute die Strecken auf Pfaden anteilmäßig länger sein können. An Regentagen waren wir aber froh, dass wir nicht über unwegsames Gelände laufen mussten, sondern ausgearbeitete Alternativrouten im Tal nutzen konnten. Jeder Tag hatte seine eigenen Sehenswürdigkeiten, so dass uns nicht langweilig wurde. Das Highlight der Tour, der „Pinzgauer Spaziergang“ mit Blick auf Hohe Tauern und Großglockner musste leider wegen 50 cm Neuschnee ausfallen.

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