Hiking through the enchanting Lungau
Hiking to Lessach
Bergsee im Lungau
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Walking on the Sunny Side

The southernmost tip of Salzburg.

It is common knowledge that the mountain chain Niedere Tauern meets the expectations of the discerning walking friend. Wild untamed watercourses seek their course down into the valley, wildlife and flora can be watched and friendly people living in solitary farms on the slopes are a reason to stop and chat. Walking on well marked paths you follow the sun on his way to the west. Walking on the sunny side of the Alps is a health treatment for body and soul. Walk the golden middle path – between plateaus and the high alpine regions – ideally suited for all mountain walkers who like to pursue a reasonable life style.

Mountain Walking

Mountain Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


Short transfer to the idyllic mountain lake Prebersee. Here you find two options to walk. Either you take it easy to acclimatise and walk across Laraalm alpine pasture and Wagenberg, continuing to Lessach. Or you take the hiking path Grazer Steig to Grazer cabin across some ridges to Lessach.

approx. 5 hours
12 km
530 m
860 m

Start on a forest lane and then across Wiesberg until you reach the rustic alpine cabin Wildbachhütte. Here you can climb up to a summit and enjoy a marvellous panorama view. Walk across alpine pastures down to Hintergöriach. Option: from Wildbachhütte on the summit Gumma.

approx. 3,5 to 6 hours
15 km
1.210 m
1.160 m

Start the day with a regular ascent to the summit of Gensgitsch with lovely views of the Schladminger Tauern opposite. On the foot of the summit you find an alpine cabin with the same name. Walk down to Mariapfarr, the place that claims to be the sunniest in Austria and a popular pilgrim’s place. 

approx. 4,5 to 6 hours
18 km
1.110 m
1.200 m

Walk past lush fields into an idyllic valley to Weißpriach. On the way you find many possibilities to stop and taste local specialities.

approx. 3,5 hours
11 km
280 m
310 m

Walk along the Skihüttensteiges to reach the summit station of the ski-lift. Past alpine cabins and lovely alpine pastures you walk down to historic village Mauterndorf. The fortress from the year 1253 dominates the historic village. Medieval houses and a unique situation at the mouth of a narrow valley leave unforgettable impressions.

approx. 5 hours
11 km
790 m
800 m

The longest stage is the final highlight. Walk up to the summit of Speierecks, a top view point of the surrounding mountains and over Lungau. Rest in the alpine cabin and have some lunch before you walk down into St. Michael.

approx. 5,5 to 6,5 hours
15 km
1.420 m
1.470 m

Tour character

Daily gradient between 500 and 1.200 metres in altitude, you walk on good walking paths. A good fitness level is required. This tour is perfectly suited for anyone who wishes to make a start in mountain walking.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
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Season 1
Jun 25, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018
Walking on the Sunny Side 8 days, AT-LUWSM-08X
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Surcharge single room

Category: comfortable country hotels

Season 1
Jun 25, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018
St. Michael
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Services and infos

  • 7 overnights
  • Half board
  • Hiking snack
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Transfer St. Michael - Prebersee
  • LungauCard with numerous inclusive services
  • Carefully elaborated routes
  • Detailed documentation
  • Service-Hotline


  • St. Michael easiest can be reached by car. Parking: free hotel car park, no reservation required.
  • By train: from Salzburg or Bischofshofen. Take the coach to St. Michael from Salzburg approx. 2 hrs. or from Bischofshofen approx. 1.5 hrs. Transfer per mini-van upon request.
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5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Michael Staal DK | 22.08.2017
Very Good
We all 4 had a very nice tour around in Lungau.
5 stars
Heidemarie Heller | 24.03.2017
Einfach wundervoll
Unsere Wanderung im Lungau war einfach spitze. Sehr schöne Reise durch traumhafte Landschaft. Sehr hervorzuheben ist die Gastfreundschaft der Wirtsleute! Wir sind selten so empfangen und umsorgt worden wie auf dieser Reise. Wir hatten unseren Hund mit, der genauso freundlich umsorgt wurde.

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