Family-Friendly Salzkammergut Hiking Adventure Awaits
Calling all casual hikers, animal enthusiasts, and families looking for an unforgettable eight-day tour through the picturesque Salzkammergut alpine landscapes. This adventure leads you across sprawling fields and lush green pastures, the scenic backdrop for encounters with friendly cows, sheep, and horses that happily pose for your souvenir snapshots. Be prepared to be immersed in endless alpine pastures, meandering hiking trails, and babbling streams, all framed by well-managed alpine huts. Don’t miss your chance to savor the famous Pofesen on the Moosangerl or Gruberalm!
- Panoramic Alpine Views: Revel in the breathtaking vistas of the Illingeralm, Königsbachalm, and the Nöckelberg forest area.
- Family Adventure: This hike is perfectly suited for families, combining challenge and fitness with memorable moments and spectacular landscapes.
- Lakeside Serenity: As you begin your journey from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang, you’ll be greeted by picturesque lakes and snow-capped peaks, setting the stage for a remarkable hiking experience.
The journey from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang is like stepping into a fairytale, with snow-capped peaks and glistening lakes that provide an idyllic start to your eight-day hiking expedition. You’ll follow well-marked paths that require no specialized technical knowledge and feature moderate elevation changes. On average, expect about five hours of hiking per day.
This lively eight-day hike through the unique Salzkammergut and its mountains offers an ideal family vacation. While it’s moderately challenging and requires good fitness, children over the age of eight should be able to handle the several-hour sections. The routes encompass alpine, forest, and well-maintained hiking trails, providing beautiful mountain vistas and showcasing the turquoise-green Wolfgangsee.
If you’re already eager to kick back in an alpine hut within the serene Salzkammergut, it’s the perfect time to secure your spot. Don’t wait; book now to embark on this remarkable family-friendly hiking journey!
*This tour is based on a minimum of two participants. Only services mentioned above are included in the price.
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Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Lake Wolfgangsee.
Alm tour high above lake Wolfgang
Starting from the bank of lake Wolfgangsee you walk uphill to the first alpine pastures, passing a wild animal reserve. On the back side of the ‚Sparber’ top you walk to the ‚Schartenalm’, which is idyllically situated between high-towering rugged mountain tops. On your way back you should stop by at the small, traditional Austrian restaurant, which offers home-bred venison dishes and a incredible view of St. Wolfgang.
Duration: 4-5 hours
Distance: 14 km
Vertical gain: 480 m+/470 m-
Wolfgangsee – Genneralm
Duration: 5 hours
Today you discover the plateaus of the pasture regions. From the Mozart-village St. Gilgen the cable car takes you up to the ‚Zwölferhorn’ from where you can see even the glacial regions. Via the panoramic path and via the ‚Illingeralm’ you walk until the ‚Königsbachalm’. In the woodland of ‚Nöckelberg’ mountain you can look forward to noisy waterfalls until you finally climb up to the ‚Genneralm’. Arrived at ‚Genneralm’ you spend the night in a comfortable alpine cabin and enjoy two days in the middle of lush pastures surrounded by numerous mountain tops.
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 16 km
Vertical gain: 580 m+/780 m-
Alm tour on the Genneralm
Enjoy the life on alpine pastures: Walk to the neighbouring pastures ‚Moosangerl’ or ‚Gruberalm’, climb up one of the viewpoints and try the famous ‚Pofesen’. Rugged mountain tops, ridgeways and easy trails invite you to comfortable or more challenging tours.
Genneralm – Postalm
You walk down to an idyllic high valley with numerous small apline cabins in the middle of steep mountain sides. Grazing herds of cows line your trail, which soon winds out of the valley along the ‚Ackersbachklamm’ (a ravine). Via the impressively arranged old ‚Postalm’-street you arrive at the natural landmark ‚Zinkenbachklamm’. Via the ‚Außerlienbachalm’ and some isolated paths, your trail leads you to the ‚Innerlienbachalm’ until you reach the centre of the extensive ‚Postalm’-territory.
Duration: 5-5 hours
Distance: 17 km
Vertical gain: 590m+/530 m-
Alm tour on the Postalm
Walk along the ‚Almblumenweg’, make a round-trip to some alpine pastures or climb up one of the many smaller or higher tops if you so wish. There are more than enough possibilities! Also visit the ‚Sennerin’ (dairymaid) of the ‚Labenberg’-cabin and look around the cheese factory. A hearty meal is of course unavoidable. The historic ‚Postalm’-cabin and the ‚Postalm’-chapel (built in honour of Empress Sissi) are just a few of the many beautiful places to visit.
Postalm – Wolfgangsee
inally you walk across the ‚Wiesleralm’ upwards to the small saddle between ‚Windkogel’ and ‚Thorhöhe’ where you can already see the lake Wolfgangsee. Via the ‚Niedergadenalm’ and the ‚Schwarzeneckalm’ down into the valley until you reach the banks of lake Wolfgangsee. You walk through the natural reserve ‚Blinklingmoos’ back to your starting point.
Duration: 4-5 hours
Distance: 12 km
Vertical gain: 150m+/930 m-