Action-packed family hiking in Saalbach, Austria

Action-packed family hiking in Saalbach, Austria

Explore nature together

Time to leave the everyday routine behind you and go for pure hiking bliss! The diverse nature, the tall mountains and deep valleys, the cool forests and colourful meadows – even the youngest ones love to be outside in the Home of Lässig. There are new attractions to discover every day during family hiking in Saalbach, Austria. Child-friendly themed trails for the little ones, real adventures for older children and teenagers, and even substantial hiking challenges won´t let boredom stand a chance! Numerous family hikes in Saalbach Hinterglemm await you around the Thurnerhof – and the JOKER CARD, which is already included in the holiday price, means you can reach your starting point even faster and even more relaxed!
Action-packed family hiking in Saalbach, Austria
Action-packed family hiking in Saalbach, Austria
Puzzle and experience trails

Many family hiking trails in Saalbach and Hinterglemm offer fun and games. The focus of these deliberately simple yet exciting trails is on the fun of being outside, on adventures and new experiences. These adventure trails are not just entertaining for the youngest hikers:

  • Montelino’s Adventure Path (“Montelino’s Erlebnisweg”): Clown Montelino has lost his smile! Clever children help with the search on the Kohlmais. The adventure on the summit covers 15 game stages and for a distance of about three kilometres.
  • Kodok’s Adventure (“Kodoks Abenteuer”): The fully refurbished adventure trail is dedicated to Kodok, who has transformed from a cheeky goblin into the guardian of the mountain. 11 exciting puzzle stages along the 3.3-km-long trail are dedicated to the search for his long lost magic paraphernalia.
  • Fairytale forest (“Märchenwald”): These Saalbach classics enchants little children and provides nostalgia for adults. Old fairytales are brought back to life in an exciting manner.
  • Educational hiking trail (“Wanderlehrpfad”): A short, but exciting tour, not far from Lindlingalm, is dedicated to the adventure that is hiking. Hikers of all ages can learn everything to do with hiking itself, about the correct equipment and how to behave on a mountain, but also important information about Saalbach’s nature and landscape.

Thrilling adventure trails

There’s even more excitement on the itinerary for older children. Action, adventure and grand experiences come together during family hiking holidays in Austria. These paths and trails are a real must:

  • Wildlife Trail: Numerous replicas of forest and mountain animals line this hiking trail at the valley end. Equipped with the Wildlife Quiz, there are also a few riddles to be solved. You might even spot one or two genuine animals of the region!
  • Motor skills trail (“Motorikweg”): Target-fishing? Kitesurfing? Water skiing? These are not new mountain activities, but rather the names of some of the 24 stages along the motor skills trail. Balance, dexterity and fitness are all trained here.
  • Smugglers’ Path (“Escape Trail Pfad der Schmuggler”): Paper-chase. Puzzle Rally. Adventure. Escape trails combine hiking experiences with group games. Two to eight people aged 12 and over follow the call of muleteer Anna during three to five hours playing time.
  • Medicinal Herb Trail (“Heilkräuterweg”): The calmest ‘adventure’ in the Home of Lässig dedicates itself to the diversity of nature. Those interested in nature can learn more about the approx. 80 native herbs on the Reiterkogel. There is a lot to discover during a hearty mountain hike with a connection to the Kneipp path and various balancing stations.

The Kids Hiking Challenge

Family hiking in Saalbach, Austria poses genuine challenges to all ages. Youngsters look forward to the Kids Hiking Challenge. Four themed trails and two mountain hikes with magnificent views lead to particularly scenic locations. The challenge itinerary includes:

  • Educational Hiking Trail (Wanderlehrpfad)
  • Fairytale forest (Märchenwald)
  • Motor skills trail (Motorikweg)
  • Tree-top path (Baumzipfelweg)
  • Schattberg summit path (Gipfelsieg Schattberg)
  • Zwölferkogel summit path (Gipfelsieg Zwölferkogel)

Please note that the Gipfelsieg summit challenges are significantly longer and more demanding and require surefootedness. Furthermore, these should be scheduled as early in the day as possible, as the summer cable cars schedule their last descent for 4.15pm. 

Along each hike there are three control stations with Zwick pliers for the Kids Hiking Challenge pass. If all three Zwick symbols have been punched, the trail is considered to have been completed. Children who have a wanderlust can collect different rewards – bronze for two trails, silver for three to four trails, gold for five to six trails. The awards can be collected the the 12er KOGEL Bahn, the Westgipfel and at Saalbach´s tourism office.

Even the youngest guests will discover their love of hiking in Saalbach Hinterglemm. Great trails and discoveries for all ages – child-friendly and family-friendly – lead through a Home of Lässig which lives up to its name. 

At the centre of all this is the Thurnerhof, a family hotel with great offers and cosy retreats for all ages looking to experience a unique family hiking holiday in Austria. Have you already sent us your non-binding enquiry?
Action-packed family hiking in Saalbach, Austria
Action-packed family hiking in Saalbach, Austria
Action-packed family hiking in Saalbach, Austria