Action-packed hikes with children in Saalbach

Action-packed hikes with children in Saalbach

Explore nature together

Time to leave the everyday routine behind you and go into hiking happiness mode! The diverse nature, the high mountains and deep valleys, the cool forests and colourful meadows – in the Home of Lässig, even the youngest ones love to be out and about. When hiking with children in Saalbach, there are new attractions to discover every day. Child-friendly themed trails for the little ones, real adventures for older children and teenagers, and even substantial hiking challenges with never a dull moment! Numerous family hikes in Saalbach Hinterglemm await you around the Thurnerhof, too – and the JOKER CARD, which is already included in the holiday price, means you can be ready to get going even quicker and be more relaxed, too!
Action-packed hikes with children in Saalbach
Action-packed hikes with children in Saalbach
Puzzle and experience trails

Many children's hiking trails in Saalbach and Hinterglemm offer play and fun. The focus of these deliberately simple, yet exciting, trails is on the fun of movement and experience. These adventure trails are not just fun for the very youngest ones:

  • 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 goes via 15 play-stations and for a distance of about three kilometres.
  • Kodok’s Adventure (“Kodoks Abenteuer”): The renewed adventure trail is dedicated to Kodok, who has transformed from a cheeky goblin into the guardian of the mountain. 11 exciting puzzle stations along the 3.3 km long trail are dedicated to the search for his long lost magic paraphernalia.
  • Fairy tale Forest (“Märchenwald”): These Saalbach classics know how to enchant little children and provide nostalgia for adults, too. Here, old fairy tales are excitingly brought back to life.
  • Educational hiking trail (“Wanderlehrpfad”): A short, but exciting tour, not far from Lindlingalm, is dedicated to the hiking adventure. Here, both young and old 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

For the older children, there’s even more excitement on the programme. When hiking with children in Saalbach, action, adventure and experiences go literally hand-in-hand. These paths and trails are a real must:

  • Wildlife Trail: Numerous replicas of forest and mountain animals line this hiking trail at the end of the valley. Equipped with the Wildlife Quiz, there are also a few riddles to be solved. You might even spot one or two real animal inhabitants!
  • Motor-skills trail (“Motorikweg”): Target-fishing? Kite-surfing? Water-skiing? These are not new activities on the mountain, but the names of some of the 24 stations 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. In three to five hours of game-time, two to eight people, aged 12 and over, follow the call for help from Anna, the muleteer.
  • 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 at the Reiterkogel. There is a lot to discover on a courageous mountain hike with a connection to the Kneipp path and various balancing stations.

The Children’s Hiking Challenge

Real challenges are not only waiting for the grown-ups because, when hiking with children in Saalbach Hinterglemm, the youngsters have already taken up the challenge: The Children’s Hiking Challenge. Four themed trails and two mountain hikes with magnificent views lead to particularly scenic locations. The Challenge programmes includes:

  • Educational Hiking Trail (Wanderlehrpfad)
  • Fairy tale Forest (Märchenwald)
  • Motor-Skills Trail(Motorikweg)
  • Tree-Top Path(Baumzipfelweg)
  • Schattberg Summit Triumph(Gipfelsieg Schattberg)
  • Zwölferkogel Summit Triumph(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 mountain lifts schedule their last descent for 4.15pm. 

Along each hike there are three control stations with Zwick-pliers for the Children’s 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 from the Zwölferkogel cable car, the Westgipfel cable car and the tourism office.

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

At the centre of all this, is the Thurnerhof, which is a family hotel with great offers and feel-good places for young and the not so young. Have you already sent us your non-obligatory holiday query?
Action-packed hikes with children in Saalbach
Action-packed hikes with children in Saalbach
Action-packed hikes with children in Saalbach