The best hiking trails in Saalbach Hinterglemm

The best hiking trails in Saalbach Hinterglemm

The joy of hiking in the Alps in the Home of Lässig

Hikers love the variety of Saalbach Hinterglemm. More than 400 kilometres of marked paths, trails and routes for every taste, age and experience level await guests in the vast Home of Lässig. Leisurely walks in the valley to warm-up, wonderful hikes to alpine huts with a stop for refreshments, as well as one or the other tricky mountain hike towards the summit-cross know how to inspire. Supported by the summer mountain lifts, which Thurnerhof guests can use free of charge thanks to the JOKER CARD which is included in the holiday price, the nicest hiking trails in Saalbach Hinterglemm wait to be explored and mastered.
The best hiking trails in Saalbach Hinterglemm
The best hiking trails in Saalbach Hinterglemm
An educational hiking trail to begin with

You can start things off rather easily as the the hiking trail in the valley end (Talschluss) is a great introduction to the many hiking trails in Saalbach and Hinterglemm. Hiking-enthusiastic families with children – the hiking trail is, amongst others, part of the Kids Hiking Challenge - and hiking enthusiasts looking to get back into the swing of things can warm up here for bigger challenges ahead. Take the Talschluss hiking trail, about a ten-minute walk from the Lindlingalm, to the educational hiking trail for (as yet) inexperienced hikers. A wealth of information about your own equipment, the correct behaviour on the mountain, and about any dangers, but also about the flowers and herbs in the Home of Lässig will whet your appetite for the many more exciting hikes in Saalbach Hinterglemm.

Inspiring routes and trails

Nearly 60 different hikes await you in Saalbach Hinterglemm – plus many more in the neighbouring hiking regions – and the number keeps growing. Keeping track of them all is really not easy, but with the following Thurnerhof recommendations certainly have something for every taste:

  • Village Tour (“Dorfrunde”): This ideal introduction to the hiking region leads through Saalbach for just under 5km. A short, easy climb in the direction of Ronach provides fine views.
  • High-altitude trail at the end of the valley (“Talschluss Höhenweg”): It takes about four hours to hike to the farmed alpine pastures at the valley end. The medium-difficulty route takes in many scenic and natural paths.
  • Schattberg high-altitude circular trail (“Schattberg Höhenrundweg”): This panoramic trail offers a magnificent view over the entire Glemmtal valley. During the roughly five-hour hike, with an ascent of just under 600 metres, the Saalbachkogel is conquered.
  • Circular trail at the end of the valley (“Talschlussrunde”): Several stages of the so-called Pinzga Hatscha, which runs through the entire district, crosses the Home of Lässig. The twelfth stage runs through the valley end for over 17km and includes, amongst others, the quite demanding ascent to the Tristkogel.
  • Panorama trail (“Panoramaweg”): The name is deceptive because, at 17.5 kilometres and nearly 1,000 metres of ascent in seven hours, this panorama hike around the Schwarzachergraben provides strenuous moments, even for professionals. The view of the Hohe Tauern, the Grossglockner and Grossvenediger, as well as the Kalkalpen, is staggering. 

You can find the complete interactive hiking map at: .

Long-distance hiking trails in Saalbach Hinterglemm

How about a sporting challenge or two? Three attractive and spectacular long-distance hiking trails await you in the Home of Lässig:

  • Pinzgauer Spaziergang: Although the ascent over a distance of 18 kilometres only looks to tackle an altitude of 650 metres, this route is so much more than just a stroll. Starting at the Schattberg Ostgipfel, you hike up to the Schmittenhöhe with a wonderful connection between Saalbach and Zell am See.
  • Seven Summits of Saalbach: This is where the proverbial wheat is separated from the chaff. At a distance of almost 24 km and an about 1,450 metres of altitude difference, which can sometimes be alpine, you need a lot of stamina and good endurance. A total of seven peaks are on the itinerary: Stemmerkogel, Hochkogel, Hochsaalbachkogel, Bärensteigkogel, Manlitzkogel, Mittagskogel and Geissstein. The final descent to the valley end is equally challenging.
  • Home of Lässig Walk: The view is definitely neat; the hiking challenge, however, is just as great at 1,700 metres of pure ascent on a 22 kilometre route. Five summits are conquered via the Hinterglemm valley end. The biggest challenge waits right at the beginning in form of the Schusterscharte, but with a bit of luck, there are many animals to marvel at. 

Tip: Those who conquer all three routes as part of the Saalbach Hiking Challenge (a total of 64 km and 3,800 altitude metres) and documents them at the checkpoints (without any gaps) – analogue by punching holes with a pair of pliers, digitally with the Summitlynx app. – can collect a special trophy from the Saalbach Hinterglemm Tourism Association.
The best hiking trails in Saalbach Hinterglemm
The best hiking trails in Saalbach Hinterglemm
The best hiking trails in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Guided hikes in Saalbach Hinterglemm

With this incredible choice of hikes, it can be difficult to find the right route. Great then that there are so many well-trained, hiking guides in Saalbach Hinterglemm who know their way around! In summer, the tourism association organises free guided hikes in the vast hiking region almost every day. With the JOKER CARD, which is already included in the Thurnerhof holiday price, participation and mountain lift rides are even free-of-charge. The complete offer, with all the information on the routes, equipment and registration conditions can be found at .

However, exciting tours are also tackled as part of the Thurnerhof weekly programme, and are completely free-of-charge for hotel guests. The wonderful ’Natürlich Thurnerhof’ (“Naturally Thurnerhof”) tour after breakfast, and the lovely ‘Sunrise Hike’ at sunrise, show the region from a completely different aspect. Please register three days before each hike.

Look forward to the most beautiful hikes in Saalbach Hinterglemm and the surrounding area, and enjoy the Thurnerhof’s central location for all the excursions up the mountains and back down into the valley. Fine cuisine, wonderful relaxation and cosy living areas leave nothing to be desired. Please request a non-binding holiday offer today!