Put on your hiking boots and get out into nature! Discover the mountains of Gastein on a hiking tour.
Once the sun’s rays have melted the last remnants of snow and flowers start to bloom, do you have the feeling that you would like to get outside and back to nature up on a mountain? Understandable, as there aren’t many places where you can really leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and enjoy your hiking holiday to the full. On the new Gastein Trail, you can experience the valley in a new dimension while learning about all its unique facts.
As part of the Hohe Tauern National Park between Carinthia and the Salzburger Land, you will find a pristine and unspoiled natural paradise on 600 hiking kilometers. Here marmots romp around between alpine roses and the oldest Swiss stone pine population in Austria. Take a break at one of the reflecting mountain lakes and listen to the buzzing of the bees. Observe how the birds of prey circle in the sky and suddenly catch their prey in a spectacular nosedive - enjoying nature during your hiking tour. Are you looking for an educational experience with fun and games on holiday with your children? The mountain's magical adventure is perfect for families.
Very well signposted hiking trails, intact infrastructure, services that are geared to the needs of hikers, and the further development of a wide range of offers are among the cornerstones of the Austrian Hiking Quality Seal. As one of 11 regions throughout Austria, Gastein has earned this seal of quality.
The hiking trails in Gastein are signposted with yellow hiking signs and red-white-red markings. Do not leave marked paths and turn back if you have lost the signs.
Sufficient water and a small snack are essential - especially in spring and autumn when not all mountain huts are open. Also, make sure that you have sufficient weather and sun protection with you - the weather can change quickly in the Austrian mountains. A true-to-scale hiking map for any eventuality or just for discovering is an advantage. It is also advisable to have poles for going downhill, as the descent can often be more strenuous than the ascent.
Hiking or mountain boots with a good tread sole are essential. Shoes around the ankles are of advantage avoiding twisting. Please note that if your shoes are inadequate on guided hikes, the hiking guide may decide not to take you along.
Special caution is required for cows with calves! To protect her offspring, the cow reacts very sensitively to any stroking or approaching. Keeping distance is especially important. Walk slowly and calmly past the animal. To achieve the necessary visual respect, you can carry a stick with you. Dogs must always be kept on a leash. Cattle and horses perceive dogs as a special danger. Do not feed animals!