A wonderful place to hike in the province of Salzburg
Hiking & Mountaineering
Between the rock faces of the Dachstein massif in the north, some of which shoot 3000 m in the sky, and the lofty peaks of the Radstädter Tauern in the south, there’s a wonderful natural landscape to admire and explore. You’ll find the perfect hike for every guest: Gently rolling alpine pastures, crystal-clear mountain lakes, alpine huts offering food and drink, all rounded off with amazing panoramic views.
The town of Radstadt is an ideal starting point for recreational and ambitious trekkers alike. Feel the buzz of reaching a mountain top to soak up the thrilling sweeping views from places like Radstadt’s local mountain, the Rossbrand, which can be reached straight from the town. That is hiking and mountaineering in an eventful hiking holiday.
All you need for great hiking in the salzburg countryside
A world of hiking in Radstadt
- More than 60 scenically stunning hikes & mountain tours for all skill and experience levels – athletes, hobby trekkers & families
- All hiking stages are shown on our hiking map with lots of information
- Challenging via ferratas & climbing routes on the Dachstein Massif
- Forom cable car to cable car in the Salzburger Sportwelt region with the Gamskogelbahn I in Zauchensee, the Star Jet 1 & 2 in Flachau, Papagenobahn in Filzmoos, cable car Grafenbergbergbahn in Wagrain and Alpendorf cabin lift in St. Johann
- Easy walks: Millenniumspfad, Kaiserpromenade, historical tour of the town (free audio guide app), ...
- Tip: The local mountain: Rossbrand peaks at 1768 m offering a full 360° panoramic view of 150 alpine summits
- Radstadt wander bus & Salzburger Sportwelt wander bus with the Salzburger Sportwelt Card (Radstadt Guest Card) for just € 1,- per ride
- Salzburger Almenweg: Hike from hut to hut across the Salzburg region of Pongau
- Family hiking fun: ‘Alles Alm’ on the Gnadenalm between Untertauern & Obertauern
- Trek without baggage package: If you book a package including an overnight stay in an alpine hut there’s no need to take all your extra baggage with you. There’s no charge for leaving it in your valley accommodation on the nights you’re away.
Packages for hiking holidays
Take advantage of the wide range of benefits included in the Radstadt winter packages.
Accompanied hiking tours
Our hiking guide Mrs. Herta Palzenberger accompanies you on the trekking route and shows you the the beauty of the mountain scenery in the region. For more information on current tours, starting points and starting times, check out our weekly schedule.
- Meeting point depends on the tour chosen
- Every Wednesday at 09.00
- 16th June - 06th October 2021
- Walking time depends on the tour chosen - approx. 2 - 4.5 hours
- Register by Tuesday 17.00 at Radstadt Tourist Office (Schernbergstraße 8, 5550 Radstadt, Tel. +43 6452 7472)
- Limited number of participants (minimum of 5 people)
- Clothing & equipment: Sturdy hiking boots/shoes*, full driking bottle, packed lunch (for tours with no alpine huts serving food and drink)
- Price: Free with the Salzburger Sportwelt Card (Radstadt Guest Card).
- If you have a Guest Card and take the wander bus, it will cost just € 1,- per ride.
* Free hiking equipment hire for 1 day with Schuh & Sport Klieber for holders of the Salzburger Sportwelt Card (Radstadt Guest Card)
Radstadt hiking test center
The Salzburger Sportwelt Card (Radstadt Guest Card) entitles you to try out the following hiking equipment free of charge at Schuh & Sport Klieber :
- Deuter (brand) child carrier harness
- Deuter rucksack
- Leki trekking poles
- Lowa hiking boots (Model: Taurus 'mid')
| Prices 2021||1 day|| 2 days|| 3 days|| 4 days||5 days|| Every
|Child carrier||No charge||9,–||15,–||21,–||27,–||4,–|
|Hiking poles||No charge||4,–||6,–||8,–||9,–||1,–|
|Hiking boots & shoes||No charge||9,–||15,–||21,–||27,–||4,–|
The right things to do on a mountain hike
Here are a few tips to ensure your hike is a wonderful experience to remember for years. We wish you a thrilling and enjoyable tour in the fascinating mountains of our 'Heimat'!
- Plan tours precisely with hiking route maps & information provided by local experts (altitude gain, tour length, difficulty, starting point etc.)
- Watch the weather forecasts
- Estimate the time needed (including breaks) & adjust starting time accordingly (also adapt to the length of the day)
- Add time to your estimate if you are with children
- Make sure you estimate the fitness and stamina of everybody on your tour
- Adapt the length & hiking difficulty of your route to the physical condition of the weakest member of your group
- Mountain boots, high-cut, sturdy boots with deep tread undersoles
- Functional clothing: protection from the sun, rain and the cold (gloves, woolly hat/headband)
- Plenty of liquid & food
- Do not forget your sun blocker
- Emergency medical kit & emergency blanket
- Means of navigation: Hiking map, compass, smartphone
- Mobile phone (very useful in emergencies)
- Tell your host and hut owner your route & destination, sign the visitors’ book in the huts and at the summit
- Adapt your speed to the fitness of the weakest group member, do not hike alone
- Regular breaks are essential (at least once every 90 minutes)
- Stay on marked & signposted routes, otherwise you risk accidents and injuries!
- If you realise you are exhausted or bad weather is coming turn back early
- Watch out for falling rocks, cross areas in danger of rock falls quickly and carefully
- Keep this wonderful natural alpine paradise as clean as you found it!
- Keep calm & attract help by using a mobile phone, shouting, waving bright items of clothing etc.
- The injured person must be kept in a highly visible place – out of the danger zone, but near where the accident was reported
- Stay with the injured person at all times!
Important telephone numbers
- Mountain rescue: 140
- Ambulance: 144
- Fire: 122
- Police: 133
- It is essential to stay away from peaks, ridges, lakes, streams, mossy areas, the bottom of rockfaces, cave entrances, high-voltage cables and masts & single trees
- Seek shelter in valleys, lower ground, huts & cars
10 rules for what to do around cows:
- Stay away from cows. Do not feed. Keep a safe distance.
- Stay calm. Do not surprise the animals.
- Cows are particularly protective of suckling calves. Keep dogs well away from cows with calves.
- Keep dogs under control and on a short lead at all times. If you are sure a cow is about to attack – let the dog off the lead immediately!
- Do not leave the marked hiking routes on mountains and pastures!
- If cows block your way, go around them at a safe distance!
- If you are approached by cows: Stay calm. Do not turn your back. Step out of their way.
- At the first sign that the cows are becoming nervous, move away from the grazing area as quickly as possible!
- Fences are important! If there is a gate – use it – and close it properly behind you. Cross the pasture land quickly.
- Please treat all people working here, the natural environment and all animals with respect.
Are you ready for unforgettable mountain experiences on small circular hikes, challenging high-altitude tours or long-distance hiking trails in your holiday resort in Radstadt? Find out in advance about suitable stages, ascents on foot or with the mountain railways. We look forward to your visit to hiking & mountaineering in the Salzburger Land.