Great entertainment at the end of the valley
Get up close to the sky: Pinzgau’s Grass Mountains on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park are gentle and hilly. Between them, fields and forests stretch out and some rugged mountain peaks are just waiting to be conquered.
The view is simply stunning, the opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors endless. You can dip your toes in a cool mountain stream or enjoy a hearty snack in the sun at a rustic mountain cabin with the sound of cow bells and mooing in your ears.
The SEVEN SUMMITS of Saalbach-Hinterglemm
A challenging tour for conditioned mountain hikers! The Seven Summits Tour covers nearly 24 kilometres and a difference in altitude of 1413 metres across the highest summits of the Glemm Valley. This tour is a true adventure for experienced mountaineers and sure-footed hikers.
Take the Schattberg X-Press to the start of the tour. The marked route leads hikers over the Stemmerkogel and Hochkogel mountains to the technically-advanced ascent on the Hochsaalbachkogel mountain. Keep hiking over the Bärensteigkogel, the Manlitzkogel and Mittagskogel mountains to the last and highest mountain in the Glemm Valley, the 2363 metre-high Gaisstein.
Lastly, a challenging descent into the valley over the Birgl awaits hikers. There are no alpine chalets along this route; therefore hikers should prepare very carefully for this tour with perfect equipment, plenty of food and current weather information for the day, as well as alternatives for an earlier-than-planned descent.
Mountaineering on your summer holidays:
Safely with the locals
The experienced mountaineering school in Saalfelden offers mountain climbing that will be tons of fun: Certified, experienced mountain guides ensure optimal safety and high-quality mountaineering instruction.
The Pinzgau region’s mountains are full of contrasts that allow much more than just leisurely hikes in the Glemm Valley’s Grasberge Mountains. A climbing and mountaineering paradise is just 25 km (or a 25-minute drive) from Saalbach-Hinterglemm: Leogang’s sloping Limestone Alps and the so-called "Steinernes Meer" (the "Sea of Stones").
Train at the end of the valley – save the best for last!
The train runs every hour from the turnaround to the Lindling alpine chalet – a perfect start for wonderful hikes! The train goes in hourly intervals from the turnaround (which can be reached by bus, car or foot along the Saalach promenade) to the Lindling chalet. The walk from the turnaround to the Lindling alpine chalet takes about half an hour.
From here it is just about 10 minutes to the instructional hiking trail. Wooden signs are posted along the trail with instructions for different activities and interesting information about the flowers and plants found in the Alps. At the beginning and end of the trail, wooden signs will notify you of dangers, equipment, food and drink, safety and the environment in the mountains.