Saalbach Hinterglemm hiking

Hiking & trailrunning

Explore the region on two feet

Glaciers, mountains lakes and plenty of rushing streams and rivers. In the Salzburg Land region, visitors can look forward to a huge range of walking and hiking trails for all abilities. Trailrunning is also booming at the moment, with Saalbach-Hinterglemm home to a network of routes through the forests and meadows of Pinzgau on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Breathtaking views, spectacular nature, traditional huts and plenty of streams to cool tired feet in the warm summer sun. Welcome to the Salzburg Land region in the heart of the Austrian Alps!


At 2336 metres above sea level the highest mountain in Central Europe with a grassy summit and the tallest mountain in Saalbach-Hinterglemm


400 + 50

400 kilometres of hiking trails, 50 kilometres of Nordic walking and running trails


6 summer cable cars

Schattberg and Kohlmais cable cars in Saalbach, Zwölferkogel and Reiterkogel-cable cars in Hinterglemm

Tip! Hiking guidebook & map

The "Glemmtaler Wanderführer" is a guidebook containing all hikes and walks in the Glemmtal Valley – from easy strolls in and around the village to challnging summit ascents in the mountains. It contains a detailed map for each hike as well as a separate map showing the whole valley at a glance. Speak to a member of staff at the hotel to receive a free hiking map of the region.


Interactive hiking map

 End of the Glemmtal Valley

One of the best walks in the region

The shuttle service at the end of the valley takes guests to the starting point of this walk at the Lindlingalm hut. The shuttle operates once an hour between the terminal ("Umkehrplatz") and the hut.

Ten minutes from the hut is the start of the trail. It has a series of wooden boards with physical exercises as well as information on flowers and plants native to this region. At the start and end there are info boards about walking and hiking in the Alps, including information on equipment, dangers, food & drink, etc. A great day out for all the family.

SEVEN SUMMITS of Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Challenge for fit and experienced hikers

At almost 25 kilometres in length and with 1,413 vertical metres of ascent, this hike is definitely not for beginners and will pose a challenge even to experienced walkers.


It begins with a ride on the Schattberg X-Press cable car to the starting point of the Seven Summits Tour. Hikers then walk over the Stemmerkogel and Hochkogel mountains to the most technically challenging peak of the day, the Hochsaalbachkogel. The route continues over the Bärensteigkogel, Manlitzkogel and Mittagskogel mountains to the seventh and final summit: the Geißstein, at 2,363m the highest mountain in the Glemmtal Valley.


Hikers should remember to keep a little energy in reserve for the tricky descent back down into the valley. There are no huts along this route, so take enough food and water as well as all the other items necessary in alpine terrain. Please check the weather and route before heading off.

Hiking with local guides

Exlore the "Steinernes Meer"

While the Glemmtal Valley is home to rolling hills perfect for easy walking, the nearby "Steinernes Meet" (just 25 minutes by car) is a world of craggy peaks and challenging climbing. 

The best way to explore this area is with a guide from Saalfelden. All the guides at the mountaineering school there are qualified mountain guides from the region with all the skills and knowledge you need for a safe and enjoyable experience in the Alps.

  • Guided tour of the "Steinernes Meer" available for individuals and small groups of people who know each other
  • Difficulty level can be adapted according to the group
  • There are sports shops in both Saalfelden and Zell am See with all the equipment you need for an adventure in the high mountains

Trend sport in Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Trailrunning is booming right now. It gives people of all ages and fitness levels the chance to get away from civilisation and into the mountains. Trailrunning typically takes runners through forests, across meadows and even into high alpine terrain. Here in Saalbach-Hinterglemm we have a large network of trailrunning routes of all lengths and difficulty levels, from speed trails to marathon trails and endurance trails.


One of the highlights for trailrunners in the Kitzbühel Alpen is without a doubt the JOKER Trail Run. Runners ascend on foot but save themselves the long slog back down by taking the cable car instead. Don't forget to take your JOKER CARD with you! Check out our interactive trailrun map for more details.


Take the plunge and stay cool in the pool

After a long run in the mountains, what better way to cool off and relax tired muscles than with a dip in our pool? At the Gartenhotel Theresia we have two a natural swimming pond and a heated pool. Or why not simply enjoy both, one after the other?


Outdoor spa experience

autumn hike holiday Saalbach | ©, Daniel Roos
hiking with your hosts

Walk this way

With the Brettermeier family or on your own – however you decide to explore the Glemmtal Valley and the Hohe Tauern National Park, a magical experience is guaranteed.