Your epic alpine adventure starts here. Surrounded by the lush green slopes of the Pinzgauer Grass Mountains and the picturesque Kitzbühel Alps, Saalbach Hinterglemm presents the side to Austria you don’t always see – one of exploration and pumping adrenaline.
At first sight, the sheer of beauty Saalbach Hinterglemm can sometimes be overwhelming: awe-inspiring summits, rocky gorges, untouched landscapes and a boundless supply of breathtaking views.
Once you’re done gazing in wonder, it’s time to throw yourself into a range of activities to suit any taste, whether you’re in the mood for a family hike, a multi-day mountain expedition, a mountain bike adventure or dinner at a cosy alpine hut.
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Saalbach Hinterglemm at a glance
- 400km of hiking trails
- 400km of cycling trails
- Four mountain lifts
- 40 restaurant/bar huts
- 20,000 beds
Where to ride
Fancy embarking on a mountain bike tour? If it’s your first time, the terrain can be quite intimidating, so why not book a guide? It’s the best way to find the most beautiful, exhilarating trails in the region in a completely stress-free way.
Alternatively, you could take on the BIG-5 Bike Challenge. It comprises five gondolas and five mountains in and around Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang, which you can experience all in one day.
It’s the perfect way to appreciate the full beauty of the region while pushing your physical limits. In between the five rides, you can recharge your batteries on the lifts, or if you’re feeling really brave, you can tackle the ascent of your choice. At the end of a full day’s cycling, you can enjoy the achievement of conquering not just the five peaks, but also the sheer number of metres in altitude.
Wherever in Saalbach Hinterglemm you choose to cycle, you’ll find five mountains with differing terrain, with convenient, well designed gondolas, boasting world-class views no matter where you look.
Top 5 cycling trails
Where to hike
Plenty more challenges lie in wait for those swapping two wheels for two feet. The Pinzgauer Grass Mountains and Kitzbüher Alps provide plenty of opportunities for family hiking, including Berg Kodok – an assault course with exciting obstacles and puzzles.
Teuffelswasser Water World also makes for a great family destination, making use of the landscape with rock pools, fish ponds and more. For yet another way to sample the region’s incredible topography, head to the highest treetop trail in Europe, accessed by a spectacular footbridge often referred to as the ‘Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps’.
For more experienced hikers looking to test themselves, look no further than the Seven Summits Challenge. This 24km mountain tour takes you over the highest mountain summit in the Glemmtal.
What to eat
Fresh air and exercise can work up quite an appetite. In Saalbach Hinterglemm you’ll find varied cuisines, from local ‘Pinzgauer’ specialities to gourmet dishes. There are more than 40 mountain huts, each with excellent views.
Tasty bites include Kasnocken (Austrian dumplings with cheese and onions) and succulent ribs. A local favourite is Blad’l – a dish made with a rye and wheat-based batter, fried in hot oil and filled with sauerkraut or potatoes.
Make yourself at home
The region has accommodation to suit every budget, including youth hostels, cosy mountain lodges, comfortable hotels and modern apartments. Wherever you’re staying, you’ll be surrounded by incredible facilities filled with opportunities for adventure.
You can also get great deals with the JOKER CARD, which is included in partner accommodations and you will get it directly from your host upon arrival. Access to all of the lifts is included in the price, as well as use of biking trails and themed hiking paths. Guided walks, use of the hiking bus, as well as access to tennis courts, swimming pools and a host of other discounts are included too.
Find out more
Visit the Saalbach website to find out more!