Alpine hut in front of a mountain panorama

Hiking in the Gastein Valley

Hiking holidays in Austria

Whether climbing enthusiasts or families: hiking in the Gastein Valley is the right choice for those who want to spend their holidays in tune with nature’s pulse. Around Dorfgastein and in the whole Gastein Valley, hiking lovers can follow their passion on different paths.

Gastein is surrounded by the Hohe Tauern mountain range, one of the most beautiful mountain regions in all of Austria, and one that invites you to explore it extensively. What better way is there to do that than on foot? The lush green meadows are a true paradise for children, as here there is space and adventure without end. And of course passionate hikers and mountain sports fans will certainly get their hiking-money’s worth on a large network of trails - book at the family hotel Römerhof in Gastein to spend a great family holiday in the Austrian mountains.

Well-Marked Hiking Trails in Gastein Valley

All along the well-marked hiking trails, numerous romantic mountain huts entice weary travellers to stop and try local delicacies along with traditional comfort. Even if you’d like to enjoy the fabulous views of the state of Salzburg without having to break a sweat, you can take many of the Gastein cable cars and lifts to the summit to enjoy it all just the same.

Hohe Tauern National Park in Salzburg

The Hohe Tauern National Park , the largest protected area in the European Alps, extends all around Gastein. A large variety of rare animals and plant species live in the park and can often be seen on a guided walk with a park ranger. There is much to learn about these plants and animals, so keep your eyes and ears open!

We as regional experts know nearly all hiking trails in the surroundings and are happy to give you suggestions for hiking tours, depending on your activity level and your time budget.

How about…

to warm up - for beginners

Dorfgastein - Bergl

Length: ca. 3 km
Duration: ca. 1 h 30 min
Metres of altitude: 250

Via Mühlbach, passing the restaurant „Almstadl zum Hias“, then to the Alpengasthof Landhotel Hauserbauer. Sunny, slightly ascending path. Possibilities to go further to: Paulbaueralm, Paarseen lakes, Heumoosalm, Grabnerhütte, Arltörl, Schuhflicker, Fulseck.

For hikers who are already experienced:

Steinerhochalm via Mayrhofen

Length: 10 km
Duration: ca. 3 h 30 min
Metres of altitude: 700

Follow the signposts from the village part Maierhofen to the forest road leading to the Steiner Hochalm. The descent is the same as the ascent. Possibility for a stop: Steiner Hochalm - one time per week our hiking guide Annemarie accompanies you.

For hardy hikers


Length: 19 km
Duration: 7 h
Metres of altitude: 1500

Small road, then alpine trail, far and difficult - surefootedness and head for height are mandatory!

From the village Unterberg you follow the small road via the Famoser Heimalm to the Amoser Hochalm. Now you hike on the well marked trail next to the striking, large boulder field to the mountain ridge. After crossing the steep northern edge (pay attention when it is wet, safety ropes are installed!) you reach the junction Bernkogel. From here a steep path leads to a small shelter, then over a rock (with safety ropes) up to the summit. The descent is the same as the ascent. Possibility for a stop: Amoser Heimalm - for this tour a hiking guide is necessary.

The family-friendly Hotel Römerhof is the top choice for hikers on holiday in Gastein. You can be out on the mountains in no time right from the hotel and our hiking specialists will gladly provide you with advice and information about routes, weather and refreshment along the way.

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