Activities in Saalbach

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    • the Capt'n Hook adventure pools in Saalbach, perfect for a sunny day
    • walking the treetop path and Golden Gate bridge of the Alps, amazing views from inside the tree canopy
    • racing your friends at the Glemmy quad bike track down the valley in Viehhofen
    • paragliding off from the top of the Schattberg X-press lift station, if you are feeling adventurous take advantage of some aerobatics, guaranteed to give you the ultimate adrenaline rush
    • exploring the Alpine Herb Garden at top of the Reiterkogel in Hinterglemm where over 200 Alpine herbs and flowers can be seen in their natural environment
    • walking the sunny side promenade passing a few farms along the way - great for families
    • taking the Schattberg X-press gondola and hiking the 3 peaks route to get some of the best views in the valley - make sure you have a head for heights

  • So what's it like?


    The Glemm Valley is perfect for walkers of all standards with over 400km of marked trails to suit every different ability level.

    The summer 'Joker' card free from many of the hotels is the perfect way to make sure you get the most out of this area, giving you unlimited access to the summer lifts and up to 10 guided walks per week. If you fancy striking out on your own, the Tourist Office will give you details of over 30 different routes, in four different categories, ranging from easy walks suitable for the whole family through to the more challenging. Either way with over 40 mountain huts open, you're not going to be short of a place to grab a drink and a bite to eat whilst taking in the stunning scenery.

    Go along to the Info Centre in Saalbach where each week the guides from the Tourist Office put on a slide show giving you a virtual tour of the valley and everything it has to offer - great for deciding which routes you're going to be trying out during your stay.


    Liechtenstein Gorge & Hochkönig Mountains (Sun) from £21
    Walk through beautiful gorge before travelling across the Hochkonig mountains to visit Maria Alm, twice voted Austria's prettiest village.

    Salzburg City Tour (Mon) from £28
    A city made famous by its music, Salzburg is home to Mozart and The Sound of Music. Explore the cobbled old town, the cathedral and medieval fortress before crossing the river to stroll through the pretty gardens of the Mirabell Palace.

    Grossglockner Scenic Tour (Tues) from £29
    Scenic trip into the Hohe Tauern National Park on the High Alpine Road which leads to the glacial base of Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner.

    Krimml Waterfalls Walk - Half day (Thurs) from £21
    At the foot of the Gerlos Pass, these waterfalls are the highest in Austria. Enjoy a walk up the footpath to the top where the best views of the falls can be seen

    Berchtesgaden Historic Tour (Fri) from £27
    A historical trip to this pretty Bavarian town. Famous for its salt mines and Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Visit the historic tea house with awe-inspiring views.

    Please note: Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally. Reduced prices for children up to 12 yrs incl. Infants who do not require a seat are free.

    Krimml waterfalls excursion may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties as it includes steps and steep sections


    When it comes to mountain activities Saalbach is the place to be - especially mountain biking. Whether you are a novice rider, cross country rider, free rider or downhill expert, the breathtaking 400km of marked trails will guarantee that every ability level will have loads to choose from. And for those of you who don't particularly love those giant climbs, you can take full advantage of our modern lifts - the effortless way to explore the countless scenic trails. If you're lucky enough to be here when it's on, watch the experts do their stuff at the Dakine Freeride Festival.

    Those of you who want to experience a challenge and see the area from above, Hinterglemm has Austria's biggest high ropes course. With stations ranging from 3m to a jaw-dropping 40m in height above the ground, this is sure to test even those with nerves of steel. The highlight of this course are the 3 zip lines with a combined length of 2km - experience the thrill of flying at 70km an hour while suspended 100m above the ground - awesome. The Glemm Valley has loads of offer all ages and abilities.

    There is a great programme of free guided walks run by the tourist office Mon-Fri (local charges for lunches/transport). The walks are led by English speaking guides and the programme includes walks such as:
    • Introductory walk (2.5hrs) to the Glemm Valley
    • An easy mountain walk (4.5hrs) from the top of the Kohlmais lift
    • A beautiful walk (5hrs) from Hinterglemm to Kitzbühel
    • A full day (6.5hrs) on wonderful panoramic hiking trails
    • A hike to the Staffkogel at over 2000m (5hrs)
    • Torchlit walk

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