Mountains of Fun - Hiking with kids in the Flachau

Hiking Collection by Flachau

The Salzburg mountains are an incredible feat of natural which promise you peace and tranquility as well as action and adventure. Up in the sky and a long way from everyday life, you can let your body, mind, and soul breathe a sigh of relief. Of course, there's no shortage of fun either. Flachau is one of the best destinations for an action-packed summer holiday in the mountains: whether you are a beginner, experienced mountain enthusiast or vacationing as a family. The valley is wide, the peaks offer panoramic views, the mountain railways are comfortable and there is a huge range of hiking routes. You can find a rustic alpine hut around every corner to enjoy a well-earned break.

In this Collection, we have put together seven wonderful hikes that are particularly suitable for families with children. From having fun solving puzzles on the adventure hiking trail to a challenging mountain hike with overnight accommodation in a cozy hut, you can find everything to make your holiday an unforgettable time for you and your whole family. Flachau is the perfect base camp for all hikes. Here, you will find countless comfortable accommodation options. Great offers such as free lift tickets and the useful Sport World Bus are the icing on the cake. Don’t forget that Flachau also holds numerous events and activities throughout the summer to guarantee you have fun in the sun!

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Tours & Highlights

    Easy
    01:04
    2.23 mi
    2.1 mph
    575 ft
    0 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In Flachauwinkl you will find one of the most beautiful alpine valleys in the Salzburger Land. To come to the Marbachalmen is not difficult and a hiking pleasure for the whole family.You walk along a crystal-clear mountain stream on a not too steep path through the charming landscape. This tour takes you past woodland and alpine meadows and on the way there are always seating areas where you can take a break and enjoy the magnificent views. For a leisurely stop at the foot of the striking Faulkogel (2,654 meters) invite the Prechtlhütte and the Ennslehenhütte on the way.To get to the starting point of the tour, you can easily come by car on the Tauern motorway (exit Flachauwinkel). The hike starts right at the parking lot where you can park your car. If you enjoyed the great panoramic view at the finish of the climb in peace, it goes back the same way.

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    Easy
    00:44
    1.50 mi
    2.0 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point for this pram-suited round trip is the Waldgasthof, which is located directly at the Starjet 1 mountain station - the cable car will take you from Flachau to here. Along the route, which takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, you'll find lots of puzzles, fun and fun stations such as flying fox, climbing wall, swings, forest slides or a natural cinema. Especially for the kids a huge pleasure - and instructive yet!Equipped with a pen and Flori's puzzle book, which you can get for free at the Waldgasthof, at the lift station of the cable cars or at the tourist office, you are step by step to discover Flori's riddles. For those who solve it, there's a reward at the Waldgasthof or in the tourist office. The entrance to the adventure path is free.Tip:
    With the Flachau Summer Card (you can get it for free from your Flachau landlord) you can take a free ride up and down the mountain railways for a minimum stay of two nights.

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  • Intermediate
    01:55
    3.14 mi
    1.6 mph
    700 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With the cable cars you can "float" from Flachau and comfortably drive up to the mountain station Starjet 2, where your little summit adventure begins. Not far from the mountain station there are rest stops at the Hofalm, the Jandlalm and the Latschenhof - so if you want to strengthen yourself, there is plenty of cozy selection.Now you walk up to the mountain station Starjet 3 and continue to the warrior crosses, from where you already enjoy a fantastic view. Then you take the last, somewhat challenging section up to the summit of the 1.991 meter high Grießenkareck in attack. Together with the whole family you have now almost climbed a two-thousandth - what an uplifting feeling, what a view!The descent to the Grießenkaralmen takes place in this tour variant along a contemplative climb over the "Saukarriedel".Tip:
    With the Flachau Summer Card (you can get it for free from your Flachau landlord), you can enjoy a free ride up and down the mountain railways for a minimum stay of two nights.

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    Intermediate
    03:04
    5.44 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Under the motto "one way and many good wishes" begins this theme trail on the edge of the forest, just a little way above the church of Flachau.
    Through the curved wooden arch that represents the entrance portal, your path leads you first through beautiful, sparse coniferous forest. Ferns, Moose and every now and then a delicate flower greeting along the way accompany you as well as lovingly designed panels with many good wishes. For example, you read "I wish you lightness. Make yourself comfortable and send your worries to heaven. They should move on, like clouds. "
    An old, hollowed-out tree - the so-called "wish tree" - invites you to think very hard of your heart's desire and symbolically put it into the interior of the tree with a pine or spruce cone.
     
    At the highest point of the tour sits the wooden Hubertuskapelle at the edge of the forest. Here it pays off to stop. On the one hand because of the fantastic view of the Dachstein massif, on the other hand you will find next to the beautiful wooden chapel on a tree a box with a "wish book", in which you can gaug and also write your wishes. The nearby mountain inn Sattelbauer then invites you to a cozy rest, before you strengthened again wandered down into the valley.

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    Intermediate
    03:00
    3.88 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,650 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This tour is a real highlight: from the mountain inn Sattelbauer a beautiful trail leads you through the forest up to the Lackenalmen, probably one of the most beautiful alpine pastures in the region. If you look around for a moment, you can easily tell where this alpine pasture has its name from - at least if it is not too dry: in many small puddles and waters, the "paints", the landscape is beautifully reflected.A steeper climb takes you up to the summit of the Lackenkogel, which will reward you for your efforts with a gigantic view of the Enns Valley, the Dachstein Massif and the Hohe Tauern.On this hike, you can cover a whopping 810 meters - a challenging hike, for which you should allow enough time. At the beginning you can still strengthen yourself in the mountain inn Sattelbauer, en route the Lackenalm invites you for a stop. Take enough water and a snack - on top of the Lackenkogel you'll be glad. To start the tour, you can simply drive the car that you can park at the saddle maker.

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    Intermediate
    04:58
    7.93 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This tour starts at the chapel at the Gasthofalm in the valley of Flachauwinkl directly after the motorway exit. No sooner have you parked your car than you are already in the middle of the idyllic mountains. You march through dense, shady forests towards Unterbichlhütte. The path leads you through an idyllic alpine pasture with grazing cows and many beautiful impressions of the wonderful nature on the way to the Südwiener hut at 1,802 meters altitude, which emerges on a gentle path.Now it's time for a long rest before hiking up to the summit of the Spirzingers. A hollow path leads up through dense mountain pines. After about half an hour you reach a crossroads on the ridge of the mountain. If you go to the right, you walk directly to the Spatzeck. If you follow the ridge to the end, you will come to the summit cross of the Spirzingers at 2,065 meters, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views.Tip:
    Went hiked this tour is especially demanding for children - 830 meters are not without. But you can easily defuse the hike by staying overnight at the Südwiener Hütte, then wandering up to the summit early in the morning and catching the brilliant morning atmosphere there. This is how a hike becomes a real adventure!

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    Intermediate
    04:16
    7.73 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,275 ft
    2,175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This moderately difficult hike is a special experience that integrates a great service of the region around Flachau: the Sportweltbus. It runs daily from mid-June to mid-September in the entire Salzburger Sportwelt and Obertauern region and takes you to the starting point of this hike, among other things.Get off at the stop "Felseralm / Johanneswasserfall". A few steep steps lead down to the Johanneswasserfall, a real natural spectacle in which the roaring water rushes about 60 meters into the depths. You can even walk behind the waterfall, which is even more impressive.If you have enough of the water features, go on: You then hike to the Felseralm. A little later, a beautiful high-altitude hike starts along the Hirschwandsteig to the Südwienerhütte - on the way you can enjoy a fantastic mountain panorama.After a leisurely stop at the hut, we will continue via Unterpleißling down to Flachauwinkl. From there you can drive back to Flachau on the Sportweltbus.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    31.9 mi
  • Duration
    19:01 h
  • Elevation
    9,575 ft