The diverse nature in Saalfelden Leogang is something to behold: The mighty sight of the Steinernes Meer (rocky sea), the lush alpine meadows or the omnipresent panorama of the Leogang Mountains. However, the terrain here is not entirely steep. In addition to the obligatory summit climbs, there are leisurely family hikes and panoramic trails that are easy to reach by cable car. You will also be impressed by the warmth of the hosts and the delicious Pinzgau specialties when you stop for a bite to eat at a restaurant in a town or in one of the mountain huts. This is a perfect area for those who want to explore this beautiful part of the Alps on foot.
In this Collection, we’ve put together eight Tours comprising six different types of hikes. From a leisurely three-kilometer (1.8 mile) walk on easy trails and over gentle grassy hills to a steep summit hike which requires surefootedness to bring you up to 1,400 metres (4,600 feet) – everything is included.
For alpine hikers, we have prepared a Tour to the Passauer Hütte and the Riemannhütte mountain inns, each with a challenging profile and limitless far-reaching views. If the panoramas are more important to you than alpine challenges then the Saalachtaler Höhenweg (Sallach Valley Ridgeway) is an ideal choice. If you like to explore, check out the short hike to the Birnbach Glacier, the lowest glacier in Central Europe. If you are travelling with children or love storytelling, we recommend discovering the beautifully located alpine pastures where you find refreshments and all kinds of exciting things for the kids. We also introduce you to the legend of the Miller’s Fox (Müllerfuchs).
Whatever type of hiker you are, you will find a world full of spectacular nature, sporting challenges and leisurely relaxation. With the famous Steinernes Meer plateau ahead and the many highlights that this region has to offer, you’ll get your money’s worth here.
You have alpine experience, you love rugged mountains and you want the sweat to flow in rivers? Then the hike to the Passauer Hütte in the Leoganger Steinberge is ideal for you. It is a difficult, alpine hike for which you have to be sure-footed and persistent. For this she rewards you with magnificent views and at the destination with a lot of hut flair.The approximately eleven kilometer hike first takes you over a shady forest path and then exposed terrain, until you finally reach the Passauer Hütte via an exposed path in the middle of the rocks. It is possible to stop for a break in the hut and, after prior registration, to stay overnight (passauer-huette.de) From here you can reach the surrounding peaks and via ferratas for further hikes.
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You have a little hiking experience, everyone is good on foot and a stroller is no longer needed. The hike can be varied and allow many breaks. In addition, there should be rustic food and play facilities at the destination. Then the three-kilometer hike to the Steinalm is just the thing and ideal for families and those looking for relaxation. The Steinalm even houses some typical alpine animals that keep you company when you rest.The tour starts at the Bürgerau Saalfelden car park. From there it first goes uphill over a shady forest path and then through meadows to the Steinalm. A nature trail leads along the hiking trail that provides information about the forest, alpine pastures and the limestone high Alps. Both the habitats and the flora and fauna found there are described on the educational boards. In addition, the path leads past the Kühloch, a special highlight with geological significance.
For the approximately six-kilometer hike to the Riedlalm, it is best to bring some hiking experience with you. The stroller can stay at home today because everyone is good on foot. The route is varied, invites you to take a break in many beautiful places and the alpine hut awaits you in one of the most beautiful places with delicious food and games.The wonderful hike at the foot of the Leogang Steinberge starts at the Badhaus in Leogang. From there you hike behind the bridge to the right over a wide path towards Schlemmeralm through meadows and deep green forests.Perhaps you will also discover one of the forest swings. They are part of the simple hiking concept, which can be found throughout the region with stick sharing, forest swings and 360 degree benches. Try them out and be surprised by the new perspectives.
The destination of the hike doesn't really matter, because it's about the stories that you can tell. If you think so, then the hike to the Müllerfuchs is just right for you. The story features everything that a good film needs: a villain, a hero, an animal and almost a happy ending. The easy hike is also suitable for families without prams and is perfect for combining an exciting story and movement.On this tour you hike from the center of Leogang on rustic forest paths up to the Müllerfuchs, the wooden outline of a fox's head. It is a nice, easy hike and ideal for families who have been to the mountains several times. From the Steinbergstadion, the path leads you through the district of Sinning. You follow the yellow hiking signs, you will soon reach the forest and then hike over a meadow path directly to the legendary fox.
The hustle and bustle bothers you and you just want to escape the world for a moment. It can be a little more spiritual and a beautiful panorama would also be wonderful. Have you ever been to a hermitage? Sounds a lot like a church and actually this place, high above Saalfelden, is maintained by the church. From April to October it is still inhabited by a hermit, even though the place is not connected to the electricity or water network.The easy hike leads idyllically through a forest to the hermitage. Once at the top you have enough space and time to come to yourself and enjoy the peace and quiet. The view over the Saalfelden basin to Lake Zell and the Alps is fabulous and you will hardly be able to get enough of it. It is particularly beautiful here at sunset, when the mountains seem like giants that gather around the valley.