Tag vandreskoene på og ud i naturen! Udforsk Gasteiner-bjergene ved en vandretur.
Tager du ud i naturen og op på bjerget så snart solen får den sidste sne til at smelte og blomsterne begynder at blomstre? Det er forståeligt. Der findes ikke mange steder, hvor man bedre kan glemme sin fulde mødekalender og rigtigt nyde sommerferien. På ruten af den nybyggede Gastein-sti oplever du eksempelvis dalen og dens unikke facetter.
Som del af nationalparken Hohe Tauern finder du på 600 vandrekilometer et særdeles uberørt og uskadt naturparadis. Her tumler sig murmeldyr mellem alperoser og Østrigs ældste cikadebestand. Lav en pause ved en af de reflekterende bjergsøer, og lyt til biernes summen. Observer hvordan rovfugle flyver i kredser og pludselig ved en imponerende styrtflyvning fanger deres bytte.
Regionen har fået det østrigske kvalitetsmærke for vandringer, og også kvaliteten af infrastrukturen og vejnettet er i top. For dem som stræber højt og sportsligt vil tage fat på klippen, er klatrestierne den perfekte udfordring. Alle vandrestier findes også i trykt form i en egen vandrebrochure.
Meget god opsætning af skilte, vandrestier, velfungerende infrastruktur, serviceydelser som er rettet mod vandrernes behov og videreudviklingen af forskellige tilbud er blandt andet hjørnestenene af det østrigske kvalitetsmærke for vandringer. Som en af 11 østrigske regioner har Gastein opnået dette kvalitetsmærke.
Informer andre om jeres vandrerute inden i påbegynder turen
Tag jer i agt for vejrvarsler og pludselige vejrændringer
Tag altid en vindtæt jakke med
Glem ikke jeres førstehjælps kit i tilfælde af nogen kommer til skade
Vælg en sikker rute og bliv ikke overmodige
Forbered turen ved hjælp af kort og medbring altid et kompas på jeres tur. Kend altid jeres position
Der er ingen skam i at vende om
Konserver jeres styrke, og søg mod en hytte hvis nødvendigt
How should I deal in the correct manner with cows/calves?
Be especially cautious when you encounter cows with their calves! The mother will do everything to protect her young and will react strongly to stroking and the invasion of space. Keeping distance is especially important. It is best to pass the cattle calmly and quietly. Carry a stick of some sort. Always keep your dog on a lead, cattle and horses see dogs as a particular threat. Do not feed the animals!
How are the trails marked?
The hiking trails in Gastein are outlined with yellow signposts and red-white-red markings. Do not leave the marked trail and turn back if you have lost sight of the markings.
What should I take along with me on a hike?
Sufficient water and some small snacks are essential, especially in spring and autumn when not so many of the mountain huts are open. Also, make sure you have enough sun cream with you, as well as waterproof clothing as the weather can change quickly in the mountains. A true to scale hiking map, to be used for orientation or simply to look for worthwhile places to visit. Hiking poles are recommended, especially for the descent which can often be more tiring than the ascent.
What type of footwear is required?
Hiking or mountain boots with a good tread are essential. Ankle length boots an advantage. Please note that if joining a guided hike and your footwear is not suitable, it is at the discretion of the hiking guide whether you can participate in the hike.
With which hike should I start on my holiday?
At the start of your holiday, it is essential that you start with a short hike (for example the Gasteiner Höhenweg), so that you can assess your fitness level. Challenge yourself by going up steeper paths from time to time. The crucial dimension is not the length of the trail (km), but the altitude difference. While on a mountain hike at high altitude, Alpine experience, sure-footedness and a head for heights are vital.
Can my dog accompany me on a hike in Gastein?
In principle, dogs can be taken on hikes. When hiking with your dog, please ensure it is on the lead. If other animals (cows, horses) approach, take your dog off the lead – your dog will be much faster than the other animals and can quickly run away. On public transport (buses and also gondolas) a regulation is that dogs be on the lead and wear a muzzle.
Which hikes are especially recommended for families?
Particularly suitable are short hikes with possibilities for adventure and a worthy aim. The Bärenweg in Dorfgastein provides a route that is amusing with several play stations. The Astenalmen in Bad Gastein has a large play area and animals which the children can pet. For little one still in prams, walks that are not too steep are recommended as pushing a pram can be quite exhausting. Promenades and forest paths are recommended such as; Angertal, Sportgastein, Kötschachtal, Gasteiner Höhenweg, Achenpromenade.
On which hikes will I work up a sweat?
Motto: The more altitude, the better! Gastein has something to offer everyone: From strolls to Alpine mountain tours – from the valley floor to over 3,000 m. It is important that you make an early start for longer tours, as hiking at altitude in the midday heat is not recommended. In addition, you should ensure that you have enough water with you to replenish the body with lost fluids. Insider tip: Here in Gastein you can drink safely from the streams and mountain springs. A source of water is never too far away. Please be aware of grazing livestock nearby! Aim to take a break every 1½ hours and drink water.
Can I hike from hut to hut – in other words simply spend days up on the mountain without having to come back down to the valley?
Yes, this is something that can be easily done in Gastein. Take a hike along the west side of the valley, along lovely ridges and into a hidden landscape with a trail taking you from hut to hut, where you can forget about the stresses of everyday life. The Gastein Trail is well signposted and allows you to take in the beauty of the Gastein mountains from every angle.
What is an overnight stay in an Alpine hut like?
We recommend that you make a reservation in advance to be sure that you have somewhere to stay. An overnight stay will often be in a dormitory style room, but there also double rooms available.
What is the Gasteiner Hiking Pin?
The Gastein Hiking Pin is awarded to every hiker as a reward for his/her efforts and as motivation to continue. There are points awarded for each hike – the proof is required by way of a stamp which you will find at the respective mountain peaks or huts. From small children to Grandma and Grandpa – collecting points for the Gastein Hiking Pin is fun for all. Don’t worry, you don’t have to reach the required points for the pins all at once – your points are valid forever, that is they don’t expire. When you return to the Gastein Valley, you just continue collecting the points.
Where will I find suitable hiking maps?
For shorter walks and hikes, the free orientation map will suffice. The maps can be obtained from either your landlord or the Tourist Office. If you are planning a lengthier hike, a true to scale map is imperative – you can purchase one of these maps for a small charge from the Tourist Office.