Hiking Holiday in Gastein

Get into your hiking boots and out into nature - explore the Gastein mountains!

As soon as the sun has melted the last snow and the flowers start to bloom, you are drawn out into nature and up the mountain? Understandable, because there are not many places where you can switch off, come to rest and really enjoy your hiking holiday. In Gastein, over 600 km of hiking trails with numerous stages are waiting to be explored! From the Gastein Trail to great circular hiking trails to theme trails and panorama trails - a nature experience for a special kind of hiking trip. Let the hiking holiday come!


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Gastein Trail
Gastein Trail
Gentle meadows, imposing peaks and cultivated Alpine pastures
Hiking along water
Hiking along water
Mountain lakes, waterfalls and thermal waters - discover tours now!
Hiking with GASTI
Hiking with GASTI
GASTI accompanies you through your family holiday
Guided Hikes
Guided Hikes
Hiking theme paths
Hiking theme paths
Discover Gasteins themed hiking trails.
Adventure mountains
Adventure mountains
For families and adventurers, for intrepid explorers and outdoor fans.
Via ferratas
Via ferratas
You want to go high up and feel the rough rock under your fingers?
Salzburger Almenweg
Salzburger Almenweg
Hike leisurely from hut to hut and enjoy delicacies at the rustic mountain huts.

The most beautiful mountain huts in Salzburger Land

Gasteiner Wandernadel - Hiking is rewarded in Gastein!

In Gasteinertal you can earn hiking pins in 9 performance levels. Whether acquired with the good old hiking pass or in digital form with the SummitLynx app, the hiking pin is a nice souvenir of the shared mountain tours. Every mountain hut, every mountain, every tour in the hiking region Gastein has a certain number of points. What do you have to do for it? Simply hike and collect stamps and thus points at the huts and mountains.

Safety Tips:

  1. Let others know your intended hiking route before you leave 
  2. Don't push yourself too far or too hard. Adapt your planned route to your physical stamina and drink water regularly
  3. Pay close attention to weather conditions and severe weather warnings     
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and freezing conditions. Always take a jacket providing protection from the wind   
  5. Bring along equipment that will allow you to help yourself and others   
  6. Select safe routes and don't be reckless   
  7. Prepare for your hike with the help of a map and compass. Always know your exact location  
  8. There's never any shame in turning back
  9. Pace yourself. Take a break at a mountain hut if needed   
  10. Save the emergency numbers in your phone

Questions and answers

How are the paths marked?

The hiking trails in Gastein are marked with yellow hiking signs and red-white-red markings. Do not leave marked trails and turn back if you have lost the marking.

What all should I take with me on a hike?

Sufficient water and a small snack are indispensable - especially in spring and autumn, when not all alpine pastures are open yet. Also, make sure you have enough weather and sun protection with you - the weather can change quickly in the Austrian mountains. A hiking map to scale for all eventualities or just for exploring is an advantage. Sticks for walking downhill are also recommended, as the descent can often be more strenuous than the ascent.

What shoes should I wear?

Hiking or mountain boots with good tread sole are absolutely necessary. Ankle-hugging shoes are an advantage (twisting around). Please note that in case of insufficient footwear during guided hikes, it is at the discretion of the hiking guide whether you will be taken along.

How do I behave properly with cows/grazing livestock?

Special care is required for mother cows with calves! The mother wants to protect her young and reacts particularly sensitively to any stroking or approaching. Keeping your distance is especially important. It is best to walk slowly and calmly past the animal. To visually gain the necessary respect, you can carry a stick with you. Dogs must always be kept on a leash. Cattle and horses perceive dogs as a particular danger. Do not feed animals!