Nature experiences and great companionship - what guided hiking tours in Gastein Valley are about.
Let's face it, a hike enjoyed with companions is twice as much fun. Every week, Gastein's local tourist offices organize a wide range of hikes led by professional mountain guides. appealing to experienced hikers and rookies alike. The easier hikes generally involve riding one way on the mountain lifts. During a Sunset Hike, you will have the opportunity to experience what is probably the most beautiful sunset in the Alps, watching as the sky turns a vivid orange, fiery red and then deep purple. Already longing for the mountains? What's more, the region is home to a range of nature paths dotted with info boards on themes such as wild herbs, pine trees and mushrooms, definitely providing plenty of extra "brain food" for every curious hiker.
Are you already a trail-hardened hiker and do you look forward to every added meter of vertical gain during your all-day hike? In that case, the more remote peaks and challenging trails in Gastein Valley are sure to be ideal for you. And there's no better way to discover them than with the help of a local mountain guide, someone who knows the area like the back of their hand and has good instincts for the changing weather conditions. That way, you can be sure you are in safe, reliable hands.
Did you come to Gastein on your own? If so, why not sign up for a guided hike and meet others who share your love for hiking? Exchange experiences from previous hikes and mountain adventures with each other. Listen to the stories your guide has to tell, and maybe even pick up a few insider tips. Don't hold back with your questions! Our local mountain guides know the plant and animal world of the Hohe Tauern mountains really well, and which species you are likely to encounter. Who knows, with a little bit of luck you might be the first to catch sight of marmots, chamois or even an imposing bearded vulture!
Regardless of which hike you decide to go on, you are sure to really enjoy your timeout here in Gastein.