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 begin 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 vacation. In Gastein, over 600 km of hiking trails with numerous stages are waiting to be explored! Starting with the Gastein Trail and great circular hiking trails to themed trails and panoramic trails - a nature experience for a hiking trip of a special kind. The hiking vacation can come!
In the Gastein Valley you can acquire hiking pins in 9 performance levels. Whether acquired with the good old hiking pass or in digital form with the SummitLynx App erworben, the hiking pin is a nice souvenir of the shared mountain tours. Every alpine pasture, every mountain, every tour in the Gastein hiking region 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.
For the first time there is the possibility to participate in the Gastein Hike Summer Challenge.
The aim is to climb the golden, silver or bronze Gastein Hike Summer pin in the period from 1.6. to 30.9.2023. Your performance will be rewarded with great prizes.
As part of the Hohe Tauern National Park between Carinthia and Salzburger Land, you will find a particularly unspoiled and intact natural paradise on 600 kilometers of hiking trails. In this nature park marmots cavort between alpine roses and the oldest Swiss stone pine stand in Austria. Great stages with wonderful altitude meters and routes for long-distance hikers or even day tours await you when hiking in Gastein. Knowledge transfer with fun and games is sought for the vacation with children? Here the adventure mountains are perfect for families. Great other hiking offers are waiting for you.
As a hiking region awarded with the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality , the necessary quality of infrastructure and trail network in the Salzburg hiking region is not neglected.
Inform others about your hiking route before you start
Be aware of rapid weather changes and severe weather warnings
Always take a windproof jacket
Do not forget your first aid kit in case someone gets injured
Choose safe routes and avoid recklessness
Prepare for the tour with the help of maps and compass. Always know your position
There is no shame in turning around
Divide your strength well, stop at a hut if necessary
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.
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.
Hiking or mountain boots with a good profile 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.
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!
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