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Salzburg's peaks & Kitzbuhel Alps 8-day Walking Tour Level 3

  • 8days
  • Austria

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High Altitude Routes in Pinzgau & Pillerseetal Walking Tour

Experience a week full of hiking in the most beautiful hiking region of the Salzburger Land, the Pinzgau with its famous holiday resorts Zell am See and Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Furthermore. Do not miss the opportunity to take a trip to the idyllic valley of the Pillersee in the Tyrol! Every day an impressive mountain backdrop greets you, every day a new mountain range, starting at Steinernen Meer along the rugged tops of the Leogang and Lofer mountains to the Kitzbühel Alps and the Pinzgau meadows and mountains. The glorious highlight of this hiking week is the view over more than 30 mountains, more than 3000 m in altitude which are situated along the Pinzgau mountain route. You can see the „König Glockner“, the Kitzsteinhorn-Glacier, High and Low Tauern and the Bavarian Alps! You are also treated to some fine local delicacies such as the Pinzgau Bladln, Nidaiand Buchteln ensuring your energy reserves are restored quickly and with lots of flavour.

Character: Level 3

Mountain Hiking. Beautiful high routes on well-maintained paths and forest roads. Tour requires good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6 hours as well as sure-footedness on just a few sections. In some cases comfortable alternative routes are possible. We suggest this tour to everyone who likes the alpine pasture scenery and beautiful views.

Included in the Pinzgau & Pillerseetal Walking Tour:

  • 7 overnight stays in selected category, breakfast included
  • i evening meal (Fieberbrunn)
    Luggage transfer
    Welcome meeting
    Transfer Pillsersee Hochfilzen on Day 5
    Cable car fare Schattberg
    Cable car fare Schmittenhöhebahn
    Sommerjoker-Car (cable car rides, guided tours, outdoor pool and much more)
    Carefully elaborated route description
    Detailed travel and tour documents
    GPs-data is available

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Zell am See, from there a short bus or taxi ride. Cost approx. EUR 15 per taxi to Maishofen
    Parking: free hotel car park available, no reservation required


  • Any visitors taxes are not included in the tour price and payable on site!
    Bus rides (Saalfelden–Weißbach, Zell am See–Maishofen), approx. EUR 9 per person
  • Half board (6 x dinners) available at 125 EUR
  • Departures on Saturdays and Sundays, other days on request

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  • Day 1

    Individual journey to Maishofen / surroundings

  • Day 2

    From Maishofen / surroundings to Maria Alm

    You start with a marvellous tour over the Kammereggalm to the Schwalbenwand, the famous double top of the Pinzgau meadow mountains. An impressive hiking tour with unforgetable views of differently shaped peaks are to be expected. A path through the forest Hofer Plattl leads you to Hinterreit for a break and snack and then past the chapel of peace to Maria Alm, an idyllic pilgrimage destination and farming village. Details: approx. 3 (valley hike) to 6 hours (summit hike) | 16 km | +1220 m -1190 m.

  • Day 3

    From Maria Alm to Saalfelden/Weißbach

    Through meadows you will follow the trails of pilgrims before the path takes you across a wonderful moorland on your way to the rugged mountain tops of the Steinerne Meer (stoney sea). On several high altitude routes with beautiful views up to the Steinalm, a sunny upland pasture with a cabin where you can stop by. The descent follows a steep path which leads you to a striking hermitage. Via the knight's castle Lichtenberg you walk into the the historic town of Saalfelden. Details: approx. 4 to 5 hours | 13 km | + 720 m -780 m

  • Day 4

    From Saalfelden/Weißbach to Pillerseetal

    From the ravine Vorderkaser in Weißbach, you will follow gurgeling streams on a diverse path to the heavenly situated hill pasture Hochkaser. This isolated pass traverse will lead you from the steep tops of the Leogang and Lofer mountains to the Tyrolian side. Via the Niederkaseralm and through the valley Griesel, the path goes along a wild and romantic riverbed into the wonderful valley of Pillersee with the backdrop of the Lofer mountains. Details: approx. 5,5 to 6 hours | 18 km | +840 m-720 m.

  • Day 5

    From Pillerseetal to Saalbach-Hinterglemm

    Via lush meadows and with a view of the Kitzbühel Alps, you walk into a deep valley from where a comfortable path under the dangling cable cars of the Magnesitenbergwerk (a mine) leads you up to the Burgeralm. After a rustic stop and after being well inivgorated by the best dessert called 'Buchteln', you walk downhill on a wonderful forest path and on a high-up route to the famous holiday resort Saalbach-Hinterglem. Or would you like to climb one of the numerous appealing mountain tops? Details: approx. 4,5 to 5,5 hours | 16 km | +990 m -920 m.

  • Day 6

    Mountain pastures loop tour

    Enjoy a day off in the sport region, benefit from one of the services of your Joker-Card or take a comfortable circular walk at the end of the valley. The trail leads you past the Forsthof alp to the Saal alp and on to the Lindling alp, where a suspension bridge leads to the Baumzipfelweg. Enjoy a glass of buttermilk in an alpine hut and enjoy the panoramic view of the Glemmtal valley. Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 10 km | + 500 m - 500 m

  • Day 7

    From Saalbach-Hinterglemm to Maishofen / surroundings

    On your final day one of the most beautiful high altitude routes of the Alpes can be expected! From Saalbach you take the cable car to the Schattenberg, where you start your tour on the Pinzgauer Spaziergang (Pinzgau stroll). At an altitude of approx. 2000m with marvelous views of the surrounding mountain tops, you continue your way towards Schmittenhöhe. Here you can once again enjoy the fascinating 360 degree views of more than 30 mountains with an altitute of more than 3000m. Take the cable car down into Zell am See and the bus back to Maishofen. Details: approx. 6 hours | 17 km | +450 m-490 m.

  • Day 8

    Individual departure or extra days

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