High-altitude hiking and dining
Known as one of the best walking resorts in Austria, Saalbach boasts over 400km of marked hiking trails that cross the undulating green slopes of the Pinzgau Grass Mountains and the craggy edges of the Kitzbühel Alps.
For those who relish a challenge, take the Seven Summits trail up the region’s highest mountains for a once-in-a-lifetime alpine view. Meanwhile, Montelino’s Adventure path will entertain children for hours with its compelling story-quest and interactive activities.
No walk is complete without a slap-up meal afterwards, and over 40 mountain huts line the trails, providing much needed refreshments after a long hike. The Panorama-Alm hut is the home to gourmet local cuisine, a natural swimming pool and activities including birds of prey training and yodeling. It’s worth visiting Saalbach for this place alone.
Saalbach is incredibly well-connected. Linked to other nearby resorts through a free hiking bus that travels through the region. The Noddy train, a tractor pulling carriages, provides a quaint way to the end of the Glenn valley. There are also four cable car routes that can transport you to the nearby mountains.
Despite its unspoilt surroundings, Saalbach is easy to reach by bus, train or plane. It’s located 90 minutes’ from Salzburg Airport, and is connected by a holiday shuttle that will drop you off right outside your hotel. There’s no excuse not to visit, and once you have, it’ll be hard to stay away.