Romantic winter hiking and snowshoeing in Salzburg
Sun and snow – a perfect combination.
Enjoy the white of winter and feel the warming rays of the sun on your face. Over 100 km of cleared winter hiking trails await you on the Salzburg sun terrace. Our hiking trails are easy to walk on and can be easily reached with the sun terrace bus that connects our villages. A stop in the warm parlour is a must during an extended winter hike in the Salzburger Land. Impressed by the splendid, heavenly panorama, for example, one stops at the cosy and rustic Kathialm.
Snowshoeing is a very special way to experience the Salzburg sun terrace. In winter you can visit the alpine pastures, enjoy the clear air of the healing climate, the peace and quiet and the magnificent view. Depending on your physical condition, we offer various hikes with different walking times (2-3 hours).
Winter hiking on the Salzburg sun terrace
The most beautiful winter hikes in the Pongau can of course be found on the Salzburg sun terrace. Our three sunny villages of St. Veit, Schwarzach and Goldegg await you with leisurely and sporty tours on paths that are always well cleared. Here are some of our favourites for romantic and challenging winter hiking in the Salzburger Land:
This comfortable walk through the region begins at the Kinderalm car park near the Schweigekloster in St. Veit. During this one and a half hour tour you will find numerous resting oases – perfect to enjoy the beautiful nature to the full.
Kinderalm – Arlberghof
The Kinderalm is also the starting point for a longer hike with a magnificent view. Hike in the direction of Rettenebenalm, then continue along a forest path to Arlberghof in St. Johann. Retour is possible with public transport. From the Kinderalm you can also walk comfortably to St. Veit in about one hour. Attention: If there is a lot of snow, we recommend snowshoes for parts of this route – ask at the tourist office.
Short but intensive: In about two hours you walk along the road with a moderate incline from the Vorderploin farm in Goldegg and then along forest paths to the hiking trail in the direction of the Meislstein chapel. Depending on the snow conditions, this route can bring minor challenges, but the view of the Hochkönig massif is beautiful.
Salzburg Alpine Trail
Some stages of the Salzburger Almenweg are also cleared in winter. We recommend the section towards Lend, which begins at the Meislstein chapel and offers a magnificent mountain panorama. Also through the Hochegg leads a cleared, albeit somewhat more demanding path.
Winter hiking in the Salzburger Land for connoisseurs
Even outside the Salzburg Sun Terrace, great routes of various types and degrees of difficulty await you. The St. Johann / Alpendorf region in particular is something we can particularly recommend to you. Among others, you can hike along the following paths:
Along the two banks of the Salzach, St. Johanns in the Pongau, several paths lead to Schwarzach and Bischofshofen. In total, you will be thrilled by the 25 km of cleared winter hiking trails along the river banks. Numerous rest stops and guesthouses have everything for a pleasurable stop in between.
You start in the town centre of St. Johann and enjoy a walk towards Knoten Nord. Walk along the Stefflmoosstraße past chapels and farms, then across the family slope of the Hahnbaum ski area and back towards the town centre. A staircase with approx. 200 steps awaits you shortly before you reach your destination – what a final spurt!
Apropos family ski area: This medium-difficulty, approx. two-hour winter hike runs from the town centre of St. Johann over mountainous terrain right through the middle of the small but fine winter sports region. The hiking trail towards Hahnbaumalm passes several picturesque farms. By the way, you can race back to the centre for free on the toboggan run. It is also partly illuminated at night.
Experience our fascinating winter landscapes in a unique way. It’s only possible on snowshoes.
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