Hiking Holiday in Radstadt
The ideal location for your hiking holiday in Salzburgerland
Whether you wish to see spring awakening, enjoy the warm summer days, or take in the beautiful autumn colours, whatever the season in Salzburgerland, there is always something to enchant you. The best seat in the house is up in the mountains, looking out in every direction, but which will be your favourite?
The Hotel Stegerbräu is your ideal home from home for a hiking holiday. The 3 star Hotel is close to countless hiking destinations in the Radstadt Tauern mountains and indeed throughout Salzburger Sportworld. These regions alone offer 1000 km of signposted trails. Take advantage of being so close to the Schladming-Dachstein Region in neighbouring Styria. Look forward to exploring the impressive mountains, high plateaus and summer pastures, with the fresh air recharging your batteries, the enchanting views rebalancing your soul and the charming mountain lakes in their idylic valleys adding to your relaxation.
The hiking paradise of Salzburgerland & Schladming-Dachstein region
Tours for gentle cruisers, families & mountain addicts
Mountaineers love exploring the many summits in this region under their own steam. In Salzburgerland and the Schladming-Dachstein region there are so many routes to choose from, many of which are circuits, ranging from flat valley tours, walks through the foothills and along the ridgelines to routes for experienced mountaineers only. Those who like climbing, will love the high number of via ferrata routes, for every level. If you are not looking to scale these dizzying heights, there are plenty of paths for families of all ages, following and crossing rivers, up through the forests or through the beautiful summer pastures. If you are here just to relax then take a gentle stroll along the Enns river to one of the huts. Many of the summer farms can be reached by car, so everyone gets enjoy the great food, hospitality and views. Don’t forget our wonderful gorges, canyons, waterfalls and mountain lakes that are just waiting for you to discover them.
Ideal hiking destinations for those reaching the summits
- Rossbrand at 1,768 m – Radstadt’s landmark mountain
- Lackenkogel in Altenmarkt & summits in Zauchensee as well as Obertauern
- Canyon trail (Wilde Wasser in Rohrmoos – Untertal)
- Tappenkar Lake in Kleinarl – Hike up to the highest mounatin lake in the eastern alps
- Radstadt is on the Salzburg Alm trail
Walks for families with kids
- Activity mountains, i.e. Rittisberg in Ramsau, Geisterberg in St. Johann – Alpendorf, Wagraini’s up on Grafenberg etc.
- Discovery Trails
- Themed trails with games & activity stations
An entertaining hiking pleasure for young and old, that playfully quenches the thirst for movement, yet is instructive. Some are also suitable for prams.
If you would like to plan some days out on these trails or you are curious about what is on offer then please click on the links below.
Radstadt’s hiking bus to Rossbrand Ridge
Visiting our landmark mountain, Rossbrand, at 1,768 m above sealevel, should be part of everyone’s holiday in Radstadt especially in summer. The full 360’ panoramic views cover 150 alpine peaks and are very impressive when the weather is clear. For ease of identification, the peaks are marked on information boards. A lovely way to mark your visit is with a break in the Radstädter Hut, which offers home-made cakes, regional dishes and drinks. From mid-May to mid-October, there is Frühschoppen (early drinks!!) every Sunday from 11.30 am, with live folk music from local musicians.
From Radstadt, it is a 4 hour walk approx. to the top of Rossbrand. If that is too much then the mountain road is suitable for cars, motorbikes or mountainbikes.
The easiest way to reach the summit though is with the Radstadt hiking bus.
Radstadt hiking bus timetable
- Normally runs from the first week in June until approx. mid October
- Every Thursday, 3x a day from the Radstadt Post Office up to Rossbrand and back
- Parking available for shorter walks approx. 15 mins below the ridgeline
- € 1,- per trip with the Radstadt guestcard
Salzburger Sportworld Bus
During the summer months (approx. end of June to end of September) the Sportworld hiking bus runs between the different hiking areas, taking you comfortably to the start of many hikes and then bringing you home again for just € 1 per trip. The routes run throughout the Salzburger Sportworld region (apart from St. Johann). From Radstadt, you can access Altenmarkt-Eben-Filzmoos, Flachau-Flachauwinkl, Wagrain-Kleinarl as well as Untertauern-Obertauern with the Sportworld bus.
Reaching the heights with the lifts
With lift-assisted hiking you glide effortlessly up into the high alpine pastures, to a tourist attraction or kid’s activity mountain. Sometimes you reach the mountain restaurant, viewing platform, a suspension bridge, a scenic lake or kid’s adventure trail right from the top of the lift, some require a bit more effort! Using the lift to take a ridgeline summit walk, a sporty tour or just a gentle cruise up in the mountains. The descent can be made with the lift, a summer toboggan, a mountain cart or even a mountainbike! Naturally you can also walk down.
Summer lifts in the 5 Ski Amadé regions
The Ski amadé lifts are open from late spring to at least mid September in good weather, some even stay open as late as mid October when possible.
The Dachstein Glacier Experience
A really special day out is a visit to the Dachstein Glacier– a natural paradise that is far from the daily grind, surrounded by the rocky peaks of the Dachstein Massif. Even the ride up there on the Dachstein-Panorama gondola is a treat. High above the clouds, you will find plenty to keep young and old amused with Dachstein suspension bridge, the Sky Walk, the Ice Palace or the Stairway to Nowhere to name a few. For breathtaking views and a real adrenaline rush, try one of the hiking tours, via-ferrata routes or attractive mountain climbing areas, all accessible from the top station at 2,700 m.
Information about the summer lifts in the region
There are summer lift brochures available that have prices, opening times and offers. The Dachstein Glacier is a very popular attraction and you need to reserve your trip on the gondola in advance to guarantee a place. The team at the 3 star Hotel Stegerbräu are happy to help you.
Discovery walk & guided hike
Radstadt’s guests can enjoy a free guided hike as part of their weekly package. (from approx. mid June to mid October): Once the week (mostly on Wednesday) the Radstadt guide invited to a hiking tour in or near Radstadt. You will be informed at place about the kind of hike and we provide you with all deatails at place. You can further sign in for the offerd hike directly at Hotel Stegerbräu.
Your hiking service in the 3 star hotel Stegerbräu
So that you find choosing your ideal holiday activities easier from the wide range on offer, the Stegerbräu Team have plenty of tips, hiking recommendations and brochures available before and during your stay.
Hiking poles are available to borrow for free (subject to availability). You can create your own packed lunch from the breakfast buffet, which is part of the Breakfast-Plus-Board