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. With the numerous top spots to be discovered while hiking in Radstadt, it is hard to decide on just one favourite spot.
The Hotel Stegerbräu , right in the centre of Radstadt, 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, idyllic mountain plateaus and easily walkable 2000-metre peaks.
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.
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 or you take the hiking bus up to Rossbrand, 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.
Some tips for summit hikes
- 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
- Südwienerhütte, Spirzinger and Spazeck
- Radstadt is on the Salzburg Alm trail
Walks for families with kids
- Activity mountains, i.e. Rittisberg in Ramsau, Geisterberg, Wagraini’s Grafenberg
- Alles Alm – Gnadenalm with the Johannis-Waterfall
- Themed trails with games & activity stations
- Bürgerbergalm in Radstadt
- Hofalmen in Filzmoos
- KITIWAPF – kids adventure path in Eben
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 sea level, 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 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 more comfortable way is to “climb up” with the Radstadt hiking bus, which takes you to just below the summit. From the parking place, there is only a short walk of about 15-20 minutes up to the summit.
The Radstadt Hiking Bus usually runs from around the beginning of June to mid-October, on Mondays and Thursdays, 3 times a day from the post-office to the Rossbrand and back again. From the car park it is then only a 20-minute walk to the Rossbrand plateau. The best thing about it: your guest card is also your € 1 hiking bus ticket.
Salzburger Sportworld Bus
During the summer months, the Sportwelt Bus runs daily from 1 May to 2 November between the villages of the Salzburg Sporwelt and you can use this service also for only €1 each way. From Radstadt, you can access Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Eben, Filzmoos, Flachau-Flachauwinkl, Wagrain-Kleinarl as well as Untertauern and Obertauern. Ideal for leaving the car behind and going shopping, visiting events in the neighbouring towns, going to the Therme Amadé or to reach hiking destinations easily or to be taken to the starting point for further hikes.
Timetables for the Salzburger Sportwelt Bus or Radstädter Wanderbus can be found online. The timetable for the Radstädter Wanderbus is also shown in the Radstadt holiday guide and available on the pin board at Hotel Stegerbräu.
Good to know: dogs are taken along on a leash and with a muzzle. The regular minimum fare applies for the four-legged friend.
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. Many paths at the mountain stations are suitable for prams.
Perhaps the mountain station is already your destination: a mountain restaurant, a viewing platform, a suspension bridge, or a scenic lake or a kid’s adventure trail.
Start sporty tours from the mountain station, climb peaks or go on short pleasure hikes. The descent can be made with the lift, a summer toboggan, a mountain cart or even a mountain bike!
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.
- Grafenbergbahn Wagrain
- Alpendorf-Gondelbahn with Geisterberg
- Starjet I + II in Flachau
- G-Link in Wagrain
- Grossberg-Vierersesselbahn in Filzmoos
- Flying Mozart in Wagrain
- Panoramabahn Großarltal
- Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen
- Planai Bahn Schladming
- Rittisbergbahn Ramsau
- Dachstein Ramsau
- Preunegg Jet Reiteralm
- Schladminger Tauern Seilbahn
- Gabühel Dienten
- Bürglalm Dienten
- Dorfjet Natrun Maria Alm
- Hochmaisbahn Hinterthal
- Sommerrodelbahn Biberg
- Kabinenbahn Karbachalm
- Schlossalm Gastein
- Stubnerkogel Gastein
- Graukogel Gastein
- Fulseck Dorfgastein
Find here a few tips for cable car hiking and for family adventures on the mountains around Radstadt. Details of all 26 cable cars in the 5 regions can be found under “Summer lifts in Ski Amadé, including current operating times and lift ticket prices.
- There is an adventure playground with the Alpine Animal Champion cup as soon as you reach the top of the lift as well as the Gamskogel hut.
- The slightly higher Seekarsee can be reached in just 30 minutes on foot.
- From the top of the lift, there are further hikes including the 4-summit-tour.
- more than 30 adventure statons (paths suitable for prams)
- There is water fun at Grafenberg lake
- also a bouldering wall, a barefoot path, swings in the forest and so much more
- an easy hike is the ascent to the Sonntagskogel.
Lift Assisted Hiking in Obertauern – our special tip for midsummer with breathtaking mountain panoramas (from July to September)
The Sportwelt Bus takes you to Obertauern for just € 1 each way (with our guest-card). The 10-seater gondola takes you up to the alpine pastures and the starting points for beautiful hikes. A highlight is the Grünwald Lake (rowing and pedal boats) or you can continue with the Hochalm 6-seater chairlift to the Hochsee lake. The more adventurous can rent the Mountain Skyver at the base station of the Grünwaldkopf lift and whiz down into the valley. Mountain bikes, prams and dogs are also transported.
- an exciting day out on and around the Gernkogel, 1.767 m above sea level, which promises fun for the whole family.
- In the ghost village you get to awaken your spooky side at the 40 or so stations.
- Safe hiking trails are mostly suitable for prams and lead to water features, climbing towers, swings and slides as well as to the ghost castle.
The Grießenkar is Flachau’s local mountain. The Star Jet 1 and 2 will take you straight up the mountain, depending on where you want to hike.
- For real mountain enthusiasts there is a beautiful circular hike that first leads to the Grießenkareck with its great views, then to the Saukarfunkel (the Flachau mountain of the Salzburg summit game), then on to the Frauenalm and via the Grießenkar alms back to the mountain station.
- There is also an easier circular route as well as family-friendly hikes
- Children love discovering the Floris adventure trail
The Flying Mozart gondola is located in Wagrain and also runs in 2 sections to the Grießenkareck and the Kogelalm pasture ara. The mountain station is also the starting point for the themed trail to the Rupert lake and for high-altitude hikes to Kleinarl via the Salzburg Almenweg.
From summer 2024, the BIKE PARK WAGRAIN will be available again.
Discovery walk & guided hike
Radstadt’s guests can enjoy a free guided hike as part of the weekly holiday programme from the tourist office. In the period from the end of June to the beginning of October, a guided hike in Radstadt or the surrounded area is on offer – once the week (in summer 2023 on Thursday). You will always find the weekly programme on the pin-board at the Hotel Stegerbräu with information about the kind of hike and all details. You can further sign in for the offered hike directly at Hotel Stegerbräu.
A visit to the Dachstein Glacier is particularly impressive – a natural paradise far away from everyday life, surrounded by the rugged cliffs of the Dachstein massif.
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.
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.
Good to know: from May to September, a gondola reservation (online) is required to visit the Dachstein Glacier. This does not buy you a ticket – it just secures you a place in the gondola. Access to the glacier is via a toll road. Then simply validate the gondola ticket before exiting, and you won’t pay a toll. In summer 2023, it will be possible to visit the Dachstein until 5 9 – after that, the renovation work on the mountain station will begin.
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). From a stay of at least 2 nights, you can create your own packed lunch from the breakfast buffet, which is part of the Breakfast-Plus-Board