The beautiful alpine landscape of the region of Salzburg invites you to walk, hike, climb and rock climb. Step by step, you will get closer to pristine nature.
Enjoy the magic of the mountains with impressive peaks, gentle valleys, blooming meadows and romantic mountain huts during your hiking holiday in Leogang. An extensive hiking and trail network for hiking in Leogang covers more than 400 kilometres and offers tours in all levels of difficulty. From the simple family hike to the summit trail and the alpine panorama trail, you will find what you are looking for. With the valley station of the Asitzbahn mountain lift, which is only a few steps from the Hotel Riederalm, you have a perfect entry into the alpine mountain world for your hiking holiday in Salzburg.
Countless hiking trails for all tastes and skill levels are just waiting to be discovered. Mountain lifts take you comfortably to the heights and to fascinating viewpoints. We will gladly give you information and tips for enjoyable hiking routes and exciting climbing tours.
You can also enjoy and discover the popular Asitz in Leogang at any season. The Riederalm Hotel is located right next to the Asitz in Leogang. In the snow-free time, the Asitz is a true adventure mountain for mountain bikers and downhillers, hikers and families, while in winter it is part of a limitless piste fun in the Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn. The massive and imposing mountain world in Leogang is known and fascinating. In the middle of it, the Asitz towers as the local mountain of Leogang and at its foot the Good Life Resort Riederalm - only 30 metres away from the entrance to the mountain lift.
The hike to the Sinnlehenalm alpine hut at an altitude of about 950 m is perfectly suitable for families with children with a length of about 1.5 hours and a length of just under 5 km. The route starts directly at the Hotel Riederalm to the Leoganger village centre, from where the climb to the alpine pasture starts on forest paths. On the way, the climbing efforts are rewarded with magnificent views of the Leoganger valley, the Steinberge mountains and the Birnhorn. Arriving at the hut with its own alpine pasture farm, it is best to treat yourself to an alpine snack. For those who are interested, there is a guided tour of their own alpine cheese dairy and plenty of cheese specialities to take away! A playground and above all the close contact with the alpine animals await the kids. If you want to go on a hike after the break, you can cross to the Jausenstation Huggenberg and the Biberg Saalfelden summer toboggan run.
Sinnlehenalm I 4.9 km I 1 hour 25 min I 149 metres
The hike up the Lindlalm alpine hut is especially recommended for pleasure hikers, because the Lindlalm is known for its homemade delicacies such as bread, sausages, grammel lard spread, other spreads, dumplings and Almwuz, as the Kaiserschmarrn is called here. The Lindlalm is located at an altitude of 1,500 m and can be reached from Leogang and the Hotel Riederalm in about 2.5 - 3 hours. In this case, about 700 metres of altitude can be climbed. Alternatively, a shorter variant with a walking time of only about 60 minutes can be chosen from the parking lot of the mine in the Leoganger Schwarzleo Valley. The route via the Saalachtal High Trail takes about 3.5 hours of time.
The easy hike to the Steinalm alpine hut via forest trails and alpine pastures is especially well suited for families and pleasure hikers. Let's start at the parking lot Bürgerau Saalfelden. The first section of the route leads uphill over a shady forest path, which then leads over meadows over a nature trail to the Steinalm. From there it continues uphill over a shaded forest path, then through meadows to the Steinalm. The educational boards describe the habitats as well as the animal and plant life occurring there. Along the way, you will pass the Kuhloch, a cave that is important in terms of earth history. Arriving on the Steinalm, hikers can expect regional, delicious delicacies and typical alpine animals, including chickens and rabbits.
Steinalm I 2.7 km I 1 hour 15 min I 420 metres
Leo's play hiking trail starts at the mountain station of the Asitzbahn mountain lift and is, as its name suggests, a great entry into the mountain world for families with children. The trail has many stations that invite you to climb, balance and romp. There is also a quiz question at each station. If you fill in the answer card correctly and completely, you will receive a nice surprise at the ticket office of the mountain lifts and take part in a great contest.
A lot is also on offer for the older kids, because the beautiful circular hike not only impresses with many great viewpoints, but also with wonderful summit feelings on the Großer Asitz at 1,914 metres and with an impressive panorama on the Sonnkogel. The game hiking trail is open from July to early October.
At the middle station of the Asitzbahn mountain lift there is also a lot to experience and feel in the Senses Park. Here you can learn in detail how the eye sees, the ear hears, the nose smells, the skin feels, the hand grasps, and much more. In addition, Leo's water world with walk-in waterfall and integrated barefoot path as well as a herb and alpine plant path with 80-100 plants is waiting for interested families.
Leo’s Play Hiking Trail I 4.9 km I 2 hours I 183 metres of altitude
This unique panoramic trail is a medium-difficult full-day hike with natural raised bog, which leads from Saalbach to the Spielbergtörl to Saalfelden. In Saalbach, take the Kohlmaisbahn mountain lift to the mountain station, where the path begins. At the beginning of the hike, the path winds downhill to the top station of the Panorama 6 series. The route continues, following the signs along the narrow path, on the right side of the ridge to the Grünen Böden Hut. After a small break, the hike leads uphill to the Wildenkar Hut. Now you march along the beautifully situated reservoir down to the Seidlalm, from here about 15 minutes along the forest road to the Asitz. On the Leogang side, the route leads to the Geierkogel and shortly afterwards to the eponymous shelter. Continue to the Biberg. Passing the 'Durchenkopf' with the mountain inn Biberg and Huggenberg, you will arrive at the start of the toboggan run or mountain station of the chairlift and can therefore comfortably depart into the valley.
Saalachtal High Trail I 16.9 km I 6 hours 45 min I 556 metres
We find that there has always been a boundless fascination from the mountains. Because we want you to experience the fascination and power of the Pinzgau mountains, we have put together the most beautiful alpine walks in and around Leogang. Of course, we bear in mind that there are different types of hikers. The hiking boots laced, provisions wrapped and off you go! As a hiking consultant, we are always happy to provide you with information and tour tips.
The Knappenstube 'Unterberghaus' snack bar is the starting point for the tours of the mine and after the visit you can enjoy the cosy ambience there and the wonderful local cuisine. Also some very interesting maps of the mining district Schwarzleo can be seen here! Of course, there are also souvenirs that will remind you of your visit to the mine.
Since the 20th anniversary of the show mine in 2009, there has been a recreated stamp mill in the immediate vicinity of the Knappenstube, with which can be clearly demonstrated how difficult it was for the miners to extract the ore from the mined rock.
In winter, a visit to the show mine is not possible, but it is worth a walk or a romantic sleigh ride to the Knappenstube!
Walking time: from the hotel - about 2.0 h
On this hike, hikers can expect a scenic tour through woods and meadows up to the Tödlingalm Alpine hut. The Tödlingalm at 1,400 m above sea level is over 200 years old and is part of the Griessner Alms. On the Tödlingalm, hikers are welcomed by the dairy cows of the Tödlinggut, who spend the summer up here. They can enjoy a glass of fresh milk, a savoury alpine snack and other drinks. If you are not tired yet, you can continue to the managed Seealm alpine hut, which offers homemade alpine products and views of the Grießner Hochmoor and, after 4:30 h walking time, you will reach the starting point in the Leogang district of Grießen.
Walking time: from the parking lot at Tödlinggut - about 1.5 hours | 1,400 m
The path to the Lettlkaser alpine hut leads the hiker into the impressive mountain world of the Leoganger Steinberge mountains. On this varied tour, hikers can not only expect changing landscapes, such as forests or lush alpine meadows - sometimes they hike on wide paths, sometimes on a rooted forest path, sometimes only on a narrow path.
In addition to great nature experiences, there are always impressive views.
The Lettlkaser not only welcomes hikers with rustic cosiness and hearty food, but rewards them with a magnificent view of the Leoganger Steinberge mountains and the Saalfeld Basin.
For experienced mountain hikers there is the possibility to extend the tour and reach the Passauer Hut via the Platte Hut and Hainfeldscharte.
Walking time: from Leogang/Rosental - approx. 3.0 hours | 1,442 m
Magic of nostalgia - Right next to the top station of the Leoganger Asitzbahn mountain lift at 1,760 m and opposite the AsitzBräu, is the museum restaurant Alte Schmiede. Historical exhibits and countless tools give the six parlours a rustic and unique charm. The chef and his team impress with local and international delicacies of selected natural products.
Walking time: from the hotel - about 4.0 hours (or very comfortable with the Asitzbahn mountain lift) | 1,760 m
The hike to the Einsiedelei (hermitage) is an impressive family tour, on which it is worthwhile to take a small break there. The hermitage Saalfelden at 1,006 m was built in the 17th century in the rocks above Lichtenberg Castle and also has a small chapel. It is the last inhabited hermitage in Europe. Locals and visitors appreciate the hermitage as a place of tranquillity and a 'rest place of the soul'. From the hermitage you can enjoy the beautiful view of Saalfelden and the mountains, which extend like giants all around the valley.
Walking time: from the parking lot Bürgerau - about 30 minutes | 1,006 m
Take a trip with your family to the family paradise of Huggenberg.
Here you will find hiking trails of all lengths and levels of difficulty. Walk with your family to the Huggenberg in about an hour and take a rest in the mountain restaurant Huggenberg. Here your children will find a varied playground and a small stable, the 'Gut Huggenberg'. Afterwards, you can take a summer toboggan run to the valley - a perfect day for the whole family.
Walking time: from the parking lot by the chair lift - about 1.0 h (you can shorten part of the route also by car) | 1,120 m
For hikers who prefer the peace and the original rather than the many metres of altitude, the Örgenbauernalm alpine hut is the ideal destination. The rustic hut, which impresses with hearty, homemade delicacies and attention to detail, spoils with great views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. The climb is easy and also easy for the untrained, yet you feel far away from everyday life and can switch off wonderfully up here.
Walking time: from Saalfelden/Harham - approx. 1.5 hours | 1,330 m
Biberg Mountain Inn is a popular excursion destination in the region of Salzburg in both summer and winter. The local mountain of Saalfelden has many paths and a summer toboggan run also runs from the mountain to the valley. A possible ascent - in addition to the comfortable variant with the chair lift - is the forest road over the quarry and the Huggenbergalm up to the Biberg mountain inn at 1,443 m.
The descent can be shortened by hiking to the Huggenbergalm and the mountain station of the chair lift and from there rushing into the valley with the summer toboggan run.
Walking time: from the car park at the chair lift - about 2.5 hours (or comfortably about the first half with the chair lift to the Huggenbergalm) | 1,443 m
Extensive hike for experienced hikers with a nice path and option to hike further to the Steinalm and the hermitage.
The hike to the Peter-Wiechenthaler hut is popular with guests and locals alike. The hut, which towers high above Saalfelden at the foot of the Persailhorn, offers not only a variety of possibilities for combinations with other huts and paths depending on the degree of difficulty desired, it also welcomes hikers with dreamlike panoramas and savoury dishes.
Walking time: from the Bachwinkl car park - about 2.5 hours | 1,752 m