In Salzburg, the outermost branches of the Alps meet a flat lake district. This variety of landscapes has countless opportunities in store for nature lovers and outdoor fans who love to explore on foot. Whether you are in the mood for an all-day project, such as a climb to the top of one of our numerous peaks, or prefer an extended hike to a mountain hut, the fact is: Your gear has a major impact on the quality of your outdoor experience. That's why, when you are making your selection, you should always take full advantage of the expert assistance provided by the outdoor specialists at our sport shop in Salzburg.
As you set out from the provincial capital, you soon leave the urban sophistication far behind. In just a few minutes, you will reach a world of mountains, such as the Untersberg, and might even ride the Zinkenlift to the top of the Dürrnberg, the starting point for even more alpine tours. The difficulty ranges from relaxed family hikes to true high-alpine challenges. And along the way, you can always count on running across refreshment spots and mountain huts, ideal for a relaxing break and a reenergizing snack.
Popular hiking tours, such as the Salzburger Almenweg, take you across the length and breadth of the province, also offering less experienced outdoor fans a wide selection of hikes. If you are searching for summiteering adventures, you are just a few minutes' drive from major mountain chains such as the Osterhorngruppe, each of them with their own spectacular highlights, and often taking you far beyond the 2,000-meter mark.
Whether you prefer an easier or more demanding hike, you should always insure you are equipped with the right outdoor gear. That also guarantees you are well prepared should the weather ever take a rapid turn for the worse.
One very special tour in Salzburg takes you from the city directly to the top of the Gaisberg. This "mountain in the city" is an ideal destination and appealing tour - without ever having to leave Salzburg's city limits.
Several gondola lifts are also located close to the historic city. Lift hikes are a popular option, especially in the Pongau district, for hikers wanting to take their experiences to a whole new "level". After all, when you begin your hike already at alpine elevations, the impressions are quite different from those you encounter hiking out of the valley. That said, even if you decide to take advantage of the lifts, you still need to be well prepared for your hike, which includes having the right equipment. We will be glad to assist you personally and look forward to your visit!