“Hikeable Gastein” – this is what summer in Gastein Valley is all about, the perfect answer to the longing for active outdoor recreation in today’s world. If you want to leave the stresses and hectic routine of daily life far behind, and at the same time combine physical activity with wellness at a spa, you are definitely in the best of hands here in Gastein Valley. Gastein Valley lies in the midst of the imposing mountain panoramas of the Hohe Tauern and, in addition to a wealth of natural treasures, offers glorious mountain air, gentle hillsides and alpine pastures, as well as challenging tours of the high peaks – put quite simply, there is something here for everyone!
But “Hikeable Gastein” also means walking from hut to hut, and enjoying as you go: Countless huts are available for you to choose from, inviting you to sample the local specialties every now and then – The thought of traditional snacks such as bacon and cheese – produced right here by the hill farmers of Gastein Valley – or hearty cheese noodles will quickly make your mouth water.
And of course, you are always able to place your trust in our trained local hiking guides – also in this regard, the team of Thermenhotels Gastein will take care of your every wish. With an experienced hiking guide at your side, getting to know “Hikeable Gastein” also becomes a more relaxing experience: From the Stubnerkogel to the Kreuzkogel – it is quite simply a delight – for young and old – as you escape life back home and, before you know it, find yourself in a whole new world. With the help of a licensed hiking guide, you truly do get more out of your hiking experience, not least because of the changing weather conditions! If you are planning a bigger tour, you should definitely get the help of a professional: The weather here can turn rapidly. That said, always have a detailed hiking map in your back pocket, while a hike by GPS also promises a far more worry-free hiking experience!
“Hikeable Gastein” also means enjoying the highlights of a traditional Alpine Summer. Every year, countless families immerse themselves in the traditional world of our mountain paradise. For this reason, and because people like to document their holiday experiences, the “Berg Erlebnis Gastein” partners have created a special hiking pass. It is available for free to all guests of “Berg Erlebnis Gastein” businesses – the hiking pass provides a valuable record of your visit, and includes helpful tips as well as hints about the challenges facing hikers in Gastein Valley: from equipment and tour planning to safety along the hiking and alpine trails.
“Hikeable Gastein” is also about family hikes for all abilities. Keeping pace with the trend of our times, a number of family-friendly theme paths have been developed – and kept in perfect condition through continuous maintenance!
These theme hiking paths make Gastein Valley a very special kind of hiking experience, also showing that the term “Hikeable Gastein” was meant very seriously.
This includes, for example, the Biotope-“Places of Power” Path: It leads from the mountain station of the Fulseck lifts via the Heumoosalm and Grabnerhütte, and via the “Felting” theme path to the lift mid-station. You can then ride back down to the valley on the gondola. Of course, guided hikes are also offered for all of the theme paths. A great way to teach even the youngsters about the amazing power of nature – that said, even the adults are certain to be excited and surprised when they try their hand with a pendulum:
The Geomancy Path is yet another way to truly experience “Hikeable Gastein”. This path runs between Klammstein in Dorfgastein and Sportgastein, along the banks of the Gasteiner Ache, which flows through all of Gastein Valley. Standing at seven important locations are 9 stone sculptures – which draw your attention to hidden dimensions and connections within the landscape.
The “Legends Path” at the entrance to Gastein Valley features 10 well-designed info boards providing insights into Gastein’s world of legends.
“Pine Magic on the Graukogel” is yet another theme path that can be tackled by young and old. The Graukogel is renowned for its especially beautiful and old pine trees – in fact, many a tree is almost 400 years old. The Swiss Pine was actually “Tree of the Year 2011”. Be sure to give the seats made of pine a try: They have been proven to drop your pulse rate considerably, which in turn promotes relaxation!
The “Gastein Healing Gallery Theme Path” presents the history of the “Gasteiner Heilstollen” on 10 info boards, and comes to an end after 35 minutes next to the Heilstollen therapy center.
As you see, “Hikeable Gastein” is an absolute insider tip – whether for a brief getaway or an extended hiking vacation. The team of the Thermenhotels look forward to receiving your call!