Hiking with GASTI
The Gastein Valley mascot GASTI embodies the fun, adventure and variety you will enjoy during a summer holiday spent here with your kids. GASTI turns every mountain tour into an adventure. He accompanies families on three themed trails and ensures that there is never a dull moment. The following tours have a maximum walking time of 1.5 hours:
- Legend Trail: What happened to the cheeky shoe-maker? And what was the devil doing in the millrace? On this trail you can learn about the stories and legends that are told here in Dorfgastein. A detour to Klammstein Castle with a visit to the museum is always worthwhile on this tour.
- Bear Trail: Numerous play stations await the little hikers on the way to the Amoseralm. Along this themed trail you can explore a bear cave, find the Glücksplatz or cool your toes in the Kneipp basin.
- Nature discovery trail: How many ants live in a hill? Why does the woodpecker knock on wood? And what is dead wood? Many questions about insects, forests and nature are explained in a child-friendly way on this themed trail. GASTI ensures that play and adventure are not neglected.
But sporty hikers and nature lovers will also find a true paradise in Dorfgastein. The Salzburg Alpine Summer invites you to enjoyable tours – how about a trip to the Paarsee lake, for example? A stop at the rustic huts with home-grown alpine products such as cheese, bacon, bread and butter makes the hike perfect. But the Gastein Valley also has a lot to offer for demanding high-altitude tours and climbers.
Ski paradise near Amadè
When the days get shorter and the farmer’s autumn is over, the first snow is not long in coming. If you spend your skiing holiday in Dorfgastein, you can expect one of four skiing areas in the Gasteinertal valley. The valley station of the Dorfgastein cable cars is located in the centre of the village. From there you can reach the Fulseck skiing area with its great views.
Winter in Dorfgastein
In Dorfgastein, numerous kilometres of cross-country ski trails await ambitious cross-country skiers. The Dorfgastein mountain railways with the Dorfgastein-Großarltal ski circuit lead right into the middle of snow-sure winter fun for skiers and snowboarders. But also leisurely walks and winter hikes along the Gasteiner Ache, a culinary stop at rustic ski huts, relaxing yoga on snow or a panoramic paragliding tandem flight make a winter holiday in Dorfgastein an unforgettable experience.