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Freeing your mind in SalzburgerLand

Hiking without luggage

Have you ever had that funny feeling just before going on a multi-day hike when you think - Should I really take so much with me; can't I leave something out so that my backpack is a little lighter?

That feeling usually comes only a few moments after you think that you have packed everything and have not forgotten anything.

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This sounds complicated, but in SalzburgerLand it hasn’t been for over 30 years. Anyone coming to spend a wonderful hiking holiday in SalzburgerLand need no longer be concerned about such thoughts. Because here in the Pinzgau Saalach Valley, Zell am See-Kaprun and the Hochkönig region it’s all about hiking without luggage! When you plan a multi-day hiking tour, you no longer have to worry about what to leave out when packing, so that everything fits in your hiking backpack. This stress factor can be removed during your holiday in SalzburgerLand, as the hosts ensure that your luggage is already at the correct address in the evening. Here, you will find all information about “Hiking without luggage”.

Also during our trip into the Route of the Gorges, together with the outdoor influencers Lisi Füssl (@lisi_fuessl) and Anna Aichholzer (@wheregoesanna), we packed only the most necessary items for a day tour. Because the lighter the backpack, the more we enjoy the adventure up hill and down dale to SalzburgerLand’s impressive gorges.

a wooden bridge in a forest

The Saalach Valley forces of nature are breathtaking experiences. This time, our tour takes us from Weißbach near Lofer to the Seisenberg Gorge natural monument. Almost 200 years ago, the Seisenberg Gorge was made accessible to visitors, and it has always been regarded as a real experience for the whole family (accessible for children of 3 years old and above when accompanied by adults). Be guided through the gorge by the “Gorge Spirit” and learn lots of exciting details about the environment here, the nature and the impressive power of the waters.

a man standing on a grassy hill

Then, the tour continues along the Weißbach towards Hintertal, past the Lohfeyer Inn. For our physical well-being, we pamper ourselves with the cuisine on the Litzalm. What could be better than enjoying a tasty snack while knowing that your luggage for the remaining days is already waiting for you in your next accommodation? This helps make hiking without luggage in Salzburg’s Saalach Valley really fun!

The “Hiking without luggage” tours:

Our tips for your behaviour on the mountainhere you will find all information about how to behave on the mountain, especially with regard to grazing cattle.

Our packing list:

  •     Change of clothes
  •     Hiking backpack (padded carrying strap, ventilated back)
  •     Rain, cold weather and sun protection (sun cream, sun glasses and cap)
  •     Telescopic hiking sticks
  •     Good footwear
  •     First Aid kit
  •     Drinks and food
  •     Cash
  •     Mobile phone
  •     Planning on the basis of tour descriptions and maps, orientation aid (hiking map, app, …)
  •     Camera

Our footwear for this tour – LOWA INNOX PRO GTX MID

When spontaneity and multifunctional shoes meet, in the end only an unplanned adventure can come out of it. This is a good opportunity as with the waterproof all-rounder INNOX PRO GTX MID, outdoor athletes always have optimal footwear with them. While the mid-sole made of LOWA DynaPU® provides the necessary cushioning, the innovative LOWA-MONOWRAP® frame offers the best foot guidance at every step of the way. 100% “Made in Europe”.

Click here for the right footwear: Innox PRO GTX

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