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Frequently asked questions

Hiking along the Salzburger Almenweg

"From one alpine pasture to the next on the trail of the blue gentian"

To ensure that your day in the mountains is an unforgettable experience, we provide some tips and answers to frequently asked questions about the Salzburg Almenweg:

Where can you get the hiking pins?

The hiking destinations can be chosen freely and must be proved with a stamp. The individual stamps are available per stage at each alpine pasture along the trail.If you are missing a stamp or the stamp office is closed, you can fill in the data in the corresponding field or get a confirmation at the local tourist office. The hiking brooches are available upon presentation of the necessary control stamps and the payment of a contribution to costs of €4.50 Euros at any tourist office in Pongau.

What accommodation options are there along the Salzburger Almenweg?

On the Salzburger Almenweg, you can spend the night in the cosy mountain pastures and huts, in mountain inns or in the charming valley villages. There are no other accommodation options such as camping or tents. It is generally advisable to book your accommodation as early as possible. Alpine pastures and huts are particularly popular in the high season.

Do the rooms in the mountain huts and lodges along the Salzburger Almenweg have to be pre-booked?

It is necessary to pre-book, especially if you are travelling in larger groups. Otherwise, it is usually sufficient to book by telephone on the day before you arrive at the mountain pasture or hut. However, if you are planning a hike well in advance and want to do it regardless of the current weather conditions, it is advisable to enquire at the huts well in advance. If a hut is already fully booked, the alpine farmers or the local tourism associations can help you find accommodation.

How does the booking process work? Is there a tool that takes care of the enquiry with the huts and accommodation in the valley?

The Salzburger Almenweg offers you the services and undreamt-of options of an individually bookable long-distance hiking trail. Simply choose from the diverse and carefully compiled hiking packages or plan and book a hiking tour tailored to your personal requirements. You can also take advantage of individual services such as luggage transport, return transport to the starting point or guiding. A competent team of hiking experts from Trail Angels will be on hand at the Official Salzburg Almenweg Info & Booking Centre to help and advise you at all times.

Must I take a sleeping bag with me?

The majority of the huts have bed linen in the (dormitory) rooms and camps. Should you have a light sleeping bag, which does not unnecessarily weigh down your luggage, please take it with you.

What catering is offered in huts along the alpine trail?

In each hut, there is the so-called ‘Snack Board’ with cheese, bacon, sausage, butter and bread. The Alpine Summer huts offer homemade or locally produced delicacies from the region. Some of the alpine huts has chosen a special regional dish as their „Almenweg Schmankerl“ or culinary specialty. You should ask for them.

Are there sections along the alpine trail suitable for kids’ buggies?

Feeder routes onto the stages of the alpine trail are mostly gravel ways (pebbles) and can mostly be used with the buggy. On the Salzburger Almenweg itself, it is better to take toddlers in a back carrier. Additionally every village has numerous hiking and walking paths that are suitable for families with small children in buggies.

Are dogs allowed on the alpine trail?

Dogs can, of course, be taken along on hikes on the Salzburger Almenweg over all stages! Dogs should generally be kept on leash in the mountains. If you plan to stay overnight in a mountain hut with a dog, it‘s essential to check in advance whether this is allowed and what restrictions or requirements may be in place.

Is the alpine trail also ride-able with a mountain bike?

No, the alpine trail is designed as a hiking trail and should only be used as such. There are, however, signposted mountain bike trails in every town / region.

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