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Unlimited Hiking Pleasure in the Valley of the Mountain Pastures
Unlimited Winter Pleasure in the Valley of the Mountain Pastures

Absolute tranquility, clear mountain air and the knowledge that you have no obligations, no appointments, just time to be. And you do not even ask yourself if you should do a summit tour or pleasure tour, as you can easily do both here in the Großarl Valley - in Summer and in Winter.

Absolute tranquility, clear mountain air and the knowledge that you have no obligations, no appointments, just time to be. And you do not even ask yourself if you should do a summit tour or pleasure tour, as you can easily do both here in the Großarl Valley - in Summer and in Winter.

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The Grossarl Valley sits between the Hohe Tauern and Niedere Tauern Mountains, and is know as the ‘Valley of the Mountain Pastures’ with its picturesque towns of Hüttschlag and Großarl. Both winter and summer holiday makers thus profit from this wonderful location, because what could be better than recharging your batteries with hearty hut cuisine after a day hiking or skiing here at the entrance to the Hohe Tauern National Park. Even the journey into the valley is spectacular. High above the world-famous Liechtensteinklamm gorge, the road winds along the rock into the Hohe Tauern mountains. In the middle of the valley lies the main town of Großarl with its numerous hotels, mountain railways and leisure facilities for the whole family. Eight kilometres further on you come to the idyllic mountaineering village of Hüttschlag. After another seven kilometres the road ends. You can only get further under your own steam – by mountain bike or on foot. Here, where the world seems to end, pure adventure begins. Wonderful nature, thundering waterfalls, quiet mountain lakes, primeval alpine forests, alpine meadows covered with flowers and peaks as far as the eye can see.

(c) TVB Großarltal – Frauen- and Gamskarkogel

Summer in the Großarl Valley

The Grossarl Valley in Salzburg is thirty kilometres long and, thanks to its many alpine huts, is also affectionately called „Tal der Almen” the “Valley of huts and alpine pasture” by its connoisseurs. Nowhere else in Austria are there so many huts where alpine dairymen spoil hikers and mountain bikers with homemade delicacies. 40 farmed alpine pastures invite you to relaxed hikes and culinary delights. A slice of fresh baked bread with tasty cheese from the Großarltaler Bergbauernkäse region tastes particularly delicious. Hiking over blossoming alpine meadows, to crystal-clear lakes or to peaks with great views makes you hungry. Mountain bikers can expect a route network of a total of 160 km and 14,000 metres in altitude in the Grossarl Valley. Particularly smart bikers ride “with a tailwind” – they rent an e-mountain bike of the latest generation from the bike professionals in the Grossarl Valley.

(c) TVB Großarltal/Erwin Haiden, Mountainbiken in Großarltal

Holiday fun for the whole family

Großarl offers a spacious leisure centre with adventure swimming pool, water slide, diving tower and cosy restaurant. Three tennis courts, beach volleyball, mini-golf and “Rucki Zucki’s Gaudi-Alm” – Salzburg’s largest alpine playground with mountain lake, alpine stream, crystal mine and many great attractions right in the centre of Großarl – also provide variety and fun. At the same time, Großarl is the starting point of the Grossarl Valley-Dorfgastein ski circuit, which of course also operates in summer. The gondola takes you quickly and comfortably up to the Erlebnisberg Großarl. At the top, a unique panorama awaits, fun and games along the hiking trails over the Kreuzkogel to the Spiegelsee, rapid descents on the two single trails, fun and action with the mountain carts and at the E-Trial Park, and sensual experiences on the “Grossarl Sensory Trail” at the Gehwolfalm. In the mountaineering village of Hüttschlag you will find adrenaline and adventure in the challenging via ferratas through the “Hüttschlager Wand”.

(c) TVB Großarltal

Those who want to immerse themselves even more deeply in the experience and enjoyment of the mountain are well advised to take advantage of the variety of offers at “BERG-GESUND”. With over 140 activities – from guided high mountain tours to alpine flower hikes, paragliding taster sessions to yoga on the alpine pasture – there really is something for everyone. Highlights in the mountain climbing village of Hüttschlag are the weekly hikes with the national park ranger.

Winter in the Großarl Valley

As soon as Mother Nature has covered Großarltal in a blanket of snow, there is almost boundless winter enjoyment to be experienced here. Skiers and Snowboarders really get their money’s worht here in Ski Amadé. While the skillful ones swing down the demanding Freeride slopes, families enjoy the invitingly wide slopes of the Großarltal-Dorfgastein Ski area and the kids feel right at home in the cool Funpark.

A special treat awaits all early birds with the “Skikeriki“, where you can carve your lines in the fresh snow on the slopes at sunrise and afterwards enjoy the ‘Pamper Breakfast’ with regional delicacies on the mountain. Ski tots find their adventure in the new Fischbacher adventure place. Accompanied by the mascot, “Rucki-Zucki”, they can toboggan, ski, slide on the bobsleigh and race around fun obstacles. For guests of the Grossarl Valley, use of the adventure meadow is free of charge.

 

Even away from the slopes, you can recharge your batteries in impressive nature, here at the entrance to the Hohe Tauern National Park, while walking, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, touring and snowshoe hiking. There is also an extensive activity programme with up to nine guided ski tours, snowshoe hikes and ice climbing tours every week. All dates at: www.berg-gesund.at. Participation is free of charge for guests of BERG-GESUND partner businesses.

 

The pre-Christmas period is idyllic as the Salzburg Mountain Advent opens its huts and with a special program creates a truly characterful anticipation for Christmas.

Winter in Großarltal
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Tourismusverband Großarltal
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