Gateway to Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
While the small, peaceful village of Leogang was famous for mining above all, the beginning of the 20th Century saw high-Alpine tourism put down its first roots in the region. The Asitzbahnen lifts in Leogang provide a direct gateway to the pistes of Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn – boasting some 270 kilometres of pistes in total, one of the biggest ski areas in Austria. Furthermore, in the center of Leogang you will find the Schantei Lift, also equipped with floodlights for skiing after dark. Away from the slopes, too, you will find pure winter enjoyment that includes pristine slopes for backcountry ski tours, romantic sleigh rides, relaxing snowshoe hikes, as well as exciting tobogganing adventures on four different hills
Leogang in summer
In summer, hikers discover 400km of marked, excellently maintained hiking paths, cosy huts and shelters, plus numerous theme paths for the kids: the Park of the Senses, Leo’s Kufengaudi, the Kids Mini BikePark and Leo’s Play & Hiking Path. Bikepark Leogang has established itself on the biking scene as an absolute Eldorado for downhillers and freeriders, offering boundless variety for bikers of every kind – from “Sunday” riders to ace downhillers. The 8-passenger gondola lift carries all bikers to the start of the park, where different courses then drop down towards the valley. Numerous international biking events draw thousands of bike fans and pro riders to the Asitz every year. Action and adrenaline is also guaranteed by a ride on the Flying Fox XXL zipline high above Leogang.
Schwarzleo Mining Theme Path
On this 4 km-long theme path, you will hike from the Mining Museum in Hütten near Leogang, through Schwarzleotal Valley, and up the mountains to the Barbarastollen mine. Ten information stations along the way provide insights into the area’s rich mineral deposits as well as the impressive mining tradition in Leogang. In the Barbarastollen mine, guided tours bring one of the province’s oldest mining sites to life. Visitors make their way, sometimes crouched over, sometimes in single file, through the narrow mine tunnels. The mine can also be visited in bad weather. Every Wednesday at 12 p.m. during July and August, special tours are offered designed just for kids, including a fun treasure hunt afterwards.
Further information can be found on the Saalfelden Leogang Tourist Office’s website.