Hiking in “The Valley of Huts”
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Hiking holiday through “The Valley of Huts” in Grossarl, province of Salzburg

Adventurous family hikes, sporty multi-day tours or leisurely strolls from one mountain hut to the next - hiking in the Grossarl Valley has something for every keen hiker! Around 400 km of well-marked hiking trails lead to a total of 40 mountain huts as well as mountain peaks, chapels and romantic hideaways. Hotel Auhof is located right next to the Panorama Lift, so you can head up in the mountain strain-free all year round.

Once a week, your hosts at the Auhof offer a guided family hike.

“Berg-Gesund” member

“Berg-Gesund” is an association based in the Grossarl Valley and offers an extensive selection of guided hiking, hillwalking and climbing tours. As a Hotel Auhof guest, you can participate free of charge.

Salzburg Almenweg

The Grossarl Valley is part of the Salzburger Almenweg. Hike leisurely from one mountain hut to the next while enjoying the impressive landscapes, peaceful tranquillity of nature and clear mountain lakes.

Cable car hikes

You can reach an altitude of about 1,850 metres above sea level with the Grossarl mountain lifts. The journey up the mountain alone is an experience. The Panorama Lift is located right next to Hotel Auhof.

Current biking & hiking packages

"Wanderful" summer

Available: 29.05.2020 - 10.10.2020

Fresh mountain air

Available: 29.05.2020 - 10.10.2020

W(E-) Bike

Available: 29.05.2020 - 10.10.2020

Hiking in all seasons

There is nowhere more beautiful to watch the seasons change than in the mountains. In spring, innumerable waterfalls rush down the hillsides, while firn glitters on the mountain peaks. In summer, you can make the most of hiking in the Grossarl Valley, conquering imposing mountain peaks and spotting rare wild animals. Autumn is the perfect time to discover the cosier side of “The Valley of Huts”: bread fresh from the wood-fired oven, local bacon, traditional “Bauernkrapfen” doughnuts, blackberry dumplings and homemade schnapps.

Couple in a mountain hut © Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Top tip: visit a mountain hut

What tastes best in the mountains? A good snack, of course. Any keen hiker will love the rustic, homemade delicacies prepared on site with love and care. Bread straight from the oven, tangy sour cheese, hearty bacon and fresh buttermilk. In the Grossarl Valley, you are guaranteed to leave any mountain hut feeling replenished and ready for your next adventure.

“Berg-Gesund” member

“Berg-Gesund” is an association based in the Grossarl Valley in the province of Salzburg and offers an extensive selection of guided hiking, hillwalking and climbing tours. With competent and highly qualified state-certified mountain and hiking guides, you will be in safe hands on your summer and winter adventures. Experience nature with all your senses in the province of Salzburg with the attractive offers from “Berg-Gesund”. And the best part? As a guest of Hotel Auhof, you have access to the “Berg-Gesund” programme completely free of charge (excludes tandem paragliding, transfers, equipment rental & mountain hut refreshments). The wide range of feel-good and action programmes:
  • Fitness hiking
  • Well-being in nature
  • Yoga hiking
  • Challenging mountain tours and high-altitude hikes  
  • Rock climbing
  • Via ferrata
  • Paragliding
  • Ice climbing
With highly qualified tour guides, you are in the best hands to explore the outdoors, savour the fresh forest and mountain air, experience the adventure with your mind, body and soul and enjoy sports you only dreamed of in the past. Enjoy the varied range of “Berg-Gesund” programmes at our Hotel Auhof in Grossarl.

Cable car hiking

The 4-star Hotel Auhof is located directly at the Panorama Lift valley station, making it the ideal starting point for a spot of “cable car hiking”. Cable car hiking in the Grossarl Valley would not be complete without a visit to one (or a few) of the mountain huts: savour homemade Alpine delicacies in the around 40 staffed huts.

NEW: “Alm-Sterndl” Ticket
With this inexpensive “hiking ticket”, you can choose any 3 days out of 12 consecutive days for a round trip with the Panorama Lift - choose the best weather days and work around your other holiday activities. At the Panorama Lift mountain station,

you can set off in any direction, just like following the points of a star, to enjoy some leisurely hiking in the stunning Alpine scenery. Price per adult just € 51.00, price per children € 22.50 - only valid for the Panorama Lift (Panoramabahn).


Good to know:

  • Grossarl mountain lifts running times:
    - May/June and October: Tuesday and Saturday
    - End of June to Beginning of October: every day except Monday
    - Opening hours: 9 am - 12 pm, then 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm

  • Children under the age of 6 ride free
  • Good discounts for children aged 6 - 15!
  • The Ski amadé summer season pass is great if you plan on doing a lot of hiking: cable car hiking in Salzburg in five stunning hiking regions

The Chapel Path - the pilgrims’ path in the Grossarl Valley

The Chapel Path in Grossarl promises something a little bit different for hikers. The pilgrims’ path is around 17.5 km long, starting from the parish church in Grossarl and taking you past 10 chapels on the way to Hüttschlag. More than just another hiking trail, this excursion promises relaxation for the mind, body & soul. The 10 commandments accompany you on the way. In each chapel, one commandment has been reformulated into a good wish, intended to accompany you on your path of life. Guided tours for groups of 10 - 40 people are also available on request.