On the route of the Gorges

6 Stages - 110 Kilometres - 3975 Metres of Altitude

Do you want to hike through the Salzburger Saalachtal with a light rucksack and experience water in all its most diverse forms? Then “Hiking without Luggage“ is perfect for you. Equipped with your daypack, a light snack and something to drink, you start each daily stage. The name “Route of the Gorges“ didn't just appear out of nowhere. You will visit 8 gorges on the 6 stages. Fresh breezes, raging water and wild bathing spots will fill you with awe and invite you to linger for a while.


Your advantages with this Package? While you hike with your daypack during the day over alpine pastures with great views and through the depths of the gorges, your luggage will be transported to your next accommodation and awaits you there. Talking about accommodation, it isn't always easy for long distance hikers to find accommodation for one night in the high season. But with this offer you do not need to worry about this – because our accommodation hosts make an exception here. 


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Here the stages in an overview
On the routes of the gorges

The 6 stages:


Maria Kirchental

On old pilgrimage trails

On the 1st hiking day you set out from Lofer and hike on the old pilgrimage trails over the Tiroler Steig or the Salzburger Steig to Maria Kirchental. The pilgrimage church in this high valley is also known as the Pinzgauer Baroque Cathedral. After this the walk continues via the Lueginger Höhe to Strowolln and then along the Saalach to Scheffsnoth and to Au. You hike back via the Bairau Park and the Teufelssteg to Lofer.

(Total distance 16.2 km – total hiking time ca. 4.5 h - 300 m of altitude).


Stage 1 in detail
Almenwelt Lofer I Schwarzeck

Over the alms

On the 2nd hiking day you begin in Lofer again. You ride up to Loderbichl with the Almbahn I and walk along the Waterfall Trail to the Almenwelt Lofer. After an extensive break in the Almenwelt Lofer you hike downhill via the Schwarzbergklamm and the Eiblklamm to the Friedlwirt and on to Unken. 

(Total distance 24.1 km – total hiking time ca. 8 h – 930 m of altitude)


Stage 2 in Detail
Innersbachklamm (c) Österreichische Wanderdörfer, Karmen N.

A guest in the Hiking Village Unken

On the 3rd hiking day, you walk from Unken on the “wild path“ to the Haiderhof (border with Bavaria) to the Aschauerklamm and via the Reither Mähder to the Innersbachklamm. The tour then continues to Reith/Unken.

(Total distance 14.8 km – total hiking time ca. 5 h – 390 m of altitude)


Stage 3 in Detail
Auer Wiesen

Around the Hundshorn

The 4th hiking day begins in Reith and takes you via Au to the Mayerbergklamm. Then you hike on via the Auer Wiesen to the Kematsteinalm, to the Jochingalm and to the Hundalm. You return downhill to St. Martin via the Pöchtl farm and Wildental.

(Total distance 18.3 km – total hiking time ca. 7-8 h – 950 m of altitude)


Stage 4 in detail

Out and about in the Naturpark Weißbach

The 5th hiking day takes you from St. Martin via the Wildenbachschlucht and the Eiblkapelle to the Litzlalm. In the Naturpark Weißbach the trail continues via Hirschbichl, Hintertal and down through the Seisenbergklamm to Weißbach. 


Stage 5 in detail

The Saalachtal natural monuments

The 6th hiking day begins in Weißbach and takes you on a valley hike to Lofer. You hike past the Lamprechsthöhle (the longest water-bearing cave in Europe) and on to the Vorderkaserklamm where you can refresh your tired legs in the Vorderkaser natural bathing area. Finally you continue on to St. Martin where you can take a detour to the Strohwollner Schlucht and hike back to Lofer.  

(Total distance 19 km – total hiking time ca. 6 h – 590 m of altitude)


Stage 6 in detail
Auf der Route der Klammen


Do you fancy hiking the route of the gorges?  Then book online straight away or send us your enquiry.


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