in SUMMER ...
Saalbach Hinterglemm is situated in the province of Salzburgerland close to the German border. In winter the resort is recognised as one of the largest and most modern ski areas in the alps. Saalbach Hinterglemm is also a sought after destination in summer with many activities to experience. Framed by the rolling hills of the Pinzgauer grass mountains as well as the imposing peaks of the Kitzbühler alps and the Hohen Tauern, the area is an ideal destination for many activities in the great outdoors. The resort of Saalbach Hinterglemm can be found in the Glemm Valley, which can be reached from one side only. At the Talschluss (end of the valley), vistors will find an exciting world of adventure in a
natural environment amidst the mountains. Adventure for families with children, sporty activities are action packed as well as possibilities to make a stop at one of the many huts and guest houses, something for old and young alike. For accommodation, guests can choose from a large array of different types of lodging. Whether it be a cosy alpine hut, a comfortable hotel room, modern apartment or reasonable youth hostel: Saalbach Hinterglemm has something to suit all tastes and pockets!
The region can be easily reached by car via the Motorway A8 Munich to Salzburg. Alternatively, one can arrive by train, for example at Zell am See, or by plane landing at Salzburg or Munich. With the Holiday Shuttle guests can arrive in comfort at a competitive price the whole year through from both Salzburg and Munich airports. www.holiday-shuttle.at
JOKER CARD - THE TRUMP IN YOUR HAND
In Saalbach Hinterglemm the JOKER CARD is a big plus for guests. It includes unlimited use of all operating lifts and free access to the mountain tops, bike trails and themed hiking routes. Sports fans will be happy about the free use of the
tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool. Guided walks and the hikers bus in Saalbach Hinterglemm are also included.
The benefits are:
• Unlimited use of all oeprating lifts in Saalbach Hinterglemm
• Daily – one journey (up mountain) with lift in Leogang
• Montelino’s Adventure Trail, Berg Kodok and Expedition Kodok
• Blue & Pro Line at the Reiterkogel
• X-Line at the Schattberg, Milka Freeride at the Kohlmais and Z-Line at Zwölferkogel
• Tennis courts in Saalbach Hinterglemm
• Talschlusszug (end of valley noddy train) and Devil’s Water at the end of valley
• Hikers bus in Saalbach Hinterglemm
• Outdoor pool “Käpt’n Hook” in Saalbach
• Minigolf in Saalbach Hinterglemm
• Up to 10 guided walks per week
• Herbal path at the Reiterkogel, local loop trail at the Zwölferkogel
• Slide show, Folklore museum/Ski museum
• + many attractive reductions from Joker Card partners
Along with this, the Holiday Card offers many other reductions with our business partners. For further information and
a full list of partners please see www.saalbach.com
THE TOP 10 TIPS FOR SUMMER
• Mountain top happinness x 4
In Summer there are four lifts in operation in Saalbach Hinterglemm, bringing guests to the peaks of the Kohlmais, Schattberg, Reiterkogel and Zwölferkogel.
• The Seven Summits of Saalbach Hinterglemm
Seven peaks, nine hours walking, 24 kilometres to an altitude of 1.413 paints the picture of this mountaineering challenge for ambitious and sporty hikers.
• Healing Herbal Trail
Hobby gardeners and nature enthusiasts can see the healing herbs and alpine flowers at the Reiterkogel to learn the healing powers of more than 80 local plants.
• BIG-5-BIKE Challenge
In Summer, the Big-5-Bike Challenge is a really special experience for touring bikers and freeriders. An altitude difference of 5.000 metres will be conquered on this tour.
• Montelinos Adventure Trail
Between the top and middle station of the Kohlmais lift, you will find the Montelinos Adventure Trail for families and children with many amusing play stations.
• Mountain and Expedition Kodok
The challenge with funny ‚Kobold‘ holds many adventures for children and youngsters.
• Freeride: X-Line, Milka Line, Pro & Blue Line and the Z-Line
One of the longest Freeride trails in Europe. An easier mountainbike trail for young and old alike, a trail for pros and one for beginners. In Saalbach Hinterglemm there is something for everyone!
• Hiking spirit – 400 km of Hiking Trails
An unforgettable panorama of the snow topped peaks of the Hohen Tauern with peaks over 3,000 metres along with the stoney contours of the chalk alps. These views will accompany the hiker step for step from the height of 1.003 m to 2.100 m
• Käpt´n Hook – Outdoor pool adventure
The outdoor pool area "Käpt´n Hook" is an unique place to swim, covering an area of 1000 square metres with a wild water tube, climbing nets, massage deck chairs, whirl bench and swing bay.
• The Talschluss (end of valley)
Golden Gate Bridge with treetop path
At the Talschluss (end of valley) in Saalbach Hinterglemm, one can find the highest tree top path in Europe along with the „Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps“. This excursion is truely one of it’s kind.
Austria‘s largest high ropes course and Europe’s longest zip line
The high ropes course at the end of the valley in Saalbach Hinterglemm is made up of many courses at varying levels from 3 to 40 metres high.
Mysterious Devil’s Water (Teufelswasser) at the end of valley in Hinterglemm
In the magical world of the Talschluss, one will find a large theme park, where there are many games and wellness stations all set around the element of water.
The Canyoning Parcours offers jumps, slides, rope crossings and abseiling passages which guarantees fun and action.
Jump & Slide Park
Jumps of up to 8 metres high and various slides (eg tubing slide).Air bags of up to 2 Metres high are the latest hight at the end of the valley (Talschluss).
In Summer there are four lifts in operation taking guests to the surrounding mountain peaks of Saalbach Hinterglemm.
At the top station of the Reiterkogel lift the adventure trail of Berg Kodok and Expedition Kodok is awaiting a visit from our little guests. Bikers will love the Freeride-trail, BLUE and PRO Line. The Kohlmais lift takes you to the Montelino’s adventure trail and the Milka Line. The Schattberg X-press is the starting point for the Seven Summits challenge and the Freeride-trail X-Line. One can reach the local loop trail and Montelinos mountain peak play station, the Mountainbike trail ‚Z-Line‘ as well as the Slackline Parcours with the Zwölferkogel lift.
Families can expect a true holiday paradise in Saalbach Hinterglemm. From an extensive choice of themed trails to adventure pure with climbing and biking in the surrounding mountain world, old and young will find many different attractions to keep themselves amused. Come on out, a huge play area set amidst nature is waiting to greet you.
BETWEEN CLOWNS… AT THE KOHLMAIS
The unbelievable Kohlmais peak is something for the kids, where Montelino, the little clown and his helper the clever owl are waiting to see you. The two will accompany the children on Montelino’s adventure trail in the search for the clown’s lost toys. There are 13 amusing play stations which lead the children along the trail from the top station to the middle station. Ideal for both young and the young at heart and a great way to cool down, try out Montelino’s water playground to have some splashing fun. One can collect the game pass which is needed to solve the puzzle from the bottom station of the Kohlmais lift. An extra tip for families is feeding the wildlife! An oversized wooden deer provides climbing fans something to smile about and nearby one can watch the deer being fed. Montelino‘s mountain peak playground at the top of the Zwölferkogel with lots of amusing attractions such as a climbing area, curved slides, the Slackline parcours and much more.
...AND KOBALD AT THE REITERKOGEL
At the top station of the Reiterkogel lift you will find Berg Kodok, a colourful adventure world for young treasure seekers. The sneaky Kobold has stolen the magic hat from the clown, who is the mascot of Saalbach Hinterglemm. By solving the puzzles on the Berg Kodok you can help find the hat. Whoever is able to write down the correct magic word in the adventure pass will receive a sticker and a chance to enter a competition at the bottom station. Unfortunately, the magic power was transferred to Kobold when the hat came into his hands. To save the magic power, he transferred it to several magic crystals which he then hid in secret places. By using a GPS device and a treasure map, these crystals can be found during the „Expedition Kodok“. An adventure pass, the treasure map and a GPS device can be collected free of charge at the bottom station of the Reiterkogelbahn.
WATER FUN AND TRAINING AT ALTITUDE
The Canyoning Parcours at the end of the valley takes you through water filled canyon – as both a daring and cautious sportler, you will find the right line. The outdoor pool „Käpt’n Hook“ with it’s wild water slides, offers refreshing fun on hot Summer days. Crystal clear spring water awaits both tall and small water rats at the Devil’s Water at the end of the valley. This exciting water theme park has various stations for playing and wellness. Directly next to the Devil’s Water you will find Schnitza’s wood park, an adventure playground focussed around the element of wood. Creative games and weekly wood carving workshops show just what can be made from wood. Just a few metres beyond, a real highlight is waiting for all those who like to get up high: Austria’s biggest high rope course. Ready for some adrenaline? Slide down Europe’s longest zip slide! The newest attraction (from June 2015) is the Jump & Slide Park. Jumps up to 8 metres high as well as various slides (eg. tubing slides).up to 2 metres high. Airbags are the newest highlight in Talschluss. You must also see the treetop path which is situated right next to the other attractions. Starting with the Golden Gate of the alps (a 200 m long hanging bridge), the treetop path allows you to take a walk at the same level as the squirrels in the treetops. The hanging bridge starts right next to the Lindlingalm. After crossing the bridge, you will find the start of the 800 m long circular path. Made of massive larch wood, the path takes you via steps over several floors to the treetops.
A SUMMIT TO SUIT EVERYONE
Saalbach Hinterglemm is the ideal base to explore the surrounding mountain area, from the smooth contours of the grass mountains to the rocky peaks of the Kitzbüheler alps. 400 km of well marked paths offer walking tours for everyone – sporty hikers and those who like to ramble at a slower pace.
VIRTUAL HIKING WITH THE SUMMIT LYNX APP
With the smartphone App ‚SummitLynx‘ outdoor enthusiasts can record their success on the mountains and share their experiences directly with friends and family. The summit (log) book can be used worldwide and also accessed whilst offline (without network connection). In addition, the „7 Summits of Saalbach Hinterglemm“ as well as the other traditional hiking pins from the region can be shared on Facebook. Therefore, those who have stayed at home can also follow individual tours and also gain something from the experience. The App is free of charge and can be downloaded on both IPhone and Android. www.summitlynx.com
FOR SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS
The „Seven Summits of Saalbach Hinterglemm“ tour is a highlight for experienced mountaineers. The tour is only for those are good physical shape and sure-footed. Good equipment is a must for this tour. A hiking duration of nine hours, 24 kilometres and a difference in altitude of 1,400 metres paints the picture of this moutaineering challenge. The route offers amazing views over 2,000 metres. By using the virtual summit log book, the Smartphone Summit Lynx App enables friends and family at home to follow your tour live, as well as learning insider tips about the region. The starting point for this tour is at the top station of the Schattberg X-Press.
HUNGRY FOR KNOWLEDGE?
If you would like to take the pace a little bit slower, you’ll find many panorama walks in and around Saalbach Hinterglemm. For example, the well known Pinzgau Walk from Saalbach Hinterglemm to Zell am See. Motion and knowledge combined: The homeland circular path on top of the Zwölferkogel offers historic details about the development of Saalbach Hinterglemm as a poor farmer’s village into an international tourist resort. Thrilling legends and stories take you back in time to an eventful past. Directly on the Reiteralm, the alpine flower and herbal path gives you an idea of the alpine flora and the local plants are used. Along the way from the Reiterkogel top station, you will pass one of our reservoirs.
An ‚Eldorado‘ is awating Touring bikers and Freeriders in Saalbach Hinterglemm: Over 400 kilometres of marked paths, single trails and downhill routes as well as comfortable gondolas for bike transfer, action full Bike-Parks and extraordinary events which make us one of the biggest ‚fun‘ biking destinations in Europe. The Z-Line starts alongside the middle station of the Zwölferkogel with breathtaking views of Saalbach Hinterglemm and towards the end of the valley. An absoloute highlight is the the first ‚Wallride‘ with an integrated Snapshot-Station to take your photo as a piece of memoribilia. Maybe start off with the Milka Line at the Kohlmais. The 3,2 kilometre long Freeride trail for tall and small alike. This is the ideal for a ‚fear free‘ and safe start for beginners, and those who want to take it easy. At the Reiterkogel, there are two trails – PRO Line & BLUE Line for a speedy descent. The BLUE Line was created with mountainbike beginners in mind, at the same time offering speed junkies some fun. There are steep curves, small jumps and flat Northshore elements. In contrast, the PRO Line is the place to go for experienced and bold bikers. The daunting X-Line at the Schattberg is one of the longest Freeride trails in Europe, with a lengh of over six kilometres and an altitude differene of 1.025 metres. The trail snakes from the top station to the bottom station of the Schattberg. Bikers can expect to sample a diversifying and natural trail with numerous root passages.
Fresh air and exercise, you will have an appetite! The many restaurants and huts in and around Saalbach Hinterglemm will offer plenty of choice to fill you up. From local Pinzgau dishes to a gourmet menu, there is something to suit everyone’s taste buds. The focus is on the regional products. En-route hungry mountain bikers and hikers will have a choice from over 30 mountain huts, for a hearty snack to regain their strength and something to quench the thirst, as well as a great views to enjoy in the sunshine. Delicacies range from Kasnocken (cheesey noodles), Speckknödel (bacon dumplings) to a local favourite ‚Ribs‘. An expecially tasty titbit is the Pinzgauer Blad’l, made from rye and wheat flour, fried in hot fat and filled with sauerkraut, potato salad or kohlrabi. Some of the huts offer an insight to the old ‚alm‘ traditions and mountain way of life, and may make their own cheese and milk products.
ACCOMMODATION FROM A TO Z
In Saalbach Hinterglemm, holidaymakers can choose from a wide selection of accommodation. There is something to suite every taste. Fully equipped holiday apartments with lots of space and flexibility for families. Horsey fans and nature lovers will find a holiday at the farm to their taste. For re-generation after a day out in the Sommer fresh air, many hotels offer their guests use of a modern wellness area. From sauna to swimming pool or beauty treatments, one can be sure to find the right offer. Green and health – indulge in regational products at one of the Biohotels. Teenagers and youngsters will feel especially at home in one of the more modern hotels. For those who want to remain on the mountain after a day’s hiking or biking, there are a large number of mountain huts to choose from which have much more to offer other than shared accommodation.