Almost untouched natural surroundings in the Hohe Tauern National Park, an original landscape and plenty of sporting adventures – that is summer here with us in the ‘Valley of Alpine pastures’. And this epithet did not come about by chance. After all, there are over 40 Alpine pastures around Großarl that are tended and which you can get to on foot or by bike.

Children in a field with sheep in Großarl

Highlight in Großarltal

A summer day in the country Adventure-packed excursion on our farm

Hiking in Großarltal

The ‘Valley of Alpine pastures’ – quite simply superb for hiking

250 kilometres of very well signposted hiking paths are open to you in Großarltal in Salzburger Land – ranging from a leisurely stroll in the valley to a multi-day mountain tour. The interactive hiking map provides an initial impression of the individual hiking routes. Großarl tourist association also has lots of information about tours and hiking paths in Großarltal.

There are of course insider tips for this region in Salzburger Land – direct here with us in the Tauernhof, from the Hettegger family. During your hiking holiday we are delighted to take you to places only the locals know.

Man climbing on a via ferrata in Großarltal

Hiking & exploring the Alps

Climbing way up high

For all mountaineers and hikers who are aiming for the summits during their hiking holiday, there are lots of tours in Großarltal – ranging from grassy mountains that are easy to hike on, to challenging high mountain tours. At the head of the valley in Hüttschlag there are also two via ferratas. Give the Gletschergoaß practice via ferrata route a try to get some initial experience.

The team from Berg & Gesund welcome you to their taster climbing session every week, which incidentally is free of charge for you as a guest staying in the Tauernhof. Experienced climbing on the Kupfergeist via ferrata, which has a difficulty level of D-E, over the impressive Hüttschlager Wand.

Barbecuing in the mountains in Großarl

Alpine treats

A culinary summer experience: Fire and flames at the Tauern Grill
Gondola in the Großarl mountains in the summer

Pleasure-filled summit fun

Bergbahnen Großarl – at a leisurely pace up into the lofty heights

The valley station for the Panoramabahn is just 300 metres from the Hotel Tauernhof. In just a few minutes its gondola lifts take you up to a lofty 1840 metres. This saves you an initial climb and once you get to the top, there are various hiking tours to choose from – ranging from an easy stroll to a challenging summit hike. All information about cable-car assisted hiking and the summer opening hours for the cable car can be found here.

Road bike & Mountain bike holiday

We are cycling – thankfully

Pleasure-oriented cyclists are very well catered for in Großarltal. The valley cycle path spanning some eight kilometres from Großarl into the National Park village of Hüttschlag is particularly suitable for leisurely cycle tours with all the family. After a brief section along the country road, the cycle path proceeds direct too the traffic-free head of the valley from Hüttschlag, continuing to the picturesque Ötzlsee.

Man cycling in Großarl

Mountain bike paradise in Austria

Mountain biking with and without power

16 signposted mountain bike routes, spanning a total of over 140 kilometres are available for you to explore by mountain bike or E-Mountain bike. You decide whether you prefer your route to be leisurely, challenging or geared towards training goals. The interactive map makes choosing very easy. Incidentally: Even if you don’t have your own bike with you, nothing stands in the way of you enjoying a spontaneous cycle excursion. Just hire a bike from our partner, Sport 2000 – we have all the information for you at Reception.

Explore the natural surroundings in Salzburg

Your Tauernhof mountain bike guide

We are really ’bike mad’ – or, to put it another way: We love cycling. And we want you to share in our passion. That is why in the summer, from Monday to Saturday, there are two guided mountain bike tours every day. And of course, a mountain bike guide from our team accompanies you on your tour. And this offer is available free of charge for our guests. These are our current tours:

Mountain bike tour

  • Monday: Mooslehenalm – afternoon tour
  • Tuesday: Aigenalm – Paulhütte
  • Wednesday: Bachalm
  • Thursday: Heugathalm – Breakfast tour with landlord Christian
  • Friday: Unterwand – Karseggalm
  • Saturday: Bichlalm

E-Mountain bike tour

  • Monday: Loosbühelalm
  • Tuesday: Reitalm
  • Wednesday: Aualm
  • Thursday: Saukaralm
  • Friday: Hirschgrubenalm
  • Saturday: Breitenebenalm – breakfast tour