Hiking in Salzkammergut in Upper Austria
Out and about in the Dachstein West hiking region
Gosau is situated nestled into the vast Gosau valley that turns out to be a variety-packed paradise for all discerning hikers. Numerous options for hikes lie at your feet directly from Hotel Sommerhof's doorstep: around picturesque lakes, up to mountain pastures or even a mountain tour on the Dachstein. Discover the region in probably the most beautiful way while hiking.
Hiking for leisurely hikers
Stunning, maintained hiking routes that can be walked by anyone entice you out around the hotel. You can reach Löckersee lake, a impressive moorlands lake at 1,400 metres altitude behind which the jagged Gosaukamm rises majestically, on foot on a roughly one and a half hour sophisticated mountain hike. The numerous mountain pastures are also popular hiking destinations where a stop at the mountain huts for fresh delicious treats entices you as a reward, for example the nearby Zwieselalm. Anyone who would like to take things a bit more leisurely can let themselves be taken part of the way by cable car.
A hiking tip for families
Our hiking tip for a leisurely family tour is the Ebenalm. You start at the idyllically situated Lower Lake Gosau from where you hike 2.5 km to the Ebenalm. Including a generous rest and priceless panorama you are back at Lake Gosau again in 3 hours, where you can cool your feet down in the water.
The current owner's grandfather used to accompany guests at the Sommerhof on guided hikes back in the 1960s – at that time a pioneering achievement. We have of course kept this tradition. Depending on the season, we have free guided hikes for you on the programme every week. Our keen hiking guests confirm to us time and time again that the guided hikes arranged taking the participants' requests into account and the weather conditions are very special experiences.
Hiking for mountaineers
Discerning hikers and mountaineers can find numerous alpine challenges in the Dachstein West region with the Dachstein as the highest mountain.
If required, we will be happy to provide you backpacks and back carriers for children at Hotel Sommerhof. Other equipment is available for hire by leaving a deposit at the Gosau tourist office's hiking test centre.
A hiking holiday in Salzkammergut
Look forward to the relaxing and variety-packed Dachstein West hiking region in the widely appreciated Salzkammergut where breathtaking views and natural gems accompany you practically every step of the way. You are welcome to ask for personal recommendations for hiking routes as well as map material at Hotel Sommerhof. Make your dream of a hiking holiday in Salzkammergut come true and send a no-obligation enquiry to Hotel Sommerhof in Gosau!