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, an 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.
Enjoying the landscape and being able to fully rely on your mountain guide Betty, what more do you need for a successful hike? While you enjoy the beauty of nature, feel the strength of your body and breathe the fresh mountain air, Betty will guide you to the most beautiful places and show you the most magnificent spots. And she does it all with a lot of "Gosinger" hospitality. A real Gosau mountain experience!
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.
You still need hiking boots, hiking poles or want a modern hiking backpack? In the "Best of Hiking" test center in the tourist office in Gosau you can borrow hiking equipment from leading outdoor manufacturers free of charge!
If you still need something more, it's best to stop by at "Sport Jirka". This is the sports store we trust, right at the big crossroads in the center of town. Excellent quality, friendly service and great products are waiting for you!
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!