Hiking and Backpacking in Großarl
Enjoy the Alpine Summer in the "Valley of Huts"
Visit the alpine dairy farmers: There are more opened alpine huts in Großarltal than anywhere else in the Salzburger region. Relax in one of over 35 alpine cabins offering regional food and drink.
Blooming fields, crisp clear mountain air and a small blast of cool wind around the face. Those are the first impressions upon arriving in Großarltal. And soon afterwards one can discover just what makes this Tauern valley so charming and unique.
Over 250 km (155 miles) of marked trails lead you through the unique fauna and flora of the domestic mountain life. From relaxing strolls just outside of the town or cozy alp parties to high-altitude hiking up the mountains, there is something for everyone here. During the summer months, the farmers still "drive" their livestock up to the alpine meadows to graze. Around 40 alpine huts offer hikers homemade regional food and drink; from a fresh glass of milk, homemade bread and alpine butter to the well-known "Stamperl" - shots from self-made schnapps.
While taking such a delicious break, one takes into account the occasional grunting of the pigs or that a cow may literally be looking over your shoulder. Those who don't want to return to the valley can generally make arrangements with the farmers to spend the night.