Trip reference number: 19680
Trip Operator: Ramblers Walking Holidays
An hour south of Salzburg lies the small spa of Bad Hofgastein. Dont worry that you may never have heard of it - we think it is set to become a star of our Austrian holidays as it has everything you could want from the Alps. There is a well marked system of paths both above and below the tree line whilst mountain rail and cable ways, combined with an efficient Post Bus network, enable us to wander up into this mountain region. Our walks takes us to high peaks, remote lakes and meadows flush with wild flowers where you can contemplate towering snow-covered and glacier-adorned alpine summits. Lower down we can explore the forests and pastures and catch glimpses of Gasteins gold mining past and the thermal springs that attracted royalty and celebrities in the 19th century and still attract visitors today. Bad Hofgastein is located at the confluence of several valleys, so there are many and varied walks. Several of the walks take us along the Salzburger Almenweg, a long distance trail linking picturesque alpine farms where local cheeses and hams are produced. Peaks well over 2000m such as the Httenkogel can be reached as well as panorama paths and impossibly picturesque mountain lakes. At the end of the day we return to the spa resort of Bad Hofgastein with its vast spa complex of pools and green areas in which to relax. Why not combine our Bad Hofgastein holiday with our Maria Alm holiday? Please see our Salzburgerland Alps holiday for more details.
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