Hiking & mountain climbing in the Austrian holiday region of Lungau
The Mautendorf mountain railway takes you up to almost 2,000 metres above sea level. In no time at all, you're practically at the summit. Hardly any other holiday region in Austria offers such a wide range of mountain experiences for all levels of difficulty as the Lungau area in the Salzburger Land. Whether you're holidaying with children, friends, seasoned fellow hikers or alone, hiking in Lungau promises unlimited freedom for all.
The valley bus takes you to the starting point of popular hiking trails around Mautendorf. When you're done, it picks you up again from the agreed spot and takes you back to Hotel Binggl. This allows you to embark on bespoke hikes through the Lungau landscapes and choose any hiking route that you fancy around Mautendorf.
Magnificent mountains and hiking throughout the seasons – country walks, long-distance hikes and mountaineering in Salzburg's Lungau region offers unforgettable experiences all year round. Check out the interactive hiking map and the myriad alpine paths to be discovered.
Hiking through the changing seasons:
In spring you can watch nature awaken, the first alpine flowers begin to open and the animals emerge from their winter hideaways.
During summer in the Alps, take a refreshing dip in one of Lungau's many sapphire mountain lakes.
In winter, cleared hiking trails around Mauterndorf offer an attractive alternative for non-skiers.
Are you craving an escape from everyday life and an active holiday in Salzburger Land? Hike in the clear, fresh mountain air along the Tauern massif in sunny Lungau, then relax in the wellness area at Hotel Binggl in Mauterndorf.
Discover the mountains around Mauterndorf in Salzburg. From easy family hikes that take in mountain lakes and alpine huts to demanding routes for seasoned mountaineers, a hiking holiday in Lungau offers a multitude of possibilities.
The most popular hiking tours in Lungau, Salzburger Land
The Lungau region of Salzburg boasts countless hiking trails through the countryside and up in the mountains. The most popular hiking trails in Lungau include:
Pure nature themed trail
Start your hiking holiday from the doorstep of the Hotel Binggl – you can reach countless trails from here.
Our top hiking tip
If you're looking for a hike, the Hotel Binggli team will be happy to help.
Our top tip – gratefully received by guests – is a hike in the Weisspriach valley:
It starts off in the village of Weisspriach and runs alongside the picturesque Longa stream flowing through the valley before heading up through the forest to the first hut. The Diktler hut serves Austrian specialities, including delicacies from the Lungau region. The hike continues on a pleasant track that leads to the Gangler hut, where you can get a delicious snack or hearty lunch.
The Binggl family and the hotel staff are happy to share more hiking tips for your summer holiday. If you fancy a hiking holiday in Lungau and are curious about hiking tours in Salzburg, simply send us a no-obligation enquiry or book directly online.
Hiking in the warm days of early autumn
Enjoy early autumn hikes in the Lungau region. Indian summers make an ideal time for hiking. As summer fades, the magnificent Lungau mountains come into their own. Hotel Binggl in Mauterndorf is a central starting point for relaxing hikes at this time of year.
What could be better than setting off on a long hike in autumn? In the Lungau region, you can choose the right hiking route from a multitude of options. Whether it's a leisurely stroll through the forest or a challenging hike up to one of the peaks, there's something for everyone in Lungau.
Mountain lakes in the UNESO Biosphere Reserve
The Lungau region is known for its mountain lakes – over 60 of them. Countless hiking trails take you high up into the mountains. Reaching a mountain lake is a remarkable experience.
In the UNESCO Biosphere Park, people live in harmony with nature, as you can see in the pristine landscapes and breathtaking scenery. Lungau offers up relaxation and renewal on every hike and walk.
Alpine huts serving food
After a steep climb, there's nothing better than refuelling at a rustic alpine hut. Lungau's mountain huts remain open until autumn and serve local specialities and treats.
The Lungau region offers plenty of challenging mountaineering for climbers who want to test their skills. There are plenty of climbs and challenges away from the popular hiking trails at all levels of difficulty. Easier routes await you in the Niedere Tauern, while experienced mountaineers should head up to Obertauern.
Of course, Lungau also has experienced mountain guides who can assist you with your climbing or mountaineering trip. The Hotel Binggl team is happy to help you find the right guide. This is especially recommended if you're not familiar with the Lungau region and its peaks.
Mountaineering in Salzburg's Lungau region – routes galore:
Hike through the Lungau mountains or scale the Preber or Hafner mountains. Fortify yourself with a substantial breakfast at Hotel Binggl, pack your rucksack and experience the alpine landscapes of Salzburger Land up close.
Hiking on holiday in Mauterndorf is an absolute pleasure, while mountaineering in the Salzburg region can provide an additional challenge. If you're keen to take it on, we look forward to receiving your no-obligation holiday enquiry or you can book online.