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Group sits on viewing platform in front of mountain panorama

Hike holiday
in Gastein

The Gastein hiking region blossoms Over 600 kilometres of hiking­trails are the goal

Whether uphill, over lush pastures or through the tranquil forests, throughout your hiking holiday in Gastein, you can discover a network of over 600 kilometres of hiking trails - with such a wide variety of routes that high Alpine mountaineers and leisurely hikers alike will get their money's worth. Four mountain lifts operate in summer and transport you to the most beautiful valley peaks with little effort.

Discover the diversity of the Gastein mountains on sunrise tours, half-day or full-day tours, challenging high-altitude tours or culinary Alpine hikes. Experience the soothing effect of the mountains. You can always be free to decide which path you would like to follow because, as the saying goes, the path is the goal. The destination is always a beautiful one on a hiking holiday in Gastein. Keep your eyes peeled because there's plenty to be discovered along the way. Herbs, flowers, now and then a marmot will greet you. On higher terrain, you might even spot a chamois, and in autumn, the deer in all their glory. In Gastein, you will experience nature first hand.

Incidentally: Gastein is one of eleven regions in Austria to have been awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal. We believe it is well-deserved!

The BLÜ as a hiking hotel is the ideal base for an active holiday in Gastein. With its prominent location, right on Kaiser-Franz-Platz in the heart of Bad Hofgastein, numerous hiking trails start right outside the hotel door. The hosts of our Gastein hotel are themselves keen hikers and therefore always have new hiking tips and routes at the ready for you. Below they describe their three favourite hiking routes.

BLÜ Hiking service

  • Daily Tour advice, guided hikes, hiking information library, free hiking maps, hiking and mountain guides in the house
  • Storage space for hiking equipment, drying space for hiking equipment, cleaning space for hiking equipment
  • Hiking information library: hiking guides, cultural guides, nature or landscape guides, public transport timetables, information about huts in the region, weather data and much more.
  • Organized hiking tours in summer: different routes several times a week
    (public tours from the tourism association, free with Gastein Card or small contribution towards expenses)
  • Organized hiking tours in winter: Snow hiking & winter hikes
    (public tours from the tourism association, free with Gastein Card or small contribution towards expenses)
  • Daily hiking advice
  • Hiking lunch packages: For a fee

The BLÜsider hiking tips:

Hikers on the mountain


From the Hüttenkogel to the Graukogel

After a leisurely ascent with the rustic retro two-seater chairlift, this tour starts at the mountain station of the Graukogel lift. With beautiful views of the valley, the path leads up to the Hüttenkogel in serpentine fashion; the hike takes about an hour. From there, you have a view of the entire Gastein Valley and the big brother of the Hüttenkogel, the Graukogel. The trail up there leads over the ridge. It is only recommended for experienced mountain enthusiasts, as sure-footedness and a head for heights are called for here.

Twilight over mountain panorama


Sunrise on theon the Dorfgastein Rauchkögerl

The hiking trail to the Rauchkögerl starts in the Unterberg district of Dorfgastein. The hike partly covers forest paths and forest roads up to the Dreiwaller Chapel. Be sure to take a break here and admire the views. Afterwards, continue through the forest in the direction of "Kögerl" where you also have a great view of the neighbouring valleys. Our tip: Start your hike early in the morning. Sunrise at the Kögerl is the most wonderful start to a holiday!

Hikers on the mountain


A ridge walkabove Dorfgastein

After taking the gondola on the Fulseckbahn lift in Dorfgastein, the hike starts to the north, directly on the ridge. The signposted trail leads slightly downhill, past signposted power spots that invite you to recharge your batteries. Continue to the Artörl, an old crossing between the Gastein and Grossarl valleys. Here the signposted trail leads past rustic Alpine pastures back to the middle station and down into the valley.

Trail run paradise Gastein: On the trail of the world champions

Shaped by the Adidas Infinite Trail World Championships, Gastein has made a prominent name for itself in the trail run scene in recent years. There are two signposted trail routes here: One leads up to the Poserhöhe (not only for posers!) and up to the Gamskarkogel. Incidentally, this route was part of the Adidas Infinite Trails, so you are virtually running on World Champion ground here.

Hiking in Bad Hofgastein - an adventure from any direction. Browse through our offers or book your favourite room at the BLÜ right now!