Vordergugg - starting point for hiking
For guests who enjoy hiking and mountaineering we have a special offer:
Through our membership in the local hiking club you can join from late spring into autumn free guided hiking and mountain tours. National park rangers and mountain guides will bring you closer the unique mountain, lake and alpine scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park in exciting hiking tours. For more distant hiking destinations you will be picked up by the hiking taxi and brought back home after the tour.
We as your host are also looking forward to offer you individual walking tours that we conduct ourself. Just contact us - we will advise you and respond to your needs and ideas.
Our Hiking Services
- Weekly hike with the host - on request
- Free participation in hiking tours, organized by our local
hiking club - see program below
- Free use of our walking sticks, backpacks, maps and mountain bikes
- Hiking info-centre with hiking guides, brochures and flyers to
trails, places of excursions and current events.
Required alpine hiking equipment:
ankle-high hiking boots, mountaineering and trekking clothes, sufficient drinking water, snacks, ...
If needed, we can help you out for free with walking sticks, backpacks and maps.
Hiking program 2017
with free hiking shuttle service
Pre-season: 15. May to 30. June 2017
Mondays: Walk to an alm (Hörgeralm) in Mittersill, sunside of mountains
Pick-up at hotel: 8:30 a.m.
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Difficulty: medium (about 700 Hm approach & descent)
Wednesdays: The world of the bees - hike along the bee trail with subsequent honey tasting (Hollersbach, sunside of mountains )
Pick up at hotel: 9:30 a.m.
Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours with explanations about the topic of honey
Possibility to stop at a restaurant (Gasthaus Oberkrammern) at the end of the hike
Difficulty: easy - medium (about 350 Hm descent)
Fridays: Hike to the untouched forrest "Dorfer Öd" (Uttendorf, valley of Stubach / lake Weißsee)
Pick-up at hotel: 8:30 a.m.
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Difficulty: medium (approx. 600 Hm approach & descent)
High season: 3 July to 8 September 2017
Sundays: Hike along the nature monument "Schösswendklamm" to the mountain lake "Hintersee" (Mittersill)
Meeting with a National Park Ranger to explore the characteristics of the lake
Mondays: The Brentling - One mountain, two valleys (Mittersill) - Mountain tour with summit experience
Tuesdays: Hike along the creek trail to the popular alm "Senningeralm" in the valley of Hollersbach
Meeting with a national park ranger to explore the peculiarities of the valley of Hollersbach
Wednesdays: Tired calfs? After a guided tour through the herb garden in Hollersbach a rubbing alcohol is produced and tested together. Makes your tired hiking calfs fit for the next hiking tours!
Thursdays: Walk to one of the highest grass mountains of Europe - the Gaisstein (Stuhlfelden); mountain tour
Fridays: Hike to the "Mittersiller Platte" (1787m) or to Mittersill's house mountain - the Pihapper (2513m); Mittersill, mountain tour
Low season: 11. September to 3. November 2017
Mondays: Walk to an alm (Vorderlachalm) in the valley of Hollersbach
Wednesdays: Hiking around the high moor "Wasenmoos" (Mittersill, sunny mountain side)
Fridays: Hike to the nature jewel forrest "Wiegenwald" (Uttendorf, valley of Stubach / lake Weißsee)
Hiking Badge "Alpenrose" - Reward for hard working hikers in the region Mittersill-Hollersbach-Stuhlfelden!
Hike three guided hiking destinations from the walking program and get the hiking pin "Alpenrose".
Ask us for your personal hiking pass.
Here you can visit your personal tour guide:
National Park museum in Mittersill
Discover at the "National Park Centre Hohe Tauern" in Mittersill the alpine world around the Grossglockner: More than 266 threethousand meter high mountains, 342 glaciers and the Krimmel waterfalls are brought close to you in eight interactive stations of the museum.
Visit the new 360 ° - 3D cinema in the National Park Centre. You can find more information here.
Click here for your personal tour guide :
Skiing, sledding and winter hiking in
National Park Hohe Tauern
The surrounding ski areas Kitzbühel, Kaprun, Zell am See, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Weißsee, Wildkogel and Krimml / Gerlos offer our guests perfect winter sport facilities. The next ski area Kitzbühel Alps was awarded in 2015 as “the world's best ski area”. It has 170 km of slopes, numerous cross country skiing trails and can be reached in 10 minutes by car. More information on the Kitzbühel Alps ski area can be found here.
Mittersill is offering numerous possibilities for cross-country skiing:
Only minutes away from our house starts the Blizzard trail - about 3.1 km extends the artificial snow trail and is lighted from 5 PM – 9 PM. This trail has a double track for classic skiing and a skating trail.
More than 200km long is the Pinzga Trail which extends along the valley of Salzach between Krimml and Zell am See / Fusch and Rauris. The Pinzga Trail offers both a dual track for classic skiing and a skating trail. The Pinzga Trail includes several high trails like the moor trail at Pass Thurn. More information on Pinzga Trail, a cross-country ski map and tour suggestions can be found here.
Just 10 minutes away from our house is the sunny moor trail at Pass Thurn at an altitude of 1250m. About 22 km long is the double track for classic skiing and the skating trail there. The moor trail offers both beginners and advanced skiers the right trails.
In the ski area "Wildkogel" in Bramberg / Neukrichen am Großvenediger find the longest toboggan run of the world. This extends over 14 kilometers and is only 15 minutes by car away from Vordergugg. The lift in Bramberg, called “Smaragdbahn” and the lift in Neukirchen, called “Wildkogelbahn”, bring guests to an altitude of 2200m. From the top you can admire the illuminated track until 10 PM. You can be tobogganing about 1350 vertical meters down or making after the half track a small stop in the hut "meantime". The ascent to the mountain station is possible until 4 PM. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the lift “Smaragdbahn” in Bramberg and on Saturdays the lift “Wildkogelbahn” in Neukrichen runs in suitable weather until 6.30 PM up to the mountain station.
Information on other toboggan runs you can find here.
The Hohe Tauern National Park offers even in winter numerous hiking opportunities. Take part in one of the guided snowshoe hikes that are offered directly by the National Park. The snowshoe tours lead among others to the Krimml Achental with visit to the Krimml Waterfalls or into the two valleys Sulzbachtal and Hollersbachtal. For families with children we can recommend the wildlife watching tour with feeding deer in Habachtal. We can sign you in these and other guided winter hikes at national park administration. More information you can find in the annual program of the National Park Hohe Tauern.