Gosau, Oberösterreich, Österreich

July 1st - October 1st, 2024

Sportsman’s Tour 3 nights / 4 days - Hiking without luggage!

“World heritage region”: the mighty Dachstein – 2995 meters high – has been decorated with this award in 1997. The impressive mountain landscape along with Hallstatt and the region Dachstein Salzkammergut were named world heritage region by UNESCO.

Requirements and general information
The tour mainly covers alpine terrain. You will need appropriate mountain equipment and basic stamina. Necessary mountain equipment: ankle-high boots, functional clothes, rucksack, food and water, rain and sun protection, first-aid kit, mobile phone, possibly hiking sticks,…Your route is recorded for posterity when you enter your name in every hut logbook in the Dachstein Mountains. The routes are well signposted, although the signs could partly be covered by snow. Hence, it is imperative that you take your maps and the Dachstein hiking book with you. An experienced guide is available to accompany you upon request.
The carrying out of the tour is dependent on weather conditions! Alternative walking routes are always possible.
  • 3 nights
  • 3 x overnight stay with breakfast in huts – communal bunks (hut sleeping bag mandatory)
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information that you need for the tour
  • 1 x cable car trip to the Zwieselalm
  • 1 x hiking map (1 x per room)
  • 1 x Dachstein hiking book (1 x per room)
  • 1 x bus ticket OR transfer from Obertraun to Gosau
  • Daily service hotline from 08.00 - 18.00 o’clock (also on weekends)
  • A tree for your booking – we plant a tree for your booking
  • Breakfast

1st day: Individual arrival in Gosau and cable car to the Zwieselalm, hike to the Hofpuergl lodge
~10 km, 4-5 hrs, altitude difference á 850 m / â 860 m
Overnight stay at the Hofpuergl lodge.
2nd day: From the Hofpürglhütte todays hike leads you along the timber line and through limestone landscape. At this high altitude hiking trail you walk around the valley above Filzmoos and finally reach the Dachstein Südwandhütte. 
~11 km, 5-6 hrs, altitude difference á 762 m / â 586 m
Overnight stay Dachstein Südwandhütte
3rd day: For the alpine hike to Guttenberg lodge two variants are possible:
1. Walk through the valley. From the Südwandhütte the trail leads you to the valley station of the cable car and further on to Ramsau. You head on via the Anton-Baum-trail, cross the timber line again and ascent to Guttenberg lodge. Recommended in cloudy and foggy weather conditions.
~15 km, 4-5 hrs, altitude difference á 1048 m / â 785 m
2. Ascent by cable car to the Dachstein glacier (to be paid on spot). High altitude hike on trail 674 to Guttenberg lodge
~9,5 km, 4-5 hrs, altitude difference á 264 m / â 861 m
Overnight stay at Guttenberg lodge.

ATTENTION: If you decide to take the route via the Dachstein Glacier it is very important to make a reservation for your gondola ride here: www.derdachstein.at/en - at minimum 1 week in advance. Otherwise the gondola could be fully booked.
For the reservation guests are responsible for themselves.

4th day: High altitude hike from the Guttenberghaus over the plateau “Am Stein”, to Krippenegg, one mainstay of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hallstatt – Dachstein – Salzkammergut with its viewing platforms and ice caves ~16 km, 6 h, altitude difference á 241 m / â1781 m;         
Optional descent with the cable car to Obertraun. (to be paid on spot)
Take the public bus from Obertraun back to Gosau (time schedule included in documents).
Individual departure or additional nights

possible date of arrival


from price
  • € 255,00 per person
  • bookable from 1 person
Travel period (01.07.2024 - 01.10.2024)
From to
01.07.2024, to 01.10.2024

non-binding inquiry

Rates per person and arrangement in €:

01.07. - 01.10.2024
alpine huts, communal bunks with bus transfer   255,--
Supplement half board    103,--
Supplement for single traveller   10,--
extra charge transfer Obertraun – Gosau 1-2 Pax   97,--
additional person   17,--
Mountain guide   on request
Day of arrival   daily
Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 4,-- per person/per night)
Prices are subject to change

Notes on staying at an Alpine lodge:

  • *Hut sleeping bag: blankets are available in the huts; necessary but mandatory is only a lightweight cotton/silk sleeping bag liner
  • Due to their location, not all huts can offer running water, hot water or showers. In some cases there is also no flushing system in the toilets.
  • On most huts, card payment is not possible. Take enough cash with you for food and drinks.
  • Dogs on request; not allowed in the sleeping areas. Attended stay in the winter room possible, partly dog kennels available, extra costs to be paid on spot. In Austria there is a general linen and muzzle requirement!

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.
Prices are subject to change.
Our recommendations:
Get a travel cancellation insurance.
Become a sponsor of Austrian mountain rescue and enjoy the comprehensive rescue protection: www.bergrettung-ooe.at/en/foerderer-werden
Plan sustainable and travel by public transportation (train/bus).

  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

We recommend travel cancellation insurance:

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

conditions of travel


Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH
Götzstraße 12
4820 Bad Ischl

Phone +43 6132 24000-0
E-Mail wandern@salzkammergut.co.at
Web www.salzkammergut.co.at

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