Saalbach & Hinterglemm Holidays

Fantastic walking and FREE use of all lifts* and buses at selected hotels

Surrounded by rolling hills and countryside, Saalbach and Hinterglemm in the scenic Glemm valley are a paradise for walkers offering 400km of well marked paths and more than 30 rustic mountain huts along the way.

Available at selected hotels, the Saalbach Hinterglemm Joker Card’ gives FREE unlimited use of all cable cars* and walkers’ buses in the valley, plus guided walks and free entrances to various attractions, making this beautiful region fantastic value and a joy to explore. The Joker card covers all use of trains and buses (SVV lines and OBB trains) in the Pinzgau region free of charge - Visit Zell am See, Taxenbach Gorge, Krimml Waterfalls and much more.

There is a huge range of activities for families, and it is also one of Austria’s premier mountain biking areas. Both villages have attractive pedestrianised centres with a good choice of shops, cafés and restaurants. Traditional folklore events, band concerts and weekly festivals take place throughout July and August.

In Saalbach & Hinterglemm you'll have one of our reps in resort who will know the local area and can assist you with any queries.

Added value

Free Saalbach & Hinterglemm 'Joker Card' (resort card) at selected hotels

Free use of all lifts & walkers' buses at selected hotels

Free entrance to local attractions - with resort card

  • from£598pp
  • 94 rooms
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Set in wonderful panoramic landscaped gardens with unspoilt views of the surrounding mountains.

  • from£618pp
  • 53 rooms
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This very special, family run hotel sits in beautiful gardens with pools and natural swimming pond. Combining timeless tradition with contemporary style, the Theresia has an reputation for excellence including its award winning cuisine (2 Gault Millau toques), organically certified cuisine and a prime location. 

  • from£548pp
  • 64 rooms
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Hotel Glemmtalerhof benefits from a central town position with luxury facilities, extensive food options and first- class service. The rustic exterior and neat furnishings add to the homely ambience in this modern hotel.

  • 29 rooms
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In a scenic, elevated position 200m from the centre of Saalbach with great views down the valley, the Hotel Kohlmais is run by the Gappmaier family and offers superb cuisine, a warm welcome and personal service throughout your stay.

Useful Information
Information about Saalbach & Hinterglemm
Resort Code ATSA/ATHI
Languages spoken English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.389931
Longitude 12.636730
Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from
Wednesday/Saturday
Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Saturday
Salzburg Gatwick
Birmingham
Manchester
Stansted
Glasgow

Transfer Approx. 2hrs by coach 

Supplements may apply on some flights

Self drive is available

 

 

 

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: Yes

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE

Salzburg

Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the medieval Old Town and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. An optional walking tour brings the history of this beautiful city to life, optional city walking tour, pay locally.

Full day, from £35 Summer 2020

BOOK LOCALLY

Grossglockner Mountain

A magnificent drive along a famous Alpine road leading right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park up to the highest mountain in Austria at 3,073m, for breathtaking glacier views and a chance to see wild marmots at close range. One of our most popular excursions for nature lovers, we enjoy lunch on top of the mountain.

 

Please note we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Resort Combination

Two Centres | Combine your stay in Saalbach & Hinterglemm with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria. We recommend St. Gilgen for a relaxing lakeside holiday experience.

Things To Do

Saalbach Hinterglemm is home to Austria's largest dedicated mountain biking area, with 400km of marked trails suitable for all abilities, as well as guided cycle tours. The 'Saalbach Hinterglemm Joker Card' gives free use of all cable cars and walkers' buses in the valley, plus guided walks and free entrances to various attractions, making it easy to explore on holidays in Saalbach and Hinterglemm. Both villages have attractive pedestrianised centres with a good choice of shops, cafés and restaurants which can be accessed with ease from Saalbach and Hinterglemm hotels.

Resort 'Joker' Card - Free to all guests at selected hotels (See individual hotel pages)

The excellent value Saalbach & Hinterglemm "Joker Card" is given to you on arrival by your hotel from 25th May 2020 and includes:

  • Free use of all lifts in the valley*
  • Free use of the walkers’ buses
  • Free guided walks (up to 10 per week, ankle-high boots required)
  • Free entrance to the outdoor pool in Saalbach
  • Free use of the tennis courts, mini golf, bike park
  • Free use of the sightseeing train at the end of the valley
  • Free or discounted rates on many other local attractions.

The Joker card has been extended for Summer 2020 at selected hotel's covering all use of trains and buses (SVV lines and OBB trains) in the Pinzgau region free of charge - Visit Zell am See, Taxenbach Gorge, Krimml Waterfalls and much more!

*Once daily use of the Asitz and Steinbergbahn gondolas in Leogang,

 

Other things to do in and around Saalbach and Hinterglemm

  • Good selection of shops & cafés in each village
  • 400km of marked paths
  • E-Bike hire
  • Guided bike tours
  • Cycling, mountain biking and 3 bike parks
  • Three children’s adventure playgrounds and mystery paths
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • 9 hole golf course
  • Austrian skittles
  • Archery
  • High rope course
  • Mini-golf
  • Folk & ski museum
  • Crystal museum
  • Distillery
  • Tourist train
  • Birds of Prey displays
  • Zell am See (40mins by bus)

 

Family Summer holidays 

In Saalbach Hinterglemm, families always come first, as family time is precious. Fun and excitement are the most important factors to make sure that the children have a great time. It is healthy to get bored from time to time, but please not on holiday! 

  • The Montelino’s Adventure Path (From the mountain peak to Kohlmais lift middle station you pass through the woods and over meadows, where various activity stations are). Montelino’s Water Playground is located at the end of Montelino’s adventure trail. 
  • The Montelino’s Peak Playground (The children’s playground at the top of Zwölferkogel mountain makes all children hearts beat faster. Enjoy the panoramic views over Saalbach Hinterglemm while your children explore the playground and test their climbing skills.) (Closed Summer 2019)
  • The Jump & Slide Park is surrounded by an impressive mountain panorama at Saalbach river’s source, it has an eight-meter high jump tower, a trampoline area and a freestyle ramp (kicker) for a fun day out for all the family.

Festivals and Events

There is a full programme of events throughout the summer including village brass band concerts, torchlit walks, live music at various mountain alms, and regular evening entertainment with food stalls, traditional music and dancing.

Car hire is available 

Local bus service is available 

Walking

The mountains and valleys around Saalbach and Hinterglemm are a walker’s paradise with an extensive network of over 400km of marked paths and 4 cable-cars to enable nature lovers and hikers to explore the area with ease. Walks can be extended or shortened to suitability, from panoramic trails at the top of lift stations to longer ridge walks and extensive day hikes throughout the valley. Dotted all around are rustic mountain alms with stunning unspoiled views, making this area a joy to explore.


Popular Walks include:


Pinzgauer Ridgeway 6 hrs (Slightly challenging)
A wonderful panoramic hiking trail from the top of the Schattberg gondola all the way across the top of the mountains to the Schmittenhöhe gondola above Zell am See. Fantastic views. Take the lift down and return by bus. A good level of fitness is required. 


Alpine Herbal Garden Trail (2½ hrs) Easy
A scenic loop walk from the top of the Reiterkogel lift, through forested paths to the Alpine Herbal Garden trail, stopping at the Reiteralm for lunch.


Kohlmais Panorama 3½ hrs (Moderate)
For stunning views take the Kohlmais lift up and walk along the Saalachtaler Höhenweg to the Schönleitenhütte for lunch, and back through woodland to the top station

 

Free Guided Walks

The Saalbach Hinterglemm Tourist office runs an extensive programme of guided walks each week free with the Joker Card, which explore the full length of the valley. Up to 7 walks per week are provided and a hiking badge is on offer for completion of the week depending on how many points you collect. Suitable supportive footwear and a good level of fitness is required.

 

Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 2019

The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:

Reiterkogel cable car – open from approx 7 to 10 June, 15 to 16 June, 20 June to 27 October 2019

Kohlmais cable car - open from approx 30 May to 6 October 2019 

Schattberg X-press - open from approx 14 June to 29 September 2019

Westgipfel cable car* - open from approx 24 May to 14 June 2019 to mid station, 15 June to 29 September 2019 to the top station

* Substitute cable car for the Zwölferkogel cable car, which will be rebuilt in 2019.

 

Good to know

  • Free "Joker" Card entitles you to unlimited use of operating cable cars,buses local swimming, minigolf and tennis and discount on archery, zip wires, high rope courses, summer toboggans, flying foxx, tree top walkway and yoga (selected hotels only)
  • Local concerts and festivals are a great way to take in Austrian culture
  • The Golden Gate Bridge of the alps is at the end of the valley and is the highest tree top walk in Austria
  • Children can enjoy kids hiking trails, orienteering routes, hidden woodland magic trails, motor-skills balance paths, mountain adventure playgrounds and Käpt’n Hooks adventure pool with slides 
  • There is a large variety of downhill mountain bike trails 
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