Walking Holidays in Austria - Schladming - Valleys & Mountains


Holiday Highlights
  • Superb walking with perfected contrasts and variations
  • Walk within the Enns valley dominated by stark limestone mountains
  • Take the cable car to Dachstein Summit at 2700m, descend across glaciers


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Your Austrian base is Schladming in the Enns valley, the Enns is a lively river which flows east to join the Danube. The Enns valley is dominated to the north by the stark limestone mountains, of which Dachstein (the ‘Roof Stone’) is the largest. To the south are the peaks of the Schladminger Tauern. There is a network of post buses that run from the main valley either onto terraces such as Ramsau, or linking small villages or of greater importance to walkers routes will take you down side valleys deep into the mountains. All the transport with Planai and RVB buses in the area are free with a Summer Card, also cable cars and most local museums and attractions, including the cable car ride to Dachstein Summit.

Schladming is in the main town of the valley and is in the province of Steiermark, sometimes rendered in English as Styria. It has a compact historical centre dating back 700 years with all urban facilities including banks, restaurants, shops, a hospital and swimming pool. Outside the skiing season it retains a calm, genteel ambience.

The walking is quite superb with a great variation of types. You have the opportunity to walk down small valleys alongside fast flowing rivers, through gorges with a high suspension bridge to traverse, gentle alpine walking between villages, or ‘classic’ high alpine walks. You can take the cable car to Dachstein at 2700m and for the adventurous descend across a glacier. Local authorities are making a determined effort to attract more walkers and the result is a network of well-signed paths of all levels of difficulty.

Guided walking
Every week there are guided walks four days a week of different levels, including the Glacier Hike, all are free but subject to minimum numbers. Details available upon request.

Walk Grading
Self guided - Easy, Moderate & Challenging.

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Posthotel - 4 Star

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Located in the pedestrian zone in the centre of Schladming, this charming 4* hotel offers a modern wellness and beauty centre for all guests to use. With 400 years of tradition running through the hotel, you can enjoy their historic restaurant which offers fine cuisine, an open fireplace and a terrace on the main square. During summer, guests also receive the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard which provides many free benefits and discounts such as free local cable cars and buses.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe and private bathroom with WC, shower, bath and hairdryer. 

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Hotel Zirngast - 3 Star

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This is a hotel that has been in the Zirngast family for generations. Marcel and his partner Andrea took over the hotel from his parents and in 2010 was responsible for the addition of 22 new rooms complementing the original rooms (which have recently been refurbished) making 29 in total. The family is steeped in exercising traditional Styrian hospitality, so you will be assured of a friendly welcome. The hotel is just 750 metres from the station, you can use the frequent bus which stops outside the hotel door. During summer, guests also receive the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard which provides many free benefits and discounts such as free local cable cars and buses. 

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe and private bathroom with WC, shower and hairdryer. 


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Availability Information

It is possible to go from the end of May to the middle of October The temperature has an average high in July and August of 23C with June and September cooler and April and October an average high of 14C.

The best time to go is late Spring before the summer peak temperatures and spring flowers are in abundance, equally September and October are good with cooler weather lower rainfall and autumn colours starting.  July and August the area is at its busiest, but quieter than many other Austrian locations.

Please note our best to go information is generally referring to the walking which may fall in the early or late season in some places. This may mean that not all tourist facilities will be open at the time you visit.

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