Ennstal is a river valley nestled between the limestone crags of the Dachstein massif and the abundant waters of the Tauern range. Which makes it a popular destination for hikers. From Schladming in the west to Grimming-Donnersbachtal in the east of the region, the trail network boasts over 1000 km of marked hiking paths. Whether a leisurely walk with your whole family or a challenging alpine expedition: The extraordinary variety of the landscape speaks for itself. Green high valleys, lush alpine meadows and enchanted forests are your constant companions during many tours. With 300 mountain tarns, 100 waterfalls and countless springs, Schladming-Dachstein is also one of the most water-rich regions of Austria. No wonder, then, that it is also famous as the “valley of 1000 springs”.
If you would like to get to know some of the secret spots, simply take part in one of the many guided hikes of the region. Hiking in Austria, and in Schladming-Dachstein in particular, means pure enjoyment.
With so many hiking opportunities, you are spoiled for choices. But regardless of which hike you eventually decide to set out on, you can always count on one thing: All of the hikes are beautiful and absolutely unique. So, simply hit the trail – a tour destined to become your own personal favorite awaits!
In case you need a little “jumpstart” at the beginning: Eight mountain lifts are available to you in summer to help you get those first vertical gains under your belt in practically no time. And some really great news: The Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard, which you receive automatically when you stay at a partner business, includes one ride up and down the mountain on the lift of your choosing every day. In addition, the Sommercard doesn’t only give you free admission to over 100 attractions, it also includes numerous bonus discounts throughout the region.