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Hiking and enjoying
Hiking mountains and trails as far as the eye can see
The selection of hiking trails is vast. The Sisi Roundabout Trail, Schmitten’s shortest hiking trail, is dedicated to Austria’s former empress and is only about 2 km long. It takes you around the Schmitten summit, starts and finishes at the Elisabeth Chapel. You complete it in just half-an-hour, and can then relax over coffee and cakes.
On the High Altitude Promenade to the Sonnkogel, you need a bit more time. It promises a lot: along an easy-going hiking path are demo boards, wooden statues and fresh mountain herbs to be discovered. A detour to the Salersbachköpfl is also rewarding, it offers fabulous roundabout views of Pinzgau’s grassy mountains, the Steinberge of Leogang, the Steinerne Meer (“sea of stone”), Wilder Kaiser (“wild emperor”), Grossglockner and lots more. It’s an eye-opener!
Another popular summit for hikers is one of the Schmittenhöhe’s neighbouring peaks, the Maurerkogel. It is accessed via the well known long-distance trail Pinzgauer Spaziergang. It requires a bit of fitness and practice. The hike to the Maurerkogel takes about 1.5 hrs (outward and return: 3 hrs.).
The hike along the above-mentioned Pinzgauer Spaziergang requires more physical condition. It starts on the Schmittenhöhe and leads along the Salzach valley for 25 km into Oberpinzgau. Many peaks are passed along the way and there are numerous chances to "drop out" and return. Sturdy footwear and sure-footedness are a must.