As spring finally sets in, the long winter opens up the diverse and beautiful hiking trails in the vast Gastein Valley. They offer varied tours for young and old, for connoisseurs and sporty mountain enthusiasts. One of the absolute highlights for Steindlwirt guests is the edifying hike on the Gasteiner Höhenweg with a small detour into the Gadaunerer Gorge.
From café to café
The hiking trail itself takes around two hours to walk over 5.5 km and is a real curiosity. It goes from Café Gamskar in Bad Hofgastein in the direction of Bad Gastein to another Café Gamskar – the same name, two different locations. At an altitude of approx. 1000 m you can enjoy the wonderful view of the vast Gastein Valley. Colorful flower meadows, old farmhouses, the light forest and the rustic mills lead through the middle of the region. There is a lot to see along the way, such as the deer enclosure with red deer as well as many other small animals and other attractions. Incidentally, the Gasteiner Höhenweg can be easily combined with another hike towards Badbruck or Kötschachdorf.
The Gorge of Blooming Stones
The high trail leads through two gorges – the Remsacher gorge and the Gadauner gorge, accompanied by tunnels with information boards. Geologists in particular are particularly fond of the latter gorge, as rare rock efflorescence can be observed here. These dirty-white sulphate structures are created by the influence of oxygen and the decomposition of pyrites. This releases sulfuric acid, which in turn breaks down other types of rock. A walk through the gorge is correspondingly diverse and colorful.
Experience this and many other natural spectacles up close as a Steindlwirt guest and enjoy refreshing holiday comfort in the heart of one of the most beautiful holiday regions in the country. We look forward to your non-binding request !
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