You can expect unique mountain and nature experiences in the most beautiful hiking areas in the Alps. As varied as the landscape, so too are our 68 affiliated houses, all of which are family run, often for generations. What unites us is the love for the mountains, our passion for hiking and the challenge, to offer our guests an exciting, enjoyable and authentic hiking holiday. Year for year. Day after day.
Since 1995 we bundle up our experiences and ideas and work together on the development of specific services that are needed for a perfect hiking holiday. The results of our work are documented in our quality program that guarantees a first-class experience and high-quality service in all member hotels.
In keeping with our promise "best alpine" each one of our hotels complies with the following criteria:
- Best location:
Our hotels are surrounded by the most beautiful hiking areas in the Alps. The hiking trails start right on their doorstep.
- Alpine competence and experience:
In all of our hotels you will meet passionate and experienced hiking experts available to you in all matters relating to your tour.
- Guided tours:
We offer you 3-5 days a week, free guided tours with our mountain adventure guides: From the family walk to selected summit tours.
- Equipment Service:
In our hotels you can borrow equipment such as hiking sticks and rucksacks free of charge upon availability.
- Hiking Taxi:
We organize the transfer to the routes in the region even for your individually planned hiking tour.
After hiking you can relax in the sauna, steam bath or with massages and soothing baths - with herbs from the Alps.
- Pleasurable and healthy cuisine.
We spoil you with culinary delights from the region, delicious wholefood and vegetarian specialties.
The Gastein Valley in Salzburg is part of the Hohe Tauern National Park natural reserve. In your hiking holiday in Bad Hofgastein discover numerous local animals and plants and also work towards the ideal fitness of your body. Hike on the partially preserved mountain pass from the ancient Rome and discover traces of bygone times. On numerous alps treat yourself to a little rest and strengthening snack from hiking. For leisure hikers the alpine trail is perfect, with fantastic views and numerous alps to rest after shorter or longer stages.
Hiking is a treat for body and soul. Nevertheless, it requires a lot of strength, therefore you need to fuel energy more often. To further explore the trail, ensure adequate hydration and a small, strengthening meal before continuing. Treat yourself to a longer rest on one of the numerous mountain pastures. In the rustic huts you may taste and enjoy their local food and relax while admiring the idyllic Gastein Valley.
After a beautiful and strenuous hike, relax in the sauna, steam chamber or swimming pool in our 4 star hiking Hotel Zum Stern. Or you may pamper your tired muscles with a soothing massage. In our comfortable rooms and suites you glide at last into a restful sleep. Magic moments in your hiking holiday in Bad Hofgastein.