First of all…
The following hike is a high alpine hiking tour. Mountain experience, stamina, sure-footedness and good preparation are the best prerequisites for a successful and safe day trip. Please do not attempt it wearing sports shoes, normal street shoes or flip-flops! This ensures nothing will get in the way of an adventurous hike. Still have questions? For more safety tips, click here ... And now enjoy reading about this tour.
Difficult tour for experienced mountaineers
A very beautiful, but not quite unsafe way, which requires high-alpine equipment, vertigo freedom and a good stamina.
Starting from the "Adamekhütte", the way leads over glacier ground joints and moraines to the opposite side of the glacier. In the beginning, the way leads towards the valley, then on the rock ramp, and finally upwards again. It crosses below the "Eiskarlspitz" and the "Hochkesselkopf", in which safety ropes are provided throughout this part of the way. You follow the trail up to the "Reißgangsattel" and through the very steep "Reißgangschlucht", which can be coverd with snow in summer. After passing this black spot. you've covered about 5 hours. The final hour of the track, to the "Hofpurgelhütte" is quite relaxing
Accessibility/arrival: The way "Linzerweg" starts at the hut Adamek. You can leave your car at the parking area at the lake Gosau.
Hiking path "Linzerweg" Gosau
On this hiking tour you will be in high alpine terrain. Although the mobile phone reception is widespread in Austria, there can still be so-called dead spots in some places. Here are a few important tips for mountain hikers. We wish you an eventful hiking day in the Salzkammergut! Your editorial team
Tip from the Editorial Team
Mobile Phone Reception in Alpine Terrain
You should bear this in mind:
On this hiking tour you will be in high alpine terrain. Although the mobile phone reception is widespread in Austria, there can still be so-called dead spots in some places. Here are a few important tips for mountain hikers.
We wish you an eventful hiking day in the Salzkammergut!
Your editorial team
Tips: Hiking in autumn
Autumn is here! Hooray! The most beautiful hiking season of the year! However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when hiking, especially at this time of year.
- Plan tours properly.
- Start early. Especially for high alpine hikes.
- Attention: It gets dark early!
- If you are staying overnight in a hut, register in good time by telephone.
- Do not miss the last cable car ride down the mountain when on mountain tours.
- Information on the current operating times of the cable cars in connection with a hike can be found below under "Information at a Glance".
- Check snow conditions. Because at this time of the year the first snow can already fall in the high mountains.
- We have summarised further important safety tips below.
- We wish you an unforgettable hiking autumn in the Salzkammergut.
Your editorial team
Safety Tips for Hikers
Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!