31 stages, 120 Alpine huts, 350 kilometres of hiking trails, special people, memorable encounters.
Whoever embarks on the "Trail of the Blue Gentian", finds happiness directly along the way: in 120 Alpine huts, with overnights in the hay or when eating Pongauer delicacies. In doing so, the Salzburger Almenweg (Salzburger Alpine Trail) and its hut people always tell stories of happiness and of a supposedly long lost world.
With the whole family on the "Trail of the Blue Gentian"
The Salzburger Almenweg is well marked: the blue flower of the Gentian shows the route through the mountains. A special incentive, especially for children, is collecting hiking stamps. The "bronze hiking pin" is awarded from the first stage. The stamp collection book is available in all tourist association offices in the valleys.
The family-friendly stages include the Stage No. 27 to Moosalm in Filzmoos which has a petting Zoo and children's playground. For even more variety for the whole family, there are entertaining themed trails such as the "Alles Alm" Trail in Obertauern, "Flori's Adventure Trail" in Flachau or the two adventure mountains "Geisterberg” in St. Johann-Alpendorf and "Wagraini's Grafenberg" in Wagrain.
Dogs are also welcome on the Salzburger Almenweg: simply ask the hut owners for the huts in which you can sleep overnight with your dogs. In the Arthurhaus on the Hochkönig (Stage No.2), there is a playground complete with swimming pool and obstacle course for dogs.