Discover panoramic mountain views on this moderately challenging walk over the Hohe Salve mountain to Brixen. You can shorten the morning leg of this walk by taking the cable car.
This picturesque route takes in a climb through woodland and across alpine meadows up to the Hohe Salve mountain. From here, you’ll get panoramic views of the surrounding summits. The descent down to Brixen will take you past a number of reservoirs, including Filzalmsee, before proceeding down ski pistes and along the Jordanbach river to Brixen im Thale.
Enjoy lunch at the Hohe Salve panoramic restaurant (which has an outdoor terrace). Why not take a refeshing dip in the Filzalmsee reservoir?
Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
A number of sections of this walk pass through fields containing livestock. Always look out for animals when entering a field. Keep your distance from the animals and remember to close gates after you.
The weather can change rapidly in the mountains, so always carry waterproofs with you. Don’t forget that your exposure to sunlight increases and the temperature decreases as you climb to higher altitudes.
You don’t need a packed lunch for this hike as you can purchase a range of snacks and more substantial meals at the restaurant at the Hohe Salve summit. There are also a number of lodges before and after the summit. Make sure you take enough water with you.
Points of Interest
Skiwelt Hohe Salve – http://www.hohe.salve.at/
Website for Hohe Salve Skiwelt. This page provides information on the cable cars, lodges and hiking trails.
Skipping this stage - There are trains and buses between Hopfgarten and Brixen im Thale. Detailed timetables can be found on the homepage of ÖBB: https://www.oebb.at/
You can also shorten this hike a bit and descend behind the Filzalmsee with the gondola lift Hochbrixen to Brixen im Thale. Travel times and prices can be found here: https://www.tirol.at/reisefuehrer/sport/wandern/bergbahnen-im-sommer/a-gondelbahn-hochbrixen
Local Taxi - Taxi Brixental Westendorf und Hopfgarten +43 (0) 5334 6465
This tour is available on the following itineraries: WATKAT