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The Glockner Trail

Explore the Glockner Trail: A 7-day journey past Austria's highest peaks, through ancient glaciers, and into the heart of alpine wilderness.
Starting point
Finish point
7 days / 6 nights
June - September
Technical level
Uneven trails with bigger rocks, steep sections and exposed terrain. Requires basic hiking experience
Fitness level
For avid hikers, used to long days out with longer steep sections
From: 1,189€/person

Marvel at the Pasterze Glacier, the country’s largest glacier

Witness the iconic Grossglockner, Austria’s highest summit

Journey through the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria’s oldest

Traverse paths that reveal the earth’s ancient story, from dramatic gorges to the remnants of the last Ice Age

Encounter authentic mountain huts along your journey, offering a taste of the local lifestyle and hospitality

Experience the unique flora and fauna of the Austrian Alps

The Franz Josefs Höhe at the Grossglockner Alpine Road, Carinthia, Austria

Explore modern refuges among ancient peaks

Kaprun village with typical pension against Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Salcburg region, Austrian Alps

Stay where Tyrolean charm meets majesty

Kaprun Hochgebirgsstauseen, Salzburger Land, Austria

Reflect at serene Mooserboden Reservoir

Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria along with the Pasterze glacier, Europe

Traverse the wilds above the Pasterze glacier

Valley in the Austrian alps in summer on a sunny day

Follow the alpine rivers' flow

Man slice up delicious South Tyrolean smoked bacon and cheese with flat bread lying on a rustic table

Savor local delicacies in the alpine air

Sheep grazing on lush green alpine meadow with panoramic view of snow covered mountain peaks of High Tauern in Fusch am Grossglockner, Salzburg, Austria. Beautiful nature in remote Austrian Alps

Gaze at Grossglockner's high alpine beauty

Am Kalser Tauern zwischen Osttirol und Salzburg

Contemplate history at alpine pilgrimage sites

Included in price

6x accommodations with breakfast

Tour design and organization

Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions

Service and support during your hike

GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app


What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Toilet paper
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sleeping liner
Backpack 25-30 l
Some cash for food

Discover the untouched beauty of the Austrian Alps, where each day unveils new vistas and challenges. From the serene waters of the Mooserboden Reservoir to the rugged beauty of the Grabenschlucht gorge, the Glockner Trail offers a diverse palette of landscapes.

The Glockner Trail, set in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, offers a captivating seven-day hike around Austria’s highest peak, the Grossglockner.

This trail is a treasure trove of alpine wonders, from the Pasterze Glacier, Austria’s largest glacier, and high alpine peaks to verdant pastures cultivated by mountain farmers for centuries.

As an immersive experience into the heart of Austria’s oldest national park, the trail is a sanctuary for rare flora and fauna. Golden eagles, bearded vultures, ibex, and chamois are just some of the wildlife that may grace your journey.

The journey is punctuated by stays in traditional alpine huts, where the charm of rustic living meets the warmth of Tyrolean hospitality.

The trail’s finale brings you close to the awe-inspiring Grossglockner, standing tall as a symbol of alpine majesty.

On the Glockner Trail, our role is to ensure your journey is as breathtaking as the landscapes you’ll traverse. We take care of all the essentials: from booking your stays in charming alpine huts to providing a personalized travel booklet filled with detailed tour information.

Navigate with ease using our user-friendly GPS app, and rest assured with our 24/7 support ready to assist you every step of the way.

With these comprehensive services, we’re dedicated to enriching your experience, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the wonders of the Austrian Alps.


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