Along the Salzalpensteig

Salzalpensteig Übersichtskarte | © Bert Schwarz 2024

The Salzalpensteig was opened in 2015 as a new hiking route, most of which is also suitable for cycling. The 233 km cross-border trail leads from Prien am Chiemsee across Chiemgau and Berchtesgadener Land to Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt at the foot of the Dachstein in Austria.

The Chiemsee, Königssee and Hallstätter See lakes are the unique scenic center between the foothills of the Alps and the high mountains. The route mostly follows existing paths of moderate difficulty and takes travelers not only on foot but also, if they wish, by bike or e-bike to friendly people, places with breathtaking panoramas and historical sights.

Wald, Wiesen, See, Wohnwagen, Campingplatz | © Bert Schwarz 2017

The ideal way to travel the tourist route is by bike. The picturesque villages often invite you to cycle through slowly, stop somewhere spontaneously and simply take a few steps on foot. You can also push a bike... So if you are out and about with your own muscle power, most stages of the Salalpen-Steig are great for exploring.

The route follows the old transportation routes of salt, or white gold, as it was also known.

See, Dorf, Kirche, Alpen, Hallstatt | © Bert Schwarz 2017

Saltalpes-Trail - Stages