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Trailrunning in Saalbach Hinterglemm
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Trailrunner in the valley and on the mountains

"At the double" over all mountains, on beautiful trails and through green forests - trailrunning in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Do you really like to run through life? Is running a major part of your daily routine and is running definitely "your sport"? So I suppose you are well trained and you are in pretty good shape. You should not neglect your running workout during your holidays and you definitely don´t have to. Check out some secret trail runs through the mountains of the Salzburger Land.

That's the beginning of your personal trailrunning story

"A narrow path. It's winding up and down through the alpine landscape. There is nobody else around you, you are just by yourself. The late summer sun puts magic shadows on the mountains and the golden grass is dancing in the wind - you cannot wait to start running. Tighten your runners, put the i-pod on play, put on your sunglasses and get started. You start your run into the trailrunning-paradise Saalbach Hinterglemm."

Are you addicted to trail running?

If the last couple of lines sound like a good story for you, then without question: you are a real trailrunner. Here's the thing: Saalbach Hinterglemm is one of the best places you could travel to. You can find hiking trails, as well as amazing landscape for trail running. If you also carry a joker card with you, you can start your run at 2.000 meters sea-level and will get right into the alpine trailrunning-paradise of Saalbach Hinterglemm.

This is your equipment:

  • Trailrunners: stable shoes, soles with grip, tight lacing-system
  • Fast drying functional clothes - from underwear to running socks
  • Headgear - against the alpine sun and for absorbing the sweat
  • Long sleeves and long stockings - against the cool alpine wind
  • Sport-sunglasses as a sun protection
  • Enough to drink - a camelbag offers much space for water and drinks
  • Running poles - are good for technical downhill stages

That has to be in your backpack:

  • Running maps and information on the best running-trails of Saalbach Hinterglemm
  • Weather forecast and infos on weather development
  • Mobile-phone and emergency numbers of the mountain rescue aso.
  • Some cash to get some tasty food in one of the alpine huts
  • Saalbach Hinterglemm Joker Card - for the free ascent with one of the cable cars

Here are some of the best trailrunning routes in Saalbach Hinterglemm

You are a runner, but you want to take it easy in your holiday? Close to the valley you will find a variety of nice walking and hiking paths, which are close to Saalbach and Hinterglemm and are perfect for some easy runs. Follow the signs and make your own way. The Hinterglemmer Talschluss, which is the far end of the valley, is also very nice for trail running. You will like the winding paths and the stunning views into the alpine world of the surrounding mountains.

The best trails wait above the treeline

I do not lie to you if I say, Saalbach Hinterglemm has steep hills. At the first glance, this does not look like super easy for trail runners. BUT, as a Hotel Talblick guest, you do have the joker card in your hands, which means, you can use the cable cars for free. Get into a gondola and start your trailrun at the Kohlmais - the Saalbacher Höhenweg will put a smile on your face. Or you start on top of the Schattberg and take one of the hiking trails over to the summits of Stemmerkogel or Hochkogel. That's how we define trailrunning in Saalbach Hinterglemm.


As soon as you checked out most of the trailruns in Saalbach Hinterglemm, it is time to enjoy the Hotel Talblick. A hot sauna and the cozy hotel rooms make sure, your legs get ready for many more running-kilometers. Which is good, as there is much more to explore in our mountains. Sabine and Dietmar look forward to meeting you and your friends personally. We are happy to help you out with your holiday-planning. Fill out our contact form or give as a call +43 6541 6324.