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Glacier-Mountains-Lake Round Trip

Multi-day hiking tour | 6 nights

Schmittenhöhe Zell am See - Schwalbenwand Thumersbach - Kitzsteinhorn Glacier - Imbachhorn Summit - Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs or Sigmund Thun Gorge

How about enjoying the breath-taking view of the Großglockner and the Hohe Tauern National Park at over 3,000 m above sea level, feeling the wind in your hair on a leisurely cruise on the crystal-clear Lake Zell finally scaling a 2,400 m high peak? The Glacier-Mountains-Lake Round Trip in Zell am See-Kaprun promises a unique natural experience. The mountain town of Zell am See is located directly on the equally named Lake Zell. Explore the famous Sisi-Chapel on the local mountain Schmittenhöhe. Then take a walk along one of the most beautiful high-altitude promenades with views across 30 three-thousand metre mountains. Also, do not miss Salzburg´s only glacier – experience the Kitzsteinhorn in all its facets and walk through an old cave inside the mountain. Austria´s best spa – the Tauern SPA or the Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs are just some of the many other great experiences on offer in Zell am See-Kaprun.

  • 19.05.2021 - 31.10.2021
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Hotel**** with half board from € 522
Hotel*** with half board from € 461
Pension with breakfast from € 306

The prices are in EUR per person and stay in a double bedroom.
Costs for tour guide or mountain guide are not included. We are happy to help you with the booking and arrangements. The programme is subject to weather conditions.

included services

  • 6 nights in the selected category 
  • Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card with up to 40 attractions: mountain railways in Zell am See-Kaprun, gorges, museum and much more
  • 1x luggage transfer from Zell am See to Kaprun
  • 1x return transfer from Kaprun to Zell am See
  • Hiking brochure with detailed tour descriptions
  • Your exclusive Zell am See-Kaprun hiking gift



Day 1 | Welcome to Zell am See-Kaprun

Arrival in Zell am See-Kaprun


Day 2 | Schmittenhöhe 360° panoramic view to thirty 3.000 m high mountains & the famous ”Pinzgau Walk“

You float 2,000 m uphill to the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See in a Porsche Design Gondola or with trassXpress in the morning, and enjoy a stunning view to thirty 3,000 m high mountains. A short visit to the charming “Sisi Chapel” is a must. Then you hike on one of the most beautiful high routes in the Eastern Alps – the Pinzgau Walk to Saalbach.

You hike from the Schmittenhöhe beneath the ridge to the Hochsonnbergalm (serviced). Along the route are descents to, for example, Niedernsill or Hinterglemm. Your hiking tour leads you to the upper terminus of the Schattberg X-Press in Saalbach. This is followed by a downhill ride on the Schattbergbahn-Ost to Saalbach. From there, the bus will take you back to Zell am See.

Route: 17.1 km | Duration: 6:00 h | Ascent: 883 m | Descent: 811 m | Lowest point: 1,776 m | Highest point: 2,078 m


Day 3 | Stunning views to the Schwalbenwand in Thumersbach, Zell am See

Today, you hike from Thumersbach, Zell am See, to the Berggasthof Mitterberg inn and from there to the beautiful Schwalbenwand summit. You reach Thumersbach by taken the bus or a boat ride across Lake Zell. You start your hiking tour in Thumersbach and hike past old farms. An opportunity for a stop offers the Berggasthof Mitterberg inn with a unique view or the Schützingalm later on. From the Berggasthof Mitterberg inn, you can take a circular hiking route and return via the Schützingalm. You can reach the Mitterberghof also by taxi transfer or car.

Route: 14.6 km | Ascent: 1,236 m | Descent: 1,252 m | Duration: 6:00 h | Lowest point: 769 m | Highest point: 1,986 m


Day 4 | Schmittenhöhe 360° panoramic view to thirty 3.000 m high mountains & amazing valley hiking tour

In the morning, you float on the Sonnenalmbahn and Sonnkogelbahn or with the trassXpress 2,000 m uphill to the Sonnkogel or the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and enjoy the stunning view to thirty 3.000 m high mountains. You walk on the high-altitude promenade to the Schmittenhöhe and then you hike downhill in direction Schüttdorf, areitXpress. Once arrived in Schüttdof in the valley, you can continue on foot to Kaprun or you take the postbus 660 (included in the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card and the Mobility Card). From today, you spend 3 nights in Kaprun. Your luggage is transferred to Kaprun for you.

Route: 11.1 km | Ascent: 224 m | Descent: 1,276 m | Duration: 3:00 h | Lowest point: 773 m | Highest point: 1,956 m


Day 5 | Kitzsteinhorn Glacier with Gipfelwelt 3.000 & “Alexander Enzinger Trail - Panorama Hiking Tour“

In the morning, you take the postbus 660 (included in the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card and the Mobility Card) from your hotel to the lower terminus of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. You continue your ascent on the glacier mountain railways to the stunning Kitzsteinhorn. Here you visit the unique Gipfelwelt 3.000 with many attractions in 3.000 m above sea level.

You then start the fantastic ”Alexander Enzinger Trail- Panorama Hiking Tour" at the Alpincenter/ Kitzsteinhorn (downhill ride with 1 mountain railway). You hike in direction Maiskogel and can then take a beautiful valley hiking tour or use the new MK Maiskogelbahn for the downhill ride to your accommodation in Kaprun.

The tour can also be done in the opposite direction, therefore you can take the MK Maiskogelbahn and 3K K-onnection from Kaprun to the Kitzsteinhorn. On top of Kitzsteinhorn you can visit the Gipfelwelt 3000 and from the Alpincenter you hike back to the Maiskogel via the "Alexander Enzinger Trail". In the 3K K-onnection you can enjoy the 360° panorama in direction to Kitzsteinhorn. The 3K K-onnection can be used for a surcharge with the Summer Card.

Route: 14.0 km | Ascent: 96 m | Descent: 1,735 m | Duration: 6:00 h | Lowest point: 766 m | Highest point: 2,452 m


Day 6 Summit victory at the mighty Imbachhorn

Top-motivated and refreshed, you enjoy an absolute hiking highlight today. Starting point is opposite of the car park of the Kaprun glacier mountain railways (accessible by postbus 660), from where you climb across the Brandlscharte to the mighty Imbachhorn. Once arrived at the summit, you enjoy a fantastic view, relax and recharge your batteries. You hike downhill via the Imbachsteig and spend your last night in Kaprun in your accommodation.

Route: approx. 14.9 km | Ascent: 1,745 m | Descent: approx. 1,642 m | Duration: approx. 8:30 h | Lowest point: 771 m | Highest point: 2,413 m (Imbachhorn)


Day 7 | “See You“ in Zell am See-Kaprun

A great day starts with a delicious breakfast at your hotel. After check-out, you can spend your last day just as you wish. Relax in the fantastic TAUERN SPA Zell am See-Kaprun, visit the unique High Mountain Reservoirs in Kaprun or hike through the Sigmund Thun Gorge in Kaprun – these are just some of many great possibilities in the Zell am See-Kaprun region.