The mountain is calling – „wait, I’m almost ready“
Because preparing for a hike adventure – that’s half the battle. And I’m going to tell you how to prepare best for a tour in the Kitzbüheler Alpen in this blogpost.Read more
Where gentle grassy hills extend through the landscape like large hills and behind every corner the greatest views beckon - that’s exactly where your little darlings can discover nature with all their senses. The Holiday Region Hohe Salve with the eight fine holiday resorts is one of the best locations when it comes to family holidays in summer. Hikers big and small and all those who want to become ones, will find many easy hikes and theme trails there. With cable car support it’s up to the likely most scenic panoramic mountain of Tirol and the mountain adventure worlds. These adventure playgrounds at lofty heights are sure to make even the smallest children realise that hiking and moving about in nature is great fun. Apart from the family-friendly hiking trails you’ll also find some pram-friendly paths in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve. Playgrounds in the valley and daytrip destinations for the whole family duly top off the range of holiday options. And one thing is certain: Boredom will be an alien concept on your holiday.
On this page you’ll find the finest family hikes, pram-friendly paths and daytrip destinations for the whole family. Simply find suitable family accommodation in the townships of Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Wörgl, Angerberg, Angath, Mariastein and Kirchbichl and set off hiking. The most important tips and tricks for hiking with children can also be read below.
checkMany easy routes and tours throughout the Holiday Region Hohe Salve
checkHiking trails with cable car support
checkAdventure playgrounds on the mountain for extra hiking fun
checkHelpful tips and check-lists
Below you’ll find some selected tours, which fall under the difficulty level "easy". Based on the distance, walking time and elevation gain of all hikes, you can select a suitable route for your family. Pay attention to a suitable difficulty level when selecting your tour. Longer tours requiring a certain amount of focus are not suitable for children. Are your children a bit older and confident they can complete a mountaintop tour? No problem! Under "Find all hiking trails of the region" you’ll get to the general touring portal where you can use the filter to find a suitable route.
Explore the Holiday Region Hohe Salve even with your smallest children. Some routes and tours can be negotiated with a pram in summer. The Salvenbahn Hopfgarten also has space for a one-seat pram. The staff of the cable car will be happy to help you get on and can reduce the speed of the gondolas. You have an off-road pram? Then you can also select hikes that run along forestry trails and wide forest roads.
The adventure worlds of the Kitzbühel Alps and daytrip destinations in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve ensure that children can discover nature playfully. Be it right on the mountain or in the valley, the adventure playgrounds can all be combined with a little hike or a walk. That way, your children will have a rewarding destination to look forward to and will enjoy the hike all the more. The Buchacker ice and stalactite cave is suitable only for older children and teenagers, as the climb up to the cave takes around 1.5 to 2 hours. An outing into the depths of the show cave, however, is an unforgettable experience and is well worth all the effort.
What a perfectly planned hiking holiday definitely requires: a comfortable little place to feel at home and recharge your batteries. Good then, that in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve you’ll find plenty of homelike accommodation, to ensure that you can enjoy your stay to the fullest. Be it an apartment, hotel room or B&B, you can be sure to find an abode that meets your personal requirements. Some establishments have also specialised in particular in the requirements of families. These family specialists are quality-tested and particularly child-friendly. Find your suitable accommodation today and look forward to a varied hiking holiday with your children.
Hiking with children should be well-planned. Because that’s the only way to ensure that the mountain adventure is equally enjoyable for both children and parents. The fun of discovering and moving about should be the top priority for the children. But ahead of every hike, it’s also important to think about safety and tour planning. Below you will find a clear check-list as well as some useful tips for your family hiking holidays. For a detailed description about hiking preparation, simply read the bärig.tirol blog on this subject or click on the links.
Of particular importance when hiking with children is selecting a suitable hiking route. Base your choice on your children’s age, the current weather conditions and their mood on any given day. Don’t expect too much from the darlings and start off with short hikes to get them used to this wonderful pursuit.
Variety guarantees that your children won’t lose their joy of hiking. Visit a mountain adventure world for a change, take a trip on a gondola lift or hike through a forest. You’ll see, with a varied selection of tours, you can discover the Kitzbühel Alps from all their sides.
Hiking is definitely not boring, and can even be great fun. Show your children what there is to discover by the wayside, tempt them with special destinations (a mountain lake, a waterfall or an Alpine lodge with a playground) or make walking itself a game. There is no limit to your creativity.
There may be a saying that goes “Those who rest, rust”, but this is definitely not the case when hiking. Allow yourself and your children frequent short breaks. Carry enough provisions and absolutely ensure that everyone drinks enough. Especially on hot summer days, rest periods in the shade are indispensable. And one thing is certain: After your break, everyone will set off refreshed and motivated again.
Make sure that you have the proper gear with you for yourself and your children. Pay special attention to sturdy footwear, and dress according to the weather. A first-aid kit, sunblock, a fully charged mobile phone, enough to drink, provisions and a hiking map are all indispensable. Depending on the children’s age, you may also want to take toys, diaper bag and so on.
Tip: Child stretchers can also be hired directly on site, e.g. at the Intersport Oberhauser in Hopfgarten.
You want to use the cable cars of the region with your children and explore the mountain adventure worlds. Then you can decide either on a single trip or a Combo-Ticket. Simply weigh up how often and which lifts you want to take and choose the ticket that suits your requirements. If you want to explore all mountain adventure worlds of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, then the cable car adventure card is your ticket. For even more lifts and gondola lifts, choose the Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card, and if you plan a tour up to the Hohe Salve, a single trip ticket is enough.