Via Rigi to the summit of the Hohe Salve


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  • access_time3:30 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt3,7 kmDistance
  • terrain1828 mHighest point
  • trending_up650 mUphill
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Abstieg vom Gasthof Rigi

Tour information

The starting point is accessed with the Salvenbahn I in Hopfgarten. From there walk in the direction of Berggasthof Tenn. Keep walking along the paved road which winds its way steadily uphill. At the first junction follow the sign “Rigi 45 min”. Soon after that you’ll get to the next well signposted junction.
A steep forest path starts from there leading you across meadows and pastures and later along a gravel path high up to the Alpengasthof Rigi. Once arrived at the inn you are right at the foot of the Hohe Salve. The destination always in sight the tour now runs along a forest path in several bends uphill. The demanding ascent will be rewarded with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama. Apart from the Gipfelalm summit restaurant with its revolving terrace and restaurant,at the Hohe Salve there is also a children’s playground as well as Austria’s highest pilgrimage church.
To return comfortably to your starting point you can take the cable car Hohe Salve. Alternatively, you can walk down to the middle station passing the lake Salvensee and the reservoir Speichersee Hohe Salve. 

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Via Rigi to the summit of the Hohe Salve


  • check medium difficulty / red mountain path
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  • forest path, hiking path
  • Breathable outdoor clothing
    sufficient food and water
    First aid kit
    Mobile phone with full battery & charger
    Hiking map & guide literature
    Possibly a GPS device or download the GPS data to your mobile phone
    Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen & cap)
    Rainwear & cash
  • From Innsbruck/Munich: A12 exit Wörgl Ost - feeder road B178 towards St. Johann i. T. & Kitzbühel - after the tunnel exit towards Hopfgarten - at the roundabout take the B170 towards Hopfgarten - in Hopfgarten before the railway underpass turn left towards SkiWelt - follow the signs to the cable car.

    From Kitzbühel: B170 Brixentalstraße direction Wörgl - in Hopfgarten after the second railway underpass take the first exit on the right direction SkiWelt - follow the signs to the cable car.

  • Cable car car park: free with valid lift ticket

    free parking at the P3 Wasserfeld car park (in the direction of Kelchsau - after the underpass over the bridge, on the right)

Restaurants & infrastructure

Alpengasthof Rigi

Alpengasthof  Rigi
Alpengasthof Rigi
Open todayHopfgarten im Brixental