Die besten tipps für wanderneulinge

Route planning, hiking equipment, tips for regeneration: Find out immediately what you have to consider when hiking in Saalbach-Hinterglemm!

So (almost) nothing can go wrong!

Clear mountain air, fantastic views and a sporty challenge are the ideal combination for a unique feeling of pride. In addition to biking and skiing, hiking is one of the classics among alpine sports. For good reason! If you are looking for relaxation, fun and exercise in the fresh air, it is best to slip into your hiking boots very quickly.

Sometimes, however, it is not so easy to keep an eye on everything you have to consider during a hike. That’s why we, your hosts Katrin and Roland Steger, have prepared our best tips for newcomers to hiking.

By the way: Especially in late summer and fall, the conditions are ideal for exploring the mountain world of Saalbach-Hinterglemm at an easy pace. why? There are five good reasons.

Planning is half the rent

Where should it go? Which route is the
Most promising? Which one is the perfect one for families? What should I wear? And
what needs to be in the hiking backpack? Questions about questions … and who will answer
is clearly in the advantage. Because only with good planning will the hike
a complete success in Salzburg’s mountains.

The route

Before you put the hiking backpack on your back
you should consider which route is best.
Here the motto is: just don’t overestimate! Even if the description of the
Hike, however tempting it sounds, don’t lose out on all the excitement
Your own fitness level out of sight.

Good thing takes a while:

Plan enough time to enjoy the hike and the great views along the way. Nothing is worse than rushing to get back into the valley in time before sunset.

You can find out which routes are available (including difficulty level) in the interactive hiking map of Saalbach-Hinterglemm. And get the best tips from Seniorchef Rudi. As a trained hiking guide, he knows exactly what a hike in the Glemmtal is all about and where to find the most beautiful Platzerln.

Well equipped: the perfect hiking clothing
It doesn’t take much to enjoy a great hike. But you should still have a few essential garments in your luggage when you come to Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

  • Good footwear: Ankle-high hiking boots with a robust sole are ideal.
  • Hiking socks: Suitable hiking socks (that don’t crease anywhere) are the best protection against painful blisters on your feet.
  • Functional shirts: If you don’t like arriving at the most beautiful vantage point drenched in sweat, wear breathable clothing.
  • Onion look: In the mountains, the weather is often changeable and can change quickly. In general, temperatures also get a little cooler as the altitude increases. Therefore, simply put several layers of clothing on top of each other (e.g. T-shirt and softshell jacket). Don’t forget rain protection!
  • Well-fitting backpack: A good backpack adapts to your body shape and distributes the weight evenly over your shoulders. Chest and hip straps provide better grip.

Checklist for the hiking backpack

So what does it really have to get into your backpack? Here are the most important must-haves at a glance:

  • Drink enough: People who exercise sweat and therefore lose a lot of fluids. That’s why always take enough water with you!
  • Sunglasses and sun cream: It’s easy to underestimate how strong the sun’s rays still are, especially when the temperatures start to cool down. If you are prone to sunburn, you should cream yourself well before the hike.
  • Headgear: Headgear can look more than just stylish. It also protects against UV radiation and moisture.
  • Cell phone: The number 1 communication device is doubly important on the mountain. On the one hand, you can call for help in an emergency. On the other hand, you also want to take some nice snapshots of the hike or check the route planner again. But be careful: make sure that the battery does not run out!
  • Bandages: You trip, scratch yourself on the undergrowth or fall down. That’s how fast it goes, and a little mishap has happened. Therefore, put in the backpack with gauze bandage, patch, bandage, scissors and disinfectant! Bladder patches or a wide, elastic tape should also always be included.
  • Provisions: For the hungry in between, it is advisable to pack a few energy-giving snacks. Sometimes the next hut is further away than thought …

After the hike is before the hike: Tips for regeneration

After a long hike, it is hardly surprising that a sore muscles are announced the day after. In addition to home remedies such as arnica or St. John’s wort oil, especially massages make the tired legs fit again. How good that at the Hotel Barbarahof you can choose from a whole list of different massages and treatments to choose from.

Warmth also supports the healing process and causes the muscle soreness to subside quickly. Ideal: a visit to our Swiss stone pine sauna, the herbal whirlpool or the infrared cabin.

The best tips for new hikers

Forest wellness in Hinterglemm

If you still don’t feel quite fit for your next hike after our regeneration tips, take some time out at the forest wellness in Hinterglemm. The easy movement when walking along the theme path or during the gentle exercises on the special yoga platforms ensures better blood circulation. Relax in the cosy hammocks in the middle of the forest …

So nothing like going on and off to the hiking paradise Saalbach-Hinterglemm!

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