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A hiking holiday like in a picture book

Come, let’s collect moments for eternity

At first it was an insider tip, but then the Grossarl Valley made a name for itself in the hiking world. We believe that it is the combination of an excellent network of paths, unspoilt nature, a mountain railway for cable car hikes, the mighty Hohe Tauern and around forty alpine pastures with places to stop for refreshments that bring guests like you to our region. Everyone will find the right challenge here, from families to summiteers, and we will go hiking with you personally at least three days a week.

We love hiking
and are a certified hiking hotel
boasting the highest possible accolade.
We’ll show you the mountains!

Everything about hiking with the Alte Post in Grossarl

  • Our six hotel hiking guides will go hiking with you. We organise at least three guided alpine and mountain tours per week 
  • Free access to the BERG GESUND hiking and adventure programme
  • We will lend you equipment such as backpacks, hiking sticks or rain ponchos for free
  • Tour tips and interesting facts
  • Hiking information centre with up-to-date hiking maps, natural history books and specialist magazines for all things hiking and mountaineering
  • Over 400 km of marked hiking trails to the Hohe Tauern National Park, certified with the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval
  • Hiking bus directly from the hotel. Leave the car at home - eco-friendly!
  • For families with small children, pram-friendly hiking trails lead to various alpine pastures
  • If you want to save on altitude: Cable car hikes from the mountain station of the Panoramabahn at 1,850 metres to 3 peaks, 5 lakes and 14 huts
  • Grab a snack at about 40 managed alpine pastures and mountain huts
  • For those who love a challenge: Earn a hiking badge - in seven performance grades! There are also hiking pins for children
  • We also have proof of our hiking expertise in black and white ;) We have been awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval and we are a member of the Hiking Hotels Group 

Our hiking diary

Hiking diary

Weekly tours

Whether here with us or at home on the couch, collecting hiking impressions has never been so easy. We’ll keep you updated on the weekly tours here. Turn over for example hikes :)

Hiking diary

Mountain pasture and mountain tour in the Ellmautal

Starting point Ellmautal car park Grund – Filzmoosalm (1,710m) – Loosbühelkopf (1,984m) – descent to Loosbühelalm (1,764m) – then descent again to Grund (1,300m)

Walking time: Ascent: approx. 2-2.5 hours
Descent: approx. 2 hours
approx. 700 meters in altitude

Hiking diary

Mountain pasture hike to the Niggeltalm

Start at the Holzlehen Himmelsknoten car park (approx. 1,350 m) From there, you go to the Niggltalalm (1,507m) via a trail over towards the Viehhausalm and down to the Mooslehenalm (1,446m) - then down to the car park.

Walking time: approx. 3 hours
approx. 300 - 350 metres in altitude


Three-pasture hike

Start at the valley head car park. Ascent to the Modereggalm (1,720m). Refreshment and rest, another short climb to the Aschlreitalm (1,785m - no service) and past the Hirschgrubenalm, then down to the Oberneureit car park. (1,200m).

Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours
Ascent approx. 800-850 metres in altitude
Descent approx. 650 metres in altitude


Mountain tour to Kitzstein Gabel (2,033m)

Ascent to the Maurachalm (1,620m) - then ascent to the Kitzstein (2,037m). Descent via the Oberwandalm (1,880m) and Kaseggalm to the Breitenebenalm (1,420m)

Walking time: approx. 4 hours
Ascent: approx. 900 metres in altitude
Descent: approx. 600 metres in altitude


Our awards and memberships

Hiking Hotels member

We are the only official hiking hotel in Grossarl Valley and have been awarded five mountain crystals. This proves our expertise when it comes to hiking! The certification ensures that you will find everything essential for hiking - e.g. certified hiking guides, up-to-date maps or equipment hire - at the Alte Post. In 2012, Toni Knapp senior was named Hiking Hotelier of the Year by the Association Wanderhotels! So you could say hiking is our passion, or what do you think?

Berg Gesund member company

The Alte Post Grossarl is a member of BERG GESUND and that means: You can take part in sporting activities, from yoga hikes to snowshoe hikes to rock climbing, free of charge! The only potential costs are for the hiking taxi, the cable car, equipment hire and things like that. We are delighted that this offer was created in Grossarl. Because it means you simply have more opportunities to discover nature! We will be happy to advise you on the activities. Alternatively, you can find out more online and register right away.

Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval

Just as Grossarl was awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval, we as a hotel are also proud recipients of this award! It means you can trust that you are in competent, knowledgeable hands with us when it comes to hiking matters.
Hiking Hotels logo
Berg Gesund logo
Five rock crystals
Logo of the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval

Our hiking guides

Toni Knapp

Toni Senior

Toni is our most diligent hiking guide and takes our guests to the mountains several times a week. He loves variety and stories from home and was even once awarded Best Hiking Hotelier!
Maria Knapp

Maria Senior

Maria has a special eye for medicinal herbs and plants in Grossarl Valley. If you go hiking with her, you are guaranteed to discover new things: with your eyes, with your hands and certainly with your nose. Prepare to be surprised!
Maria Hettegger

Maria Junior

Maria used to go hiking with her father and is guaranteed to infect you with her enthusiasm for nature, by the alpacas in any case. When her children were small, she strapped them to her back and took them to the mountains with her.
Daniela Ramsauer


The “newcomer” to the area has come to appreciate the Grossarl Valley so much that she uses every free day to go to the mountains. How glad she is, then, to go hiking with you during working hours!
Manuela Toferer


Manuela is not only a hiking guide, but also an outdoor trainer. You may be out and about with her in different way, be it on a hike or on an e-bike tour.

Strolling across the meadows with the alpacas
is a very special experience.
Your face will be glowing
and take the most special holiday photos!

Alpaca feeding

For the heart:
Alpaca hiking

It’s really impressive how quickly our fluffy four-legged friends steal your heart with their loving eyes! We were considering whether we wanted to include alpacas in our hotel family, but it had already happened. Are you ready to fall in love? Then come with us on an alpaca hike!

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