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Checklist for your hiking vacation

What goes in the backpack?

An enjoyable hiking vacation already starts with the anticipation of the most beautiful tours.
To be best prepared, we give you the most important tips for your upcoming hiking vacation in the Schladming-Dachstein Region.

What goes in the backpack?
Hiking shoes for a good grip

Get out in any weather

We recommend the following equipment so that you are well equipped for adventurous hiking tours:

  • Hiking boots
  • Short mountain pants, long mountain pants or zip-off hiking pants
  • Functional shirt, hiking T-shirt to change into
  • Fleece sweater or jacket
  • Hardshell or rain jacket, rain pantsHiking socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat, headband, functional scarf
  • Depending on weather, season: hat and gloves
  • Adjustable hiking poles (free rental at the hotel)
  • Hiking backpack (free rental at the hotel)
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen, lip protection
  • Charged cell phone
  • Pocket knife, matches or lighter
  • Bag or pocket for waste
  • Camera, smartphone
  • Food (daily free hikers' packed lunch)
  • Drinking bottle, thermos flask (free rental at the hotel)
  • First aid kit with blister plaster
  • Handkerchiefs
  • in case of snow: Grödel (light crampons) and gaiters

The backpack should weigh a maximum of eight kilos and sit comfortably and firmly on the shoulders with padding.

Preparation for the tour

We know hiking is one of the healthiest sports.
But longer mountain tours and unfamiliar heights can often present less experienced hikers with greater challenges. That's why it's all the more important to start your adventure well prepared.

It's best to start strength and endurance training six to eight weeks before a hike. A 45-minute brisk walk two to three times a week - ideally with a few meters of altitude - is enough to get the cardiovascular system going. A good workout is regular one-day hiking tours, during which altitude and kilometers can be steadily increased. You can also break in your hiking boots at the same time.

Tip: Hike even in bad weather so that you can check the suitability of your equipment at the same time.

Hiking paradise Schladming-Dachstein
Balanced nutrition for strength and vitality

The right nutrition

A balanced diet with the right amount of protein, good fats and carbohydrates is provided by legumes, nuts and seeds as well as fruit, vegetables, pasta, wholemeal bread and potatoes. These are optimal energy suppliers and give the body enough reserves for long tours.

At our breakfast buffet you can compose your own hiking snack before each tour.

Have you thought of everything?

Attention: The route should be planned carefully and realistically!
Too long, too far or too high is not a good idea. The tour should also be fun. Also, always keep an eye on the weather!

It's best to tackle big climbs in the morning or when it's cooler. Flatter sections can be mastered at any time of day.

Be sure to include rest breaks in your plan!

Sufficient provisions and especially enough water supply absolutely consider. But remember that you also have to carry the backpack over the mountain yourself.

In addition to snacks, dry clothing and comfortable hiking socks should also be included in your backpack.

And last but not least: Never forget the pleasure!

Take your time and marvel at the breathtaking landscapes during the hike. The best way to do this is to be well prepared.

Hiking tours should be well planned

Steirerhof Holiday Packages for Hikers

As a premium hiking hotel, we offer you a unique service for hiking and guided hiking tours in summer and winter. Take advantage of and experience the packages and offers specially designed for our house guests.

We daily offer guided hiking tours from Monday to Friday, whatever the weather. With the hiking packages "Alpine Week" and "Single & Alone Travel Weeks" even 6 guided hiking tours starting on Sunday! With us, arrival is possible every day!

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