Important tips for a successful tour

If you return to the valley under your own steam and safe, you have done everything right. Hiking map and the hiking guide as well as the tours app "Piesendorf Niedernsill erleben" helps you to hike on the mountains of Piesendorf Niedernsill on marked trails in exactly defined degrees of difficulty. When you plan the tour, you should take into account your own and your companions' physical condition and the weather conditions. The equipment includes not only warm clothes, drinks and snacks, but also a first aid kit including an emergency number. These simple rules will ensure you have a great mountain experience that will be remembered for a long time.

Easy orientation

Thanks to a standardized signposting system for trail markers, you will easily find the right way in and around the mountains of Salzburg. Furthermore, the classification of trails in different levels of difficulty helps to choose the suitable hiking route. Walking trails (easy), mountain trails (medium difficult to difficult) and Alpine routes (very difficult) with certain characteristics take you straight up to various altitudes an dimensions of Piesendorf Niedernsill.

Level of difficulty of hiking and mountain trails

1st dimension - blue hiking trails | valley trails

Broad and almost level walking trails on the valley floor, close to settlements, leading through wooded areas. No prior mountain experience is required. Hiking equipment is not necessary. 

  • Suitable for: beginners, leisurely walkers

2nd dimension - red mountain trails

Mountain trails of intermediate difficulty are mostly narrow, often steep, sometimes exposed and require basic alpine experience and knowledge. Some trails feature short, secured climbing passages. 

  • Suitable for: Sure-footed and experienced mountain hikers. 

3rd dimension - black mountain trails

Black hiking trails are difficult routes, they are narrow, steep or very steep, often exposed and can be dangerous especially in bad weather. These trails may feature longer, secured climbing passages.

  • Suitable for: Absolutely sure-footed mountaineers with alpine experience and a good head of heights, alpine hiking equipment is a must

Calculation of the walking times

Rule for calculation the walking time:

  • 300 metres in ascent
  • 500 metres in descent
  • 4 kilometres horizontal distance

The actual walking time of a distance can be calculated by halving the smaller value of the times calculated for horizontal and vertical distance and adding it to the larger one. 

Example:
Altitude difference 900 m: 900 m / 300 m = 3 hours
Horizontal distance 8 km: 8 km / 4 km = 2 hours
Approach: 2.0 hrs x 0.5 = 1.0 + 3.0 hrs = 4 hours
Result: The walking time is 4 hours!

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