New for 2014
All our guests recieve a free Lungau card which offers discounted or free entrance to many local attractions.
There are many traditional events unique to this area, for example every Wednesday evening in the main square of Tamsweg you can enjoy a traditional concert or the Z’sammsitz’n - tables and chairs and stalls are put out in the Square and families, friends and visitors can sit eat and drink and listen to traditional music folk music from the region. The stalls sell all sorts of local food, drink and crafts.
Most weeks you will be able to experience a Samson parade; a giant mythical character (6.2m tall and 105kg) parades and dances for you to the music of the local brass band plus you may be treated to a celebratory round of rifle fire from the traditional shooting club soldiers!
These are just some of the activities available to you, for a more detailed list of what is available please see our things to do page.
The Lungau has always been an area well known for its pastime of mushroom picking. Just walk from our front door along the Lessach valley and with the right conditions enjoy collecting Chanterelle and Porcini mushrooms within the valley forests. If you are not able to find any, these delights can always be enjoyed at local alpine huts and restaurants.
Spacious en suite bedrooms
Large Family room
Delicious home made food
Cycle & Hike from our doorstep
Golf, Horse riding, Swimming
1½ hrs from Salzburg
Airport Transfer available
Sunshine, crystal clear streams, alpine pastures, mountains and beautiful views, all are waiting for you here in Lessach the “village of good wishes’.
Be active, explore the traditions or simply relax, there is something for everyone and all ages. Experience it all from your base here at Chalet Gove.
Step inside and immediately relax as we endeavour to make you feel at home and help you enjoy a wonderful holiday here in one of the sunniest and prettiest parts of Austria. We have four very spacious bedrooms with super en-suite bathrooms and a lovely lounge and dining room (see accommodation). We provide the catered chalet experience of breakfast, afternoon cake and evening meal with complimentary wine (not every night, as there are some great places for you to eat out at and you’ll be surprised at the very reasonable prices).
Step outside and breathe in the fresh clear air and decide what to do! You are at the start of numerous valley walks, mountain hikes, cycle rides or simply sit in the garden, sunbathe and take in the view. A few minutes ride down the valley and the range of summer activities open to you is endless.
Our village Lessach is a pretty Austrian farming village nestled at the foot of the Niedere Tauern mountains,
sitting at an altitude of 1200m
in the southern Salzburgerland Alps and centre of the Lungau Biosphere Reserve, still steeped in tradition and local culture.
Here is a sample of a weeks itinerary based on medium to high level alpine walks. This is just to give you an idea of how a week can be planned, but as always we will build the plan to fit in with your requirements and abilities. Photos of all these walks can be seen on our gallery page.
Day 1 - Arrival
Pick up and transport from Salzburg airport.
Welcome to Chalet Gove and plan for the week.
Depending on arrival time you can take one of a number of easy circular Lessach valley walks or simply relax in the garden or lounge prior to dinner.
Pre dinner welcome drink followed by 3 course evening meal with complimentary wine.
Day 2 – Gummer mountain – around 4 hours, easy hike
After a hearty breakfast you will set off to walk up to the Wildbach Hut for lunch, one of the many Alpine Mountain Huts that serve wonderful regional food and drinks where ever you go in these mountains. The walk takes around 4 hours and provide wonderful views of the Lessach valley. It can be extended to 6 hours with the added challenge of walking to the top of the Gumma around 2316m .
Afternoon tea on your return to Chalet Gove and plans for the next day’s walk.
3 course evening meal (a full roast if it’s Sunday night!) and complimentary wine.
Day 3 – Landschitzsee Mountain – all day, intermediate hike
After breakfast and with everyone provided with a packed lunch we will transport you 15 minutes up the valley to the Lasshoferalm hut, the starting point for your walk up to the Landchitz Lakes. This is a fabulous walk up through the forest out across the alm and up again to 1, 2 or 3 wonderful Lakes, the choice is yours, where on a hot day you can paddle or take a cooling swim!
Back to chalet Gove for afternoon cake with the option of a stop off at one of the huts en route for a beer.
Tonight the evening meal is taken at the Restaurant across the road.
Day 4 – Mautendorf, easy walks and / or sightseeing
After breakfast an easier day to give your legs a bit of a rest; we will transport you to Mautendorf approx. 15 mins, away where you can take some easy low walks and maybe a trip round the Castle.
Or you can take the Gondola up to the top of the mountain with walks around the summit and wonderful views of the valley below.
Take your lunch at one of the numerous mountain huts, bars or restaurants.
Afternoon tea followed by your 3 course evening meal and wine await you on your return.
Day 5 – Landawirsee – approx. 5 hours intermediate hike
After breakfast we will whisk you off to the top of the next valley and the start of the Landawirsee walk from an old alpine mountain village.
The walk is on a clear wide path for most of the journey taking you up to the mountain lake with lovely panoramic views of the highest mountain in the area the Hochgolling. At the top you can again paddle in the Lake before returning a few steps to lovely Alpine Hut for lunch before descending back down to further refreshments at the renowned Hansal Hut and a plate of Kaiserschmarrn.
We will drive you down to Tamsweg for your evening meal tonight where in summer you can sit out at one of the many Restaurants surrounding the town Square and enjoy a traditional musical event.
Day 6 - Turnshall ruin or Prebersee – short or long easy walks
After breakfast the day is yours to make as hard or easy as you wish with a selection of walks from the doorstep.
Afternoon cake and your 3 course evening meal with wine is at Chalet Gove tonight.
Day 7 – Weisspriachtal valley – easy half day walk or intermediate full day hike
After breakfast we will transport you to the start of you choice of walk either an easy walk up and down the valley, or a hike from Obertauern up and over the mountains down into the Weisspriachtal valley. Lunch is at the one of 3 huts depending on where you are.
After your return and afternoon cake and a freshen up we will take you to and from your choice of eating place for your evening meal.
Return to a leaving drink and a look back at hopefully a very enjoyable and memorable week.
Day 8 –
Breakfast and departure.
For late departures there is always the option of an easy valley walk before you leave.
Alongside our normal summer alpine holidays we are offering specially tailored walking weeks for small groups of up to 8 adults. This involves designing an itinerary that will suit the needs of the group, whether it is an easy stroll through an enchanting Lungau forest, a beautiful valley walk to the foot of the impressive Niedere Tauern mountains, or a hike up to one of the sixty mountain lakes and various peaks rising to over 2,800 meters. Here you can enjoy stunning views of the mountain ranges that make up the Salzburg alps, while enjoying lunch in one of the many rustic mountain huts that are scattered along these routes.
We will advise you of the walks available, along with supplying printed maps and gps routes to allow you to find your way around this beautiful area easily. Many of the walks start fom our doorstep, where they do not we will transport you to and from your choosen walk in our minibus. We are happy to discuss and tailor the holiday to your individual requirements so please enquire and we will try our best to fit in with your needs.
Your catered chalet experience will provide evening three course meals with complimentary wine, after which you can relax in our large cosy lounge. On the other three nights we will take you to a restaurant of your choice where you can experience the typical friendly Lungau hospitality while enjoying one of the many local specialty dishes.If you fancy a break, or the weather turns out to be not very kind there are many other activities and events you can enjoy. We have excellent swimming facilities, a wellness center, castles and museums to visit etc. Have a look at our things to do page to get an idea of what else the Lungau has to offer.