With its wide range of activities and recreational opportunities Zell am See – Kaprun region represents the ideal sports and leisure region in order to spend the summer in the mountains. Be it a refreshing dip in the Zeller Lake, a hiking tour along the Tauern hiking trail, a bike experience along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road or an adventurous rafting tour next to rushing waterfalls: an alpine exhilaration is guaranteed in any case!
Region of the ravines
Picturesque coves, rugged cliffs, rocking chain bridges, adventurous paths, the clammy scent of moss-covered stones, the gentle lapping of water… every year from May to October the Sigmund-Thun-Klamm in Kaprun, the Kitzlochklamm in Taxenbach and the Liechtensteinklamm in St. Johann im Pongau alike exert a peculiar fascination to visitors. Immerse yourself in the magical interplay of light and shade in alpine ravines and let yourself be enchanted by the glitter of fine water dust in the air. The roaring waterfalls will not be the only experience to leave a supernatural impression on you…
The breathtaking power of gushing waters will get under your skin! The Krimml waterfalls are not only the highest waterfalls in Europe, but with their fall height of 380 meters they are also among the top 5 in the world. A four-kilometer-long waterway leads you to numerous viewpoints and will have you experience the impressive natural spectacle up close. The lowest waterfall is but a 15-minutes walk away from the visitor parking.
Großglockner High Alpine Road
Motorbiking, mountain biking, hiking and discovering. Over a distance of 48 kilometers and 36 bends, the Großglockner High Alpine Road will surprise you with countless museums, information points, educational trails and themed playgrounds. Alpine nature to touch! While you experience the colorful flora and fauna up close, you will get closer and closer to the highest summit in Austria. The fascination of Grossglockner! At the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Height summiteers will find the entry to some 3798 meters. Connoisseurs will be stunned at this point by a breathtaking panorama. For some a must, for the others pure leasure – the Grossglockner has so far cast a spell over all of its visitors.
Hiking and biking trails
For hikers and bikers the active region Zell am See – Kaprun is just like an alpine version of the Arabian Nights. For both summiteers and pleasure riders the journey is the reward! From short, flat routes to challenging uphill trails everyone will find their suitable terrain. Explore the mountain world cross-country by mountain bike or trekking bike and feel the thrill racing downhill into the valley. Multi-day tours such as the Glocknerrunde, which starts directly at the boutique hotel Pinzgauerhof and leads back there over numerous huts after seven days, as well as leisurely walks, will allow hikers and mountaineers of all levels to get their money’s worth.
Swimming facilities in the region
Swimming, sailing and surfing with a fantastic view of the breathtaking mountain scenery! One lake – countless possibilities: the Zeller Lake is up to every trick! Boat riding, sailing, wind surfing, gliding through cool, crystal-clear water. Dive in, float away, blend out and just be. Water is life and the Zeller Lake is pure joie de vivre! The beach resorts in Zell, Thumersbach, Erlberg and Schüttdorf provide lively family fun …