Twice as much on offer in the twin holiday-paradise
Recreational or sporty activities – something for every level – this unique combination of the Twin Holiday-Paradise and certified hiking village of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, in the heart of SalzburgerLand. Enjoy hiking*and *biking in every form and trail riding at every level - and the best part of all of these activities is the wonderful alpiine landscape.
The diversity on offers to walkers comes from the 4 fascinating recreational areas in the twin holiday-paradise. Each of the recreational areas have their own special features and activities on offer, ranging from easy to challenging, from relaxing to sporty, a wider selection than you'd think. Panoramic boards at the entrances to the recreation areas provide information on the trails, height gain, length, refreshments etc. for the 20 marked routes (195 km). Lift assisted hiking is possible with the Gamskogel chairlift in Zauchensee.
Hiking on the adventure trails "Country Lores Trail", "Path of the Moon" and "Seekarometer lake walk" as well as on the small and large town circuit are especially contemplative, varied and instructive. Those who prefer to have a guide can opt for the herb, culinary, alpine and full moon walks or may prefer exploring the heavens with telescopic star gazing at the Open Air Observatory in Zauchensee.
If you like to tackle cycling tours with or without some motor assistance, you will love exploring a network of around 150 km of trails. They range from those embedded in the valleys and up in the mountain landscapes with river rides and rolling hills alongside the more challenging peaks. For example, the E-Bike route over the Schlatterberg, leads to the Winterbauer alpine guesthouse, which is only 200 meters of climbing above Altenmarkt, attracting visitors with great views. Continue to Flachau and from there, join the gentle Enns river bike path back to Altenmarkt.
Mountain and E-mountain biking
Altenmarkt-Zauchensee offers routes at all altitudes and all levels of difficulty. The 600 km long network is one of the densest and most challenging in Austria. Very few regions in Austria can offer such great views as you would find around the sporting stronghold of the Radstädter Tauern range. In addition, the endless peaks of the Tauern Mountains, the proud Hochkönig and the rugged walls of the Dachstein group inspire every cyclist.
The Stoneman Taurista is a full on cycling challenge, which covers 123 km and huge 4,500 hm of climbing to reach breathtaking panoramas and the summit crosses of the Salzburg Sportworld. The Stoneman was also nominated for the Zipfer Tourismuspreis 2019.
3Mountain.Tour with E-bike
The guided Culinary 3Mountain.Tour with e-bike is very mellow and was awarded the Zipfer Tourimuspreis 2018. It explores the three local mountains of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee and stops on the way in three mountain huts, which invite guests to enjoy regional delicacies.
Road cyclists love the unique geographical location of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee and its varied route network. The quiet road routes range from easy beginner routes to sporty mountain tours for well-trained cyclists. One of the biggest challenges for road cyclists is the 36 bends on the Grossglockner Mountain Pass.
Long distance biking trails
Altenmarkt-Zauchensee also offers our two-wheeler friends access to long-distance bike paths. Three favourites are the 240 km long Enns River Cycle Trail, one of the longest and most beautiful river cycle trails in Austria, the *Tauern Cycle route*(307 km) and the Alpe Adria Cycle route (410 km).
In Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, horse riders experience the unique combination of valleys, gentle foothills and low mountain ranges, where they can gallop for miles as well as the higher, scenic trails in the mountains (842 to 1,800 m). Five bridlepath routes (over 100 km) are clearly signposted. The famous Dachstein-Tauern Ride (200 km) leads from the start point in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, over the flat gallop tracks of the upper Ennstal to the historical footsteps of the Roman legions through the Radstadt Tauern pass or along the Dachstein massif towards Bischofshofen. This trail is open from May 1 until the end of November, with a wide variety of riding experiences.
Conseils loisirs Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
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