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Summer and winter holiday in the Gastein Valley


Way up high, there seems to be no limit to your freedom!

Hiking: alone or in pairs, a hiking trip with the entire family or a well marked hiking route with local hiking guides in spring, in summer and in autumn. The mountain connects and invigorates body and mind

Not only extreme mountaineers, dairy farmers and dairymaids, sheep and chamois feel magically attracted until the autumn to the place where air and water are the cleanest; tourist families also treasure the almost unlimited freedom and quiet while hiking “up high” in Austria.

The mountainous territory around Dorfgastein offers a great deal of extraordinary mountain and mountain pasture tours in summer and autumn; not just for “experienced” hikers. Families with children enjoy unusual attractions and lots of space to move far away from traffic from May to September and even in October.

Cable car hikers can also use one of the many summer mountain railways, which operate into the autumn, as hiking aids. The Fulseck summer lift in Dorfgastein www.dorfgasteiner-bergbahnen.at/en/home/ quickly and easily takes you up high to the mountain pastures and hiking trails of the Gastein Valley.

Hiking tours

Cycling in the valley, mountain biking in open terrain

Cycling has become one of the most popular holiday activities in recent years. As soon as the spring sun sends its warming rays to the earth, taut calves, hot wheels and promising destinations become key parts of the holiday itinerary. Dorfgastein is located directly by the cross-border Alpe-Adria-Radweg starting in the Mozart city of Salzburg and leading through Salzach Valley and Gastein Valley and Carinthia before ending in the Italian city Grado.

Furthermore, there’s also an extensive and challenging programme for mountain bikers and racing bikers.

Golf in the Gastein Valley

The 18-hole golf course in the Gastein Valley is one of the most attractive courses in the entire province of Salzburg. www.golfclub-gastein.com/en/

Swimming and bathing during your summer holiday

Diving into and immersing yourself in the crystal-clear mountain streams with drinking water quality truly is a “refreshing” adventure and experience. Dare to take a giant leap into the crystal-clear water! The large Solarbad Dorfgastein (located right outside the house) and the bathing lake in Bad Bruck as well as the lakes (Böndlsee, Zeller See) invite you to take “risky” leaps and to swim extensive laps.