Hiking and Biking

Hiking and rock-climbing in Zell am See – Kaprun
Eighty-eight hikes that vary in difficulty

The region of Zell am See – Kaprun is a hiking paradise. In the hiking map you will find 88 hikes ranging from intermediate to difficult. Whether you are a family with small children or a sporty couple, there are routes to suit everyone.

The Schmittenhöhe and the Kitzsteinhorn are the perfect starting points for easy to intermediate tours. Here is an overview of all tours in the region:

Vera‘s secret tips:

The Schmittenhöhe and her reservoirs

You can either start in Zell am See or take the City Express cable car to the middle station. From there you can visit three different reservoirs. The reservoirs are perfect for a swim to cool off or a relaxing stroll around them. At the reservoirs there are a few surprises to be found for our young guests.

Facts
Duration: 2-3 Hours
Difficulty: Easy
Start: Zell am See

The Kitzsteinhorn and its surroundings

From the Alpine Centre on the Kitzsteinhorn you can start in many directions for an alpine tour. The best secret tip is the hike to the Marshlands over the Kammerscharte to Fürthermoor Alm. To finish in the afternoon you can visit the “Kapruner Hochgebirgstauseen” (Kaprun’s high mountain reservoirs). The second option starts from Alpine Centre towards the Maiskogel over the three “Wallner Höhe”. This route is slightly easier. To finish you should plan a lunch at the Glocknerblick hut.

Facts
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Difficulty: Advanced
Start: Kaprun

From Mitterberg on the Schwalbenwand

The mountain hut Mitterberg is the home of the most famous view point in the region. As well as excellent food it is the starting point for a hike on the Schwalbenwand. The journey back is over the Schönwieskopf. Altogether there are three summits to explore. More views than you will experience on any other hikes!

Facts
Duration: 5 Hours, 13KM
Difficulty: intermediate
Start: Thumersbach

Cycling between glacier and lake
Mountain bike, E-Bike or road bike, we have the terrain

The region Zell am See – Kaprun makes all cyclists’ hearts skip a beat. From Krimml to Unken there are countless bike tours to suit all levels of difficulty. In the valley you can cycle around the most beautiful lake in Pinzgau. Those who prefer alpine should take their mountain bikes on the mountain at their own expense. All bike tours can be found here:

Vera‘s Secret tips:
Krimml – Zell am See

With the new guest card you can travel on the Pinzgauer local train free of charge. The starting point is the train station in Zell am See or from Kaprun at the train station in Fürth. You can take the train to Krimml and from the Krimml Waterfalls you start your journey towards Mittersill through the Salzachtal back to the Zeller Lake. On the path there are countless places to pull in, many lakes and lots to explore. The link to the route can be found here:

Facts
Duration: 3 Hours, 60 KM
Difficulty: Intermediate
Start: Zell am See – Krimml

Zell am See – Sonnberg/Jagaalm

Above the roof tops of Zell am See up to the Jageralm and back over the Sonnberg. For this tour there are a few options, although we recommend a route that is a little more demanding but guarantees some beautiful views. Have fun on your bike! The link to the route can be found here:

Facts
Duration: 3 Hours 35 Minutes 8,4 KM, 473 HM
Difficulty: Advanced
Start: Zell am See

Kaprun – Stangerbauer

From Kaprun over the Schaufelberg to the Stangerbauer or the Glocknerblick. The Stangerbauer offers the first place to pull in. Whoever is still not out of breath after a 350 metre incline (Höhenmeter) should definitely continue on to the Glocknerblick. You should however be prepared for a further hour of cycling. The link to the route can be found here:

Facts
Duration: 1 Hour 42 Minute, 4,2 KM, 346 HM
Difficulty: Intermediate
Start: Kaprun