Top hikes in Zell am See
88 hikes at all levels of ability
The Zell am See-Kaprun region is a paradise for hiking. In the hiking map you will find 88 hikes from medium to difficult. Whether you are a family with small children or a sporty couple, there is a suitable route for everyone.
The Schmitten and the Kitzsteinhorn are the perfect starting point for easy to medium tours. Here is an overview of all the tours in the region.
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Either start in Zell am See or take the City Express to the middle station. From there you can explore three different reservoirs. The reservoirs are perfect for cooling off or for a pleasant walk. At the ponds you will also find one or two surprises for the little ones.
The cosy family version can be found here: CITYEXPRESS – PLETTSAUKOPF
Those who want to add a little extra before jumping into the cool waters of one of our most beautiful mountain lakes you can start hiking from the centre of Zell am See. The ascent to the reservoir can either be made via the longer route through Koehlergraben or the shorter route via the Ebenbergalm which is also a little steeper.
Ascent: 1 – 1.5 hours
Start: Zell am See
4 Lakes Hike
For those who have not yet had enough of a mountain lake, we recommend the 4 Lakes Hike.
First we take the Schmittenhoehe cable car to the summit of the Schmittenhöhe. With a great view of the Kitzsteinhorn and its neighbouring 3000-metre peaks, we head down past our 3 lakes. The last lake in the valley – Lake Zell – awaits you at the end of the tour.
The Mitterberg Gasthof. Probably the best-known vantage point in the region. In addition to excellent meals, it is also the starting point for the hike to the Schwalbenwand. The way back is via the Schoenwieskopf. There are three summit experiences in total. You will hardly find better views on any other hike! Link to the Schwalbenwand route.
Duration: 5 hours, 13KM
Top hikes in Kaprun
Surrounded by 3000m peaks, Kaprun is a true paradise for alpinists. The mix of leisurely hikes for the whole family to high alpine mountain tours makes every sportsman’s heart beat faster.
An overview of all hikes in Kaprun can be found HERE.
From the Alpine Centre on the Kitzsteinhorn you can start alpine tours in many directions. The absolute insider tip is the hike to the Mooserboden via the Kammerscharte to the Fuerthermoor Alm. As a conclusion, you can visit the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs in the afternoon. The second variant runs from the Alpine Centre in the direction of the Maiskogel via the three Wallner heights. This route is easier. Finally, stop for a snack at the Glocknerblick. Link to the Hochkammerweg // Link to the Höhenweg Alexander Enzinger Weg.
Duration: 4-5 hours
Starting point for the high alpine adventure is the Kesselfallstraße car park. Next you’ll take the bus & inclined lift to the Mooserboden reservoir. The last bus station is also the starting point for the tour to the Wiesbachhorn. Doable as a day tour, but we recommend a 2-day tour with an overnight stay in a hut at the Heinrich-Schwaiger Haus at 2802m. If you want to complete the tour of the Grosses Wiesbachhorn in one day, you should take the mountaineering bus at 6.30am (July – September every Friday, Saturday & Sunday).
Depending on the conditions, this tour can be very demanding. If you have little experience in alpine terrain, we definitely recommend a local mountain guide.
Here’s the LINK to the tour.
Duration: 8-9 hours
Start: Kaprun – Mooserboden
Maiskogel – Kaprun’s local mountain offers fantastically beautiful and easy hikes for the family. With the rustic huts & alpine pastures, the hut hiking trail is highly recommended. The MK-Maiskogel cable car takes you up to 1570 metres and from there you can start the hiking adventure with the whole family.
The route to the hut circuit can be found HERE.
Duration: 3 hours