Summer in Zell am See

Hike and bike

Hiking and rock-climbing

88 hikes that vary in difficulty
Hike and bike doesn’t come short – the region of Zell am See-Kaprun is a paradise for both. You can hike on 88 routes ranging from intermediate to difficult, all shown in our hiking map. Whether you are with your 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 | Hike and Bike

Beautiful hike to the Plettsaukopf on the Schmittenhöhe

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. Link for the hiking route

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

The Kitzsteinhorn and its surroundings | Hike

Hiking in Kaprun

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.

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

From Mitterberg on the Schwalbenwand | Hike

Panorama hike in Zell am See up to 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! Here is link to the route “Schwalbenwand”

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

Cycling between glacier and lake | Bike

Biking in Zell am See

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 hike and 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 territory can take their mountain bikes up the countless mountains in the area. All bike tours can be found here:

Vera‘s Secret tips:

Krimml – Zell am See | Hike

Krimml waterfalls

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:

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

Zell am See – Sonnberg/Jagaalm | Hike and Bike

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:

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

Kaprun – Stangerbauer | Hike and Bike

Family holiday with bike adventures

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:

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

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