Wandern Zell am See Kaprun

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. You will find 88 routes in the hiking map of Zell am See-Kaprun ranging from easy to difficult. Whether you arrive as a family with children or as a sporty couple, you will find your ideal route. The Schmittenhöhe and the Kitzsteinhorn are the perfect starting points for all kind of tours. Here is an overview of all options 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 which takes you to the middle station. From there you are able visit three different reservoirs. The reservoirs are perfect for a swim to cool off or just a relaxing stroll around them. Our young guests will find a couple of surprises at the reservoirs . Link to the hiking route


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. Link to the Hochkammerweg // Link to the Alexander Enzinger Weg


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! Link to the Schwalbenwand route


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

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

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


Dauer: 1:42 Stunden, 4,2 KM, 346 HM
Schwierigkeit: mittel
Start: Kaprun