Mountains and valleys on twin heights - healthy activity in the hiking paradise of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
Welcome to the nature and hiking paradise of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee.
Whether you are looking for gently rolling hills and wide open valleys or for something more dramatic with challenging mountains, you are in the right place with the twin holiday-paradise of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, right in the heart of Salzburger Sportworld. Here you will find 20 diverse hiking routes as well as well maintained cycling and mountainbike trails, at any altitude and for every level. They are signposted and easy to navigate.
Even pushchairs can get out and about on the town circuit with its lovely huts, restaurants and cafés that are ideal for taking a break. Those looking to take it easy can also enjoy lift-assisted hiking in many of the resorts.
Recharge your batteries with our fresh mountain air in your own style! Walking, hiking, climbing, cycling, or taking an E-bike, everything you need is here. You can even explore this wonderful mountain landscape from horseback or using a ski lift. Here everyone can do as much as they want, with options to suit every ability.
Families love the themed trails such as the "Country Lores Trail", a circuit on the sunny-side of one of Altenmarkt's hills that leads you through the forest and has 22 information boards that tell you how weather was predicted in the olden days. Another trail is the "Path of the Moon" in Zauchensee that explores the myths and facts that surround the moon and the other heavenly bodies. There are even telescopic star-gazing sessions in the evenings that take you on a tour of discovery.
From the end of June to mid September, the lift in Zauchensee is open to bring you easily and comfortably up to the Gamskogel mountain hut where you can enjoy impressive views at 1900m above sea level. Then you can enjoy a walk up to the lake or along the ridge before returning to the hut for a well-earned treat!
The Salzburger Sportworld Hiking Bus brings you to the start of a wide variety of hikes for just € 1,- per journey when you show your Salzburger Sportworld guestcard that you get for free from your host.
The Pfeifenberger family and team are always on hand to offer advice and leaflets to help you prepare for your holiday. On the Alpenland Travel Hit weeks, we also take out guided tours and day trips to our favourite places.
Have you any more questions or special requests about planning your holiday? Send us a non-binding request.