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Walking and alpine meadows

Aromatic alpine herbs, flowering mountain meadows, breath-taking views of the glacier-covered mountain backdrop of the High Tauern – your fascinating holiday in the Gastein mountain world. 350 km of hiking trails provide enjoyable alpine meadowland walking, demanding summit tours and relaxing mountain strolls – here you simply leave stress and tension right behind.

Experience nature at its most beautiful: Austria’s highest mountain summits and biggest glaciers, from colourful flower-filled meadows, imposing crags and refreshing waterfalls. See ibexes, bearded vultures, marmots and many other kinds of wildlife that romp in the rugged world of crags, or admire the elegant flight of the golden eagle. Warm earth under the soles of the feet and grass to tickle the toes?

The 55 fairytale Gastein mountain huts in the alpine meadows welcome you with heartfelt hospitality and spoil you with their own cheese, butter, bacon and bread. Breathe the cool, pure mountain air and give your body and soul a well-earned break.

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Children and Teens

Families with children can access the high alpine terrain easily using the Gastein cable cars. Here there awaits you a family adventure building a dam on a stream, climbing on the mountains or just baking your bread in the child-friendly alpine hut - then it tastes twice as good!

Together enjoy the laughter of your little ones playing with the animals and the pleasure when the meadow hut comes into view and you can hear the bells.

In Gastein teenagers find fabulous bike trails, discover challenging climbing routes under the guidance of experienced Gastein mountain guides, get enthusiastic about gold panning or trail riding on bombproof Icelandic horses. They go from the lush green valley up into high alpine locations taking a break at a campfire with a romantic Wild West atmosphere. more information

Llama trekking

Another tip for families is a llama trek in the midst of Gastein's mountain scenery. After a short general briefing and introduction into handling llamas as pack animals, the trusting creatures, which are a real rarity here, are saddled up and loaded with rucksacks. Together with practised guides you wander leisurely to the Riedlalm in Bad Hofgastein where a rustic and sumptuous alpine buffet awaits.

Mock hunt with bow and arrows

Strength and concentration training await you at this unique archery game hunting lifelike animals over open countryside and idyllic forest paths. By "killing“ the animals with your bow and arrow you collect points for every hit.

High ropes course & adventure park

How would you like to do something totally different - this is where you can forget the everyday… excitement – action – adrenalin – for the whole family…

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Sport & Movement

With 120 kilometres of hiking, walking and running trails the Gastein movement arena opens up a real fitness paradise to the active holidaymaker. At 830 to 1,600 metres in altitude, a varied network of routes is available for runners, walkers and strollers.


The hearts of tennis fans will also beat faster: 36 tennis courts in the whole region ensure tennis enjoyment without limits. more information


Paragliding takes you up high – enjoy the magical panoramic view over the Gastein valley right up to the High Tauern. From your bird’s eye view you will gain unforgettable impressions that will make you forget the daily routine.

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Gastein’s places for angling are regarded as having some of the purest waters in Austria. The list of fish that are caught includes fine gourmet fish such as brown trout or char.

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A "hole in one" – is exactly what a golf holiday in Gastein is! Gastein Golf Club has a well-designed top notch 18-hole course, which provides challenge and excitement for all levels of player. The picturesque course is situated amongst old trees and small streams, with the breathtaking backdrop of the Gastein mountain giants. The Golf Alpine chip card also gives you the possibility of choosing between 38 Golf Alpine partner clubs.

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Cycling & mountain-biking

With your bicycle or mountain-bike you can take family-friendly routes, the ambling Gastein valley path or challenging bike routes tackling the rough along with the smooth! Here you will find everything a cyclist desires – the right route for every requirement and the most suitable path. Enjoy a circular tour for young and old amongst delightful scenery. more information

Bikers – you are most welcome!

Our beautiful Gastein valley is precisely what thrills true bikers. The beautiful mountains and magnificent surroundings are particularly enjoyable on 2 wheels. You can really explore our wonderful alpine panorama with fabulous tours….

Autumn is harvest time

Walk from alpine hut to alpine hut, enjoy the traditional alpine hut restaurants and the harvest bounty they have to offer or spend a few days discovering Salzburger Land cycle paths in the golden autumnal sun: this is when there are first class offers for walking, cycling, culture, spa and gourmet breaks! more information