Just because something’s tricky to pronounce doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider paying it a visit this summer. With that in mind, have you given much thought to Austria’s Zell am See-Kaprun region? It’s our adventure destination of the week and, quite frankly, we think you’ll love what it’s got to offer.
Whether you’re tackling the mountains with a mountain bike or going for gentle cycles with the family around Lake Zell, there’s enough happening in these parts to keep cyclists occupied till the cows come home.
Mountain bikers hitting up the area definitely need to check out the three designated freeride trails up on the Kitzsteinhorn. For those who love a bit of uphill cycling, the Maiskogel is where it’s at. Freestylers and all-round trick merchants, meanwhile, should check out the rad bike park in Kaprun.
If you love an easy life, and are looking for more of a chilled out vibe, E-bikes are a great way to explore the region’s mountains and valleys. Oh, and don’t worry about navigation as clear maps display the nicest routes for casual cyclists, mountain bikers, and hardcore racing cyclists alike.
“For those who love a bit of uphill cycling, the Maiskogel is where it’s at.”
If you’re an experienced hiker coming to this part of the world, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the views of spectacular well-known summits such as the Großglockner and Großvenediger.
Or, alternatively, you can pay a visit to the highest viewing platform in the Salzburg region on the Kitzsteinhorrn. From here, you’ll be treated to a panoramic view that takes in countless 3,000 metre peaks as well as the lovely Hohe Tauern National Park.
Up on the viewing platform, mountain enthusiasts have the option to go on a guided tour up to the 3,203 metre high summit and experience the ultimate in alpine freedom. Worth taking a camera for this, by the way, because you’re definitely going to want to photograph the incredible sights you’ll see.
If you’re hooked on all the jaw-dropping views, and want yet another fix, the “Alexander Enzinger Weg” starts on the Kitzsteinhorn and takes hikers on a beautiful stroll to the Maisgokel or down into the valley.