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Active holidays in the Alps – Salzburger Land

Whether it is way up in the mountains, in the wild waters, or up in the lofty heights above Gastein Valley, with the range of outdoor offers for your activity-based holiday in the Alps you get to experience the Hohe Tauern National Park and its inspirational natural surroundings from every conceivable perspective. The main addresses for your next summer adventure in Gastein can be found here.

Fun on the water - Rafting on the Salzach & canyoning in the Almbach gorge

Kitted out with neoprene suit, helmet and life jacket, throw yourself into the cool waters! Whether it is during a leisurely family rafting tour, a sporty wild water rafting adventure or while canyoning (bus-shuttle to the gorge), or exciting jumps into those deep puddles, these outdoor activities are guaranteed to leave nobody out in the cold!

  • Rafting Center Taxenbach
    Marktstraße 38, 5660 Taxenbach
    Telephone: +43 664 4025149

Like an eagle – tandem paragliding in Gastein Valley

Weigh between 20 and 120 kg and are at least five years of age? Great! Nothing stands in the way of you enjoying a successful flight above the mountain and the valley. Wearing standard hiking clothing and after a brief introduction, you start out on an unforgettable flying experience with an experienced pilot.

  • Tandem paragliding – Pilot Lois Grugger
    Schmiedgasse 1, 5630 Bad Hofgastein
    Telephone: +43 664 4232322

On horse-back during an active summer in Gastein

While children start out on their first goes at riding on Icelandic horses and ponies, experienced riders get lessons in dressage, jumps and western-style riding, or they get to enjoy a ride through the dreamily beautiful mountains around Bad Gastein. Your contact partner for happy times on horse-back:

  • Gastein riding club
    Remsacherstraße 7, 5640 Bad Gastein
    Telephone: +43 699 180 10 801
  • Oberhaitzing Icelandic Stables
    Familie Schock
    Weinetsberg 32, 5630 Bad Hofgastein
    Telephone: +436432 6770

Climbing and sports climbing on the Schlossalm and in Gastein Valley

Start your first goes at climbing on the Schlossalm, work on your climbing technique or combine hiking and climbing. Sports climbing routes - of all difficulty levels - can be found throughout the Gastein Valley. For taster climbing courses, altitude tours and via ferrata tours please contact

  • Gerhard Angerer Alpine School
    Maierhofen 154, 5632 Dorfgastein
    Telephone: +43 664 2029793

Even more adventures during an activity holiday in the Alps

Practice using a bow and arrow in one of the three archery courses, or try your luck at panning for gold at a total of three tried and proven sites in the Gastein Valley! You can of course enjoy summer activities in Gastein outdoors, such as fishing, skittles or beach volleyball – your hosts will be delighted to provide you with information about the many and varied offers available!
All that's missing for your activity-based holiday in Salzburger Land is a Fuchs Apartment in Bad Hofgastein. Send a non-binding booking enquiry right now and spend your summer in Gastein!