6 Summer activities in wonderful Alpendorf
Maybe you associate Alpendorf with a skiing holiday, but it offers much more than that. We highly recommend summer holidays in Alpendorf because it is a very family friendly city. Therefore we’ve gathered 6 summer activities in the Salzburger Sportwelt area that you and your family or friends hopefully find interesting!
1. Hiking in the Alps
The Salzburger Sportwelt area is known as hiker’s paradise and you’ll find more than 1000 km of marked trails. A hiking trip is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beyond beautiful nature while you’re active. Numerous cable cars run all day long and will bring you into new adventures. Also, many huts and restaurants are open during the summer – take a break and enjoy a cold drink after a sunny hike.
For a family with children we recommend the Geisterberg amusement park also known as the Ghost Mountain where you can combine hiking and fun experiences. The hike begins at the end of the Alpendorf Gondelbahn and is marked as easy. This is a 4,5 km hike in the Alps, where along the way you’ll find more than 40 playgrounds and entertainment activities for the children: 4 ghostly worlds, water games and air swings. If you bring small children it is also possible to drive with the small tractor train to Geisterdorf.
A great experience for the whole family and for sure an adventurous day on the mountain.
Read more about opening hours and prices here.
2. Jody’s Tree Trail
In Hahnbaum, close to Alpendorf, you can discover the forrest from above. Jody’s Tree trail takes place 20 meters up in the air – a funny experience for both small and big climbing enthusiasts. It is a climb through a route of stops and playgrounds. It is possible to choose between 4 routes according to levels of difficulty.
You are guided through the 30 stations, along with Jody and Joey – the clever owl and the cheeky squirrel. These two characters will both do challenges and activities with the children, while learning about nature in Alpendorf. It’s a win-win.
Find more information about the Tree Trail here.
3. The Liechtenstein Gorge
You must visit the impressive Liechtenstein Gorge if you’re going to Salzburgerland during the summer! It is also very close to Alpendorf.
The gorge is 4 km which makes it one of the longest and deepest gorges in the Alps. Along the route you’ll find several small waterfalls and the large Liechtenstein Waterfall at the end. You’ll also experience the “Helix staircase“, a spiral staircase that rises up to 30 meters into the depths.
We recommend that you visit the gorge in the morning or in the afternoon. In the high season it can be very crowded in the middle of the day.
Read more about opening hours and prices here.
4. Bow hunting in Alpendorf
Go grab bow and arrow and go hunting in the beautiful mountain landscape!
Concentration, body tension and focus on the animal figures are the keywords for the archery course at “Bogen Jagd Alpendorf“. It is located very close to the Alpendorf cable car valley station.
The staff will help you find the right equipment, give you a short introduction to the range and the 14 stations of the course. If you don’t want to participate in the hunt, you’re also welcome to take a nice walk on the route instead.
It is said that bow hunting offers balance, excitement and a sense of achievement for people of all ages.
Find more information and book your course here.
The Salzburger Sportwelt area is marked with amazing biking routes and particularly for families. It is a really nice way to explore the mountains! You’ll easily find a route for your level as you’ve more than 540 km. of cycle routes at disposal. Especially St. Johann is considered for all levels – very close to Alpendorf.
We recommend a stage of the legendary “Tauern Cycle Path” from St. Johann / Schwarzach to Werfen. The route stretches along the Salzach river, and it is easy to ride for families with children. To make the trip more exciting you’ll along the route find numerous signposts with old and popular stories. It is also possible to find playgrounds and swimming pools.
You can rent high quality mountain bikes or e-bikes at Snowold in Alpendorf.
If you are into speed, adrenaline and action then you’ll find plenty of activities near Alpendorf in the summer:
Rafting is possible in the Salzach river. Take an adventurous ride through the waves! The only requirement is that you’re able to swim.
Canyoning is also an option. Combine hike, swim, climb and slide through the gorges! Jumps from the high of up to 16 meters are also possible!
Do you want to discover the mountains from a different perspective? You can fly high and go paragliding and experience the most fantastic views.
You can read more about the action activities and see prices here.
If a summer in Alpendorf sounds interesting we can highly recommend AlpenTravel’s newly built Ski- & Sonnenresort. Here you’ll find both hotel rooms and apartments for the large families. You can relax with a dip in the pool after a long, active day and enjoy the amazing view over St. Johann im Pongau.