Our Weekly Activity Programme
Just because winter is over and the ski season has ended does not mean the end of fun at CLC Alpine Centre – the summer months are full of activities perfect for exploring Zell am See and the surrounding area.
Each day, CLC Alpine Centre has different activities planned for guests. From bike rides and hikes to visiting farmers’ markets and listening to live music, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Here is the low-down on what’s on offer:
On Sunday, there is a welcome meeting with a video presentation of the activity programme and offers at the restaurant. It starts at 17:30 in our cocktail lounge. We provide all the information about the activities available in our resort, together with all the activities you can experience in the area. We will greet you with a welcome drink while we present you with all the useful information on things to do in the area. Would you like to try cycling? CLC Alpine Centre bike rental service is the easiest way to get around and explore the beautiful area.
Begin your week exploring the unique Austrian landscape by hiking to Saalfelden’s Lake Ritzensee – remember that with incredible views come hilly climbs so be prepared for a sturdy walk. For something a little less so, why not take a tour of the quaint hillside towns of Örgenbauernalm and Neunbrunnen; overlooking Lake Zell, the views from these are breathtaking.
Get a taste for the traditional every Tuesday evening with live music and a buffet. Enjoy fine Austrian dining with an upbeat twist; accompanied by the Glöckner Band, performing traditional Austrian music as well as international rock and pop hits from the 60s, 70s and 90s.
We organize an excursion to Salzburg every Wednesday for a modest price. You can visit this charming, lovely town using our shuttle bus. We leave the resort at 9:00am, while the return time is not fixed. You have plenty of hours to discover Salzburg. A reservation is needed at the Reception.
Each Thursday, CLC Alpine Centre provides a variety of activities. During the day, you and your family can hop onto our bikes and explore the surrounding area with our Lake tour, Alp tour or just cruising around if you so wish! Our suggested routes are great for all biking levels with short, easy circuits for families and more strenuous rides for those who cycle regularly. Flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining and the snow has finally melted. It’s officially grilling season! No better reason then to book a table at the restaurant. Dinner will be served hot off the grill from 19:00. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, everyone’s favourite: Viennetta ice cream with chocolate sauce!
Pop to Zell am See, for the town’s weekly farmer’s market where you can find a wide assortment of local foods as well as Austrian knick-knacks which make great gifts for those back home!
Together with the local company Vorderegger, CLC Alpine Centre organises bus excursions to the most beautiful and interesting destinations in the area. The excursion programme enables you to plan your visit without any effort, comfortably and safely with experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.
Monday – Berchtesgaden
Enjoy a breathtaking full day trip to Bavaria along the famous German Alpine Road to Berchtesgaden, where you have the choice between a guided tour through the Salt Mines or an impressive ride up to the Eagle’s Nest. Both of these attractions offer spectacular views. The day finishes with a visit to the town of Berchtesgaden with its many shops and cafes.
Wednesday – Grossglockner
Experience one of the most exciting excursions to Austria’s highest mountain range, the Grossglockner (12.460 ft.) and the largest glacier in the country. On the ascent, the guide will take you around some beautiful scenery before you reach the summit – the Franz Josephs-Höhe. Accompanied by a National Park Ranger, you will have plenty of time for lunch, photo opportunities and you can even set foot on the glacier. The views and scenery are not to be missed.
Thursday – Krimml Waterfalls
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Europe’s highest waterfall, a 380m spectacular drop situated in the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest National Park in Central Europe. Enjoy the great scenery from the foot of the Falls or follow the pathway near the waterfall’s edge. The walk to the middle falls takes approximately 30 minutes. Don’t forget your sturdy shoes!
Other Summer Activities in the area
Hardly any other sport looks back on such a long history as archery: Just like our ancient ancestors out on the hunt, you will roam through forest and fields, armed with nothing but a simple bow & arrow.
Since its opening in 2001, the Bikepark Leogang has become established as one the most famous Bikeparks in Europe. The extensive offer of the Bikepark Leogang is certified by the seal “Kona Groove approved Bikepark “. Only eleven Bikeparks worldwide – from Whistler in Canada to Bukovel in Ukraine – have obtained this quality certification. The Bikepark Leogang is for bikers of all ages, and all levels of experience.
Boat trips on Lake Zell
There are cruises available daily on Lake Zell that promise pure relaxation whilst enjoying fabulous views to the surrounding mountains from Lake Zell.
Canoeing, trekking & rafting
Pure action and fun! Travel the river with canoes in team, steering together through waves and currents with the help of an experienced guide.
Cycling in the Pinzgau Region
Two wheels, pedals, saddle and a chain – the good old ‘Drahtesel’ is as loved now as it ever was. It is not just the bikes that come in many shapes and styles, but also the routes that are offered to cyclists and bikers in the region. Whether you are looking for easy short routes or difficult marathon stretches, beginner, intermediate and professional cyclists will find their ideal route with a selection of over 1,200km of paths, cross-country and downhill tracks.
It isn’t all over sticks and stones, however, for families and other cycle lovers there is an endless choice of well-built cycle paths. Guesthouses and cafés en route ensure that all manner of culinary delights are never far away. CLC Alpine Centre stands on the Tauernradweg (Tauern cycle path), an attractive cycle route through Austria. On specially built cycle paths and rarely used back roads, the Tauernradweg stretches for 325km from the Krimml Waterfalls to the town of Passau.
Even if you enjoy hiking alone or within a group, walking in Austria will get you close to nature and allow you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions of Austria. Enjoy and explore the area by going on a group hike with a trained guide!
Enjoy a beautiful day with family in the Alps. You will find tons of fun for all your family members during a day full of action, adventure and entertainment in the parks.
High Rope Garden
The high rope garden is an obstacle course of ropes strung between tree trunks. Metres above the ground you can practice many different activities, either in pairs or as part of a team. The ultimate kick – a simple unforgettable climbing experience – you will be surprised by your own limits.
‘Happiness is sitting on the back of a horse’ according to a local saying. Whether you’re an amateur or expert rider, an equine friend can be found. An experience that can transform a family holiday.
The ability to fly was always a dream of humanity. Experienced and highly qualified tandem pilots allow you to live the dream and will show you the world from a bird’s eye view.
Fast and easy to learn, incredible driving fun, and of course, environmentally friendly. The Segway is one of the easiest ways to discover the area.
Sailing and Windsurfing
For sailors and windsurfers, the most important thing is to be ‘with the wind’. The Zeller Lake offers perfect conditions for sailing and windsurfing.
The toboggan is one of the oldest pieces of Alpine sports equipment. Even now nothing makes for more fun for young and old than tobogganing down the numerous valleys of the Salzburg region. Reception can inform you of toboggan runs in the local area.
Ultra light Aviation
An unforgettable and extremely unique experience awaits you with an ultra light flight in Zell am See. The most up to date and modern technology together with an experienced pilot will bring you up high into the sky.