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.
CLC Alpine Centre has many different activities and options 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:
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.
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.
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.
Krimml Waterfalls (Thursday)
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.
Pure relaxation on Lake Zell.
The panorama-cruise with the MS Schmittenhöhe promises fabulous views to the surrounding mountain panorama from Lake Zell. Lake crossings from Zell am See to Thumersbach. You can also enjoy a selection from a small menu during the trip.
Pure action and fun! Travel the river with canoes, steering together through waves and currents with the help of an experienced guide.
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.
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.
Europe’s Largest High Rope Park
With a total length of over 8 km, 200 different stations and 30 rope slides connecting several levels and platforms from 3 to 40 metres high, Saalbach Hinterglemm High Rope Park is the largest in Europe.
June to mid-September: daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (July, August from 9:30 am)
Mid-September to mid-October: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Golden Gate & Baumzipfelweg
Quilting on the mountain
The highest tree-top trail in Europe is situated at the end of the Saalbach-Hinterglemm valley. It is a unique project, combining the trail with an Alpine “Golden Gate” suspension bridge.
This natural circular tour starts at the parking area at the end of the valley and runs for a length of 2 kms over meadows, mountain fields and through the forest. The one kilometre tree-top trail starts at the Lindlingalm and includes the 200-metre-long “Alpine Golden Gate Bridge”. In the summer, it is possible to use the small valley train to get there and back (around 4 trains in total). In winter, it is a nice walk through a wonderful winter land, or alternatively a beautiful drive in a horse-drawn sleigh or Hüttentaxi.
The Golden Gate Bridge is part of the 1 km long tree-top trail. The bridge is up to 42 metres high and spans a valley, in which the source of river Saalbach flows. From the bridge, there is a breath-taking panoramic view across the mountains and also over the high-rope park, which is situated under and runs parallel with the bridge. The most promising and spectacular views however are from the 600-metre-long tree-top trail. It is a massive construction in larchwood – up to 30 m above ground – with steps, towers, platforms and bridges.
Above the treetops several play stations are waiting for big and small explorers.
The Glemmtaler tree-top trail is an ideal excursion for nature-lovers, families, school groups, companies, senior citizens, associations, firms and youth groups
December until end March, Tuesday until Sunday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
May until October, daily from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
A ticket machine is available outside opening hours. The entry turnstile unlocks after inserting €7 (coin changer available). No tree top-trail caps are issued when using the ticket machine.
Ruhpolding Family Park
Over 60 attractions await the visitors at this magical theme park. Here are some of these:
Boat slides “Water swirl” and “Water hopper”
Race down our new boat slides at Ruhpolding’s amusement park.
Mountain Roller Coaster
The mountain roller coaster climbs to 36 metres and speeds its 14 passengers through the mountain forest.
Fly through our slide paradise with our magical carpets.
Fly on our wild Dragon through Ruhpolding’s amusement park.
Improve your agility and concentration while climbing through our rope course.
We whisk you back to prehistoric times when scary dinosaurs roamed the earth!
Forest Slide Park
Bursting with energy and high-spirited fun, you can slide down 5 stainless steel slides with a length of up to 55 meters from the summit station of the dorfj@t down into the valley. Maria Alm has turned this project, which to this day is one-of-a-kind, into reality. With the help of a hiking path, all slides can be enjoyed several times over or detoured.
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!
- Monday – Nearby summit bliss. Meeting point: 9:15 am at Schmittenhöhebahn valley station. Duration: approx. 4 hours
- Tuesday – Alpine pasture hike. Meeting point: 9:15 am at Schmittenhöhebahn valley station. Duration: approx. 4 hours
- Wednesday – Mountain Yoga. Meeting point: 8:30 am Schmittenhöhebahn valley station. Duration: approx. 2 hours
- Thursday – Mountain Yodelling. Meeting point: 8:30 am Schmittenhöhebahn valley station. Duration: approx. 1,5 hours
- Friday – 4 lakes art hike. Meeting point: 8:30 am Schmittenhöhebahn valley station. Duration: approx. 2 hours / Descent with cityXpress
Hochgebirgsstauseen – Mooserboden
Technology meets nature. The outer wall of Mooserboden dam rises almost vertically to a height of 107 m and curves between rocks at either end to a total length of 500 m. A tour of the dam offers visitors a rare opportunity to become familiar with the interior of the construction.
‘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.
Magic moments in Zell am See. Still alight even after the sun goes down. A spectacular Magic Lake Show featuring water, light, music and laser art. Free entrance!
HAPPINESS every Tuesday at 10:00 pm
ROCK LEGENDS every Thursday at 10:00 pm
MAJESTIC WATERS every Sunday at 10:00 pm
Daily: Water Show from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm every hour.
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.
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.
An unforgettable and extremely unique experience awaits you with an ultra light flight over Zell am See. The most up to date and modern technology together with an experienced pilot will take you up high into the sky.
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