Your active holiday Summer sports in Zell am See-Kaprun

In summer, the Zell am See-Kaprun region in Austria presents its variety in full: between glacier, mountain and lake, there are plenty of summer activities to inspire you. The peaks and vantage points can be conquered on foot or by mountain bike. And with a bit of tailwind thanks to the e-bike, even longer tours are feasible. Clearly marked hiking trails stretch like a fine net across the region and lead you to quaint huts and places for a rest with panoramic views.

Look down into the valley from Salzburg's highest point, climb above the high mountain reservoirs, conquer the Kitzsteinhorn glacier on skis and snowboards until early summer or meet Schmidolin the dragon while hiking: in the holiday region in SalzburgerLand, new adventures await you every day. The experiences are so diverse that there is something for everyone.

Excursion destination in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
10 x summer sports

These highlights await you on your summer holiday:

  1. Swimming in Lake Zell: 3 lidos in Zell am See-Kaprun
  2. Diverse bike tours and flowy single trails
  3. Around 400 kilometres of hiking trails
  4. Guided hikes
  5. Running tours and trail running
  6. Zell am See-Kaprun Golf Club
  7. Summer on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier
  8. Quaint huts for refreshments
  9. Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card with many benefits
  10. Free travel on all public transport for guests staying at least one night (with the Mobility Card from 1 May to 31 October)

Summer vacation in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Hiking and mountaineering

From Zell's local mountain - Schmittenhöhe - to the glacier region Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun: around Zell am See-Kaprun you will find countless clearly marked hiking trails of all levels of difficulty. From the leisurely hike for families with children to the challenging summit tour at over 3,200 metres, there surely is the right route for you. The first metres in altitude can also be conquered in comfort by using the mountain railways.


 Via ferrata on the Kitzsteinhorn | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

If you prefer to go biking on your active holiday, you will feel at home on the mountain bike trails and freeride trails in the region. These tours are also adapted to different levels of ability - from beginners to pros, with and without e-bikes.


 Mountain bike tour in Austria | © Kitzsteinhorn, Mia Maria Knoll
Water activities

On a summer holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun, water is your constant companion: the heart of the region is the idyllic Lake Zell, nestling between Kitzsteinhorn and Schmittenhöhe. Three lidos await you on its shores and invite you to spend a relaxing day of swimming with the family. The high mountain reservoirs in Kaprun are also well worth a visit. Here you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of nature and technology. And on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, an amazing world of snow and ice is waiting for you in summer.


 Fantastic summer day at the lake | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus