Summer sports in Bad Hofgastein
Summer holiday in Gastein Valley in Austria
Holiday fun for the whole family in Gastein
AlpenParks Residence Bad Hofgastein is the perfect starting point for your holiday activities in Gastein Valley.
The variety of opportunities for activities in the area around Bad Hofgastein means boredom doesn’t get a look-in! Golf, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, rafting, paragliding, tennis and lots more. During your holiday in Austria you can pursue your favourite activities without a care in the world!
Summer activities at a glance
Valley hikes and races to the summit: the Austrian Alps
Discover the fascinating world of the Gastein Mountains on Shanks’s pony. Whether it’s a leisurely valley hike in the wide green Gastein Valley, a hike at a comfortable altitude to one of around 55 managed Alpine huts, or an energetic race to the summit, in Gastein families with children, walkers and mountain hikers who have athletic ambitions will find their favourite route.
Up into the Alps with Gasteiner Bergbahnen.
You can of course start your hike from your AlpenParks Residence Bad Hofgastein. Numerous hiking trails in the valley tempt you to take leisurely strolls, some along Gastein’s River Ache. If you want to breathe in some mountain air, save yourself the demanding ascent and get to the scenic mountain paths in comfort with Gasteiner Bergbahnen.
From June to October the Schlossalmbahn in Bad Hofgastein will transport you up to over 2000 metres sea level, between 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m., on the hour. Start your hike at the mountain station – accompanied by the mesmerizing panorama of the Gastein Alps. The other mountain railways in Gastein Valley also make it easy to go on hiking tours which are a cut-above. Discover Salzburger Land afresh on any day of your holiday!
Hiking in Gastein Valley and in the mountains of the Salzburg Alps is a very special scenic holiday pleasure. After an action-packed day of hiking in the Gastein mountains you arrive at your cosy Apartment in the AlpenParks Residence Bad Hofgastein content, and with that pleasurable feeling of having done your fitness a lot of good. The evening is dedicated to well-being – by the fireside, in one of the two Gastein thermal springs or at a stylish dinner in one of numerous restaurants in Gastein.
Leisurely or vigorous cycling in Salzburg province
Saddle up your iron donkey and let’s go – you and your whole family can have a leisurely cycle on the Gastein Valley circuit – a cycle path through the flat paths in Gastein Valley. In contrast, enthusiastic bikers take the mountains by storm.
Big and small, young and old, can experience the scenic beauty of Gastein Valley in a pleasant and relaxing manner. You can fit in a little break in the inns or at the cafes dotted here and there, and on warm days your feet will be happy to have an invigorating soak in the clear mountain water in Gastein’s River Ache.
Those bikers who have sporty ambitions, mountain bikers, fans of uphill and downhill will have really good fun on the numerous trails. Challenging, diverse forest trails and paths through the forest and over Alpine meadows provide the ideal terrain for training. And bikers who have ambitions of getting to the summit, can go right up above the tree limits into the Alpine regions of the Gastein Alps.
Welcome break for mountain bikers: the Alps in Gastein Valley
After an arduous uphill you can get your strength up in one of the many Alpine lodges, which offer tasty treats made by the dairymaids themselves. Enjoy the sun’s rays on the Alpine hut terraces and the breathtaking panorama of the Gastein Alps. A fast-paced downhill, which requires every last bit of effort, takes you back to Bad Hofgastein.
Gastein Golf club
Gastein Golf club offers a very well organised 18-hole course, which has excitement and challenges in store for all ability levels. The picturesque course is nestled between old trees which provide shade, and little streams, in front of the breathtaking backdrop of the giant Gastein mountains. The ‘Golf Alpin Chip-Card’ also offers you a good-value opportunity to choose your favourite golf courses from 38 Golf Alpin-Partnerclubs in the Austrian holiday regions of Salzburg, Tirol and Salzkammergut.
After an exciting and active day on the course you can go back to your holiday apartment in AlpenParks Residence in Bad Hofgastein, content. In the evening take a stroll through the pedestrianised area, which you can get to on foot from AlpenParks Residence Bad Hofgastein and choose from one of many restaurants, to have a relaxed and stylish, or a hearty, rustic meal with a merry crowd.
If you want to get a taste of some of that mountain air before you tee-off on the green in Gastein Golf club, then take a quick look at the Internet site of one of the oldest and most traditional Golf clubs in Salzburger Land:
Game, set, match on tennis courts in Gastein
The sporting opportunities in Gastein Valley also have something for tennis fans. Outdoor courts in a scenic location mean every match is a delight, and if the heavens open, the tennis halls provide plenty of opportunity for training.
Serving for the match on 36 courts in Gastein Valley
In total 36 tennis courts in the entire holiday region of Gastein Valley (30 outdoor courts, 6 indoor courts, of which 1 is a squash court) provide almost limitless tennis pleasure. Improve your back-hand on holiday in Gastein, sharpen up your serve or combine playing with fun during mixed-doubles. Your tennis heart will certainly beat faster in Gastein Valley!
The enchanting panorama of the Gastein Alps and the fresh, aromatic mountain air all have their part to play in helping you enjoy tennis matches on the sand, granulate and artificial courts, to the full. One thing that’s bound to happen – you’ll direct your gaze to the summit glistening in the sun, then that little yellow felt ball will whiz past you without you even noticing.
After hours of fun and frolics you return to your holiday apartment in Alpenpark Resort Bad Hofgastein happy. There’s a lot to talk about – preferably over a delicious evening meal in one of the restaurants or traditional inns in Gastein. A beneficial massage in one of the Gastein thermal springs can work wonders.
Lakes, outdoor swimming pools and thermal springs in Gastein, Austria
Water has a key role to play in various ways in Gastein Valley. The Alps of the Austria province of Salzburg, with their forested area, are perfect reservoirs and water filters.
Gastein mountain water, crystal clear, fresh and pure, trickles down the valley into numerous little surface and underground streams, collecting in the lakes, then you can see it flowing through the wide, lush Gastein Valley, as the River Ache. Refreshing yourself at a stream during a hike is a rare luxury and is something which you are still able to enjoy in Gastein Valley. Even the common-or-garden drinking water has Gastein in it – so don’t be surprised if you are also offered ordinary tap water in a restaurant as an alternative to mineral water – it simply tastes delicious. For those of you who prefer sparkling water, reach for the local product - Gastein mineral water, which is very well-known and popular. Experience Gastein water, either as a beverage or as an invigorating element in the lakes, outdoor swimming pools and in the world-renown Gastein thermal springs.
Cool bathing lakes offer welcome refreshment during or after a good long hike in the Gastein mountains. Though the clear, cold mountain water is not necessarily suitable for longer bathing - the outdoor pools and the solar pool in Dorfgastein are better for that.
Bathing fun at its very best - the Alpine thermal springs in Bad Hofgastein
Whoever is speaking about water in Gastein, can’t ignore the thermal springs – Alpentherme and Felsentherme. The modern Alpine thermal spring in Bad Hofgastein scores points with its six different adventure and health areas. The glass Sky-Bar with a 360-degree panoramic view which is beyond compare will also enthral you! Multimedia-Erlebnisdom, water slides and geysers, the spacious sauna area which has its own mountain lake, place a completely new emphasis on experiencing Gastein’s domain of thermal springs.
In Relax-World you will find the quiet thermal springs for recovery and relaxation, while families with children will have wild fun in Family World. The hottest village in the Gastein Alps awaits you in Sauna World, and in Ladies World, a unique saunarium, ladies find themselves amongst their own kind. In Sports World sporty holiday-makers are in the best of hands. In Gusto World, the thermal spring’s restaurant in Alpentherme Gastein, everyone finally gets to meet up!
Opening hours and prices for Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein
Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein is open to visitors daily from 9.00 a.m. until 9.00 p.m., and until 10.00 p.m. from Thursdays to Saturdays.
Entry prices & Opening times Alpentherme
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein