Summer vacation in Kaprun

Vacations with adventure, relaxation & enjoyment

Kaprun is probably one of the most beautiful communities in Salzburg. An incredibly diverse and varied offer attracts guests from all over the world to this tranquil village in the Pinzgau Alps. The unique location, surrounded by imposing peaks, provides the special charm that guests and locals alike appreciate in Kaprun. High peaks and a wide range of summer sports of all kinds provide an excellent base for your vacation in the mountains. The newly built Hotel Orgler also offers all the comfort you need to enjoy your Alpine vacation to the full!

Paar wandert bei den Hochgebirgsstauseen in Kaprun

Summer holiday destination in the heart of Austria

The combination of glacier, mountains and lake is what makes the Zell am See-Kaprun region in Salzburger Land so unique. The possibilities are as varied as they are numerous:

  • Biking and hiking on the Kitzsteinhorn, the Schmittenhöhe or the Maiskogel
  • Water sports in and on the crystal-clear Lake Zell
  • Hang-gliding or paragliding with views of the 3000m peaks of the Hohe Tauern
  •  As well as countless activities for an unforgettable family vacation in Kaprun.

Activities and leisure options in summer

Blooming alpine meadows, crystal-clear mountain lakes and the rugged mountain ranges of the Hohe Tauern: let yourself be enchanted on your hiking vacation in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. Especially if you spend the most beautiful time of the year at Hotel Orgler! Whether it's a leisurely valley hike, a hike on gentle alpine pastures or a summit climb - the hiking tours of varying degrees of difficulty inspire sporty mountaineers and families alike. Regional specialties await you in the alpine huts and mountain inns for refreshment. If the ascent is too strenuous for you, you can take the cable car or hiking cab to the top in comfort.

> You can find lots of great mountain tours on our blog.

Lama trekking is a different kind of hiking experience. Together with the four-legged companions, you can go on a tour in the Pinzgau mountains - a unique experience that will delight children in particular.

Kaprun is a former Mountain Bike World Cup venue and therefore offers the best conditions for sporty vacation days. Up or down, difficult or leisurely - no matter what you prefer, you can choose your favorite mountain bike route in Kaprun. The region has a network of trails covering a total of 230 kilometers with 16,000 meters of altitude difference. Explore the region on your own or let us show you the highlights on a guided tour.

Bike beginners also cut a fine figure in Kaprun. In the Maiskogel bike park, beginners will find the perfect practice area to familiarize themselves with mountain biking. The Kitzsteinhorn with its 3 challenging freeride routes is the ideal playground for adrenaline addicts. But if that's not enough, you can drive 40 minutes by car to Bikepark Leogang, where more rapid descents await.

Golfers are in particularly good hands in the Zell am See-Kaprun vacation region, as they will find the largest golf course in Austria in the valleys of Salzburger Land. The Zell am See - Kaprun - Saalbach Hinterglemm Golf Club impresses with its two 18-hole courses "Schmittenhöhe" and "Kitzsteinhorn" in a picturesque setting.
If that's not enough, there are several golf courses in the region to choose from, such as the Mittersill - Stuhlfelden Golf Club or the Urslautal Saalfelden Golf Club. Both can be reached from Kaprun in 20 to 30 minutes by car.

What could be nicer than jumping into the cool water on a hot summer's day? In just 15 minutes by car from your vacation apartment in Kaprun, you can reach Lake Zell with several lidos and public sunbathing areas. However, the crystal-clear water of the lake is not only suitable for swimming. There are numerous water sports options around the lake, such as surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, sailing and even diving.

If the weather is not so promising, water rats can let off steam in the Tauern SPA in Kaprun or in the indoor pool in Zell am See. Those looking for an adrenaline kick can join a rafting tour on the Salzach or a canyoning tour in one of the many gorges.

Cyclists get their money's worth in the sunny Salzach Valley. Enjoy the most scenic valley rides for connoisseurs, such as the famous Tauern cycle path which leads directly past AlpenParks Hotel Orgler Kaprun. Explore the surrounding area without breaking a sweat on an e-bike, available for hire directly in Kaprun.

Racing cyclists can follow in the footsteps of the Ironman 70.3. With its 90 kilometers and 950 meters of altitude difference, the world championship circuit leads right through the Pinzgau. A real racing bike highlight is a tour up the Grossglockner, which is only a few kilometers away from Kaprun.

The via ferrata on the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs is the highest via ferrata on a dam wall in the world. In addition to extraordinary climbing elements, the impressive panoramic view of the Hohe Tauern National Park is sure to excite adrenaline fans. Beginners and advanced climbers alike can look forward to an exciting climbing experience. Professional mountain guides offer courses for beginners as well as guided via ferrata tours.

Horse lovers can experience the landscape from a different perspective on extended riding excursions across fields or along the lake. Tennis players will also find the best conditions in Zell am See-Kaprun: You can swing a racket in modern tennis halls and on well-maintained outdoor courts. On the other hand, a steady and steady hand is required on the many mini golf courses or bowling alleys in the region.

Discover the beauty of Zell am See-Kaprun from a unique perspective on a tandem paragliding adventure from the Schmittenhöhe. After a ride on the Schmittenhöhebahn cable car, you will reach an altitude of 2,000 meters and be greeted by a breathtaking panorama that includes the majestic Hohe Tauern and Lake Zell.

Soar over the impressive landscape and experience dynamic flight maneuvers such as steep spirals and banked turns on request.

Your experienced pilot will capture unforgettable moments during the flight with great photos and videos. The landing is gentle and safe near Kaprun.

Book your appointment now directly at reception or at

Excursions during your summer vacation in Kaprun
  • Kitzsteinhorn glacier
    Distance 6 km
    3,203 m high glacier that invites you to ski in fall, winter and spring and hike in summer. Breathtaking views from the Gipfelwelt 3000 - Salzburg's highest panoramic platform.
  • High mountain reservoirs Kaprun
    Distance 6.5 km
    Huge reservoirs at an altitude of 2,000 m for water and electricity supply. Hiking trails, daily dam wall tours and wonderful views of the surrounding glacier world.
  • Kaprun Castle
    Distance 1 km
    A 12th century fortress which is used as a venue for events. Every Monday at 4.00 pm guided tour of the castle for young and old. Scene of the medieval castle festival which takes place annually in July/August.
  • Sigmund Thun gorge and gorge lake
    Distance 2 km
    Up to 32 m deep gorge formed by a glacier 14,000 years ago. The turquoise-blue gorge lake is particularly popular with families as a local recreation area with its circular hiking trail and playground and sports field
  • Tauern SPA Kaprun
    Distance 1.3 km
    Wellness paradise on 20,000 m² with 12 pools and 13 saunas. Swim, sauna and relax with a panoramic view of the Kitzsteinhorn.
  • Maiskogel Kaprun
    Distance 200 m
    Popular family ski area in winter, ideal hiking mountain in summer. Several mountain huts provide an extra portion of energy on an active day of skiing and hiking. The Maisiflitzer year-round toboggan run takes you down into the valley at speeds of up to 40 km/h.
  • Lake Zell
    Distance 6.4 km
    Bathing fun with drinking water quality. Surfing, sailing, stand-up paddling, kayaking or simply relaxing on a sunbathing lawn.
  • Grossglockner High Alpine Road
    Distance Fusch 13 km
    Driving fun, hiking pleasure and nature experiences around the Großglockner - Austria's highest mountain.
  • Ferleiten wildlife and leisure park
    Distance 20 km
    In the Ferleiten Wildlife and Leisure Park you will find over 200 wild animals from the Alps and all over the world. In the adventure park on 20.000m² you will find fun & action with 40 playground equipment.
Request a summer vacation in Kaprun