Out into the great outdoors – in Flachau adventure is waiting for you
Varied fare for an activity-filled summer holiday in Flachau
Flachau in the Salzburg Sports World is a paradise for sports enthusiasts. With everything from cycling and mountain biking to walking, hiking, mountain climbing or rock climbing, to rafting, canyoning, climbing on a high rope course, zorbing, horseback riding, swimming and much more. Here with us in Flachau, in a gorgeous Salzburg setting, you can really let off steam, and our local Adventure providers will guide you and advise you about whatever you decide to do.
The Flachau mountains are waiting to be discovered by you. Whether on foot or by bike, nature and pleasant times together take centre stage. So let’s have a holiday filled with nothing but fun.
Hiking holiday at the Riverside Residence
The Riverside Residence is located in the centre of Flachau and is the direct starting point for a number of hikes of varying difficulty.
In our beautiful Salzburg region, you can take hikes at almost any altitude. The Flachau/Flachauwinkl region is rich in contrasts, and this makes it one of the loveliest hiking regions in Austria.
On both half and full day tours, starting at the bottom of a wide valley, you can take hikes along well marked trails, mountain pastures and alpine ridges. A variety of cultivated pastures and mountain huts will put out the welcome mat for hikers and let you spend unforgettable hours with kindred spirits.
Summer in the Salzburg hills is a holiday experience for enthusiasts, nature lovers and holidaymakers alike.
Mountain biking in Salzburg
For mountain bikers, Flachau is the perfect biker destination. All mountain bike lovers, whether cross-country and downhill fans or freeriders and trial riders will get their money’s worth. Flachau has become one of the best-kept secrets of cycling enthusiasts.
Ride your mountain bike through the fabulous scenery of the Dachstein and Tauern mountains. Over 500 kilometres long, the area in and around Flachau offers you ever-changing and well-marked routes. You can choose from a range of tours with many different options.
Mountain biking is more than just driving up steep hills. On the tour, steady control of the bike is a must, from the displacement of the centre of gravity to knowing how to put on the brakes properly. A mountain bike training course to help you refine your biking technique is available in Flachau at no cost.
Also, during the summer months in Flachau there are guided tours (the provider is: Fun & Pro Bike Academy, Tel: +43 6457 33913).
Canyoning – the ultimate nature adventure
If water is your element and you love nature in all its facets, you have come to the right place. A canyoning tour in Flachau will be an unforgettable high point of your holiday. After walking through the cold, emerald green river bed surrounded by stunning untouched natural scenery, the next item on the programme is action-packed jumps. Sliding over slippery cliffs will make for an experience you won’t soon forget. Whether you’re a newbie or an old hand, there is exactly the right Canyoning Tour for everybody. Well trained guides will make you feel quite safe so that you can enjoy this unique adventure with its myriad impressions. Canyoning tours are available for beginners 8 years old or older. Swimming skills are required along with the necessary courage to jump as far as three metres. (Provider: ACF – Adventure Center Flachau, Tel: +43 6457 319 59 & ACS – Alpincenter Salzburger Sportwelt, Tel: +43 6452 41 02).
High Rope Course in Flachau – it’s tops
In Flachau there are two high rope courses. High above the ground, your skills concentration and endurance will be put to the test. The fun factor increases every time you overcome obstacles. Every initial timid move will lead you to become a little bolder. Careful guides will look after you and ensure your safety.
Climbing on the high rope course is restricted to those 8 years old or older. (Provider: ACF – Adventure Center Flachau, Tel: +43 6457 319 59 & ACS – Alpincenter Salzburger Sportwelt, Tel: +43 6452 41 02).
Playing a few rounds at the Golf Club Radstadt
Just 10 kilometres away from the Riverside Residence in Flachau is the Tauern Golf Course in Radstadt.
Here you can enjoy a superbly maintained 18-hole championship course with a 9-hole compact course, surrounded by impressive mountains, between forests with a medieval city panorama. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, you can enjoy playing golf with friends in an alpine environment.
Unique in the world, is the golf gondola ‘Birdie Jet’. From the 11th green you can hover for 250 metres up to the 12th hole. From there, you can hit your ball over more than 100 metres– an unforgettable experience!
Not only the uniqueness of the ‘Birdie Jet’ will inspire you. Fascination Golf on hole 13 at an altitude of 1000 metres. You can admire the fabulous view of the square from the island green, and the imposing peaks of the Dachstein massif. With reason this is regarded as one of the most beautiful par 4 courses in Austria.
Time for a cool dip
On a hot summer’s day, there is nothing better than a dip in one of the two cool natural lakes in Flachau. With the sun shining down from a bright blue sky, the refreshing waters are a treat for body, heart and soul. The best kind of summer feeling. The lush green lawns with their shady trees beckon you to take a break and relax. For younger water rascals there is a great playground near the lake in Reitdorf and also one at Lake Flachauwinkl. A day of swimming will be a big hit for both young and old. And the best part is that swimming in the two Flachau lakes is free.
Therme Amadé – fun, spa facilities and relaxation
The Amadé Spa in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, in the neighbouring village of Flachau, is a special treat for young and old. Covering an area of about 30,000 square metres, you will find here everything from bathing fun to sheer relaxation. Everything your heart desires. 60% of the water areas are indoors, 40% are in the open air. The two large outdoor pools can be reached via a swimming canal from the inner area. The water is kept at a pleasantly warm temperature, and they are open throughout the year.
A wave pool will enhance your bathing experience in addition to a 25-metre lap pool for swimming, along with 1-metre and 3-metre diving boards. Lavish hot tubs with differing salt water concentrations will add the finishing touch to your bathing fun. The tunnel slide, ‘Black Hole’, takes you on a 50-metre-long journey in the dark. It’s thrilling for children and youngsters as well as adults. For guests who crave some action, Austria’s only looping slide is guaranteed to provide fun and excitement.
Only 6 kilometres separate the Riverside Residence in Flachau and the Amadé Spa in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. At the sauna paradise you can enjoy various infusions lovingly prepared and presented by the sauna staff for our guests. You can relax on fragrance excursions in the spacious sauna or the steam room. Or for some excitement, you can take the kids to Austria’s only looping slide and on the Black Hole slide.