Exhilarating ride and hiking paradise in Tennengau
Boundless outdoor enjoyment awaits you if you decide to make an excursion to the Alpine Slide on the Karkogel in the Salzburg community of Abtenau. In part due to the magical panorama looking out across Lammertal which greets you at the Karkogel mountain station, 1133 meters above sea level. And not least because of the almost two kilometers-long Alpine Slide.
Awaiting you at the Alpine Slide…
Summer sledding adventure in Abtenau in SalzburgerLand
Anyone who has ever tried this summertime version of sledding, wants to repeat the unforgettable experience over and over again. Hardly any wonder, when you consider what the Alpine Slide has in store for you here during the warmest months of the year. The fun and adventure begin the moment you step into the gondola at the valley station of the Karkogel lifts. Once at the top, you will truly be able to enjoy the breathtaking mountain panorama of Salzburg, before beginning your ride down the mountain.
After a few brief instructions from well-trained employees, let the thrills begin! Sitting on small yellow sleds, you will now be able to zoom down the almost two kilometers-long track to the bottom of the mountain. Through fast curves, exhilarating straightaways and tunnels. Reaching speeds as much as 30 kilometers per hour.
about the Karkogel
The Karkogel lies close to the Dachstein West hiking area in Salzburg province and is the ideal excursion destination for the whole family. Including one, two or even more rides on the Alpine Slide. As well as extended hikes through the lush green countryside surrounding Abtenau. Or experiencing the joys of skiing and tobogganing in winter. On the Karkogel in Salzburg, every family member finds their own unforgettable Austrian adventure.
Alpine Slide on the Karkogel: Safety is the top priority!
Carefree sliding enjoyment and safety go hand-in-hand here on the Karkogel in Abtenau. Which is also why children under six years of age get to experience this adventure in a double-seater sled with a parent. Fastening the safety belt is also a must before every ride – for adults as well as children. An inbuilt centrifugal brake further ensures a very safe ride for youngsters and grown-ups. Speeds exceeding 30 kilometers per hour are automatically restricted.
Useful info for your family excursion on the Karkogel
- open from May to October during regular operating hours of the Karkogel lifts
- you can also race down the Karkogel on a monster scooter, Skyver or Bockerl via 3 kilometers-long, gravel-topped paths
- right next to the valley station, by Landgasthof Traunstein, you can put your aim to the test on an 18-hole, felt-topped mini-golf course
- awaiting the kids next to the valley station is a small amusement park with low-ropes course, climbing tower, slide and trampoline
Hiking Tip on the Karkogel for the Whole Family
You will find the Alpine Slide right next to the mountain station of the Karkogel lifts in Abtenau, close to the town center. While you are enjoying all kinds of adventures with your children, we suggest leaving your car on the car park next to the lift valley station.
Tip: The No. 470 bus stops right in front of the valley station of the lifts. With the Tennengau Ticket, you get to ride buses & trains in Tennengau for free.
Tip from Cleverix
Look forward to one of the most exhilarating excursion destinations in Tennengau in SalzburgerLand! The Alpine Slide in Abtenau has unforgettable adventures in store for you and your loved ones.
Incidentally: If you wish to explore even more of the Tennengau, the region has a grand total of 31 top excursion destinations for you to enjoy. For example, how about a trip to Bruno’s Mountain World, located in the Dachstein West hiking paradise?
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