Active Winter Vacations in Austria
Experience nature in snowy SalzburgerLand
Experience nature up-close and at the same time be healthy & active outdoors. Here in the heart of the snowy Tennengau Region, a winter vacation has so many different faces. Our winter activity program is rich in variety and has much in store. Especially since our region offers so many opportunities away from the groomed pistes as well.
Tennengau is famous far beyond the borders of SalzburgerLand as a magnet for wintertime holidaymakers. No wonder - especially since Tennengau looks like it was pulled right off the front of a picture postcard. Barely anywhere else will you find so much variety in such a relatively confined space, as you do here in Tennengau. And if ever you happen not to be in the mood for too much physical activity, simply surround yourself by the urban hustle & bustle as well as the Advent festivities of Salzburg City - just a few kilometers away.
ACTIVE WINTERS IN Tennengau – AN OVERVIEW
Ski TOURING IN Tennengau
For added sporting activity, we suggest trudging up the mountainsides on touring skis, followed by an enjoyable ride back down to the valley below. Snowy countryside glistening in the sunshine, the freedom of not having to rely on mountain lifts, powder runs and magical vistas across the region - combining to guarantee an unforgettable winter's day in Tennengau. The Gosaukamm and Tennengebirge, in particular, invite you to embark on a glorious winter tour. As your reward you will be greeted by unique deep-snow runs across virgin hillsides, along with wonderful views of Tennengau's mountain world. But this is important: mountain safety should always be a top priority during your stay.
Take advantage of the free ski bus in Tennengau, for convenient and free transportation to and from your ski tours.
Winter HIKES WITH OR WITHOUT SNOWSHOES
Pull on some sturdy shoes, then head out across untouched fields of snow here in SalzburgerLand. Whether snowshoeing or on a winter hike - in Tennengau you are certain to experience the most beautiful face of wintertime. From gentle hillsides to challenging ascents - during your winter expeditions in Tennengau, there are practically no limits to what you can do. Kilometer-upon-kilometer of hiking trails and snow-covered countryside are just waiting to be explored by you. Combine your hike with a high-spirited sledding expedition, warming up every now and then at a cozy mountain hut. Or perhaps end your hike with a ride on a horse-drawn carriage.
SLEDDING ADVENTURES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Every kid knows just how much fun sledding can be! Whether during the daytime or under the moonlight: a sledding expedition with friends or family is certain to make your winter vacation a very special experience. On one of our numerous natural sled runs, you can put your skills to the test and take on your entire family in exciting races. Whether you enjoy your sledding adventure as a reward after a challenging climb, or as the main attraction, is entirely up to you. Either way, after a thrilling ride back to the bottom you can treat yourself to a refreshment stop at one of the cozy watering holes in Tennengau. You will find sledding hills in the Tennengau communities of St. Martin, Abtenau and Lungötz.
And naturally, you don't have to bring along your own sled from home - simply rent one locally. Additional information about nearby sledding hills is available from your hosts in Tennengau as well as from our local tourist offices.
CARRIAGE RIDES IN Winter
Wrapped up all cozy and warm, you will be able to experience winter in Tennengau from its most romantic perspective. Allow the winter landscapes to glide past you, as you enjoy the fresh air and peace & quiet of the countryside. During Christmastime, we recommend taking a carriage ride to visit one of the traditional Advent markets in the region. And why not combine your carriage ride with a winter hike through snow-covered Tennengau. The friendly inns alongside our winter hiking paths are ideal destinations for a horse-drawn carriage ride as well.
As we happen to be talking about romance – have you read up on the Advent festivities in Tennengau? – this time of year is the definition of magical.