Austrian Alps Adventure

7 Days Starting and ending in Munich, Germany

Visiting: Munich, Kaprun, Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe, Taxenbach, Salzach, Bischofshofen, Werfen, Hallstatt, Hallstätter See, Burg Hohenwerfen, Gollinger Wasserfall, Salzburg, Fortress Hohensalzburg

Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Tour code:


Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

5 - 18

Physical rating:

Medium, 2: On the Move

Age range:


Special diets catered:


Tour operated in:

Cultural, History


Cycling, Hiking

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Tour Overview

Hike, bike, raft and cruise your way through breathtaking 'Sound of Music' landscapes on our Austrian Alps Adventure There's no one way to explore the beauty of Austria. Instead, discover the best of these mighty landscapes through hand-picked activities on our 7-day Austria Alps to Salzburg adventure tour. Starting and finishing in Munich, your journey takes you into the glacier-carved gorges of Niedernsill, biking through quaint villages of Werfen, hiking above the elegant Salzach Valley and rafting past roaring waterfalls. Spend time wandering the quintessential Austria town of Salzburg and enjoy traditional Austrian cuisine. Pack only your outdoor gear and your sense of adventure, and let two expert local guides showcase the best of their backyard on our Austrian Alps Adventure.


  • Bike through explore the wide valley and past 14,000-year-old glacier-carved gorges via Kaprun to Zell am See.

  • Hike: Above the Salzach Valley

  • Walk or enjoy a scenic boat ride on the “Zeller See

  • Kayak through the calm waters of the Hallstätter See, and take in views of the picture-perfect village.

  • Explore the Hohenwefen castle.


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Day 1 : Arrive To Munich, Cycle To Zell Am See

Munich, Kaprun, Zell am See



Accommodation Name:

Grand Hotel, Zell am See

Meals Included:

Lunch, Dinner,

We meet in the morning in Munich and are transferred to Mittersill. After a briefing and setting up the bikes, cycle through wondrous villages surrounded by the towering Alps. Bike through the wide valley and past 14,000-year-old glacier-carved gorges via Kaprun to Zell am See. Decide to take an alpine sled down the mountain, jump into the brisk lake, or freshen up before indulging in a tasty meal at the hotel’s dining room.Biking:22.5-35 kilometers (14-21.75 miles), easy to moderate

Day 2 : Ride A Cable To Schmittenhöhe And Hike Over The Hilltops




Accommodation Name:

Grand Hotel, Zell am See

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

For a change of pace, ride a cable to the Schmittenhöhe, with stunning views of the lakes and mountains. Hike over the hilltops and back to the Schmittenhöhe. The option to go paragliding (not included in the trip price and weather dependent) beckons the truly adventurous! After returning to the hotel, opt to take a short spin along the lake, or choose to walk or enjoy a scenic boat ride on the “Zeller See”. After a delicious meal, retire to your room and rest up for more adventures tomorrow.Hiking:4.8-11.2 kilometers (3-7 miles), easy to moderate

Day 3 : Raft The Salzach River, Cycle Past Bischofshofen

Taxenbach, Salzach, Bischofshofen, Werfen



Accommodation Name:

Hotel Obauer, Werfen

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch,

A short transfer takes us to Taxenbach, where we embark on rafts to experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Salzach River, flowing past scenic villages, magnificent churches, and charming mills. After rafting, we’ll have lunch and then set off by bike past Bischofshofen, famous for its Four Hills Ski-Jumping event. Today’s destination is Werfen, a quaint village nestled in a gorgeous valley complete with a storybook castle. A night on your own will give you plenty of time to explore the many wonders of this stunning Austrian village.Rafting:Class II & III rapids, 2.5 hours, easyBiking:12.8 or 24 kilometers (8 or 15 miles), mostly flat

Day 4 : Explore The Unesco World Heritage Site Of Hallstatt, Kayak The Hallstätter See

Hallstatt, Hallstätter See



Accommodation Name:

Hotel Obauer, Werfen

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

After an unforgettable breakfast, travel to the UNESCO world heritage site of Hallstatt to discover the historical salt mines while sliding down wooded slides like miners once did. Kayak through the calm waters of the Hallstätter See, and take in views of the picture-perfect village. Afterwards, we’ll stop at a traditional Austrian restaurant for Schnitzel and noodles.Kayaking:1.5 hours, easy

Day 5 : Tour The Hohenwefen Castle, Cycle Along The Salzach River

Burg Hohenwerfen, Gollinger Wasserfall, Salzburg



Accommodation Name:

Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg

Meals Included:


After a tour of the Hohenwefen castle and a possible falconry exhibition, ride along the Salzach River, past flower-decked houses, and the Gollinger Waterfall. Meander along the tree-lined trails, eventually arriving in Salzburg. A night on your own will allow you to relax and unwind or stroll the magical streets of Salzburg.Biking:Up to 46.4 kilometers (Up to 28 miles), mostly flat along river

Day 6 : Walk The Streets Of Salzburg, Visit The Hohensalzburg Fortress Or Ride To The Hellbrunn Palace

Salzburg, Fortress Hohensalzburg



Accommodation Name:

Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner,

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Salzburg in the morning. You’ll have a free afternoon to visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress perched on a rocky peak or opt for an easy bike ride along the Salzach River to the Hellbrunn palace with its “trick” fountains and Gazebo from The Sound of Music. Optional bus tours to surrounding areas carry you to the lake district, Bavarian Mountains, Eagle’s Nest, or the stunning hills of The Sound of Music. End your amazing day with a delightful farewell dinner.Biking:Up to 67 kilometers (Up to 39 miles)

Day 7 : Bid “Auf Wiedersehen” To Salzburg, Depart Home

Salzburg, Munich

Meals Included:


Bid “Auf Wiedersehen” to the magical land of Salzburg. We transfer two to three hours for drop-offs at the airport or your hotel in Munich. Alternatively, you may choose to be dropped off at the Salzburg train station, airport, or the hotel of your choice if you would like to spend more time in this fascinating city.Notes:*Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation for the entire period you are with us.

  • Meals

    All your meals except where indicated in the itinerary. In some locations, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we’ve found people prefer to check out the options on their own. Alcohol is not included, although we do spring a few drinks here and there!

  • Guide

    All guiding services. We have an experienced trip leader with every trip and to provide extra local knowledge. You'll get the highest level of service from our guides and from our experienced team behind the scenes. We’re always here for you and we always go the extra mile!

  • Transport

    All ground transportation and cable cars from trip start to end.

  • 7:1 guest-to-guide ratio

  • Exemplary pre-trip customer care service available to answer questions

  • Travel Wallet: a resource for everything you need to know about your trip in one secure space!

  • Unlimited snacks

  • All activities described in the itinerary

  • All necessary equipment (well-maintained and safe) for activities

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What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Airport transfers to start/end point not included.

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance not included.

  • International Travel

    International/Domestic Flights are not included.

  • Optional

    Optional additional activities not included.

  • Additional equipment available to rent as per your itinerary

  • Gratuities for your guides at the end of your fabulous trip

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, International/Domestic Flights are not included.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping is not expected in Europe however you might want to tip a little extra if you feel someone gave really fantastic service, but it's not really necessary. Many of our people also choose to tip their Active Adventures Europe trip leaders and local guides and we recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per Trip Leader/guide.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Activity Level 2: On the Move, Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go. Walking: 2-4 hours per day on gentle to moderate gradient trails. No multi-day hikes. Biking: 1-3 hours, cruisy rides achievable by anyone, even first-timers. Kayaking: 1-3 hours, entry-level sea kayaking with specialist guides and stable boats. Other activities (i.e. snorkeling): Always optional and very little exertion required. A highlight for many!

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No, Airport transfer not included.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The max group size is 18 peoples.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, Local English speaking guide on this tour.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You are covered by our Active Adventures Assurance policy.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1996

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our trips attract a wide range of people from all different backgrounds, countries and ages, which makes our small group adventures all the more interesting and fun. All our people tend to enjoy active lifestyles, great food, good company and new experiences. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be in good company

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We send online booking information via our club page you’ll gain access to your trip notes, destination information, a detailed gear list and all the information you need for your trip. There are a few things to fill in – medical and dietary information, extra accommodation requests, gear hire requests etc. – to ensure you are well prepared for your adventure vacation.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Travellers Against Plastic

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?


  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?


  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    When it comes to the safety of our guests, it has always been our number one priority. We’ve introduced strict protocols to adhere to current Covid safety guidelines that are relative to the destination, country and location of your adventure – these are dependent on the current rules and restrictions that are in place at the time of your trip.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Health and safety are just as important as the amazing places in the most stunning parts of the world we travel. Another focus of ours is having a good place to rest and rejuvenate at the end of a busy day, and to make sure we are fully charged for the next day’s activities, so you’ll always find yourself in a clean, comfortable room.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?


Reviews from Travellers on this Tour


Amazing Austria


This trip was amazing—the scenery was stunning and the daily activities provided a great mix of touring the scenic outdoors and beautiful towns, all while staying active. It was an incredible experience that I would love to have again someday.


Fabulous adventure


This was my second trip with Active Adventures and it did not disappoint! Had a great trip with our guides Peter, Tom and Marjam. All were well travelled guides with interesting life stories and they took great care of everyone. Everything was well organized, and hotels and restaurants were great. We travelled with a Vegetarian and there was no issue with finding vegetarian meals. Trip is rated as moderate. Our trip mates were all fit and even had two that did extra miles and hill climbs on the bike. Not sure I would have enjoyed it as much if I weren't fit but there is van support the whole way incase someone is having an off day. One item of note for the biking.....the printed directions were very hard to follow while riding. Had to stay as a group with Marjam leading or I would not have made all the correct turns. A suggestion would be having an App or map to follow on a cell phone (We heard there is one in development)! During our activities, we were greeted by Tom serving delicious fruit and snacks on a silver platter. He was always a welcome site! Beautiful scenery and friendly people the whole trip. My 2 friends and I stayed extra nights in Salzburg and flew back from there which takes you into Frankfurt for connections back to the states. There is a huge distance between terminals in Frankfurt and long lines at customs. Almost missed connecting flights and not all luggage made it home with us. Would not schedule it that way again. Would definitely recommend going back to Munich for return flights. Although we were able to see Mozart Museum, attend a concert, hike in the park and shop during our extra time in Salzberg, there is enough free time to hit the highlights with the group.


Active vacation dream come true


I'm really not sure what I would change to have made our experience any better. The activities were a lot of fun, the scenery was spectacular, and our guides couldn't have been more helpful, pleasant to be around, and friendly! I looked forward to each days activity and still have a very hard time picking out my favorite. Even though we were on the go the entire trip, I came back refreshed and relaxed.


Exceeded expectations!


Great combination of seeing local sites and the "just right" levels of activity. Loved the guided biking between Austrian hotels and the variety of activities. Each one of our guides made sure we were well prepared even through the optional activities. In the unexpected heat spell they provided everyone with sun screen and plenty of water. And what a treat to find rest stops with one of guides holding a try of fresh fruit through all of our activities. It's things like this which made it an above and beyond trip. The guests were also great; we made lots of new friends on this excursion.

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  • Free Date Changes

    Active Adventures allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 90 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Active Adventures allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform active adventures, 90 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Active Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 500 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of active adventures charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Testing For trips in the United States:?Vaccination is not required. All guests must adhere to the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations and guidelines.

    For all International trips (all destinations except the United States):?All guests aged 13 years and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of travel.?
    We accept vaccines authorized or recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
    Adults who cannot be vaccinated due to valid medical exemptions will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result (official paper or official electronic record) showing the test was carried out no later than 72 hours before the trip starts. Testing must be performed by an approved entity.
    Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test (where applicable) must be provided prior to the start of your trip (only official vaccination card or electronic record will be accepted).
    Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test must include identifying information (full name), as well as the vaccination or the test dates.
    Proof of Vaccination must demonstrate the final dose of the vaccine was administered at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of your trip.
    You will be required to upload Proof of Vaccination into your Travel Wallet prior to departure.
    If Proof of Vaccination or a Negative Test is not produced at the commencement of travel with us, you will not be allowed to travel. You will not be eligible to receive a refund of any sums paid to us if this occurs.??
    Guests must comply with any additional vaccination or testing requirements and/or additional health and safety measures that are required to travel in their chosen destination. We recommend using?CIBT for up-to-date requirements.?
    We do not grant any exceptions to this vaccination and testing policy.?

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