Unforgettable summer holiday in Zauchensee

Lush green pastures, sparkling alpine lakes and the invigorating mountain air - a dream of a holiday. Make it a reality - in Zauchensee! Numerous sporting opportunities and offers are available for an unforgettable holiday. With hiking, climbing, cycling, riding, high ropes courses and much more, you can tackle sports to let off steam and experienced something new.


Hiking holiday in the mountains, Zauchensee

Hiking in the certified hiking village of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee means double enjoyment for your holiday in the mountains! You'll find sporting challenges in the Zauchensee hiking area, while those who hike for pleasure will get their money's worth in Altenmarkt. So design your hiking holiday according to your skill and taste and experience unforgettable peak conquests and panoramas!

  • Altenmarkt-Zauchensee is a certified hiking village
  • 20 well-marked hiking trails on 195 km of hiking routes at every altitude and for every level of ability in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee


  • guided hikes for all tastes several times a week. For example, take part in the sunrise hike to the summit of local mountain Lackenkogel (only during the alpine summer) or the hiking tour to the quaint Tauernkarhütte.

Our hiking recommendations

"Moon Path" theme hike

Easy hiking for the whole family on the "Moon Path" themed hiking route

Duration: 1h 50min   Difficulty: easy

At seven interactive experience stations, experience something interesting about the "Moon Myth" on the Moon Path in at Zauchensee. So, for example, you can look at the skies with the telescope at the observatory or gather herbs in the garden of the lunar crater. A special experience for the whole family!

4 summit round trip by cable car

Hike on the 4 highest peaks in the surrounding area during your hiking holiday in Zauchensee
Duration: 4h 30min    Difficulty: moderate

This promising and family-friendly hike includes the four highest peaks in the hiking paradise of Zauchensee (Gamskogel, Schwarzkopf, Tagweidegg, Ark). Fantastic mountain panorama guaranteed! 

Lackenkogel hiking tour

Enjoy a breathtaking mountain panorama on Altenmarkt's local mountain - the Lackenkogel
Duration: 6h      Difficulty: difficult

Hike at altitude from Altenmarkt to Zauchensee over the Lackenkogel. You start in the centre of Altenmarkt, go up beyond the Lackenalmen pasture and up to the summit of Lackenkogel (2,051m). Then you go over the Rosskopf (1,929m), the Seekarscharte and Oberzauchensee to Zauchensee. An unforgettable hiking adventure with stunning panorama and peak experience.

Hiking bus

Get on your way with the 1 euro Sports World Bus
From early May to the end of October, the Salzburger Sportwelt Bus will take you to the starting points of your walks and back again for only EUR 1.00. Of course, you can use the bus as a convenient means of transport to get to Altenmarkt and to visit the Therme Amadé Spa or to do some shopping. Tickets can be purchased directly on the bus. Please note that the transportation of bicycles is not possible.

Cycling & biking

Cycling and biking on your summer holiday in the mountains in Zauchensee
With its diverse landscapes, Zauchensee-Altenmarkt is ideal both for bikers who are looking for a challenge on the mountain and also pleasure-cyclists who want to ride through the valley and just enjoy the spectacular scenery. In the magnificent expanses of the Salzburger Sportwelt, you can expect your summer holiday to include 23 mountain bike trails with a length of 480 km and an altitude of 1800 m for every requirement and level of ability, 3 long distance cycle tracks and numerous e-bike trails - Zauchensee is the ideal location for all of your bike rides!

Swimming & bathing

Swimming in the Zauchensee on your summer holiday
You certainly won't miss out on bathing fun during your summer holidays in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee! So in Zauchensee you can have a refresh yourself in a pristine mountain lake with a stunning mountain backdrop or enjoy pleasurable bathing experiences at the Therme Amadé Spa in Altenmarkt. If that is not enough, then you will find numerous other bathing facilities in and around Zauchensee, such as the Alpenschwimmbad Radstadt swimming pool (5km), the lake resort of Eben (5km) and much more. Bathing fun guaranteed!


Climbing in the mountains of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
A wide range of action-packed activities awaits the adventurous spirit in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee! Whether on land, in water or in the air - a variety of activities is offered during your summer holiday: climbing, mountain carting, zorbing, Segway, rafting, kayaking, canyoning and paragliding and many other outdoor activities for your unforgettable adventure holiday in Zauchensee. Adrenaline rush guaranteed!


Riding and trail riding on your family holiday in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 14:
Riding in the valley, in lightly rolling hills and in the mountains with stunning mountain views - in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee you can combine all this on five riding routes extending for 100 km. We can also warmly recommend the unique Dachstein-Tauern ride of over 200 km to horse-lovers.


Fishing in Zauchbach in Zauchensee
The idyllic Zauchensee and Zauchbach can get the angler's pulse racing. Catch a char, rainbow or brown trout and, if you are lucky, a grayling while fishing. On the Reitlehenalm pasture you can even cook and enjoy your catch while it's still fresh!

Programme variety at Magic Mountains

Unique programme variety, the highest quality of child and youth care, sport, adventure and relaxation opportunities in a luxury atmosphere for the whole family - all this is offered by the Premium Club Village Magic Mountains Zauchensee. Enjoy a sporting club holiday at Magic Mountains, set in the magnificent mountain scenery of Zauchensee!