05. May 2017
The peak of fun – Summer 2017: Easy hiking in Flachau.

THE SIMPLE WAY INTO THE MOUNTAINS WITH GREAT FUN FACTOR

The mountains are just as imposing as the sea: whoever hasn't grown up there has the greatest respect for them. However the mountains are an incomparable natural space, which offers not only tranquillity and relaxation but also action, excitement and fun. Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life the body, spirit and soul can take a deep breath, relax and there’s still plenty of fun there too. Flachau offers the best conditions for active summer holidays in the mountains both for beginners as well as passionate mountaineers and the whole family too. The valley is wide, the summits offer great views, the lifts are comfortable and there is lots of choice too. Most of the hiking paths are easy to intermediate, but all of them offer exceptional views of the Salzburger mountains. Traditional mountain huts along the well-signposted and safe paths will entice you to stop, have a rest and relax. But that's not all, as the mountains around Flachau are also the ideal terrain for adventurous bike rides, fun sports, adventures and activity programmes.

Certainly a great mountain holiday for families and newcomers to hiking. If you don't fancy long flights and fighting for a sun-lounger, then Flachau and its stunning mountains with idyllically located and picturesque mountain huts, lush green meadows and clear mountain streams are not only a real contrast to a holiday on the beach but promise an exceptional holiday too. Here you can imagine being at the "peak of fun": instead of being enclosed by the mountains, a wide, sweeping valley is a character of the countryside. Instead of extreme hikes for experts there is great scope for walking for young and old alike. Flachau's local mountains are approximately 2,000m high and guarantee amazing views. In spite of this they are still easy to conquer even with the whole family, either on your own, under your own steam or with a group of similarly-minded people and accompanied by a professional guide. During the summer months there are daily guided hikes, either to the peaks, simple mountain huts, or those offering local culinary delights. The Flachau lift company makes it easy for you to reach the summit and experience the heart of the Grießenkar hiking area. Whether you’re hiking on Flori's discovery trail or heading for the summit, Flachau is ideal for all those who love nature, want to breathe the fresh mountain air or have an adventure.

 

 

"Everything's simple" in Flachau – easy to get to, lots of things to do and personal advice.

The perfect holiday starts with the perfect journey getting there. If you come on holiday to Flachau it’s really simple and easy to get to. Take the A10 Tauern motorway to Flachau (towards Villach) the hotspot for nature-lovers, hikers, mountain bikers and fun sports freaks. Six sports schools ensure you won't get bored. There are lots of new activities to try out: zorbing, caving, mountain carts, segway trips, mountain skyve, rafting, riverbug, canyoning, kayaking or stand-up paddling. Other leisure time activities include: the Alpine roller coaster “Lucky Flitzer”, two tree-top rope courses, and two lakes for swimming in and of course the Amadé spa experience.

A really special service is offered by the Sports & Activity Centre Flachau where you can put together your own customised package. And guests can find out first-hand which activities and events are on offer.

For tough mountain bikers and those cycling for pleasure.

Even though the mountains in Flachau present themselves in the best light at first sight, it's also possible for them to show mountain bikers their rugged-side too: whoever is looking for a challenge will find it here in Flachau at the heart of the Salzburger Sportwelt. The region offers great mountain biking, with 45 signposted routes and more than 700km of mountain bike paths. Mountain biker friendly hotels, a bike competence centre, a mountain bike skills course as well as the Bikepark Wagrain together make up the "Flachau Best for Mountain Bikers" a type of all-inclusive bike package. If you want to take it a bit easier on your bike, then you can cycle along the valleys or rent a modern e-bike.

Experience more with the Flachau Card.

The Flachau Card is a "must have" for a varied holiday: the all-inclusive card includes numerous benefits such as a free trip on the Flachau lifts (1x mountain and valley trip per stay), guided  hikes and it’s free to participate in the daily family activity programme with football training, beach volleyball, archery, camp fires and lots more. In addition it also offers you a discount on entrance to sights and excursion destinations nearby. From 24th June to 9th September all guests who stay a minimum of two nights will receive the Flachau Card free of charge.

 

 

The 2017 Event Highlights in Flachau

  • 15th July 2017 - Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run (www.strongmanrun.at)
    This is the mother! of all obstacle courses and is being held in Flachau for the third time
  • 12th to 13th August 2017 – Bike Night Flachau (www.bike-night.at)
    The floodlit mountain bike event
  • 15th to 17th September 2017 – Flachauer Dorfgaudi
    A cult, late summer party including Schlager music party, Lederhosen & Dirndl clubbing (in traditional costume) and the farmer's market.