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Enjoy an active family adventure in the heart of Austria: cycling, canoeing, climbing and exploring in the impressive natural adventure playground of the Salzkammergut Lake District.

  • Cycle around the shores of the picturesque Lake Hallstattersee
  • Canoeing on the lake
  • Test your climbing skills
  • Hike up a mountain for panoramic views
  • Explore a cave

On this week long adventure, your family can cycle around the shores of the glassy Hallstattersee lake and explore the area further by canoe. Young adventurers can climb a mountain and have a go on a climbing wall, then explore an underground limestone cave network.

An enchanting village is your base for the week as you explore the surrounding mountains, lakes and villages through a network of designated walking and cycling trails.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Salzburg, transfer to Bad Goisern

    Fly to Salzburg and transfer to your accommodation in Bad Goisern.

  2. Day 2: Cycling at Lake Hallstattersee

    Cycle around the shores of Lake Hallstattersee, which is surrounded by high mountains and picturesque alpine houses. Visit the village of Obertraun and UNESCO World Heritage Site Hallstatt, before continuing the full circular route around the lake back to Bad Goisern. 

  3. Day 3: Canoeing on Lake Hallstattersee

    Head out onto the calm lake by canoe and explore the most beautiful parts of the lake and its shores.

  4. Day 4: Hiking at Mount Kalmberg

    The ascent up Mount Kalmberg is short, but steep - but well worth the effort! From here, you can explore the summit or visit the Kalmoos church. Stay overnight in a mountain hut.

  5. Day 5: Descend to Bad Goisern

    After a good breakfast, descend back down the mountain to the village, and the rest of the day is free to explore or perhaps try your hand at archery (extra cost). 

  6. Day 6: Climbing walls

    Test your climbing and bouldering skills on indoor and outdoor climbing walls with a variety of routes to suit all abilities.

  7. Day 7: Cave trekking

    Return to Obertraun to visit the Koppenbruller Holle cave. Explore the extensive, underground limestone cave systems, through narrow passages and total darkness.

  8. Day 8: Departure

    Transfer back to Salzburg Airport for your flight home.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £959 per adult, £859 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,319 per adult, £1,199 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

View dates and prices
  • Summer

What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    We spent six nights in a 3* hotel in Bad Goisern, which is equipped with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and free bike hire. Rooms are on a twin/double share basis and an extra bed can be added to convert to a triple room. One night will be spent in a mountain hut, where accommodation is in dormitory rooms; you will share the room with other members of the group. The hut has a communal wash room (no shower); blankets and pillows are provided, however you should bring your own sleeping bag or liner (or purchase one locally).
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts, 7 dinners & 1 packed lunch
  • Activities

    • Canoeing

    • Caving

    • Climbing

    • Cycling

    • Hiking


You can typically expect to pay from £360 for an adult, and from £340 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

Next Steps


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Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

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2019 27 Jul 3 Aug £959 £859 Available* Book or Enquire