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In Abtenau and its surroundings, guests of the Active and Wellness Hotel Gutjahr in Salzburg Land will enjoy a wide variety of sports – but also culture lovers and comfort seekers find their interests at the family-friendly destination. In short – experience the diversity of the most wonderful holiday region of Salzburg Land!
Welcome to one of the most attractive hiking regions of the Alps!
300 kilometer-long and optimally marked hiking trails from easy to demanding
Popular excursion destinations of the Post-Alm high up the Wolfgangsee, Bishop Cap, Gosaukamm and of course the entire Tennen mountains
Go up to the hill farms by using the modern gondola lifts!
Hill farm trails with interesting information boards about the local flora
Meditative pilgrim path
A diversified flora and fauna from alpine rose and edelweiss to lady slipper transforms our region especially in early summer into a magnificent sea of flowers
Numerous hill farms attract with fresh buttermilk, hearty snacks, mountain bacon, grey cheese or sweet cut-up pancakes as a culinary treat.
Excellent infrastructure – thanks to our hiking bus
The 1.9 kilometer-long summer toboggan run at Karkogel – one of the longest in Europe and with its steep turns also the most exciting – including amusement park with trampoline, a low rope course and mini golf
The terrace swimming pool is located only several minutes walk from the Hotel Gutjahr and offers slides, water current, waterfalls and a sport area as well as massage nozzles
Canyoning and rafting in the white-water of Lammer
Excellent signposted network of riding routes
Gravel track for different kind of trend sports on the „Erlebnisberg Karkogel“
Numerous sand tennis courts and indoor tennis courts
Varied trekking tours with different levels of difficulty
Lots of cycle paths and mountain bike-routes starting from very easy family routes to extremely difficult road trails
Monday: Information walk: We invite you here for a 1-hour "walk" through Abtenau. (Mid-May to mid-October)
Almroas: Go to the Rocheralm by bus, mountain bike or a hike. (Mid-May to mid-October)
Tuesday: Nordic Walking: 2-hour basic course. Experience the joy of movement. (Mid-May to mid-October)
Alpine flower hike: leisurely hike on the Alpine flower path on the Postalm with the biologist Hans Burgstaller (mid-June to early September)
Wednesday: Herbal hike: discover the local plants and wild herbs with herbalist Waltraud Auer. (Mid-May to early June)
Gsengalm hike: Guided hike with a cozy stop at the Gsengalm (1,604m). (Mid-June to early September)
Colorful autumn hike: The Abtenau hiking autumn leads you through the colorful forests up to the Gsengalm (1,604m). (Mid September to mid October)
Thursday: Home hike: hiking to the Dachsfall and Kneipp facility followed by a guided tour of the Arlerhof Museum. (Mid-May to early June)
Water hike: Leisurely hike to the Abtenau waterfalls, the Trickl and the Dachsfall as well as the Kneipp facility followed by a guided tour of the Arlerhof local history museum. (Mid-June to early September)
Friday: Mountain strength and alpine cuisine: idyllic hike around Abtenau followed by a visit to the farmers market. (Mid-May to mid-October)
In Empress Sisi's footsteps: hike in Empress Sisi's footsteps to the Zwieselalm and learn more about your stay in Abtenau. (Mid-June to late September)
In the Tennengau you may find a 720 kilometer-long and excellently signposted network of routes, for example the Dachstein course in the border triangle of Upper Austria – Salzburg – Styria or the Watzmann-Hochkönig-course and the three-day hill farm tour in Salzburg. Altogether, our region offers 22 mountain bike tours with different levels of difficulty.
In connection with the neighboring MTB-territories Salzkammergut, Berchtesgadener Land and Salzburg world of sports, your stay at the Active and Wellness Hotel Gutjahr in Abtenau provides you with not less than 150 routes and a 3.000 kilometer path network. Numerous hospitable rest points and breath taking panoramic views make the biking tour perfect.
Cyclists appreciate our economic E-Bike-rental – obviously also for mountain trips: there is nothing standing in the way in order to enjoy unforgettable excursions to our wonderful mountain landscape or to remote sights. As our guest in our Hotel Gutjahr you will have the possibility to rent bicycles at a very reasonable price. You have also the chance to rent e-bikes as well as the racing bike „Bulls Night Hawk Team“ and the mountain bike „Ultimate Carbon 26“.
Besides sport and action, our region offers numerous attractions and sights, which you may not want to miss during your stay at the Hotel Gutjahr in Abtenau. Just think about the wonderful city of Salzburg, the birth place of Mozart: an almost Mediterranean environment welcomes you and a lot of museums, exhibitions and concerts attract culture lovers to our regional capital.
Diversified attractions like the zoo or the well known water games of Hellbrunn ensure fun and cheerfulness for young and old. During a city walk through the historical centre you can explore historical buildings, impressive churches as well as the world-known Goldgasse and the Getreidegasse.
In the adjacent Salzkammergut with its numerous lakes and the imperial city Bad Ischl, a legendary railway to Schafberg, the idyllic Wolfgangsee or a magnificent panorama view on the Glacier of the Dachstein awaits for you.
The biggest ice cave worldwide and the salt mines offer passionate guests of every age a very impressive experience.