Breathe in the clear mountain air in Gastein and enjoy views of the splendid panorama of the Hohe Tauern mountains. Come and experience the unspoiled natural enivironment of the Gastein Valley. Feel recuperated, and refuel on energy whilst staying in Gastein during the summer months.
The Gastein Valley, with its impressive mountain scenery, is a true paradise for active holidays in summer. Explore the mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park on hikes, or experience the peaks around Gastein on a mountain bike. These, and many other activities and sports, are what make a summer recreation in Gastein an unforgettable experience.
Hiking in Gastein
There is a suitable type of route for everyone, whether on a leisurely walk, an athletic Alpine tour, or a climb. The wide network of hiking paths and climbs in the Hohen Tauern and the National Park opens up a fascinating mountain environment. There are countless Alpine huts in Gastein offering hikers refreshment.
You can also be whisked up the mountains of the Gastein Valley on the various lifts, and enjoy the splendid views of the 3000 m mountains of the Hohe Tauern.
Cycling and mountain biking in Gastein
The “Gasteinertal Radweg” cycle path is ideal for leisure bikers. On this circular route (30 to 60 km), you explore the sights of Gastein in a leisurely way. More athletically ambitious bikers have a range of MTB tours at their disposal, with 13 specially identified tours. Leisure and touring bikers have a comprehensive network of routes to enjoy. Whether you are E-biker or a mountain biker, the service stations, bike hire and specialist shops are sure to have the appropriate equipment for you.
Summer events in Gastein
There is so much going on in Gastein, providing plenty of variety in summer: top sports events, a wide range of cultural ones, events to do with local traditions and customs, as well as an attractive weekly programme that runs throughout the summer in the Gastein Valley.
Event highlights in summer:
- Summer solstice festival
- Open-air concerts
- Weekly farmers’ market
- “Gasteiner Kirchtag”
- “Bauernherbst” with a wide ranging supporting programme
- “Alm: Klassik” with classical concerts
- “Sternschnuppern”(Late-night shopping with entertainment programme
You can find a list of the various events and more detailed information on the Gastein tourist office website.