Lush green meadows along the trails, fresh air and breathtaking views of the Austrian Alps; that is what walkers appreciate most in Zell am See-Kaprun
. A downloadable walking guide
and an online platform
where guests can plan their tour upfront on their computer at home lend even more of a reason to holiday in the region.
The handy hiking portal
presents the most rewarding and beautiful trails and Alpine inns. From height profiles and detailed maps to an indication of the walking time, you will find everything you need to know about the local network of trails. Information on difficulty levels, public transportation and parking spaces
is also provided.
If you plan to spend a lot of time roaming the trails of the region, you are well-advised to take the walking guide with you. Many Alpine inns will reward you for your efforts with a stamp. Depending on the level of difficulty of the conquered stretch, you receive a certain number of points. For easy tours there is one point, for average and hard walks there are two and three points respectively. Collect 40 points and you'll receive the golden hiking needle!
The silver needle is given out to guests who reach 30 points, and at 20 points there is the bronze needle.
The interactive map
on the Zell am See-Kaprun website lets you retrieve all the walking routes and informs about the closest cable car facilities, tourist information offices, sports, leisure activities and other attractions along the way. Another state-of-the-art service is the Global Positioning System (GPS)
. Download the coordinates of your favourite trail from the internet and have them displayed throughout your walk. GPS receivers can be hired in the region.
But there's even more: to prepare its guests as well as possible, Zell am See-Kaprun
offers a free, weekly presentation during which select sporting equipment stores have local guides present the network of trails
and give advice on equipment, planning and the maps you should take with you. Plus the suitable gear can be purchased right on the spot! For more information on walking holidays in Zell am See-Kaprun or to order the walking guide, please visit: www.zellamsee-kaprun.com