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Summer holidays in Großarl

The hills are alive

Summer is a magical time of year in Großarl. With the snows of winter a distant memory, the meadows are transformed into a sea of herbs and flowers. Hiking and biking are among most popular activities, but there are plenty of alternatives as diverse as fishing and rock climbing. From action and adventure to rest and relaxation, the GROSSARLER HOF in the beautiful Salzburger Land region is the perfect base for exploring the mountains.


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One of the best ways to explore Großarl and the surrounding region is on foot. The valley is home to a large network of well-signposted trails connecting 40 huts offering local food and wonderful views.

Pedal power or battery boost?

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The mountain-bike trails in Großarl are also suitable for e-bikes. Experienced riders can take on the local singletrack trail, while those who prefer to take it easy will find plenty of gentle riding on the valley floor.

Customs & traditions in Großarl

Original & authentic
Lush & sunny
Großarl in summer
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As the last patches of snow melt away and the meadows become green once again, it's time to get ready for summer! In late spring local farmers drive cows, sheep and goats up onto the high pastures where they spend the summer grazing. Looking after them are shepherds who stay in the many wooden huts and are always happy to welcome visitors.

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus
Colourful & traditional
Autumn celebrations
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The end of summer is marked in the Salzburger Land region with ceremonial cattle drives. Farmers bring their cows down from the high pastures ready for winter and decorate them with flower-filled head-dresses as a sign of gratitude for a summer free of accidents and injuries. There are also lots of other events going on in the region during the autumn.

Jägerball at the Großarler Hof
Original & entertaining
Jägerball event
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Here at the GROSSARLER HOF we celebrate life itself in October with our Jägerball. A traditional hunting ball, it combines music, food and traditional clothing from the region. A great way to learn about the real customs and traditions of our valley while also meeting the locals. Come along and celebrate with us. The more the merrier!

Summer activities in Großarl

Mountain high, valley low
See the world from above
Tandem paragliding
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Hiking, biking and climbing are the classics on the menu when it comes to summer activities, but why not try something new on holiday such as paragliding? If you are keen to see the world from a different perspective then book a tandem flight with an experienced instructor and get ready to be amazed.

Angler im Wasser | © Michael Groessinger
On water and on land
Fishing, archery, golf
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The rushing Großarler Ache river is home to a large population of fish, making it a good spot for anglers. There is also a 3D archery trail in the valley where you can play hunter and gatherer for a day. Last but not least we have several golf courses in the Großarltal Valley and nearby for visitors to enjoy teeing off.

Scale the heights
Trailrun & climbing
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Trailrunning is a good way to get away from the roads and into the mountains. Climbers will also find lots of sheer rockfaces to scale in Großarl and Hüttschlag as well a number of via ferrata – climbing routes with steel ropes, handholds and footholds for a safe but still thrilling experience in the high mountains.

Summer family holidays in Großarl

Valuable time together

Holidays are one of the most precious times of the year. A chance to finally be together with friends and family. The Großarltal Valley is ideal terrain for children thanks to its buggy-friendly trails, mountain huts with outdoor play areas and special Hiking Certificate awarded to adults and kids who complete a certain number of walking trails in the valley. A great motivation to get out and explore!

Highlights for families
  • Rucki Zucki’s Gaudi Alm: This play area in the heart of Großarl features a sand play zone, a trampoline, a treehouse trail, a giant slide, a petting zoo and much more
  • Adventure swimming pool
  • Minigolf
  • Guided fairytale walks
  • Buggy-friendly walking trails (off-road buggy recommended)
  • Hiking Certificate for adults and kids who manage to complete a certain number of trails
  • Family days out nearby: Geisterberg in St. Johann, Burg Hohenwerfen, Wagraini’s Grafenberg, Salzwelten Hallein, etc.

Exploring the mountains together

Summer activity programme in Großarl

The local mountain sports association BERG-GESUND offers a wide range of outdoor activities in summer. Join experienced guides on walks and hikes into the mountains as they share their knowledge of the region and its history. Guests staying with us at the GROSSARLER HOF can take part in these activities free of charge.

BERG-GESUND summer activity programme

A taste of what to expect
Relaxation days
Guided hikes
Tandem paragliding
yoga teacher
Yoga walks
Climbing, via ferrata
Fitness walks
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