Salzburg for Active Guests

Sport in Salzburg City and Salzburger Land during summer or winter holidays

The opportunities for sports in and around Salzburg City are every bit as diverse as our landscapes. Dynamically, actively conquering a mountain, or a leisurely hike around the lake – whatever fits into your day best.

That’s also the way it is with cycling: Enjoy an exhilarating ride on a mountain bike down to the valley, or pedal along quietly to the many sightseeing highlights in our region.

For daredevil sports fans and adventurers, the gorges and rivers are a must for canyoning and rafting.

Also ideal for the summer months are our climbing centers and running trails, while backcountry skiing and the pistes of nearby ski resorts are highlights, of course, of any winter vacation.


A map of running routes (from Hotel Himmelreich) is available in your room folder. Here you will find an extended overview, and you can download information to your navigation device. For seasons when it gets dark earlier, we have reflective jackets available. If you are interested, we will be happy to check with local fitness clubs about the prices for their daily guest memberships.


There's no question about it: hiking and mountain lovers are offered a large selection of hikes in every difficulty level.
The Untersberg nature reserve, the nearby Salzkammergut, or the mountains that border Flachgau offer every opportunity from alpine terrain to hill country hiking. Hiking maps are available at the reception desk.

Salzburg from above - complete your vacation with a guided hiking tour with Sylvia Wienerroither. She is Mountain Guide and knows salzburgs mountains in the city as well as in the surrounding.

Radfahren in Salzburg, 4* Hotel Himmelreich

Cycling in and around Salzburg


Explore Salzburg in summer with the hotel's own bikes. They are available to our guests for free (e-bikes for a fee). Bike paths in the surroundings will lead you through gorgeous landscapes or into the festival city of Salzburg. Many sights and attractions in and around the city of Salzburg can be comfortably reached by bike. For example, the entire historic district of the city, Hellbrunn palace, the Grossgmain open-air museum, and much more. We are happy to provide you with more advice!

The Tauern and Mozart bike paths lead directly past the hotel as does a piece of the Way of St. James.

Rental bikes & e-bikes

Many Himmelreich guests enjoy making use of the city bikes and electric bikes we have available to borrow. Now, we also offer a work bench where all those who bring their own bike with them can perform maintenance and small repairs. Your hosts, Alois and Gertraud Hasenöhrl, are avid racing cyclists and can provide you with tons of information and insider tips. With the electric bikes, you can comfortably ride up to 50 km without great exertion. More information is available at the reception desk. 

Road Biking

The region around our hotel is ideally suited for road-cycling enthusiasts. Flat stages lead from the hotel towards Bavaria and into the Salzkammergut. In a southern direction, you can choose from mountain stages that lead to Hallein and Pongau. Of course, you can also try the Großglockner tour. Just ask your host for tips!

Mountain bike tours

Experience nature up close! Mountain bikers will have a wonderful time in the surrounding Salzburg countryside. Your host is happy to help with tour planning and even more important, as a mountain biker himself, he will also give you great tips.


A top class golf paradise is awaiting golfing enthusiasts in Salzburger Land. The golf courses are just as fabulous as Salzburger Land itself. Unique areas are nestled in this magnificent landscape and make any round of golf a beautiful nature experience. 
Salzburger Land offers its guests a scenic paradise, cultural highlights, and a variety of high-quality golf destinations. From beginners to pros, every golfer will get their money's worth. Discover the diversity, experience Mozart Golf! 
From a simple par 54 to a championship course, a one-of-a-kind golfing and nature experience is available to all golf fans.

Excursions for Active Guests

There is a lot to discover in and around Salzburg.

The SalzburgCard is ideal for all of our guests who want to see and experience as much as possible. Issued for 24 hours or longer, it also includes public transportation, which you will find just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Our reception desk will be happy to issue you your personal SalzburgCard.

If you only wish to travel in and out of the city, we also have discounted bus tickets available for you.

Sports & Wellness Holidays in Salzburg

Sauna im 4* Wellnesshotel bei Salzburg, Hotel Himmelreich

Are you someone who actively enjoys the outdoor world? And have you already explored the mountains of Salzburger Land via the hiking or biking trails? If so, you are probably ready for pure relaxation in our wellness area. And how about a soothing massage?

Active and Sporting Vacations in Salzburg

Are you someone who actively enjoys the outdoor world? Would you like to get to know Salzburg City and Salzburger Land even better during your summer or winter vacation? If so, send us your no-obligation enquiry. We would be glad to make you a personal offer for your sporting holiday spent with us at Hotel Himmelreich near Salzburg.

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