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In spring and early summer it is easy to get carried away by the gorgeous panorama of our region. On top of that, there are uncountable great leisure activities for young and old alike to engage in. Especially hiking tours in the Alpine mountain world are among the favourites of families. From 11th June Schmittenhöhe boasts another new highlight for children: the adventure trail ‘Schmidolin’s Baptism of Fire’. In June two new stations are added to the existing ones and guarantee for many surprises. Already last year, my family and I spent entertaining hours in the nature on Schmittenhöhe. One thing’s for sure: this year we will walk in the footsteps of Schmidolin again!
Everything is revolving around the fluffy green holiday dragon Schmidolin on this exciting circular path. Visitors start their tour at the mountain station of Areitbahn I. This year there are as many as eleven adventure stops which await parents and their offspring with challenging riddles and tasks. A special highlight for kids is the miniature high-rope course which is a station of its own called ‘Schmidolin’s Magical Ropes’. There a several rest areas and play stations, too. Another reason to set out on a discovery tour is the low admission charge. To be precise: holders of a valid ticket for the cable car are granted free entrance to the adventure trail. Adventure passes to collect the flint stones hidden in the different play stations are available at the valley stations of Areitbahn I and cityXpress.
However, not only children but we adults love to discover Zell am See-Kaprun and its natural treasures on diversified hiking tours, too. One very special tour takes you to the summit of Kitzsteinhorn. Every Wednesday in July and August you can grab the opportunity to conquer the snow-covered peak of Kaprun’s local mountain. Up here at 3,000 metres above sea level, everyone is sure to experience unclouded bliss – a one-in-a-lifetime moment that I would not want to miss. Experienced guides accompany you on your ascent. After about an hour and 200 metres in altitude participants of the tour can enjoy a fabulous 360-degree panorama view. Let me assure you: you’ll forget the effort of climbing as soon as you have seen this sight!