© Photo: Steyr and the National Park Region/Christine Frauenhoffer: Terrace of Altpernstein Castle
Guests sit on the terrace of Altpernstein Castle and enjoy the view of the Kremstal valley.
Guests sit on the terrace of Altpernstein Castle and enjoy the view of the Kremstal valley.

Summer activities & excursions in Steyr & Kalkalpen National Park

Immerse yourself in a sea of trees in the Kalkalpen National Park, let your soul wander free among the plants and flower gardens, or discover the longest network of pristine streams in the Eastern Alps – it’s so easy! In and around Steyr and the Kalkalpen National Park there is a huge range of enticing summer activities and excursions. What they all have in common is that you can confidently leave your everyday stresses behind. This creates space for new energy, great experiences and big and small moments of pure joy. Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, fishing or just chilling out on the banks of a river – summer is calling.


Exploring the region on foot

This is the perfect place for hiking fans. The area has a good infrastructure but at the same time offers some beautiful unspoilt locations. And then you have the mountain cabins and inns to tempt you with regional specialities.

Enjoy your summer in a way that it will keep you warm through the winter.

From easy strolls to tough trails

For those new to hiking and for families, there are walking routes that take you to inspiring locations, waterfalls, play areas and learning stations. There are also a number of themed hiking trails. Choose from adventure trails, wilderness trails, a Kneipp spa trail, a planets trail, food and drink trails and routes devoted to traditional crafts. More seasoned hikers can choose from one of the numerous mountain and summit routes or take on one of the long-distance trails. Or discover the National Park in the company of a ranger.

Discover the region on two wheels

Around Steyr and the Kalkalpen National Park, mountain bike fans will find plenty of routes that can be perfectly combined with summer excursions and activities. The Traunviertel route is a great way to immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery. The seven stages cover 460 kilometres at altitudes of up to 5,000 metres. The Trans National Park, which runs from Steyr to Johnsbach, is another classic ride. Equally attractive are the Enns cycle trail, the Krems Valley cycle trail, the Steyr Valley cycle trail and the Hintergebirge cycle trail. Beginners and casual riders will also find some great routes.

Top 10 excursion destinations

There’s plenty to choose from in the summer. From the ruins of Losenstein Castle to the valley of the knife makers – in Steyr and the Kalkalpen National Park you will discover all kinds of summer activities and excursion options.