© 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.

Leisure activities & excursion tips

Immerse yourself in the forest wilderness of the Kalkalpen National Park, leave all your cares behind in our herb and flower gardens, explore the longest unspoilt creeks of the Eastern Alps or find your heaven on earth on the back of a horse.


Numerous paths and alpine pasture hiking trails…

… offer a great variety of tours ranging from easy to difficult. The region in and around the Kalkalpen National Park with its Idyllic alpine pastures and huts serving regional delicacies for the whole family is a true insider tip for pleasure hiking at its best.


Your goal is the alpine pasture, the alpine snack your tasty reward!

Cycling along crystal clear rivers…

…is especially popular. Even on hot summer days there’s always a gentle breeze stirring the air.
Our region offers a very dense network of beautiful cycling routes along the Enns, Steyr and Krems Rivers, including the Hintergebirge Cycle Path - an absolute highlight for all who want to get close to nature, exploring and experiencing it on two wheels.

Mountain bikers can indulge their passion along several hundred kilometres of marked mountain bike routes including, as an absolute highlight, the “Trans Nationalpark” trail – 450 km in 10 days with a total ascent of 11,500 metres.

Relaxing, adventurous, healthy or demanding – just pick the route that suits you best!

Top 10 Excursion Tips

A holiday in Steyr and the National Park Region is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Such a variety: from a UNESCO world heritage natural site to Upper Austria’s longest rope bridge.