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Salzkammergut: Via Ferrata Climbing Tour at Drachenwand

1. Salzkammergut: Via Ferrata Climbing Tour at Drachenwand

Arrive in the parking lot for the Via Ferrata at Gasthof Drachenwand. Meet your certified and experienced guide who will hand out the necessary equipment if required. Afterward, walk for about 30 minutes to the start of the route, for a safety briefing before setting. Start the route with a row of easy climbing sections. Then, follow the path past a small waterfall up to the first lookout point, which already gives a glimpse of the stunning final view. Cross the suspension bridge, which offers you a breathtaking view at 300 meters above the ground. After climbing a total of 560 meters, reach the summit and enjoy a fantastic view of the lakes and the surrounding peaks of the Dachstein massif. Enjoy a short break, then start the descent over Hirschteig. Here, see the Drachenloch, another highlight of the tour, and admire the sight of the deep blue Mondsee. After about 4 hours, arrive back at the starting point at the Gasthof Drachenwand.

Styria: Salza & Enns River Whitewater Rafting Trip with BBQ

2. Styria: Salza & Enns River Whitewater Rafting Trip with BBQ

Experience the most beautiful and exciting waves and rolls of the Salza and Enns River on this beginner’s whitewater rafting tour from Palfau. Benefit from certified rafting guides, rafting gear, and on-site showering facilities. Choose to add a barbecue meal to your day. After arriving at the base camp in Palfau, meet your rafting guide. Gear up with the necessary equipment and learn the safety guidelines for rafting before heading to the starting point of the first part of the trip. Your adventure starts rather relaxed on the Salza, allowing you to get a feeling for the river. The speed of the flow will gradually increase and, before you become too tired, you’ll stop for a longer break. During the break, choose to have lunch at a local restaurant (price excluded) and refuel your batteries before getting driven to the second river, the Enns. This time, more challenging rapids and a strong current await. At the end of the tour, go back to the base camp, where you can take a hot shower and relax. If you chose the trip with the BBQ option, you’ll get to end your visit enjoying warm food with new and old friends.

Palfau: Full-Day Advanced Whitewater Rafting at Salza River

3. Palfau: Full-Day Advanced Whitewater Rafting at Salza River

This rafting day tour from Palfau on the Salza River is a perfect choice if you love action and want to experience real whitewater. Take advantage of state-certified guides, rafting gear, snacks, and on-site showering facilities. Choose to add a barbecue lunch to end your day on a relaxing note. After meeting at the base of the camping site in Palfau, you’ll receive top-notch rafting equipment before getting taken to the river. Following a short safety instruction from state-certified rafting guides, you’ll start your adventure on the whitewater river. A mighty battle between the forces of nature awaits as you make your way along the emerald river in all its glory. Experience the wild, romantic surroundings of the Eisenwurzen Nature Park while maneuvering through the water. After the first round of adrenaline, pause for a big snack on the river’s shore. Once your energy is restored, continue the descent for another jolt of excitement. Upon arrival at the exit point, head back to the camp base, where you can have a hot shower and relax. If you chose the BBQ lunch option, you’ll get to end your visit enjoying warm food with new and old friends.

Linz: Private Guided Cycling Tour

4. Linz: Private Guided Cycling Tour

Explore the most popular urban highlights and get a taste of nature on a cycling tour of Linz. Enjoy an exciting ride with a local who will show you the way around the town. Stay active while taking an unforgettable tour of this Austrian gem. Rent a professional bike in the city center and cycle past the Stadtpfarrkirche Church to the lovely 17th-century Old Cathedral. Move through Linz's main square, the Hauptplatz. See all of the interesting landmarks here, such as the Old Town Hall, Neptune Fountain, and the Holy Trinity Column. Cycle towards Linz Castle, passing by the narrow streets featuring stylish white and pastel houses. Take a short break to admire the beautiful views across the Danube River at Castle Park. Pass by the old Martinsor stone gate and get to the Landhausplatz. Ride through the Landhaus inner passage to admire this historic government building from both sides. See the monolithic Mariendom, also known as the New Cathedral, followed by the Ursuline Church of St Michael. Follow a safe, uncrowded route through some lesser-known parts of Linz. Explore the residential areas, passing by local schools and parks. Enjoy the way the city combines its historic architecture with modern buildings and urban nature. You will see the modern Design Center as well as the stunning 19th-century building of the Francisco Carolinum Art Museum. Finally, you will return your bike to the rental shop. Choose the longer tour to see even more. This route includes cycling from Linz main square across the Danube River to see the futuristic glass building of Ars Electronica Center. You'll then cycle to the Castle Park, Landhaus, New Cathedral, and the Ursuline Church of St Michael, followed by Barenberg Park where you will see the Aphrodite Temple. Then, in Bergschlößl Park you will enjoy some relaxing urban nature and see the lovely baroque-style Bergschlössl castle. Finally, cycle by the Design Center and the Francisco Carolinum and end your exciting tour at the bike rental shop.

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