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Summer holidays
in Hinterstoder

Summer holidays in Hinterstoder

Summer, sun and fun!

In summer, the Stodertal valley perfectly displays the incredible diversity of nature. Endless karst plateaus, lush green pastures and rugged summits – a true paradise for outdoor activities of all kinds!

Good to know: During check-in at the ALPRIMA Aparthotel, you’ll receive the Pyhrn-Priel AktivCard. With this advantage card, you’ll benefit from discounts at many popular attractions.

Hiking at the Stodertal valley

The Stodertal valley has a lot in store – for instance, more than 200 kilometres of trails on which you can hike over hill and dale. Between the Warscheneck mountain and the Totes Gebirge range, you can hike across juicy meadows and wooded hillsides all the way up to the summits of the surrounding mountain giants. In and around the Kalkalpen national park, you can be as creative as you like when it comes to planning your perfect hiking holiday. Be it a leisurely walk, an easy hike from hut to hut or a high alpine tour – the unique panorama of the Kalkalpen summits will accompany you every step of the way.

Tip: If the ascent seems too daunting, you can always take the cable car up to the Höss high plateau. From there, a number of hiking trails lead you through an impressive mountain setting.

Biking in Hinterstoder

Unlimited joy in nature – pedal stroke by pedal stroke. Be it on a mountain bike, regular bike or e-bike, the biking routes in Hinterstoder and the surrounding area offer something for every taste. Alongside athletic challenges, there are also plenty of options for leisurely rides. By taking short cuts or going up the mountain by cable car, you can perfectly adapt your bicycle tour according to your own needs and wishes.

Good to know: E-bike fans are going to find perfect routes along with the necessary infrastructure – including e-bike rentals and charging points – in Hinterstoder.

Climbing – vertically up the mountain

Up steep rock faces secured by a rope – you’re never quite as close to nature as while climbing. In Hinterstoder and the holiday resort of Pyhrn-Priel, climbing pros and aspiring ones have plenty of options for incredible mountain experiences. Be it at the climbing gym or outdoors in nature – you’ll definitely find lots of challenging routes for every level of skill. Several via ferratas can be mastered either alone or together with an experienced mountain guide. Let’s go! Some of the most challenging via ferratas of the Eastern Alps are waiting for you!

High rope course, flying fox course and more at the outdoor camp

The outdoor camp Nature Sports at the riverbanks of the Steyr offers a diverse programme of activities for climbing fans and adrenaline junkies. At the high rope course, you can climb from tree to tree across ladders, steel cables and climbing ropes. The four levels are one to seven metres above ground. Per level, ten to twenty stations need to be completed. The flying fox course has yet another 35 stations – adrenaline rushes guaranteed!

Alongside the high rope course and the flying fox course, the outdoor camp also offers canyoning tours, fun rafting, the construction of rafts and much more.

Even better: With the Pyhrn-Priel AktivCard, you’ll receive a discount at many of the attractions!

Running and Nordic walking

Want to feeling every muscle in your body? On the diverse trails in Hinterstoder, both leisurely as well as competitive runners are going to get exactly what they’re wishing for. And the region offers plenty of options for Nordic walking fans, too. The following colour-coded routes in Hinterstoder can be conquered running or hiking with Nordic walking poles:

  • Flötzersteig round L (yellow)
  • Flötzersteig round XL (red)
  • Polsterlucken round (blue)
  • Stodertal valley round (green)

Golfing in an impressive mountain setting

“Hole in one” in a breath-taking setting surrounded by several two-thousand-metre mountains! The green of this 18-hole golf course in Windischgarsten is only 20 minutes away from the ALPRIMA Aparthotel by car. Golfers licensed to play golf courses not only get to enjoy the course itself – they’ll love the driving range or pitch area as well. And on bad weather days, you can practice your driving technique in the rain-driving-hut. But it’s not just pros who practice at this tournament and championship-ready facility – it’s great for beginners and children as well. Newbies can learn how to play at the resident golf school GC-Windischgarsten Pyhrn-Priel. Are you ready for your first drive in Windischgarsten?

Fishing at the holiday resort of Pyhrn-Priel

Crystal-clear lakes and quaint little streams embedded in a true picture-book landscape. How about going fishing in this kind of setting? The holiday region of Pyhrn-Priel offers plenty of options for fishing. The bodies of water are full of trouts, but also graylings, bullheads, chars, pikes, carps and vendaces. The excellent water quality offers perfect conditions for crayfish as well.

Near the ALPRIMA Aparthotel, anglers have the following options:

  • River Steyr in Hinterstoder
  • Schafferteich pond in Vorderstoder
  • Schmidi-Teich pond in Vorderstoder (children’s fishing)
  • Lake Gleinkersee in Roßleithen (perfect for fly-fishing)

Good to know: In Upper Austria, a valid fishing license is required.

High above the treetops – paragliding in Hinterstoder

Seeing the mountain giants around the Stodertal valley from a bird’s eye view? The paragliding and hang-gliding school in Hinterstoder makes it possible. Alongside paragliding and hang-gliding license preparation, it also offers basic courses and refresher courses as well as tandem flights. A tandem flight is definitely the icing on the cake of every holiday in Hinterstoder. Curious now? The staff at the ALPRIMA Aparthotel will be happy to book a flight in front of the picturesque backdrop of the Stodertal valley’s surrounding mountains for you!

Cooling off in the bathing lakes and outdoor pools

Cooling off and relaxing during a nice little break from all the action and adventure? Whether it’s at a bathing lake or an outdoor pool – jump into the refreshing cold water and enjoy the stunning scenic views! Near the ALPRIMA Aparthotel, there are plenty of options for taking a dip:

  • Freibad (outdoor pool) in Hinterstoder
  • Schafferteich (natural bathing pond) in Vorderstoder
  • Lake Gleinkersee in Roßleithen
  • natural bathing lake Edlbach
  • Freidbad (outdoor pool) Windischgarsten
  • Lake Elisabethsee in St. Pankraz

Treading water in Hinterstoder

Stimulate circulation and do something for your health. The Kneipp promenade of the RundWanderWelt Hinterstoder has its start at the village fountain in Hinterstoder. Throughout the 45-minute-long hike, you’ll learn more about the topics of health and wellbeing – knowledge that dates back to the Bavarian priest Sebastian Kneipp. His aim: to increase the flow of energy in the body and maintain good health that way. The publicly accessible Kneipp facility is fed by the ice-cold water of the Steyr river. It’s the perfect location to try out and practice the recommendations of Sebastian Kneipp.

On horseback – riding at the holiday region of Pyhrn-Priel

Exploring the signposted bridle paths of the Kalkalpen national park on horseback. Sounds fun? Well, it is! Besides going for a ride, fans of horses also have several other options to enjoy the picturesque landscape: At the many equestrian farms of the region, courses for beginners and advanced are offered – and on bad weather days, they take place at the riding hall. And for all those who want to take their own horse on holiday with them, there’s even a few stables that offer guest boxes.

Tip: If you’re not a fan of the rocking motion up in the saddle but like the animals nonetheless, then you might enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride.


Wandern In Hinterstoder | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Ausblick von der Höss  | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Ausritt vor der Kulisse des Toten Gebirges | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Gleinkersee | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Sulzbacher
Canyoning | © OÖT Susanne Einzenberger
Dr. Vogelgesang Klamm | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Sulzbacher
Gleinkersee | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Grandiose Aussicht | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Golfen | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Schmid
Höss in Hinterstoder | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Amriesnerhütte Wurzeralm | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Sulzbacher
Mit Bergführer im Felshochseilgarten Hexenkessel | © OÖT Susanne Einzenberger
Mountainbiken | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Radfahren | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Rasten in den Bergen | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Reiten in Vorderstoder | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Sommerrodelbahn am Wurbauerkogel | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Sulzbacher
Wander auf der Höss in Hinterstoder | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Röbl
Biken | © HIWU Sulzbacher
Wurzeralm | © TVB Pyhrn-Priel Erber
Fischteich mit Stubwieswipfel | © HIWU