The cycling & biking opportunities in Rauris Valley and Taxenbach, as well as the connection to the Tauern Bike Tour and the Pinzgau bike-path network, offer something for all tastes. The glorious nature of Austria’s Rauris Valley can be discovered and enjoyed along different mountain-bike trails. During your biking holidays in Rauris and Taxenbach, you will come across laid-bike cycling tours along with challenging mountain-bike trails. Families, in particular, feel right at home in Rauris Valley and Taxenbach. For example, MTB tours and cycle paths also lead to the beautiful Kolm Saigurn valley head in Hohe Tauern National Park, where you are able to enjoy impressive views of the 3,000-meter Sonnblick and the Hocharn. Or to Seidlwinkltal, the valley of pilgrims and sumpters with its friendly mountain huts. The cross-border Tauern Bike Tour also runs right through Taxenbach. This tour begins in Krimml, SalzburgerLand, and takes cyclists past numerous excursion destinations in Hohe Tauern National Park, the historical city of Salzburg, then all the way to its final destination in Passau, Germany.The cycling and mountain-bike tours can all be found in the Rauris Valley Summer Hiking & Bike Map, and in the Taxenbach hiking map. For E-bikers, in Taxenbach there is a recharging station located at No. 30 Marktstrasse, next to the village hall
Spacious sunbathing areas, child-friendly swimming pools (heated to 24° C) and marvelous views of the Hoher Sonnblick – at Sonnblick outdoor pool, you can spend relaxing days in and around the water. Especially popular with the kids: the 51 m-long water slide and playground. Opening Times: End of May to 11 September, 2016 (9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.), depending on weather. Prices 2016:
From tree top flying in the climbing garden to speeding down mountains with scooter or bockerl tours, or even aquatic experiences with float building expeditions. If, in addition to active recreation and splendid scenery, you would also like to experience breathtaking adventure in your holidays, X-FUN definitely is the right partner for you.
The nicely maintained 18-hole minigolf course is located in the center of Rauris and is floodlit in the evening. Features play equipment, table tennis and a kiosk with terrace. Opening Times: May (from Whitsuntide), June and September: Tuesday and Thursday until Sunday, from 1 to 7 p.m. July and August: daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (depending on weather) Prices 2016:
Admission free with the SalzburgerLand Card. National Park Card partner.
At Landgasthof Weixen in Rauris’ Seidlwinkltal, you have the opportunity to go fishing. You can then have your freshly caught brook and salmon trout from the fishing ponds prepared for you at Landgasthof Weixen where it is sure to taste delicious. May to October, daily except Monday (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
One of the best ways to explore Rauris Valley is on horseback. Riding lessons or trail rides in Hohe Tauern National Park can be booked direct from the following providers:
Flying high: Enjoy the Rauris Valley "from above" during a tandem flight with Tom.
Rafting & Canyoning
Rushing rapids, glistening water, glorious shorelines. And don’t just experience all of this from the river banks, enjoy it right there out on the water. Ride a boat through the waves from Kitzloch Gorge to Schwarzach (distance ca. 15 km), conquering the wild water armed only with a paddle: this is what rafting is all about. Here, everyone literally is in the same boat. Working as a team, you will take on the untamed water of the Salzach. Also along for the ride, of course: a state-certified boat guide. One thing’s for sure: During every single tour, the bubbling, spraying water is bound to captivate each and every participant. A unique encounter with the unique natural power of water!
Canyoning:Canyoning, a blend between hiking, rappelling, climbing, waterfall jumping and swimming. Ravines turn into slides, rocky pools into whirlpools, outcroppings into diving platforms. Canyoning is the newest adventure to reach the Alps. An adventure for all who wish to combine fun and excitement at the same time.