Sports and Leisure in the St.Wolfgang area
||St.Wolfgang, lake Wolfgangsee, the mountains and the area around offer many possibilities to do sports and enjoy an active vacation. No matter if summer or winter, for sure, you will find something fun, that you like and that suits you!
This introduction is followed by an overview about some sports and leisure ideas as well as an overview about the most popular sports and leisure activities in St.Wolfgang. Please, also, see the sub menu on the left in order to find local sports and leisure activity organizers and businesses which offer personalized sports and activity programs and packages.
In summer, lake Wolfgangsee offers many ways to enjoy it's crystal clear water. The lake is one of the warmest ones in the Salzkammergut area and invites you, with often more 24°C water temperature, to go swimming or do some kind of water sport or activity like waterski, surfing, sailing or scuba diving (offered by business in town right). In St.Wolfgang and around the lake you will find many lidos, beaches and lake access paths and most accommodations even have their own private beach somewhere around the lake.
Hiking paths across meadows and fields, through woods, around the lake and up mountains offer many possibilities to explore St.Wolfgang and the area around on foot. Hiking maps and detail information are availaible, year-round, at the tourism offices around the lake.
All mountains around lake Wolfgangsee are easily accessible as well as easy to climb. In addition to that, the historic and famous Schafbergbahn train offers transportation to the top of mountain Schafberg right from the lake shore in St.Wolfgang. (see "The Mountains" for more photos!).
Daily, several times a day, the six public transportation ships of Wolfgangseeschifffahrt cruise between seven stops around the lake. (see "Lake Wolfgangsee" for more photos!). The ships offer a unique and relaxed way to explore the lake and the different towns around.
Around lake Wolfgangsee, beginners as well as experienced climbers, alpinists and mountaineers will find many possibilities to climb prepared rock walls, indoor-walls as well as go on fixed rope routes in various levels of difficulty. In addition to that, the local climbing school offeres personalized courses and guided tours in the area around St.Wolfgang.
Around lake Wolfgangsee many paths and routes in various lengths and difficulty levels were prepared for running, Nordic-Walking and Inline-Skating. Local running clubs in association with local tourism offices defined these paths and routes, put signs and way descriptions up and created information material and maps. All this information material is available at all tourism offices around the lake!
In addition to that, the very successful and always well attended international run around lake Wolfgangsee takes place at the end of October in St.Wolfgang.
Around lake Wolfgangsee you will find many marked cycling paths and mountain-bike routes for beginners and advanced bikers. Thanks to the efforts of all towns around the lake over the last couple of years, a wonderful closed cycling path with very little road/street portion around the whole lake is availaible.
Some farmers around the lake still operate a horse breeding and offer personalized horseback riding tours. In addition to that, downtown as well as at many farms upon request, horse carriage rides in and around St.Wolfgang are offered!
Around lake Wolfgangsee, many tennis hotels and open tennis courts invite you to play a round of tennis. Rental packages, courses and offers for beginners and advanced players are available year-round!
Several golf courses and golf hotels are between 15 and 40 minutes from St.Wolfgang!
Paragliding is actively practiced by many locals as well as guests and tourists and a local Paragliding school offers courses and guided tours.
The mountains around St.Wolfgang and in this area of the Alps offer
many possibilities to do sports, to hike and to just enjoy nature.
The still snow-reliable area around lake Wolfgangsee
offers five different skiing resorts like the largest of upper austria
- Dachstein West, free ride area Krippenstein, Feuerkogel, Katrin and
Postalm. All of these resorts are easily accessible by car and free ski
bus within 20 to 40 minutes and offer up to 140 kilometers of perfectly
groomed slopes and powder runs, trained ski instructures and countless
alpine huts and top restaurants.