Recreational activities in the Olympiaregion Seefeld
Sport and leisure amid pristine nature
For those who love hiking, walking or climbing, no fewer than 650 kilometres of marked hiking trails, mountaineering routes and via ferratas covering all levels of difficulty offer the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the Olympiaregion to the fullest. In addition, the Nordic Walking and Running Arena, with its 266 kilometres of sign-posted routes, provides an ideal opportunity for exercise in the great outdoors.
More than 570 kilometres of cycling and mountain biking routes offer the chance to explore the stunning natural landscape on two wheels. From easy-going family routes, to challenging cycle trips and mountain-bike tours, the Seefeld plateau is considered to be of the most multifaceted biking areas in the Alps. Those who prefer to take it easy can rent an e-bike and explore the area without working up too much of a sweat.
Here in the Olympiaregion Seefeld, biathlon athletes and Nordic sports fans can indulge in their favourite activities even in summer. With its state-of-the-art biathlon facilities and new, one-of-a-kind 3.6-kilometre-long roller-ski circuit, the Nordic Competence Centre in Seefeld’s Casino Arena offers ideal conditions for summertime training.
For golf aficionados the region boasts fantastic fairways and greens set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop. As a member of Austria’s elite ‘Leading Golf Courses’ association, and ranked as one of the ‘Top 100 Golf Courses’ in the world, the 18-hole Seefeld-Wildmoos course is a veritable jewel. Superb playing conditions can likewise be enjoyed on Seefeld-Reith Golf Club’s challenging 9-hole course, which is also open to non-members. Both golf courses, in addition, offer tailor-made courses for children, beginners and proficient players.
From pony rides to full-day horse trekking in the great outdoors, the Olympiaregion Seefeld boasts a huge spectrum of riding activities enabling equestrian enthusiasts to explore the stunning mountain landscape on horseback. The region’s stables have both indoor and outdoor riding areas and, in addition, they offer hacking and trekking for the whole family.
Swimming fans are spoilt for choice here in the Olympiaregion Seefeld. The untouched Möserer See lake is not only perfect for a refreshing dip but, owing to its idyllically picturesque setting, it’s also an ideal spot for lazing and unwinding. The ‘Strandperle’ lakeside bathing area and the woodland pool ‘Sonja’ located in the beautifully scenic nature protection area also offer restaurant facilities and fantastic play areas for children. In addition, the region has two leisure pool complexes with fun slides, heated outdoor pools and a wide range of spa and sauna amenities.
Stand up paddling is currently the ultimate trend sport and offers lots of fun for the whole family. This innovative sport can be practiced ‘just for fun’ or it can be used as a form of full-body workout. In addition, there is a special ‘SUP Yoga Programme’ for yogi beginners and experienced yogis – a unique concept that involves carrying out yoga exercises on the water amid the tranquil setting of the nature protection area.
The region is an Eldorado for tennis fans. The Casino tennis centre has eight indoor courts with Bross Slide surfacing and four outdoor courts with plenty of space for training and practice. In addition, Seefeld Tennis Club has six sand courts. Those who fancy a game of squash can play in the ‘ErlebnisWelt Alpenbad’ leisure complex or, on request, in the recreation centre in Mösern. The highly qualified tennis instructors in Seefeld’s ESTESS Tennis School offer lessons for beginners, more experienced players and experts of all ages.
The region’s two football pitches ensure that all ardent football fans can enjoy their favourite game. Furthermore, top international football teams, who appreciate not only the advantages offered by the high-altitude location, but also the superb, all-encompassing services, hold their annual training camps here in the Olympiaregion Seefeld.
A Segway tour offers a fun, out-of-the-ordinary experience for the whole family. At a speed of up to 20 kilometres per hour, you can ‘roll’ your way through the picturesque countryside of the Olympiaregion Seefeld. Accompanied by an experienced trekking guide, you can enjoy a memorable excursion through mountain pastures with their countless farmhouses and huts.
‘High-flyers’ can takes to the skies with a paraglider and experience an unforgettable flight against a stunning mountain backdrop. As a tandem passenger in the safe hands of a state-certified paragliding pilot, you can savour a bird’s-eye view of the Olympiaregion Seefeld.
With a network of 262 kilometres of immaculately groomed tracks set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, the region is a veritable paradise for cross-country ski enthusiasts – classic-style fans and skaters alike. Furthermore, the region offers a range of special cross-country ski tracks, including floodlit night-time tracks, dog-friendly tracks and tracks suitable for adaptive Nordic skiing.
For Alpine skiers the region has a laid-back ski area with superbly groomed pistes and state-of-the-art lift facilities. With 37 kilometres of slopes and some 34 cable cars, chairlifts and tows, a sun-filled, fun-filled ski holiday, complete with fantastic panoramic views, is guaranteed. Especially for younger ones, the ski area has a Kids’ Paradise where children can ‘find their skiing feet’. Run by certified ski instructors, ski courses for all ages are also available.
Biathlon athletes enjoy second-to-none conditions for top training here in the Olympiaregion Seefeld. Boasting the most modern biathlon facilities in the whole of Europe, the region has over 30 shooting ranges, including 9 permanent small-bore rifle ranges and 5 mobile air rifle ranges. Professional courses suitable for all age groups are on offer for novices and newcomers to the world of biathlon.
Tobogganing fun for the whole family can be had on the region’s numerous natural toboggan runs. Close to Seefeld, in the western part of the Karwendel range, there are eight toboggan runs in total, several of which are floodlit for sledding fun after the sun has set. If you don’t have your own toboggan, you can rent one from numerous local toboggan rental outlets.
Adventure-loving families should try their hand at the fun sport of snow tubing, which involves sitting on a giant inflatable rubber tyre and whizzing down a specially-prepared track with barriers on both sides – fun and action guaranteed!
The vast countryside of the Olympiaregion Seefeld also offers ideal conditions for fantastic snowshoe hikes through an untouched winter wonderland. Whether you set off alone along the well-signposted routes or join a guided group, snowshoeing offers an exceptional experience you’ll remember for a long time to come. Rental snowshoe equipment is available from the area’s numerous sports shops.
Ice skating and alpine-style curling provide fun for all the family. The region’s ice ponds and rinks offer a world of opportunity for skating and recreation on the ice. Newcomers to the sport of alpine-style curling can take part in a free introductory course, during which the basic rules and techniques are explained.