The most people come to Bad Gastein during winter time to enjoy the fantastic ski slopes. There are plenty of things to do during all seasons, where skiing, hiking, and biking are one of the most popular things to do in Bad Gastein.
If you’re looking for some travel tips or recommendations for both seasons – then this list is something for you.
Go Skiing or Snowboarding
I could simply not start this list without mentioning the great slopes for skiing and snowboarding that Bad Gastein has to offer. Bad Gastein is one of the most popular skiresorts when it comes to skiing in the Austrian Alps – especially since the downhill skiing was invented here!
Enjoy some of the world’s best ski slopes with a view of snow covered mountains – which gives you that WOW feeling.
Relax at a Hot Water Spa
If you visit Bad Gastein during winter – then a hot water spa is a must. Bad Gastein is famous for beeing a health retreat where the emperors came for relaxation, peace, and quiet.
The Felsenbad Hot Springs Spa is one of the best spas where the water comes straight out of a thermal spring that lies deep inside the mountain.
Warm up your frozen toes after a whole day of skiing in this great spa!
Explore by Hiking
During the summer months, Bad Gastein is a great place if you like to hike. Around this town, there are around 350 kilometers of excellent and varied hiking paths for you to enjoy.
Nature is amazing around this town, so one can easily spend a whole day of hiking without getting exhausted – since the beautiful views and nature will keep you going to explore more.
Important: Don’t forget your camera! The views are fantastic!
Visit the Stubnerkogel Mountain
Take the cable car up to Stubnerkogel – a 2300 meter tall mountain. Up here you can enjoy various hiking paths, a cool suspension bridge, a nice warm meal for a decent price and also a fantastic view of the Austrian mountain tops.
It’s also possible to walk up to the top, but I recommend you to either drive or take the cable car halfway up since it’s a pretty long walk.
I think it’s best to take the cable car all the way up and then walk to the middle station and then take the cable car to the end station. The road between the middle and the top station offers great views and cute horses and cows that like to say hello to the visitors!
Explore by Mountain Bike
If you like to get around by bike, then there’s much fun awaiting you in Bad Gastein. In Bad Gastein, there are more than 120 kilometers of bike tracks for you to enjoy. One of the most popular tracks is the Gasteiner Valley Cycle Path which stretches from Böckstein to Klammstein.
An excellent way to explore the beautiful area around Bad Gastein and to get some exercise at the same time!
If you’re looking for a real adventure, then you should take the lift up to the Flying Eldorado Dorfgastein. Things are one of the top things to do in Bad Gastein, and here you can paraglide together with a professional.
After running and jumping off the mountain, you are going to feel weightless and be amazed of the views at Austria’s nature.
Ride the Toboggan
In central Bad Gastein, you can go for a great experience in the Toboggan during both summer and winter. Here it’s free to park, and you just take the chairlift up to the top and take the fun toboggan ride downhill.
A popular way to enjoy this activity is to take the chairlift up to the top and enjoy a nice dinner, and then take the toboggan down at night! A great experience!