Climbing & mountaineering
With its grandiose mountain scenery, the area surrounding Dachstein, the Tennengebirge range and Gamsfeld is an absolute paradise for mountain hikers and climbing enthusiasts. On the nearby Gosaukamm, mountaineers will find a never-ending playground for indulging their passion. The wildly zigzagging mountain peaks create a distinctive backdrop and invite you to mountain adventures. Those with less experience can practice in the surrounding area, in climbing parks offering various levels of difficulty. Via Ferrata is also seeing a boom in this area, and you will find three in fact at Gosausee. There are other Via Ferrata near Russbach, on the Postalm, at Hallstatt and Bad Goisern, all of which can be reached within 30 minutes. In the event of bad weather you can train on indoor climbing walls at Kuchl, Hallein or Bad Ischl. For beginners we recommend you are accompanied by a mountain guide.
Head up the mountain on your bike, and marvel at the beautiful landscape from on high. A dense network of country roads and forest tracks opens up all kinds of possibilities for mountain biking. From the easy-going and pleasure-oriented to demanding and sporty, for beginners right through to professionals, you will find the right tour to suit every type in the Russbach area. The Tennengau and the neighbouring Salzkammergut regions await you with a network of mountain bike routes covering over 2,000km! You will find all kinds of tour suggestions, with excellent maps and very good signposting. Examples of special highlights include the Dachstein circuit, the Osterhorn group and the Hoher Göll. Shorter half-day or full-day tours will likewise enchant you with their wonderful panoramas, unique rest areas and, if you like, sporting challenges.
Mountain bike tours
No matter whether you are no-sports person, just want to stay fit or a Nordic walking professional and want to cover with your poles as many miles as possible, the carefully selected routes provide variety in terms of landscape, activity, recreation and relaxation. Perfectly signposted, varied tours await you – accompanied by the scent of meadows and woods – with fresh air streaming through your lungs. You prowl along paths, take in breathtaking views and, if you like, scale the heights of our mountains. Our 2 km test track lets you test your personal fitness. The information boards show how to keep your muscles, spine and cardiovascular system in good condition. The starting point is located at the water park.
Nordic walking tours