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17 HOURS SAALBACH

One day - Two friends - 100% Action

How many Saalbacher summer activities can you manage to do in one day?

The question is quite easy to answer: Not even close to the activities that Saalbach Hinterglemm has to offer. But Daniel and Sascha accepted the challenge and managed to complete 16 different sport activities in 17 hours, on a perfect summer day.

If you count “drinking beer” and “eating Kasnockn” (cheese gnocci), then the total was actually 18. 

They captured their fun-packed challenge with two GoPro video cameras and as a result we have a movie full of action that we can’t resist showing you.

On this page you will find all the info as a photo-story. Have fun watching and try to beat them!

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1 | SUNRISE HIKE TO THE TRISTKOGEL

A sunrise at the Tristkogel is a well-deserved experience as the climb begins long before dawn. With your headlight on, you make your way toward the summit—which requires a good degree of surefootedness. The morning atmosphere at the mountain makes up for all the effort and clears up the head. As the morning sun dips the summit in warm light, you descend as a cosy mountain breakfast awaits you. Now would be the time to spend the rest of the day relaxing—but not Daniel and Sascha… 

2 | SKYVER

…because the two prefer to make the “descent” either with the Skyver, something between a mountain bike, a BMX and a kick scooter, specially brought to the Tristkogel for this purpose alone —…

3 | MOUNTAIN RUNNING

…or, on the other hand, via trail running by foot. Not quite as easy on the joints (which the two only realised the day after, as per our reliable source), but definitely fast. 25 minutes from the Tristkogel to the entrance of the Euro-Slide speaks for itself. 

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4 | MEGA FLYING FOX (EUROPE-SLIDE)

To shorten the way to the high rope park a little, our two heroes take the Euro-Slide—an “adrenalin charging station” consisting of six rope slides. They make it across the valley floor at around 80 km/h and a height of up to 120 metres. As per the motto “adrenaline instead of caffeine”, the next station is, logically, …

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5 | HIGH ROPE PARK

…Austria’s biggest high rope park in Hinterglemm’s valley head. This park, which has grown into a “high rope realm” over the years, consist of ten different routes with a total length of more than eight kilometres. The difficulty levels increase gradually. Daniel and Sascha pick a course of intermediate difficulty. But they have to preserve their strength, …  

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6 | BOCKERL RIDE

…because the following rapid ride with the Bockerl requires, once again, full concentration. These little racing machines can get your heart pumping when you move toward the valley with 30 km/h just a few centimetres above the gravel road. Time for a more…

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7 | ALPINE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE & TREE-TOP TRAIL

…relaxing activity. The Tree-Top Trail can also be found in the valley head, which you can reach via the “Alpine Golden Gate Bridge”. A walk on equal footing with woodpeckers and squirrels is always in season, which is why this attraction can be reached throughout the year. Meanwhile, the sun is shining down from the sky…

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8 | CANYONING

…and it’s getting hot. Which is where the next programme comes quite handy. In the secluded Voglalpgraben, you can cool down together with the experienced guides of the Bauböck Adventure World. The mountain stream’s natural flow is perfect for this type of outdoor sport. Afterwards, it gets similarly wet, but also a little cosier…
 

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9 | STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING

…with “stand up paddling“. At this point, we should mention that this activity isn’t always available. The Gestreit reservoir was opened for water sports as an exception this time around, because (as can be noted in the background) the legendary Lake of Charity Event had already been constructed. Whereas the…

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10 | DOWNHILL ON THE PRO LINE

…Pro Line at the Reiterkogel is opened to all the free riders and down hillers of the world from the middle of March to the end of October. As opposed to the easier Blue Line, the Pro Line is a little tougher. Especially when you’ve already conquered nine sporty activities like our two “candidates” did. And since we’re already speaking about “biking without pedalling”… 

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11 | PUMP TRACK

…the Pump Track at the Reiterkogel valley station will fit perfectly into any adventure program. Here, it’s all about simply manoeuvring the course via the body’s pumping up and down motions. This way, you add momentum with every curve whilst moving forward. And Daniel and Sascha still have a lot of momentum, so they make their way to…

12 | SLACKLINE OBSTACLE COURSE

…the Slackline Obstacle Course at the Zwölferkogel middle station. Those who’ve already given balancing on a spanned strap a shot, know that it’s not that easy—and actually pretty tough. Luckily, the next station is already a little easier. At least on the body, because… 

13 | PARAGLIDING

…paragliding is a rather brainy affair. But it can be a little tough on the stomach too, as the two pilots from Paragliding Valley Saalbach Hinterglemm did not hesitate to return our two passengers back to the ground while engaging in some spiral action. Just after landing, the two quickly make their way back to airy heights, because…

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14 | CLIMBING TOWER

…right next to the landing site and the indoor tennis centre is a climbing tower, endowed with climbs of incredibly diverse difficulty. Those who want to climb here have to bring their own gear. And as if it hadn’t already been enough action for a single day, Daniel and Sascha get on their way to the neighbouring town of Viehofen to…

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15 | OFFROAD PARK

…crank it up in the Glemmy Offroad Park. Cruising across the gravel road in rally karts and through the flora on quad bikes: well, boys will be boys ;). It’s hard to see who’s biting whose dust, let’s just agree to a draw. Advice for motor sports enthusiasts: the kart track in Saalbach with its asphalt racetrack. As real animal lovers…

16 | ARCHERY

…the two will, of course, only take aim at (partly exotic) animal dummies in their last station, the bow and arrow course Glemmerhof. After Richard’s introduction to archery 101, nothing can go wrong. Almost every shot is a hit. Well, almost. How about we don’t publish the actual results for now. 

AND THAT STILL ISN’T EVERYTHING…

If you now feel like there’s an insane number of things to experience in Saalbach Hinterglemm… Yes, you’re not wrong! And that’s still not everything that you can do here during the summer. Considering the fact that all the activities that Daniel and Sascha took part in can make for a long and truly active weekend, many other things weren’t even mentioned yet. Therefore: there’s plenty to do in Saalbach Hinterglemm—have fun exploring!