Familie beim Wandern im Urlaub mit Kindern, Hotel Nesslerhof in Großarl
Active Holidays

5:30 am: jump out of bed, head to the mountains!

Active sports holidays in Austria

Some people like a set of weights or a yoga mat, others love their touring skis or mountain bike. Oh, speaking of mountains: we have more options for fun active holidays with great dining than the Grossarl Valley has chalets...

Hiking, climbing and walking holidays in summer, skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing and ski touring in winter. Cross-country skiing, trail running – now we’re talking! Whether you are interested in an active sports holiday or would rather explore the mountains at a more leisurely pace – the choice is yours!

And what's the main reason people do all these activities? For their health? Please! Because it’s fun! Because it’s so wonderful to be in the mountains. And because afterwards, you can honestly say: look at what we have accomplished! We wish you lots of fun in the mountains, a wonderful time outdoors – and perhaps you will think of us as you look down into the valley from the top of the mountain. We’ll be waiting for you when you return!

Hiking, Biking, Tennis & more

In summer, 250 km of hiking trails lead towards the sky. You can take it easy or choose steep paths with climbing passages. There are no limits to the variety. For bikers, there are 15 signposted tours and a single trail where you can cover an incredible 963 meters in altitude in one ride. Those staying in the  valley can fill their active holiday in the Salzburg region at the Großarler leisure park. From tennis to beach volleyball to mini golf, courts are available. Open-air swimming pleasure awaits you directly at our active hotel, in the 800 m² natural swimming pond, the well-tempered outdoor pools, and in the blooming garden idyll.

Mountain Health Program

Conquer the local mountain world together with our "Gästeflüsterer" team or the hosts, Tina and Hermann, personally. The Nesslerhof Mountain Health Program offers guided hikes, biking experiences, and climbing tours.

Acitve Winter Holiday

Our active hotel is right on the slopes. You can't get into the Großarl-Dorfgastein ski area faster, more beautifully, and more directly. The new 10-seater gondola to Kieserl takes you directly to 2,000 meters altitude and straight to the Skylounge Wolke7 with breathtaking panoramic views. 70 km of slopes await you on the hills right outside our door, with an additional 700 km in the connected Amadé ski network.

In addition to skiing, the winter active vacation in the Salzburg region offers thrills and feelings of happiness with activities such as snowshoeing, ice climbing, sledding, ski touring, and cross-country skiing. Our guest whisperers will also accompany you in winter to the most beautiful wonders of the Großarl nature.

Active with yoga & fitness

Less is NESS. Sometimes, the small world of our active hotel in the Salzburg region is enough to ground oneself and forget about everyday life. In high-quality yoga retreats and daily yoga sessions, we let the bustling world stand still for a while. Whether indoors in the new, airy yoga room or outdoors on various natural stages. For workouts and fitness, our gym "Fit by ness" is open 24/7. With a fantastic view of the mountain world, you can stay active here completely independent of time and weather.

Our weekly programme

Active holidays in Austria – every day a new experience

It's important to enjoy your holiday in our wellness hotel in Grossarl to the fullest. We offer a wide-ranging programme of activities with plenty of options for your summer or winter sports holiday with us. From an idyllic hike to healthy water aerobics to mountain bike tours in our beautiful nature – we have something for everyone!

Vera, Nicole, Lisa, Ines & Andi look forward to your visit.

Highlights for active summer holidays in Austria

  • Explore the Grossarl Valley step by step on lovely HIKES.
  • Jump in the saddle — conquer the mountains on one-of-a-kind MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS.
  • Fascinating places that inspire and relax — experience the magic of PLACES OF POWER.
  • Hike & fly — hike up the mountains and soar down into the valley with TANDEM PARAGLIDING.
  • Reach new heights in the Grossarl Alps on four FIXED ROPE ROUTES.


Highlights for your winter sports holiday in Austria

  • Hit nearly 80 well-prepared kilometres of SKI SLOPES in the Grossarl-Dorfgastein ski resort.
  • A great variety of SKI TRAILS, perfectly-groomed slopes and modern cable cars await you.
  • Rustic SKI CHALETS & SUNNY TERRACES invite you to stop for a bite to eat.
  • Explore our area’s pristine nature on a SNOWSHOE HIKE.
  • Recharge your batteries off the slopes with BACK COUNTRY SKIING TOURS.
  • Scale frozen waterfalls with ICE CLIMBING in the Grossarl Valley.

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