Fun hiking routes for children

in the region of Zell am See – Kaprun

There are many fun walks for children in the immediate and wider surroundings of Chalet on the Rood and Apartment Smitten in Zell am See – Kaprun.

Remember that children get bored easily so keep the walks short and interesting.

Make sure there is something to do. Then they will last longer.

Important to remember: Wear good walking shoes, wear a hat and/or sunglasses, bring a backpack with drinks and snack. Remember the sunscreen.

A small reward or treat at the end is always a bonus.

JUST DO A FEW NICE WALKS AND TRIPS – something for the children to experience and remember.

Panorama Route

from our Chalets to Piesendorf

A good first walk for the children. From our chalets you walk to the bridge. Turn left and enter the Pammerweg at the fork. As far as the Wengerbau farm, you walk across the yard. There is a slight incline before the descent. This takes you on the Panorama Road to Piesendorf, know as the Panorama Route. As a reward, you can have a swim in the Hinkelstein Swimming Pool in Piesendorf (free as our guests).

You can then either walk the same route back or take the Lokahbahn, (which is also free) back to Fürth – don’t forget to take your map!

The Maiskogel Kaprun – A Family Friendly Mountain

Lots of entertainment close by

Just 2 km away so either walk, bike, bus or drive and  you will reach the bottom of the Maiskogel in Kaprun. This is where the fun starts right away.

  • Maisi Flitzer – a summer and winter toboggan run, fun for the whole family.
  • Maisi Alm  – has playground and slide parks
  • Mk Kabelbaan – on the top of the Maiskogel there is a restaurant and wooden playground, from here there are various hiking trails (also accessible for strollers) and mountain bike trails.
  • Maiskogel Alm Ranch typical alpine farm with llamas, donkeys, goats and a playground with games for the children. It is quite a tough hike for children, giving the feeling of climbing a mountain. You can drive halfway up to the Maiskogel. The sports fanatics go up on foot or by bike. Enroute you will pass several restaurants.


Schmidolins Feuerstuhl

on the Schmittenhöhe

Just 2 km away, you can take the Areithbaan uphill to Schmidolins Feuertaufe is truly a fun children’s walk full of adventure and many activities. You can choose three routes from short to long (Our 3 and 4 year old grandchildren enjoyed the longer route).

There is also a E-Motorcross Park   for children from 6 years old to adult.

You can walk here, it’s a 3 1/2 hour walk from our house. With children, go there by bike, by bus or by the Lokalbahn and take the lift up.

At the Areith Lounge you can sit on the terrace and enjoy the view.

Read more about this adventure in our BLOG –  Looking for Dragon Schmidolin 

Gnome Treetop path

in Hinterglemm

A little further away (30 km) at the end of the valley at Saalbach-Hinterglemm, is a very nice children’s walk. There are a variety of walks here for young and old.

The best for children is:

Treetop/Gnome Path and the Golden Gate Bridge.


Take the train up and walk back down. This is very doable on a warm day as the route is shaded by trees. On the way back, take a dip in the Zellersee.

Within 20 km you can be at the Ferleiten Wild and Aventure. Park

Children and animals, always a success. Get to know the animals which live wild in the mountains. A fun children’s walk with climbing and descending., and afterwards the children can play in the adventure park.

Motorik Road and Adventure Midget Golf

from Kaprun to Bruck

This children’s walk goes along the free exercise path. Take the bus to Kaprun and get off at the Maiskogel. Cross the road towards Restaurant Auhof. That’s where the Motorik Fun Road starts. Fun for all ages. Halfway there is a nice play picnic area.

This is often enough for the little ones. But with a stroller or our jogger you can walk about 5 km to Bruck and then you arrive at it Adventure Midget Golf  in Bruck on the  Gross Glocknerstraße.

There is also a lovely swimming pool and restaurant.

You can go back on the bus.

Sigmund Tun Klamm and the Klammsee

in Kaprun

This is also a beautiful walk and experience for the whole family. You can easily get there by bike, bus or car. Just 5.5 km away from our chalets and you are at the bottom of  Sigmund Thun Klamm

Afterwards you can walk around the Klamm See. At the top, do not cross the bridge but follow the path. You will then automatically return to the parking lot. Halfway there is a restaurant with of course a playground. Children also have fun at the water’s edge, with sand and pebbles. The water is too cold to swim, but it will cool you down nicely.

Did you know …..

  • You can rent bicycles/mountain bikes, trailers and child seats via our link at Bründl. You will receive this Link when you make a reservation with us and it gives you an extra discount.


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    bij Chalet on the Rood en Appartement Smitten

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Chalet on the Rood and/or Apartment Smitten
Jos, Jeanette en Jorik Rood
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