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Zell am See: Schmittenhöhe Tandem Paragliding Flight

1. Zell am See: Schmittenhöhe Tandem Paragliding Flight

Expierience a paragliding tandem flight in Zell am See, Austria. We take off at the famous "Schmittenhöhe", a peak, with a great view to the alpine mountain scenery. After we meet down at the bottom station (Schmittenstraße 119, 5700 Zell am See), we go up to our takeoff place by cable car (ticket not included). At the top, you will get a short briefing about the takeoff procedure: A few steps against the wind and off we are! Our flight lasts up to 30 min. Our landing area is located near Kaprun. After landing we bring you back to the meeting point.

Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

2. Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

Join this rafting tour and head to the Salzach River. Provided the water level is high enough, you'll experience white water rafting of moderate difficulty. From the meeting point, you'll transfer to the start of the river. After you begin, there's a short section of the river that will give you time to familiarise yourself with the character of the river and the onboard commands. You'll soon be at the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand focused attention. Make your way through the Railway rapids section, after which point the river continues through Lend. From the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, things slow down a bit. Shortly before the finish, there are some splashy sections where staying dry will not be an option. After, you'll head back to the meeting point.

Zell am See: Paragliding Tandem Flight

3. Zell am See: Paragliding Tandem Flight

Enjoy a tandem paragliding flight from the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See. Take off from 6,500 feet above sea level and soar over the beautiful mountainous landscape. Meet your instructor at the top of the mountain or at one of the landing sites and begin your adventure. In the summer, choose between the normal flying time and the twice-as-long thermal flight. If you choose a thermal flight, use the updrafts to go much higher than the starting point, with breathtaking views as a result. In the winter, wear your skiing gear to be warm and comfortable to enjoy the normal flying time. Optionally, up the adrenaline by flying through the air. After your journey, get fantastic photos and videos of your adventures. They are included in the price.

Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

4. Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

Pack 2 exciting activities into a single day of fun. Explore the stunning Almbach canyon, jumping or abseiling down sheer rock faces and swimming in the fresh waters below. Break for lunch before setting out on the next leg of your adventure, a rafting experience on the Salzach River. Meet your guide at Basecamp Golling to collect your gear and make your way to the starting point, where a day of outdoor fun awaits. First up, a canyoning experience in the Almbach gorge.  Before you set out to explore the canyon, your guide will take you through a full safety briefing. Spend the morning discovering one of the most beautiful and varied gorges in the Salzburg area and learn canyoning techniques from your licensed guide as you traverse breathtaking landscapes. Jump from heights of between 1.5 and 8 meters, zoom down natural slides and swim in the cool canyon waters. And if you're feeling a little uncertain about jumping, you can choose to abseil down the rock face assisted by your experienced guide. Having worked up an appetite, you'll head back to the Torrenerhof Hotel for some traditional Austrian food. Savor a delicious schnitzel or enjoy Kasnockerln (cheese dumplings) for the vegetarian option. After lunch, head to the Salzach River to begin your rafting adventure. Hop into your raft and start drifting down the river, taking this time to familiarize yourself with the onboard commands and the nature of the water. Stay focused as you approach the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand all your attention. Take a short break from the action as you reach the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, where things slow down a bit.  Then, just before your rafting tour comes to an end, make the most of some splashier parts of the river – staying dry will not be an option. End your day with a convenient transfer back to Camp Golling, where you can take advantage of the shower facilities to clean up before heading back to your accommodation.

Zell am See: Tandemparagliding Tandemfliegen Schmittenhöhe

5. Zell am See: Tandemparagliding Tandemfliegen Schmittenhöhe

Flying from Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See - Kaprun, Austria is one of the greatest adventures during your holiday. Fly with Falken Air, the leading flying company in the area with local pilots and instructors that made their passion to profession. The whole adventure starts at our meeting point next to the cable car Schmittenhöhe. From there we take the gondola up to the peak/take-off. During the cable car ride your professional pilot will take all the time to explain you lots of interesting details about paragliding, your take-off, the flight and more. At the peak we will make some final preparations and after a few steps of running we are flying throught the air above Zell am See and Kaprun. During the flight you can choose if you like to have a quiet/easy flight or if you want to do action and spirals with your acrobatic pilot. You can even choose to make one of our longer flights if the thermal conditions allow it. During the flight you enjoy a breathtaking view over the area with glacier Kitzsteinhorn, mountains of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, lake Zell or more. And you will be astonished how easy and comfortable the whole flight is! The landing is super soft and easy, don't worry about it now. If you like, you can take home more than 40 pictures and a great video of your flight taken by your pilot. Our driver will take is in our vip-shuttle-bus back to the meeting point where we met before. There are several reasons for choosing Zell am See: the mountain has one of the most scenic views over Lake Zell, Hohe Tauern National park with glacier Kitzsteinhorn and other peaks with more than 3000 meters. We can fly in summer and winter, even during your day of skiing or snowboarding. And Falken Air provides you an excellent service with more than 20 years of flying experience and more than 50 years of experience in touristic services in the tourism & hotel business. You fly with local pilots that grew up in the area and know the mountains and paragliding techniques like the back of their hand. We speak several languages and know what makes a perfect experience for our customers.

Zell am See: Tandem Skydive Experience

6. Zell am See: Tandem Skydive Experience

Get your adrenaline pumping with a tandem skydive experience in a scenic skydiving location in Austria. Marvel at panoramic views of the Austrian Alps as your instructor maneuvers your descent. Upon arrival at the skydiving center, listen to a full safety briefing from your internationally accredited instructor. Then, board a dedicated aircraft for a 20-to-30-minute plane ride to the perfect altitude for your dive. While on the plane, take in the breathtaking view of the Austrian Alps. Afterward, jump out of the plane with your instructor and enjoy a thrilling freefall for 45 to 60 seconds. Once your instructor has deployed the parachute, slowly float back down to the ground as they talk you through all the local viewing highlights. Upon landing on solid ground, look through the HD video and high-quality photos produced during your skydive and, if you want, purchase them to share your memories with friends and family.

Private Tour From Salzburg to Zell am See: A Day of Alpine

7. Private Tour From Salzburg to Zell am See: A Day of Alpine

Discover the enchanting Alpine village of Zell am See on a full-day private tour from Salzburg. Start your day with a visit to the impressive Burg Hohenwerfen, a medieval castle in Werfen. Explore the castle’s rich history and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding alpine landscapes. Then, head to the picturesque village of Zell am See, nestled beside the pristine Lake Zell, where you can take a leisurely walk along the lakefront promenade or explore the charming town center. This tour offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Learn about various locations, witness unique attractions and bond with nature while hearing intriguing stories from a local guide.

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I was allowed to fly with Hajo and it was gigantic, mega, great, amazing, just great!! I booked it spontaneously (a day in advance), which is why it was a bit bumpy at first until we found each other. So you should book it a few days or a week in advance... But then it started... Hajo is a very good pilot, knows exactly what he's doing and showed me great things that are possible. We didn't just fly downwards, no, we used the updraft, flew back and forth, greeted the people on the mountain, flew with the eagle, flew figure eights and stood upside down. I felt very safe right from the start and was even allowed to steer the glider myself for a short time. That looks easier than it is ;-) Hajo, thank you for this great first experience and the really nice flight and it won't be the last time! Register at!!

My teenage son and I unexpected found ourselves with a couple of spare days on our European vacation and decided to look for a last minute ski experience in Austria. We were really lucky to find Hajo! Hajo helped us with hiring all the equipment we needed from a local store, picked us up from our resort, helped us with lift passes and found a great spot for us to ski even though the weather wasn’t great. His local knowledge is excellent and we definitely couldn’t have created such amazing memories without him. Highly recommend to others wanting a personalised guiding experience.

This is such an amazing and perfect experience!!! If you are planning to come to austria, this paragliding will definitely be the best thing in your trip. Hajo is very experienced and prioritised safety during the whole activity. He was very considering and provided glasses and skiing shoes. The take off and landing are very stable and the turnings the air were very peaceful. The GoPro recorded the whole flight and videos were fascinating. The overall experience was perfect and I will definitely do it again with Hajo if I come back to austria.

Had a great activity! It's nice that the guide is in Dutch, so you can be sure that you understand each other well! Guide is very cooperative if the weather conditions are not good! Top!

It was a great experience and I felt safe at all times! I would do it again in a heartbeat! :)