Mountain Summer in Schladming-Dachstein

Regardless of whether you take a laid-back approach to your holidays or are constantly in search of new adventures, summertime in the Schladming-Dachstein region is guaranteed to always have something perfect in store.

Pristine landscapes, lush green alpine valleys and the mighty limestone walls of the glaciated Dachstein massif provide the perfect setting for your summer getaway.

Numerous mountain-bike tours, countless peaks and around 300 alpine tarns are waiting for you.

Just 90km from Salzburg Airport  

Mountain Summer in Schladming-Dachstein

The Schladming Dachstein Sommercard

The Schladming Dachstein Sommercard is free if you are staying with one of the partner accommodations (of which there are over 1000!)  

Valid from 1pm on your arrival day and including your departure day this card lets you try lots of activities free of charge and gives discounts on others. 

Free activities include access to indoor and outdoor pools, lakes, mountain lifts, adventure parks, guided hikes, laser biathlon, introductions to archery, Nordic walking, kayaking, climbing and kids horse riding . On top of this there are discounts off rafting, canyoning, via ferrata, archery, zip-lining, hydro-speeding , llama and alpaca treks and much more!

Based on a family of 4 this saves over 370€ - you would just need to pay for zip-lining and the Planai adventure park (these are discounted rather than free- costs for 2 adults and 2 kids is 104€ for zip-lining and 64€ for the adventure park)

If you would like to know more about the Schladming Dachstein Sommercard or other Summer cards in the Alps then check out some more information we have here.

Example Itinerary

  • Saturday arrive and go for a swim in the Schladming Adventure pool
  • Sunday mini-golf and laser biathlon followed by zip-lining
  • Monday take the mountain lift up to the Planai adventure park
  • Tuesday introduction to paragliding followed by introduction to kayaking
  • Wednesday adventure pool (haus in ennstal) and a game of 'Pitpat'
  • Thursday Dachstein glacier lift and walk across the suspension bridge and try the Sky walk (option of guided hike)
  • Friday taster ride on an Icelandic horse, then a lake swim with slides in Lassing
  • Saturday departure day 

What's included

Prices include the activity program as described as well as the accommodation you select.

We include a channel crossing as standard when you book an apartment or chalet or return transfers when you book a hotel.

Other services available

  • Prefer transfers from the airport
  • Want to do some additional activities - see the options
  • Prefer a short break - send us the dates and group size and we can quote

Extras to consider

  • Travel insurance - do ensure it covers the activities you will be enjoying
  • Flights or other transport arrangements
  • Tax de sejour

Make an enquiry

If you would like to know more about the Schladming Dachstein Sommercard or other Summer cards in the Alps then check out some more information we have here.

If you have any questions or would like to amend the itinerary, do email us

You can book online or email us your dates, preferred accommodation and group size.

What we like

  • Austria's premium hiking region
  • Schladming Dachstein Sommercard with free admission to over 100 top recreational activities
  • All kinds of cycling adventures for road, mountain biking and and e-bike enthusiasts
  • Adventures sports
  • Golf and water experiences

Getting here

Due to its central location in the heart of Europe and Austria, the Schladming-Dachstein Region is with quick, convenient reach no matter how you prefer to travel.

  • Just 90km from Salzburg Airport
  • Connections to international express trains; railway stations in Schladming, Pichl, Haus im Ennstal, Gröbming and Stainach/Irdning.

Top 5 things to do

  • A suspension bridge in a higher location than any other such construction in Austria featuring a unique "stairway to nothingness". The Dachstein bridge is situated 2,700 metres above sea level, the highest location for a suspension bridge in Austria.
  • Zip-line at the Naturpark Sölktäler 
  • Outdoor pool with giant slide in Haus which includes a heated outdoor pool (26 ° water temperature!) and beach volleyball court.
    Have fun - swimming, sliding, splashing, playing and relaxing!
  • Learn kayaking and paragliding!
  • By the start of summer season 2016, the “Summit Pool” was opened next to the mountain station at 1,820 meters above sea level, boasting a water area of eight by six meters. Even when air temperatures are low, swimming on the summit will still be possible, with the water heated and glass walls providing protection against the wind. Through those glass walls, bathers will be able to enjoy impressive 360° views of the Niedere Tauern peaks. This summit pool can be reached using the Riesneralm lifts. 

Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

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    (£pp on std occ)


    The Aparthotel Bliem is a delightful residence with 13 apartments in Rohrmoos. It is a family run accommodation and you will be welcomed by Elisabeth, Wolfgang and Christina.

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  • Tui Blue Pulse Schladming


    (£pp on std occ)


    The 3 star Tui Blue Pulse Hotel Schladming is the perfect hotel for active travelers who want to spend a holiday in the mountainous Dachstein-Tauern region both in Winter and Summer.

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