Active recreation, hiking, mountain biking, riding, etc.
Mariazeller Land is the perfect place for active recreation. The countryside offers many sporting opportunities.
The Bürgeralpe gives a great hiking experience for those who like a little flatter ground. In the area of Mariazell there are more than 200 kilometers hiking routes, with all kind of difficulty levels.
The same variety of routes can be found for people who prefer bicycling. The Alpentour Austria bicycle road - network has its branch here, leading to Vienna, and also crosses the so called Romantic Tour branch.
The hiking, walking and bicycle tours have a wonderfull recharging results on mind, body and soul, due to the marvelous nature of the region and fresh air here in Mariazell.
The area is also well known and suitable for climbing the different mountains around Mariazeller Land.
For the ones who prefer horseback riding the countryside gives many opportunities to take riding tours in the surroundings.
If you feel brave you can explore Mariazeller Land with paraglide, hang-glider or sail-plane.
Swimming, diving, fishing, rafting
In the summer there are many possibilities to find activities upon different forms of water. In the extremely clear water of Erlaufsee (the free beach of Mitterbach) and the pools in Mariazell provide great swimming options.
Diving fans can explore the depths of the lake while canoe or rafting enthusiastist can enjoy the lively Salza River.
Anglers can enjoy great fishing on Lake Erlauf, the Erlauf River and reservoir, the Walster River, the Hubertus Reservoir and the romantic Salza River.