Lofer is a very popular summer holiday location for the Dutch, Germans, Italians
and Austrians. However Austria is not a popular UK holiday location. This means
that at present most of the UK flight operators offer incredibly cheap flights
during the summer. Once you realise what is on offer in Lofer during the summer
we think you may be tempted to give Spain a miss next year!
So you have experienced belly boarding in Cornwall and the Med - been there and
done that! Well think again. It sounds so simple - go to the village
specialist, grab a board, lie half on the board half in the water and swim
downstream. Except the river is a torrent and stops for no-one. See
www.motion.co.at for details.
The village tennis courts are within a 5 minutes walk of the house.
If you haven’t had enough of the water with hyrospeeding why not walk for 3 minutes from the
house to the aptly named beautifully landscaped heated outdoor pool the "Stone
Mountain bath" It is a magnet for all visitors to the village and has been
designed to keep both children and adults entertained. There is also a
plentiful supply of natural bathing in the surrounding lakes and rivers. The
nature bath reserve of Vorderkaser offers a blissful day trip where you can
enjoy the natural bathing and playground areas for the kids and use use the
many grill areas to cook up an al fresco delight for lunch.
White Water Rafting
Lofer is blessed with the roaring Saalech gushing through it. As a result Lofer
is a magnet for river enthusiasts. It is a regular venue for the world cup
canoeing competitons. It offers entertainment to all levels of fun lovers from
gentle paddlers to mad cap adventurers. Rafting courses are available for
beginners and experts from the village experts at Motion.
There is a mini golf course in the village next door to Café Dankyl.
18 hole or 9 hole "travelling golf" course
For the true golfer nearby Saalfeldon offers the true golfing experience. Lofer
and St Martin however offers an unusual alternative. The course is split into
two 9 hole courses, each course covers approximately 8 kms. Each section will
take around three hours to complete. Each hole is crafted to be as awkward as
possible and found at various intervals along well marked footpaths. The rules
are simple; each stroke is a point and if after 6 strokes you fail to pot your
ball you score 7 points. The lowest score wins.
The entire valley is connected with cycle tracks, whilst the village telecabin
offers a painless access to the mountain trails. For the hardcore cyclists
there is an established 480 kms long mountain bike network. See
www.motion.co.at and www.tauernradweg.com for organised routes and information.
If you love getting wet, and are as a fit as a fiddle, the team at Motion will
show you how to combine the force of a wild mountain stream with a natural
sporting activity. We hear it is an unforgettable experience! See
www.motion.co.at for more information.
Just outside St Martin you can travel back to the ice age at Strohwolln Geology
Park. The Park is divided into three sections and over the 1 km walk you will
witness the violence of the glaciers in carving the landscape, fossilised
Kuhtritte and the remnants of the beach atmosphere 250 million years ago.
The team at Motion offer an extensive range of Archery courses from 12yrs
upwards. After teaching the basic skills you can graduate to the hunting
courses where you can demonstrate your new found skills collecting discs. For
more experienced archers there are several spectacular courses for long
distance and 3D targeting.
The Alpine pastures of Lofer are reputed to be the most beautiful in
Salzbugerland. They offer waterfalls, cool clear brooks and spectacular
scenery. The top pastures can be accessed both by telecabin or road. The
mountain restaurants are always a welcome venue to take a breather and soak up
the breathtaking scenery.
From the beginner wanting to try out this fun past time to the hardened
professional - Lofer ’s world class surf offers a challenge for all levels. The village experts at
Motion will be able to tailor a programme for you. See
www.whitewaterchallenge.com (Babelfish Translation) and www.lofer-rodeo.com for
Experience climbing, sliding and balancing on jagged rocks and rope bridges with
an expert guide. All this is available from the village experts at Motion. See
The spectacular scenery surrounding Lofer is the only incentive you need to
ascend the mountains either by walking, hiking or climbing. The expert guides
at Motion will tailor a programme for any level of ability. The main focus is
on safety - so enjoy! See www.motion.co.at