The Austrian Alps are said to be something like a paradise, from several points of view. If you are not into mountain hiking, then swop your hiking boots for a bike. The Altenmarkt-Zauchensee region is inviting for cycling to discover the beauties of the surroundings on bike routes in the summer holidays. Many trails stretch through the valley. They are easy, undemanding, well-marked and over 2 000 km long.