Badesee, Bad Gastein, AustriaI’ve already spoken about how much I love it in the Gasteiner Valley of Austria’s Salzburg region.

I stayed her many years ago as a child and then visited recently with my own family and fell in love with it all over again.

It’s a great place to go for outdoor activities in the fresh, clean mountain air.

Badesee, Bad Gastein, AustriaWhen you want to take a break from all the hiking and bike riding in the region, you might enjoy stopping by to take a swim at the Badesee, just along the road cutting through the valley or easily reached by the excellent bike path.

The water is freezing, err, invigorating, and it’s a nice way to pass the time in this beautiful Austrian valley the next time you’re in the region.

Happy swimming!

For more tips in the region, see my earlier posts on hiking the Stubnerkogel, hiking the Graukogel and visiting nearby Hallstatt.

Badesee, Bad Gastein, Austria