From walking to mountain-biking, from canyoning to whitewater rafting – there are activity adventures galore to keep experts and novices alike entertained long after the snow has gone.
Summer comes alive in the Austrian Tirol
When you see images of Austria as a white wonderland, it is sometimes hard to imagine what happens when the snow melts away. What remains is the same beautiful natural scenery but this time in colour, with every possible shade of green painted into the landscape.
The traditional Tirolean houses are brought to life and the mountains are calling for a different type of adventure. Walking, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, climbing, paragliding – any outdoor adventure sport you can imagine, you can do it in the Austrian Tirol. The appeal broadens, tempting travellers of all walks of life, from couples of all ages, groups of friends and families looking for something different to that run of the mill holiday.
When times are hard a main consideration is the cost of a typical week’s summer holiday to Austria. The beauty of the Tirol region is that there is a holiday to suit every pocket, thanks to the range of accommodation from B&Bs, apartments and hotels to farm stays and camping.
After some number-crunching we found a holiday as affordable as €35 per person in a guesthouse in Landeck and as luxurious as €180 per person per night in the 5* Hotel Kaiserhof in Ellmau with many, many options in between. Expect to pay from £26.99 per person one-way for flights with easyJet from London Gatwick to Innsbruck, with up to three fl ights a week. Daily flights from the UK to Salzburg and Munich airports allow easy access to many of the resorts across the Tirol region.
Locally, prices represent great value for money when compared with neighbouring countries and the local tourist offices should always be your first port of call as they offer many additional programmes or guest cards, allowing you to get more out of your holiday.
New for Summer 2014: Tirol Mountain Bike Safari
Maria-Theresien-Straße 55, A-6010 Innsbruck
Mountain biking on the Tirol Bike Trail from Scharnitz to Pertisau on lake Achensee. A challenging trek over two peaks luckily with summit huttes. For more information and printable trail maps, visit: https://www.trailsource.com/?type=BIKE&id=22319 Don't miss another episode -- click SUBSCRIBE above. The TRAILSOURCE.COM™ Channel offers one-of-a-kind mountain biking videos from the best locations around the planet. From Colorado to Costa Rica to California to the Alps, the videos give you the point-of-view of the local singletrack and riding conditions. In addition to mountain biking, our channel also offers some hiking, cross country skiing, horseback riding and ATV riding video selections. Please SUBSCRIBE NOW to the TRAILSOURCE.COM channel using the button above to be notified when new videos come online! Or, click here: http://goo.gl/eZZsck Watch other TRAILSOURCE videos at: http://www.youtube.com/trailsource Connect with TRAILSOURCE.COM at: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trailsource Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/trailsource Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/trailsource Tumblr: http://trailsource.tumblr.com/
Trevor Claringbold takes a look around the town of Kitzbuhel in Austria. Read the full article at http://www.eurodestination.com/2013/05/08/kitzbuhel-an-alpine-gem/
Travel writer Trevor Claringbold goes hiking in the Austrian Alps at Kitzbuhel, home to the highest grassy mountains in Europe at over 2300m. He came home with some wonderful views of the mountains as I'm sure you will agree... I used Holst's Saturn as the background music, which some of you may feel was a little dramatic, but it's one of may favourites and I think I perfectly suits a climb up a mountain. Let me know what YOU think! Read the full article at :http://www.eurodestination.com/2013/04/13/hiking-in-the-austrian-alps-by-trevor-claringbold/