Activity Holidays in the Mountains
Great Diversity of Outdoor Activities in Austria
Hiking, walking, mountain biking, climbing or swimming: escape to freedom in our mountain cabins and chalets in Austria. Do whatever makes you happy. You don’t have to worry about constraints, duties, appointments or opening hours. Get up whenever you want and do whatever you feel like!
Fit and Healthy in the Mountains
COLLECT EXCITING AND UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES
Our mountain cabins and chalets are the ideal base for your activity holiday in the Austrian mountains, no matter if you’re travelling with your family, friends or with your partner. They are set in spectacular surroundings characterised by pristine nature, a stunning mountain scenery, fragrant meadows, crystal-clear mountain streams and enchanted forests.
Do you love outdoor activities? Then, a holiday in one of our mountain cabins and chalets is the right choice for you. Just step out the front door and marvel at the breathtaking scenery: that’s nature in all its glory. Hike alpine mountain peaks and stand next to the summit cross, swim in a refreshing mountain lake or ski down a steep piste. The opportunities are endless! Our mountain cabins and chalets are the perfect destinations for activity holidays, in summer and winter alike.
Depending on your interests and the location of the cabin or chalet, you can choose from a range of activities. How about collecting the ingredients for a tasty meal? Forage edible mushrooms in the forest or collect delicious blackberries to add some vitamins to your yoghurt. But please be careful and if in doubt, throw it out.
Spending time together in the great outdoors, embarking on adventures and growing close - activity holidays are great with kids too. Choose activities that your kids enjoy and that are not too much for them.
When we say: “There’s no sin on the alpine pastures”, we also mean that you don’t have to feel guilty if you’d rather sunbath all day without engaging in any activity. Caution! Don’t forget to put on sunscreen! On the alpine pastures, you’re not only closer to heaven but also closer to the sun.
Most of the cabins and chalets have a fireplace for campfires nearby. Ideal for rounding off an exciting day! Grab your guitar and take it easy.
We are Austria’s largest platform for farm holidays. Our offer comprises more than 450 certified mountain cabins & chalets of different categories. Most of them are located in the mountainous heart of Austria, in the federal provinces of Carinthia, Styria, Salzburg, Tyrol and Vorarlberg. A few properties can also be found in Lower Austria and Upper Austria.
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Hiking Holidays in the Mountains
EVERY JOURNEY BEGINS WITH THE FIRST STEP
A hiking holiday in the mountains can be so simple: get up in the morning, tie your boots, step outside and set out for a hike. Not only is this kind of exercise a workout for your whole body but it also strengthens your heart and cardiovascular system.
Well sign-posted hiking trails often start right at the doorstep of your mountain cabin or chalet. Follow the trails to stay safe in the mountains. Please consider that on most hiking trails, you need to be sure-footed and in good shape. Assess your own level of coordination and ability and choose the trail that suits you best.
Austria’s vast network of hiking trails offers routes to suit all levels: from family-friendly walks on colourful loop trails to rugged mountain peaks that reward you with a breathtaking view of the Alps. For experienced mountaineers, there are mountain cabins and chalets right next to via ferratas.
So, enjoy an ample breakfast, pack some weatherproof clothing, tie your hiking boots and let’s go!
Mountain Biking in the Mountains
DOWNHILL TRACKS AND LEISURELY RIDES
Activity holidays in the mountains may as well be holidays on two wheels. Single trails, flow trails or downhill tracks, for beginners or advanced bikers: the mountainous landscape of Austria’s alpine regions is home to some of the best trails for mountain biking enthusiasts.
The trail centre for beginners in the Schladming-Dachstein region (Styria), Europe’s longest flow trail in Bad Kleinkirchheim (Carinthia) and Austria’s largest MTB region in Saalbach-Hinterglemm (Salzburg) are among Austria’s top venues. These bike parks will make your heart sing! Seasoned riders can test their skills on the rough “Great Trails” in Tyrol.
Austria’s mountain bike destinations offer a huge array of well-signposted trails with smooth and flowing lines, technical downhill tracks and stunning mountains - panoramic views guaranteed.
Luckily, there’s always a charming mountain cabin or chalet near your favourite mountain bike destination. You will definitely find what you’re looking for.
Swimming in the Mountains
A DIP IN THE GLACIAL LAKE
What’s better than a refreshing swim in the lake after a hard, strenuous hike? The chilly water in the crystal-clear mountain lakes is not stopping die-hard swimmers from taking a dip. Especially, if the summer sun quickly dries them again.
If you’re not fond of the cold and don’t want to risk a heart attack, don’t worry. There’s plenty of other ways to refresh yourself on our mountain cabins and chalets. With hot tubs, jacuzzis and outdoor swimming pools, our premium chalets are great places for relieving sore muscles and relaxing.
Holidays with Dogs
HAVE A GREAT TIME IN THE MOUNTAINS
An activity holiday in the mountains is not complete without a man’s or woman’s best friend. Of course, you don’t have to leave your dog at home or with a dog sitter. He can come along and share lots of moments of joy during your holiday with you.
Pets are allowed on a lot of our mountain cabins and chalets. They are mostly very well suited for holidays with dogs and co and the area surrounding the cabin or chalet is fenced.
Explore the great outdoors and the awe-inspiring mountains with your four-pawed friend. What a beautiful escape into nature! Stroll through the forest together and breathe in the scent of the trees. Cross alpine pastures and make your dream come true: hiking with your faithful companion.
Since a lot of animals are grazing on the alpine pastures, especially in summer, there are certain rules to follow. Most importantly, keep a safe distance! Avoid contact with grazing cattle and other animals. Keep dogs away from cows at all times. This is why, in Austria, dogs must be kept on a lead on alpine pastures.
For special requests, feel free to ask the hosts of your favourite mountain cabin or chalet. That way, you will have an absolutely great time on holiday with your dog.
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