Summer holidays to Alpbach, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Alpbach, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Alpbach, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO®
Highlights: • High rope garden • Lauserland for kids • Tiefenbach, Kaiser and Kundler gorges
900km of paths in the Alpbach valley take you on walks through woodlands and flowery meadows, passing natural wonders like the Tiefenbach gorge and Reithersee Lake along the way. Families should take the cable car in Reith to the top station for the Juppi Magic Forest Walk; you’ll come across playgrounds, balancing logs, a wobbly bridge and other fun things as you walk down the buggy-friendly paths (geocachers will love it here too). Before you head back to Alpbach, spend some time by Reith’s ‘Emerald Eye’ Lake, where there’s a play area and paddling pond as well as a diving board if it’s hot enough to leap in...
Take things to the next level on the Großer Galtenberg, which has some challenging hikes (you can choose to tackle or avoid the notoriously steep Farmkehrpfanne on the way back to Inneralpbach...). There are also some good trails to the Wiedersbergerhorn via Reith. The tourist office do guided walks if you want to explore in the hands of a local, often including a historic tour of the village itself.
Alpbach’s 20 marked MTB tours and 5 tarmac routes put cyclists in excellent stead for getting around the valley. The Innradweg path links up with the resort in two directions – both are gentle and mostly flat and the one towards Erl in Kufstein cuts through Austria’s smallest village (Rattenberg). There’s a massive E-biking scene in the region, making meadows, farm tours and mountain paths more accessible and you’ll find no shortage of battery-charging stations on your journey.
Home to Stage 11 of the infamous TransAlp Race, Alpbach’s Bike Swing network is a huge plus for mountain bikers. There’s a terrific stretch between Niederau and the centre of Alpbach, most loved for its views of the Wilder Kaiser and hair-raising descent of 1,948m. This run’s certainly not for novices, who can instead try the spree from Steinberg in Rofan – it’s much more forgiving (and pretty stunning too).
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