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Austria Holidays

Summer holidays in Austria

If you think Austria’s a feast for the eyes when it’s snowing, you should see it in the summer. As a country that’s mostly mountainous, it has everything from high alpine peaks to deep valley lakes, with rolling meadows and thick forests in between. In full flowery bloom at summertime, chocolate-box villages, lakeside towns and historic cities all form fantastic bases for the unending list of things to see and do.

"Top Ten Best" Austrian resort lists

List of all Austrian summer resorts

Often proclaimed Austria’s “most beautiful”, Alpach is a dreamy olde-worlde village with wood and stone architectu...more ‣

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Highlights High rope garden Lauserland for kids Tiefenbach, Kaiser and Kundler gorges

Make this quiet spa town your mountain base and spend the week wandering the cobbled streets (they usually have a wee...more ‣

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Highlights Relaxing mountain spa Themed hikes Gastein Valley Bike Path

Ellmau is a little mountain village with Austrian charm by the bucketload. It’s nestled in a lush green valley overl...more ‣

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Highlights Stunning location Perfect for walking Laid back atmosphere

Tucked away in the foothills of the majestic ‘Bishop’s mitre’ mountain, Filzmoos really comes into its own in summ...more ‣

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Highlights 200km of walking trails Live music and festivals Stunning mountain scenery

This stunning lakeside town is surrounded by rolling hills and pine forests in Austria’s beautiful Salzkammergut reg...more ‣

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Highlights Superb lakeside location Crystal clear waters Perfect rambling landscape

Galtur is a charming resort nestled in the Paznuan Valley. Less than 1,000 people live here year-round, making it an ...more ‣

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Highlights Peaceful town 300km of hiking trails Excellent mountain biking

Bursting with Alpine charm – thanks to its traditional chalet town and sloping, tree-lined valley, Hinterglemm’s an...more ‣

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Highlights Beautiful and dramatic scenery

Igls is a lovely, colourful village perched high on a plateau that overlooks the city of Innsbruck (which is 5km away...more ‣

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Highlights Stunning location Easy access to Innsbruck Regular live concerts

Summer in Ischgl is a way more relaxed affair than the raucous scenes of winter - think lazy days by the river and ch...more ‣

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Highlights 1000km of marked mountain biking trails 300km of hiking & rambling routes Excellent white water rafting

Kaprun is classically Austrian with wooden chalets and an imposing castle and the surrounding pine forests and pastur...more ‣

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Highlights Lots of different cycling routes Water sports on Lake Zeller Attractive walking trails

One of the top destinations for Alpine activities, Kitz it’s also a feast for the eyes, with a colourful medieval vi...more ‣

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Highlights 1000+km hiking trails 750km cycling and biking trails Watersports on Lake Schwarzsee

Often ranking high on lists of ‘the prettiest’, this posh Alpine resort is one of Austria’s classics. The village ...more ‣

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Highlights Pretty resort Walks along the river Lech Themed hiking routes

Mayrhofen is ‘traditional Austrian’ from head to toe and the town has a refreshing buzz to it all summer long. Cros...more ‣

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Highlights 800km cycling trails Great for mountain climbing, bouldering & Via Ferrata Tennis courts

Lofty mountains, floral pastures, pine forests and the impressive Grawa waterfall border the village of Neustift, in ...more ‣

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Highlights Outstanding natural features Pretty village Extensive walking and bike routes

Surrounded by dreamy meadows and thick forests, this small mountain village is beautifully tranquil - one of the walk...more ‣

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Highlights Tranquil atmosphere 300km of walking trails Kundl gorge train

This Wildschönau Valley village is perfectly picture-postcard, with Oberau’s baroque chapel and rustic farmhouses f...more ‣

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Highlights 300km of walking trails Beautiful, gentle cycle routes Kundl gorge train

If you’ve a head for heights, Obergurgl’s the highest parish village in Austria which means awesome scenery (includ...more ‣

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Highlights 1300km hiking trails 700km MTB trails Gorgeous Alpine rose fields

A sunny little village, Pertisau sits on the shores of the incredible Achensee – the largest and deepest lake in the...more ‣

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Highlights Lake and mountains on your doorstep Over 450km of marked walking paths Watersports galore

It’s little wonder that the scenic Glemm Valley surrounding Saalbach is known as the ‘Valley of the Games’. With 4...more ‣

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Highlights Beautiful and dramatic scenery Seven Summits hiking trail 720km total cycling routes

The hills are alive with all sorts of activities in the summertime at Salzburg– the world famous setting for ‘The S...more ‣

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Highlights Lots of museums and shops Fascinating architecture Culture & history bike tours

Scheffau’s the smallest of the Kaiser villages – look for the striking Wilder Kaiser mountain range and you’ll fin...more ‣

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Highlights KaiserWorld Scheffau for children World’s biggest E-bike region Climbing at Multerkarwand

Schladming is a beautiful little former mining town, right in the heart of Austria. It has an infectiously vibrant at...more ‣

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Highlights Cultural hotspot 1000km of hiking trails Bike park

The Tyrolean architecture, flower-covered meadows and glimmering Wildsee lake are enough to stop you in your tracks b...more ‣

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Highlights 650km walking, hiking & via ferrata 570km cycling paths Laid back, traditional village

Söll rests snugly in a wide valley between the Wilder Kaiser and Hohe Salve peaks. With lush green meadows, alpine d...more ‣

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Highlights Picturesque location Austria’s longest barefoot path 10 minutes to Ellmau golf region

Yes it’s the king of ski resorts but St Anton is also an incredible place in the summer. Roam the region on bike or ...more ‣

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Highlights 300km walking trails 200km running & biking Awesome climbing & via ferrate

Sankt Gilgen, or Mozart Village (the composer’s mum and sister once lived here), is flanked by rolling meadows and t...more ‣

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Highlights Great for water sports Access to 345km Salzkammergut Bike Path Historic village

At the shore of Lake Wolfgansee, St. Wolfgang is an attractive old town characterised by its colourful chalets and la...more ‣

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Highlights Access to 345km of cycling on Salzkammergut trail Loads of water sports Schafbergbahn steam railway

The market town of Sankt Johann in Tirol has charm in every nook and cranny, with coloured chalets, chic cafes and a ...more ‣

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Highlights Close to Innsbruck and Salzburg Home to World Masters Cycling Championships 200km of walking and cycling routes

Westendorf’s a quiet little town with loads of character. Tucked away in the picturesque Tyrol, it’s all about slow...more ‣

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Highlights Loads of gentle cycling Over 700km of walking trails Weekly festivals and events

It’s easy to fall in love with Zell am See (there’s even a mountain called ‘Schmitten’...) and the surroundings w...more ‣

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Highlights Super climbing Graded hiking trails Highest panorama platform in Salzburg

Cycling & mountain biking holidays

Whether your weapon of choice is mountain bike, road bike or E-bike, this is an awesome country to explore on two wheels; the Austrian Alps are a particular sweet-spot of rugged, high-altitude trails and panoramic mountain roadways. Around the lakes, you’ll find some gentle stretches between attractive towns and gorgeous natural beaches. Hardcore pedal-pushers will love clocking up the miles on the extensive Tauern, Pinzgaun and Salzkammergut bike circuses, while Saalbach’s Freeride Park is a dream to session. E-bikes make some of the uphill climbs a doddle, letting you enjoy the terrain even if you’re not quite Bradley Wiggins - they’re available to hire in most resorts including Mayrhofen, Kitzbühel and Ischgl.

Hiking & walking holidays

With over 40,000km of trails at your feet, Austria is seriously good for hiking and walking fanatics. Some of the world’s most challenging hikes can be found on summit tours like the Stubai High path, and the Alderweg/Eagle route is a mighty passage of the Alps between St Johann and St Anton. Following marked trails around lakes, waterfalls and reservoirs, even the most inexperienced mountaineers can get up close to Austria’s stunning natural features. If you’re new to the area, most tourist offices do guided tours and sell mapped-out routes. With many a Gasthof or dairy farm along the way, there’s every opportunity to rest your feet, refuel and get a load of that view…


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