Best Triathlon Resorts in Austria

Austria’s top triathlon destinations in 2016 and 2017.

Zell Am See

Uper climbing, Graded hiking trails, Highest panorama...

Great for:

Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

Kaprun

Ots of different cycling routes, Water sports on Lak...

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Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

Kitzbuhel

000+km hiking trails, 750km cycling and biking trail...

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Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

St. Johann

Lose to Innsbruck and Salzburg, Home to World Master...

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Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

St Wolfgang

Ccess to 345km of cycling on Salzkammergut trail, Lo...

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Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

Fuschl

Uperb lakeside location, Crystal clear waters, Perfec...

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Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

St Gilgen

Reat for water sports, Access to 345km Salzkammergut...

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Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

Salzburg

Ots of museums and shops, Fascinating architecture, C...

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Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

Igls

Tunning location, Easy access to Innsbruck, Regular l...

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Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

Pertisau

Ake and mountains on your doorstep, Over 450km of ma...

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Activities & Attractions

Walking

Mountain biking

Road cycling

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For competitive spirits, there are few more iconic events than a triathlon – a thrilling, fast-paced race that’s almost as exciting to watch as it is to take part in. Austria provides the perfect landscape for all three disciplines and whether you’re a spectator or a participant, there’s plenty to keep you interested here.

With events like Kitzbuhel’s ETU Triathlon European Championships and Zell am See’s Ironman 70.3 challenge, it’s clear that triathlons are a big deal in Austria. Check out our list of the top 10 Austrian triathlon destinations for the best places to have a go. Whether you want to cheer on this year’s Ironmen and women or get involved in a small local race, we’ve got you covered.

Holidays in the ten best Austrian triathlon resorts

It’s easy to fall in love with Zell am See (there’s even a mountain called ‘Schmitten’...) and the surroundings will certainly take your breath away, but not just because they’re so beautiful – the area’s a super base for activities; climb, hike or bike the mountains, sail, paddle or swim the lake and do tonnes more in between.

Kaprun is classically Austrian with wooden chalets and an imposing castle and the surrounding pine forests and pastures are ideal for enjoying the open air. You’ll find a fantastic range of cycling routes from short, gentle jaunts to challenging mountain descents and hiking and walking trails will guide you past Salzberg’s iconic rugged mountains, reservoirs and the glittering Lake Zeller.

One of the top destinations for Alpine activities, Kitz it’s also a feast for the eyes, with a colourful medieval village, stunning lakes and bright, flowery meadows. There’s oodles to do, from hurtling down the Streif to wandering round the posh boutiques - on top of mile after mile of cycling and walking trails.

The market town of Sankt Johann in Tirol has charm in every nook and cranny, with coloured chalets, chic cafes and a twin-spired church between expanses of alpine pastures. Bordering the town are the Kitzbuhelerhorn and Wilder Kaiser mountain range – each with a fantastic set of trails and routes to discover on foot or by bike.

At the shore of Lake Wolfgansee, St. Wolfgang is an attractive old town characterised by its colourful chalets and landmark gothic church. Pilgrims have been visiting here for a millennium, nowadays it’s best known as a mecca of outdoor pursuits – with water sports, lakeside cycle routes and hiking in the Alps just some of many possibilities.

This stunning lakeside town is surrounded by rolling hills and pine forests in Austria’s beautiful Salzkammergut region. The lake itself is said to be one of the cleanest in Austria, and you can tell – the amazing aquamarine water is crystal clear. The area’s great for rambling and cycling – if it’s sunny, hire a rowing boat or pedalo for a day on the lake.

Sankt Gilgen, or Mozart Village (the composer’s mum and sister once lived here), is flanked by rolling meadows and the enticing waters of Lake Wolfgangsee. The town’s packed full of historic buildings and you can usually see magnificent flower displays that would put Chelsea to shame! St. Gilgen’s an awesome base for a whole host of activities – whether it’s scaling the Zwolferhorn, taking a lakeside stroll or trying your hand at the water sports on offer.

The hills are alive with all sorts of activities in the summertime at Salzburg– the world famous setting for ‘The Sound of Music’ and hometown of Mozart. See the sights around the town, a UNESCO world heritage site known for its lakeside position, colourful gardens and baroque architecture. If you fancy upping the pace and altitude, take the Untersberg cable car and walk to the peak of Salzburg Hochthron (the views are incredible).

Igls is a lovely, colourful village perched high on a plateau that overlooks the city of Innsbruck (which is 5km away). Live music concerts and folklore events are put on regularly in the summer months and there are loads of cultural hotspots to explore. The cable car takes you to some fantastic walking and cycling trails around the Patscherkofel and you can take a dip or pedalo in nearby Lake Lans.

A sunny little village, Pertisau sits on the shores of the incredible Achensee – the largest and deepest lake in the Austrian Tyrol. Bordered by mountains as well, this is a top spot for an active summer holiday. The village itself is lovely, too, and usually hosts live music events in the summer.


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