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The landscape is dotted with mountains, valleys, lakes, and forests. Recreation-wise, the choices are plentiful with hiking and biking among the most popular. NEW

Trails here lead seemingly without end, with options for all preferences and ability.

Alpbachtal is an area famed for its traditional hospitality and has attractively diverse terrain and family-friendly walking trails.

The beautiful scenery of Wildschönau has stunning gorge trails, bathing lakes and wooden chalet-style houses with colourful flower boxes.

There are over 900km of marked hiking paths.

It is a standout family-friendly destination with walking trails that start at village level, summer cable cars for a lift up the mountain, and a free resort kids club.

The region's traditional cattle drive in early autumn is also a colourful spectacle not to be missed.

For those looking to push the pedals, two stages of the 16-stage 'Tirol Bike Safari' lead through this high Alpine valley

Wildschönau in the Kitzbühel Alps:

The Koasa Trail, The Peter Habeler Route, The Eagle Walk, The Streif

The Tirol's newest long-distance Koasa trail spans over 65km and 3,750m in altitude in the St Johann in Tirol region.

Enjoy four stages, all overlooked by the impressive Wilder Kaiser mountain range.

Named after the famous Austrian mountaineer, the Peter Habeler Route celebrates his 75th birthday this year.

The hut-to-hut circular walk in the Zillertal Alps offers various attractive walking options.

Taking in imposing peaks, colourful meadows and crystal-clear lakes: Eagle Walk is one of Tirol's most impressive long-distance trails.

Over 280km in length, it takes in the beautiful St. Anton am Arlberg region.

Explore the world's most challenging downhill racing course on foot on the Streif route in the green, grassy mountainous scenery of Kitzbühel, surrounded by the most spectacular wildlife.

The StreifThe Streif















A family favourite - Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

Hiking with children is easy in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena.

Adventure paths in Ehrwald, Lermoos and Berwang bring the nature of the mountains alive for hikers of all ages.

See here for family trail options.














Crankworx 21st-25th June

Innsbruck will be hosting the world-famous Crankworx for the first time in 2017.

Mountain bike enthusiasts are treated to a mix of races, jumps, music and fringe events.

The Crankworx World Tour stops in four destinations: Rotorua, New Zealand; Les Gets, France; Innsbruck, Austria; and its home in Whistler, British Columbia.

See here for the schedule, how to get there, the events and excursions.

Yoga in the  mountains

Last summer, yoga fans gathered in St Anton am Arlberg for the first-ever Mountain Yoga Festival to practice yoga while enjoying a proximity to nature under open skies amidst glorious mountain scenery.

Four days in St Anton from 31st August - 3rd September, 2017.

Check out the website for more information on the yoga festival from last year.

Yoga in St AntonYoga in St Anton











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