Nature & Adventure

Austria's natural world is breathtaking in its beauty and scale. The landscape comprises hundreds of mountain and glaciers, soaring above flowering meadows, crystal lakes of drinking water quality and charming villages. It's one of Europe's most wooded countries with flourishing flora and fauna, from its alpine roses to its small bear population.

Here, holidaymakers find hiking and biking trails for every mood, high ropes and via ferrata climbs, adventure parks and water-based activities, in addition to Austria's unsurpassable winter sports scene. Choose between a family-friendly themed hike and an intense mountain bike workshop one day, glacier skiing and stand-up paddle boarding the next. When it comes to adventure travel, Austria's got it all.

Trailblazing Women in Austria


Meet two women - an eco-friendly pioneer and a mountain leader - making an impact on Austria's sustainability and hospitality scenes today. Plus: three enriching experiences on offer for female travellers.

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The Sun Rises on a New Year: Three of Austria's Best Sunrise Experiences


From rewarding early-morning summit hikes, to delicious breakfasts enjoyed while overlooking the land and sipping champagne, here are three sunrise experiences in Austria for when we can travel again.

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Austrian National Tourist Office introduces 'Vorfreude' competition, helping Brits look forward to travel in 2021


UK residents can head to to nominate a friend or family who they know really deserves an incredible holiday, and they'll be in with a chance of winning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Austria, to be taken next year.

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Look Up after Lockdown: Stargazing in Austria


Lockdown astronomers with a newfound love of stargazing should add Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, the Gesäuse National Park and Großmugl to their travel bucket lists. These three Austrian destinations boast dark skies, stunning stars capes and breath-taking views of the Milky Way.

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Klein aber fein: Austria's serene smaller ski regions


In Tirol, there is a saying to describe smaller, more secluded ski regions: klein, aber fein, meaning little and lovely. Winter sports beginners and families with children in tow will love these seven "klein aber fein" destinations.

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Winter Walks in Austria: High-Altitude Hikes, Culinary Wanders, and Full Moon Footpaths


Lofty summits, glittering lakes and serene mountain pastures dotted with sweet, cosy alpine huts: during winter, Austria's countryside scenes are nothing short of picture perfect. Winter hiking is one of the best ways to immerse oneself in these landscapes.

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E-Biking in Autumn: Trails under 20km


Eager to get in on the e-bike hype? Austria's e-biking infrastructure is superlative. Here are four snappy and scenic routes measuring less than 20km with which to start the sport.

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Blobbing & Snowkiting: Austria's Obscure Sports


Whether it's swimming or skiing, everyone has their favourite holiday pastime - but it's always good to switch things up once in a while. For those looking for new travel activities, check out these two unusual sports in Austria.

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In Photos: Autumn in Austria


Golden vistas, sunrise walks, welcoming vineyards and jubilant Almabtriebe. See what Austria has in store for autumn holidays here.

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Panoramic Roads


These three high alpine panoramic roads take travellers across Austria's provinces, from town and village to mountain lake and glacier, proffering incredible views at every turn.

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Hobby Learning Holidays


First banana bread, then mountain biking: look forward to hobby learning holidays in Austria's Saalfelden Leogang, Ötztal and Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau.

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Really Big Adventures


Starting to feel a bit cramped? Us too. Here are three long distance walks, bike trails and climbing routes on which we're already looking forward to seriously stretching our legs.

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Animal Experiences in Austria


Here are some of the animals in Austria cheering up their carers at the moment, and who'll be waiting to welcome back holidaymakers when they can visit once again.

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