Autumn holidays in Austria – a feast for all the senses

When the leaves slowly change colour and the cattle return from the pastures, the high season begins for all hiking fans. Beautiful alpine trails, panoramic tours, high-altitude routes and themed walks fulfill the outdoor dreams of fitness enthusiasts. Autumn is also the best time for mountain biking, trail running and ballooning. Old customs still practiced, such as the cattle drive in Tyrol and Salzburg between mid-September and mid-October or the transhumance, in which the sheep return from the summer pasture. Autumn in the mountains is a particularly sensuous experience. One of our beautiful hotels or apartments in the VAYA group is your home away from home and is never far away from the beautiful Austrian Alps.


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"Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower."

Albert Camus

Active autumn holiday in Austria

An autumn holiday in the mountains is ideal for a stress-free break. With the pleasant temperatures you can explore the most beautiful regions of the Austrian Alps either on foot or by mountain bike. The mountain trail network alone covers more than 50,000 kilometres. In addition, there are countless hiking trails through valleys and off the marked routes.

The network of mountain bike trails is growing continuously. Some holiday regions, such as Sölden or Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, have even made a name for themselves internationally as mountain bike regions. Autumn in the mountains is definitely varied.

Wonderful view

The dry and clear autumn air allows for wonderful distant views and are the perfect conditions for photographers with the beautiful Autumn colors of the forests. Anyone who has ever set off in the morning dew understands the magic of this season. If you go on a hike in autumn, however, you should pay attention to a few things. For example, the days are getting shorter. If you are planning longer tours, you need a headlamp in your backpack. Especially in the morning you need to be careful as some of the trails can be moist and slippery, in addition, the temperatures can fluctuate strongly during the day. Weatherproof clothing based on the onion principle of layering and sturdy footwear are just as important as good planning.