Holidays in Austria – simply unforgettable

In summer an incomparable hiking paradise opens up for you to discover. Outdoor sports enthusiasts can enjoy the numerous natural trails as well as bike parks and forest paths, while bouldering and challenging mountain climbs make the heart beat faster there are gentler hikes waiting to be discovered. Austria has more than 2,100 lakes offering a variety of water sports and a great place to cool off from the summer heat. The water sports on the lakes are as varied as those on offer in the mountains with paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and of course golf with more than 157 golf courses with stunning backdrops. During the summer time there are many events and festivals on offer for all.


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Active summer holidays in Austria

What do you think of when you hear the word “summer in Austria”? Probably you think of the green alpine pastures. That’s clear, because the many imposing mountains are adventure playgrounds for all nature and outdoor sport enthusiasts for all ages from young to old. In the Austria’s Alps you can hike, paraglide, mountain bike and climb, trail running and GPS-supported treasure hunts or swim in the crystal-clear mountain lakes which is now very in trend. The leisure activities in the valleys are just as multifaceted as those in the mountains. Jump on your bike, have a nice day swimming at one of the many lakes and stroll along the many trails. The Alpine republic also serves up a lot of culinary delights. You will find mountain inns and rustic alpine huts as well as fine cuisine. Are you interested in culture? Voilà, then we have many museums, concerts and exhibitions. Idyllic villages, enchanting old towns and festivals give your summer holiday in Austria that certain something. Whether you prefer to stay in one of our hotels or in on of our apartment or self-catering apartments The VAYA Group offer you the perfect choice and will be the ideal starting point for your holiday in the Austrian Alps.

Safety on the alpine pastures

So that you and guests can enjoy their holiday on the alpine pasture, it is important to adhere to a few rules. Always stay on the trails and keep your distance from grazing livestock. Suckling cows protect their calves, so you shouldn’t get too close to them, especially with dogs. Please take your garbage back down into the valley and be sure to carefully close the pasture gates behind you. Leave only footprints and take only photographs.