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Would you like to try something new?

One thing should be made clear: Getting to know the Alps by bike or on a long hike is still one of the most beautiful things in the world. Nevertheless, we love to break out of our routine sometimes. To try something new. To leave our sporting comfort zone – and perhaps find a new favourite hobby in it.

This is exactly what we invite you to do at VAYA: around our houses you will find countless opportunities to expand your sporting horizons. And who knows: maybe you have the talent to become the next Tiger Woods? No matter whether you go pro or leave it at a few fun attempts: You should definitely try these three activities in the Alps this summer:

A shot in the green: golfing

Whether you’ve been swinging woods and irons for years or your previous experience was limited to miniature golf: Golfing is one of the most beautiful outdoor sports in the warm season. You spend a lot of time in the fresh air, walk or drive through the countryside, have exciting conversations and always try to improve your handicap. The fact that the game is also extremely popular in Austria is evident in the VAYAs. Around our houses are some of the most beautiful courses in the country.

The only “Leading Golf Courses golf club in the Alps, for example, can be found in Zell am See, Kaprun and Saalbach. On 65 hectares, golfers meet to putt, pitch and chip in the face of the majestic Hohe Tauern. For leisurely rounds, play one of the two 18-hole courses before retiring to fine dining or wellness at VAYA Zell am See, VAYA Kaprun or VAYA Post Saalbach. VAYA St. Anton is also just a hop, skip and a jump away from the green: the Arlberg Golf Club invites you to hilly heights in its 9-hole course at 1,300 metres above sea level – perfect for all those who love challenges. Or how about a round at the oldest course in the Tyrol? The 18-hole course of the Golf & Landclub Achensee is just a 20-minute drive from VAYA Achensee.

Making waves: water sports

If you spend your summer at either VAYA Achensee or VAYA Zell am See, you will reap several benefits at once. One of them is, without a doubt, their location on the lake. Both the Zellersee and the Achensee, both surrounded by lush meadows and high mountains, are ideal for letting off steam. Here you can try out activities that you would probably never get to do otherwise. Among them is the popular stand-up paddling, or SUP, which became a trend a few years ago. And rightly so: SUP not only makes you physically fit, but also really fun. Also great: just try your hand at old classics like paddleboating or boating again.

Want to get a little more adventurous and sporty? Then windsurfing is just the thing for you. The many schools on the shores of both lakes teach you how to handle wind and waves properly. Lake Achensee in particular is considered one of the most wind-favourable lakes in Austria. Therefore, it is not only ideal for windsurfing, but also for wingfoiling and challenging kitesurfing.

Over all mountains: summer tobogganing

Get into the toboggan and off across the Alps: there is hardly anyone who doesn’t love summer tobogganing. It goes down the mountain, the green of the forests and meadows rushes by, here and there you pass an astonished deer. The tracks take you over straights and curves, over bridges and fast-paced roundabouts. The bobs can reach speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour: But thanks to the built-in brake, you can easily control and slow down the speed yourself.

Are you in the mood for summer tobogganing? VAYAs are the perfect place for you. These houses are only a stone’s throw away from the best tracks in the Alps:

VAYA Resorts

Service at the highest level, excellent locations in the premier resorts throughout Austria. Typical VAYA design with the highest quality furnishing and the use of wood, glass and leather characterize the VAYA Resorts. With many different accommodation types and categories to choose from, there is something for everyone, stunning wellness areas and the lifestyle restaurant VAYA Bar & Grill all complement a wonderful stay.

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VAYA Apartments

The equipment of our exclusive VAYA apartments leaves nothing to be desired. They are available in many different sizes and configurations. Thanks to the integrated kitchen with a dining area, allow you to spend your holidays how you like in your own time. A number of additional services are available on request such as a bread and pastry morning delivery service.

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VAYA Unique

Exceptional service, highest quality in every area and unique design characterize VAYA Unique. Its unique location makes it just as special as its facilities. In addition to culinary delights, you will also experience wellness at its best at VAYA Unique. VAYA Unique is special – just like you.

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Individual in their equipment, but united by the typical VAYA vibe: this is how the apartment houses, hotels and all-inclusive resorts in the 3- and 4-star range by VAYA present themselves, which you will find in the most popular holiday regions and winter sports resorts in Austria

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