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Holidays on the glacier
and at the lake

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From the snow into the water

Glacier & lake

Have you ever combined summer and winter sports? How would you like to hit the slopes on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in the morning and swim in the lake in the afternoon? Everything is possible, for example at the VAYA Kaprun or VAYA Zell am See – in a few minutes you can be at the valley station for the cable car, as well as at Lake Zell. In Tyrol, for example, you can go on holiday at the largest lake in the state, at Lake Achensee. The VAYA Achensee is your ideal accommodation for this – and the Hintertux Glacier is just over an hour away.

Why holidays at the lake are healthy

Austria has more than 25,000 lakes and they can be found in every state. There are many reasons why a holiday by the lake is so popular. You can swim, boat, paddleboard, sail, kayak, row and just sit on its shore and watch the water which has a particularly relaxing effect. The peaceful tranquility, coupled with the sounds of nature, has been proven to slow down your heartbeat and reduce stress levels. I feel noticeably more relaxed. Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols calls the deep connection between humans and water “Blue Mind.” He attributes them to the fact that both the brain and the earth are 80 percent water.

On the other hand, a dip in a clear lake is of course a welcome cooling off on hot summer days. In the water, it nice to feel like a child again, to romp around with family and friends, without a care in the world. Swimming is also a particularly healthy way of exercising. It protects the joints, gets the cardiovascular system going and trains the heart muscle. Did you know that swimming also scores in terms of calorie consumption and that the entire body is exercised? In many of our properties in the VAYA Group there is not only a lake nearby, but also a pool where you can swim some laps or just float and relax.

Holidays in the Alps

Off into the mountains

Do you now feel like starting your holiday as soon as possible?

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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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