Summertime in Matrei in Osttirol
A summer of sport & activities
Osttirol – your 'Berg Tirol'!
Sunny high Alpine pastures, lush green meadows, crystal-clear mountain lakes, dense forests, idyllic Alpine lodges, that's what a summer in the mountains is like with us.
Combine adventure, sport, nature and culture and have an active start to summer with the versatile range of sports on offer in the Hohe Tauern National Park region. Expeditions in the National Park, hiking in remote valleys, action-packed mountain bike trails, via ferrata routes to the most impressive Alpine summits, training camps, golf, swimming, canyoning, rafting and kayaking.
The nearby surroundings also provide lots of adventures for the family: from Wichteldorf with its Wichtelexpress and Kinderolympiade, horse-drawn carriage rides or trips to the farm and children's adventure realms.
The Osttirol region is famed for its family-friendliness and its versatile offers for an active family holiday. There are any amount of things to experience in summer – whether on extended hiking tours, overnight stays in Alpine lodges, or during the events for children and families in Hohe Tauern National Parl. You can get great advice in your 'base camp' AlpenParks Jugend & Familienhotel Matrei, with regard to what adventures and expeditions you might like to go on with your family in the unique natural surroundings in the Osttirol region.
Summer activities at a glance:
22 adventure-filled excursion destinations with just 1 ticket (June - Sept)
The Osttirol Card enables you to have free journeys for 7 days on all Osttiroler cable cars, entry to 5 outdoor pools, museum visits to Schloß Bruck, the Aguntum for instance - the only Roman settlement in Tirol and Matrei National Park House, and to monuments such as Pfeggerichtshaus Schloß Anras. For families, nature lovers and groups as a special highlight guided hikes with National Park rangers are offered.
Hiking & Climbing
A hiking paradise right from your front door!
With us in AlpenParks Jugend & Familienhotel Matrei in Osttirol you are in the middle of the natural arena that is the Hohe Tauern National Park. Discover the mighty rocks of the highest mountains in the Alpine region, the compact glacier massif of the Großglockner, the impressive silhouette of the Großvenediger and the sunny high Alpine pastures of the Dolomites with their traditional Alpine lodges. Investigate the most impressive mountains in Austria on the countless marked hiking routes and themed paths, or make your ascent a bit easier by using our state-of-the-art cable cars, in summer too. A picture-book panorama awaits you. Be amazed at the natural spectacle of Hohe Tauern National Park with us here in Matrei in Osttirol.
» Hiking routes in Osttirol
What would a hike be without a traditional stop-off for a bite to eat. Factor in a break to take a breather. Typical home-made Osttirol specialities like bacon, 'Henkele', ewe's milk cheese, and crispy farmhouse bread can still be enjoyed here. Enjoy the superb view from the sun terraces on the Alpine lodges.
Watch out climbing fans!
AlpenParks Jugend & Familienhotel Matrei is set in the middle of the dreamy mountainscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park and provides all climbing fans a superlative outdoor adventure. The regional climbing centre in the town which has a climbing hall ensures you can enjoy climbing when the weather is bad.
- Klettergarten Falkenstein
- Climbing in the Lienzer Dolomiten
- Panorama climbing path
- Blauspitz via ferrata
- Glödis via ferrata
Mountainbike & E-Bike
With us you are in the middle of a cycling paradise. Whether it is a leisurely jaunt along the Drau towards Lienz, through forest and meadow, to the remote Alpine pastures and mountain summits. You get to decide what your perfect cycling day should like.
1000 kilometres, divided into 120 marked mountain bike routes, start right from AlpenParks Jugend & Familienhotel Matrei. On the superb cycle paths along the Isel and the Drau, or steep uphill, then downhill through the landscape between the Großglockner and the Dolomites, which is beyond compare, everyone will find what they are looking for here, no matter what level they are at. Sunshine included - thanks to the Alpine main ridge which lies in a south-facing position. With the hotel's own E-Bike hire and depending upon availability, you can investigate the natural surroundings at a leisurely pace, or cycle to Lienz without even breaking into a sweat.
AlpenParks Jugend & Familienhotel Matrei is really close to the new 'Tauernstadion Matrei' – the best starting point for a football training camp and more! The impressive stadium which has natural and artificial pitches, as well as floodlit facilities, is conveniently located for transport facilities on the edge of the town and just a few minutes walk from the hotel. The artificial pitch next to the main playing fields is particularly sought after, since it provides the best possible use, since it can be used on even when there is rain and snow. Footballers from Salzburg, Tirol and Carinthia come to train in Matrei in Osttirol just because of the artificial pitch.
We organise football camps for smaller and for large groups, school classes and are happy to give you advice about the training options available.
Hungry for adventure?
Situated in the centre of the Hohe Tauern National Park region outdoor fans have the ideal setting in AlpenParks Jugend & Familienhotel Matrei for adventure-filled hours in the fascinating Osttirol mountainscape.
Walking across a ravine from top to bottom is described as canyoning and provides a superlative adrenalin surge. Abseiling, down-climbing, jumping, sliding, swimming and sometimes even diving. The tours are managed by experienced, approved canyoning guides. Equipment with ropes and carabiners is available to hire.
Wild water fun in Matrei in Osttirol.
Close to AlpenParks Jugend & Familienhotel Matrei the Isel attracts all action fans to go on kayak rides and rafting. The wild water, straight from the glaciers in Hohe Tauern National Park, provides a variety of difficulty levels. Every year between 15th May and 30th September kayakking and rafting enthusiasts can get the ultimate kick here. You can go rafting no matter what the weather, and even when the weather is bad it provides an interesting alternative.