Summer vacation in Austria:
time out in the Alps
Collect moments of happiness in one of the most beautiful regions of Austria
Hotels & holiday apartments for your summer holiday in Austria
Get up close and personal with ibexes, marmots & friends. Bathe in crystal-clear lakes. Or test your limits on the bike. A summer holiday in the Austrian Alps is all about variety. Unique nature experiences are on the agenda every day, but there’s also plenty of time for fun and relaxation. What you need is the ideal accommodation.
AlpenParks hotels and holiday flats are located in the most beautiful regions in Austria, perfect for a summer holiday: in Zell am See-Kaprun, on the Hochkönig, in Gastein Valley, the Salzkammergut, the Pinzgau, in Tyrol or in East Tyrol. What they all have in common: you always have the imposing mountain summits in view from your summer residence, with many idyllic spots right outside the door. And all of that with a hint of luxury as the accommodations rely on cosy natural materials combined with stylish furnishings. Feel the effect of the alpine sensation of ease and lightness. During your summer holiday in the Austrian Alps.
Unforgettable days in the Hochkönig region
340 km of hiking trails and more than 20 mountain bike routes make the Hochkönig region the ideal region for your summer holiday in the mountains. Here you won’t just celebrate making it to the summit, but also break new culinary ground on one of 16 herbal alpine pastures. A highlight for hiking fans: the 74 km long Königsweg connecting Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach. Golfers will find 30 golf courses in the surrounding area, while mountaineers can tackle one of the fixed rope routes or scale the Hochkönig itself.
Other activities in the Hochkönig region:
- Long distance hiking trail “The green nine”: pass all 16 herbal alpine pastures of the Hochkönig region in six stages over 125 km.
- Königstour by mountain bike: four stages, 110 km and 5,200 altitude metres. The reward: rustic huts and a grand panorama.
- Slackline Park: the first public access slackline park in Salzburg is at the LIVINGROOM in Mühlbach – balance and posture are required here.
Choose among three AlpenParks Hotels & Residences in the Hochkönig region:
Exploring the Gastein Valley in summer
The Gastein Valley region is another great spot for your summer holidays in the mountains. Bad Hofgastein, the cure centre with Alpentherme thermal spa is at its centre. Next up, Bad Gastein moves into view with its special architecture and the Felsentherme thermal spa. Dorfgastein is another charming place serving regional delicacies during the Autumn Festival.
Get a great overview from the Glocknerblick. Additionally, the 140 m long suspension bridge, the Felsenweg (“Rock Trail”) or Klammstein Castle offer up unique mountain panoramas. And then it’s time to immerse yourself deeper in the region on one of the many hiking trails or panoramic cycling paths.
Other activities in Gastein Valley:
- Grossglockner High Alpine Road: this destination serves up one of Austria’s most beautiful views, and is a special driving sensation for cars and motorbikes.
- Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein: six different experience worlds and a glass bar with a unique 360° panoramic view await you.
- World of the Ice Giants Werfen: the largest ice cave in the world - at a length of 37 km - fascinates visitors of all ages.
The holiday apartments of the AlpenParks Residence Bad Hofgastein are available to you in Gastein Valley for your summer holiday in Austria.
Wandering through the Salzkammergut
Tall mountains, crystal-clear lakes and a unique mining tradition – that’s what the Salzkammergut is all about. This region has the potential to become your new favourite spot in Austria. Numerous bike tours, with or without a guide, lead you to grand vantage points or refreshing lakes. You absolutely should pack your hiking boots; be it a tour around Lake Altaussee or an ascent to the Loser, there are plenty of options. Don’t forget to go on a little boat ride and be enchanted by the glistening of one of the lakes.
Other activities in the Salzkammergut:
- Salzwelten Altaussee: salt has left its mark on the region since time immemorial, and you can immerse yourself in this world at the Salzwelten. Exciting information and discoveries await you.
- Walk around Hallstatt: charming houses right by the shore, imposing mountains behind them – Hallstatt is truly unique and definitely worth a visit.
- High rope course & outdoor park Loser: this climbing paradise comprises six stages – for beginners, children and older people just as much as for pros and experts.
An ideal starting point for your discoveries in the Salzkammergut is the Hagan Lodge Altaussee.
Summer break in Zell am See-Kaprun
144 hiking routes twist around the Kitzsteinhorn and the Schmittenhöhe in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. There are also 230 km of bike routes and awe-inspiring gorges. Zell am See also fascinates due to its special location.
The green of the Pinzgau Grass Mountains meets the blue of Lake Zell and mingles with the white of the glacier. Picturesque alleys and international flair await you in the town itself. Those looking to cool off after a walk in the town can go swimming, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, sailboarding, diving, or water skiing.
Other activities in Zell am See-Kaprun:
- Kaprun high mountain reservoirs: a hike to this gem is well worth it – guided tours in the adventure worlds convey interesting facts about the glacier and energy.
- Diving in Lake Zell: those interested in the depths of water certainly get their money’s worth here. Marvel at numerous fish and plants.
- Kaprun Castle: this destination is enthroned high above Kaprun. The 12th century castle is also known for its events of all sorts.
Four AlpenParks residences are available to you for your summer break in Zell am See-Kaprun:
Action-packed days in Saalbach Hinterglemm
Passionate mountain bikers just cannot get past the region of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. There are over 400 km of bike routes to discover here. The large high rope climbing park in the valley end is also a highlight for your summer holiday in the Alps, as is the tree top path. The “Home of Lässig” also wows with its public beaches and plethora of water activities. Real daredevils can embark on a rafting tour on the Saalach river or conquer the canyoning course in Saalbach. Tennis masters will find the perfect conditions for gripping duels on several outdoor and indoor courts.
Other activities in Saalbach Hinterglemm:
- Saalbach Hiking Challenge: three hiking trails, 64 km, and 3,800 altitude metres await you on this spectacular adventure.
- Bike festivals: from Saalbach Bike Opening in June to Glemmride Bike Festival in July to the World Games of Mountainbiking in September – it’s all about biking here.
- Mega Flying Fox: six zip lines bring the adrenaline to Hinterglemm – speeds of up to 80 km/h are possible.
We welcome you at the following AlpenParks residences in Saalbach Hinterglemm:
- Hotel & Apartment Sonnleiten Saalbach
- New from December 2022: Apartment & Ferienpark Rehrenberg
Relaxing and exploring in Tyrol
The Olympiaregion Seefeld is in the heart of Tyrol. The village is home to one of Tyrol’s oldest pedestrian zones with charming stores and the pretty Seekirchl church at the village outskirts. The funicular railway brings you to the next highlight, the Rosshütte. From there you can start many a hike. The Friedensglocken-Wanderweg (“Peace bell hiking trail”) in Mösern is also recommended for its beautiful panorama.
More idyllic picture-postcard motifs can be found around the Wildsee or in the conservation area of Wildmoos. Those looking for action can head for the Chinesische Wand – an Eldorado for climbing fans with 650 routes.
Other activities in Seefeld:
- Leutasch Spirit Gorge: fascinating crevices - inhabited by spirits according to legend - make this gorge a mystically beautiful place.
- Wettersteinrunde by mountain bike: this route comprises of 78 km and 1,700 altitude metres with divine views and idyllic resting spots at the top.
- Roller skiing: get the full roller skiing experience on 3.6 km in Seefeld. Inline skating is also possible here.
We have built the stylish Chalets & Apartments Alpina Seefeld for you in Tyrol.
Adventurous break in East Tyrol
10,000 animal and 1,500 plant species, all waiting to be discovered at Hohe Tauern National Park. Add thunderous glacial streams, green mountain pastures and craggy summits to the mix. The Grossglockner lures you in with its Adlerlounge, an astonishing panorama platform. The Hohe Tauern and the Lienz Dolomites say hi as well. A genuine paradise for hiking afficionados, mountain bikers and mountaineers.
A canyoning, rafting or kayaking tour should also be on your to-do list. Culture fans can visit Weissenstein Castle. Adventurers tackle the new long distance hiking trail Iseltrail. The 74 km long path leads you to picturesque natural sites.
Other activities in East Tyrol:
- Roman city of Aguntum: a first-class centre of trade, that’s what this city used to be during the 1st and 2nd century. It is still palpable at this historic site.
- Bike parks: beginners and families are well advised with the Family Trail at Bikepark Lienz, more experienced riders can check out the Gornerwald Trail or the Trial Bike.
- Umbal Waterfalls: Europe’s first water trail invites you into a world of mountain streams, and is an amazing natural spectacle.
We welcome you to Hotel & Apartment Montana Matrei in East Tyrol.