Enjoy the variety of autumn!
The Tyrolean Oberland becomes a colourful holiday destination in every respect when the leaves gradually start to turn orange-red.
It’s not just the exceptional diversity of the spectacular mountainous landscape in autumn – there is also a particularly varied range of holiday activities in Tyrol at this time of year.
After all, both sports fanatics and relaxation-seekers will find the perfect conditions for undisturbed holiday enjoyment in autumn – whether it’s discovering the colourful nature or savouring the many rural autumn treats of the region.
Walking through the Tyrol in autumn
For many people, autumn is the most beautiful time of the year for hiking. Hardly surprising since it’s not just the unique blaze of colour of the deciduous and larch forests that you enjoy at this time of year but also magnificent visibility! Free of the summer haze, you can glimpse stunning views far into the distance of the surrounding valleys and fully enjoy the last rays of summer sunshine.
Even away from the summer crowds many mountain huts and lodges are still open – so even in autumn, nothing stands in the way of a long break on the sun terrace topped off with a heavenly piece of Apple strudel! The practical hiking bus also operates until mid-October and is the most convenient way to reach the starting points of many beautiful autumn hikes!
Hiking highlights in autumn
- Hiking for a view with wildlife observation: Gisela’s guided hike promises glimpses of wildlife with a view. Equipped with Swarovski binoculars, you’ll all go looking for chamois, golden eagles and more...
- Pfundser Tschey: With its wonderful panorama and the many little barns, the high valley towering over Pfunds is a hiking destination unparalleled in its beauty, particularly in autumn.
- Adventure castle Finstermünz: A guided hike along the historic Via Claudia Augusta will take you to the imposing fortification.
Colourful cycling fun
Bike enthusiasts will also get their money’s worth in this colourful season in the Tyrolean Oberland. The summer heat gives way to pleasant autumn temperatures and the cycling paths of the tri-country region shine in all their splendour.
The perfect time to take your mountain bike, road bike or e-Bike to discover the autumn beauty of the region! How about a tour up to Stilfserjoch, the Gampen Pass or Kaunertal Glacier Road for example?
For those of you with a lot of stamina, autumn also has beautiful conditions for one or several stages on one of the three long-distance cycle routes of the region. As the miles pass by, you’ll end up cycling on the famous Via Claudia Augusta right through Tyrolean autumn fun towards the beautiful Italy. What could be prettier than travelling from the Alpine peaks glistening with the season’s first snow straight to Venice which often enjoys an Indian summer?
Experience culture and tradition in Tyrol
Autumn is harvest time and therefore the most beautiful holiday time for gourmets! When better, after all, to savour the fruit and grapes which have ripened in the summer sun than when they’ve been freshly harvested and processed?
Wonder through the busy orchards and vineyards of the region and take the opportunity to taste the tempting local delicacies. You’ll “reap” the benefits of learning a bit more at the same time with a tour including tasting on the Tyrolean Schnapps route for example …
Do you want to experience the harvest in the Tyrolean farming region up-close?
Beautiful Alpine autumn
Every year without fail, visitors from near and far come to make the most of the diverse Alpine autumn in the Tyrolean Oberland. Numerous markets, festivals and traditional events make autumn in the Tyrol a very diverse time of year – the perfect opportunity to get to know the traditional customs of the region first hand!
The best traditional events in the Alpine autumn
- Ceremonial driving down of cattle into the valleys of Ried & Pfunds
Celebrate the return from the Alpine pastures with the region’s farmers and give the festively adorned animals a warm welcome!
- Bringing in the sheep in Pfunds
Traditional music and regional treats await you at this traditional event where around 400 mountain sheep and goats are brought into the village and shorn.
- Tri-country market
More than 50 market stands of regional farmers and traders invite you to stroll around, try things and enjoy yourself.
- Autumn market in Ried
The autumn market in Ried im Oberinntal entices visitors with traditional folk music and numerous regional delicacies – an absolute must for gourmets!
Taste, feel and see the Tyrolean autumn with the traditional highlights of the region! Discover the gourmet highlights of the Alpine autumn in the Tyrolean Oberland!
You should spend autumn in the Tyrolean Oberland if...
- … autumn is the prettiest time for you to enjoy the colourfulness of nature and seasonal delicacies.
- … you would like to experience the customs of your holiday region up-close at traditional markets, festivals and events.
- … you prefer to explore a region best away from the summer crowds, in peace and comfort.
- … there’s nothing prettier for you than hiking or cycling through the brightly coloured deciduous forests of the Tyrol.