Tyrolean Oberland in summer

Summer, sun, holiday diversity!

Hiking and mountain climbing
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Mountain huts and lodges
Mountain huts and lodges
Cycling and biking
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Experience the diversity of the Tyrolean summer

Lie back and relax, feel the sun’s rays on your stomach and simply do nothing.

Yes, that’s exactly how to enjoy summer in the Tyrolean Oberland. But to be honest: you’d be missing out! Because it would be a shame to spend the sunny season in the Tyrolean Oberland just enjoying the sweet pleasure of doing nothing.

After all, the tri-country region offers almost endless possibilities for sporting mountain adventures, fun family activities and chilled concert evenings. So get out in the fresh air and dive into the holiday fun!

Hiking and mountain climbing in the Tyrolean Oberland

Reach for the stars

No fluffy clouds in the shining blue sky, glistening snowfields on the peaks, every now and then a brightly coloured little Alpine flower twinkles in the sunlight. It’s not for nothing that the Tyrolean Oberland is known as a true paradise for walkers.

Whether you’re a passionate hiker, an occasional walker or a true fan: with more than 300 kilometres of marked hiking and mountain trails, every mountain lover will feel fulfilled. On top of all that, there are quaint mountain huts, picturesque lodges, spectacular gorges and cascading waterfalls – no wonder that so many visitors can’t bring themselves to take off their walking boots! 

Are you getting itchy feet too? Discover the most beautiful hiking routes for your next holiday!

Hiking routes

Via Claudia Augusta - from the peak to the sea

For everyone for whom a day’s hike isn’t enough by far, the Tyrolean Oberland has a special treat in store. After all, the famous long-distance hiking route Via Claudia Augusta, which starts in the German town of Donauwörth and continues all the way to Venice, passes right through the beautiful Tyrolean Oberland! In the last few years, the breath-taking path along the Roman road has been extensively restored and signposted, therefore guaranteeing unadulterated long-distance hiking fun!

Have you been dreaming for a while about trekking across Austria’s most beautiful peak in the direction of Bella Italia?
 

Find out more about the Via Claudia Augusta 

Cycling in the Tyrolean mountains

In the saddle, get ready, go!

If you enjoy spending your holiday cycling, you’ll find a true eldorado in the immediate proximity of the tri-country bike area around the Reschen Pass. Whether mountain biking up to the peaks or on a road bike on theKaunertal Glacier Road, or rather letting an e-bike take the strain on theVia Claudia Augusta & the River Inn cycle route– the Tyrolean Oberland is absolutely the ideal spot to hop up onto the saddle!

Tip to prevent sore muscles:One of the 22 mountain lifts will comfortably do the work for you, taking you up 15,000 of the 32,000 metres!

MTB extra:With thefree Summercardyou can take part free of charge in umpteen guided mountain bike tours in the region. Take a look right here at the current weekly programme !

Weekly programme

Off into the horizon: long-distance cycle routes

There’s nothing long-distance hikers can do that passionate cyclists can’t also do! After all, there are three wonderful long-distance cycle routes that take you through the Tyrolean Oberland or into the immediate surroundings. Attach the saddle bags and set off into the horizon – on the Via Claudia Augusta, the River Inn cycle route or the Etschtal valley cycle route!

Start your cycling adventure

Mission: Diversity!

A holiday for all tastes

Even though a holiday in the Tyrolean Oberland could be spent exclusively on the superb hiking and cycling paths of the region, the diverse holiday destination has more to offer! However it is that you like to keep active on holiday: In the Tyrolean Oberland you’ll be sure to find the best conditions for keeping active.
Fancy blowing off steam in a tennis match or a game of beach volleyball, or getting the adrenaline pumping with canyoning, rafting or climbing? Recharging the batteries with Nordic walking? Discovering the region on horseback or paragliding from above? A single summer is barely enough to try out all the sport that the Tyrolean Oberland has to offer!

 

Outdoor adventures | Rafting | Canyoning | Obstacle courses | Panoramic flights | Climbing

Plenty of culture and events

With so much sport and nature, it is of course important not to miss out on culture in your holiday! The Tyrolean Oberland entices visitors all summer long with numerous cultural sights as well as diverse events.

Experience history close-up at theFinstermünz Fortress or uncover the enchanting ruins ofSiegmundsried Castle. Or how about a visit to theSerfauser Lauser museum to immerse yourself in the life of farming?

And what could be a more beautiful place to spend a mild summer night than the summer night festival in Pfunds? Take in the sounds of the band and let yourself be captivated by the traditional festivities!

On the cultural discovery tour in the Tyrolean Oberland: Get to know the cultural and event highlights of the region!

The weeks in the meadows in the Tyrolean Oberland

from 1st - 30th June

In order to give our visitors a better understanding of the meaning, sustainability and beauty of the Alpine meadows, June has become “month of the meadows” in the Tyrolean Oberland. Visitors can take part in guided hikes on the theme of meadows, or guided visits to businesses and on pastures and visit agricultural workers on their farms. The Alpine meadows are something quite special, especially in early summer when the many herbs and bright flowers are blossoming. At the end of the “month of the meadows”, the “meadow festival” takes place on

23rd June, where there will be information on insects and identifying plants as well as music and numerous stands with regional producers.                                                                

“Month of the meadows” programme:
Scythes and rakes - that’s how to mow a mountain meadow

What is actually the right way to mow and when’s the best time to harvest hay? Find out the answers to these questions at the haymaking experience once a week at an agricultural worker’s farm. And of course you’ll also be able to brandish the scythe or the rake yourself.

Honey and mountain apricot schnapps - producers offer tours through their businessesLocal beekeepers offer guided tours on the theme of meadows and explain the role of mountain and valley meadows for bees. The two schnapps distillers Peter Gspan and Gerhard Maas offer tours through their orchards and explain the art of distilling schnapps.

Follow the shepherd to the sheep on the Alpine meadows and into the permaculture garden
Visitors can watch the nomadic shepherd Thomas Schranz at work on the themed hike “region in flux”. He takes care of preserving the cultural landscape.

Through the meadows in the valley and on the pastures with a nature expert, photographer and innkeeper
Nature expert Gisela accompanies visitors on weekly hikes on the theme of “meadows and herbs” and brings along a homemade herb snack for energy. A photographer captures the beauty of nature with a discovery tour. You’ll learn what makes a true Alpine meadow on a hike to the pastures and you’ll also discover what life is like around the pasture.

Cooking classes and workshops - from hay flower soup to marigold balm
Once a week, there are cooking classes where you can learn how to make hay flower soup and dandelion honey, amongst other things. Herbal educationalist Petra also runs a course where you can learn how to make meadow tea, herbal salt or healing balm from marigolds.

- 07:00 - 15:00
Kaunertal King of the Glacier XXL cycling marathon

Another compulsory date in the cycling calendar of every ambitious cyclist. On 23 June 2019, the success story continues with 122km and 4,000m altitude difference. The highest mountain finish in Austria on the Kaunertal Glacier at 2,750 m remains the highlight of the event.

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Hiking under starry night skies

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Mountain Christmas & Advent market in the Kaunertal

When winter arrives and enchants both land and people, the Kaunertal turns into a winter wonderland.

Events

Public concert of the Kaunertal musical band
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Ski show
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Gallstedtollen hike
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Hike over the red rocky landscape
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Cycle sports days 2019

Nauders crowns the cycling king

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Race Across the Alps

RATA with start and finish in Nauders. 

- 19:00 - 22:00
Night race

Once more this year there will be a spectacular “Night Race” on the evening of Friday 28 June, as part of the Nauders Bike Week.

- 10:00 - 19:00
Emperor Maximilian - year

Kaiser Maximilian - year 

- 06:00 - 19:00
Tri-country tour

The classic bike race in the Tri-country region

Events

Guided tour in the Nauders Fortress
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Sacred heart concert
- 20:15
Summer concert
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Mountain pasture festival
- 10:00
- 10:00 - 16:00
Wiesenfest

The highlight of the meadow month of June will be the large meadow festival on June 23 from 10:00 - 17:00 clock in Untertösens. In addition to music and booths of the regional producers, there will also be information on insect and plant identification on this day and a big scythe mowing contest.

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Summer concert

You will hear folk music pieces from our homeland and modern arrangements for brass bands.

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Lake sunset

This summer, the event series “Lake sunset” takes place for the second time at the Ried bathing lake. Every Wednesday, throughout July and August, visitors listen to local bands at 17.30.

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26th Pfunds Kerle festival week

- 20:00 - 23:59
26th Pfunds Kerle festival

Events

Qi Gong
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Schnapps tasting
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Radurschl Hiking bus
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Falkauns Alm Hiking bus
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Good catch in the Tyrolean Oberland

From grayling to trout and char

Cast the fishing line into crystal-clear water, surrounded by a magnificent mountain panorama. Beautiful serenity and maximum immersion in nature. Hardly surprising that fishing is becoming increasingly popular as a hobby! In the Tyrolean Oberland, the chars and trouts, graylings and pikes splash around in wild brooks, deep-blue lakes and spacious fishponds. All you need is the right bait and a bit of patience!

Is your fishing box bursting at the seams and you can hardly wait to go and catch some fish? 

You should spend summer in the Tyrolean Oberland if...

  • … you want to make the most of the advantages of the Summercard. 
  • … you’re looking for a holiday destination where you can try out a new sport from scratch without any hassle. 
  • … you’re looking for a particular challenge and you’ve wanted to take on a long-distance walking or cycling route for a while.
  • … you want to enjoy the cuisine of the local mountain huts and lodges.