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    An Active Summer in Austria

    Summer in motion: from long-distance hiking to white-water kayaking, find out how to spend an active holiday in Austria.

    When every muscle hurts on the last metres just before you reach the summit; when you take a dive into a cool lake on the hottest day of the year; when you fall asleep in your comfy bed with a satisfied smile on your face - and very tired legs - that's your active summer holiday the Austrian way.

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    • Tapu - Rafting guide in Gesäuse National Park / National Park Gesäuse
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    • People by the water - sail Lake Wolfgang / Wolfgangsee
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    • Climbing in Ischgl / Ischgl
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    For Water-Enthusiasts

    •                 Sailing on lake Achensee / Lake Achensee
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      Where to go sailing in Austria

      As a land-locked country, Austria might not be the most obvious choice for a sailing holiday. While it does not have a direct access to the ocean, Austria has some nice alternatives to offer: A surprisingly high density of huge, beautiful lakes, providing perfect sailing conditions for beginners and pros alike!

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    •                 Family at lake Traunsee in Upper Austria / Traunsee
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      Austria's Most Beautiful Lakes: Cool down the Austrian Way

      Austria's most beautiful bathing lakes to spend a summer day swimming, paddling - or just lazing around all day.

      Pick your favourite
    •                 Rafting SalzburgerLand
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      Rafting in Austria

      Austria is famously known for its culture, imperial architecture, rich history, excellent food, and breathtaking lakes and mountains landscapes. In the Alpine regions, the country shows off its rougher side, providing some pretty cool action on the most beautiful rivers, gushing down countless gorges and ravines.

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    •                 Kayaking on the Drau Paddel Path, Carinthia / Drau
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      Why time on the Water is in Carinthia’s DNA

      Canoe, kayak and bike along the water: Carinthia's Drau Paddel Path allows outdoor enthusiasts to experience nature first-hand.

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    •                 Enjoying Nature at Asitz Mountain
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      From Wreck Diving to White-Water Swimming: 5 Unexpected Aquatic Adventures in Austria

      In Austria's rivers and lakes, you can dive down to see a submarine made of concrete, or glide across the water’s surface while practicing yoga.

      Explore now
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      Diving in Austria's Most Beautiful Lakes

      Descend into weightlessness! Glide into a magical underwater world with a flick of your fins and discover its secrets.

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    Both Feet on the Ground

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      22 Very Different Ways to Hike by the Water

      Get ready for variety: from birdwatching experiences by small salt lakes to water walks through the city or tours for the toughest with adrenaline guaranteed. 

      Want to experience something refreshing?
    •                 Via Ferrata: Mountaineering in the sunset / St. Anton am Arlberg
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      Climbing in Austria

      Whether it's the adrenaline kick on a via ferrata at lofty heights or an action day at a high ropes course with the family for you - experience an unforgettable climbing adventure in Austria.

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    •                 Sunrise hiking in SalzburgerLand
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    •                 Family Hiking in Alpbachtal in Tirol
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      Hiking with Kids in Austria

      Hiking is a great and memorable family holiday activity. Need suggestions? Check out our favourite kid-friendly trails.

      Hiking trails for families
    •                 Trailrunning in the Zillertal / Zillertal Tourismus GmbH
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      Trailrunning: A Wonderful Family Experience

      You might have heard about trailrunning already? At first we immediately thought of distance running and exhausting routes, suitable just for experienced sports enthusiasts. Jurgen Groenwals gave it a try - and tells us otherwise.

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      My First Long-Distance Hike: Walking the Isel Trail in 5 Days

      A long-distance hike for people who never thought they'd walk a multi-day trail

      The long way round
    •                 Summit cross of Laserzwand, Osttirol
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      Mountains, Goals, Change: At the Summit, we are all Equals

      Mountaineering is just like everyday life – success is found outside of the comfort zone. But what does it feel like to climb one of Austria's mountain peaks for the first time? Student Henning Früh took up the challenge together with East Tirolean mountain guide Magdalena Habernig.

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    Keep the Pedals Moving

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      Gravel biking: Adventures between Mountains and Roads

      Whether it's a multi-day adventure or an exciting exploration tour: With a trendy gravel bike, road cyclists can cover longer distances off paved roads. Clear the way for the most beautiful places in Austria!

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    •                 In Maria Wörth mit dem Rennrad
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      In Velo Veritas: Enjoy the Ride on a Retro Road Bike

      If you like cycling, flea markets, and a good glass of wine, read on! "In Velo Veritas" is the classic tour that draws hundreds of cyclists and their retro road bikes to the Weinviertel every June.

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      Cycling and Biking in Austria

      Whether a challenging mountain bike climb, a leisurely ride along the Danube, or a sightseeing pedal through a medieval city, Austria has got you covered.

      On your bike
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      E-Biking in Austria: Top 6 Regions

      E-bikes make cycling up those uphill tracks a lot easier. Our selection of Austria's top 6 e-bike regions are sure to give your cycling holiday a boost.

      Top e-bike regions in Austria
    •                 Cycling in the Weissensee region in Carinthia
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      Gravel Austria – The gravel bike route through Austria

      Experience varied descents on gravel and tarmac along fantastic mountain and lake landscapes on the Gravel Route through Austria.

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