Tyrol, an Austrian province both close and unknown, awaits you with its mountains, forests and fortresses. The dazzling province also has child-friendly climbing areas and bike paths for city bikes, mountain bikes and e-bikes. History and local culture enthusiasts will enjoy the many museums, castles, ancient mines and fortresses. On the program: total change of nature, small adventures and good memories, swimming, fun and exploration: on the way!
Family hikes and turquoise lakes
Around you, the mountain pasture: life-size playground with its thousands of flowers, its scents, its paths and its wildlife. Tyrol offers many walks, many of which are accessible by stroller. Ideal for escaping the great summer heat and cooling off in contact with water as clean as it is fresh, here are 3 suggestions for family hikes:
The waterfalls Grave: in the heart of the Stubaital Valley, these are the largest waterfalls in the Eastern Alps, and they plunge into an astonishing vibration just meters from the trail, creating billions of drops and a fine enveloping mist that irides the landscape’s many rainbows. An unforgettable show and a real therapeutic treatment for young and old airways!
Seebensee: at 1675 meters above sea level, this jewel of turquoise blue water is won by a quiet and peaceful hike through the mountain pastures and the beautiful forest of Seebenwald. The arrival to the turquoise lake is breathtaking because it settles very close to the German border, at the foot of the highest mountain in Germany: the famous Zugspitze. To immerse yourself in its water is a delicacy!
Alpine Village Fallerschein: in this charming village with 44 log cabins, time seems to stand still. The place is unique and preserved: green meadows, alpine dairies and farms, singing streams and mountains covered with flowers: a very secret paradise awaits you!
Lightning ascents to the peaks and their treasures with summer cable car
Climbing sites, mountain bike descents, theme parks and breathtaking views are yours! The summer cable cars take you to the heights in a moment where glacier caves, summer toboggan runs and other mountain treasures await you. In the program:
Hochsöll witch water: in this park of games and discoveries, 60 fun experiences with the theme of natural phenomena await you: at the hive you can follow the bees’ dance, at the mill you will understand how water polishes rocks, you can revive yourself by walking barefoot on the cold water hiking trail, learn to interpret cows’ body language, etc.
Waidring Triassic Park in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps: here the primeval sea 200 million years ago left a huge rock and a wealth of prehistoric fossils! It is in gondolas that you depart from the lower station of the cable car to the top of the cliff. In addition to 3D animations to learn all about fossils, 400 km of hiking trails are available to you in the mountains and on the pastures!
Hochzeiger Stone Pine Park in the Pitztal Valley: Note for adventurers of all ages: A toboggan run awaits you from the top of a 12 meter high tower, all in cembro pine (Zirben in German) to make you scream with laughter! If you want even more excitement, a 3.7-kilometer mountain map course goes down an unforgettable descent, and many walks and hikes allow you to recover from all these emotions as a family.
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Unforgettable family accommodation:
On the farm : Do you want to sleep on the farm? Many in the region open their doors for a weekend or all holidays for city dwellers in need of nature: chickens, homemade products, hot bread every morning and more activities will make your stay a unique experience.
Surrounded by nature, with games and furniture for children : Tyrol makes welcoming families its specialty: many hotels and bed and breakfasts are equipped with outdoor and indoor games rooms, secure sockets, furniture for children, spacious rooms that can accommodate 3 or 4 people, etc …
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