Osttirol

Holidays in Osttirol

Osttirol and its lovely town of Lienz are always worth a visit. The province is divided into four wonderful holiday regions: Hohe Tauern national park, Defereggental, Lienz Dolomites and Hochpustertal in the south-west. Dreamlike mountainscapes and high Alpine pasturelands add to a memorable vacation at the heart of the Hohe Tauern national park. Osttirol makes a true paradise for the relaxation-seeking holiday maker throughout the seasons. Both in summer and winter the marvelous Großglockner and Großvenediger summits attract people from around the world. The huge Osttirol hiking paradise comprises 241 peaks beyond three thousand meters. A variety of pristine slopes promises unlimited ski holidays in close touch with Osttirol's unspoilt nature, far away from overcrowded mass tourism centers.

Osttirol – Sporty holidays at their finest

Superb summer holidays for walkers, hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers await you in scenic Osttirol. Here you also find the highest mountains of all Austria, encircled by 214 peaks beyond three thousand meters. 200 quaint mountain and refuge huts are spread all over Osttirol's hiking paradise, boasting a huge network of well-marked hiking trails and walking routes. Nature exploration at its finest is scheduled in the 1834 km² Hohe Tauern national park – including Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain. Discover the park's rare fauna and flora on a splendid network of hiking routes within central Europe's biggest Alpine park. The mighty Dolomites, in the south of Lienz, promise a hiking area for all ages and skill levels: leisurely walks, easy hiking tours or challenging peak conquests are on the daily program when it comes to a wonderful hiking holiday in Osttirol. Climbing enthusiasts are spoilt for choice as well in varied rock climbing gardens and on via ferrata tours. Osttirol also hosts yearly cycling event highlights like Giro d’Italia, Tour of Dolomites or Tour of Austria. Further activities include playing golf, llama trekking, paragliding, hang gliding, horseback riding, kayaking or river rafting. Adventure-seeking guests should watch out for the convenient Osttirol Card, a unique holiday pass comprising many attractions.
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