Sports and excitement in MatreiThe picturesque village of Matrei in Osttirol is located where the Tauernbath stream runs into the Isel river. This is the ideal starting point for excursions into the Hohe Tauern National Park. Sports, relaxation and culture attract many tourists every year. Hiking, mountain biking, horse-back riding and golfing awaits holidaymakers in summer. The majestic mountains higher than 3000 meters guarantee stunning views. In winter it is also possible to spend memorable holidays with the entire family in Matrei and enjoy skiing pleasures in the Matrei ski resort. Today, it is still possible to stay in the 500-year-old Matrei Tauernhaus.
Summer holidays at the heart of OsttirolA new day starts: slowly the sunshine illuminates the peaks of the Hohe Tauern mountains. The mountain lakes are heated by the sunshine and make the water surface sparkle. If you go hiking to enjoy great views, then the Europapanoramaweg Trail offers splendid views of the surrounding mountains higher than 3000m. It is also possible to enjoy fresh mountain air with the entire family on more relaxing hiking tours, such as the Tauerntal valley hiking path. More experienced hikers can take advantage of hiking up the 3674m-high Grossvenediger.
Mountainbiking is also very popular in the Hohe Tauern National Park: beginners and experienced bikers can choose from various routes for different ability levels. Enjoy individual relaxation in a cozy holiday apartment, a family-run farm or a classic hotel.
Winter holidays in MatreiOnce the mountains are covered with snow, they attract tourists with diverse offers. The Grossglockner Resort Kals/Matrei is a particularly family-friendly ski resort: modern lifts provide access to perfectly groomed slopes which make it easy for beginners to have fun. Alpine ski touring is also possible on the “Ski Route Hoch Tirol”. This guarantees that beginners and experienced Alpinists get what they are looking for.
Close to the Matreier Tauernhaus, located at 1500m above sea level, there is also a perfectly prepared cross-country skiing track inviting you to cross-country skiing pleasures (classic and skating) throughout the winter. The numerous mountain huts offer plenty of traditional food and drinks so that you can return to the slopes with a lot of energy.