Holidays in Ötztal Valley
Dreamlike Ötztal, Tirol's longest side valley, is always worth a visit. The entire Ötztal Holiday Region is not only home to the highest mountain in North Tirol, the scenic Wildspitze peak, but also offers an infinite number of family holiday activities in summer and winter. Breathtaking glacier worlds featuring more than 250 peaks higher than 3000 meters promise endless fun for active holiday makers. Be it skiing, snowboarding, ski mountaineering, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking or winter walking – the Ötztal has it all when it comes to supreme ski and winter holidays in Tirol. Also in the summer the valley boasts myriad outdoor adventures and activities. Besides climbing, walking, hiking, mountain biking and rafting, there are many more highlights on the summer sports program.
Ötztal – Mountain Summer at its Finest
A summer vacation in the Ötztal creates memories staying with you forever. The scenic Ötztal Alps stand for both relaxation and adventure, either on rushing waters or silent mountain lakes. Fun-filled summer mountain holidays include family hiking, high Alpine mountaineering, wellness treatments, water fun and many other pleasant highlights available in the marvelous Ötztal. Austria's most popular hiking and climbing area features a huge 1300 km network of perfectly signposted walking trails.
Among the undisputed summer attractions ranks the Ötztal Card, comprising all important highlights within the valley plus all summer mountain lifts and public bus lines. A great deal especially for action-packed family holidays. Mountain bikers, white water fans, rafting, kayaking or canoeing enthusiasts can conquer Ötztaler Ache river and the popular Imster Schlucht ravine. A travel back in time is waiting for you at the Ötzi Village in Umhausen, giving an insight into work and life in the Neolithic period. At the entrance to the valley you find Area 47 – the ultimate outdoor playground for the sports-minded. Furthermore, culture events and traditional folk festivals are scheduled throughout the Ötztal all summer long.