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Activity holidays in Austria

The last Ice Age left a wonderful legacy for visitors to Austria. Towering peaks, broad, flat-bottomed fertile valley floors, and beautiful lakelands that provide endless opportunities for exploring on a gentle activity holiday in Austria.

Walkers can take gentle routes past tiny hamlets of pretty frescoed houses and onion-domed churches set against a dramatic backdrop of rocky mountains or, with just a 400m-500m climb, follow Alpine paths with magnificent views of the jagged snow-capped mountain ranges all around. For cyclists and those looking for a relaxed activity holiday in Austria, our holidays offer spectacular views, gentle shoreline routes and lots of swimming opportunities and, on your rest days, boat trips, cable cars and fairytale cities await.

During the winter months the landscape is a mecca for cross country skiing. Austria has twice hosted the Winter Olympics and offers some of the finest and most extensive cross-country skiing in Europe, all surrounded by the dramatic mountain scenery of the rugged Zugspitze Alps. And the Austrian Tyrol is renowned for its exceptional snow cover all season long.

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Highlights of Lake Constance by bike

Highlights of Lake Constance by bike

Explore Lake Constance by bike on gentle cycling trails, stopping for lunches at waterfront restaurants and discovering some of the cultural and historic highlights of this region, staying in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £949per person, tour only
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Cycling Austria's Great Lakes

Cycling Austria's Great Lakes

This 6-night holiday gives a lovely short introduction into the Austrian lakes district, Salzkammergut. A land intrinsically linked with the sound of music and Mozart. This is picture postcard Austria shimmering blue lakes, deep green meadows, alpine villages and traditional dress.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1049per person, tour only
  • 6 nights half board
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Austrian Lakes Activities

Austrian Lakes Activities

Stay in a luxury 4-star hotel - with top of the range wellness centre - and choose from a whole host of activities: walking, cycling (route notes for both provided), water sports, boat trips, ice caves. Complimentary Headwater bikes included for the duration of your stay.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1059per person, tour only

  • 22 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Route notes and maps provided
Cross-country skiing & Winter walking - Leutasch and Seefeld

Cross-country skiing & Winter walking - Leutasch and Seefeld

Leutasch is a real winter wonderland with horse-drawn sleighs, tobogganing, ice skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Our cross-country skiing and winter walking programme includes full support with our resident Headwater leader.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeWinter snow holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1099per person, tour only

  • 94 Reviews
  • Buffet breakfast, afternoon coffee and cake and evening meals
Austrian Lakes Walk

Austrian Lakes Walk

A glorious mix of spectacular scenic views, wooded forest trails and picture-perfect 'chocolate box' villages await as you pass crystal-clear lakes, babbling streams and secluded bays.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1139per person, tour only
  • All continental breakfasts and 8 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Austrian Lakes Cycling

Austrian Lakes Cycling

The flexibility of this holiday make it an outright winner for families looking for gentle traffic-free cycling with lots more to do besides: pools, watersports, mountain rail rides, boat trips.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1199per person, tour only
  • All continental breakfasts and six evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Lake Constance Cycling

Lake Constance Cycling

With over 250km of gentle cycling trails - plus the option to hop on/off the local train (with your bike) - this region is perfect for exploring by bike. You'll visit Baroque churches, Gothic cathedrals, fairytale palaces - and the views are pretty special too!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1249per person, tour only

  • 36 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 8 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking in Mozart’s Lake District

Walking in Mozart’s Lake District

Scenically stunning, immerse yourself in the beauty of flower-filled meadows, looming mountains and quaint villages dotted around the glimmering lakes.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1259per person, tour only

  • 8 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 9 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
The Sound of Music Cycling

The Sound of Music Cycling

Discover fairytale villages and spectacular views on this gentle lakeside cycling tour. Lots to see - St Wolfgang's cog railway, Mozart's museum, Gmunden's floating castle and lots to do - water sports, mountain rail rides and boat trips.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1399per person, tour only
  • Continental breakfast and 8 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Passau to Vienna Cycling

Passau to Vienna Cycling

A very gentle linear route following the course of the River Danube - arguably the most beautiful river in Europe. Highlights include Passau 'City of Three Rivers', mediaeval Linz, the UNESCO Wachu Valley and Benedectine Melk!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1589per person, tour only

  • 53 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels