Activities in summer

Our region truly is an “El Dorado” for water sportsmen. The beautiful bathing lakes in East Tyrol and Upper-Carinthia invite you to go swimming and boating. Numerous outdoor and indoor swimming pools, such as the large indoor swimming pool in Lienz, delight kids and adults. Additionally, you can participate in kayaking, canyoning and rafting tours on the river Isel, amid the stunning alpine world of East Tyrol.

 

Bathing lakes and pools

 

The newly constructed "Dolomitenbad Lienz" (appr. 15min away) is offering swimming fun for young and old.

 

Lake Tristach (appr. 15min away). As the only bathing lake in East Tyrol, it is held in high esteem. In beautiful location, this miracle of nature lies at the foot of the Dolomite Alps.

 

The outdoor pool Dölsach (appr. 5min away) offers 3 pools with a terrace-shaped lawn, a playground and a beach volleyball ground.

 

The adventure pool Oberdrauburg (appr. 10min away). With a 58m waterslide, a waterslide for infants and a kids river pool with attached infant bathing area, the adventure pool in Oberdrauburg never fails to please children of every age.

 

When on a bike trip, the Vithal adventure pool in Thal/Assling is a great place to go. This adventure pool is located in Thal, directly besides the Drautal-bikeway. Due to a broad waterslide and a climbing-web, this pool is especially appealing to kids.

 

 

 

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Rafting, kayaking and canyoning

 

The river Isel especially attracts whitewater sportsmen, for kayaking and whitewater rafting. Every difficulty level exists. From a romantic hike through shallow riverbeds, to the ultimate kick of rafting or kayaking, everything is possible.

The river Isel is fed by the large glaciers of the Hohe Tauern National Park. That is why even during the summer months, July and August, an ideal water level is guaranteed.

Sportsmen who enjoy the thrill and action of canyoning will discover outstanding possibilities. East Tyrol’s diverse virgin landscapes of the Hohe Tauern National Park, impress with their spectacular canyons, waterfalls and whitewater.

 

Alpine sports and biking 

Rugged mountaintops, clear lakes, glacier massifs, lush alpine pastures and numerous hiking and excursion destinations – all this and even more things are waiting to be discovered during your stay in East Tyrol.

 

Hiking and climbing

 

If you enjoy hiking in the Alps, away from civilization but still having an infrastructure – East Tyrol is the right place for you. Austria’s highest mountains can be found in East Tyrol. 214 mountains higher than 3000m are located in our region. On 60 of them it is also possible to hike. The hiking path network in East Tyrol comprises 1300 kilometres and includes all levels of difficulty. Many farmed alpine pastures and mountain shelters provide sustenance for hikers and climbers.

For climbing enthusiasts, the climbing crags of our region offer more than 450 sport climbing routes on all levels of difficulty. The alpine climbing tours in the rock walls of mountains, such as, Roter Turm, Große und Kleine Laserzwand, Kleine Gamswiesenspitze, Törlspitz, Simonskopf, Teplitzer Spitze, Seekofel and Hochstadel with its third largest north face of the Eastern Alps, they belong to the most beautiful climbing tours in Austria.

Further information on the topic hiking and climbing you will find at:

http://www.osttirol.com/de/wandern or inside our displayed information folders.

 

Biking experience

 

Bike tours in East Tyrol are a special experience at the highest stage. Whether on the splendidly constructed bike ways alongside the river Isel, river Drau or uphill, there is something for everyone.

 

For a smooth and easy biking experience on an even route, the Drau-bikeway (Drauradweg) with its 366 kilometres is one of the most beautiful bikeways in Europe. Reasons for its popularity are the stunning landscapes, as well as the numerous specialized hosts along the route. The bike and hiking tour leads over a well labelled bikeway which is suitable for all kinds of bikes.

 

Locals often refer of East Tyrol as a mountain bike “El Dorado“. On 1000 kilometers, divided into 120 labelled mountain bike routes, every biker, no matter how experienced he or she is, will find something suitable.

 

Further information on biking you will find at:

 

http://www.osttirol.com/de/raderlebnis

 

Aviation

Regardless of whether paragliding, hang-gliding or flying a glider – in East Tyrol’s unspoiled countryside there is always the right thermal.

 

Flying a glider

 

The airfield in Lengberg, in close proximity to our Korberhof, is the central meeting point of all glider enthusiasts. This airfield is an ideal basis for fascinating scenic flights along the main ridge of the Alps (Glockner and Venedigergruppe) and the Lienz and Sextener Dolomites. The unique scenic contrasts and the outstanding thermal conditions, which exist throughout the year, offer ideal premises for gliding.

 

Paragliding

 

The broad alpine pastures on Zettersfeld, right above Lienz, offer a stunning mountain panorama. Hochstein is the second flying area directly above Lienz, It shares its landing strip with the Zettersfeld. Due to the eastbound starting slope, an early access into the thermal is possible. This is particularly convenient for morning or noon flights. 

Further information on aviation in East Tyrol, you will find on: www.flugplatz-lienz.at

 

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