Walking in Pertisau in the Austrian Tyrol

As you arrive into Pertisau the first thing to catch your eye is the mesmerising colour of Lake Achensee. Shifting from aquamarine to a deep sapphire, the water is incredibly enticing. Since my arrival, I have explored the surrounding area as much as I could. There are over 500km of marked hiking trails in the

Austrian Summer Festivals

The street is full of life, children singing, adults laughing and the atmosphere is electric; tonight is Ellmau’s Sommernacht’s fest. Sommernacht fest is a weekly tradition here where the village is turned into a completely pedestrianised area and every hotel and craftsman share their produce with the community. Home brewed schnapps, hand crafted jewellery, utensils

Mayrhofen: All in a day trip’s work

As much as I have grown to love the village of Mayrhofen, sometimes it is nice to get out for a change of scenery. Fortunately thanks to our excursions, this is a weekly possibility. It really can be refreshing to take in the sights of the local cities and experience a different side of Austrian

FACT OR FICTION: There’s nothing to do in St Wolfgang.

 So, if I’m spending my holiday in St Wolfgang, St Gilgen or Fuschl, what is there to do? Views above St. Wolfgang A better question would be, what can’t you do? You can paraglide off the Zwoelferhorn mountain, travelling up by cablecar and flying down under the expertise (and assurance!) of to a licensed glider.

The Wonders of the Lake Achensee: ‘The Tyrolean Fjord’

The Tyrol only has one large fresh water lake and I’m very happy and proud that it is the Achensee!  I have been in Pertisau for a couple of months now and the lake really does define this small village on the western shore of the Achental valley. I’ll give you a few geographical facts

Unforgettable Walks In The Ötztal Alps

When a mountain guide who’s been guiding around the Ötztal Alps all her life says that she’s ‘never seen anything like it’, you know you’ve seen something special. Bridgette is one of the fantastic mountain guides that our guests can enjoy through the Obergurgl tourist office’s FREE guided walking programme. A ski instructor in winter,

Pertisau’s Literary Fascination – The Chalet School

‘The Chalet School’ didn’t ring any bells whatsoever when Lee, a previous representative in the Achensee, told me that I had to know something about the novel’s connection to Pertisau, before I were to arrive in resort. As a child, I was an avid reader of the girls at St Claire’s, Malory towers and Enid

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Lech for Families

Whether you’re flying solo to enjoy the fresh mountain air and a slice or two of strudel, or bringing the whole clan for a week of action and adventure, Lech am Arlberg really does have it all. From hikes and bikes along beautiful mountain paths to delicious picnics with the valley at your feet and