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Austria Holidays & Resorts

Austrian Lakes & Mountains holidays

As Britain's long-standing favourite summer holiday 'Lakes & Mountains' destination, holidays in Austria continue to charm with their unique combination of fairytale features and local traditions, hearty cuisine and friendly welcome. Pretty mountains in Austria alpine villages, meadows, and old-fashioned folklore and traditions take you back to quieter and unhurried times. You can be as energetic as you like – or not during your Austria holiday.

There are many different resorts you can choose from during your Austrian Alps summer holiday : Kitzbühel, Seefeld, Salzburg, Lech, Fuschl and Mayrhofen to name a few. Summer holidays in Austria have something for everyone which is why so many of our guests return every year to this much-loved country and experience something different every single time. Whichever resort you choose for your summer holiday in Austria, you will be welcomed with a friendly smile and greeting such as "Grüss Gott!".

We offer lots of cheap summer holidays in Austria with a variety of exciting activities. The lakes in Austria offer spectacular scenery and relaxing boat trips, and the cities are full of imperial architecture and medieval history. A summer holiday in Austria can offer an array of additional destinations to be discovered from your base by joining fellow Inghams guests on an excursion in addition to taking advantage of the multicentre combinations on offer.

Cycling Holidays in Austria

No serious cyclist will be content without having cycled the stunning Austrian Alps at least once. If you’re looking to go on a scenic ride through valleys, or challenging climbs over alpine passes, Austria is the place to go.

The cycling possibilities are endless and is a reason why Austria mountain holidays are so popular with cyclists from the UK.

Try our cycling Austria holidays: Treasures of the Danube - Passau to Vienna or Vienna to Budapest.

Austria Walking Holidays

One of the most popular Austria breaks is now a walking holiday as many of our guests are enticed by trails that weave across valleys and mountain tops which take in the most unspoiled parts of this beautiful country. Hiking trails for all levels are well marked and easily accessible from an array of excellent hotels in Austria. Walking through flower-filled meadows that fill your senses with joy to serious mountaintop or high-altitude hikes that will get the adrenalin flowing, there really is a walk perfect for you.

From river rafting and horse riding to skiing and exploring cities, there are more activities than you could possibly do in a busy week of fun!

If you’re going on a Vienna city break with the family, then there are lots of things you can do such as visit the iconic Schönbrunn Palace. If you’re heading to the Alps on your Austria holiday, you can choose to follow lots of trails which are accessible to the whole family.

Multicentre Holidays

The stunning panoramas of the Austrian Alps and the turquoise waters of the lakes both offer breathtaking scenery and are two of Austria's biggest draws. Combining one "Lakes" resort with one "Mountain" resort or two pretty Alpine villages with contrasting walking terrain or with a few days sightseeing in Salzburg or Vienna. Choices are yours. Further afield you can add one of the Slovenian resorts for a superb blend of scenery and culture. Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 for more information.


It is hard not to fall under the spell of the mountain villages in the Austrian Tyrol. The picturesque wooden chalets laden by snow in the winter, transform into a feast of colour during the summer.


Known as the ‘Fjord of the Alps’, Lake Achensee is nearly 10 km in length and 1 km wide whilst 133m at its deepest point. Known for it's stunning emerald-green colours and drinking water quality, a variety of water sports and boat trips are able to take advantage of the vastness of the water.

Resorts in Lake Achensee

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Green pastures full of flowers, cow bells tinkling, this is a superb area for walking. This unspoilt valley offers miles of marked trails through lovely rolling hills and FREE use of all lifts. Wildschönau means ‘wild and beautiful’ and this is certainly one of the most glorious valleys in the Tyrol, with a special rural character, many rustic mountain alms, and the spectacular Kundl Gorge to explore at the end of the valley.

Resorts in The Wildschonau Valley

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Music, mountains and some of the most staggeringly beautiful alpine scenery define the Salzkammergut area, which is known as Austria’s Lake District. This is the land of lakes, heaven for gentle walks following the shoreline, heading inland to the mountain foothills or exploring the wonderful woodland trails in the forests.

Surrounded by meadows and forests and set against the beautiful backdrop of the Gratlspitz peaks, this fairytale village has lost none of its ‘olde worlde’ charm with picturesque overhanging eaves and balconies with wonderful flowers.

Ellmau, Village view

Ellmau is a pretty village located between the rolling green hills of the Kitzbüheler Alps and the craggy Wilder Kaiser (Wild Emperor) mountains. With a strong farming history, it it still full of local character and tradition.

Summer in Galtür

Just 10 km from its slightly bigger sister village of Ischgl, charming Galtür lies at an altitude of 1,584 metres in the upper Paznaun Valley.

Ischgl, Village view

A peaceful Tyrolean oasis in the Paznaun Valley in the stunning Silvretta mountains, Ischgl came under the world’s spotlight in 2002 when Bill Clinton delivered his ‘Message from the Mountains’ speech here.

Kitzbühel, Austria

Famous for its vibrantly coloured old buildings, cobbled streets, and medieval walls dating back to the 16th century, Kitzbühel is a fascinating place to explore - and makes for a superb base to explore from. During the summer months, the town is a hub of activity with pavement cafés, designer boutiques and various local festivals, concerts and open-air events. Along with a huge range of outdoor pursuits available for you to get inspired by.

Mayrhofen mountain view

One of Austria’s best loved resorts, Mayrhofen comes alive in the summer when flowers deck the balconies and the streets are filled with bustling cafés and brass band parades.

This small and picturesque village is set in the heart of the Stubai valley, one of the most scenic in the Tyrol. Surrounded by pine forested slopes on all sides, there are more than 50 mountain huts dotted around the hillsides, and 4 separate walking areas each with a gondola and a variety of trails, all linked by the valley bus.

Seefeld, Church, Steeple View

Situated on an open, scenic plateau above the Inn Valley just 10 miles from Innsbruck, Seefeld is a large bustling village offering something for everyone. The walking in this region is varied and suitable for all levels.

Walkers in St. Anton, Austria

A fantastic resort for keen walkers wanting to explore the vast high alpine trails and peaks of the scenic Arlberg region, this famous Tyrolean village enjoys an unhurried atmosphere in summer, and is surrounded by beautiful and dramatic scenery.

St. Johann, Austria - Town view

This charming little market town set in the wide sunny valley close to Kitzbühel is full of Austrian traditions with a Baroque twin spire church and pretty town square filled with quaint cafés that play host to regular festivals and celebrations throughout the summer.

Söll, Austria - Landscape views

The village of Söll lies in a lovely open valley between the majestic Wild Emperor and Hohe Salve mountains. Midway between Innsbruck and Salzburg, it is ideally situated for a wide range of excursions and is a well-established walking area.

Austria, Austrian-Tyrol_Westendorf, Landscape View

In this idyllic, peaceful farming village, life goes on much as it has for centuries. Lying on a sunny plateau surrounded by alpine pastures, Westendorf is an incredibly pretty area and offers extensive walking. Numerous rambles lead to all parts of the wide valley, over to Kirchberg and Kitzbühel, as well as into the Bergwelt.

Beautifully situated on the scenic western shores of Lake Achensee, the largest and deepest lake in the Tyrol, Pertisau is known for its striking emerald waters, framed by the picturesque Karwendel and majestic Rofan mountain ranges.

Niederau, The Wildschönau Valley, Austria - Landscape views

A quiet resort in the unspoilt Wildschönau Valley, picturesque Niederau houses a pretty church and friendly cafés and is a superb base for a walking holiday.

Oberau, The Wildschönau Valley, Austria, Town view

Fairytale Oberau in the delightful Wildschönau Valley is home to a magnificent chapel, a handful of shops and some fine old buildings. Wildschönau means 'wild and beautiful' and this is certainly one of the most glorious valleys in the Tyrol...

View of Salzkammergut lake in Fuschl am See

With crystal clear waters said to be the cleanest in Austria, this tiny, peaceful village has a real ‘holiday’ feel and enjoys a stunning lakeside setting and magnificent sunsets at the foot of the Schober mountain. Guests staying in Fuschl can enjoy free use of the lakeside lido with heated outdoor pool and lakeside bathing area.

St-Gilgen, Town view

An impossibly picturesque village of painted houses and winding lanes on the shores of Lake Wolfgang. Famous for its association with Mozart, historic St. Gilgen is full of Baroque and Rococo character with colourful streets lined with cafés, shops and old frescoed houses that lead to the onion-domed church.

St. Wolfgang, Salzkammergut, Austria

An iconic village dating back to the 11th century, St. Wolfgang is famous for its operetta and lakeside setting, with a pretty medieval centre and excursions on the historic cog railway and lake steamers. All guests receive a FREE all-day ferry boat ticket for Lake Wolfgang.

  • from£549pp
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Situated in the south of Austria in Carinthia, the spa resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim is a great base for your summer holiday. Close to the Italian and Slovenian border and surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Nockberge Mountains, the region enjoys a mild climate.


  • from£349pp
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This pretty little village, with wonderful walking and a charming atmosphere, enjoys a truly picture-postcard setting at the foot of the Bischofsmütze and Dachstein Mountain peaks, surrounded by unspoilt scenery.

  • from£469pp
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This delightful village has a special location, lying on a sunny plateau above Innsbruck. 0n your doorstep are meadows, forests, and a huge range of walking opportunities yet historic Innsbruck is only a 15 minute scenic bus ride away.

  • from£629pp

Known for its sophisticated skiing and royal connections in the winter, Lech in the summer is a chocolate box village with a river running through and wonderful opportunities for walks and wildlife spotting.

  • from£523pp

The ideal resort for those wanting to experience high alpine walking, fresh mountain air and wildlife. As the highest parish in Austria this quiet, compact village is found at the end of the scenic Ötz valley with miles of extensive, well-marked paths directly from the hotel door.

  • from£399pp
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Surrounded by rolling hills and countryside, Saalbach and Hinterglemm in the scenic Glemm valley are a paradise for walkers offering 400km of well marked paths and more than 30 rustic mountain huts along the way.

  • from£559pp

Magnificently set below a medieval fortress, Salzburg is one of Europe’s loveliest cities and the birthplace of Mozart. On the banks of the river Salzach and surrounded by mountains, Salzburg’s picturesque and historic old city is a recognised World Heritage site.

  • from£529pp
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Located on the banks of the river Danube, Austria’s romantic imperial capital is alive with the music of Schubert and Mozart and is brimming with culture, art and majestic architecture. Enjoy the grandeur of Emperor Franz Josef’s ‘Ringstrasse’, the circular boulevard surrounding the Hofburg Palace, the State Opera House, Burgberg Theatre and numerous museums.

  • from£449pp
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Zell am See is one of the most scenic and well-loved lakes and mountains resorts in Austria. Beautifully located, directly on the shores of Lake Zell, it is also close to the Hohe Tauern National Park and the magnificent Grossglockner mountain region.

Currency: Euro

No. of airports: 2 – Innsbruck & Salzburg

Fly from: London Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted,  Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh & Leeds-Bradford.

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