Holidays to St. Anton

Come summer, St Anton casts aside the ski pistes and parties, embracing an unhurried pace of life

Walking holidays in St. Anton are all about getting out into the mountains of the Arlberg – which is easy, thanks to the cable cars, trusty village buses and innumerable walking and biking trails. The train station also brings Innsbruck and Zurich within easy (and very scenic) day-tripping reach. Back in town, there’s always something going on, including yoga festivals and outdoor film screenings with an even more cinematic backdrop. Also, the dining is divine - take your pick from mountain recipes served with Alpine views, candle-lit wine bars and steakhouses chasing their first Michelin stars.

The Tyrol: valleys of adventure

There are around 270 kilometres of marked footpaths around St. Anton that vary from forested valley trails to ridge walks with panoramic views of peaks and glaciers. The Verwall Alps are on the doorstep. Here, mountains soar up over 3,000 metres and mountain huts are connected by sky-high trails. The emerald waters of Verwall Lake are a short bus ride from St. Anton – great for families looking for a beautiful walk with a playground and café finale. Don’t miss the suspension bridge, which hangs above the rushing waters of the Rosanna River.

Summer in St. Anton

St. Anton’s streets snake along the foot of the Arlberg massif. Take the time to wander the pedestrianised village centre and browse the Ski and Local Heritage Museum. Outside, it looks like a real-life gingerbread house; inside, it reveals how the town became a star of the ski scene. St. Anton’s summer diary is filled with festivals and events, including a weekly Tyrolean night that revives old mountain traditions like yodelling and folk dancing. Keep an ear out for the brass bands, too. Alphorns are the instrument of choice in St. Anton and players don’t need much of an excuse to strike up a Tyrolean tune.

Wellness and wonder trails

Arlberg WellCom was built as a super smart media centre for the Alpine Ski World Championships. Now, it’s living a second life as an equally sleek wellness centre with swimming pools, waterslides, saunas, a gym and tennis courts. And all with widescreen mountain views.

Families can also visit the Senn family’s Sennhütte – a mountain hut with a Wonder Trail of sensory herb gardens, tree houses and a record-breaking edelweiss flowerbed. You read that right – it won the Guinness World Record for the biggest flower arrangement on the planet.

Journey to Switzerland by train

The construction of the railway and nearby Arlberg Pass changed St. Anton’s course forever, transforming it from a sleepy village to a ski resort that would become the place to be for downhill skiing. These days, the train station is a one-stop shop for day trips to the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck and Switzerland’s Zurich, with its bright turquoise lake. If city explorations aren’t your thing, there are plenty of tiny village stations to disembark at en route.

Why book a summer holiday in St. Anton with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of St. Anton’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to St. Anton include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Added value

St. Anton Summer Card included (option to upgrade to Premium Card - payable locally)

Hotels in St. Anton

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The popular Hotel Arlberg is set in a quiet area, a short walk to the village centre and lifts. Take a dip in the indoor pool and enjoy a little relaxation time in the spa. The homely bedrooms and the cosy bar and stube are designed in classic Tyrolean style.

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Hotel Post is one of St. Anton's best-known hotels. It sits in the pedestrianised village centre, just 300 metres from the Galzig lift. A traditional hotel that's perfect for a relaxing break in the mountains, especially with the newly completed outdoor pool and relaxation area.

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The elegant Hotel Alte Post sits in the pedestrianised centre of St Anton and is an easy walk from the mountain lifts. A historic building full of rustic Tyrolean tradition, it has a pretty garden and sun terrace, and an excellent wellness area too.

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Family-run and family-friendly, Hotel Nasserinnerhof is in an ideal location for access to the lifts and trails. Rooms are traditional and cosy, with everything you need for a restful stay. Enjoy lazy afternoons on the terrace, and panoramic mountain views from the pool.

Things To Do

Things to do in St. Anton

  • Variety of shops & cafes
  • 270km marked walking trails
  • Nordic walking
  • 200km mountain bike trails
  • Village spa with indoor/outdoor pool and lido
  • 6 hole golf course
  • Ski museum
  • Train station for excursions to Innsbruck (1½ hrs)
  • Indoor tennis & squash
  • Indoor climbing centre and lessons
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Weekly Tyrolean evening with yodelling, cow bells & dancing
  • Weekly brass band concerts and procession
  • Full programme of events at Tourist Office including archery, mountain bike tours, Nordic walking tours (pay locally)

St. Anton, Austria has plenty of shops and cafes, and is ideally positioned for walking and relaxing in, with a central leisure spa, and dozens of well-marked paths. The walks vary in degrees of difficulty from rambles to high peaks. The scenic Verwall valley with its turquoise lake and pine forest can be reached on foot and the Valluga peak at 2,811m is accessible by cable-car, providing an unforgettable panoramic view of peaks and glaciers. Interesting excursions and varied entertainment are available through our representative, and there are events and festivals in the village throughout the summer.

St. Anton Summer Card - Free to all guests

From approx. end June to mid September all guests receive the St Anton Summer Card. Given to you by your hotel, it gives you:

  • Free use of all cable cars for one day
  • Free use of local buses (walkers bus, resort bus, routes to Verwall and Landeck)
  • Free entrance (one time) to either the Arlberg Wellcom or Wellnesspark Stanzertal
  • Free taster guided walk, archery and a yoga class
  • Free children’s activity programme
  • One free admission to the Museum St. Anton am Arlberg, the Gand Exhibition Mine, a Tyrolean Evening and a torchlit walk

Inclusions subject to change.

Lift and cable-car approx. opening times

The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:

  • Rendlbahn (normally open Wednesdays & Thursdays from 21 Jun - 7 Sep)
  • Gampenbahn (normally open daily except Wednesdays & Thursdays from 16 Jun - 12 Sep)
  • Kapallbahn (normally open daily except Wednesdays & Thursdays from 16 Jun - 12 Sep)
  • Galzigbahn (normally open daily from 2 Jul - 3 Oct)
  • Vallugabahn I & II – (normally open daily from 2 Jul - 3 Oct)

Subject to change.

St. Anton Premium Summer Card

Upgrade your free Summer Card to the Premium Card locally, and enjoy these additional benefits.

  • Unlimited use of all open and operating cable-cars and lifts for the period of validity of your ticket
  • Unlimited use of the Centre in St. Anton or the Wellnesspark Arlberg Stanzertal in Pettneu
  • Take part in all the guided walks and activities offered on the weekly programme
  • Discounts on E-bike rental
  • Various partner discounts

Upgrade is available for three, five or seven days starting from around €65.

Inclusions subject to change.


St. Anton Village Festival

Normally around the mid July, the Village Festival is a wonderful celebration of culture and heritage with dance, Tyrolean music, local arts and crafts and traditional food.

Brass Band Festival

An important festival for St. Anton, the Brass Band Festival is a highlight of the summer with a parade of the local brass bands and lots of music and celebrations held in a large marquee near the new middle school in the village. It's normally held around 4th-6th August.


Attracting keen walkers from all over the world, there are 270km of marked walking paths in the St. Anton area, ranging from easy valley walks to more strenuous climbs and high altitude tours accessed by cable-car.

Getting around | The excellent network of chairlifts, gondolas and buses across the area mean walks can be easily shortened to suit different abilities. Paths are well signposted and the FREE resort bus will take you to and from most start and finish points. The forested valley trails of the Verwall Valley and the Moostal can be reach on foot from the village, and the gondola and cable-car network will take you up to the start of many ridge or valley walks that end back down in the village. St. Anton’s highest peak, the Valluga, is accessed by an impressive cable-car ride which provides incredible unspoilt views over the entire Arlberg region, and often still has snow in high summer.

Popular walks include:

Mühltobelweg | 3 hrs | Easy |
Leaving the centre of St Anton and passing the Arlberg museum, follow a small gorge up towards the Sennhütte where you can enjoy a refreshment and enjoy the gardens which have a variety of different herbs and flowers that are used for cooking and medicines in the region. You could also explore the WunderWanderWeg which is an interactive walking trail.

Verwall Valley | 4 hrs | 1,295 - 1,676m | Moderate |
This beautiful walk starts with the Rosanna gorge, opening up into the forested Verwall valley with its turquoise river and plentiful wildlife. Continue to the historic Sennhütte for a traditional lunch.

Valluga | 5-6 hrs | 1,300 - 2,811m | Slightly Challenging |
Take the Galzig gondola from the village centre then continue with the awe inspiring Valluga cable-car to St. Anton’s highest peak at 2,811m. Walk the ridge for spectacular views alongside mountain ibex, and walk or take the cable-car back down to the middle station, stopping for lunch at the Ulmer Hutte (Jul & Aug). Here you join the final section of the famous ‘Eagles Way’ route and follow trails through grazing pastures through the ‘Steissbachtal’ back down to the village.

Tourist Office Guided Walks

St. Anton tourist office runs a full programme of guided walks and Nordic Walking (small local charge). With the included Summer Card you can take part in one guided walk - if you choose to upgrade to the Premium Summer Card you can take part in all the walks and activities on the programme.

Good to know

Walking trails: 270km of walking trails with great lift network

Terrain: Mountainous terrain with dramatic peaks and dense forests

Best time to go: end of June to mid September

Recommended for: Challenging walking, families with teens, nature, activities

Fly into: Innsbruck (approx. 2 hours)

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach

Rep service: In resort

Resort card: St. Anton Summer Card Basic included for all hotels - you can upgrade to the Premium Card locally

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