It’s not all about the skiing…
Winter holiday makers also have a host of other alternative winter activities to choose from. Whether you fancy cross country skiing or snowshoeing, East Tyrol on the sunny side of the Alps where AdventureAustria is based, is the perfect location for your winter holiday.
Tobogganing in East Tyrol
Fun for all the family! In the whole of East Tyrol there are no less than 35 toboggan routes so the choice won’t be easy. Some are floodlit making it possible to toboggan at night. Toboggan taxis or ski lifts bring you comfortably to the starting points. Adrenalin hungry should head over to the Osttirodler – the alpine toboggan run similar to a rollercoaster. 2.7km long and open May to October and in winter – Christmas to the middle of March, this should not be missed if at all possible.
• Alpe Staller, Defereggental
• Bodenalm, Prägraten
• Compedal Rodelweg, Assling
• Dolomiten Naturrodelbahn, Lienz
• Glampweg, Obertilliach
• Hochstein Buchwaldweg, Lienz
• Kalksteinerweg, Innervillgraten
• Lugger Alm, Iselsberg Stronach
• Sandbergweg, Innervillgraten
• Schlossbergbahn, Lienz
• Würfele Hütte, Virgen
In East Tyrol you’ll find untouched countryside, hidden valleys, cosy mountain huts and sleepy mountain huts belonging to farmers that will give you an idyllic impression that will long not be forgotten.
Toboggan run Dolomitenhütte and Kreithof
One of the favourite toboggan runs in East Tyrol is the Dolomitenhütte and Kreithof run. Being floodlit it is also a big attraction at night time. Take a taxi or go by foot uphill and toboggan back down along a spectacular panoramic way.
Alpine rollercoaster on the Osttirodler
Tobogganing can be very adventurous….East Tyrol gained a new attraction in 2010 with the Osttirodler – a 2.7km long toboggan alpine coaster similar to the curves and spirals of a rollercoaster. The Osttirodler is open May – October and Christmas to March.
Mountain hut fun
During a toboggan evening a stop at a mountain hut should not be missed. In the huts you can find traditional East Tyrolean specialities like Tiroler Knödel, Schlipfkrapfen, Kaspressknödel and Kaiserschmarrn.
The town of Lienz is an ideal place for a family winter holiday in Austria. If you are interested in tobogganing during a winter holiday please contact us we’ll be happy to help organise it for you