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Planning your trip

to Austria

Travel Guides

Planning Your Trip To Austria

AdventureAustria is an independent English owned travel and events agency based in the Tyrolean town of Lienz in south Austria.

We’ve put together the following travel guides to help visitors get the most out of their holiday in Austria. Whether you are planning only to stay in Lienz or planning to venture on to other parts of Austria, you’ll be sure to find some useful information here.


Active Holidays in Austria

Gartengasse 4/5
9900, Lienz, Austria

+43 699 1731 7344
Skype: Adventureaustria

So you’re thinking about a trip to Austria with AdventureAustria?  Want to know what to prepare for your trip? The information below along with our travel guides should help you with your preparations for your trip to Austria.


Visa requirements

Holders of an EEA (EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Swiss passport do not require a visa.  Nationals from EU-countries as well as Switzerland and Liechtenstein may stay for an unlimited time.

Holders of British Passports (European Union) do not need a visa for Austria. There are no restrictions on the remaining validity of your passport, providing you leave Austria before its expiry date.  

Many other nationalities also do not require a visa (if your stay does not exceed 90 days and is for tourist purposes only).  Please check your consulate for individual requirements.

Travel & holiday insurance

All of our suppliers, instructors and partners are fully insured and registered with the local authorities in Austria. It is highly recommended that all visitors have their own holiday, travel and accident insurance. It is also imperative that guests check that their insurance includes cover for the activities they intent on doing.

What to bring

This will largely depend on what time of the year you are visiting and what activities you intend on doing. Some guests prefer to bring their own equipment, but everything can be hired here if required.  When booking any package through us you will be given details of included equipment hire.

Whilst some activities require specialist equipment and clothing, the majority don’t.  In summer light sports clothing is required and in winter warm clothing, shoes, gloves and hats are required.  See our weather section.

A good pair of walking shoes is required just about all year round as well as sun lotion, a camera and spending money!

Getting around

Lienz, where AdventureAustria is based, is the capital town of the region of East Tyrol (Osttirol).  It is possible to reach Lienz using public buses, trains or by driving.  Once you have arrived in Lienz, you could manage without a car as all of the activities are located within a short distance from the town centre.  A free ski bus service operates throughout the winter for skiers.  There are also a number of taxi companies to choose from.

Money and tipping

Austria is part of the EEC and has been using the Euro since 2002.
The part of Austria where we are based is considerably cheaper than other more known touristy parts of Austria.
Typical prices for eating/drinking in this part of Austria:
€2.50 – Small beer 0.3ltr
€2.40 – Cup of coffee
€9.50 – Large pizza in restaurant

Tipping is not compulsory but is normal practice in restaurants, cafes and bars. Once you have received a bill rounding it up or adding approximately 10% should be sufficient.