Austria’s East Tyrol… head in the clouds!


East Tyrol in Austria Those considering Austria holidays might want to take the East Tyrol region into consideration. The spelling of the area can be confusing as you may also see it written as East Tirol, but it is the same place and no matter how its name is spelt, it is one of the most attractive destinations in the world for those who enjoy walking holidays and cultural activities.

When thinking of Austrian holidays, your first thoughts may be of mountains, lakes and hundreds of square miles of unspoilt countryside and the East Tyrol region will not be a disappointment to you. Many people each year spend their holidays walking in Austria and this part of the Austria Alps is home to a vast mountain landscape, leaving you spoilt for choice. When in the Austria Alps region you will find yourself surrounded by glacier-topped peaks, valleys filled with lush-green meadows and quaint villages and a general feeling of peace and tranquillity that you won’t want to leave behind. Many Austria holidays give you the opportunity to explore the area on foot and East Tyrol is no exception.

One popular walk is the ‘Europe Panama Trail’, reached by taking the cable car from Matrei i. O. You travel to a height of 7185 feet where you can take in views of around 60 different mountains. There are hundreds of miles of walking trails at all levels in East Tyrol and the only problem will be finding the time to try them all.