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by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Tour de Tirol – Cycling through Tirol on your Gravel Bike

Gravel paths, forest roads, long bike paths along the river – up until now you needed various different bikes in order to explore Tirol. But now we have gravel bikes for all these different routes. These bikes with their wide tyres and the light road bike frame promise lots of fun on the road as…

9 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Nature

Tirol’s “Big Five”

Here in Tirol, wild animals can be found everywhere: in the supermarket, at the ski lifts, on the walls of mountain huts and, of course, filling the shelves of souvenir shops. Admittedly, these are reproductions of Tirol’s “Big Five” – golden eagle, marmot, chamois, bearded vulture and ibex – and not the real thing, but they…

4 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Game for a Game?

Tiroleans are renowned for being a little reserved when you first get to know them, so there is no better way to break the ice than with a game of “Perlaggen”, “Doz’nhacken” or “Tschongelen”. Here are nine traditional games from the region ideal for long nights in mountain huts.

9 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Sports

Ice, Ice Baby!

Tirol is famous for skiing and cross-country skiing in winter. However, there are also other adventures for you to embark on in the snowy mountains: ice climbing for example. Today, our author will tell you more about his first ice climbing experience.

10 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Which Ski is Right for Me?

These days you are likely to find more different types of skis on offer in your local sports shop than the toppings available at your favourite pizzeria. So when it comes to winter sports, like good pizza, is it all just a question of taste? Not quite. Only if you know what you want and…

4 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

DIY Hotel

Camp fire instead of hotel bar, board games instead of après-ski, home cooking instead of haute cuisine. Tirol’s many self-catering mountain huts are the ideal place to get back to basics and enjoy the simple life. Here are some top tips for stays at these DIY hotels in the Alps.

5 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Your Own Private Log Cabin

A self-contained cabin in the mountains is the antitheses of bland all-inclusive resort-style accommodation: It’s a great place for families and friends who don’t mind snow shoveling, wood chopping and cooking for themselves. Vacation or no vacation?

11 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

By Skiers, for Skiers: The Custom Ski Builders

With Innsbruck-based startup SPURart, ski manufacturing is going back to its small-batch roots. Small is better. Small means ash cores and wood veneers. Small means the people building the boards also ride them. We checked in with co-founder Peter Pfeifer to find out more.

7 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Nature

Meet the Animals of the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo

Take a walk around the Alpine Zoo at Innsbruck while scouting animals that roam large-acreage, natural habitats. With its distinctive hillside setting above town, the zoo is a must-see for animal and plant lovers. You can even discover endangered species that were protected by the Alpine Zoo’s conservation programs. Meet some of the mountain animals…

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