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by Christian in Food & Drink

Inn River Cycle Path Stories

Are cyclists athletes? Can bicycles reconnect people to nature? Somehow, I’d say that both is true. Riding a bicycle along the Inn River Cycle Path, one is exposed and alert to the scenic surroundings. With eyes and ears on the ground, cyclists feel a greater sense of place and a stronger connection to the countryside—and…

3 min. Reading time
by Mathea in Sports

Fit for hiking

Hiking is a sport open to everyone, but after a long walk in the mountains you may well find yourself with tired legs. That’s why good cardiovascular fitness as well as strong muscles are important. These also help keep you safe when negotiating rough terrain and make walking and hiking a more relaxing and pleasant…

3 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Sports

Man or mouse?

In the Ötztal Valley – to be precise at 47° latitude – lies Austria’s largest outdoor adventure park. Our author, for whom summer in the mountains had so far meant nothing more than an easy walk in the meadows, agreed to take on the challenge of Area 47.

14 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Sports

Five Best Mountain Bike Rides for Explorers

Full of jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking vistas and amazing downhill cruising, Tirol has long been a sought-after destination for mountain bikers. With an incomprehensible amount of 5,800 kilometers of trails, this is truly a mountain biker’s playground. That landscape also makes it a no-brainer for great e-biking, which enables riders to cover more ground in less…

3 min. Reading time
by Mathea in Sports

Fit for mountain biking!

The mountain biking season is finally here! As with every other sport, it is important to prepare your body for the stresses and strains specific to mountain biking. As well as good overall cardiovascular fitness, riders need strong legs to push the pedals uphill as well as a strong upper body to deal with tricky…

3 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Sports

Upstream Surfing in Tirol

Mention Tirol and the mind turns to mountains, skiing, maybe mountain biking or yodelling. But not surfing. Yet in this mountainous country thousands of miles from the seas, a growing number of landlocked surf addicts are heading for Inn River to catch a wave.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Sports

Five Rock Climbing Areas for All Ages

Climbing builds self-esteem, improves strength and balance, and teaches how to focus on a task. Rock climbing in the great outdoors of Tirol is a wonderful opportunity for families to exercise together while having fun. Here are five outstanding family-friendly rock climbing areas that offer fantastic scrambling for all ages and abilities.

3 min. Reading time
by Mathea in Sports

Fit for Climbing

Summer is just around the corner and with it the main climbing season in Tirol. However, before you hit the rocks, it is a good idea to prepare your body for the specific demands of rock climbing. Strong arms are, of course, important, but climbers also need a strong core. Austria’s climbing world champion Jakob…

2 min. Reading time
by Michael in Sports

Wild about water: tips from a kayak veteran

Rushing streams, whirling eddies and rocks protruding above the water’s surface. What sounds like a nightmare for most right-minded people is heaven for Paul “Ted” Fieldhouse. The kayak veteran is an old hand when it comes to whitewater and enjoys sharing his passion for paddling with beginners and experienced kayakers alike.

4 min. Reading time
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