Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Put those Skis Away for a While in Austria!

Whilst I’m sure you’re horrified at the very idea of enjoying a pastime in Austria other than skiing, you need to realise that the country offers a plethora of other activities to enjoy, especially during the warmer months of the year.

In fact, although winter sports holidays are still firm favourites in the country, the number of people travelling to Austria during the summer months is definitely on the increase. This is down to the fact that there are so many diverse activities to get your teeth into in the country: ranging from anything between pleasant and tranquil walks through forests, to full-on and adrenaline-pumping pastimes.

To start with the more sedate kinds of activities, there are plenty to enjoy and these will appeal to people of all age groups. Austria allows you to indulge in pastimes such as nature walks (especially beautiful in the spring when the first flowers come out in their droves), lake swimming, painting and photography opportunities, lake and river fishing, sailing, cycling and a whole host of equally enjoyable other leisure pursuits.

For those of you who would prefer to get involved in something altogether more ‘white knuckle’, Austria definitely will not disappoint. For example, how does white-water rafting sound; and how about bungee jumping? You might even like to consider canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking, abseiling or even spelunking. Real adrenaline junkies should never presume that Austria is a sleepy backwater with very little going on. 

So, pop those skis in the cupboard just for a time, as there is a whole world of other fantastic activities for you to participate in whilst on holiday in the country of Austria. Don’t worry; you can get them back out when winter comes around again!