Hit the heights in Ischgl this summer
Whether you’re looking to escape the Olympic frenzy at home and the unpredictable British weather this summer or simply hankering after a reviving and refreshing holiday, you should head for the mountains of Ischgl and its neighbours of Kappl, See and Galtür in the beautiful Paznaun Valley of Tirol, Austria.
The mountain resorts of Paznaun offer the A to Z of an adrenalin-charged summer from adventure trails to zip wire. Try paragliding, learn bouldering and via ferrata, swim or fish in the crystal clear water of the mountain lakes, give mountain biking a go, hike on the extensive network of trails, eat wonderful Tirolean food in one of the many welcoming huts, test drive a motorbike on the winding roads.
Relax, too, in the pure and pollution-free air of the Silvretta mountains. There are weekly church concerts and peaceful walks. Hire an e-bike (electric bike) and cycle with ease along the banks of the Trisanna River.
There are extensive holiday programmes for children, with activities and events tailored to their ages and abilities.
Paznaun-Ischgl Tourist Director Andreas Steibl said: “Leave the stress of daily life behind and enjoy your summer in the mountains surrounding the Paznaun Valley. Indulge in the many leisure activities and treat yourself to a wonderful summer holiday that you will never forget.”
For details of just some of the many and varied activities, have a look at:
swimming in the lake at See see.at/swimming-lake-see.en.htm
bouldering in Galtür galtuer.com/bouldering-tyrol.en.htm
adventure park in Kappl kappl.com/sunny_mountain_adventurepark.en.htm
adventure hiking trail at Ischgl ischgl.com/hiking-trail-idalp.en.htm
Book direct through the accommodation search facility on paznaun-ischgl.com and fly with BA or easyJet to Innsbruck in the heart of the Tirol, which is just an hour’s drive from the Paznaun Valley.
Or book through one of the UK tour operators to the area, including Crystal crystalsummer.co.uk, Inghams inghams.co.uk and Neilson neilson.co.uk.