2014 is certain to be the year when our love affair with the bike notches up a gear. With the Tour de France Grand Départ starting in Yorkshire, the public’s renewed enthusiasm for cycling is set to continue.
Ski and spa, ski and city or ski and shopping are all winning combinations, enjoyed by countless people every year, but what about something just a little bit different? Take a look at the following suggestions from the Tirol Tourist Board to really maximise your holiday experience…..whether you want to ski and dance, ski and cook, ski and yoga or ski and have a right good belly laugh.
Kirchberg in Tyrol. Published today, the authoritative 2014 Gault Millau guide awards dynamic Tyrolean chef Simon Taxacher and his restaurant 4 toques and 19 points, catapulting him to the top of Austria’s culinary elite.
Health Retreat Parkhotel Igls in the Austrian Tyrol has been named a Tatler Award Winner 2014 taking the trophy for ‘Best for Medical Marvels’ to become one of only six elite spas worldwide to be recognized.
Parkhotel Igls in the Austrian Tyrol adds ‘World’s Best Destination Spa 2013’ to its string of accolades.
As the 2013-14 ski season approaches, it’s time to unveil the latest news from across the Austrian Tirol region, including new hotels, flights, mountain restaurants, improvements to ski lift infrastructure and tour operator additions.
Specialist ski company VIP SKI opened its new super-stylish Hotel Montjola for winter 2012/2013 and was VIP SKI’s first foray into St Anton and Austria.
Between January and June 2013, over 5.7 million overnight stays were registered in Vienna, a 3.1% increase compared to the same period in 2012.
Mountain hikers are in for delicious dishes when they stop for lunch along the historic pilgrims’ path of Jakobsweg in the Paznaun-Ischgl region of the Austrian Tirol.
The Zillertal region is well-known for its organic cuisine and award-winning dairy products. This deep valley's warm summers and lush pastures give rise to hundreds of indigenous herbs, fabulous local speciality dishes and some of the best restaurants in the Alps. And the scenery's pretty good too.
When looking at the best places to travel in Europe, the focus is generally on a specific city or country. Don’t forget to think regionally, as each country has such diverse regional offerings to individual visitors.
Ever wanted to experience life as a farmer or ranger and become an integral part of the nature park family? The Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park now offers volunteering opportunities.
The increased popularity of cycling tours among the over 50s is bringing a tourism boost to Alpine areas traditionally popular as stay-put ‘Lakes & Mountains’ destinations a generation ago.
When planning a family holiday move away from the administrative role of booking flights and searching for accommodation and invest some energy visualising how that time away will be best spent.
After another epic ski season and with snow still falling in some parts of Tirol, it seems likely that the traditional custom of "Grasausläuten" will be carried out with more than usual energy this springtime.
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