Accessible Tirol: disabled-friendly holidays in the Alps

Tirol's mountains offer a unique combination of relaxation and action open to everyone. Many hiking trails are wheelchair-accessible, while sports enthusiasts can explore the region by handbike, cruise the slopes on a monoski and discover the extensive network of cross-country skiing trails with a trailer in tow.

The region's infrastructure - in particular accommodation, ski resorts and cross-country skiing areas - is checked to ensure that everyone can enjoy their holiday in Tirol. Hotels, holiday apartments and guesthouses are inspected to see if they are wheelchair-friendly, with social medicine expert Harald Hörmann visiting each location and checking access points to the buildings and garden as well as shared rooms, bedrooms and bathroom areas. During the inspections he measures the width of doorways, the gradient of access ramps, the size of turning circles and the height of furniture as well as giving tips to the owners, many of whom have years of experience coping with the special requirements of disabled visitors and are happy to recommend hire shops for handbikes and the right ski school with trained instructors.

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