When winter is slowly coming to an end and the skis have been put back in the attic for another year, Tirol blossoms into life with a huge range of sports, outdoor activities and alpine adventures. Tips for summer holidays in Tirol.
When the scent of thousands of alpine flowers fills the air, the sound of cattle bells rings out over the meadows and the sun warms the swimming lakes high in the mountains, it is high time to get out and explore Tirol with all your senses. Walking, hiking, mountainbiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, relaxing bike rides along the valley floor, paragliding high up in the skies – there are so many activities and sports awaiting visitors. Many of these are ideal for families with children, including high-rope adventure parks, play areas and kayaking. Culture vultures will enjoy exploring Tirol's many towns and villages rich in history as well as the region's centuries-old customs and traditions such as the fires lit high in the mountains to mark the Summer Solstice and the cattle drives held in autumn which see cows decorated with flowers brought down from the high pastures into the valley ready for winter. International events such as the Tirol Festival Erl attract visitors from around the world and showcase Tirol's outstanding culture and arts scene.