Sports, Activities and Adventure - Austria

Last Updated: 6th Jun 2012

To go along with all the other popular European sports , the Austrians make the most of their amazing outdoors with the Alps in winter offering some of the best, cheapest and most accessible skiing not only in Europe. Innsbruck has hosted the Winter Olympics twice as well as a myriad of winter sporting events. Contiki also operates ski tours in this region during the winter.

The ski cable cars and gondolas however operate through the summer also providing access to breathtaking mountain-top views and access to the ever popular paragliding, hiking and mountain biking.

Many Contiki tours staying mainly in the Tyrol region offer the opportunity to take advantage of the country’s natural surroundings by getting involved in activities such as mountain biking, white water rafting and paragliding. The relaxed and laid back feel also allows for a relaxing time spent soaking up the sun, breathing the free, clean mountain air or perhaps enjoying a schnaps or two.

Austria, together with Switzerland, are the hosts of the 2008 European Football (Soccer) Championships, a huge event almost on par with the World Cup.

Contiki Tours that travel to Austria >