Sports, Activities and Adventure - Austria

Last Updated: 6th Jun 2012

<p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/mattyvcontiki/Hoffie_winter_ski_feild1.jpg" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <p>To go along with all the other popular <a href="/contikipedia/articles/european-sports">European sports</a> , 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. <a href="/contikipedia/articles/innsbruck">Innsbruck</a> has hosted the Winter Olympics twice as well as a myriad of winter sporting events. Contiki also operates <a href="/contikipedia/articles/ski-tours-tours">ski tours</a> in this region during the winter.</p> <p>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 <a href="/contikipedia/articles/paragliding-hopfgarten">paragliding</a>, hiking and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/mountain-biking-hopfgarten">mountain biking</a>.</p> <p>Many Contiki tours staying mainly in the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tyrol">Tyrol</a> region offer the opportunity to take advantage of the country’s natural surroundings by getting involved in activities such as <a href="/contikipedia/articles/mountain-biking-hopfgarten">mountain biking</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/white-water-rafting-austria">white water rafting</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/paragliding-hopfgarten">paragliding</a>. 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 <a href="/contikipedia/articles/schnaps">schnaps</a> or two.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/austria">Austria</a>, together with <a href="/contikipedia/articles/switzerland">Switzerland</a>, are the hosts of the <a href="http://www.uefa.com/competitions/euro/index.html">2008 European Football (Soccer) Championships</a>, a huge event almost on par with the World Cup.</p> <p><a href="/search?scope=tours&amp;terms=austria"><strong>Contiki Tours that travel to Austria &gt;</strong></a></p>