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Active summer holidays in Austria

Outdoor experiences in the Hochpustertal region in East Tyrol

Mountains, nature, and sunshine are the key ingredients for summer happiness in East Tyrol. Whether being active hiking, or taking it leisurely by the pool, experience summer at its best in the middle of the Hochpustertal region with views of the Dolomites.

East Tyrol lies nestled amongst high, ice-capped mountains and lush green valleys, the hidden Tyrol in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park and the unique Dolomites, with the most beautiful treasures of nature and history, an idyllic and unspoiled world, holidays here are a true experience, enhanced by the hospitality of the local people.

5 reasons for active holidays in summer in East Tyrol

A host of outdoor activities and benefits await you on summer holidays in the Dolomiten Residenz ****s Sporthotel Sillian:

  • Holidays in the Hochpustertal hiking and biking region
    (Hiking sticks and backpacks available to hire)
  • Top location on the Drauradweg cycle route and right next to the gondola lift for the Hochpustertal hiking Paradise
  • Daily active & sport programme with our fitness and wellness trainers
  • Free summit ticket covering travel on the summer lifts in Sillian, Kals-Matrei and St. Jakob
  • “Spoil-yourself” board offering you a gourmet experience with many included services


Outdoor activities in the Hochpustertal region

Sporting activities are in abundance in East Tyrol. The wonderful natural environment and the varied landscape of the Hohe Tauern mountains and the Dolomites offer a wealth of opportunities for outdoor activities.

Paragliding & tandem flights

Experience the Hochpustertal region from a different perspective with a birds eye view on a gliding or paragliding flight from the Thurntaler mountain, or other attractive areas.

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Hiking & biking

The Hochpustertal hiking paradise is rich in variety for mountain lovers, from leisurely walks in the valley through to fabulous panorama hikes and distinctive peaks. Alternatively, explore the region on an electric bike or mountain bike, from the Drauradweg cycle route through to summit tours.

Anglers and hunters also find themselves in a natural paradise in the Hochpustertal region.

Wild water in East Tyrol

Rafting, canyoning, or kayaking, the rivers, waterfalls, and mountain lakes in East Tyrol are wonderful for cooling off in summer, and a really special adventure when accompanied by East Tyrolean kayak guides.

Those wanting to take it a bit easier are well catered for with the hotel pools, open-air swimming pools, and mountain lakes in the region.


Summer summit lift ticket

With a free summit ticket, our guests can use the cable cars in the region free of charge. Valid during opening times of the following lifts:

  • Hochpustertal/Sillian
  • Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei
  • St. Jakob im Defereggental


Nordic Sports: Running & walking

It’s not only the border-crossing running “Hochpustertal-Run” in Sillian or the “Großglockner Ultratrail“ in Kals that have already made a name for themselves. The trail running and running routes in the Hochpustertal region are a true paradise for stamina athletes. Walkers, runners, and trail runners enjoy perfect training conditions along scenically beautiful routes in the valley alongside the Drau river, through meadows and forests or up to the Alpine pastures.

Running routes in Sillian

Tennis holidays in East Tyrol

Tennis playing guests staying at the Dolomiten Residenz ****s Sporthotel Sillian benefit from 3 sand courts at the Sportunion Sillian and the astroturf courts at the Heinfels sports centre, going by the motto “game, set, and match”.

Courts must be booked in advance.

Hotel guests can get information about tennis courts from reception, or directly from the tennis coach Stefan Geiler on +43 / (0)664/1333263  or by e-mail.

At our hotel reception, we can happily tell you about the range of tennis on offer, and can arrange court bookings for you. Please let us know in good time as booking is essential. Both tennis facilities are easily reachable by bike or on foot along the Drauradweg cycle path.

Tennis-Union Sillian (german)

Dolomite golf in the Hochpustertal region

Golfers at the Dolomiten Golf Club Lienz enjoy amazing views on the largest 36 hole golf oasis in Tyrol, about 40 minutes from the hotel. At the foot of the breathtaking backdrop of the Lienz Dolomites in Lavant is one of the most beautiful championship golf facilities in Austria, with two perfectly maintained 18-hole courses.

Tip: 30% discount on green fees for hotel guests

An overview of the golf club:

  • Ideal conditions for beginners and advanced
  • Practice area with open and covered ranges, sand bunkers, chipping and putting green
  • Golf tasters, competition courses, handicap courses, clinics, private lessons, video analysis

Active holidays with children in Austria

Children can experience East Tyrol in an active way with our programmes for children and teenagers at the Häppi Päpi children’s club, or together with their family. Our varied children’s programme provides fun and action with lots of outdoor experiences in any weather and highlights for young people.

Spend summer holidays going by the motto “you can do lots, but don’t have to do anything” at our 4* superior family wellness hotel in East Tyrol.

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