Family friendly activities
In addition to hiking, cycling is one of the most popular family friendly activities for those staying in Scheffau. There are a range of exhilarating bike circuits around the Wilder Kaiser, with a selection of rustic mountain huts along the way to grab a bite to eat and admire the scenery.
A popular pit stop is the Brandstadl Mountain Restaurant, which sits next to the Scheffau KaiserWelt recreation area. Kids will love exploring the adventure playground, tree houses and forest trails, while adults can sit back and enjoy the views.
From June until September, the village comes alive with a variety of festivals hosting live music, crafts and food stalls. The Scheffau Village Evening, for example, takes place every Thursday throughout summer and gives visitors the chance to learn about Tyrolean culture, sample local delicacies and enjoy an open-air concert during their holidays to Austria.
Where to stay
When it comes to accommodation, there’s a variety of choice on offer – from All Inclusive hotels to cosy B&Bs, and self catering apartments. Hotels in Scheffau are mostly traditional, chalet-style buildings with large sunny terraces. Although most are fairly central, the area is quite hilly, so you’ll need to be prepared for a bit of a climb when getting around. There’s also a few hotel options near the Brandstadl gondola station for those who want easy access to the mountains.
Many of the hotels include their own restaurants and bars, allowing guests to relax and enjoy an evening meal and drinks without leaving the property. If you want to add a touch of luxury to your holiday, some residences also feature private pools, spas and saunas perfect for a spot of pampering after a day of outdoor adventures.