St. Anton’s hiking network is made up of an incredible 300 kilometres of hiking and walking trails. Once there, you’ll come across rustic mountain huts and pockets of water, rolling green hills and snow-capped mountains close by.
What’s more is, those all-handy ski lifts that run skiers up the mountains in the winter still run regularly in the summer for hikers. To make the most of your Austrian holiday adventure, there are hiking guides you can enlist the help of, but the routes are clearly marked so you shouldn’t have trouble navigating your own way.
Getting active in St. Anton
Upon first glance, this charming Austrian village might not seem like a thrill seeker’s paradise, but look a little further afield out to the mountains beyond and you’ll soon realise you’ve stumbled upon one seriously adrenaline-raising playground. Mountain biking, archery, rock climbing, paragliding and a ropes course – all at your disposal.
The Rosanna River runs through St. Anton as well, which means watersports open up here in the summertime. Kayaking, canyoning and tubing are all up for grabs. And if you’re holidaying with children, there are a few special kid-friendly activities like young climbers’ programmes and playgrounds to get them appreciating their supremely green surroundings too.
St. Anton Summer Card
If you’re planning a holiday to Austria to take advantage of the great outdoors, you’re in luck. The St. Anton Summer Card was created especially with adventurers in mind, and offers discounts and special access to top St. Anton attractions.
With the free Summer Card, you’ll get useful exclusives like a free day pass to use the cable cars as often as you want, a guided hiking tour, admission to the Museum St. Anton am Arlberg, access to children’s programmes during the week and unlimited use of local buses.
Just as there are a million and one ways to get your heart racing in St. Anton, there are just about as many for winding it back down again. There’s a 9-hole golf course for practicing that swing, plus fishing opportunities and a walking trail that’s loved for picking flowers and herbs.
Also on offer here are a few leisure centres with indoor pools and spas. It’s here where you’ll find massage treatments, fitness studios and saunas too, all of which will help get out any knots a strenuous hike might have left you with.