Destinations / Ski, Lakes & Mountains / Solden (Austria)
Summer holidays in Solden are an idyllic experience of lush flower meadows, towering mountain peaks and truly spectacular views. Walk in green valleys, or past shimmering lakes or take gentle climbs in the hillsides; alternatively, challenge yourself to hiking on more difficult terrain and set your fitness levels to the top bar! Located in the Otzal valley of Typrol, Solden boasts access to Glacier Road which is the 2nd highest paved road in Europe.
Austria offers superb hiking opportunities (there are over 300 klms of hiking trails) and the state of Tyrol is renowned particularly for its amazing scenery. Skiing holidays obviously spring to mind here, but summer time is fantastic in the area when the weather is warm and sunny and the green fields and sloping meadows of Alpine flowers are crying out for admirers! Glittering lakes and amazing panoramas of glacier tipped mountain peaks are awe inspiring. Cyclists and mountain bike fans will equally love the challenges offered by Solden and the surrounding area.
Solden holidays are not all about walking either as the resort has great night life options with plenty of bars and nightclubs. A marvellous selection of restaurants offers a variety of cuisines, but the emphasis is on typical Tyrolean dishes and local specialities. International fare is also widely available, but think wonderful cheese fondues, schnitzels and strudels and you are in Austrian food heaven!
Freizeit Arena Leisure Centre provides entertainment and activities to suit all family members. Tennis, bowling, a shooting range, fitness room, gymnasium and a swimming bath featuring a rock grotto and white water channel are all on offer; in addition, sauna world with infrared cabin and steam bath is recommended for aching muscles after a tough day walking or cycling.
Subjects to in Solden are strong on beauty. With fabulous vistas at every turn, the loveliest scenery will simply take your breath away. The Alpine hills are certainly alive and the sound of music is not too far away either.....
There are no direct flights to Solden, but Aer Lingus operates daily flights to Munich which is approx 2.5 hours away.