Google Austria and you’ll be presented with some of the most breath-taking mountainous views! Austria truly is a stunningly beautiful country, if you loved The Sound of Music movie then you will have seen some of the picturesque surroundings already! Not only has the country a rich history and a fantastic ski scene, it has lots to offer tourists looking for a summer holiday with a difference.
Both Vienna, Austria’s capital city, and Salzburg have great international airports that link the country regularly with the United Kingdom and mainland Europe! You can fly to Vienna with easyjet or Ryanair from UK, with flights to the capital also from Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome, Zurich, Oslo and Lisbon! Easyjet fly direct to Salzburg from Liverpool, Hamburg and Berlin Schoenefeld; Ryanair and British Airways fly direct from London and Jet2 operate direct services from East Midlands, Manchester and Leeds! Salzburg airport has regular arrivals from Dusseldorf, Murica and Frankfurt as well! So with transport links that good, there’s no excuse to not visit Austria!
Flachau, approximately 1 hour from Salzburg airport, is a village in the district of St. Johann im Pongau in the Salzburg state. Its numerous skiing facilities are part of the Ski Amadé network of ski areas, one of the largest in Europe. In summer, the village is perfect for a multi-activity holiday due to its mountainous surroundings and nearby Lake Zell!
Flachau has some fantastic summer activities for families, including canyoning, white water rafting and kayaking. Although it also has a few more original activities on offer as well… You can brave the heights with a climbing and high ropes obstacle course, or try your hand at Zorbing! They also offer “riverbugging” which is a like individual white water rafting, where you control your small hydro speed air-kayak (google it… it’s pretty cool!)
Flachau also plays home to the “Lucky Flitzer” rollercoaster that takes you down through the ski slopes, allowing you to see for miles over the beautiful surroundings! The individual ‘toboggans’ take you over 1,100 metres of tracks, with many twists and turns making sure you won’t be bored! You can control the speed yourself, with the maximum speed being a zippy 42mph!!
Surrounded by beautiful scenery your summer holiday in Flachau really would be the best adventure holiday! Cool rafting tours, canyoning, climbing in the high-ropes garden or jump into the Zorb ball - one thing is certain - in Flachau - there's always a lot happening! Check out our summer ‘Alpine Mix’ adventure package here!