Direct UK flights to Innsbruck, the capital of the Austrian Tirol, take from two hours all summer long. Warm and sunny weather in July and August is pretty much the norm. And if you’re looking for a family activity holiday with unlimited potential, this is the land where they practically invented adventure.
There’s something for every type of family in the Tirol this summer. Active families will love child-friendly hiking paths, rock-climbing areas and cycle routes for road bikes, mountain bikes and even e-bikes. If history and culture is your collective passion, Tirol is traced all over with museums, monuments, castles and experiences to enthral everyone from toddlers to teens.
And if that isn’t enough to persuade you to discover Tirol this summer, several top family regions are offering free weekly activity programmes for the entire season. So you can try out anything from rock climbing and star gazing to forest camping and family-friendly foodie adventures. Want to know more? Have a look at three regions highly recommended by Tirol Tourist Board for fabulous – and free – family fun this summer.
You’ll love Innsbruck in summer. Not only is the city itself incredibly pretty and easy to explore with kids, catch the funicular railway in its historic centre and you can be adventuring on the magnificent Nordkette Mountains in just 10 minutes.
Family friendly bike paths cover hundreds of kilometres round Innsbruck, but divide neatly into easy-going shorter rides so even younger kids get in on the freewheeling excitement.
And if you want to find out why everyone raves about Tirolean mountain huts and restaurants, this is the region to find them at their finest and friendliest, serving up fantastic food in spectacular surroundings.
Innsbruck summer holiday highlights