Tirol is not only the heart of the Alps, Austria. Tirol is the heart of Europe. With excellent road and rail connections, as well as the airport at Innsbruck, Tirol is an ideal vacation region that’s easy to get to from anywhere in the world.
Breathtaking scenery also makes Tirol a natural choice for a holiday, be it for sports or relaxation. Majestic mountain ranges shelter the land and divide it into small, semi-secluded areas, each with its own distinctive character.
Towering, snow-capped mountain peaks glittering in the sun are a perfect backdrop for the picture-book villages in the valleys below. The character of the land depends on its elevation, and Tirol’s mountains, valleys and plateaus provide guests with a wide choice of ways to unwind or have fun in a beautiful natural setting.
The most popular winter sport in Tirol is Alpine skiing, and skiers will find hundreds of cable cars, chair lifts and T-bars waiting to whisk them to the mountaintops. With well-trained professional instructors, skiers of all ages quickly master slopes that include famous World Cup ski runs such as the Kandahar at St. Anton or the Hahnenkamm at Kitzbuhel.
And skis are not the only equipment you’ll see on the slopes. If you still haven’t tried snowboarding or snow rafting, a vacation in Tirol might provide the ideal opportunity to see what all the excitement is about. Guests who prefer a quieter, more relaxing pace will enjoy over 1000 kilometers (600 miles) of cleared walking trails that wind through snowy woods and idyllic villages.