, base for summer & winter activities

On the recent trip out to Austria for the Alpentour Trophy, we came across this  gem of a place to stay;, deep in the heart of some amazing riding and skiing areas, just 60 minutes south east of Salzburg, in the Pongau area. Its lesser known status means smaller crowds and cheaper prices, but the area offers a whole heap of very cool stuff to do, for all the family.









Nestled into its peaceful hillside location overlooking the small town of Altenmarkt im Pongau, the accommodation offers amazing views across the valley and of the surrounding mountains. The area is a mecca for the outdoors, summer and winter. Plenty of 1000m mtb climbs, rides along the valleys or if lift assisted is more your thing, then the Planai bike park at Schladming is within a super easy drive to the west or Wagrain Bike Park 15 minutes drive to the east

There’s plenty to do for all the family too. Easy trails for riding and walking or the local high wire walks at the bottom of the hill. There is a local ski hill across the road too. If you want a relaxing trip, away from the crowds, then this is perfect, with everything you need at the accommodation. Town is just a 10 minute walk away.

easy trails in the valley and the local high wire walks!
High wire walks in the trees anyone?









In the valley
Looking up from the valley trail








the locals
view from the balcony (left side)
view from the balcony (right side)
local hillside restaurant with views across the valley
spectacular view even when the weather comes in!
restaurant with a view

It is all here for winter activities too, check out the photos here




Author: Scott Cornish

Scott arrived to the sport at the age of 34, the then unknown Cape Epic when it was a trans event with big miles. That experience got him hooked on the longer haul. A number of podium spots in 12 hour races followed as did his addiction to stage races. Experience seems to have paid off, 2nd as a vet, with a number of podium spots, a 3rd in the GC at the Transpyr and a top spot at the Manx 100 miler.

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