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Adventure Travel & Tourism in Austria
By:Rachel Oliva

If you like adventure travel, you might have heard Austria offers some of the most exhilarating adventures in Europe. Skiing, alpine ballooning and rafting are a few of the exciting experiences Austria can delight you with.

Ski St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg is Austria's signature resort.
Austria is home to some of the world's best ski resorts. St. Anton am Arlberg is Austria's signature resort, boasting some magnificent runs.

Bike Along the Danube

See Austria as you trek along the Danube.
Rent a bike and trek along the Danube. The classic route is from Passau to Vienna. You will cycle past castles, ruins, medieval towns and vineyards.

White-Water Rafting in the Salzburg Alps

The Salzburg Alps are the perfect place for white-water rafting.
Salzburg has some of the most beautiful lakes and thunderous white-water streams. In the waters of the Salzburg Alps, the water is pure and powerboats are prohibited.

Alpine Ballooning

Up, up and away in your alpine balloon.
If you want alpine ballooning, Styria is where to go. Considered one of the best places in Europe for alpine ballooning, you will glide over mountain peaks, glaciers, river valleys and vineyards.

Hike in the Alps

The scenery is breathtaking (especially if you look down).
If hiking is what you like, the Zillertal Alps in western Austria should be your No. 1 stop. Alpine guides will take you on winding footpaths. The scenery will take your breath away.

Discover the Ice Age Valleys and Salzbergwerk Salt Mine

Hohe Tauern National Park is Europe's largest national park.
Hohe Tauern National Park, part of the Austrian Central Alps, is Europe's largest national park. The valleys were formed during the Ice Age and are filled with pastures, alpine heaths, snow and ice, rock fields and more amazing sights. Going back to 1517, this salt mine offers 90-minutes tours that take you through strange salt formations on foot and across an underground lake by raft. Visitors wear traditional miners' overalls and get to slide down the mineshaft.

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