Active holidays in the Tyrolean Ötztal - adrenaline, sport & action
If you are attracted to adventure and recreational fun with an adrenaline rush, then you are in the right place in the Ötztal. Many natural "adventure highlights" such as spectacular ravines, mysterious caves and wild rivers, especially the Ötztaler Ache, invite you to rafting, canyoning and caving. In addition, the Ötztal is internationally famous for its excellent climbing opportunities and excellent mountain biking trails.
No wonder then that the Ötztal is the first place of contact in the Tyrol when it comes to combining nature and enjoying sports with fun and action. There are a variety of possibilities at all levels provide both families and beginners and professionals alike with the opportunity to try out one of the many fun sports.
The Ötztal on the water
White water rafting on the Ötztaler Ache
The Ötztal, thanks to the 42 km long Ötztal Ache and its numerous tributaries, is the whitewater paradise in the Tyrol par excellence and is known far beyond its borders by experienced rafting fans. As the first point of contact when it comes to canyoning and rafting, the Ötztal offers fantastic tours for all levels and tastes. The numerous glacial rivers also offer excellent conditions for canoeists. Those who love whitewater will also love the Ötztal, because it allows you to experience elemental water in all its power, right up close. An unforgettable experience.
Pure action & nature experience
Canyoning in the Ötztal
Canyoning, also known as gorge walking, is both an adrenalin rush and a particularly special nature experience. In the midst of nature, the combination of water and rock as well as hiking, climbing, jumping and swimming becomes an adventure that involves all the senses. Numerous canyons, waterfalls and mountain streams make the Ötzta a real canyoning Mecca. Experienced and certified guides accompany you on your canyoning tours, which are offered to various levels of difficulty. Of the many impressive facilities, the Auerklamm is certainly the highlight canyoning in Ötztal. With jumps of up to 16 m in height, rappelling into the waterfalls Auerklamm is a must for all fans of canyon hiking – this gorge, one of the most beautiful gorges in Europe, is also accessible on various levels of difficulty.
Adventure between canyons and open streambed
Kayaking and Canoeing
From May to October the numerous glacial rivers of the Ötztal offer ideal conditions for canoe and kayak athletes. Depending on water level, a wide range of technical challenges are to be met. The professional canoe slalom course in Ötz, 350 meters long and equipped with 42 gates, is navigable for free for canoeists to training and racing purposes, from early May to late October. Kayak athletes swear by the unpredictable white water Rofan- and Venter Ache, since in almost no other sport are you as closer to the elements as in kayaking and canoeing.
Area 47 - Austria's largest outdoor park
The action highlight in Ötztal
In an imposing 66,000 square metre area there is the best that there is to offer in action & adrenaline kicks in Austria. At the entrance of the Ötztal, Area 47 extends between Haiming, Sautens and Roppen, offering spectacular facilities such as a 20,000 m² water park and the world's tallest high-ropes course with a 350 m long flying fox. Besides gigantic water slides, a climbing tower with imposing boulder cave there is also a 3,800 square meter indoor hall for action & motorsport available for all enduro and motocross fans. Chilled food services and recreational areas are as much part of the Area 47 deal as cool events and shows.
Ötztal Premium Card
All highlights included
Experience the highlights of the Ötztal, with the Ötztal Premium Card. Take advantage of the benefits of the Ötztal Premium Card right from the day of your arrival onwards. To enjoy free travel on the cable cars and public transport, whether up on the mountain or through the entire Ötztal.
You can take part in a guided tour or explore the Ötztal on a mountain bike tour with a rental bike. Afterwards, relax in one of the swimming pools / lakes in the Ötztal, the leisure arena or in the Tyrolean thermal spa of Längenfeld, the Aquadome. You can then get active around the bathing lake of Area47, where many features are included in the Ötztal Premium Card. After visiting the Ötzi village or other museums, round off your holiday with a game of mini golf or a visit to the Ötztaler fun park.