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The 20 best hotels for sports enthusiasts

We reveal the 20 best hotels where you can not only improve your fitness, but also relax!

11 May 2020

Explore for yourself what the Austrian mountains have to offer in summer for power women and men like you. So that nothing stands in the way of your adventure holiday in the mountains, we have selected the most beautiful sports and activity hotels and the best offers for the summer for you right away:


Mountain Resort Feuerberg | Bodensdorf/Gerlitze Alpe, Carinthia

Romantic-comfortable rooms and chalets at 1,769 metres above sea level

To the lake or rather to the mountains? Why not both? The Mountain Resort Feuerberg is perfect for those who can't decide. Breathe in the refreshingly cool mountain air while you explore the 500,000 m2 Discover the large car-free alpine pasture on foot or by bike and then jump into the alpine lake directly on the resort terrace. Or you can work off your energy in the Spirit am Berg programme and then relax in the 4,500 m2 large bathing world on the mountain.

Top offer: "Bewegt in den Sommer" from 14.06. to 05.07.2020, 4 nights incl. pampering board and daily sports units such as Yoga, Indian Balance, Aqua Fit and much more from € 708.- p.p.

Cancellation policy: Reservations until the end of August 2020 can be cancelled free of charge up to 48 hours before arrival.

More info & to book: https://www.feuerberg.at/

Mountain Resort Feuerberg | Bodensdorf/Gerlitze Alpe, Carinthia. Mountain Resort Feuerberg | Bodensdorf/Gerlitze Alpe, Carinthia.

Gradonna Mountain Resort | Kals am Großglockner, East Tyrol

Active at the foot of the highest mountain in Austria

A holiday in the mountains could hardly be more varied: lie in wait and observe the impressive wildlife on an excursion to the Hohe Tauern National Park with a National Park Ranger. Venture on the legendary Glockner climb or let the cable car take you up the mountain for free as a Gradonna guest. Afterwards, the natural bathing pond and the resort's delicious award-winning cuisine await you. In case of bad weather the bouldering room, the sauna area and the indoor water world are calling.

Top offer: "Exclusive chalet holiday in Kals am Großglockner" from 19.06. to 01.11.2020 from € 136.- p.p.

More info & to book: https://www.gradonna.at/

Gradonna Mountain Resort | Kals am Großglockner, East Tyrol. Gradonna Mountain Resort | Kals am Großglockner, East Tyrol.

WoodRidge Luxury Chalets | Werfenweng, Salzburg

Close to the mountains in your own luxury chalet

You open the door of your luxurious wooden chalet and are greeted by the unmistakable fresh aroma of pine wood. But the surrounding peaks of the Tennengebirge are inviting: strengthen your body and soul with a hearty Jaus'n at an alpine hut, soar through the air on a paraglider or cycle through the enchanting landscape of the village of Werfenweng. Afterwards, your private sauna, whirlpool, a crackling fire in the wood-burning fireplace and a breathtaking starry sky await you.. Chalet from € 265.- per night.

Cancellation policy: Bookings for July and August can be cancelled free of charge up to 1 month before departure.

More info & to book: http://www.woodridge.at / Tel: +43 664 1233087

Woodridge Luxury Chalets | Werfenweng, Salzburg. Woodridge Luxury Chalets | Werfenweng, Salzburg.

Hotel Miramonte | Bad Gastein, Salzburg

The Magic Mountain base camp for freedom seekers and free spirits

Relax in crystal clear mountain air. Find ease in hot springs. Conquer the mountains with like-minded people. Join yoga sessions in a cinematic scenery. Experience outdoor cinema and the bar feeling of old James Bond films. Discover the great views and wonders. Relish your favourite alpine dishes. Miramonte. The magic mountain for creative connoisseurs.

Top offer: "Miramonte SummerFresh". Room with great view Long Stay Special for muse-seekers from 7 days to 7 weeks. Daily 2* Yoga. Art and architecture program. Mountain tours, bikes, trail runners base. Alpine cuisine, Vegan friendly. From EUR 70,00 / person/ night.

More info & to book: https://hotelmiramonte.com/

Hotel Miramonte | Bad Gastein, Salzburg. Hotel Miramonte | Bad Gastein, Salzburg.

DAS. GOLDBERG | Bad Hofgastein, Salzburg

Design hotel with sandy beach in the mountains

Out of the car, suitcase to the room and into the hiking boots! Mountain fans are in the right place here. Directly in front of the DAS. GOLDBERG, you can join the 350 km hiking trail network of the Hohe Tauern National Park and explore the Gastein Valley with its fairytale landscape and rustic alpine huts. Either on your own or on one of the five guided hikes per week. Or improve your tee shot on one of the numerous golf courses in the area and take advantage of the free green fee. Challenging uphill trails and adrenaline-packed downhill rides, yoga 3-4x per week at the hotel as well as two thermal spas and the Gasteiner Heilstollen provide the perfect mix of tension and relaxation.

Top offer: "My most valuable" from 29.05. to 22.12.2020, 4 nights incl. GOLDBERG KULINARIK, 1x € 25.- wellness voucher, participation in the guided hikes, Gasteiner Card and much more from € 640.- p.p.

Cancellation policy: All stays until 31.08.2020 can be cancelled free of charge up to 8 days before arrival.

More info & to book: https://www.dasgoldberg.at/

DAS. GOLDBERG | Bad Hofgastein, Salzburg. DAS. GOLDBERG | Bad Hofgastein, Salzburg.

Naturhotel Waldklause | Längenfeld, Tyrol

Natural & sustainable 5-star wooden hotel in the Ötztal valley

Do 5-star luxury and nature go together? Of course they do! The Naturhotel Waldklause is the best proof of this. Sustainability and closeness to nature are top priorities in the design as well as in the natural cuisine and in the natural SPA. The Ötztal also has a lot to offer around the hotel: Sports and activity fans roam through romantic side valleys, forget their fear of heights with the breathtaking view from the suspension bridge Längenfeld or get their adrenaline kick with a trip to the Ötztal Funpark or Area 47.

Top offer: "Mountain Summer" from 30.05. to 04.10.2020, 7 nights incl. Naturhotel Verwöhnpension, guided hikes, 1 filled Naturhotel rucksack, 1 Ötztal Card, Brainlight relaxation session and free admission to the Aqua Dome Längenfeld spa from € 1,280 p.p.

Cancellation conditions within the trust package (valid for all new bookings): Direct bookings can be cancelled at any time.

More info & to book: https://www.waldklause.at/

Naturhotel Waldklause | Längenfeld, Tyrol. Naturhotel Waldklause | Längenfeld, Tyrol.

Holzhotel Forsthofalm | Leogang, Salzburg

And action! Not for couch potatoes

Boredom is definitely not an option in Leogang. Whether via ferrata, high ropes courses, flying fox or the epic bike park for downhillers and freeriders: you definitely don't need coffee to wake up on this holiday! All those who prefer to take their sports and active holiday at a slower pace will also find numerous hikes & mountain bike tours for every fitness level as well as yoga and fitness offers several times a day.

Top offer: "Late Summer Early Booking" valid until 31.05.2020, 5% save on your summer holiday from 16.08. to 20.09.2020 with the code "Latesummerfrühbucher2020" from € 123.- p.p. / night

Cancellation conditions: No deposit and free cancellation up to 2 days before arrival with FLEX RATE, bookings in the booking period May to 03.12.2020 can be changed or rescheduled free of charge up to 2 weeks before arrival.

More info & to book: https://www.forsthofalm.com/

Holzhotel Forsthofalm | Leogang, Salzburg. Holzhotel Forsthofalm | Leogang, Salzburg.

Krallerhof | Leogang, Salzburg

Active & wellness holidays in Salzburger Land

Boundless adventures await you at the Krallerhof and in the surrounding area. Whether on foot through the Salzburger Land while hiking, trail running or Nordic walking, on two wheels through the bike paradise Leogang or with the golf club on the driving range: sore muscles say hello! Our insider tip: If you want to be full of energy again the next day, the best way to loosen up your tired muscles in the evening is in the 2,500 m2 Wellness paradise of the Krallerhof.

Top offer: "Bike Xperience", bookable on request & availability, 3-14 nights incl. Krallerhof pampering board, 2 private lessons with the bike guide, helmets, locks & maps for biking, laundry service for the bike jersey, 1x daily mountain ride incl. mountain bike, in-house mountain bikes and e-bikes for hire and 1 relaxing partial massage for tired biker legs or hands from € 687.- p.p.

Cancellation conditions: Bookings until the end of November 2020 can be cancelled free of charge up to 7 days before arrival.

More info & to book: https://www.krallerhof.com/

Krallerhof | Leogang, Salzburg. Krallerhof | Leogang, Salzburg.

Kaiserlodge | Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol

Imperial holiday in the apartment luxury hotel

As a guest at the Kaiserlodge on the mountain and on the lake in Tyrol, you can reach for the skies: hike through the picturesque Kaisergebirge with its 700 km of hiking trails or cycle through the Kitzbühel Alps and hire everything you need from the hotel's own "Kaiser's Sport" rental service. Dine, stay and relax like an emperor during your active holiday in the Kaiserlodge.

Top offer: "Active.life", 1 overnight stay incl. € 30 Kaiser's Sport voucher, 1x sports massage á 25 minutes & 1x vital smoothie at Kaiser's Deli & Restaurant from € 70 p.p.

Cancellation conditions: Summer bookings 2020 can be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day before arrival.

More info & to book: https://www.kaiserlodge.at/

Kaiserlodge | Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol. Kaiserlodge | Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol.

die berge lifestyle hotel | Sölden, Tyrol

Home base for summit strikers

The Ötztal is the climbing paradise par excellence: 750 routes in 20 climbing gardens challenge the international climbing elite every year. Bikers also get their money's worth in the "Bike Republic Sölden", as do adrenaline junkies when canyoning or rafting and, of course, real "Bergfex" when climbing three thousand metre peaks in the Ötztal Alps. And which hotel could be better suited for your active holiday in the mountains than a hotel that has been specially designed for mountain sports enthusiasts - and also "the mountains" means? Double room from € 59.- p.p.

Cancellation conditions: Bookings for summer 2020 can be cancelled free of charge up to 2 weeks before arrival.

More info & to book: https://www.dieberge.at/

die berge lifestyle-hotel | Sölden, Tirol. die berge lifestyle-hotel | Sölden, Tirol.

Landhotel Gut Sonnberghof | Mittersill, Salzburg

Modern wellness hotel and flourishing farm in one

The Landhotel Gut Sonnberghof is situated in a wonderful panoramic location amidst lush organic meadows in the Hohe Tauern National Park region. Superlatives such as the Krimml Waterfalls (the highest waterfalls in Europe) or the Großglockner (the highest mountain in Austria) attract as excursion destinations. 7 guided hikes in the Hohe Tauern National Park per week included!

Top offer: "National Park Hiking Week" from 14.06. to 01.11.2020, 7 nights incl. ¾ pampering board, sun-inclusive package, 3 guided hikes per week (July and August 7 guided hikes per week) including hiking shuttle from and to the hotel, 1 hiking calf massage, 1 homemade Sonnberghof hiking herb set, hiking info packages and National Park Summer Card MOBIL from € 764.- p.p.

More info & to book: https://www.sonnberghof.at/

Landhotel Gut Sonnberghof | Mittersill, Salzburg. Landhotel Gut Sonnberghof | Mittersill, Salzburg.

Hotel Post Ischgl | Ischgl, Tyrol

That's where the action is

The Hotel Post Ischgl is located in the middle of Ischgl. Although the town is mainly known as a winter hotspot and for its legendary après-ski parties, it's also the place to be in summer. Whether hiking, mountain biking, Nordic walking, climbing and bouldering in the mountains, canyoning in the gorges or rafting or kayaking down the raging river: Summer is in no way inferior to winter in Ischgl.

Top offer: "AktivPost Package" from 20.06. to 06.09.2020, stay 4 days incl. pampering half board and only pay for 3 days, incl. alpine fit massage, guided hikes with hiking guide, free mountain bike and e-bike rental and much more from € 460.- p.p.

More info & to book: https://www.post-ischgl.com/

Hotel Post Ischgl | Ischgl, Tyrol. Hotel Post Ischgl | Ischgl, Tyrol.

Hotel Sonnenhof | Grän, Tyrol

In the most beautiful hiking region of Austria

Hiking is not only the Müller's, but also your desire and you want to make sure that you spend your holiday in the most beautiful area for it? Then you should check into the Hotel Sonnenhof in the Tannheimer Tal! In 2019, the Tannheimer Tal was voted the most beautiful hiking region in Austria by "Wandermagazin" and its readers. As a guest of the Sonnhof you can use all four summer cable cars for free.

Top offer: "Summer retreat in the mountains" from 02.08. to 06.09. and from 27.09. to 04.10.2020, 7 nights incl. Sonnhof ¾ pampering board, bulging bath basket in the room, guided hikes with mountain guide Sepp, free mountain railways in the entire Tannheimer Tal, free hiking backpack and pole rental and much more from € 1.000.- p.p.

More info & to book: http://www.sonnenhof-tirol.com/

Hotel Sonnenhof | Grän, Tyrol. Hotel Sonnenhof | Grän, Tyrol.

VALAVIER Active Resort | Brand, Vorarlberg

Top location in the Ländle

Discover the Ländle! Rent an e-bike free of charge at the reception and cruise through the valley or improve your tee shot at the alpine 18-hole golf course right outside the front door. The Dorfbahn valley station is also only 7 seconds away from the hotel and is your entry point to the Brandnertal hiking area.

Top offer: "Gift Tuesday Summer" from 30.08. to 03.09.2020, 4 nights - pay only 3 (Tuesday as a gift), incl. Valavier.Living.Variety, breakfast buffet & lunch buffet, selection of cakes from the in-house confectionery, 6-course menu in the evening, in-house e-bike rental and much more from € 510.- p.p.

More info & to book: https://www.valavier.at/

VALAVIER Aktivresort | Brand, Vorarlberg. VALAVIER Aktivresort | Brand, Vorarlberg.

Alpenhotel Mittagsspitze | Damüls, Vorarlberg

Mountain happiness at the foot of the Mittagsspitze

"Vo Mello bis ge Schoppernou bean i gloufa, d'Füaß hend mr weh tau" says the song with the typical Vorarlberg dialect, which went viral a few years ago. Not far from the aforementioned towns of Mellau and Schoppernau lies the Alpenhotel Mittagsspitze. And your feet are guaranteed to hurt in the evening, too, after you've hiked the Damüls-Mellau-Faschina region during the day, cycled through the Walsertal valley on a mountain bike or really worked yourself out on a trail run! Double room from € 226.- / night.

More info & to book: https://www.alpenhotel-mittagspitze.at/

Alpenhotel Mittagsspitze | Damüls, Vorarlberg. Alpenhotel Mittagsspitze | Damüls, Vorarlberg.

Nala Hotel | Innsbruck, Tyrol

City trip and active holiday in one

Living in the middle of the city and yet in the countryside - where can you find that? Well, at the Nala in Innsbruck! The design hotel with its garden is a green oasis right in the centre of the Tyrolean capital. In just a few minutes on foot you can reach the Hungerburgbahn and ride up to the Nordkette, which attracts both hikers and daring freeriders in summer. Enjoy the ride! Double room from € 98.-

More info & to book: https://www.nala-hotel.at/

Nala Hotel | Innsbruck, Tyrol. Nala Hotel | Innsbruck, Tyrol.

Weyerhof Bramberg am Wildkogel | Bramberg, Salzburg

Historic farm in the Salzburger Land including gourmet cuisine

The Weyerhof impressively proves that traditional home cooking and gourmet cuisine do not have to be mutually exclusive: its cuisine has been awarded 3 Gault&Millau toques as well as 3 Falstaff forks (91 points). But don't worry if it tastes a little too good for you: with the diverse range of sports and activities on offer in the region, the delicious 7-course menu is guaranteed not to settle on your hips. Whether hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horseback riding, rafting... there are no limits to your preferences! Double room from € 130.-

More info & to book: https://weyerhof.at/

Weyerhof Bramberg am Wildkogel | Bramberg, Salzburg. Weyerhof Bramberg am Wildkogel | Bramberg, Salzburg.

Galzig Lodge | St. Anton, Tyrol

Right in the middle of the St. Antons mountain railway triangle

You are in the middle of it instead of just being there in the Galzig Lodge, which is located directly in the centre of the notorious village of St. Anton. From your exclusive chalet or luxury apartment it is only a few steps to the most popular mountain railways such as the Galzigbahn, the Rendlbahn or the Gampenbahn. These open up a paradise of 300 km of hiking trails, 200 km of mountain bike routes as well as countless via ferratas and rock faces. Spectacular views included!

Top offer: "5=4" from 20.07. to 19.09.2020, 5 nights (pay only 4) incl. private sauna in the bathroom, St. Anton Card, bike depot in the house, laundry service for sportswear, free mountain bike and e-bike rental and much more from € 216.- p.p.

More info & to book: https://www.galziglodge.at/

Galzig Lodge | St. Anton, Tyrol. Galzig Lodge | St. Anton, Tyrol.

Hotel der Bär | Ellmau am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol

Beary summer with the mountain doctor

If you not only want to put your feet up, but also get a good workout, Ellmau am Wilden Kaiser is the right address. A spectacular natural backdrop and plenty of space for sports await you at the filming location of the "Bergdoktor": Hike to the ponies on the Astberg or to the hotel's own Bärenalm, swing into the saddle and cycle up the mountain or compete in the Bären Golf Tournament. An overnight stay at the Hotel der Bär, which is known for its gourmet cuisine, makes the mountain summer perfect.

Top offer: "Mountain magic" from 20.05. to 01.11.2020, 7 nights incl. 5-day adventure hiking pass, guided hike to the hotel's own Bärenalm with hearty snack, Bären half-board and much more from € 1,220.- p.p. (2 children up to 10 years free of charge in parents' room)

More info & to book: https://www.hotelbaer.com/

Hotel der Bär | Ellmau am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol. Hotel der Bär | Ellmau am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol.

Hotel SEPP | Maria Alm am Hochkönig, Salzburg

"ExSEPPtionales" Adults only Designhotel

Once over all mountains you can be in the region around Maria Alm: The 340 km of hiking trails have not been awarded the Austrian hiking seal of approval for nothing. The top of the range is, of course, the tour up the Hochkönig. The perfect base camp for your high-altitude flights is the Adulty only Hotel SEPP, which has been attracting and thrilling passionate mountain lovers since 2018 with its rooftop terrace including infinity pool and Airstream converted into a sauna.

Top offer: "Almsommer-Energietage" from 21.05. to 01.11.2020, 5 nights incl. 4x brunch until 13:00 at the SEPP loft, 1x brunch at the Tom Almhütte, 1x Almjause at the Albesreitalm, 1x sports massage and much more from € 700.- p.p.

Cancellation conditions: free cancellation possible until 7 days before arrival.

More info & to book: https://edersepp.com/

Hotel SEPP | Maria Alm am Hochkönig, Salzburg. Hotel SEPP | Maria Alm am Hochkönig, Salzburg.

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Picture credits: Kaiserlodge; Alpenhotel Mittagspitze; Das Goldberg; Die Berge; Galzig Lodge; Gradonna Mountain Resort; Holzhotel Forsthofalm; Hotel der Bär; Hotel Krallerhof; Hotel Miramonte (Arianna Frickhinger); Hotel Post Ischgl; Hotel Sepp; Hotel Sonnenhof; Kaiserlodge (Daniel Reiter, Peter von Felbert); Landhotel Gut Sonnberghof; Mountain Resort Feuerberg (Kirchgasser, Martin Hofmann); Nala individual Hotel; Naturhotel Waldklause (Andre Schönherr); Valavier; Weyerhof; Woodridge (Nikita Kulikov); Shutterstock

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