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his village in Austrian Tirol has only 2,500 residents, so you can expect true Tirolean hospitality and plenty of space should you choose to relax in the mountains of St Anton am Arlberg this summer. During your exploration why not take the time to try these five refreshing experiences:

1. Make use of the walking trails

Summer hikes (TVB St. Anton am Arlberg, PatrickBätz)

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Summer hikes (TVB St. Anton am Arlberg, PatrickBätz)

With more than 300km of footpaths to wander, walkers may often find themselves drinking in those alpine landscapes in tranquil solitude; an opportunity to breathe deep and experience true calm. In fact, exercise in the fresh air at moderate altitudes has been found to boost health and physical well-being, adding to the many reasons to get out there.

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2. Learn about the wild flowers

Lounge among the Edelweiss (Shutterstock)

Lounge among the Edelweiss (Shutterstock)

Want to recline and recharge surrounded by flowers? Each July, 20,000 edelweiss grow next to Senn Hut, found by the Wonder Walking Trail, and each year wooden energy loungers are placed at their centre for visitors to enjoy and relax. Whilst here, you can learn all about this special flower and more from Senn Hut’s trained herbalist, with a weekly programme of garden tours planned and the chance to learn about their healing properties.

3. Bike over the mountains

Enjoy biking over the mountains (TVB St. Anton am Arlberg, Patrick Bätz)

Enjoy biking over the mountains (TVB St. Anton am Arlberg, Patrick Bätz)

E-bikes are a quick and easy way to get around and an excellent option for those who want to ascend to the higher plateaus (especially for those who might worry about doing it under their own steam!)

There are several sports shops that can help with e-bike rentals so you can pedal around the Tirolean villages, and head out into the mountains.

4. Soothe your muscles at a spa

Visit Arlberg WellCom to soothe your muscles (TVB St Anton am Arlberg, Patrick Saely)

Visit Arlberg WellCom to soothe your muscles (TVB St Anton am Arlberg, Patrick Saely)

After all your mountaineering and valley exploration, if you need to soothe those aching muscles then go to Arlberg Wellcom. Open daily, this wellness centre has sauna baths to dip into, pools to swim, a multi-level wellness zone and pampering spa treatments to get you adventure ready and prepared to take on the peaks once again.

5. Make the most of the stress free travel

Austria in treno, tra magnifici panorami e grandi città come Vienna,  Innsbruck, Salisburgo | Dove Viaggi

Enjoy stress free travel (ÖBB, Hanno Thurnher)

Getting to St. Anton am Arlberg is stress-free too. Railjet trains, the Venice – Simplon Orient-Express and other direct services stop at the train station, located a stone’s throw from the village centre. If flying, the nearest airports are Innsbruck and Zurich and, once you arrive, the St. Anton Summer Card is a great way to make the most of your time. Available between 19 June — 26 September, the card is offered free of charge from your first night and offers a variety of perks to help you better explore the region and enjoy a feel-good holiday.

Source: https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/

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By Lala