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5 Reasons Why You Should Opt For Alps Outdoor Adventures In Winter

5 Reasons Why You Should Opt For Alps Outdoor Adventures In Winter

 

Whenever people talk about booking a winter holiday, they often talk about skiing holidays.

Skiing holidays are a great experience, but it is easy to forget that the Alps are the largest mountain range system in central Europe, stretching over 8 countries. The Alps are 750 miles long and 250 miles wide and have much more to offer than just skiing. Alps Adventures are fun to do it.

Here are the Top 5 activities you should not miss when visiting the Alps in your next winter holiday

1) Skijöring

Have you ever heard of Skijöring? – No? Well, it is definitely something you need to try on your next winter holiday.

Skijöring can be translated as ” pulled skis” and was originally used to bring farmers to the next cabin in the mountains.

Pulled by a horse in front of you, you will discover a completely new sliding experience that lets you discover the beauty of the Alps without much effort. A friendly guide will explain to you the best routes to stop for a warm tea in one of the countless mountain cabins to give you and the horses a break when needed.

2) Paragliding

Have you ever dreamed of flying like a bird? Did you ever wanted to see the sunrise above the Alps when the full beauty of nature arise above the mountain hills?- In that case, you need to try paragliding in the Alps.

Paragliding will give you the best experience of a multi-faced sport which allows you to see the world from above, with incredibly amazing freedom and silence which you won’t be able to find in a lot of other activities.

You will find countless of opportunities to try paragliding while being on your holiday- Don’t miss to ask some locals for the best sports in your area- a lot of locals are used to paragliding from childhood on.

3) Zip-Wire

If you are not sure about paragliding yet but don’t want to miss the stunning view either – we have the perfect solution for you. The giant Tyrolean zip wire is the longest and fastest in the whole of Europe. The wire is unbelievable 1.9 km long and allows you to travel with up to 130 km/h from the top of a mountain down to a lake.

The zip- wire operates all year round and you will need to take a lift to reach the top of the mountain in the winter season. The Zip-wire is the perfect experience for everyone who wants to combine the breathtaking mountain view with an extra shot of Adrenalin. Don’t forget your camera- you absolutely don’t want to miss this famous Instagram opportunity.

4) Fatbiking

If you thought you can’t ride a bike in the winter – we prove you wrong. Fatbiking is the perfect mixture between your preferred summer activity and traditional biking. The tires of Fatbikes are extra wide and can easily deal with the heavy snowfall and the uneven surface. It may take you a view minutes to get used to the heavy-duty bikes but once you are, you won’t regret any minute.

You will find plenty of places where you are able to rent these bikes especially in the winter, a huge plus point is that you don’t always have to bring the bike back to the starting point as many companies operate over a wide area across the Alps with a lot of pick up and drop off points.

If you want to explore the hilly terrains of the Alps, Fatbikes are probably one of the best activities you can try.

5) Hiking

Hiking is one of the healthiest activities you can do in the winter to boost your immune system and to promote a healthy metabolism. With over 200.000 square miles the Alps provide some of the most amazing and largest hiking trails in Europe. The best thing is, you don’t even have to be an experienced hiker or climber to discover the beauty of nature around you.

The trails in the Alps are classified for their level of difficulty and provide the perfect hiking experience. It doesn’t matter if you just want to have a nice walk on a day out or if you are an experienced climber because everyone will find the right trail in the Alps.

Alps Outdoor Adventures In Winter are so fun.

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