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Active Vacation in the Defereggental

Summer in East Tyrol

East Tyrol has so much to offer: an active vacation, exciting sports opportunities, & cultural excursions. Nature lovers will definitely get their money's worth here - and when summer is at its best, unforgettable vacation moments are guaranteed. Here, we a few tips for your perfect summer holiday in the Defereggental.

Hohe Tauern National Park in East Tyrol

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The uniqueness of the Hohe Tauern National Park - the largest national park in the Alps - is due not only to its pristine natural landscape but also its phenomenal mountain scenery and fascinating wildlife. 
The originality of the landscape with the 3,000 meter high summits - especially the Großglockner and Großvenediger - glaciers, waterfalls, gorges, high valleys, and meadows is unparalleled in Europe, and you can experience it in a variety of ways - a hike or trekking tour with a national park ranger, a snowshoe hike, or a ski tour. Come see for yourself and enjoy nature experiences, holiday offers, culinary treats, and the cozy atmosphere at Alpengasthof Pichler! Truly a top-notch nature experience!
Exclusively for our guests, there is a free voucher for 1 ranger tour as part of the summer program of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Discover the Jagdhausalm in the Defereggental, try the herbs and berries in the forests and meadows, or participate in guided wildlife observations. You can also learn behind-the-scenes secrets on a free national park ranger tour!

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Slow down and enjoy nature

St. Veit in the Defereggental is located at an elevation of 1,500 m in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park! Surrounded by a unique landscape and mountain scenery, there are countless opportunities for hikes and mountain tours during which you can explore the surroundings! With 268 mountain peaks with elevations over 3,000 m, East Tyrol is one-of-a-kind! Whether via ferrata climbs, high ropes gardens, attractive mountain tours, or family hikes, there is something for every vacation guest! Enjoy gorgeous hikes in East Tyrol and let yourself be pampered by our Alpengasthof Pichler team!

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Motorcycle experiences between the Großglockner and the Dolomites

Welcome to the motorcycle paradise of East Tyrol! There is no better starting point for motorcyclists. Located on a magnificent sunny slope in the Defereggental in St. Veit, our inn is the ideal home base for many tours! Around 20 minutes away is the Staller Saddle, where you can start a tour of the Dolomties (Sellajoch, Grödnerjoch, Pordoijoch)! The Glocker tour as well as tours to the lakes in Carinthia, the Nockalmstraße, and to Friuli and Slovenia are also highly recommended. All these motorcycle tours are day tours and will make the pulse of every biker race faster with excitement!
P.S.: the head of the house is a motorcycle enthusiast himself and has many insider tips!

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Up-and-coming trendy sport

Relaxation, concentration, and fun - these are the main components of a sport that is becoming increasingly popular. In St. Veit, only 3 km from Alpengasthof Pichler, is a wonderfully designed course with ca. 30 3D animals. Here, you can "hunt" deer, chamois, and foxes. Archery is an ideal sport for families, because it combines a mixture of fun, adventure, and the thrill of the chase. An introduction to archery is also offered for beginners. 

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Mountain biking

Out and about on 2 wheels 

The trails and routes for cyclists in the Defereggental can confidently be described as inexhaustible. They lead to staffed alpine huts as well as to ski huts or exceptional cultural sites. The Defereggental is also famous/infamous for a few mountain bike routes that pose a challenge even for the pros. The routes to the Speikbodenhütte, Brugger Alm, Staller Saddle, Bloshütte, and Hintere Alpe Stalle are very popular with everyone and have an excellent reputation. Or you can conquer the route around the Riesenferner, which is ca. 100 km long with almost 900 vertical meters. Mountain bikers can also tackle very attractive downhill trails. For those who prefer a more leisurely ride and want to enjoy nature, there is an opportunity to ride e-bikes. On reservation we are happy to provide you with 2 e-bikes for a day from the house for a fee!

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The "Defereggental Golf Park" is located in the magnificent nature of the Defereggental, surrounded by the many impressive mountain summits of the Southern Alps. Improve your game on the attractive 9-hole, par 3 golf course with a large practice facility and modern, covered driving range. The competent golf pros at the golf academy will help you get your certification license in only 5 short days! 
We will be happy to put together an individual golf package for you!

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Hunting & fishing

Hope you catch a big one!

Hunters and fishers are welcome here at Alpengasthof Pichler. We ask for advance registration in regards to game shooting and fishing licenses.  

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East Tyrol & the Hohe Tauern National Park

Come and see the beauty of East Tyrol for yourself and discover the variety of recreational offers in the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Take a look at our wonderful region!
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