If you're looking for a place to spend an active holiday, then St Anton am Arlberg is the ideal choice. With the crisp mountain air, stunning views and friendly atmosphere, this town is a popular destination. It even offers plenty of activities to keep you moving - such as skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and hiking, mountain biking and climbing in the summer.
Drive the Timmelsjoch near Obergurgl
The Timmelsjoch is a high mountain pass that links the Otztal Alps between the borders of Austria and Italy. Situated at an elevation of 2,474 metres, it's sometimes referred to as the "secret passage," due to the fact that it's much less used than the Brenner and Reschen passes.
Free summer activities in Flaine
One of the best reasons to head to the Alps in the summer is to enjoy the fabulous range of outdoor activities that is available. Whether you love hiking, climbing, bungee jumping or quad biking, these picturesque mountains offer plenty of adrenaline-filled activities in the great outdoors, as well as breathtaking views and plenty of fresh air.
Learn about the history of this mountain resort.
Tourism in St Anton am Arlberg dates back to the 19th century, but it wasn't until Alpine skiing became popular in the region that it became a major destination. The Arlberg Ski Club was founded in 1901 and the region saw its first ski race in 1904. The first ski school was established in 1921 and the Arlberg-Kandahar Race started in 1928.
'Step into the void' at the Aiguille du Midi Skywalk in Chamonix
For anyone who loves the thrill of being in a high place, the Alps are an ideal destination. The peaks of these beautiful mountains are some of the highest points in Europe and there are plenty of thrilling activities to try at altitude.
And if you want to really understand just how high up you are when standing on these mountains, then head to the Aiguille du Midi Skywalk in Chamonix.
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