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A summer holiday in Defereggen valley

Three towns – one valley; and at the foot of a glistening, shimmering three-thousand metre mountain. Defereggen valley can definitely be described as secluded. And how! Yet it is precisely this seclusion which makes Hopfgarten, St. Jakob and St. Veit so attractive for those looking for real relaxation. Set in the midst of the Hohe Tauern National Park, surrounded by majestic mountains, Defereggen valley looks very much like a summer holiday location might have done 50 years ago.

That St. Jakob is the oldest settlement in East Tyrol is attested by its age-old, rural cultural area. A summer holiday in Defereggen valley is exceptionally popular, and families and those who enjoy nature are very well catered for here.

Hiking in Defereggen valley

A wide variety of themed hiking trails, leisurely hiking trails and variety-packed routes in the Alpine region are inspiring. Not to mention the altitude tours into the realm of the three-thousand metre mountains. 

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Cable cars

Information about cable car operating hours in the Defereggen valley holiday region can be found here.

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Climbing / Mountaineering

200 climbing tours in summer and 30 ice climbing tours in the winter. The positioning on climbing and mountaineering is also evident in the numerous via ferrata routes. 

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Water sports

Information about water sports in Defereggen valley can be found here. 

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Road riding /Mountain biking

The routes for cyclists in Defereggen valley could safely be described as ‘inexhaustible’. Famous and infamous, Defereggen valley also has a few mountain bike routes which even put the pros to the test.

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The Defereggen Valley & Golf - For a precise game

Prepare for the highest located golf course in Austria and Germany. Visitors to Defereggen Valley will find a professional golf facility.


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Dolomiti Nordic Ski

3-7 nights with cross country ticket Dolomiti Nordic Ski.

from € 114,- per person

SkiHit Osttirol

7 nights and 6-day ski pass "Skihit Osttirol"

starting at € 434,- per person

4th Icefestival East Tyrol

Many competitions, lectures and workshops.


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Dolomitenlauf 2020

World´s best country cross skiert at the international Dolomitenlauf.

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