The mountains of Tirol in Austria always offer a great escape for those looking to get away from busy roads, work pressure and air pollution. If you really want to experience life at another pace, there are plenty of farms in the region that welcome guests and offer a wide range of activities.
5 fun activities to try during a farm holiday in Tirol
1. Pamper yourself in a sauna or hot tub
A farm holiday might bring you back to nature, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little luxury as well. In Tirol, you’ll easily find traditional farmhouses that have leveled up their facilities to make sure their guests have the best possible time. Spend a day outside in the fresh mountain air, then let your muscles relax in the evening.
2. Offer help in the stables
If you’re used to sitting behind a computer all day, working with your hands might just be the change you need. At many of the holiday farms in Tirol, the owners will teach you about their work in the stables and will even let you lend them a hand keeping things tidy and taking care of the cows. It’s the perfect way to learn more about this profession while connecting with the locals.
3. Go fruit picking in the fields
Would you rather spend as much time as possible outside, then try helping the owners by picking the fruits that grow on their fields. Go at your own pace or challenge yourself and try to go as fast as the regulars would. Either way, you’ll get some physical activity while chatting with your travel companions and other guests. And who knows, the fruits you pick might even end up in the jam that’ll be served to future guests during breakfast.
4. Go hiking
Fields as far as the eye can see, routes taking you from village to village and nature parks filled with lush trees; there are plenty of places to go for a hike in Tirol. Your hosts will show you what paths to follow, whether you just want to explore the area or torture your calves with a strenuous hike. Make sure to bring plenty of water as well as your camera, because the views in the region are magnificent.
5. Enjoy the sun
Our lives have gotten so hectic that doing nothing has become an activity we rarely get to anymore. The holiday farms in Tirol will gladly remind you of what it’s like to lay down in the sun, with a book or nothing at all, surrounded only by nature.
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This post was brought to you in collaboration with Visit Tirol.