Fancy a getaway in the Austrian Alps?

We’ve teamed up with Saalbach Hinterglemm to offer a getaway for two in a beautiful 3* hotel in the heart of Saalbach. Hike, cycle, climb, paddle and more from this amazing location.


The Austrian town of Saalbach may conjure up images of ski slopes and snowy mountainsides, but this wonderful spot in the Alps has just as much to offer those searching for an active summer getaway.

In northern Austria, not too far from the German boarder and a quick hop across from either Innsbruck, Salzburg or Munich airports, Saalbach is a picture-postcard alpine town, nestled in beautiful mountain scenery of wildflower meadows and towering peaks.

Get a taste of their chilled out, or as the locals call it, ‘lässig’ way of life as you sample local delicacies such as cured meats, ‘Kasnocken’ (cheese dumpling) and the wonderful ‘Kaiserschmarren’ (shredded sweet pancake).

You can take the mountain railway to up to the peaks or go it alone and take advantage of the 400km or hiking routes, 400km of cycling trails and 40 mountain huts scattered all over the landscape.

Also enjoy many of the area’s attractions at a discounted rate when you have a JOKER CARD. Valid for the duration of your stay and redeemable on many attractions in Saalbach Hinterglemm and beyond into the rest of SalzburgerLand, you can even use all of the trains and busses in the entire Pinzgau area free of charge with a JOKER CARD, so getting about is a breeze.

The Prize:

The winner will receive a three-night stay for two in one of Saalbach’s wonderful 3* hotels, plus two ‘JOKER CARDS’ with loads of benefits! The prize is redeemable from May 2020 to the end of September 2020.

To enter: visit the competition site by clicking on the ‘Enter Competition’ button below, answer this question – Saalbach is in which country? – and enter your details – easy!

Enter by: 26/09/2019

No purchase necessary.

See competition website for full terms and conditions.

Promoted By: Active Traveller

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Get Inspired: How to get into climbing

How do I start?

British Mountaineering Council (BMC) will be able to help you find a club near you in England and Wales. If you live in Scotland, get in touch with Mountaineering Scotland and in Northern Ireland, try Mountaineering Ireland.

What is climbing?

  • Rock climbing with ropes can be done indoors and outdoors. In indoor climbing you make your way up a wall by following a series of coloured grips, known as ‘holds.’ The colour of the holds usually indicate the route you can take. Sounds dangerous, but it’s not – to stop you from falling and injuring yourself you are tied to a rope.
  • There are many different types of outdoor climbing where you can enjoy nature, such as bouldering, scrambling, sport climbing and trad climbing. The BMC website has more information on what these are and how to get involved.
  • Bouldering is rock climbing without the ropes. The walls are lower off the ground and there are crash mats underneath in case you fall.

Is it for me?

It’s a sociable sport and welcomes climbers of all levels. With hundreds of climbing walls around the UK – you don’t need to live near mountains to get involved.

What to expect when I start?

  • To get started you’ll need ropes, harnesses, a helmet and comfortable shoes. Most climbing centres have these available for hire or purchase.
  • Paraclimbing is an inclusive sport which caters for all abilities. The BMC host the National Paraclimbing Series which is a competition open to any level of climber.
  • It’s a perfect family activity because it’s fun and it teaches teamwork and trust. The Youth Climbing Series offers climbing competitions for young people.
  • Regular climbing can improve stamina and all the reaching and stretching for holds improves flexibility and agility.
  • The activity uses lots of muscle groups, both in the upper and lower body. Your arms, back and shoulders as well as abdominal and leg muscles all get exercised.

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