Austria’s coolest resort calls itself the ‘Home of lässig’ (laid-back) — and with good reason. Just over an hour from Salzburg Airport, Saalbach is ideal for a relaxing short break or a family holiday. Famous in winter for its slopes and apres-ski, Saalbach is a quieter place in summer — a blissful playground for lovers of crisp Alpine air, clear water and an active holiday in the magnificent surroundings of the Glemmtal, framed by the Kitzbühel Alps and High Tauern.
What to do
With around 250 miles of hiking trails and a similar stretch of mountain bike tracks to explore, adventure options include Europe’s highest treetop path (a mile-long loop that crosses a suspension bridge), the challenging 15-mile Seven Summits mountain tour and canyoning. Whatever you end up doing, don’t leave without sampling kaiserschmarrn: shredded pancake, a dusting of icing sugar, and pureed local berries — delicious!
Three nights’ half-board for two people at the four-star Hotel Bauer, as well as one-day cycle hire and free/discounted entry to a number of local attractions. Plus, return flights to Salzburg courtesy of TUI Lakes & Mountains and return airport transfers courtesy of Salzburgerland Tourist Office. saalbach.comtui.co.uk salzburgerland.com
Competition closes 23:59 (GMT) on 30 April 2018
Terms & Conditions
There is one prize consisting of a three-night break in Saalbach, Austria.
The prize includes: return flights from the UK to Salzburg; a 3 night stay for two people at Hotel Bauer on a half-board basis; return transfers between Salzburg Airport and the hotel; one day cycle hire.
The prize does not include: the cost of any passports, visas, or travel documentation required for the prize winner to travel to Austria; travel insurance; personal spending money; any food, drink, activities or additional expenses not mentioned in the prize description.
Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prize winner.
Prize is valid for travel from 1 May - 31 October 2018. The prize must be booked at least four weeks in advance of the intended date of travel.
The prize is subject to availability, non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-refundable. There is no cash alternative. No purchase necessary for entry.
In the event of cancellation by the winner, for whatever reason, no alternative prize will be given.
The prize providers retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event that the original prize offered is not available.
The winner may be required to participate in reasonable publicity on behalf of the prize providers.
The prize draw is open to residents of the UK and Ireland aged 18 and over. Only one entry per named entrant and email address will be accepted. The competition closes 30 April 2018 at 11.59pm GMT. The winner will be drawn at random from entries received before this time.
The winner will be notified by email within 15 days of the competition closing. The winner will be contacted using the email address provided at the time of entry. Once notified, the winner must reply within two weeks.
The competition is not open to employees or associates of APL Media Limited, Tourist Office Saalbach, Salzburgerland Tourismus, TUI or anyone connected with the administration of the competition, or their families.
The promoter is APL Media Limited, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL. Usual terms and conditions apply. For details visit natgeotraveller.co.uk/terms-conditions/#competition