Sports and activities
With stunning mountain scenery and beautiful lakes, Austria is an ideal destination for all sorts of outdoor sports. Skiing and snowboarding are major national pastimes and hiking and biking trails are clearly marked and graded. Tourist offices usually have a surfeit of details on local routes and activities.
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