Austria yoga & walking holiday
Description of Austria yoga & walking holiday
This yoga and hiking holiday is hosted at MoaAlm, a unique, beautifully designed mountain house, situated high in the Austrian Alps.
With the focus on being ‘RelaxinglyActive’ the holidays we offer are a healthy balance of fresh air, mountain activities and great freshly cooked plant based food. A holiday at MoaAlm puts you right at the heart of our warm family atmosphere, with dedicated, enthusiastic staff, and a cosy but stylish living space.
Situated at 1800m, MoaAlm offers a superb base from which to explore the breathtaking mountains of East Tirol. We create a personalised holiday, giving you the opportunity to share our passion for the mountains, with daily guided/accompanied hiking in our stunning surroundings.
We are passionate about healthy living and reducing our impact on the environment. Therefore included in your holiday are six three course evening meals which are entirely plant based. Our in house chef creates seasonal menus and our food is organic and as locally sourced as possible. We also offer a delicious, organic breakfast and freshly baked cakes with organic tea and coffee on a daily basis.
Every holiday with us includes five yoga classes in our in-house yoga studio with panoramic mountain views. Whenever the weather allows, we take our yoga practice outside to take advantage of the fresh mountain air. At MoaAlm we believe that yoga is for everyone, no matter what your age or level of fitness and, as such, our classes are prepared with all of our guests’ needs in mind.
If you would like an adrenaline rush, we can also arrange additional activities with our local partners, such as rafting, canyoning, paragliding and rock climbing. We also have the option to include some biking within the holiday.
ABOUT THE AREA
We are situated on the edge of the Hohe Tauren National Park underneath Austria's highest mountain, Großglockner. This means we have a unique opportunity to spot rare wildlife such as Ibex on an almost daily basis. Our staff are extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna around MoaAlm and will be able to tell you about the unique Alpine species you will see. Our local village Kals is still a traditional Alpine village, where many of the residents graze animals on the high alpine pastures. Kals is also home to a small ski resort and a few lovely traditional restaurants.
MoaAlm Mountain Retreat was recently featured in The Guardian, in a list of 'mind, body and spirit breaks'.
14 Reviews of Austria yoga & walking holiday
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020 by Julie NewboldFantastic relaxing yet challenging trip, wonderful staff and like minded fellow guests Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020 by Richard NortonThe holiday was excellent and Ryan and Lottie, the hosts, were really welcoming. I had a really good time. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020 by Caroline Blick5 Stars.... Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019 by Lisa AinsworthA fantastic hike to a mountain hut above the tree line in the snow. It felt like being on top of the world. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Jun 2019 by Jan BartholomewBeing above the snowline and watching 5 Ibex for several minutes was the most exciting part of the holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jun 2019 by Sophie BreeseEverything was memorable : the food, the team, the view, the hot tub, the walking, the yoga, the climbing, the rooms, the paragliding option! Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019 by Daisy PowlingThe views on our walks were stunning. We had beautiful weather so the colours as autumn approached were amazing. The food was plentiful and delicious! Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Aug 2018 by Louise BarrettThe most memorable parts of the holiday were the location, the people, the scenery, the weather, the hikes, the yoga, the food.... everything really! Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Jul 2018 by Anna BullockIt’s a great hiking holiday with a really reliable and kind mountain guide and some excellent yoga led by Rosie. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2017 by Cormac LuceyGreat walks in stunning scenery. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jul 2017 by Nihad Al-ibraheemGreat location, magnificent views, wonderful walks, very interesting yoga sessions, delicious food, very welcoming and helpful staff. Excellent! Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Aug 2016 by Natalie SmithThe whole holiday was an amazing experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Jul 2016 by Emily MarbachThis was such a unique holiday. The people who run and work at Moa Alm are so interesting and enthusiastic it is a pleasure to live with them for a week. The scenery is beautiful. The mountain biking was thrilling. The food, mostly vegetarian was delicious. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jul 2016 by Nicola CulicanExcellent -beyond expectations and I have already recommended to friends Read full review
PlanetMoaAlm is situated at 1800m, it is 2km up the mountain from the settlement of Taurer, a fragile environment which it is our goal to protect.
We serve plant based, locally sourced organic food, and change our menu with the seasons to ensure we are creating as minimul impact on the environment as possible.
Recycling is also a major part of our waste disposal. We only send one bin bag of waste to landfill each season, and are aiming to reduce our plastic usage this year.
Our water is supplied directly from a mountain spring and our heating system is a brand new 'eco' pellet burning system. The P4 pellet system has won many international quality awards in EU and USA, the most prestigious of all are the Blue Angel and the Austrian Ecolabel. Even in winter our south facing position can also provide supplementary energy from our solar bank.
Natural materials have been used in the construction and renovation of MoaAlm where possible and we have been pleased to find a number of high quality, locally produced materials to use in the refurbishment. The local tradesmen we employ are highly skilled, particularly in mediums of wood, stone and locally-produced felt.
PeopleGuests will eat out for lunch on occasion and one evening at locally-run recommended restaurants.
We offer a weekly yoga class and coffee morning for local residents.
We support local farmers in taking care of the forestry and the forest tracks around MoaAlm.
The area also has an excellent ski school and advanced mountain guiding network of instructors that guests may choose to take advantage of. All fresh food and drink will be sourced locally where possible.
We will be employ an international team of full time staff who will receive a generous package of accommodation, food, ski pass and salary. Opportunities will also be available through our staff incentive scheme to participate in training courses annually. This scheme is in place to encourage staff to make this a rewarding full time lifestyle choice that can be sustainable rather than just a seasonal short term option.
Local tradesmen have been involved in the renovation of MoaAlm and we have pleased to find a number of high quality, locally produced materials to use in the refurbishment. These tradesmen are highly skilled particularly in mediums of wood, stone and locally produced felt.
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