More and more people are looking to Europe for adventure, and why not? With so many countries offering different climates, cultures and cuisines, Europe has a lot to offer even the most experienced traveller. I’ve recently been looking at Austria for my next trip, as it has something for every part of your personality. In today’s post, I’d like to give you an idea of the best places you should head to depending on the kind of adventure you’re looking for…

For the thrill-seekers…

If you’d like to spend your holiday with a snowboard in hand, why not add a twist and try a skiing safari instead? You can ski or snowboard in a different resort each day using the East Tyrol ‘Ski Hit’ ski pass; this covers ski resorts in the region of East Tyrol and Carinthia in Austria. Of course you’ll need a place to stay though, and the town of Lienz is less than an hour from the action.

If you’d prefer to swap your ski’s for some walking boots though, there are plenty of other activities in the area that will get your blood pumping. Go mountain biking in the rough terrain of the forests, take up white water rafting on the River Isel, or go climbing before cooling off with a long swim in Tristacher See.

For the culture-vultures…

For those of you who’d like to expand your brains rather than your muscles, culture-vultures will be right at home in the bustling city of Vienna. You could start off by visiting the Kunsthistorisches fine art museum, whose extravagant interiors alone, adorned with gold leaf and marble, are enough to wow the senses. Expect exquisite paintings to cover every inch of this grand building, before moving on to the Hofburg Palace.

As a former Imperial residence, this baroque building is steeped in history, and now it functions as a living museum for visitors. Then, round off your trip by picking up a pair of Vienna opera tickets, sit back in the opulent surroundings of the magnificent Vienna State Opera House, and indulge in some musical culture to finish.

For the foodies…

Lovers of gastronomy will certainly be spoilt for choice when they next visit Austria, as there are many food festivals held throughout the country each year. You could visit the Annual Honey Festival in Hermagor at the end of August, where you’ll be treated to freshly extracted honey, beehive displays and an exhibition of historic beekeeper tools, not to mention a whole range of delectable delicacies, all focused on honey.

If you’d prefer something savoury, head out to Kötschach-Mauthen in September for the 21st Annual Cheese Festival. You’ll find this to be a much-anticipated event in the Carinthian calendar, serving as a platform for cheese makers and enthusiasts to share their new produce and recipes from across Europe. For more Austrian food festivals, click here.

What kind of adventure would you choose? Don’t be shy and let me know in the comments section below.