If you're after more breathtaking scenery than you can shake a stick at, the alpine valley of Ötztal in Tirol, Austria, should be at the top of your must-visit list.
As you'd expect from such landscapes, the area is home to biking, hiking and walking routes aplenty. One of the most popular is the Stuibenfall water walk, which takes you along a new set of trails and viewing platforms past the rushing waters of Horlachbach Creek, while those looking for extra adventure can climb right next to the water on a special fixed-rope climbing route.
Elsewhere, the newly founded Bike Republic Sölden is a unique, world-class bike park where you'll find spectacular freeride terrain, diverse trails and Tirol's largest pump track. It's like a giant playground for bikers of all levels and ages, from children to passionate, life-long mountain bikers, and is a brilliant way to make the most of Sölden's breathtaking landscapes, too. What’s more the Republic is home to more than 30 alpine restaurants and mountain huts, too.