27.05.2021 - Basic texts, Summer

Time out and about in the mountains: how to make your summer holiday a success

Whether it's comprehensive childcare, regional cuisine or climbing and hiking adventures, the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis holiday region provides varied and fun-packed holidays for families, gourmets and lovers of the great outdoors. True to its motto, the Upper Inntal valley in Tyrol offers "We are family". There's always something new to discover. And the attention to detail – the little things that make your holiday so much more – is second to none.

What do a giant milk churn, a gold panning sluice and a summer toboggan run all have in common? They are all fun attractions that enrich the wonderful mountain landscape around the Tyrolean villages of Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis.  And it's not just kids who will love them. The entire Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis holiday region is like an adventure park that makes your holiday just that little bit more enjoyable. The whole family, as well as adrenalin junkies and lovers of the great outdoors, can enjoy hiking, climbing, cycling (on single trails or in the bike park) or clambering aboard a self-made raft.

Unforgettable experiences for everyone
Steeped in Alpine history, the three idyllic and traffic-calmed villages of Serfaus, Fiss und Ladis are situated on a sun-kissed plateau about 1,400 metres above sea level. All around the peaks of the Samnaun mountain range provide a breathtaking panorama, not to mention all kinds of sport and leisure opportunities. Ranging from childcare services and family-friendly accommodation, to the Culinary Hikes, events and Breakfast with Sparkling Wine in the Crystal Cube restaurant, the holiday region offers something for everyone. And the village of Serfaus offers unbeatable infrastructure. Car-free, it boasts the world's smallest, highest hovertrain, which takes visitors and locals alike smoothly from A to B.

Your holidays begin here: the advantages of our "Super. Summer. Card."
When booking accommodation in Serfaus, Fiss or Ladis, every guest will be given a “Super. Summer. Card.”, entitling them to free use of services such as the gondola lifts and the hikers' bus. The card also entitles kids aged three to fifteen to access the animation programme, which takes place from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. So while the kids are enjoying the Murmli-Club in Serfaus or the Mini&Maxi Club in Fiss-Ladis, parents can look forward to some downtime. As for babies and toddlers, qualified child minders are available to look after them at the Murmli Crèche (subject to additional charge).

Mountain adventures for old and young alike
For families looking to explore the wide range of adventures available in the mountains of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, there's only one setting: full steam ahead. Even the kids will love the hiking on offer here. The Austrian children's author Thomas Brezina has given his creativity free rein and designed three different themed trails for children. On the Pirates' Trail, the Witches' Trail and the Explorers' Trail, the idea is to conquer the trail and solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. And there are even more exciting hiking trails for kids. The Golden Man Trail is all about goldrush fever. It begins at the Children's Mine playground at Fisser Joch at 2,436 metres above sea level, where budding gold-diggers can unearth glittering rocks. On the Murmliweg trail, visitors can explore where the Murmli mascot lives. At the entrance to Fisser Gonde Natural Trail, the little mascot Berta awaits and shows the way to a historic trail, which via 25 interactive way stations leads you through the protected forest. And along the Family Adventure Trail, visitors of all ages can explore nature in a new and satisfying way.

Out and about with your baby buggy
Don't let your buggy stop you getting out into the great outdoors. Several buggy-friendly themed trails wind through the forests of the elevated plateau. If you want to experience the mountains with all your senses, hit the Six Senses ­– Experience Trail, the newly staged Fiss Energy and Senses Trail or the Panorama Enjoyment Trail. And if you don't fancy pushing too hard on the trail, you can always rent an e-buggy on site.

Boredom just doesn't exist here – adventure parks with educational play stations
The family region of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis would never be content with just one amusement park. That's why the area boasts no less than three adventure parks. The Hög Adventure Park is all about forestry and Alpine agriculture. On and around Högsee lake, among others there's a skill course, a woodcutter playground, a water-filled soft play area, a giant milk churn memory game and a bee house that are suitable for the whole family. Or make you way along the raft course or explore the lake with a paddle boat or a kayak. Another highlight is the year-round Schneisenfeger Family Coaster.
Near to the Komperdellbahn mid station, the Serfaus Adventure World features the Murmliwasser and the Murmli Rodeo. The 15,000 square metre area borders a wild stream. Interactive stations such as sand play areas, water features, a cliff-face labyrinth and the Murmli lighthouse all invite the whole family to splash around and have fun. A gold panning sluice and a cast of marmots complete the picture. Feeling brave? Try the Serfauser Sauser flying fox, which will take you flying through the Tyrolean mountainscape at heights of 85 metres and a maximum speed of 65 km/h.
If that's not enough, you can put your fearlessness to the test at the Summer Fun Park Fiss, where your pulse will be set racing by a 13 metre high jump tower with a giant air cushion, the giant three-level swing Skyswing, the Fisser Flieger flying dragon with a top speed of 80 km/h, and the 2.2 km long Fisser Flitzer summer toboggan run. Even more fun is to be had at the Slackline Park, the trampoline, the tubing run and the XXL sandpit.

Outdoor action for the whole family – climbing and biking
At Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, outdoor thrills and spills are firmly on the agenda. Whether you're a climber, hiker or cyclist, the holiday region won't fail to give you a boost of adrenalin. Climbers of all ages and abilities will love the three short but thrilling climbing trails on the castle rock of Laudeck castle in Ladis. These are named Via Claudia Augusta (blue), Pons Laudes Steig (red) and Laudecksteig (black) and their difficulty levels range from A to D. Other climbing opportunities can be found at the Rappenwand Family Climbing Crag, situated just below Serfaus. Here the difficulty levels range from II to VII and there are even two multi-pitch climbing routes. The lower part is flat and suitable for families, while the upper part is a vertical drop and therefore more suited to serious climbers. But that's not all. In the X-Trees forest rope course, visitors can climb through the Spider Net, keep their balance over the Indiana Jones Bridge and then turn a few somersaults on the bungee trampoline.
Mountain bikers too will find plenty to challenge them on the high plateau in the Tyrolean Oberland region. If you like your riding relatively gentle, pick one of the many bike trails. For a more challenging ride, head to single trails of the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. But best of all, you don't have to pedal up the mountain. Take your bike with you in the gondola or rent an e-bike; then you can save all your energy for the ride down. If you don't like riding alone, or you're looking to improve your skills, check in at the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Bike School. Whether you're experienced or a complete beginner, whether you're looking for tips on technique or a guided tour, the school's MTB guides can provide a varied programme for riders of all ages and abilities.

Pure enjoyment at lofty heights – sun-kissed Feel-good Stops
Whether before, after or even during your exertions in the great outdoors, kicking back and relaxing in Serfaus-Fiss-Laden should be high on your holiday agenda. True to the region's promise – switch off and put your feet up – a number of what we call "Feel-good Stops" can be found at various locations, complete with hammocks, sunbathing and breathtaking panoramic views. And with an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, wherever you are – in the village, on an Alpine pasture or high up on the peaks – you can look forward to plenty of warming rays.
Early risers can catch the Gourmet Gondola for a leisurely two-hour breakfast over pastures, meadows and soaring Alpine peaks. After lunch, head for High Tea at the Crystal Cube, the gourmet destination at 2,600 metres above sea level.  The exquisite tea is accompanied by delicate pralines and fine pastries prepared by the in-house confectionery of the BergDiamant Panoramic Restaurant.

24-hour feast for your palate
Many local restaurants, meadows and small food businesses boast regional specialities and a wide range of local produce. This is supported by the cable cars, which pay the farmers a higher price for their produce. Why? Because it makes sense for everyone involved. Short delivery routes for the farmers, and outstanding quality and fresh produce for visitors. For the local Kaiserschmarrn dessert, for example, only “Fisser Goggala”, i.e. eggs from Fiss, are used. One genuine rarity is the Tyrolean single malt whisky called Fissky Imperial, which is distilled from unprocessed Fisser Imperial Gerste barley, fresh spring water and peat from the Piller Moor.
Fancy a gourmet treat? If you fancy discovering your favourite spot and tasting some regional specialities, the Fiss-Ladis cable car company will be delighted to prepare a picnic backpack for you. You will find it filled to the brim with homemade and regional specialties including bacon, alpine cheese, spreads and farmhouse bread. And did you know that in Ladis there is a state-certified therapeutic spring where the refreshing mineral water known as Tiroler Sauerbrunn gushes forth? Fill your bottle up from here as often as you can, because the water is simply delicious.

Cordial hospitality: feel good just like at home
From farm stays to hotel packages to family apartment rentals, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis offers a range of accommodation options. Choose from welcoming hotels and guesthouses, bed-and-breakfast hotels, B&Bs, private rooms and apartments and chalets, or even four- and five-star luxury hotels. Families have numerous child-friendly options to choose from while cyclists can select from a list of certified bike-friendly establishments.

More safety guaranteed
The safety and health of all our guests, employees and residents are our top priority in the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region. As such, all Covid-19 regulations and guidelines imposed by the Austrian federal government are being strictly adhered to. A specially created Covid taskforce takes care on the safety plan for the holiday region.
All cable cars, accommodation services, and catering establishments have developed extensive hygiene plans to provide guests with the safest and most worry-free holiday possible. Furthermore, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis offers outstanding healthcare facilities as well as several testing facilities across the entire region. Additionally, a region-wide standardised contact tracing system has been introduced for all catering establishments and service companies. The “myVisitPass” is a digital, safe and simple personal registration method.
Due to the current uncertainty surrounding planning, many accommodation providers have decided to also offer their guests in the 2021 summer season the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis cancellation guarantee. This applies to all bookings made via the official Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis website or via the tourist board.
Continuously updated information on the guidelines and measures regarding Covid-19 can be found at www.serfaus-fiss-ladis.at/en/Live/Current-Information-Summer.

About Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
“We are family” – so the motto goes for the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis holiday region in Tyrol. This is because the mountains here don’t just have something to offer adults, but also children. The three mountain villages of Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis, each one steeped in history, lie on a sunny high plateau above Tyrol’s Upper Inntal valley, and are surrounded by the striking mountain peaks of the Samnaun mountain range and the Ötztal Alps. Located between 1,200 and 3,000 metres above sea level, the holiday region provides all guests with the best conditions for an eclectic summer holiday like no other. Amazing variety for the whole family. Adventure for lovers of action. Activities for lovers of outdoor sports. Astonishing panoramas for appreciative souls. Attractive food and drink for gourmets.