Chock-a-block with Tyrolean culture and wow-worthy Austrian scenery, holidays to Mayrhofen are a breath of fresh mountain air.

Cheese by day, hikes by night

Mayrhofen's brimming with culture, and it sits against a mountain backdrop where snowy peaks graze the skies. Tour a cheese factory or head out on a hike – whichever you choose, you'll benefit from bags of traditional Tyrolean hospitality in this spot in western Austria.

Tyrolean treats

Whether you try bacon dumplings or sip a local brew, the foodie options in Mayrhofen won't disappoint. The town's full of restaurants so you can find the best place for a cuisine sampling session. For a different kind of treat, settle down in a spa, browse the local designer boutiques or boogie on down to some traditional tunes.

Marvellous mountains

Ditch your hiking boots and catch a cable car to whisk you up to the picture-perfect peaks – simply hop aboard your ride to the skies and get your taste buds ready for warm apple strudel at the top. Once you've gobbled down your hard-earned treat, take a stroll through the mountain-backed meadows – perfect if you feel a The Sound of Music moment coming on.

Out and about

Here are some ideas of things to do when staying in Mayrhofen:

• Nordic walking
• Cycle routes
• Waterfalls
• Indoor pool
• Outdoor pool
• Tennis courts
• Minigolf
• Paragliding

At a Glance

  • Taste-test cheeses at the ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal dairy farm
  • Dance to Tyrolean tunes until dawn
  • Soak up The Sound of Music's mountain views