Mountain Bike Holiday
Up and Downhill Holidays offer mountain bike holidays in the beautiful area of Ellmau in the Tirol, Austria. If you are thinking about a mountain bike holiday, come and have a look around the site, see if this is the type of mountain biking holiday that you would enjoy. Singles, couples, groups are all welcome.
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March - Go figure? People actually want to come to our beautiful part of the planet and not mountain bike! Big news though, we've accepted full responsibility for the farm properties as well as Up and Downhill's apartment this year. Expect to find the rooms upgraded and few extra surprises to make our guests stay even more enjoyable.
February - The month of festivals and unbelievable skiing. The the snow levels get a fresh dusting every few days. The pistes are kept in top condition. So whether you like fast wide carving runs or playing off-piste there is plenty to explore. 279km and 91 lifts to be precise. That is just the Skiwelt. Kitzbuehel and St. Johann are only a snowballs throw away as well.
January - A fine New Year was had by all. Our German guests outsinging our English guests only in quality but definitely not in voracity. The skies were lit up with fireworks from all the local hotels and farms throughout the valley. Check our blog for a few pictures. Note to self. Stay in more, less skiing, less partying and write more on the blog.
December - Guests already here and Christmas is busy, busy, busy. The snow has arrived and we were skiing in 70cm of powder in mid December. Fantastic. Check out our prices and photos over at our winter holidays page.
November - Time to prepare for the winter season as the bikes are reluctantly put away for a few months. We won't be sitting on our laurels though as we have the privilege of running the whole of Oberachenhof as well as the apartments this year.
October - Quieter times at the end of the season as we ride some lovely flowy trails. Add to this some professional photography tuition holidays, that we are running and you can understand why we love October so much.
September - We are a happy bunch of people over here. The Guardian rated us in the Top 10 Activity Holidays in Europe. Our category, rightly so was for mountain biking. Other holiday companies included canoeing in Sweden, kitesurfing in Spain and hiking in Romania.
August - Looks like the Austrian Tirol is slowly and surely gaining a fantastic repulation as the place to be mountain biking. We have the UCI World Cup in Leogang and Saalfelden and the iXS Europen Downhill Cup and well as new trails openings.
July - Don't forget to check out our calendar for the latest events local, biking and skiing / snowboarding that are taking place.
June - Over the past few months we've been sharing more and more on our Up and Downhill facebook page come and join us and say hello.
May - Time to swap the planks for the wheels. Again our guests are taking advantage of the early alpine riding. Not to mention the ten percent discount.
April - Mountains biking is here again. A little skiing at the end of the season followed by some hill climbing on the bike to get our cycling fitness back up.
March - If you fancy using the lifts in the summer as well, check out some examples of our trails and tours. So many different choices for your weeks holiday.
February - The snow is deep, really deep. We've been out on the tractor numerous times clearing the drives early in the morning so that we can get our guests to the slopes.
January - Only a few spaces available now. Pop over to our contacts page to see how you can get hold of us. Only if you want to ride some of this fantastic Austrian snow.
December - The snow has arrived and it doesn't appear to be stopping. This is the first year that we've been able to jump off the roof into the snow. Obviously for no other reason than we could!
November - That's the mountain biking done for the season. Austria getting colder and snow has already arrived on the mountains. Bookings still available, but filling up quickly. €27 per person per night!
October - Our last guests of the season were able to enjoy the trails (and lifts) with autumnal, rooty trails to tackle. There as a minor heat spell so the riding was perfect and at a 10% discount! Maybe a nice change from Morzine next year?
September - Busy times, loads of guests, a bumper year for us. Might have to look at getting another guide for next year.
August - We have an international gathering of guests this year. Obviously English and Scotland but add in Sweden, France, Canadian and Australian mountain bikers. Plenty of interesting banter on the slopes.
July - Out on the trails, eating farm made Austrian food and generally enjoying the outside life in the mountains.
June - New trails open this year. A gnarly technical downhill trail in Hopfgarten and a flowing trail over in Kirchberg.
May - Guests arrive and enjoy some early alpine mountain biking. The trails are in great condition and things are looking good for the mountain biking season.
April - We've been having a really warm April over here in the Alps. The touring skis weren't even used once, let's hope our legs are in good shape for the mountain biking.
March - Check out the holiday reviews that our guests have been giving us around the web of their holidays with us here in Austria. Our aim is to create a great stress free holiday for our guests. Looks like we are on the right track.
February - We've been running our group holidays promotion for nearly a year now and it's been proving very popular. Another good reason to bring your riding friends on holiday with you.
January - Happy New Year from everyone here at Up and Downhill holidays. We reckon there are a fair number of adreline junkie mountain bikers that enjoy the white stuff as well. Pop over to our winter holiday site and check out our self-catering and b&b holidays, starting at only €26.50 per person per night.
December - Heavy snow in the Alps. Excuse the pun, we've decided to freeze our prices for our 2011 MTB holidays. Guided mountain biking. Catered or self-catered holidays. Give Morzine a miss for a year and try the Austrian Alps.
November - In our quiet period we are able to spend a bit more time updating the mountain biking and winter websites. We've updated the mountain biking and safety tips page and created a tips and mountain biking trails rules page.
October - The summer season draws to a close and the bikes are put away for another year. We had guests enjoying all our trails right through to mid October and also managed loads of private rides after that, up to the final lifts on the 23rd October. Now for a month of well earned rest before the start of the winter season. Don't forget to check out our great value cheap winter farm and chalet prices for your winter skiing holidays.
September - Find out details of our holidays from photos of our guests mountain biking. Either on our blog or through our various guest holiday galleries.
August - Enjoying riding with our guests. Some weeks we are on easier trails, the following week in the bike park. We've updated the bike hire page with bike details. The Intense Socom and full sus 29er have been great fun, we everyoen really enjoying them.
Great holiday, looking forward to coming back. Keith and Manu know this part of the alps like the back of their hands.
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