ABOUT OUR AUSTRIAN ADVENTURES
MoaAlm is a unique place situated high in the Austrian Alps. With the focus on being ‘Relaxingly
Active’ the holidays we offer are a healthy balance of fresh air, mountain activities and great freshly cooked plant based food. A holiday with us puts you right at the heart of our warm family atmosphere, with dedicated enthusiastic staff, in a cosy but stylish living space. Situated at 1800m, MoaAlm offers a superb base from which to explore the breathtaking mountains of East Tirol. Part of the small ‘WearActive’ company, we are the second property that owners Xania and Craig have stylishly converted into an active and relaxing holiday location. With a focus on a personalised holiday, MoaAlm provides a space for us to share with you our passion for the mountains, alongside a balanced and healthy lifestyle. At MoaAlm we offer a diverse range of mountain activities, daily yoga classes and also time to relax in our wood fired hot tub or on our south facing terrace.
We work with the seasons. Life at 1800m changes dramatically throughout the year, so we adapt our holidays to enable you make the most out of our stunning location:
This sporty Welsh woman is co-founder of WearActive and has her own veggie cookbook! In summertime Xania lives on the Croatian island of Vis and in winter she is based with the team at MoaAlm and rides her snowboard in Kals.
He does it all: snowboarding, slacklining, mountain biking and kayaking! This Englishman is co-founder of WearActive and spends his summers with Xania, running his Croatian WearActive home on the island of Vis.
Lottie is one of our cooks with a passion for creating tasty dishes inspired by her travels. She loves trail running on the forest tracks around MoaAlm and riding her motorbike through the mountains. She is the propagator of game nights, and loves interesting conversations over a glass of wine in the evenings.
Growing up in The Lake District rooted Chesca's love for the great outdoors. When she's not out and about playing in the sunshine you'll find her in the kitchen cooking plant-based treats or flowing it out in our yoga studio.
Jason is a South African who grew up traversing through the mountains and surfing the waves. He always has a camera with him to make sure he doesn’t miss a moment, and when he’s not taking photos he’s taking every chance he gets to go out on a new adventure and explore the world around him.
Ryan is our resident Irishman who, when he is not at work as our handyman and financial guru, can be found traversing high mountain ridges or tackling frozen climbing routes with his ice gear. An all round adrenaline junkie he is currently working on his ski mountaineering skills to try and keep up with the local climbers!
Martin is our hiking guide and resident nature lover. Originally from Vienna, Martin has spent years taking himself into the mountains of Austria and the Himalayas. When not walking you’ll find Martin stretching in the yoga room or sitting with you on the terrace enjoying the glorious view.
Probably the fastest member of the WearActive family. Zora loves to join us in the winter season on hikes and ski tours. Her cute one-up-one-down ears make Zora well-known and loved throughout the entire valley.
At MoaAlm we love food!
There is no better start of the day than a nutritious breakfast. We serve fresh fruits, oats and cereals, bread, eggs and much more. After an active day in the outdoors, warm up with a cup of tea and enjoy our freshly baked cake. Dinner is always a delicious three course meal made with lots of love and attention.
We are passionate about healthy, sustainable living, and as a result the ingredients for all of our meals are organic and as locally sourced as possible. We believe nature knows best when it comes to our health and therefore our daily, three course menu changes with the seasons. Most of our evening meals are plant based or vegetarian.
We also like to offer our guests the opportunity to experience to try traditional Austrian fare, with a MoaAlm `twist’, and we are sure you will enjoy our carefully developed menu with influences from across the globe.
Love the look of our food? Keep a eye on our blog for our latest recipes!
About the Region
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
We are proud to be living right on the edge of the national park area of the Hohe Tauern mountain region of the East Tirol. The Hohe Tauern National Park is truly unique as it is the biggest national park in Austria and the European Alps. Highlights of the national park are its numerous high peaks, its glaciers, alpine creeks, lakes and of course the untouched mountainous natural environment.
Most of our hikes in the summer, as well as our snowshoe hikes in winter are within the national park itself. It is truly spectacular to walk on the mountain trails that lead over mountains and hills and through empty valleys, whilst surrounded by colourful Flora and Fauna and continuously distracted by breathtaking views!
You will see much wildlife, among which the big five (Bearded vulture, Ibex, Golden Eagle, Gams and Griffon vulture) are most notorious. Please click on the right to get a feel for what you might encounter when joining us on a week of quiet, distant, mountain life.