Summer activity holiday in Austria



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June 10, 2024

Just back from a fantastic week at MoaAlm. We were blown away by the breathtaking views on the hikes and loved the different yoga sessions on offer. Sophie, Tobias and the team were so attentive and gave us wonderful memories. The house feels like a home, the food is incredible and we had the opportunity to visit and support local mountain huts and restaurants for food and refreshments. The hot tub in the mountains was another highlight. If fresh mountain air, good food and some exercise is your thing then you’ll love MoaAlm


March 26, 2024

Just home from a fabulous week in MoaAlm. I’ve done several yoga retreats but this is by far my favourite. Loved the snow and yoga mixture and feel great having had a week of fresh air and great food. The bonus was the people I met and the team here are fantastic. It’s very chill and no pressure at all. They looked after us so well and it was a really good value retreat as all is taken care of for a week. Lovely memories and wish them all the best.


March 21, 2024

I've just had the most wonderful week at MoaAlm. Great ski touring and a day of snowshoe hiking. At MoaAlm there is the perfect mixture between being active and relax. Regardless of whether you are very active or want to relax a bit more, that's just up to you.You're not just a guest, but it almost feels like you are part of the MoaAlm family for a week. On top of that, the food is amazing, the afternoon cake as well as dinner.I have been at MoaAlm 6 years before, but it will not take me this long to return again. I looked for it, but there is just no place like it!


March 3, 2024

I found that Sophie’s yoga teaching skills and classes coupled with an amazing view of the mountains gave yoga a whole new dimension which gave me so much more of a connection with mind, body, soul and nature! An incredible retreat. Would recommend to anyone looking for a truly fun filled activity and relaxing experience in the mountains.


March 2, 2024

Amazing - such a great trip and I will come


February 7, 2024

Wonderful and Welcoming

Absolutely wonderful. From morning yoga to winter activities to dinner and socializing, I had a great time. The scenery was stunning. The food was delightfully delicious. The staff were so accommodating and welcoming. The house was warm and cozy. And the other guests were friendly and enjoyable.


February 1, 2024

Alpine experience of a lifetime

MoaAlm offers a genuine retreat from the cares of the world - its clean air, superb vegan food, daily yoga classes, genuine welcome from the MoaAlm team, comfortable rooms, and options to explore the Alps in winter made this an unforgettable holiday. I arrived by myself but departed with wonderful new friends - the week's shared experiences allowed everyone without exception to bond during the time I was there. Its also a place to bring out the inner and sometimes forgotten child in all of us - with winter snow all around and tobogganing (rodelling) down the mountain track to the village this was fun, fun, fun!!!! You can be active by joining the snow shoe hiking and cross country skiing options on offer (both firsts for me), do your own thing downhill skiing and snowboarding or just chill out around the chalet doing your own thing. I loved it!


January 25, 2024

The ideal retreat for a relaxingly active holiday! Not only is the view from MoaAlm truly otherworldly, but so are the incredible places you get to visit, new skills you get to learn (like snowshoeing down the side of the mountain, which was amazing!), delicious plant-based/vegan dishes you get to eat every day, and the wonderful guests and team you get to know throughout the week. MoaAlm has the perfect 'home-away-from-home' feeling, while also transporting you to a beautiful place where you truly feel like you can unplug, and reconnect with nature and yourself. Highly recommend the hot tub in winter after a hike, and trying out slack-lining with Craig. Thank you MoaAlm team! xo.


January 17, 2024

A perfect outdoor active holiday in a stunning location with an authentic experience.

Perfect location, stunning hotel and views, incredible vegan food every meal, super tasty homemade cakes to welcome you home each day, incredible outdoor hot tub, great tuition for yoga, cross country skiing and snow hiking, loved curling at the pub, lovely welcoming staff who treat you like part of the family. Highly recommend a stay here. Would also love to visit in the summer to see the beautiful mountains again.


January 14, 2024

A holiday to remember (for all the right reasons!)

Two weeks after my holiday at MoaAlm and I still feel the glow. It's a really beautiful place, high on a mountainside with glorious views, especially at sunset. The team who run the accommodation, the activities and do the catering are all very good indeed and are also warm, friendly and unfailingly helpful.

This is a superb place for anyone who is looking for a 'relaxingly active' holiday with outstanding vegan/vegetarian food.


January 9, 2024

Away from it all at Moaalm

Moaalm is a truly idyllic place high up in the mountains and was just the perfect location to kick into 2024.

The team was really attentive, accommodating every guest’s individual needs & highly knowledgeable about the activities and area. They were all great too about realizing that everyone was on holiday and totally free to do their own thing.

Great vegan food, v cosy setting complete with 2 well-behaved dogs, fab wood heated outside hot tub with amazing unspoilt mountain views (special thx to Tobias for his Viking log chopping skills) , yoga before breakfast, snowshoeing, skiing - cross country and downhill, homemade afternoon cakes, etc….it was a memorable experience and one that I would highly recommend.


December 23, 2023

Amazing week long time filled with snow hikes, yoga, wholesome food and skiing. It’s run by a great team full of kind people. Their attention to detail makes the experience truly rewarding.  Highly recommend if you like mountains, great food and snow!!


December 16, 2023

A magical week of snow filled adventure, wonderful food, yoga and hot tub snow angels!  The MoaAlm team are so inspiring;  they have boundless enthusiasm to share their love of the mountains.  We hope to be back soon! 😁


September 22, 2023

Great time at MoaAlm

What a fabulous week we spent at the MoaAlm retreat with Sophie, Toby and the team, it makes me want to rebook almost immediately for a winter season to see the contrast. The food was easily on par with something produced in a top restaurant and the resident chef Lottie supplied a different theme every night with the help of Nora. We aren't vegan or even vegetarian but would eat like every night if we could, we've already checked out the recipes to cook our own.  The walks take in some of the wonderful scenery of the Austrian Alps and a visit to a cold lake to swim in if you are brave enough, glacier water is very refreshing!! Sophie, Toby and local guide Michel are very knowledgeable on the mountains, flora and fauna and ensured that the hikes started gradually and that no one was left trailing behind. The house is very relaxing either just reading in the living room or soaking in the hot-tub with a cocktail after the hikes. Our room had a balcony with a great view down the valley and a very comfortable bed.  We had to travel from Munich to get to MoaAlm but Sophie was very helpful in sending us a travel itinery for the trains and buses that worked perfecctly both to and from the house, with a final pick-up and drop-off at the bus station. So a final thank you to Sophie, Toby and the rest of the team at MoaAlm for making it a great and memorable holiday.


September 18, 2023

'Incredible Experience'

Everything exceeded my expectations. As a solo traveler wanting to escape the stress and chaos of daily life with 3 young kids, this is exactly what I needed. Beautiful long hikes, cool people, laid back environment, incredible views everywhere, and the food was outstanding.

Caroline Y

August 30, 2023

An unforgettable mountain retreat experience

This mountain retreat has it all! Stunning location, super cozy house, amazing hikes, daily yoga and delicious food. Run by friendly and skilled staff that live and breathe mountain life. A lovely home away from home.


August 28, 2023

I had the best week in the Alps end of July. What a warm welcome by Sophie, Tobias and their staff at MoaAlm. A beautiful hut at a remote location. Wonderfull hikes, food to die for, relaxing yoga classes, a hot tub with the best view. Absolutely love it! I would highly recommend this place and chances are great that I will be back again.


August 27, 2023

What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Watching shooting stars over the mountains; walking through Alpine flower meadows; endless views across the mountains and
delicious, healthy food. Also, the group was great and the team at MoaAlm are super nice.

Kay B

August 15, 2023

MoaAlm is Super!

MoaAlm is fabulous and has a stress free vibe! Spectacular hiking, lovely yoga, and absolutely delicious vegan and vegetarian food. The staff is super friendly and helpful. There was a wonderful mix of guests while we were there, which made the hikes and dinners really fun.

Steve B

August 13, 2023

The food was some of the best vegetarian and vegan food we have ever had, consistently meal after meal


July 29, 2023

I realised early on this was a great holiday because I'd not thought about my usual worries - I was too busy looking at the views, smelling the pine woods,  studying the architecture,  enjoying the sense of being looked after by our hosts.


July 9, 2023

Special place, stunning nature, wonderful hosts

Fantastic experience, will visit again! I spent 8 days doing yoga, stunning summer hikes, hot tub and enjoying amazing vegan food. Our hosts and staff were super accommodating, they would go the extra mile to assist us, and offered a friendly and heart-warming environment. The hikes were magical and varied a lot. Sophie and Tobias adjusted the hikes to different levels of physical endurance for our group and also gave us useful tips to protect our knees, use the hiking poles etc. I can’t stretch enough how delicious the food was! We also had the chance to enjoy some local Austrian delicacies in the mountain restaurants. This was a perfect combination of adventure, recharging batteries, and switch off from daily life.


June 27, 2023

Fabulous week at MoaAlm, looked after by Sophie, Tobias, Lotte, Ivana, Becca & Abby. Vegan food was fantastic, (optional) yoga is in a lovely room (which we used for table tennis in the evenings). Outdoor hot tub with stunning mountain views. We were guided on varied walks each day (except Wednesday when we went to Lienz and swam in a mountain lake). The views are stupendous and the variety of amazing coloured and intricate wild flowers was stunning. We met very few people on the walks.MoaAlm is set on it’s own, 5km up a mountain road from the nearest small town (Kals), so it has stunning views and is very peaceful. If you want an alpine holiday with vegan food, MoaAlm is perfect. In summary, we loved it.


June 25, 2023

All was just perfect! Yoga classes excellent and accessible for intermediates and beginners. Such nice and competent teachers. The hikes just great and accessible for people that are decently in shape. The views are amazing. And the food… a 5 star vegan experience that goes over and beyond my wildest dreams. Big thanks to the whole team: Sophie and Tobias, Becca, Abbie, Lottie and Ivana. You were all part of what made the stay so great!


April 8, 2023

Came to MoAlm the second time, now for the winter season. The location is spectacular, the staff friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic. Glad that I came again to this wonderful hide-away in the high alps.


April 1, 2023

The location: unbelievably beautiful. The wonderful MoaAlm; the meadows; the snow-capped mountains; the far-reaching view. The loving care; the family atmosphere; the interesting and fun conversations; the beautiful, clean and well-maintained facilities. The fantastic excursions; trying out new activities like snowshoeing and ski touring; reaching your own limits and the many happy hormones afterwards; the professional guidance; the varied adventures; the silence while walking. And afterwards relaxing in the hot tub!

Nick Hooke

March 25, 2023

Fantastic stay, with great hikes and yoga. Lovely location, excellent food and a wonderful team.


March 18, 2023

Moreish food with a stunning Mountain View.

MoaAlm located far away from a big city life, offers you everything you need: relaxing but active morning yoga and daily sports (like snowshoe hiking, skiing or ski touring), friendly atmosphere, hot tube and fresh mountain’s air. If it’s not enough - the team will spoil you with rich, healthy plant-based food. Beetroot burgers, homemade pasta, or mushroom scallops, to name a few. Not to mention heavenly desserts: vegan chocolate lava cake, lemon-avocado cheesecake and sweet & creamy crème brûlée. Definitely a place to be. I can recommend for groups as well as for solo travellers. It is not a restaurant, so to enjoy it pls book a weekly retreat, as plants taste (even) better there. Ps. Non-vegans will surely enjoy it, too!


March 12, 2023

Thank you MoaAlm team!! I had such a lovely week at MoaAlm, the house is so beautiful located, free and in the mountains! I had so much fun doing all different kind of activities, like snow shoe hikes, cross country skiing, snowboarding, everything is possible, or just relax in the hot tub and last but not least, enjoying with everyone around such a nice dinner every evening and getting to know each other! I'm already looking forward to come back! So many many thanks for be like a second home!


March 9, 2023

Idyllic Escape

My husband and I had an incredible and wholesome week at MoaAlm - an idyllic escape in the mountains. Yoga with Sophie every morning really set the intention for each day - I still miss these classes! We really enjoyed all the guided activities, and these were exactly what we needed as beginners to help us safely explore and play in the mountains. The food from Alessia and the team was vegan heaven, and we loved the family style dinners to get to know all the fellow guests. The MoaAlm team, including Zora(!), were absolutely fantastic and really made us felt like we were at home - thank you :) The hot tub was really just the icing on the cake (how could I forget the cake! A delicious treat after a day in the mountains)We can't wait to return !


March 7, 2023

Had again an absolutely amazing time at MoaAlm. Craig and Xania created a magical experience, in a beautiful location. I very much enjoyed the winter activities, the warmheartedness of the staff, the wonderful group and the fantastic views. Looking forward to coming back, winter or summer!


February 22, 2023

I absolutely loved the pace, vibe, yoga, location and structure of the retreat. It was perfect having flown from the US and jumped right into the mountain activities. Sophie and Craigs classes were a perfect complement of morning stretching and strength training... and Craigs nightly inversion and upper body stretching. I wish I could have had another night or two added to my stay. As Craig mentioned... once you settle in its time to pack up!


February 20, 2023

'Probably the best week of my life'

I had an amazing time at MoaAlm. The location is at an altitude of 1800 so we had a lot of snow even though the weather got relatively warm (8 degrees on some days). The food was very tasty and I completely forgot that it was vegan as it was tasteful. I opted for snowshoe hiking on the first day and cross country ski the second day and then went snowboarding the last 4 days. Thank you MoaAlm!


February 14, 2023

The most memorable part of our holiday at MoaAlm was the constantly changing, outstanding view from our bedroom window (and hot tub!) Being further up the mountain, we got away from the mass tourism below. It felt like our own little snow kingdom for one week. The staff, location and activities were all great. We had a wonderful time, being outside all day was mentally and physically revitalising. The holiday has motivated us to move more and rest better since we got home.


February 7, 2023

Truly Wonderful Holiday and Experience

I had a winter week at MoaAlm over New Years Eve. The accomodation is perfect- I had a single room and it was clean, cosy and mountain stylish. The food was delicious, plentiful and fun. I was a solo female traveller and I felt supported to participate in everything. Each day doing Yoga and being out in nature was truly a blessing- the area is absolutely beautiful. Lastly the MoaAlm team and other guests make this experience. Can't wait to go back.


January 12, 2023

MoaAlm exceeded every single one of my (high) expectations. I completely understand why so many people keep going back. Our week there is definitely on the list of all time favourite family holidays.MoaAlm is a beautiful guesthouse in a stunning location filled with lovely people. It was a pleasure getting to know the team who instantly make you feel at home and that nothing is too much trouble.The yoga was a great way to start the day, especially with amazing views and the rising sun hitting our faces just as we were finishing the class. I thoroughly enjoyed all the activities which were all tailored to suit the conditions ... and the group. Coming back to the house in the afternoon to delicious cake and a cup of tea was a real treat. The dinners were amazing and we all enjoyed sitting around the communal dining table getting to know the other guests and the MoaAlm team. We were there for Christmas Day and loved the five course feast - not to mention the gluhwein and the choc mint Christmas cake! (Oh, and the hot tub!)The team struck the perfect balance of making activities available and appropriate without any sense of pressure or judgment. Active days and relaxed evenings with beautiful healthy food and some great local wine - what's not to love?! We're hooked - already planning our week in Croatia!


January 7, 2023

What a place. If you are looking for a beautiful setting to relax, do yoga, eat well and see some amazing scenery, then look no further. I stayed here for Christmas 2022 and it absolutely fulfilled all my hopes for the holiday and more. The tag for MoaAlm is "Relaxingly Active" and that is the right description. Mornings start with a yoga session in a room looking out on the mountains - the sessions are well judged and adaptable, we had beginners through to people who could headstand and all loved them. The highlight was the sun rising over the mountain ridge onto your face just as the class ended each day - magical. The rest of the day then divides into an optional activity (hiking, cross country skiing etc.) followed by some down time later afternoon, also including cake and the option of a beer in the hot tub. Dinners are a communal, chatty and heartwarming time - great food and mixed seating each night so you get to chat to all the guests and staff. The great thing this place achieves is if you want to be super active, you can be. But equally if you want to just chill, read a book one day, that's totally fine too and nobody judges - "you be you" feels like the mantra. The staff there could not have been kinder or thoughtful, I'll definitely be back!


December 28, 2022

My stay at MoaAlm has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had! The place is just amazing and the views from there are stunning, all the staff and people are lovely… and the food was so tasty! Great experience! Thanks for everything MoaAlm!I suggest everyone who loves outdoor activities and the mountains to have a look at their website and book a stay there


October 14, 2022

This was my second trip to MoaAlm and it was just as amazing as I remembered. Instant warm welcome, delicious food and afternoon cakes, great yoga, lovely staff, and amazing hikes with amazing views! I felt relaxed even after the first day. Cannot fault anything at MoaAlm, and hope to return again in the future. Felt very sad to leave!


October 8, 2022

I absolutely enjoyed every minute spent at MoaAlm.The combination yoga/ hike is great and allowed us to keep active during the day while enjoying beautiful views and landscapes.The food is an absolute experience - nothing like basic meals as in other yoga retreats. The chefs are extremely professional and experiment with amazing creative vegan dishes.The hosts Sophie and Tobi are super nice and friendly and they really go the extra mile for their guests - I haven’t seen such attention and care to the customers in any other retreats to be honest.MoaAlm is truly a wonderful place with wonderful people and I hope I will go back there soon.


July 13, 2022

Amazing beautiful place..happy holiday memories. MoaAlm is a unique retreat guesthouse in stunning scenery. Hosts Sophie and Tobias and all the friendly lovely staff and local guides looked after us so well, and were always there to help with anything we needed, we felt at home and didn’t want to leave.Hiking, yoga, vegan meals, wonderful group of people, homely relaxing atmosphere, laughter and cold river and lake swims made a memorable week full of happy memories.


February 10, 2022

Winter magic - highly recommended!This was my second time at MoaAlm. After experiencing the beautiful summer hikes, I came back for the winter magic and absolutely loved every bit of it.The team at MoaAlm goes out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and taken care of. The activities are curated with great care, fitting the different wishes of the group. I especially enjoyed the snowshoe hikes as well as the rodel/sledging adventures. The scenery is stunning and we have been taken on some beautiful tours.


September 29, 2021

I am not sure that enough words of praise exist in the English language to do MoaAlm justice.Everything from rooms, house, organic food, hikes, yoga, hot tub to the personal touches, attention to detail, views and location was just outstanding!The combination of long hikes and gentle stretching yoga was bliss and Sent me home a stronger me. I was never hungry, bored or missing anything. I was also lucky to be part of a group of lovely single female travellers who just made it even better