The tiny settlement of Afiesl offers a truly restful and idyllic part of the world in which to enjoy a holiday. This is in the Upper Austria region of Austria, very close to the border with the Czech Republic and within an easy drive of such cities as Linz and even Vienna. If your choose to spend your holidays in Afiesl you would definitely be wise to check-out the self catering accommodation in and around the village. All properties offer a comfortable home away from home feel and come equipped with full kitchen facilities which will mean you are not looking for somewhere to eat at every meal time.
The beautiful rolling countryside surrounding the self catering accommodation in Afiesl will be crying out for you to explore. This can be done by way of long walks and hiking treks and local tourist information offices should provide you with the details for the best routes to take. Other activities readily available include lake and river fishing, tennis, cycling and mountain biking, abseiling and canoeing. If you head to the area during the winter months, there are skiing resorts across the border in the Czech Republic, and of course in the Tyrol region to the south-west.
There are so many interesting places to visit during your holidays in Afiesl, it might be a good idea to prepare an itinerary before you come to the area. Some popular suggestions include the city of Linz, which is a very short drive south of Afiesl, the beautiful capital city of Vienna - which you should devote at least a full day to, and the city where the Sound of Music was filmed back in the 1960’s - Salzburg. As you are so close to the border with the Czech Republic, you might also like to pop over the border and take in some of the quaint Czechoslovakian villages. Whilst in Austria you should also do your best to pay the Tyrol region a visit.
Your holidays in Afiesl are likely to be spent a good few hundred metres above sea level and this will definitely have a bearing on the climate that can be expected here - especially during the winter when snowfall can be regular and severe at times. The best time to head to the area is during the summer when average temperatures are often in the low- to mid-twenties degrees Celsius.
The most convenient airport for your holidays in Afiesl is likely to be located at Vienna International (VIE), which is a couple of hours’ drive away from the self catering accommodation. Lauda Air, Easyjet, British Airways and Austrian Airlines operate flights to and from airports such as Bristol (BRS), London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW).