As the name suggests, Reschenpass is a pass, or valley, which cuts through the mighty Alps mountain range and connects the Inn River Valley, to the north, to the Vinschgau valley to the south. Lying within the scenic Tirol region of western Austria, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Reschenpass are drawn by its stunning landscape, as well as the region’s many popular winter sports resorts. To cater for its steady influx of year-round visitors, the villages and hamlets within the Reschenpass region offer a good selection of self catering holiday rental accommodation, mainly in the form of apartments, set within traditional wooden Alpine chalets.
It will come as no surprise to tourists considering spending their holidays in Reschenpass that this part of the alpine Austria is a popular destination amongst winter sports enthusiasts. Such nearby ski resorts as Axamer Lizum, Seefeld and Patscherkofel boast miles of slopes of various gradients, suitable for all abilities. In the summer months, the region is popular amongst hikers, mountain bikers and horse riding enthusiasts, who can explore the stunning Tirol landscape and marvel at such sights as the 14th century belltower that emerges from Reschensee, the man-made lake set deep within the valley. The lake is also popular amongst water sports enthusiasts and those brave enough to bathe in its clean, bracingly-cold waters.
There are a number of interesting historical villages and towns to be explored close to Reschenpass. Such idyllic, typically alpine villages as Graun im Vinschgau are popular amongst sightseers enjoying their holidays in Reschenpass, whilst the region’s largest city, Innsbruck, is also well worth a visit. Altstadt, the historic centre of Innsbruck, with its numerous beautiful buildings, is a popular draw for visitors. Such architectural gems as the Imperial Church and Bergiselschanze can be marvelled alongside the historic Ambras and Buchsenhausen castles and the city’s most iconic landmark, Leopold’s Fountain.
Being located so far from the coast, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Reschenpass will find that this part of Austria has a typically continental climate. This means that summers can be very warm, with temperatures often reaching the high 20s to early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are much colder, with temperatures often dropping below zero degrees Celsius. The region’s average annual precipitation of 35 inches will mainly fall as snow in mid-winter.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Reschenpass will first fly to Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport (INN). British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Flybe and Thomson Airways are amongst the airlines operating regular flights to this busy airport, departing from several regional UK airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI) and Newcastle(NCL).