Ramsau (Austria)

Single Parent Activity Holiday at the Foot of Austria’s Magnificent Dachstein Glacier

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Single Parent Activity Holiday in Austria

This is an escorted single parent holiday in Austria. Our charming 4 star country hotel Kielhuberhof in Ramsau, the sunny plateau at the foot of the Dachstein Glacier, is perched at 1100 m with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The cosy and welcoming family run hotel enjoys a truly idyllic location in the midst of fields and meadows – a wonderful hideaway with a 400 m² swimming lake, flood lit tennis courts and a sports court for football, volleyball and badminton. In addition, a large games hall offers table tennis, table football and billiard. The spa area features a 2-storey panoramic sauna with a log cabin-style outdoor sauna, a bio sauna, a herbal steam bath, an infrared cabin, a relaxation room with mountain view and a massage room. All rooms are furnished in Austrian Alpine style and come with a balcony, en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, safe and telephone.

The elevated plateau of Ramsau with its gentle meadows, awe-inspiring peaks and crystal clear lakes is a paradise for outdoor activities. Your SPoH host will organize a daily activity programme exclusively for our singl mums and single dads which will include guided hikes, ‘Ramsau Beach’ swimming lake, high rope garden, summer tobogganing, rafting, a trip up the magnificent Dachstein Glacier with a visit of the Ice Palace and more. After an active, fun-filled day, our single parents can have a drink together on the sun terrace with its panoramic view of the Dachstein Glacier or laze in a deck chair enjoying the afternoon sun, while the children keep busy outdoors or in the games hall.


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Your SPoH host will organize and accompany a fun and action-packed 6-day family activity programme exclusively for our single parent families. Below some examples of the activities planned – please note that the programme is not yet finalized:

  • Fun family hikes including a wild water gorge hike
  • Ramsau Beach with swimming lake, beach volleyball, slides, etc.
  • Archery
  • Dachstein Glacier with Skywalk
  • Ice Palace on the glacier (at a surcharge)
  • River rafting (at a surcharge)
  • Tandem flying (at a surcharge)
  • High rope garden ‘Forest Park’ (at a surcharge)
  • Summer tobogganing or go-karting (at a surcharge)

In addition, you can make use of your Ramsau summer card which permits free local bus travel and access to many free family activities including scenic nature and adventure walks, crazy golf or ‘pit pat’, Dachstein distillery visit, bread baking as well as free kids activities such as rock climbing lesson and treasure hunt.

Apart from the activities planned, the hotel’s man-made swimming lake, tennis courts and football/volleyball pitch, games hall with table tennis, pool table, football table, darts, etc. will offer plenty of entertainment for all ages!

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Ramsau am Dachstein is a sunny plateau at 1100 to 1700 m above sea level surrounded by the Dachstein mountain range. It is located in the Austrian county of Styria, 400 m above the Enns valley and is famous for its stunning scenery, numerous mountain lakes, enchanting Alpine lodges and the awe-inspiring Dachstein Glacier. Visitors can take the cable car to the top of the glacier, where the most spectacular viewing platform of the Alps, the ‘Skywalk’, offers unrivalled scenic views from a height of 2700 m. Deep in the interior of the glacier, the Ice Palace, offers a ‘safe’ view into a glacier crevasse, a magical experience.

A very popular holiday destination attracting many sports fans in both summer and winter, the region is particularly frequented by mountain climbers due to the famous Dachstein Mountain, the ultimate challenge for professional climbers. The municipality of Ramsau am Dachstein is made up of several smaller towns, namely Leiten, Rössing, Ramsau, Schildlehen, Vorberg and Hirzegg. The traditional village of Ramsau was first recorded in a document dated 1120 AD. Rich in history, it established a tradition in the manufacturing of ‘loden’, a fabric used for making traditional dress. Today the village of Ramsau has a good local infrastructure, including several shops, restaurants, cafés, etc. Noteworthy is also Ramsau Beach which has a lovely swimming lake and sports facilities.

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Below is a selection of testimonials from our single parent activity holidays in Ramsau, Austria. These are great holidays for single parents with teenagers!

"Myself, Alfie (9) and Oscar (5) had a blast in Ramsau. The team were extremely helpful pre holiday letting me know which activities Oscar would be able to do and which he wouldn't; being on a group holiday meant that Alfie didn't need to miss out and could join the others if I couldn't do it. It was a great mix of making new friends, getting out and about in the day doing activities and then having fun back at the hotel playing football, tennis, ping pin and snooker - this was just as important to the boys. For me, it was nice to be able to relax and chat with others knowing the kids were safe and happy. Thoroughly enjoyable week and I would definitely use SPOH again. "
- Karen, Alfie (9) & Oscar (5) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, July 2017
"Ramsau, Austria is not just for winter! It's a great place in summer and a beautiful place to explore the natural beauty and scope of its surroundings. The age range and size of the group does not matter, as most if not all of the activities suit families of all ages. We did lots of firsts on this holiday and created many happy memories."
- Chris, Mia (15) & Jacques (14) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, July 2016
"We had a great time, nice vacation if you like outdoor activities. I think great vacation for kids over 10-12 years, not for small children."
- Ludovico & Margherita (10), single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, July 2016
"We had an excellent holiday, Daniella was a fabulous guide and offered great activities which we could all enjoy irrespective of age. The hotel was lovely, swimming lake, sauna & steam room all appreciated after busy days."
- Catherine, Fiona (16) & Donald (15) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, July 2015
"Another great SPoH holiday with great people! Daniella worked exceptionally hard to organize everything for us and flexibly worked around wet weather constraints too. The Dachstein area is very pretty with wonderful scenery. The family run Hotel a peaceful place to stay with good food which was enjoyable after building up appetites following our walks and various outings. A good head for heights needed for some activities! Would highly recommend this holiday for teens. My son loved the rafting, paragliding and the glacier visit. We had a fantastic time and have returned home refreshed and ready to think about our next trip away with SPoH!"
- Sarah & Oliver (13) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, July 2015
"We had a great holiday in Ramsau. There were lots of fun activities to do together – rafting, tandem flying, walking etc. We had some rain while we were there and Daniella, our group leader, juggled everything very efficiently so that we hardly noticed. Being in a group and having a helpful leader enabled us to do things that we wouldn’t have been able to do if I had taken the children on holiday on my own."
- Catherine, Rufus (10), Edmund (8) & Jasper (5) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, July 2015
"This was by far the best holiday we’ve been on for a long time. From the moment we arrived, our host Daniela made us feel very welcome and had a really exciting programme of activity planned for our week. I really liked the fact that nothing was set in stone and that the group had the final say on what they wanted to do which took account of everyone’s needs and expectations. We had a fun packed week and got to do things that we would never have done on our own. Ramsau beach and the surrounding area was a perfect location for paragliding, mountain carting, hiking and just generally chilling in the mountains. It was perfect as the kids had a great time and equally so did the adults! A group holiday like this takes the stress out of going it alone. I would recommend SPOH to single parent families for this reason alone. A big thank you to Daniella and Sandra for all their efforts to make it the best holiday ever…..watch the video."
- Lucia & Rebecca (10) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, July 2014
"Single Parents on Holiday lay on some great holidays and this one was no exception. The kids got to do some amazing things – including paragliding down a mountain – and I got to hang out with some fascinating and fun adults. We had a ball! Special thank you to Daniela for always going the extra mile for us, can’t wait to do it all again some time soon!"
- Sue, Alexandra (almost 12) & Sebastian (10) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, July 2014
"From the moment we arrived at the airport it felt like our holiday had begun. We met up with one of the other families travelling whist boarding the plane and the holiday just got better and better. My children made friends instantly and the relaxed nature of the hotel meant they were free to play and enjoy them self. Daniela, our host, arranging all the trips to work with the weather and considered the abilities of the group. We have a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute, one week disappeared far too quickly and if felt like we had barely touched all we could do in the Austrian mountains."
- Neil, Thomas (10) & Olivia (8) (Ramsau holiday, July 2013)
"Another superb SPOH experience – very happy & contented children & mummy! The Dachstein region is truly stunning and offers a wealth of possible adventures and experiences. We met some super people, in Daniela we couldn’t have asked for a more efficient or delightful hostess. A really special and relaxing holiday."
- Jenny, Emily (11) & Ben (9) (Ramsau holiday, July 2013)
"This was one of the best holidays we have ever experience. The office staff in the UK were very efficient. Daniela, our rep, was outstanding and nothing was too much trouble. Her enthusiasm and professionalism shone through and was infectious! Our only problem was the holiday went too quickly and we had to come home!"
- Kate, George (14), Oliver (11) & Edward (10) (Ramsau holiday, July 2013)

Flights are not included in this price:

At Single Parents on Holiday, we do not restrict you to fly from a particular UK airport – we let you choose your most convenient departure point. This means you can travel from any airport in the UK, Ireland or anywhere else in the world. Return flights currently cost in the region of £ 200 per person depending on departure airport, airline and time of booking.

Please check Opodo, RyanAir or your preferred travel website for competitively priced fares to Salzburg, or call Sandra on 0333 370 3701 for a flight quotation. Your transfer from and to Salzburg airport on the advertised holiday dates is included in our holiday price (short waiting times may apply!).

For airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and other travel essentials, please check out our Holiday Extras page.

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