Ramsau (Austria)


Fun activity holiday with 6-day family programme at the foot of Austria’s magnificent Dachstein Glacier

18/08/2024 - 25/08/2024, Fully Booked

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Single parent activity holiday in Austria

Our charming 4-star country hotel enjoys a truly idyllic location on the sunny Ramsau plateau (1,100 m) at the foot of the Dachstein Glacier. Gentle meadows, awe-inspiring peaks, and crystal clear lakes provide endless opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, treetop challenges, swimming, summer tobogganing, and climbing. It’s the perfect location for our annual single parent holiday in Austria.

Our hotel:

The cosy and welcoming family run Kielhuberhof hotel offers stunning mountain views. Surrounded by fields and meadows, it is a wonderful hideaway with a 400 m² natural lake where you can swim, playground, flood lit tennis courts, and a multi sports court. In addition, a large games hall ensures children are  kept entertained with table tennis, table football, and billiard. The hotel also has a panorama spa on two levels, with a range of saunas, steam baths, and more.

Things to do in Ramsay:

Your SPoH tour leader will organize a daily activity programme exclusively for our single mums and single dads, so you get to discover more of this beautiful part of Austria.  On offer will be guided hikes,  local swimming lake, a trip to the magnificent Dachstein Glacier and much 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. For more information, check out our planned activity programme.

Our prices:

£1070 for the adult and from £950 for the first child, s. prices for more details. Prices include double or triple room on half-board basis, some activities in our programme, airport transfers from/to Salzburg airport, and the services of one of our SPoH tour leaders, who will organise an activity programme for our families. Not included are your flights.

For more information, please click on the drop down menu/tabs, fill in our contact formemail us or simply call us on 0333 370 3701.

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Our activity programme:

Your SPoH tour leader will organise a fun and action-packed family activity programme. Below are just some examples of the activities planned for  your single parent holiday in Austria (subject to weather or changes by local providers):

  • “Fairytale walk” to the Rittisberg mountain adventure playground
  • Swimming lake “Ramsau Beach” with diving platform, trampoline, Segways*, sliding soccer, and beach volleyball
  • Cable car ride up the Dachstein Glacier with spectacular views from the Skywalk platform, glacier walk, and a walk across Austria’s highest suspension bridge* to the mystical Dachstein Ice Palace*
  • Hike along the spectacular Silberkarklamm wild water gorge
  • Cable car ride up the Planai Mountain with a fun and scenic family walk that includes swings, slides, climbing elements, a giant marble run, and a pond “water world”
  • A choice of local activities, such as go-karting down the mountain*, summer tobogganing*, forest high rope course*, “fly-lining”*, archery*, laser biathlon training, trial climbing lesson, etc.

*These activities usually incur a local surcharge.

Other things to do:

There is also lots to do at our hotel, which is surrounded by fields and meadows and boasts a 400 m² natural swimming pond, surrounded by a large garden and fields. Further a playground, two tennis courts, which can also be flood lit in the evenings, a sports court for football, volleyball, and badminton, and a large games hall for all ages! The games hall has a table tennis table, billiard table and table football.

Parents can relax in the spa with a Finnish sauna, bio sauna, herbal steam bath, infra red cabin, a shiatsu massage lounger and more, or enjoy a drink on the hotel’s lovely sun terrace with breathtaking views.

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Ramsau am Dachstein: history, geography, and tourism

Ramsau am Dachstein is a sunny plateau at an altitude of 1,100 to 1,700 m at the foot of 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.

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.

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 views from a height of 2,700 m. Deep in the interior of the glacier, the Ice Palace, offers a spectacular view into a glacier crevasse – a magical experience! The region is a popular holiday destination attracting nature and sports enthusiasts both summer and winter. In the summer, the area is visited by mountain climbers due to the famous Dachstein Mountain, the ultimate challenge for professional climbers. Noteworthy is also Ramsau Beach which has a lovely swimming lake and sports facilities. We have stayed in many areas of Austria with our families over the years but find that the sunny plateau of Ramsau, with so many leisure facilities on its doorstep,  is the ideal base for single parent holidays in Austria.

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Below is a selection of testimonials from previous single parent activity holidays in Ramsau, Austria:

"Single Parents on Holiday is an incredible experience for meeting wonderful children and adults, and holidaying in a way that feels safe and supported. From being met at the airport with transport to trips while you're there, it's the perfect way to take a break with your children as a single parent. Every person on our holiday wanted to do another one - that's the best recommendation you can get. "
- Georgia & Felix (9) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, August 2023
"As a dad taking away my little boy of 4 for the first time, and being an active family I was a little nervous of trying to do this all on my own for what was a very big adventure for us both. The choice of holiday in Austria was ideal, activity based and we managed to participate fully in everything that went off. This was simply down to how at ease all the parents and kids where together and this of course had the benefit of allowing me to set aside the concerns I had, and a shared understanding and willingness to just enjoy ourselves. And that we did. It was one of the best holidays I've ever had and I cannot thank SPOH enough, and all the new friends Rufy and I now have. We cannot wait for next year! "
- Michael & Rufus (4) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, August 2023
"A truly wonderful way to go on holiday as a single parent. The children were mixed age which made it feel rather like a large family. My 13 year old for example took charge of the four year old and they developed a very sweet connection. This then gave the parents some much needed space and opportunity to chat and connect with other adults. It was so harmonious…it felt like we’d all known each other forever."
- Maria & William (13) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, August 2023
"Amazing setting, the activities are so fun filled. Enjoyed Toboggan, cable cars. My 11 year old enjoyed the Zorb. The grounds are lovely at Simonbauer."
- Sudha & Naina (11) - single parent activity holiday in Ramsau, August 2023
"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)
Departing ReturningAdultChild 1 & 2 (15 – 17)Child 1 (0 – 14)Child 2 under 12Availability
18/08/202425/08/2024£1070£990£950£855Fully Booked

Superior double rooms are available at a surcharge of £220.

Please contact us if you wish to book extra nights at this hotel. Prices are available on request. Please note that the host will be at the hotel only for the duration of our advertised holiday dates.

Included in our price

  • standard double rooms for double occupancy and slightly larger superior rooms for triple occupancy (sold out now), with ensuite bathroom, balcony, satellite TV, safe, and telephone
  • half-board incl. large breakfast buffet and 3-course dinner with salad buffet and kids options
  • activity programme with guided family hikes, incl. wild water gorge hike and fairy tale walk, Dachstein glacier and local swimming lake
  • swimming lake
  • panorama spa with a range of saunas, steam baths, infra red cabin, shiatsu massage lounger, etc.
  • playground
  • tennis courts and multi sports court
  • large games hall for the kids with table tennis, table football, and billiard
  • weekly BBQ on the sun terrace
  • services of a Single Parents on Holiday tour leader during your holiday
  • taxi transfers from and to Salzburg airport

NOT included in our price

  • activities such as Ice Palace, summer tobogganing, tandem flying, rafting, go karting, and high rope garden
  • lunches and drinks
  • flights: Fly from the airport that is most convenient for you

Book your own flight:

Please check availability with us before booking your flight from your preferred airport. If you need help finding flights, call us on 0333 370 3701.

Airport transfer (included):

For this single parent holiday, we will arrange your  taxi transfer from/to SALZBURG AIRPORT at designated times and take you straight to your hotel where your tour leader will welcome you. Your transfer is included in our price if you arrive/depart on the advertised holiday dates. Please note that you will share your airport transfers with other single parent families in our group (short waiting times might apply!). Our hotel is 86 km away from Salzburg airport.

Our Financial Protection Insurance

Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with the “The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation invoice. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents On Holiday Ltd. please follow the steps set out on our insurance page.

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