"A New Kind of Fitness Retreat for New Year’s Fitness Goals"


November 2017

Travel journalist, Shivani Vora, wrote an article about how

new fitness-focused retreats in photogenic destinations could help give travellers the motivation they need for lasting success in reaching their fitness goals... we were thrilled to be included in the exclusive list given to New York Times readers! Click here to read the article.


Translated from German: "Later on, by the campfire under the stars, I feel so much at home."


Gigi is the cosmopolitan globe-trotter behind Reisefreunde and joined us at MoaAlm for dinner one evening in October 2017 while she was researching the East Tirol region. Read more about her discoveries of the area!

"So whether you are a stressed-out corporate type in need of a relaxing active vacation, are a solo traveler wanting to connect with other mountain lovers, or an experienced hiker wanting to up your game in the mountains, you will find it at MoaAlm, in one of the most beautiful settings in all of Europe, with some truly fantastic people!"

Monkeys and mountains travel and adventure blogger Laurel stayed with us - read about her experiences

"Have you ever considered a life change? Quit your job, move to another country, ignore your university degrees and become a mountain guide, yoga teacher or ‘Hüttenwirt’? Hubert Penn and Barbara van der Meer didn’t stick to dreaming and took action…"


Bucket list blogger Marijke interviewed Hubert & Barbara about MoaAlm, corporate careers, mountains and dreams - read the interview

"The Alpine splendour of the Austrian Tyrol makes a heavenly backdrop to morning yoga sessions – followed by a hike through some of the region’s most spectacular scenery."


In May 2018 we were thrilled to be notified that MoaAlm had been featured as one of '11 of Europe's best summer activity breaks' by The National

"An Austrian Hiking & Yoga Retreat: The Perfect Wellness Vacation in the Mountains"


Travel blogger, Abbie Synan, from Speck on the Globe  visited us in summer 2018. Abbie shares her experience of sustainable and ethical tourism locations and we loved reading what she had to say about her time at MoaAlm. Read about her time with us here.



same slopes from a different side

"My introduction to splitboarding at MoaAlm has left me hooked, and I’m now looking to get my own splitboard with a view to embarking on more backcountry adventures this coming winter. And with their wide programme of activity weeks including a snow safety course and advanced ski touring & splitboarding, I’d love to return to MoaAlm to explore more of the region and practice doing the splits."


Cat joined us for one of our ski tour and split-board weeks. Read more about her adventure!

"For someone like me, who’s only ever skied in big, busy mega-resorts, it was a real eye-opener. If you want uncrowded slopes, a true mountain experience, and the peace and quiet that comes with it, then a stay at Grossglockner, and particularly MoaAlm, is perfect. I’ll definitely be returning to this hidden gem"

Eliot joined us for a week of skiing and winter fun - read about his holiday


"Our stay was good value and combined fantastic views, great company, reinvigorating physical activities such as yoga, (cross-country) skiing and guided snow-shoe hikes, a delicious three-course vegetarian/vegan meal every evening and peace & quiet. And, let’s be real, there is nothing better than sitting in an outside hot tub being served a cold beer during a blizzard."


In January 2018, MoaAlm was featured in The Guardian, among the best mind, body and spirit breaks worldwide.

"I cannot recommend this holiday too highly. I must be mad to tell you about it, but I owe it to Xania and Craig. Not only do they live in a wonderful place, but they're happy to share an experience that genuinely lives up to its claim of being "relaxingly active"." journalist visited our Wearactive home in Croatia - read about her adventures 

"Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by our hosts and other guests and this feeling of friendliness and inclusiveness continued throughout the week and was the part that made this trip so special.  Our hosts Barbara and Hubert had such a sense of passion and enthusiasm for this place which rubbed off on the group so we knew we were in for a fun time.  Included in the team was the Chef Oskar who is truly the best cook in the world and I honestly did want to take him home with me but he politely refused." 

Eva & John participated in our Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat week - read what they have to say about it


"I had such a good time at Moa Alm.  It is by far the best retreat I have ever been on.  I can’t wait to go back…and I definitely will!  I’m thinking that next time I may try a mountaineering week.  If you’re looking for a relaxingly active week in the mountains, go to Moa Alm.  You won’t regret it!"


Christine stayed at MoaAlm in the summer of 2016... click here to read her full blog post review.