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A summer of adventure

At the Alpinhotel Jesacherhof, your outdoor adventures begin right outside the hotel door. The three-thousand-metre peaks of the Hohe Tauern National Park form the impressive backdrop to your summer holiday. Majestic views accompany you while hiking, climbing, biking, or rafting in the mountain world. A special highlight is fly fishing in our own waters.

Whether you prefer a sporty, challenging summit hike or a leisurely excursion for the whole family – the possibilities are endless. As part of our weekly programme, we also organise excursions and guided tours. And, of course, we’re always on hand to share personalised tips, having explored every nook and cranny of Defereggental ourselves.

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Fly fishing in Austria: Hotel Jesacherhof
Fly fishing in Austria: Hotel Jesacherhof


Hiking in the mountains is always an impressive experience. It is impossible to get tired of the sight of lush green valleys, picturesque villages, rugged peaks, and bright blue sky. Anyone who has ever climbed to a peak and felt the resulting unspeakable feeling of happiness knows what we are talking about.

You can accompany our mountain guide, Ecki, on his tours five times a week. He knows trails of all levels of difficulty and has an exciting tale to share about every place you pass. If you prefer to go hiking without a guide, it is best to take our Alpine hiking pack with hiking equipment, maps, tour tips, and last but not least, a delicious packed lunch.

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Fly fishing in Austria: Hotel Jesacherhof
Fly fishing in Austria: Hotel Jesacherhof

Mountain biking and e-biking

Whether you’re seeking the thrill of a mountain bike ride or the relaxed pace of an e-bike, adventures of all sorts beckon around the Jesacherhof, just waiting to stir your spirit! The Defereggen Mountains, the Rieserferner Group, the Hohe Tauern, and the Lienz Dolomites – these mountains are your playground. Well-signposted cycle paths, mountain bike trails, and downhill trails wind through the imposing natural landscape. Fragrant forests, crystal-clear mountain lakes, and rustic Alpine huts line your path.

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Fly fishing in Austria: Hotel Jesacherhof
Fly fishing in Austria: Hotel Jesacherhof

Fly fishing

Tight lines! Hobby and sport fishers will find a true fishing paradise in the hotel’s own 25-kilometre stretch of water.

From late May to late October, we invite you to fly fish in wild and romantic mountain streams with a width ranging from 4 to 30 metres. Our in-house fishing expert, Michael Jesacher-Schneider, will personally show you around the area and give you valuable tips. Plus, find all your angling essentials in our specialised fishing shop.
Are you an enthusiastic fly fisher, but you can’t really get your family excited about it? Then the Jesacherhof is the place for you. While you make your big catch in the Schwarzach river, your partner can relax in the wellness area, and your kids can have fun with our dedicated childcare and youth programme.
Check out our special offers for fly fishing in Austria at the Hotel Jesacherhof.

Jesacher fish brochure (only available in German)

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Other activities

Looking for a bit of variety? Here are our top tips for unforgettable experiences in Defereggental.

  • Climbing: With around 200 climbing tours and a spectacular landscape, Defereggental is rightly considered a paradise for climbers.
  • Nordic walking: Prefer walking to hiking? Explore the mountains in a way that is particularly gentle on your joints. Nordic walking tours are part of our weekly programme.
  • Golf: We have exclusive offers for the nine-hole course in Defereggental.
  • Rafting: Have a white-water adventure on the glacier-fed Isel river. Fun and action guaranteed.
  • Tennis: Our hotel has an indoor tennis hall with two carpet courts with rubber granules. Need coaching? We can arrange a tennis instructor upon request.
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The Osttirol Card

The Osttirol Card is your passport to a holiday full of adventure. The card is not included in the accommodation price but can be purchased at our reception.

With the Osttirol Card, you can access the following services free of charge:

  • 6 mountain cable cars
  • 4 swimming pools
  • 13 different nature and cultural experiences
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Alpinhotel Jesacherhof ****S
The Jesacher Family // Außerrotte 37
9963 St. Jakob in Defereggen | Tirol // Austria
VAT no.: ATU66600369
T +43 (0) 4873 5333 // info@jesacherhof.at