Alps & Lakes in the West: A Valley in Tyrol

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During the summer months, Alpine lakes and creeks attract swimmers

During the peak of the summer in July and August, the cold rivers in the mountains can offer a welcomed opportunity to chill out for a bit. Wild camping is not allowed in Austria, but there are many huts and cabins that let rooms and you will find hotels even in remote looking valleys. This river in Tyrol is not far from a small village that makes a good base for exploring some of the surrounding scenery before going for a quick swim to the river.