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Adventuring in Imst for free!

Having survived the Maloja Pass (above) in Switzerland, we made it to Austria and headed to Imst. If we were going to give prizes on our trip, the Best Tourism Board Award would definitely go to Imst! As long as you are staying at least three days in the area, you get a tourist pass with loads of freebies. We made the most of this and saved €116! This included free cinema tickets where we saw my cousin Josie in Mamma Mia (in German!)...

... free chair lift tickets (we hiked via the Rosengarten gorge, took the lift then enjoyed a walk at the top)...

... unlimited bus journeys, a day at Area 47 where we climbed a 27m wall...

... tried our hand at deep water soloing...

... enjoyed the water slides...

... and made a big mistake by going on the 'blobber'...

The photo above shows someone else going on this 'blobber'. For quite some time, Sam has been desperate to ping me into the air on one of these. So there I was, sitting on the end of this giant air-filled cushion. Little did I know that the staff member at the top had to ask Sam's weight, then my weight, and warned him that we were on the very edge of not being able to do it because of there being too much of a difference. She asked if we were together, Sam said we were and she said 'you might not be after this!' So in his wisdom, Sam decided to go for it and ping me to (almost) the moon. Unfortunately for me, rather than landing feet-first as I was meant to, I bum-flopped into the lake and then had two days of not really being able to sit down!! Still, we had a lovely spot at the campsite.

The staff in the tourist information office were also extremely helpful and printed off some topos for us to go climbing in Imst. They also have over 3,000 routes available for free online and on their free app.

Imst itself is a nice place to wander around, and there are plenty of things to see.

We were also able to explore the surrounding villages with our free bus journeys.

I loved the fact that you could even get traditional Austrian dress in C&A!

Bum-bruises aside, we were very impressed with Imst and the huge range of activities available for free!