Walking holiday in the Austrian Tyrol

A week of centre based hiking in the Austrian Tyrol, fully guided choosing between moderate and advanced walks. Depending on your energy. And knees.
Rofan & Karwendel mountain ranges Base in Achenkirch village Walk to Seewaldhütte Karwendel cable car Bärenkopf (1,991m) Pertisau Kögljoch mountain pass Enzianweg path
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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From £1299 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement £160.
Minimum age 16.
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Description of Walking holiday in the Austrian Tyrol

A week long walking holiday in the Austrian Tyrol, staying in a three star hotel in village of Achenkirch from where we can take on different mountain trails every day. Surrounded by summits and peaks of the Rofan and Karwendel mountain ranges, this village and hotel are also located by the region’s largest lake, Achensee and three of our hikes take us up into the mountains and then descend to different points along the lake where we take a boat trip back along the lake to base.

There is great flexibility built into this trip, allowing you to choose between a moderate or more advance walk every day, with two mountain leaders available to take each group on their trek. Walking between 13-20 kms every day for five full days of walking, we aim for some impressive heights including Bärenkopf (1991m), although we do take the Karwendel cable car up part of the way. Or the col at Steineres Tor (1978m) which we reach following the well Enzianweg or Gentian Path, which takes us up through stupendous mountain pastures.

Like all elevated walking holidays, the itinerary on this holiday may need to be altered depending on weather conditions and this will be up to the judgement of your mountain leaders. Even as late as June, if snow has not melted, we may need to alter our course; however, wild flowers are abundant at lower levels during this time. The hotel is a very traditional mountain hotel, dating back to 1875, and has glorious views of Achensee Lake or the mountains, with double and twin rooms having balconies to enjoy these sights.

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£1549To£1599including UK flights
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From £1299 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement £160.
Minimum age 16.
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Austria walking
Austria has all the ingredients necessary for a classic European walking destination. There are reams of well marked routes across the country – more ...
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Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Train Travel:
If you prefer to travel by train we can book a this for you from and to London and the nearest train station to the start point of the holiday. Contact us for full details and prices.

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Reviewed on 08 Oct 2018 by

Had a great time, 19 of us, guides were brilliant had best walking, food was great and loads of fun. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2018 by

It was amazing; the guides were excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2013 by

Top marks! 10/10! Had a fabulous time, mainly down to Bob and Chris' commitment to make sure everyone was happy and having a good time. They really looked after us well and ensured we felt comfortable and at ease from day 1. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wishing to go to Austria. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

UK office
It all starts at home so we have first worked to reduce our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Group size
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.

People

Local Craft and Culture
Clients are encouraged to stop at mountain huts and restaurants and other local businesses, where our visit makes a valuable contribution to their trade.
When there is a village event, such as a band concert, we make every effort to attend, especially as the tourist board provides a convenient bus service!
Our Achensee Holiday Card, gives free access to a number of local museums, including Sixenhof Heimatmuseum (opposite our hotel); the Achenseer Museumwelt in Maurach and the Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg in Pertisau.
On the free day, it is possible visit the nearby city of Innsbruck, where there are many interesting cultural sites, but the Tyrolean Folk Museum is one of the most popular.

General
One of the strengths of this centre is the use of the Achensee Holiday Card. This enables us to use all the local transport services: buses, steam boats on the lake, a steam train and the two lift systems. This is not only very convenient for us, but provides support for local facilities and employment for local people. The card also provides free or discounted access to many of the local museums and cultural sites.
By supporting the local community we are demonstrating how responsible tourism can still make a difference in a ‘developed’ area of Western Europe. The bonus for our clients is that they can see how they are supporting directly the local economy and the warm welcome they receive from the local inhabitants.

Accommodation and Meals
Accommodation for the week is in the family run Hotel Fischerwirt in the Tyrolean village of Achenkirch. The Fischerwirt is a traditional Tyrolean inn and as such is a member of the "Tiroler Wirtshaus". This association exists to ensure that members maintain authentic Tyrolean cuisine with local influences. The focus is on local ingredients with proof of origin (AMA seal of approval), the diverse native culinary delights as well as down to earth Tyrolean ambience, coupled with good hospitality. For over 20 years, the initiative focuses on values such as seasonality and regionality.
The most basic elements of the initiative are the:
• love of Tyrolean cooking
• freshness of the produce sourced from local farms, rivers and forests
• particular emphasis on authentic atmosphere and architecture.
The atmosphere of a traditional Tyrolean inn can probably be best summed up by the expression "Tyrolean hospitality". The dishes prepared in every inn are based on traditional Tyrolean recipes.
Transfers
We use the services of a local family run bus/taxi company based in Maurach for our airport transfers. Where clients are not able to make use of our transfers arrangements, we are able to recommend a family run company from Innsbruck, which provides a convenient and reasonably priced service.

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