Welcome to Austria

Austria is a destination like no other, with a unique and beautiful contrast between city life and landscapes reminiscent of that of a fairytale. Starting in Innsbruck, we’ll embark on an 8-day trip taking us across the stunning and dramatic scenery, as we hike from town to town and take in the refreshing mountain air. On our journey we’ll cross through deep valleys surrounded by lush and verdant meadows, travel on railways deep through the hills, and cross through villages and hamlets.

Tour Highlights

  • Take in the fresh mountain air
  • Hike across vibrant Alpine meadows
  • Soar above Innsbruck in the cable car
  • Take in the panoramic views across the mountain ranges
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  • Dates & Prices

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    August 26 - September 2, 2020 (8 days)


    Standard Blind Price: £1599 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1199 Book Now

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    A view of a valley in Kuhtai, green meadows and a tall mountain the background
  • Innsbruck aerial panoramic view. Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria.

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers (UK prices only)
    • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Penz in Innsbruck
    • 2 nights' accommodation at Hotel Bergland in Obsteig
    • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Sonne und Schnee in Kuhtai
    • 1 night accommodation at Alp Art Hotel in Gotzens
    • 2 nights' accommodation at Hotel Bon Alpina in Igls
    • All breakfasts and dinners
    • Luggage transfer
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • 6-days guided trekking
    The brightly coloured houses of Innsbruck next to the water edge

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Wednesday 26th August

Fly to Innsbruck and transfer to our hotel. Tonight, we’ll enjoy our first included dinner together and get to know the group.

Dinner included. Overnight in Innsbruck.

Thursday 27th August

Today we replace the city for the mountains, as we begin our trekking adventure! Leaving Innsbruck behind us, we set out towards the river inn. We’ll follow a promenade until we reach a train station where we’ll hop on for a short transfer to our next stage in the walk. Arriving into Hermann-Buhl-Platz square, we’ll enjoy some incredible views over Innsbruck, Patscherkofel mountain and the Serles and Nockspitze mountains! We’ll start an ascent towards the Umbruggler Alm mountain hut, where we can take some time to rest, relax and take in the outstanding beauty we are surrounded by. As we continue our trek, we’ll start a to descend towards the chapel Hottinger Bild. The last leg of this walk involves a steep, uneven track, so we’ll make our way slowly across the terrain before arriving into Kranebitten, where we’ll catch a bus to Obsteig for the night.

Ascent 350 metres, descent 600 metres, distance 10,5 kilometres

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Obsteig.

Friday 28th August

 

Our walk begins directly from our hotel this morning. We’ll travel along a forest road before following a path alongside the Sturlach river, where we’ll be joined by the sounds of rushing water and the scent of conifer’s in the air. Gradually the path becomes steeper, leaving the river banks behind us, eventually reaching the banners of the Lehnberghaus. We’ll have some time here to rest after our hike and to enjoy the views over the Mieminger mountains. Soon, we’ll continue to an observation platform, with rolling views across the Mieminger platue, the valley Inntal and the Wetterstein Mountain Range. We’ll then return to the path and follow a forest road back to our hotel.

Ascent 700 metres, descent 700 metres, distance 12 kilometres

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Obsteig.

Saturday 29th August

After a short bus ride this morning, we’ll hike along the paths of Pirchkogel mountain towards the Feldringalm hut. We’ll follow a forest road, on a ascent, through a conifer forest before reaching open Alpine meadows. We’ll continue on a steep track towards the Pirchkogel Mountain, before arriving at the summit cross Grunwaslkreuz where we’ll witness the magnificent view across the Kuhtai’s Mountain Range. From here we’ll continue our hike through pine forests, past reservoir’s and local mountain huts before arriving into Kuhtai for the night.

Ascent 650 metres, descent 350 metres, distance 10,5 kilometres

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Kuhtai.

Sunday 30th August

Following the forest road alongside the Zirmbach stream we travel towards the charming mountain village Gries. After the initial walk along the forest road, we’ll then travel through the forest on an idyllic hiking trail before reaching Gries. This village has fewer that 600 habitants and has held on to the farming countryside traditions that have given way across much of Austria to the modern world. Carrying on, we’ll pass flowers, meadows and old farming houses. After a few hours, we’ll arrive into St Quinn where we’ll find a small pilgrimage church and panoramic views across the mountain range. After a further short hike, we’ll arrive into Oberperfuss and travel to our hotel for the night.

Ascent 350 metres, descent 850 metres, distance 13 kilometres.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Gotzens.

Monday 31st August

We’ll enjoy the famed route ‘The Innsbruck Almenweg’ today, a circular walk that winds around the Nockspitze Mountain. Following a forest path, we’ll travel towards the Birgitzer Alm Mountain Hut. En route, we’ll travel across a forest road that is used as a sledging trail during the winter and then through the Gotzner Graben rift. We’ll arrive at a mountain hut and take some time to rest before continuing towards the valley before arriving at Mutters village centre, where we’ll then travel to our base in Igls tonight.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Igls.

Tuesday 1st September

After a short bus journey, we’ll take the cable car up the Patscherkofel Mountain to reach our starting point today. We’ll hike to the Patscherkofel summit lodge, using either the road or a track, before arriving at a terrace which offers views across the Viggartal Valley and over the mesmerising Nordkette Mountain Range. We’ll also hike the Zirbenweg path, a famous panoramic nature trail between Glungezer and the Patscherkofel. The route takes us through the largest pine forest in the Alps and is one of the most tranquil and gentle walks of the area. We’ll then catch the cable car back down to Innsbruck.

Ascent 300 metres, descent 300 metres, distance 6,5 kilometres

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Igls.

Wednesday 2nd September

Transfer to the airport and journey home.

Breakfast included.

Single supplement – £185

Please note that whilst all walks are designed to be geared towards beginners, a good level of fitness is required to participate in this holiday. Walking will cover up to 13km with varying ascents and descents, sometimes over uneven and undulating terrain. Please ensure you are comfortable with the above before booking the trip.