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Walking in the Austrian Tyrol

Walking in the Austrian Tyrol

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  • Holiday type
    Guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
  • Activity level
  • From $1749per person, tour only
  • Departures
    selected Saturdays from 6 Jun '20 to 19 Sep '20
  • What's Included?
  • All breakfasts and 7 dinners included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • London flights (if booking incl. flights)
  • Airport transfers (for those on the group flight)
  • Local Transport
  • Tourist tax
  • Key Information
  • This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • Level 3 and 5 walks offered each day
  • 7 nights 3-star Hotel Fischerwirt, all rooms en suite
  • 5 days centre-based walking; 1 free day
  • Group normally 6 to 20, plus 1 UK leader per grade
  • Altitude maximum 2298m, average 2080m 

Austria: The Tyrol

Walking in the Austrian Tyrol

  • Operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • Beautiful Tyrolean scenery
  • Moderate and challenging walks
  • Traditional local cuisine

Stretching along the valley at the northern end of Tyrol’s largest lake, the quiet village of Achenkirch is the perfect base for a week of walking. Surrounded by the lush meadows and jagged peaks of the Rofan and Karwendel mountain ranges, the walking trails throughout the area are plentiful. With such a great variety of walks on this trip around Austria's lakes and mountains, two grades are offered each day (moderate and challenging) with one leader escorting each grade. 



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Typical holiday itinerary



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Day 1: Start Achenkirch.

Start Achenkirch. In the evening the leaders will hold a welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead and give advice on the local area.

Day 2: Ascend to the Falkenmoosalm (1328m); descend to hotel.

We take a short bus journey to the end of the village of Achenkirch and then follow a forest track climbing gently with wonderful views back to the Guffertspitze, before arriving at Falkenmoosalm for a picnic lunch. We contour below Hochplatte, before descending through the forest and all the way back along the valley to the hotel. 

12Km; 450m ascent and descent; max altitude 1328m

Day 3: Bus and cable car to start the ascent to Barenkopf (1991m); descent to the Weißenbachsattel (1695m) before we walk back to Zwolferkopf and take the cable car back.

We take a short bus journey to Pertisau and then the Karwendel cable car to start our walk to Zwolferkops before ascending the Barenkopf (1991m). We descend a short way to the Weißenbachalm (1695m) for a traditional mountain farm lunch before we walk back to Zwolferkopf and take the cable car back.  

11Km; 700m ascent, 700m descent;  max altitude 1991m

Day 4: Summit of the Rofanspitze (2258m)

Today we take a short bus journey to Maurach and then the Rofanlift cable car for a memorable ascent of the Rofanspitze (2258m), where we have a picnic lunch with panoramic views. We retrace our steps to the Rofanlift, before catching the steam train and ferry back to Achenkirch.

8Km: 430m ascent and descent: max altitude 2258m

Day 5: A free day to relax or enjoy optional activities.

A free day to relax or enjoy optional activities.

Day 6: Bus to Steinberg; walk back to Achenkirch over Kögljoch (1487m).

We start with a short bus journey to Steinberg and then walk back to Achenkirch over a remote mountain pass at Kögljoch (1487m).

15 Km; 550m ascent; 600m descent; max altitude 1487m

Day 7: Head to the Rofan mountain range, walk the Enzianweg path to Steineres Tor; descend to lake; ferry back.

Today we take the bus to Maurach and then the cable car to the heart of the magnificent Rofan mountain range. Here we start the delightful Enzianweg path which climbs steadily to a col at Steineres Tor (1978m) before descending to the lakeside for a short ferry boat ride back to Achenkirch.

15Km; 300m ascent; 1150m descent; max altitude 1978m

Day 8: End Achenkirch.

End Achenkirch.

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Hotel Fischerwirt***

The Hotel Fischerwirt opened its doors in 1875 as a traditional and rustically furnished 3-star hotel. Directly located on the north shore of the Achensee Lake the hotel offers easy access to a variety of trails. All rooms are en suite, and double and twin rooms offer a balcony or deck with view of the Karwendel mountain range or of the lake. Facilities include satellite TV, telephone, sitting area, safe and hair dryer. All floors are served by a lift. WIFI connection is also available in most rooms and in the common areas. This excellent base offers a very warm welcome, nice rooms and a lovely spa. Some single rooms as well as double rooms for single use are available; please contact our Sales team for available and prices. 


Meals

All breakfasts and 7 dinners included

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Transfers

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. Please note that transfers are not included for clients arriving on any other flight, even if Headwater has booked it. 

If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight ‐ please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

From Munich, you will need to take a combination of trains and buses to reach Achenkirch. From Innsbruck airport, the journey can be done by bus only (this usually involves 2 changes).

If you would like us to organise a private transfer, please ask your sales consultant for a quote. Please ensure that you provide us with all relevant information at least 2 weeks before departure. Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Please note there are two terminals at Munich airport. If you are not on the group flights but taking the group transfer, please check where you are arriving and where the group will be so you can meet your leader.

Transportation

Airport transfers are carried out by private bus. Local transport is used on most days to reach the start of the walks; as the 'Achensee Holiday Card' is included, we may use a mix of buses, ferries, cable cars or even steam train! Please note that during the peak times of the summer season, transports can get quite busy and this could potentially slightly delay our journeys to/from the walks.

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 8 days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of British Airways (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

Travelling land only: 8 days starting and ending in Achenkirch

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Achenkirch in the morning of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. As this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available from our customers, but here are the comments that have been received from previous Exodus travellers.

Wonderful walks through a surprising variety of alpine landscapes from lakeside walks to forest tracks, meadows and high mountains. Bob and Alina were great leaders, making the walks extra interesting with their knowledge of the flowers, history and landscapes. The walks were cleverly adjusted to suit the weather ( at this time of year expect everything from hot sun to wet days) and the option of a grade 3 or a grade 5 walk each day was a real bonus. Expect wholesome food, friendly and comfortable hotel, wonderful views and good company.

Very enjoyable week with a mixture of walking on forest trails and on mountainous terrain. Being up in the mountains area, the weather can be changeable at times, so be prepared to bring waterproof clothing and a jumper as well as sunblock and water etc. The hotel we stayed in has a great choice of evening food and the room I stayed in has a great view of the village and the lake ad well. Our tour group leaders Bob and Alina are friendly and great to chat to. The other travellers in our group made it a great week to spend time with.

This was an excellent holiday and exceeded all my expectations, particularly as I'd already had a memorable walking holiday in Austria previously and thought nothing would top that. How wrong was I?! I wish I was still there! Despite thinking that the level 3 walks would be more than enough for me before I got there, I spent all of the days, except one, doing level 5 walks. Every night, the group leaders (the amazing Paul and Louise) provided a very detailed description of the walks, weather conditions and what we could expect. We even had visual demonstrations of each walk using table props by the end of the week! Who knew that pepper pots made such great mountains?! This was very helpful in gauging what walk I wanted to do, and luckily the weather was kind to us so only one day was wet (I went in August). The area of Achensee is very pretty and the hotel was right by the beautiful lake. The walks took in a variety of mountain ranges and scenery, giving you a good chance to explore the region around the lake. We travelled by local bus, cable car, ferry and steam train using the free Achensee holiday card, which was valid all week (including the free day). I loved the walking as the scenery was stunning, the trails were fairly quiet most days, the flowers and wildlife were incredible, and the sound of the cow bells was really special. One day, we climbed above cloud level and sitting on the mountain top looking down at the clouds was a special experience, realising I'd climbed higher than the clouds, like I was superhuman! Some days, there were stops at Almshouses in the mountains for coffee and cake, or a drink (more on the level 3 walks than level 5, due to their less intense walking conditions). The cakes in Austria are incredible. On the free day, there is plenty to do around the lake and there isn't really any need to go further afield by catching the train from Jenbach, unless you really want to. The hotel was excellently run and we were very well looked after by the friendly staff and owner, Crystal. The food was out-of-this-world, plentiful, traditional, delicious and ample. The four course meals every night (soup, salad, main course, and dessert) were just what you needed after a day's walking. My room was comfortable and I had views over the mountains and lake. The hotel is an old traditional Austrian guest house so don't expect a modern 5* hotel. I enjoyed staying there.

It's a week since my partner and I returned from this trip, we had an excellent time and would recommend this trip! .Originally a key factor in choosing this trip was the flexibility to choose different levels of walk each day as we were not totally confident on what would be suited to us and this turned out to be really great option. Each evening the guides Paul and Louise would outline the following days walks so everyone had a good idea and could choose accordingly and many did switch between the levels during the days. The guides were excellent, knowledgeable on the area, animals and fauna but most importantly full of energy and very supportive to everyone in the group, they made the trip a real pleasure. The location is very scenic even before walking up the hills and the Accomodation was spacious, staff were friendly and good food every evening.

This trip far exceeded my expectations. Offering two levels of hike a day was perfect for gaining confidence and challenging myself under the expert supervision of the group leaders . Be prepared for some incredible views of the pristine glacial lake, and the breathtaking sights from the highest peaks in the Austrian Tyrol. This trip offers challenging hikes with lots of opportunities to safely go out of your comfort zone balanced with discovering the best cake and beer huts on the mountain . The hotel and food were fabulous and the staff were always friendly and obliging. Austrians take politeness to another level . The area is well connected with transport so there are plenty of options for the free day . This trip offered challenges , camaraderie , excitement and serene moments at the summits . If you are lucky enough to have Paul McDermott and/or Louise Russell as your leaders expect to come home healthier, stronger , happier and a little heavier ( all muscle of course ) ! This trip will not disappoint .

This trip far exceeded my expectations. Offering two levels of hike a day was perfect for gaining confidence and challenging myself under the expert supervision of the group leaders . Be prepared for some incredible views of the pristine glacial lake, and the breathtaking sights from the highest peaks in the Austrian Tyrol. This trip offers challenging hikes with lots of opportunities to safely go out of your comfort zone balanced with discovering the best cake and beer huts on the mountain . The hotel and food were fabulous and the staff were always friendly and obliging. Austrians take politeness to another level . The area is well connected with transport so there are plenty of options for the free day . This trip offered challenges , camaraderie , excitement and serene moments at the summits . If you are lucky enough to have Paul McDermott and/or Louise Russell as your leaders expect to come home healthier, stronger , happier and a little heavier ( all muscle of course ) ! This trip will not disappoint .

Wonderful week spent walking in the Tyrol. The hotel is perfectly placed by the lake and run with care and consideration by Crystal. The food was hearty and plentiful with buffet breakfast , self made packed lunch and a 4 course evening meal . 2 levels of walks were offered each day , some of which started or finished at the hotel and always allowed for plenty of stops for rest and refreshments . A complementary travel pass was included which allowed independent exploration of the area on the free day by bus, steam train, ferry, cable car or ski lift .

Fabulous week of hiking in the stunning mountains surrounding lake Achensee

Great trip with amazing views. We took level three walks and although we didn't have previous experience, we were able to go to all trips. Special thanks to our great guides Louise Russel and Paul McDermott, who were always in a good humor and made sure everybody had a wonderful experience, even when the weather didn't help much.

Had a fantastic week thanks to our wonderful guides Bob,and Paul (and Louise who was shadowing them). Met a great group of people. Wonderful (if rather hot) weather helped of course Achensee is beautiful with some excellent routes for all abilities. Hotel and staff were welcoming and good hearty food.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

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This 7 night guided walking holiday includes:

All breakfasts and 7 dinners included

7 nights accommodation

London flights (if booking incl. flights)

Airport transfers (for those on the group flight)

Local Transport

Tourist tax


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Key information

This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus

Level 3 and 5 walks offered each day

7 nights 3-star Hotel Fischerwirt, all rooms en suite

5 days centre-based walking; 1 free day

Group normally 6 to 20, plus 1 UK leader per grade

Altitude maximum 2298m, average 2080m 

Transfers

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. Please note that transfers are not included for clients arriving on any other flight, even if Headwater has booked it. 

If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight ‐ please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

From Munich, you will need to take a combination of trains and buses to reach Achenkirch. From Innsbruck airport, the journey can be done by bus only (this usually involves 2 changes).

If you would like us to organise a private transfer, please ask your sales consultant for a quote. Please ensure that you provide us with all relevant information at least 2 weeks before departure. Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Please note there are two terminals at Munich airport. If you are not on the group flights but taking the group transfer, please check where you are arriving and where the group will be so you can meet your leader.

Transportation

Airport transfers are carried out by private bus. Local transport is used on most days to reach the start of the walks; as the 'Achensee Holiday Card' is included, we may use a mix of buses, ferries, cable cars or even steam train! Please note that during the peak times of the summer season, transports can get quite busy and this could potentially slightly delay our journeys to/from the walks.

Joining instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 8 days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of British Airways (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

Travelling land only: 8 days starting and ending in Achenkirch

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Achenkirch in the morning of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.



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