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Heart of the Tyrol

Idyllic Lake Achensee 
 
From your magnificent base at a high-quality hotel with outstanding spa, set out on a varied choice of walks and activities, gaining different perspectives of splendid Lake Achensee… This self-guided, single-centre walking break also includes free bus travel.
Heart of the Tyrol. 3 nights
Heart of the Tyrol. 3 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A centre-based walking break in the Tyrol

It is no wonder that visitors have been coming to Lake Achensee for decades – with its glittering waters and striking mountain backdrop, the scenery is magnificent. Indeed, a couple of days in the typically Tyrolean village of Pertisau is sure to leave you feeling fully rested and invigorated – not only can you enjoy the fresh mountain air on our scenic walks, but you can also indulge yourself in the Hotel Wiesenhof's state-of-the-art spa. The icing on the cake is that all this is under an hour's drive from the airport, making Pertisau ideal for a short break.
Nestling on the western shores of Lake Achensee, Pertisau guards the entrance to two valleys leading into the Karwendel Mountains which frame this Tyrolean jewel. This is perfect walking country, where inviting paths lead along the water's edge, through the valleys and along panoramic ridges in the mountains high above, thus giving you different perspectives of the lake.
 
Gallery
 

Walking & More

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights. There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of our suggested walking routes as the mood takes you.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    The best time for alpine flowers is June and early July. At lower levels the flowers bloom slightly earlier.
     
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 0 2 6 10 14 18 20 19 17 12 5 1
    mm 46 45 52 66 100 120 133 124 82 57 59 49
  • An introduction
    With a lake, mountains and the entrance to two lush green valleys on its doorstep, Pertisau is a walker’s paradise. We provide you with route notes for four different walks – all of them accessible to walkers of average fitness – while your visitor’s card entitles you to free travel on the local buses. Pay locally for boat trips.
  • Choice of routes: 11km to 18km

    Along the lake to Achenkirch: 11km, 2.5hrs
    Enjoy fabulous views across the lake as you walk along the western shores of Achensee to the villages of Gaisalm and Achenkirch at the head of the lake, before returning by boat from Achenkirch.

    Into the Karwendel Mountains: 11.5km, 4hrs
    Using the Karwendel cable car from Pertisau, this linear walk heads through pastures, then descends through forest to Maurach.

    Along the Falzthurn Valley: 18km, 5hrs
    From the door of the hotel enjoy a long, but leisurely, linear walk through the meadows and woodland of the pretty Karwendal Valley. Early summer is the perfect time to see the wildflowers and for a spot of bird-watching. As this is a linear walk, you can turn back at any point, though it is well worth going all the way to Gamailalm for refreshments before returning.
    Looking down on Gaisalm on the route to Achenkirch
  • To Rofanspitze: 10.5km, 4hrs
    Take a bus to Maurach (20mins), then take the cable car into the mountains. From the top station, this rewarding, out-and-back walk takes you though high Alpine meadows to reach the peak of Rofanspitze, from where there are some superb views across the peaks which surround the lake. You return to Pertisau the way you came: by cable car and bus.
    Heading towards Rofanspitze on the route from Maurach
  • By train & boat

    Achensee lake cruises
    Boat trips have been operating on the lake since 1887. Use them to enjoy walks along the shores, hopping back onboard to sail back to Pertisau.

    Cog railway
    Take a ride on the steam cog railway, which dates from 1889, from the end of the lake down to the town of Jenbach and back again. 
 

Accommodation

Small but bustling Pertisau has a few shops, a post office, a bank, and a handful of eateries.

Please note: most beds in Austrian hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
Hotel Wiesenhof
  • 4-star superior

Bedrooms

 

Extend your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 3 nights: 11 May - 31 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    11 May - 14 June £585 £27
    15 - 21 June £640 £27
    22 June - 22 August £655 £27
    23 - 31 August £640 £27
    1 - 30 September £585 £27
    1 - 27 October £570 £27
    3rd & 4th person discount -£98
    Single traveller supplement £98

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: return taxi from Innsbruck Airport
    Other options (no additional charge): return rail/taxi from Munich or return rail/taxi from Salzburg, but please note the 3rd & 4th person holiday discount does not apply if flying via Munich or Salzburg.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Wiesenhof (with dinner) Double room Single room
    11 May - 21 Jun 2019 £152 £161
    22 Jun - 23 Aug 2019 £160 £169
    24 Aug - 31 Oct 2019 £152 £161
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Munich. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Salzburg easyJet,  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Munich Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Salzburg Eurowings,  jet2 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Munich Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Munich easyJet,  Eurowings,  Lufthansa 
    Edinburgh - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Edinburgh - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Munich Lufthansa 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Munich British Airways 
    London City - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Innsbruck easyJet,  Thomas Cook 
    Gatwick - Munich easyJet 
    Gatwick - Salzburg British Airways,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Innsbruck British Airways 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Vienna) Austrian Airlines 
    Heathrow - Munich British Airways,  Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Salzburg Eurowings 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Innsbruck easyJet 
    Luton - Munich easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Munich easyJet 
    Stansted - Salzburg Eurowings,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Munich easyJet,  Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Salzburg TUI 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Hamburg) Eurowings 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Munich (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Munich (via Düsseldorf) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Munich (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Southampton - Munich Flybe 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Munich. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Innsbruck

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Innsbruck airport to hotel (0h50) included flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Innsbruck airport (0h50) included flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Munich

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Munich airport to Jenbach (2h10/0255), hotel transfer Jenbach to hotel (0h10) included 1600
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    hotel transfer, hotel to Jenbach (0h10), rail Jenbach to Munich airport (2h10/0245) included 1230

    Connecting travel options - flying via Salzburg

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Salzburg HB to Jenbach (1h30-1h55), hotel transfer Jenbach to hotel (0h10) included 1530
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    hotel transfer to Jenbach (0h10), rail Jenbach to Salzburg HB (1h30-1h55) included 1330
What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 dinners, 3 lunches,
    3 breakfasts,
    afternoon tea & cake
  • route notes and maps
  • visitor's card giving free bus travel
  • return travel from Innsbruck or Munich as detailed
 
Reviews

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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Austria, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (Austrian) German is the most commonly spoken language. The currency is the Euro. Austrian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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