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The Leutasch Valley

Tyrol – secret valleys & splendid peaks
 
Delight in the freedom of self-guided, hotel-to-hotel walking with your luggage transported, staying in highly praised 4-star hotels with fine views, excellent facilities and superb hospitality. Treading flexible routes on well-marked paths through flower-filled meadows, you can even walk into Germany!
The Leutasch Valley. 7 nights
The Leutasch Valley. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A Tyrolean walking holiday in Leutaschtal

West of the delightful city of Innsbruck, the dramatic, jagged peaks of the Wetterstein chain mark the border between Austria and Bavaria. Below, tranquil, fertile valleys wind down to meet the River Inn. One of the most picturesque valleys is Leutaschtal, where a string of pretty villages runs alongside the river and the lower slopes are thickly forested. Exploring here, not only will you have the chance to strike out into the high mountains on flexible routes along well-waymarked paths, but you will also experience the very best of the hospitality for which the Tyrol is renowned.
All boasting a swimming pool, sauna and small spa complex, our three hotels are real family affairs, places where, over the years, different generations have created a friendly, convivial atmosphere and built up an excellent reputation for their Tyrolean cuisine. The flowers in spring and early summer (up to mid-July) coat the meadows in spectacular colours, and, after the hot sunshine of summer, autumn brings its mellow colours and numerous fine days, perfect for walkers.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • 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.
     
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  • Arrival in Mösern 
    Night 1: at Hotel Inntaler Hof (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Circular route via Gschwandtkopf: 14km, 4.5hrs
    There are various walking options from Mösern. We recommend a route which ascends steadily to the summit of Gschwandtkopf at 1,500 metres, where you are rewarded with a glorious 360-degree panorama. You then descend to Seefeld and return to Mösern through a mixture of meadows and forest in time to hear the daily toll of the Friedensglocke (Peace Bell). 

    Alternatively, take the opportunity to visit charming Innsbruck, the ‘city at the heart of the Alps’ – trains run regularly from Seefeld (pay locally).
    Circular route via Gschwandtkopf: 14km
  • Mösern to Ober Weidach: 11.5km, 3.5hrs
    Today's walk offers broad views of the upper Inn Valley as you head out of Mösern towards Lottensee, a lake which appears periodically from below the earth's surface. The route wanders gently on through sections of forest and across fields to Ober Weidach, where you stay in the Hotel Kristall for two nights.
    Mösern to Ober Weidach: 11.5km
    On the route from Mösern to Ober Weidach
  • Circular walk from Ober Weidach: 25km, 7hrs; shorter option: 17.5km, 4.5hrs
    Explore the secluded and completely unspoiled Gaistal Valley. For a gentle walk, simply follow the river, though it is worth striking out up the northern slopes of the valley to best appreciate the beautiful scenery. You can shorten the walk considerably by taking advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle service which will drop you nearer the valley.
    Circular walk from Ober Weidach: 25km
  • Choice of routes from Ober Weidach to Reindlau: 8km or 12.5km

    Recommended option via Scharnitzjoch: 12.5km, 5.5hrs
    This is a reasonably strenuous walk, but thoroughly enjoyable - on a clear day, the views are some of the best of the holiday. After a short transfer, you ascend to the saddle at Scharnitzjoch (2,048 metres), where the panorama of the Leutasch Valley is excellent enough. However, even better vistas right to the end of the valley can be enjoyed by ascending to the peak itself. You then descend through open meadows to Reindlau for two nights in the Hubertushof. 

    Low-level option: 8km, 3hrs
    For an easier day, you could simply cross the valley floor.
    Recommended option via Scharnitzjoch: 12.5km
    Low-level option: 8km
  • Choice of routes from Reindlau: 10km to 26km
    We suggest two possible walks for your day in Reindlau, both of which lead to the small German town of Mittenwald just across the border, where many of the oldest houses are decorated with frescoes. From Mittenwald, you can return to Reindlau either by bus (pay locally) or on foot.

    Low-level route (recommended option): 10km, 3hrs each way
    This low route is our favourite, and takes you through the Leutaschklamm, a dramatic gorge in which the path crisscrosses the river by means of a series of footbridges. (There is an alternative route for vertigo sufferers.)

    High-level option: 13km, 5hrs each way
    This route is more challenging, but offers sweeping views and is interesting in that it leads along the border on the route Napoleon took to invade the Tyrol in 1805. 
    Footbridges ply through the gorge on the route around Reindlau
    Low-level route (recommended option): 10km
    High-level option: 13km
  • Reindlau to Mösern: 17.5km, 5.5hrs
    Your final walk starts with a pleasant riverside section before heading up into the mountains through the beautiful forests of the Schlagwald area. As you follow the ridge, you pass numerous viewpoints to reach the summit of the Hochmoos for a spectacular panorama of the Leutasch Valley, other viewpoints affording vistas of Seefeld and the jagged Karwendel Mountains beyond. You then descend back to the starting point of your holiday in Mösern where you spend your last night in the Hotel Inntaler Hof.
    Reindlau to Mösern: 17.5km
    A grassy meadow on the route from Reindlau to Mösern
 

Accommodation

The atmospheric hotels all have excellent facilities.

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.
 

Options to extend or shorten your stay

 

Prices for 2020

We are in the process of updating our prices for 2020. If you’d like to book now, please contact us – we’ll be happy to provide a quotation.
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Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 01 June 2019 - 01 October 2019

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 14 Jun 2019 £775 £0
    15 - 20 Jun 2019 £795 £0
    21 Jun - 4 Jul 2019 £825 £0
    5 - 19 Jul 2019 £855 £0
    20 Jul - 18 Aug 2019 £890 £0
    19 - 23 Aug 2019 £855 £0
    24 - 31 Aug 2019 £825 £0
    1 - 24 Sep 2019 £795 £0
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    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.

    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.

    7 nights: 01 June 2019 - 01 October 2019

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 14 Jun 2019 £825 £0
    15 - 20 Jun 2019 £845 £0
    21 Jun - 4 Jul 2019 £875 £0
    5 - 19 Jul 2019 £905 £0
    20 Jul - 18 Aug 2019 £940 £0
    19 - 23 Aug 2019 £905 £0
    24 - 31 Aug 2019 £875 £0
    1 - 24 Sep 2019 £845 £0
    3rd & 4th person discount -£50
    Single traveller supplement £50

    Includes all elements in the 'walk price', plus a return ferry crossing between Dover and Calais with P&O Ferries for your party and one car.

    We also include a transfer back to the first hotel at the end of your holiday to collect your car.

    A supplement of £35 per car per single journey applies for outbound travel 5-7 Apr & 19-21 Apr, and for inbound travel 21-22 Apr 2019. A supplement of £45 per car per single journey applies outbound on Fridays & Saturdays 24-25 May & 12 Jul-17 Aug 2019 inclusive, and inbound on Saturdays & Sundays 1-2 Jun & 19 Jul-2 Sep 2019 inclusive.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Inntaler Hof, Mösern
    Deluxe with valley view: 01 Jun - 01 Oct 2019 £29
    Superior classic with valley view: 01 Jun - 01 Oct 2019 £16

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

    Hotel Inntaler Hof, Mösern (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 21 Jun 2019 £86 £86
    22 Jun - 19 Jul 2019 £94 £94
    20 Jul - 23 Aug 2019 £104 £104
    24 Aug - 01 Oct 2019 £94 £94
    Hotel Kristall, Ober Weidach (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 07 Jul 2019 £82 £82
    08 Jul - 25 Aug 2019 £90 £90
    26 Aug - 01 Oct 2019 £82 £82
    Hotel Hubertushof, Reindlau (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 07 Jul 2019 £80 £80
    08 Jul - 25 Aug 2019 £84 £84
    26 Aug - 01 Oct 2019 £80 £80
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Innsbruck, 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
    Birmingham - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Birmingham - Munich Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Munich Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Gatwick) British Airways 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Heathrow) British Airways 
    Edinburgh - Munich easyJet,  Eurowings,  Lufthansa 
    Edinburgh - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Munich Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Munich British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  easyJet,  Thomas Cook 
    Gatwick - Munich easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Innsbruck British Airways 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Vienna) Austrian Airlines 
    Heathrow - Munich British Airways,  Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Innsbruck easyJet 
    Luton - Munich easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Munich easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  easyJet 
    Manchester - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Munich easyJet,  Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    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
    taxi Innsbruck airport to hotel (0h35) £35 flexible
    rail Innsbruck HB to Seefeld in Tirol (0h40), taxi Seefeld to hotel (0h10) £13 1630
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Innsbruck airport (0h35) £35 flexible
    taxi hotel to Seefeld (0h10), rail Seefeld in Tirol to Innsbruck HB (0h40) £13 1230

    Connecting travel options - flying via Munich

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail - Munich airport to Seefeld in Tirol (3h20/3h40), taxi Seefeld to hotel (0h10) £68 1400
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi to Seefeld (0h10), rail Seefeld in Tirol to Munich airport (3h20/3h40) £68 1430
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • transfer on day 4
 
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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 >
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi to discuss your plans.
  • 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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