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A Leutasch Encounter

Tyrol – majestic mountains & flower-filled meadows
 
On this self-guided, hotel-to-hotel walking holiday with luggage transfers included, you can appreciate the excellent facilities and wonderful hospitality of your highly praised, 4-star hotels, while exploring flexible routes on well-marked paths among splendid Alpine flowers.
A Leutasch Encounter. 4 nights
A Leutasch Encounter. 4 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking break in a Tyrolean valley

Lying in the heart of the Alps, between the former imperial city of Innsbruck and the border with Bavaria, the Leutasch Valley offers delightful walking through idyllic Austrian landscapes. Sheltering below the striking peaks of the Wetterstein, this is a deeply traditional region where cow bells still echo across the deep, fertile valleys, orchids bloom undisturbed in grassy mountain meadows and the wide, sunny plateaux are dotted with typical, onion-domed churches.
Beginning at the excellent Hotel Inntaler Hof, this short break is a perfect blend of activity and luxury: by day, strike out into the high mountains on flexible routes along well-waymarked paths; in the evenings, enjoy outstanding hospitality and superb cuisine at our welcoming 4-star hotels. All family-run and featuring pools, saunas and small spa complexes, these three hotels are highly praised for their fantastic locations and ever-friendly service. Travel in the early summer to walk among the wildflowers, or wait until the autumn months for the dazzling colour display that comes with the turning of the leaves.
 
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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.
     
    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
  • Arrival in Mösern
    Night 1: at Hotel Inntaler Hof (where you spend one night).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Mösern to Ober Weidach: 11.5km, 3.5hrs
    Your first walk offers broad views of the upper Inn Valley as you head out of Mösern towards Lottensee – this lake is a natural phenomenon, appearing 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 at the Hotel Kristall for two nights.
    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.
  • 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 truly spectacular. 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 and the Hubertushof, where you spend your final night.

    Low-level option: 8km, 3hrs (plus 8.5km each way to gorge)
    For a different day, you could combine a walk across the valley floor with a visit to the Leutaschklamm, a dramatic gorge where the path criss-crosses the river by means of a series of footbridges. 
 

Accommodation

Your three 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.
 

Extend your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 4 nights: 01 June - 01 October 2019

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 20 June £575 £0
    21 June - 4 July £610 £0
    5 - 19 July £645 £0
    20 July - 18 August £660 £0
    19 - 23 August £645 £0
    24 - 31 August £610 £0
    1 - 27 September £575 £0
    3rd & 4th person discount -£60
    Single traveller supplement £60

    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.
    There is the option to fly from Munich (additional charge applies), please also note the 3rd & 4th person holiday discount does not apply if flying via Munich

    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.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Inntaler Hof
    Deluxe with valley view: 04 Jun - 01 Oct 2019 £29
    Superior classic with valley view: 04 Jun - 01 Oct 2019 £16

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

    Hotel Inntaler Hof (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 (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 (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
    ALTERNATIVE AIRPORT(S):
    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 - Munich Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Munich Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    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
    London City - Munich British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Innsbruck 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 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.

    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 Seefeld in Tirol (3h20/3h40), hotel transfer Seefeld to hotel (0h10) £45 1400
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    hotel transfer to Seefeld (0h10), rail Seefeld in Tirol to Munich airport (3h20/3h40) £40 1430
What is included
  • 4 nights
  • 4 dinners,
    4 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • taxi from/to Innsbruck airport
 
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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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