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Taster Activity Break at Romantik Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau

Beneath the Tyrol's Karwendel Mountains
 
With a cross-country skiing lesson and guided snowshoe hike included – plus the chance to sample many more snow-based activities – this is a perfect winter short break. Completing the picture is your highly praised hotel, with its delicious food, excellent hospitality and unrivalled spa complex.
Taster Activity Break at Romantik Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau. 4 nights
Taster Activity Break at Romantik Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau. 4 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A ‘taster break’ in Pertisau,

an ideal first winter holiday
If you are curious to see if a winter holiday is for you, but don’t want to commit to a full week, our ‘taster break’ in Pertisau is ideal. Nestling on the shores of Lake Achensee, and surrounded by the Karwendel mountains, this pretty Tyrolean village is an excellent base for trying out a wide range of snow-based activities.
Enjoy the stillness of the forest on snowshoes, explore the many winter walking trails that surround the village or, after an introductory lesson, take to the trails on cross-country skis.

Add to this a stay at the Wiesenhof, deservedly one of our more popular hotels, with its welcoming atmosphere and state-of-the-art spa, and you’ll return home feeling like you’ve been away for much longer.
 

Our expert says

“Pertisau is ideal for a taster break as the ski school and the start of the walking and snowshoeing trails are all just a short stroll from the fabulous Romantik Hotel Wiesenhof.”
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert
 

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Winter activities

There are two included activities; below we've detailed our suggested itinerary for your break, but the ski school will confirm the exact schedule on arrival.
  • Arrival in Pertisau
    Depending on your time of arrival, you may like to visit the ski hire centre to be fitted with your equipment (hire of classic cross-country skis and shoes is included for your stay) ahead of your lesson the following morning.
  • Cross-country skiing
    A 2-hour private lesson is included on your first morning, during which the instructor will teach you the basics of how to glide effectively, as well as essential techniques for mastering the up- and downhill sections of the trails.

    The afternoon is free to practise what you’ve learnt (access to the trails is free with your included visitor’s card), or to enjoy one of the many other activities available.
    Easy trails in the village
    Learn with a first-rate instructor
  • Snowshoeing
    This easy-to-learn activity gives you the freedom to explore away from the beaten track. A guided tour is included in your stay, and is something of a highlight for many Inntravel customers. This is organised by the local ski school, who will confirm the time and day when you pick up your skis.
    Enjoy a snowshoe hike ©Achensee Tourismus
  • Winter walking, horse-drawn sleigh rides & more
    There are many other ways to enjoy the snow during your free time – a host of winter activities are available locally, with the hotel itself offering a varied programme.

    Winter walking
    With a lake, mountains and two picturesque valleys on its doorstep, Pertisau is a winter walker’s paradise. There are 65 kilometres of prepared trails around the village itself, all well signed and with snow that has been specially flattened to facilitate walking. Our favourite options include a leisurely hike to the Gramaialm mountain inn, which enjoys a superb setting amid the Karwendel Alpine Park nature reserve, and a beautiful route that affords fine lake views as it criss-crosses snowy woodland to reach a height of 1,000 metres.

    Horse-drawn sleigh rides
    A particularly beautiful way to view Pertisau’s magnificent wintry scenery is by horse-drawn sleigh. Not only does this relaxing experience give you time to appreciate the finer detail of your surroundings, it’s also an excellent opportunity to find out more about the area – your host, Alexandra Entner, is a keen rider and will gladly share her love and knowledge of the Karwendel Valleys with you.

    Tobogganing
    It’s hard to beat the thrill of whizzing down the mountainside on a toboggan, and Pertisau’s illuminated 1.5-kilometre run can be enjoyed at any time of day. The run can be reached on foot or by an hourly tractor transfer, and has an adjoining mountain inn offering regional cooking and warming drinks.

    Downhill skiing
    If you’ve always wanted to give downhill skiing a try, Pertisau is a great place to do it. For one thing, the pistes are virtually on your doorstep – the ski lifts are just 300 metres from the hotel – and they are also ideally suited to beginners and families. The 14 kilometres of pistes in the village are complemented by a further 34 kilometres in the wider Achensee region (accessible by free ski bus).
    Tobogganing ©Achensee Tourismus
    Easy downhill skiing ©Achensee Tourismus
  • Impressive views & interactive museums

    Karwendel Gondola
    We highly recommend taking a trip in the local Karwendel gondola – passengers are transported up to the Zwölferkopf, from where they can soak in the sweeping views over the lake, village and surrounding mountains. The Karwendel Alpine Inn is located here, too, and is renowned for its homemade Kaiserschmarrn, a popular Austrian dessert that owes its intriguing name (‘Emperor’s Mess’) to Franz Josef I, an Austro-Hungarian emperor who is said to have been particularly fond of this sweet, shredded pancake.

    Tiroler Steinöl
    In addition to providing the village’s dramatic backdrop, the Karwendel Mountains are also the source of Pertisau’s ‘elixir’. This comes in the form of Tyrolean shale oil (Tiroler Steinöl), which has been mined from the mountains since 1902 and is unique to Lake Achensee. Products made from the oil are known for their natural healing properties and are used in the hotel spa and available in the hotel bathrooms. To learn more about the history of shale oil mining, and the health benefits of the products, visit the village’s interactive museum, housed in an impressive glass building whose pyramidal shape is intended to symbolise the Karwendel Mountains.
    Take a trip on the Karwendel Gondola ©Achensee Tourismus
 

Where you stay

Set on the south-western shore, Pertisau (altitude: 952m) is one of the main villages on Achensee which, at 9km long by 1km wide, is the largest lake in the Austrian Tyrol. Although small, Pertisau offers a good range of facilities, including a post office, a bank, sports and souvenir shops, several restaurants and a number of bars and cafés. Pertisau was a favoured holiday spot for Emperor Maximillian I (1490–1519), who built a country residence here, and the village remained the preferred hunting and fishing ground for many Habsburgs until the early 20th century.

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

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  • 4 nights: 09 January 2021 - 31 January 2021 & 01 March 2021 - 28 March 2021

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

    Starting Adults
    09 Jan - 27 Jan 2021 £930
    01 Mar - 05 Mar 2021 £950
    06 Mar - 24 Mar 2021 £895
    Single traveller supplement £125

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described) and a transfer from/to the airport, but no travel from the UK.

    The 'Single traveller supplement' applies for solo travellers. A supplement is also payable for a single room – see 'Additional prices' below.

    Included travel: return transfer from/to Innsbruck Airport (0h50)

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau
    Family with balcony: 09 Jan - 28 Mar 2021 £38
    Junior suite with balcony: 09 Jan - 28 Mar 2021 £38
    Single room: 09 Jan - 28 Mar 2021 £18
    South view: 09 Jan - 28 Mar 2021 £38
    X-Large with balcony: 09 Jan - 28 Mar 2021 £14
    XX-large with balcony: 09 Jan - 28 Mar 2021 £27

    Extra nights

    Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau (with dinner) Double room Single room
    09 Jan - 31 Jan 2021 £158 £176
    01 Mar - 05 Mar 2021 £162 £180
    06 Mar - 28 Mar 2021 £148 £166
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Innsbruck (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

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    Birmingham - Innsbruck jet2 
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    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Gatwick - Innsbruck British Airways,  easyJet 
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    Heathrow - Innsbruck British Airways 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Austrian Airlines,  Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Vienna) Austrian Airlines 
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    Stansted - Innsbruck jet2 
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    Manchester - Innsbruck easyJet,  jet2 
    Manchester - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative 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 above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 4 nights
  • 4 dinners
    4 breakfasts
  • guided snowshoe hike & equipment hire
  • 3 days’ classic cross-country ski hire
    1 x 2hr private lesson
  • local area cross-country trail & bus pass
  • detailed documentation
  • transfers from/to Innsbruck Airport
 
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FAQs

  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – activities such as winter walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are ideal in these times of social distancing, and we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety.
    Your holiday experience: what to expect >
    Safety measures being taken by hoteliers & others >
  • They are two mattresses (each with separate bedding) on one large base. 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.
  • In the Alps, most hotels have a vegetarian menu. Please contact us for specific information about this particular hotel.
  • 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.

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  • 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 take out our recommended travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for residents of the UK and Europe, but not Switzerland), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • 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 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 for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. 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.
  • (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.
  • At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them, regardless of what is happening in the European political sphere.

    When the UK withdrew from the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, it entered an 11-month transition period that will last until the end of December 2020. During this transition period there will be absolutely no changes to current arrangements for UK citizens travelling to an EU destination, so you can book your 2020 holiday certain that there will be no disruptions or complications caused by Brexit.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) 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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