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Taster Activity Break at Romantik Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau

Beneath the Tyrol's Karwendel Mountains
 
This 4-star superior hotel offers warm hospitality, delicious food and an unrivalled spa complex and pool. The beautiful lakeside setting is the perfect place to sample snowshoeing, winter walking or cross-country skiing, with a lesson and ski hire included.
Taster Activity Break at Romantik Hotel Wiesenhof. 4 nights
Taster Activity Break at Romantik Hotel Wiesenhof. 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. With three full days in this lakeside village at the highly praised Romantik Hotel Wiesenhof, you have ample time to sample the three activities that are central to Inntravel snow holidays: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter walking.
We arrange a private cross-country lesson with an English-speaking instructor, which should be sufficient to master the basics of this very rewarding sport. Your introduction to snowshoeing is guided, taking you across expanses of pristine snow. To demonstrate the joys of winter walking, we suggest a route for a walk through one of the valleys beyond Pertisau, though there are plenty more trails to choose from should you become hooked and wish to explore further.
 

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

Your cross-country ski lesson and snowshoe excursion are at set times, but otherwise you are free to take your pick of the activities as the mood takes you.
  • Lesson included
    Catering well for beginners, Pertisau’s cross-country ski trails start right behind the hotel and lead through trees and across Alpine meadows into the three valleys radiating out from the village. To get you started, we include a private 2-hour lesson with an English-speaking instructor at the village ski school. Given that the graceful glide is easy to pick up, this should be enough for you to master the basics and enable you to explore the area’s easier trails independently – we include three days’ ski hire in case you get hooked! Some of the best trails to explore are those which lead into the three traffic-free valleys which radiate from the village, as the serenity adds to the natural beauty of the snow-clad scenery. What’s more, there are a number of welcoming chalets where you can stop for refreshments en route.

    Trails: 201km to 1200m in Achensee region (105km classic and 51km skating) with 95km around Pertisau
    Best for: beginners, improvers & intermediates
    Cross-country skiing
  • Excursion included
    Snowshoeing takes no time at all to pick up – it’s simply a case of making allowances for the broad ‘shoes’ by walking with your feet slightly wider apart than normal. We include a guided excursion as an introduction. If you find you love having the freedom to explore areas inaccessible to walkers and skiers, you can easily hire snowshoes locally so that you can venture out under your own steam.
    Snowshoeing
  • Good choice of routes
    The opportunities for winter walking are fantastic. Because the network of specially prepared paths is so well organised, you don’t need a guide. An enjoyable route leads through one of the valleys beyond Pertisau, but there are plenty more routes to choose from along the shores of Lake Achensee, through the two other traffic-free valleys, and in the mountains, should you wish to explore further. (In total there are 150km of paths in the Achensee region, including 65km around Pertisau.)
    Please note that, although the documentation we send you for your holiday includes suggestions as to the most rewarding walks, we do not provide detailed route notes – the designated winter walking routes are well signposted.
    Winter walking
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides & more
    You could very easily fill your time entirely with cross-country skiing, winter walking and snowshoeing, but if you fancy doing something different, you could visit Pertisau’s Tyrolean Shale Oil Museum; appreciate your magnificent surroundings from a horse-drawn sleigh; or enjoy a spot of ice-skating, tobogganing or curling. The hotel offers its own weekly activity programme, giving you even more options. Then again, you may not want to venture out at all – the state-of-the-art spa and indoor pool are hard to resist...
    Horse-drawn sleigh rides
 

Accommodation

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, bars and cafés, plus an interactive museum devoted to Tyrolean mineral oil (Tiroler Steinöl), a natural healing product that is extracted from shale oil in the Karwendel Mountains near the lake. It is worth taking a trip in the Karwendel gondola for the sweeping views over the surrounding area – a perfect way to get your bearings. Pertisau was a favoured holiday spot for Emperor Maximilan 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

Bedrooms

 

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  • 4 nights: 11 January - 31 January 2020 & 01 March - 28 March 2020

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

    Starting Adults
    11 Jan - 27 Jan £1095
    01 Mar - 06 Mar £1095
    07 Mar - 24 Mar £1065
    Single traveller supplement £80

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

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

    Included travel: British Airways Heathrow-Innsbruck or Gatwick-Innsbruck (2h05) (times vary depending on day of travel; hold luggage included), connecting transfer (0h50)

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Hotel Wiesenhof
    Family: 11 Jan - 28 Mar 2020 £38
    Junior suite: 11 Jan - 28 Mar 2020 £38
    Single room: 11 Jan - 28 Mar 2020 £18
    South view: 11 Jan - 28 Mar 2020 £38
    X-Large: 11 Jan - 28 Mar 2020 £12
    XX-large: 11 Jan - 28 Mar 2020 £24

    Extra nights

    Hotel Wiesenhof (with dinner) Double room Single room
    11 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 £145 £163
    01 Mar - 06 Mar 2020 £145 £163
    07 Mar - 28 Mar 2020 £140 £158
  • 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 to an airport not listed below.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Innsbruck easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Innsbruck British Airways,  easyJet,  Thomas Cook 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Innsbruck British Airways 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Vienna) Austrian Airlines 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Innsbruck easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Innsbruck Thomas Cook 
    Manchester - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed below.  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
    4 light lunches
  • afternoon cake
    guided snowshoe hike & equipment hire
  • 3 days’ classic cross-country ski hire
    1 x 2hr private lesson
  • detailed documentation
  • flights from Heathrow
  • transfers from/to Innsbruck Airport
 
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FAQs

  • 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.
  • 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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