Austria Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing and winter walking


Trip Details

Location Austria Cross-Country Skiing
Length 8 days
Grades Easy, Moderate, Strenuous
Accommodations Hotel
Group size 5-12
Dates We will be scheduling dates for this trip soon. Please check back.
Land Cost $3,595.00
Single Supp Cost $500.00

Hiking Trip Summary

The Leutasch Valley is an unbeatable location for an active outdoor winter vacation. With 150 miles of ski trails to explore, walking and rodeling (sledding) routes, cozy mountain restaurants serving warm apple strudel, jingling sleigh rides through the woods at dusk, and good company at dinner all make for a wonderful winter getaway. This tranquil winter setting of classic Tyrolean farmhouses, rich forests and beautiful alpine scenery blanketed with snow is an idyllic location for a cross-country ski vacation. Beginners will be very content with the long open stretches of flat terrain, intermediates will enjoy the nearby gentle hills, and experts will find plenty of challenge, including the nearby 25-kilometer Olympic Loop.

Situated just northwest of Innsbruck on the German-Bavarian border, the beautiful Austrian village of Obern in the Leutasch Valley will be our base for this 8-day tour. The Leutasch Valley, surrounded by the beautiful Wetterstein and Karwendal Mountains and dominated by Hohe Munde of the Mieminger range, is one of the premier cross-country ski areas in all of Europe. Host to cross-country ski events for both the ’56 and ’76 Winter Olympic Games, the valley now embraces miles and miles of groomed and tracked trails for both skating and classic skiing.

Whether we ski down through the fairy-tale-like woods and meadows of the Gaistal Valley, along the broad and pastoral Leutascher Ache, or through the Hochmoos hills to the Olympic resort town of Seefeld, you will be stunned by the mountain scenery and the endless skiing opportunities. Located along the trails are cafes and restaurants where you can relax, watch the others skiers go by, have a strudel and an excellent cup of coffee, or a cup of gluewein, a warm, spiced wine popular with the Austrians!

The Leutaschtal is unique in that it is primarily for cross-country skiing. With only one ski lift for downhill skiers, the valley remains rural, peaceful and quiet.

At the end of the day we will return to the hotel, located near the ski trail. This 4-star hotel offers all the amenities to ensure a great trip. After a day of skiing, relaxing in the pool, sauna or solarium can thaw out chilled bones and soothe sore muscles. The hotel makes each guest feel welcome and offers genuine hospitality in a relaxed, friendly manner that makes it hard to leave at the end of our stay.


Itinerary

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Additional Information

SINGLE TRAVELERS

If you wish to have your own room, there is a single supplement charge. Please let us know if you would like a single at the time of registration. If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with a roommate.  If there is no one with whom you can share, there will be a forced single charge of $250.

INCLUDED

  • All accommodations with private bath
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • Hearty afternoon snack served at the hotel
  • Buses and trains included in guided ski options
  • Ski pass
  • Ski map
  • Guide/s
  • Great skiing, great memories!

NOT INCLUDED

Air fare, transfer to or from the hotel on the first and last days, ski rentals and equipment, race fees, if any, lunches (other than what is served at the hotel), optional/individual transfers or excursions, items not on set dinner menu, beverages, insurance, tips to leaders/guides, items of a personal nature.

SKI RENTALS

Ski rentals are available and easily arranged. The additional cost is about $20 – $25 per day.

LUGGAGE

This is a hotel-based trip. You are welcome to bring your own skis. Even though you will only need to carry a small day pack during the day, we recommend that you keep your luggage to a size that you can easily manage yourself, especially if you intend to bring skis.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND FACILITIES

For this trip, we will be staying at a very comfortable hotel located in the center of the Leutasch Valley in a hamlet called Kirkplatzal. The hotel is right on the entry point to several ski trails.The rooms are double occupancy with private baths. In the hotel, there is a small lounge area, a bar and a pleasant dining room. There is a sauna and indoor pool. Breakfast buffet, afternoon snack and dinners are served at the hotel.

TRAVEL

We recommend you fly directly into Innsbruck, which is only 30 minutes by train or taxi from the hotel in Leutasch. Munich is another choice for an arrival and departure city. This airport is about 3 hours away by train. There are also airport shuttles that run from the Munich and Innsbruck airports to Leutasch. Before buying your ticket, please call us for more detailed travel information.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS TRIP?

This is one of our favorite trips. It’s a great trip for those looking for an active but relaxing European winter vacation. The Leutasch valley is an almost fairy-tale-like setting with broad, open, snow-covered fields dotted with small hamlets and old-world chalets. The area offers a variety of activities that appeal to wide range of ages and abilities, including cross country skiing, winter walking, sledding, and downhill skiing.

WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP DIFFERENT

The mountain resort areas of Seefeld and Leutasch offer an amazingly extensive network of cross-country ski, winter walker and rodel (sled) trails. The Alps take on a whole different feel in the winter, when the mountains and villages are blanketed in snow. Taking part in an active European-style winter vacation is wonderfully exhilarating yet peaceful, and well worth experiencing.

MEETING POINT

Independent travel to our hotel in Leutasch. We will meet as a group at 6:30 pm at the hotel on Day 1.

ENDING POINT

The trip will end with breakfast at the hotel on the last day.

Please contact us for a more detailed itinerary and/or additional information.

Reserving a Trip

A deposit of $400 along with your completed registration forms will reserve a space on your requested trip. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express card as well as personal checks. To make a deposit, you may either follow one of the “Reserve a Trip” links below, give us a call at 1-888-845-5781, or include your payment information in the area provided when completing your registration forms.

The balance is due 60 days prior to departure for most of our trips. When applying less than 60 days prior to departure, full payment is due. For final payments, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as personal checks.

As confirmation of receipt of your deposit and registrations, we will send you a comprehensive packet of information pertaining to your trip, an invoice for final payment and additional information including release agreement form, medical information form, travel information, and packing list. Upon receipt of final payment, you will receive trip rendezvous information and a list of accommodations. Returning trip participants will receive a 5% discount on most trips.

Receipt of all forms will finalize your registration.


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