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AUSTRIAN LAKE DISTRICT WINTER SPORT ADVENTURE

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing from Bad Mitterndorf

Austria’s Salzkammergut, is in a truly magnificent area. Perfect winter days see the mountains rising to 8,000ft blanketed under the crisp white snow refl ected in the frozen waters of the surrounding lakes. The man-made loipen (prepared tracks) offer some excellent opportunities for both snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Some activities will start directly from our hotel. For others we will use a combination of the local buses and private transport.

Our programme will include both snowshoeing and cross-country skiing; the area has plenty of trails for both activities and with great variety to ensure fun and thrills all week. We will have a Ramblers Worldwide Holidays leader and a local instructor, who will offer us general instruction on techniques, advice and plenty of encouragement along the way.

On our free day the area has many nearby attractions for us to explore such as the picturesque and ancient village of Hallstatt, the saltmines at Altaussee and of course, the city of Salzburg itself.

We stay in the beautiful spa town of Bad Mitterndorf, situated between Salzburg and Graz and surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery.



WALKING GRADES


Grade 4 walks are normally full or half day walks which may involve cumulative ascent and/or descents of up to 600m. This holiday is from our Winter Spirit programme and will involve either a Winter Sport or Winter Walking.




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Length of stay

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    Austrian Lake District Winter Sport Adventure (Grade 4/Snowshoeing/XC)
    Date
    04 Mar 2017
    Nights
    7
    Grades
    Grade 4/Snowshoeing/XC
    Depart From
    London (Gatwick)
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  • Itinerary
    04 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017

    Day 1 - Bad Mitterndorf
    We fly to Salzburg from London Gatwick then transfer by private bus to our hotel. Before dinner we will meet with our local guide to discuss the exciting winter sports programme for the week.

    Day 2 - Bad Mitterndorf
    Winter walking and getting familar with our wintersports equipment: 4km (2 ½ miles), 3 hours, ascent/descent 187m. We take an introductory walk around Kamp and the pilgrimage church Maria Kumitz in the hamlet of Obersdorf close to Bad Mitterndorf. From here we will try the snowshoeing and cross-country equipment on for size.

    Day 3 - Bad Mitterndorf
    Snowshoeing: 8km (5 miles), 4 hours, ascent 276m / descent 279m. Today we will enjoy our first session of snowshoeing and we take a bus and chairlift to Tauplitzalm, a beautiful high plateau. We follow a circular trail to a quiet and (likely) frozen, Lake Steirersee.

    Day 4 - Bad Mitterndorf
    Introduction to Cross-country Skiing: We will pratise the art of cross country skiing at Bad Mitterndorf’s landmark, the ski-jump arena. The ski-jump is one of six locations in the world for ski-flying and hosts regular world cup and world championship events. We will of course not be trying the art of jumping but it has a good flattish area for us to master the basic technique.

    Day 5 - Bad Mitterndorf
    Rest day: There are many options for today whether you enjoy the hotel’s wellness area or visit the local thermal spa “Grimming Therme”. The picturesque spa towns of Bad Aussee and Bad Ischl are a short train ride away and between them lays the World Heritage village of Hallstatt.

    Day 6 - Bad Mitterndorf
    Cross-country Skiing: 14km (9 miles), 6 hours, flat terrain. Today we ski through the natural reserve around Lake Odensee. We will pass the Kohlroserl hut, where we have the opportunity to taste some home-made cakes and pastries.

    Day 7 - Bad Mitterndorf
    Snowshoeing: 8km (5 miles), 6 hours, ascent 539 / descent 553m We take a short transfer to Gruben where we start snowshoeing. The walk leads through untouched scenery to the Kampl summit cross. Our final descent takes us to the Singerhauser hut where we can enjoy a well-earned rest and perhaps an Austrian snack once again, before taking our transport back to Bad Mitterndorf.

    Day 8 - -
    Day of departure. We will take a private transfer to Salzburg airport for our flight back to the UK.


  • Accommodation
    Apparthotel Montana, Bad Mitterndorf.

    We stay at the friendly four-star Apparthotel Montana in Bad Mitterndorf, only a 5-10 minute walk into the centre of town. 
    After a day of activity in the mountains you can enjoy the Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, steam bath or spa shower. Massage and other treatments are available for a fee

    En-suite rooms have balconies, TV, telephone, safe, mini-bar, ironing board and a hairdryer. 

    Breakfast and dinners are included. Regional and international cuisine is served in the Montana restaurant, including fresh salads, fresh vegetables, fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, and luscious desserts. The excellent breakfast buffet has continental and regional foods. Lunches are not included; however the hotel can provide packed lunches at an additional charge.

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel except the wellness area. There is a business corner with desktop PC for use.

     

  • What's Included
    • Return flights and transfers.
    • Half board en-suite accommodation.
    • Services of a local instructor.
    • Snowshoeing and cross-country ski equipment.
    • Salzkammergut Adventure Card – gives a reduction on 130 attractions in the region.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • The ascent (whilst snowshoeing) to the Hochmuehleck allows a fantastic view over the Dachstein and the Stoderzinken.
    • Cross-country skiing around the pretty, wintery Odensee Lake.
    • Untouched scenery of the Kampl summit cross.
    • Enjoy the hotel’s spa and wellness area.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road (c2hrs).
    • Flights Gatwick-Salzburg (c2hrs), British Airways.
    • UK add-on flights from £95 return, British Airways.
    • Upgrades Business class available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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