VALLEYS OF THE TYROL

7 day Independent “single hotel based” tour Zillertal, Inntal and Achental are valley’s in the heart of the Austrian Alps. They offer you extraordinary cycling adventures amongst superb nature. Enjoy the old traditions still alive in this region. You’ll enjoy rustic farming villages, deep blue mountain lakes and lots of sights along the mostly flat […]

7 day Independent “single hotel based” tour

Zillertal, Inntal and Achental are valley’s in the heart of the Austrian Alps. They offer you extraordinary cycling adventures amongst superb nature.
Enjoy the old traditions still alive in this region. You’ll enjoy rustic farming villages, deep blue mountain lakes and lots of sights along the mostly flat cycle paths.
Take a ride on old steam trains, plus the cablecars will bring you up to the mountaintops with panoramic views over the Alps. Each day you have a choice of lovely local cycling routes from your strategically placed hotel centre.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-7

Strass im Zillertal
Individual arrival in the town of Strass at the entrance to the Ziller Valley, about 1 1/2 hours from Munich by car. You stay the entire week at your quality central base hotel.

DAILY CYCLING ROUTE SUGGESTIONS:

Round trip Zillertal (approx. 40 km/25 miles)
After a ride with the vintage light railway you cycle slightly downhill through the valley along the River Ziller. Sights along the way: alpine dairy in Holenzen, cheese dairy at Fügen.

City of Innsbruck (approx. 48 km/30 miles)

Follow the green River Inn, cross the little village of Schwaz (silver mine museum) to Wattens. At Wattens experience the fantastic world of Swarovski Crystal.
Your eyes resting on the cliffs “Nordkette” of the Alps you cycle to the beautiful city of Innsbruck. On your way you might want to stop at Hall, famous for its salines. Stroll through Innsbruck until the train takes you back to Strass (included).

 

Day of rest / summer skiing?

Relax at your hotel and enjoy its facilities. Or would you like to try summer skiing? – the Hintertux glacier awaits you at the end of the Ziller and Tuxer Valley.

Achensee (approx. 45 km/ 28 miles)

Comfortable cycle tour along “Via Bavarica Tyrolensis” to the valley station of the light railway in Jenbach. Enjoy the fantastic view of the Tyrolean mountains on your ride on the worlds oldest cable car. At the plateau the largest lake in Tyrol offers lots of comfortable cycle tour options. You cycle downhill back to your hotel.

Inntal cycle path (approx. 25 km/ 16 miles)
Cycle through gentle landscape to the museum of Tyrolean farms – enjoy an interesting trip through time. Stroll through the museum cemetry cometimes called “Lustiger Friedhof” (funny cemetary) you will be surprided by the inscriptions. Along the Inntal cycle path you return to Strass.

Day 7

Individual departure or extension.

 

Tour Rating- EASY

Entirely made up fo flat paved cycle paths along the river, suitable for adults, beginner cyclists and children! On the ascent up to Achensee you may take the cog railway.

 

Accomodation:Landgasthof Post, 3+ starA hotel with 160 years of tradition at the entrance to the Zillertal offers everything for a relaxed holiday. The hotel was renovated completely in 2009 , offers cosy but modern rooms with all comforts. The traditional and international cuisine of the hotel is a pleasurable culinary experience so the halfboard dinner option (with 4 courses) is recommended!

 

Airport / TransfersWe suggest flying into Munich or Innsbruck. We can supply rail transfers from either airport to Strass for approx. $55.00.

 

Schedule & Price

Daily from May through September

Price per person CAD $815
Single Surcharge $150
Optional halfboard dinner plan $160
Optional “all-inclusive” plan – includes 6 packed lunches, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages (10am-10pm), unlimited beer and wine of the house (6pm-10pm), six 3-course dinners $295
Surcharge for July, August and September departures $60
Upgrade to superior room $70

 

This tour includes:
* 21 speed touring bike
* 6 overnight stays in a standard room with private facilities
* breakfast buffet each day
* luggage transport from hotel to hotel
* detailed travel documents (maps, route  discription, places of interest, important telephone numbers)
* train ticket Strass – Mayrhofen, 2nd class
* train ticket Innsbruck – Jenbach, 2nd class
* Train “Achenseebahn“: Jenbach to Seespitz, incl. bike
* Train: Kuftstein to Jenbach, incl. bike* 7 day service hotline