23 Set TUX – Hintertux: wellness and trekking on a bike
Recharge in Austria’s Hintertux valley. Spend a wonderful week in the mountains doing excursions and relaxing at the hotel’s spa.
Just 80 km from Innsbruck, Hintertux is the only place in Austria with a glacier. Here you can enjoy fresh summers and experience the mountains to the fullest, trekking and cycling. Treat yourself at the luxurious hotel’s spa: a pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, aromatherapies, and so much more. If you need some relax, you can lay in the sun on Sommerbergalm’s terraces o at Tuxer Fernerhaus. If shopping is more your thing, you can check out the close-by Mayrhofen. And for the food lovers: breakfasts with a buffet of biological products, dinners of four courses and appetizers, salads and desserts.
SUNDAY: Arrival in the afternoon and accommodation in the rooms. Before dinner, we can relax for a bit in the spa. We meet after dinner for a briefing of the holiday.
MONDAY: After breakfast, we leave the hotel with the free bus. We arrive in Lanersbach and take the Eggalm cable car that reaches 2100 mt (ticket €12 circa). Up here, the path takes us to Grublspitze (2395 mt), from which we can admire a 360° view of the valley. We proceed towards Stoankasern (1984 mt), an alpine dairy. After lunch, we start our descent towards the Tux’s Windmill valley (1400 mt). Back in the hotel, we can relax in the wellness center. Dinner in company. Distance and Inclination: 11 km of trekking, majority descending
TUESDAY: After breakfast, we leave by car to Mayrhofen for a 55 km guided mountain-bike tour. We pass by the incredible bicycle lane coasting the Ziller river. This green-filled route is perfect for all kinds of cyclists. We cycle to the Schlitterer biological pond, where we can have a refreshing bath and sunbathe (entry €4.00). After lunch, we return to Mayrhofen. Later, back in the hotel, we can have a relaxing dip in the pool or in the panoramic jacuzzi. Following dinner, we can take a stroll in the city center to digest. Distance and Inclination: 55-60 km on a mountain-bike, no Inclination.
WEDNESDAY: After breakfast, we take the cable car up to 2100 mt on top of Sommerberg (€12 circa). We then take the path towards Kaserer – Scharte – Frauenwand. This high-altitude path will offer us incredible views from above. Arrived in Tuxerjoch Haus (2340 mt) we stop for lunch. We then proceed towards Valle delle Marmotte and its majestic waterfalls. Back at the hotel, we can exercise in the gym. At last, we have dinner with some typical Tyrolean food, get ready to be stuffed! Distance and Inclination: 3.1 km + 400, 5.1 km -840
THURSDAY: Following breakfast, we head to Ginzling’s valley by car, passing by the Schlegeis’ dam at 1782 mt high. We take the path towards Olperehutte refuge (2388 mt), under the famous local pyramid-shaped mountain, Olperer (3476 mt). In front of us, we can admire views from the a to the Dolomites. Back at the hotel, we can take a dip in the pool or enjoy a treatment at the wellness center. Dinner together with table tennis or pool matches! Distance and Inclination: 2.8 km +600
FRIDAY: After breakfast, we head to the top of Sommerberg’s 2100 meters for an extraordinary sight of waterfalls. The path is full of steep rocks and waterfalls. We can go back on foot or by cable car. The afternoon is free for unaccompanied visits: shopping in Mayrhofen, visiting the “Eispalast” ice caves at 3250 mt (€55 circa, including cable car both ways + caves entry). Back in the hotel, we can all relax and enjoy some rest. Last night and dinner together. Distance and Inclination: 3 km +600
SATURDAY: Following breakfast, we say goodbye by 10 am. On our way back, we can stop by Mayrhofen for a walk in the city center or maybe stop by Swarovsky Park in Wattens. We will never forget this amazing week.
IMPORTANT: Program may vary depending on weather conditions and guide decisions.
Holiday code: TUX19
Where: Austria – Tyrol – Hintertux
Accommodation: Hotel Neuhintertux ****, rooms with hairdryer, TV, radio, safe, mini-bar, and panoramic terrace. Hotel with all kinds of amenities: bar, ice cream shop, video room, conference room, cigar room, panoramic terraces, lift, large ski-room, covered private parking, SPA, game room, table tennis, pool, and virtual golf. On the ground floor: mini-market, sports goods, ski rental. Ski Lift close to Hotel.
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Guide: one of Jonas’ own
Individual price: €690
Single room fee: €150
Individual use of double room: €300
Includes: accommodation in 4-stars hotel in double/triple rooms, half board with buffet breakfast, 4 courses dinner, biological corner, guide, SPA entry, gym, bike rental, bus, wi-fi, health, and luggage insurance.
Does not include: Journey, Ski Lift, city tax (€1.80 a day, given to hotel staff), anything not listed in the “Includes” section.
This holiday is also suitable for: vegetarians and celiacs.
To note: Ed Sheeran filmed his “Perfect” music video at Hintertux’ glacier, while some indoor scenes were filmed in the hotel where we are staying.
USEFUL INFO AND EXCURSIONS
Monday: 295 m of inclination uphill for about 1/1h20. 411 m of Inclination downhill for about 1h30/1h50. 548 m of Inclination downhill for about 2h
Total distance: 11 km downhill for the most part
Tuesday: No inclination for a route of 55/60 km on a mountain bike. We will use the Ziller river bicycle lane, all flat and for all kinds of cyclists.
Wednesday: 400 m of inclination uphill for 3.1 km. 160 m Inclination downhill. 840 m Inclination downhill for 5.1 km.
Thursday: 600 m inclination for 2.8 km – 2/2h30 – one way
Friday: 600 m inclination uphill for about 2/2h30 for 3 km.
Journey time dependent on the group’s pace.