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Achensee & Stubai

A two week mountain holiday in the heart of the Austrian mountains - discover your Tirolean summer.

  • Austria

  • 14 nights
  • Half Board
  • Mountains

  • Jun




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Tour codes: 19450

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Walking grade

Grade 6

This is a grade 6 holiday which includes full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent with walks in some remote areas. The walks are on generally good paths and valley tracks. Some walks involve well used mountain and woodland paths, some of which are high and narrow in certain places. Some paths may be steep with rough ground. Some routes have an element of exposure in them so you do need a head for heights and must be sure-footed. Typically such sections occur along a well-made path where for 10 to 20 metres there is a drop to one side. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent and are likely to be at the upper level of the grade. The maximum altitude reached on our grade 6 itinerary during your first week programme is 2380m and 2259m on your second week. 


Holiday Highlights

  • Explore another world of the high alps.
  • Relax in comfortable hotels, ideally located in pretty alpine villages with everything you need on your doorstep.
  • Travel with ease using the Stubai Super Card and Achensee Card, included in the holiday price.
  • Take a break in mountain huts with the glorious sweeping views of the surrounding 2000m and 3000m peaks.
  • Admire the panoramic views of the Stubai Glacier, dominating the landscape at its highest point of 3333m.

This holiday is a combination of our one week holiday in Achensee and our one week holiday in Stubai Alps.

Your first week in is spent in Achensee in Austria. Lake Achensee, surrounded by five villages and embraced by the Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges, stands at the heart of Tyrol, showcasing the natural beauty of the Alps, inviting exploration through scenic walking trails. It is the fjord of the Alps. Experience the splendor of Achensee's turquoise waters, surrounded by the Brandenberg Alps. Immerse yourself in walks with enchanting lake views, exploring three distinct areas: Achenkirch to the north, boasting easier mountains; the Rofan mountains to the east, with accessible peaks; and the Karwendel range to the south and west. Nestled amidst stunning alpine landscapes, Pertisau captivates with its charming traditional buildings, adorned with window boxes, and offers spectacular scenery. The limestone mountain rock ensures a vibrant array of flowers, while guaranteed sightings of marmots and chamois, and occasional glimpses of ibex in the Karwendel, enhance the region's natural allure. 

Your second week in the Stubai Valley has everything you could wish from a summer holiday in the Alps. The Stubai Alps, situated in the central eastern Alps, are a part of the largest mountain chain in Eastern Europe. The picturesque valley villages and surrounding hay meadows give way to woodland and high alpine pasture. Here cows roam, the views stretch far away down the valleys, and alpine huts dot the alms. Nestled in the heart of the Stubai Valley, Neustift im Stubaital is the perfect centre for your holiday! There is a wealth of great walks on offer here, opening up the magical world of the high Alps. Walking above Fulpmes, Neustift and Mieders, and at the southern end of the stubai valley, the Eisgratbahn top station (2,900m) gives you access to the Stubai Glacier, whose highest point is 3333m and is visible on many of your walks. You will never exhaust the almost endless selection of trails on offer. Cable cars to the Kreuzjoch above Fulpmes and the Dresdner Hut at the southern end of the valley open up the magical world of the high.

Indulge in the alpine ambiance at mountain cafes, treating yourself to beer and cake on terraces where you can soak up the views!

  • Return flights from London to Munich.
  • Airport transfers.
  • En suite three-star hotel accommodation on a half board basis.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus/train/cable car/ski lift.
  • Local Achensee Card and Stubai Valley Super Card.
  • Services of a Classic Tour Leader.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Achensee




Fly to Munich Airport. On arrival travel by private coach to Pertisau near Achensee. 

Transfer Time = 3 hours

Day 2 to 7

Explore Achensee


Breakfast & Dinner


During your time in Pertisau, you will explore the area through a variety of exciting walks which may include one of more of the following examples. There are five walking days and one free day.

Free Day: During the week there will be a free day offered to allow you to further explore the area independently. You will be provided with a local Achensee Card where you will receive free transportation on local buses which means you can travel around the area at ease. This card will be used to travel on local transport when it is required to get to the gondolas for the start of the walks. You may also wish to make good use of this card on your free day. Maybe take a local bus to a gondola to reach a mountain cafe for lunch with a view. Maybe take a relaxing walk along the Achensee or treat yourself to a boat ride across the lake (approximately 20-35 euros per person).

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


The Feilkopf & Gerntal Meadows: Explore the panoramic beauty of the southern end of Achensee from the summit of Feilkopf, the area's lowest peak. Begin your journey by strolling up the Gern valley from Pertisau, then transition to a narrow path that weaves through open woodlands as you ascend. The journey to the grassy summit of Feilkopf at 1562m is facilitated by an easy track, allowing you to soak in the breathtaking views from this vantage point.

Reach the picturesque Gütenbergalm meadow, an idyllic spot that sets the perfect stage for a lunch with a view. Descend on a steep zig-zag path, leading you to the opposite side of the ridge through enchanting woods, ultimately guiding you to the verdant Gern valley. Traverse paths through flower-filled meadows and alpine woodland, passing by farms at Gernalm, Pletzachalm/Sennhütte along the way, until you arrive back in Pertisau.

  • Time

    3.5-5 hours

  • Distance

    7.75 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Steinberg to Achensee: Take two local buses to the secluded village of Steinberg am Rofan, nestled among towering mountains. Begin your trek through enchanting woods, transitioning into more open woodland as you approach the idyllically positioned Schönjochalm. Ascend to the highest point at Kögeljoch, savouring panoramic views. Descend to a cluster of rustic huts, including the Köglalm, offering breathtaking vistas of the lake below and the mountains gracing its western shore. From Köglalm, navigate a steep descent through one of several paths, leading you to the northern end of Achensee.

  • Time

    5-7 hours

  • Distance

    9.25 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Dalfazalm & the Steinernes Tor: This walk takes you into wild country outside the most popular routes. Taking the Rofan lift once more to the Erfurter Hut. Follow the remarkable Panorama Path to the Dalfazalm, home to arguably the mountain restaurant with the most captivating views in the area. Ascend through increasingly wild meadows to the Steinernes Tor, a narrow pass nestled between two imposing rocky outcrops. From here, commence a gradual descent through high mountain pastures and woods, leading to the Köglalm. There are several descent options to Achensee Lake, offering a choice between broad forest tracks and steeper woodland paths.

  • Time

    4.5-5.5 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


The Bärenkopf:The Bärenkopf (1990m) is the mountain which dominates the southern end of theAchensee. The views back across the Achensee from various points on the walk are the most famous and picturesque ones in the area. The walk starts and ends at the top cable car station above Pertisau. The journey begins with an easy path leading to the Bärenbadalm mountain café. Ascent steeply, primarily through open woodlands, with plenty of places to stop and admire the panoramic views, to a ridge at just under 1900m. Experience some light scrambling before the straightforward final ascent to the summit. The views from the top, over the Achensee, the Karwendel mountains to the west and the Rofan range to the east are magnificent. 

Returning briefly along the same path, descend a beautiful, expansive grassy ridge offering classic northern views of Achensee, with the option for lunch or an afternoon break at the Weißenbachalm mountain restaurant. For the return journey, take an alternative path leading back to the top cable car station, passing once again by the Bärenbadalm.  

Day 8

Welcome to Neustift im Stubaital


Breakfast & Dinner


Today say goodbye to Pertisau and Achensee before travelling to Neustift im Stubaital by private transfer, approximately 1 hour to continue your holiday in beautiful Stubai.

You may be unaccompanied by your leader for this transfer, however your leader for your second week in The Stubai Alps will meet you at the hotel.

Day 9 to 14

Discover Stubai


Breakfast & Dinner


During your time in the Stubai Valley, you will explore the area through a variety of exciting walks which may include one of more of the following examples. There are five walking days and one free day.

Free Day: There will be a rest day offered during the week for personal exploration. There are so many walking options to be considered, or maybe immerse yourself in culture by visiting other areas of Austria, such as: 

  • A day trip to Innsbruck or to Maria Waldrust sanctuary. 
  • Perhaps enjoy a delicious lunch in a local gasthof. 
  • Make use of the hotel wellness area! Perhaps treat yourself to a massage.
  • Alternatively, use the included Stubai Super Card to travel between Innsbruck and the Stubai Glacier. Or perhaps use the Stubai Tram which runs to Innsbruck too.
  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Stubaier Glacier and Wild Water Weg: Ascend on an extraordinary gondola ride to an elevation of 1500m, reaching the glacier watershed between the Ötztal and Stubaital, with superb sweeping views over several spectacular and majestic glaciers. There's an optional visit to an ice cave, and the top platform of Stubia with coffee at the Jochdohle (3150m), Austria’s highest eating place! 

Descend to the mid-station Dresden Hut terrace for early lunch with fantastic views, then to the valley to follow the ‘Wild Water Weg’, an impressive glacial riverside walk past the Grawa Waterfall, the widest waterfall of the Eastern Alps! The walk distance is variable due to distance walked along the valley – the whole wanderweg is up to 36km – we aim to walk to Doadleralm or Ranalt.

  • Time

    5-7 hours

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Maria Waldrast: Embark on a delightful stroll commencing at the Koppeneck top Cable Car station, tracing a scenic path around the imposing northeast face of Serles. This picturesque route leads to the serene monastery at Maria Waldrast, involving a brief ascent over the Waldraster Jochl. Take your time exploring the monastery's charm and feel free to sample the refreshing spring water it offers. The descent to the valley is a leisurely walk on one of the numerous available paths, passing by the Alpengasthof Sonnenstein, where delightful cakes await. Catch the bus back to your hotel from Medrazer Stille.

  • Time

    4.5-6 hours

  • Distance

    7.25 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Pinnistal Panoramaweg: One of the classic walks in the Stubai! Start your walk from the Top of the Elfer Cable Car, and follow a trail to the Elferhütte, to start a walk along a very picturesque balcony path, the Panoramaweg, with mountain views all around you. Continue to the Karalm for lunch, with super views to Habicht 3278m. The walk continues down the Pinnistal to the Pinnisalm, before the ascent back to the Elfer Cable car top station.

  • Time

    4.5-6 hours

  • Distance

    6.25 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Sulzenau Hütte: This is a super day, starting with a walk alongside the impressive Grawa Waterfall, enhanced by strategically placed viewing platforms. Progress upward along a well-constructed path leading to the Sulzenaualm, adorned with numerous captivating wooden sculptures. Continue the ascent to the head of a Hanging Valley, culminating in the charming Sulzenauhütte. For those with extra time, an optional excursion to the picturesque Blaue Lacke (Lake) awaits. The return journey to the valley takes a slightly different route to catch your bus back to the hotel.

Day 15




Bid farewell to Austria and transfer to Munich airport for your return flight to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

16th Jun 2024 - 30th Jun 2024 (14 Nights)

7th Jul 2024 - 21st Jul 2024 (14 Nights)

25th Aug 2024 - 8th Sep 2024 (14 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Munich
  • Airport transfers by road c.2hrs 45mins
  • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Bergland

Pertisau is a pretty alpine village with beautiful scenery and access to miles upon miles of hiking routes, perfect for your holiday. Pertisau and the village of Maurach are just a short 15-20 minute bus ride away from the larger village of Achenkirch. Pertisau is set on the lakeside and you can find an information centre and various shops and cafes. Maurach is larger with many large supermarkets, sports shops, banks, ATMs and cafes.

You'll stay in the three star Hotel Bergland in Pertisau, close to lake Achensee. Its location is perfect as some of the walks start and/or end at the hotel. 

Relax in the Bergland Oase, an oasis for guests where you can enjoy its Finnish sauna, bio sauna, infrared cabin, gym, foot Kneipp basin, fitness room and relaxation room. Hydro massages are available at an extra cost. The hotel restaurant is highly rated and serves traditional Austrian dishes. There is a café with a view of the lake, and a cosy lounge and bar area to enjoy a relaxing drink after a days exploration. There is also a beautiful garden area with views of the impressive lake. 

You'll stay in simple twin, double and single bedded rooms. Twin bedded rooms usually contain typical 'Austrian type beds' which consist of one bed frame fitted with two single mattresses and bed-packs with individual duvets. Single rooms are usually single bedded. Facilities include:

  • Ensuite with shower 
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Free WIFI
  • Safe

The Hoferwirt

You'll stay in Neustift im Stubaital, a picturesque village in the Tyrol of Austria, surrounded by green hills, pine forests, rolling valleys with mountain huts and snow-capped mountains. The magnificent Stubai glacier can be seen at the end of the valley. It is an idyllic town with alpine buildings and houses, wooden architecture and pretty colourful flower filled window boxes. NeustIft is a year round centre as its location is perfect for winter sports, hiking and mountain biking. There Is regular public transport to places like Innsbruck, making it a perfect setting to explore more of Austria. Residents have an unusual dialect where the letter 'R' is rolled, sounding similar to American English, a very unique dialect for this region! There are many facilities in the town including restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops, and mini supermarkets, perfect for an alpine holiday! 

You'll stay in the three star superior You'll Hotel Hoferwirt in Neustift im Stubaital. This charming and traditional alpine hotel is perfectly located in the centre, close to ski lifts and local bus stops, and has spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Stubai Alps. The Hoferwirt is a run by the Zittera family, and the oldest in the valley, dating back to 1674. Peter and Jakob run the day to day business, and the family also own and run a farm, found about a 20 minutes drive south of the hotel. Their homegrown produce is used to create the hotel's food, including Tschangelair Alm cheese, milk, butter and eggs. Afternoon tea is served every day too. 

The Hotel Augarten has a complimentary mix of traditional and contemporary alpine beauty, decorated with colourful flowerboxes and rustic wooden furnishings. There is a restaurant and bar area, ideal for a well-deserved glass of wine after an extraordinary day spent in the Alps. There is a superb spa area with an infrared cabin, a bio sauna, and a Finnish sauna,  perfect for relaxing after a days walk. 

You'll stay in standard twin bedded rooms. Single rooms are usually standard double rooms for sole use. Twin bedded rooms usually contain typical 'Austrian type beds' which consist of one bed frame fitted with two single mattresses and bed-packs with individual duvets. Rooms are cozy with traditional furnishings, and include:

  • Ensuite facilities with bath or shower
  • Free WIFI
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a grade 6 holiday which includes full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent with walks in some remote areas. The walks are on generally good paths and valley tracks. Some walks involve well used mountain and woodland paths, some of which are high and narrow in certain places. Some paths may be steep with rough ground. Some routes have an element of exposure in them so you do need a head for heights and must be sure-footed. Typically such sections occur along a well-made path where for 10 to 20 metres there is a drop to one side. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent and are likely to be at the upper level of the grade. The maximum altitude reached on our grade 6 itinerary during your first week programme is 2380m and 2259m on your second week. 

Walks & Excursions

The Stubai Super Card and Achensee Card

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

The Stubai Super Card is included in the cost of the holiday and provides free or discounted unlimited use of local transport, cable cars and other attractions such as day trips and swimming pools in the local valley. It includes travel between Innsbruck and the Stubai Glacier and the Stubai Tram which runs to Innsbruck; as well as various other discounts. 

The local Achensee Card is included in the cost of the holiday and provides free or discounted use of the local buses and cable cars in the area, which means you can travel at ease. It also provides discounted rates for local attractions such as museums and boat trips. 

Both cards will be used to travel on local transport when it is required to get to the start of the walks, and you may also wish to make good use of these cards on your free days.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Currency in Austria

The currency in Austria is the euro. You may wish to take some euro cash with you until you reach an ATM. Credit cards may not be accepted in smaller towns and rural areas.


In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the program for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied in some centres by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

Return flights are between London and Munich. On dates where regional flights are offered please be aware that there may be a wait at the airport until all flights have arrived as the transfers may be combined. 

The transfer from Munich to Neustift im Stubaital is by private coach and will take approximately 3 hours. The transfer from Pertisau to Munich is also by private coach and will take approximately 2 hours.

Travel between Neustift im Stubaital and Pertisau is by private coach and will take approximately 1 hour. Please be aware that your leader may be leading both weeks of our two week holiday so may require to leave on the morning of day 8 to return to the airport to bid farewell to our departing Stubai Alps 1 week group and greet our arriving Achensee 1 week group. This may mean that you require to travel by private coach from Neustift im Stubaital to Pertisau unaccompanied. Please ask your leader for details.  

During the week you'll travel by foot, bus, cable cars and chairlifts.

Please be aware that if you do arrange your own travel arrangements, other airports may more appropriate for you to fly in to. Innsbruck airport is a shorter transfer to the hotel. Although you will not be able to use our complimentary transfer, there are plenty of public buses, trains or taxis available for you to use instead, at your own cost.

If you intend joining and leaving the party in Austria, we assume, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at the hotels. If this is not your intention, please let us know in writing at least 5 weeks before departure.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.


Breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday cost. Buffet breakfasts each morning in are served in the hotels restaurants, with a selection of traditional and continental dishes such as farmers bread, regional sausages and cheeses, fruit, home-made jams and various hot drinks. 

You'll dine in the hotels restaurants for evening dinners. Enjoy a typical Austrian four course dinner in both hotel restaurants. Typical dinners will include an appetiser, soup, salad buffet, main course and dessert. Dishes in both hotels are a variety of international and local delicacies and usually created using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Both hotels cater very well for special diets so please advise us at the time of booking of any dietary requirements.

Lunches are not included but these can be taken as picnics or in local mountain restaurants.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Austria

In Austria the electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ 

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Many local libraries stock a selection of travel guides and books which may offer you more information. Apart from any books available in local libraries, the internet is now an excellent resource for information about holiday destinations. You may find the below websites, books and programmes useful. 

Maps of the areas we visit (1:200 000 scale) are available locally and at specialist map shops in the UK. 

The following maps cover our walking in the Stubaital and are easily available in the village:

  • Kompass 83 Stubaier Alpen 1:50,000
  • Freytag & Berndt WK241 Innsbruck. Stubai. Sellrain. Brenner. 1:50,000
  • Mayr XL EDITION Stubaital 1:25,000 – available in the local supermarket.

Stubai Tourist Office 

Achensee Tourist Office

Tyrol Hikingwww.tyrol.com/regions/a-achensee/hiking.

Cicerone guide to Alpine Flowers. We like this pocket-sized book on the 230 Alpine flowers  you are most likely to come across on a holiday in the Alps. There’s a really interesting introduction to the properties flowers need to survive life at altitude and good clear photos with short descriptions arranged according to the predominant colour of the flower. Order it from Cicerone directly and quote code RAMBWH for a 25% discount.

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Austria

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Austria. You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. You may wish to consider immunisations against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.


Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritize the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.


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