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Zell am See

From crystal lakes to mighty glaciers…easy alpine hiking at its best in Austria

  • Austria

  • 7 nights
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Mountains

    Landscape

  • Jun

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    Sep

  • Average group size: 12-14

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Adagio Collection

The perfect blend of guided shorter walks, sightseeing trips, and quality accommodation for a more leisurely way to discover the world.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Follow an impressive trail to the incredible Schmittenhohe summit (1965m) for superb panoramic views of 3000m peaks.
  • Relax after a day’s exploration in a beautiful 4 star alpine hotel in the fairytale village of Zell am See, home to the summer evening laser light show on its crystal clear lake.
  • An enchanting wooden walkway leads us through the impressive Sigmund Thun gorge and along the emerald green Klammsee.
  • Explore two magnificent high altitude reservoirs, Stausee Mooserboden and Stausee Wasserfallboden, located in the middle of the spectacular Hohe Tauern Mountains.
  • Discover picturesque and easy alpine hiking in Austria.
  • Travel with ease using the local Zell am See Kaprun Summer Card, included in the holiday cost.

Gaze at the snow-capped peaks of the dramatic Austrian mountains, your backdrop for the week. Lay back and feel the luscious green valley grass surround you. Take a deep breath, breathe in the pure alpine mountain air. Close your eyes and listen to the not so distant sound of wildlife rustling in the woods. Keep them closed, smile and listen to the sound of water lapping against the lakeside shore. Now you're relaxed...open your eyes and capture the fairy tale village of Zell am See.

The medieval Austrian village of Zell am See offers more than top class skiing, it is a summer hiking paradise in the Kitzbuhel Alps. Stroll around a crystal-clear lake one day and hike at 2000m above it the next. Big mountains, panoramic views and easy walks, this is easy alpine hiking at its best and this is the holiday for you. Local buses, cable cars and chairlifts whisk us from the village to walks along clear turquoise lakes and dramatic alpine mountains. With such reliable transport available to open up this incredible area in summer, we have picked the best trails to include and have considered options to give the daily walking programme flexibility. Every day will bring a new vista and memorable adventure.

  • Return flights from London to Salzburg (or Munich).
  • Airport transfers.
  • En suite four star hotel accommodation on a half board basis.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus/train.
  • All local tips.
  • Services of an Adagio Tour Leader.
  • Zell am See Kaprun Summer Card for free and unlimited use of local transport, facilities and activities.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Tour Codes

53150

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

Zell am See

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Fly to Salzburg and travel by coach to your base for the week, the medieval town of Zell am See.

Transfer Time = 2 hour 50 minutes

Day 2

Circuit of Zeller See

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Zell am See is a mountain resort which of course experiences mountain weather. The itinerary is expected to follow the daily schedule outlined below but please bear in mind that the order of the days may be amended, or walks substituted, due to weather conditions, attraction opening times, public transport timetables or changes beyond our control.

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent

    50m

Embark on a scenic journey as you depart from the hotel, strolling along the picturesque promenade that encircles the serene lakeside of Zell am See. Traverse the alpine villages of Thumersbach and Schuttdorf, treating yourself to impressive panoramic views of the majestic snow-capped mountains that envelop the landscape.

As the journey unfolds, you'll have the option to choose your return adventure. You may decide to take a leisurely boat ride across the crystal-clear lake or decide to catch the local bus if you do not wish to complete the full circuit, the flexibility ensures you can tailor the experience to your preference, allowing you to enjoy the stunning surroundings at your own pace.

Day 3

Schmittenhohe Summit

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Today trace the footsteps of Empress Sisi, the Bavarian princess, Elizabeth of Austria. Catch a local bus to the lift station where you are whisked by cable car and chair lift to the Sonnkogel. Follow the impressive trail to the incredible Schmittenhohe summit (1965m), where a panoramic view opens to reveal lakes sparkling below and the dramatic Kitzbuhel Alps stretching in the distance. A perfect picnic stop high in the mountains before following a trail back down to Zell am See.

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent

    220m

You have the option of walking or catching the local bus back to the hotel.

Day 4

Sigmund Thun Klamm and Kitzsteinhorn Peak

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    2.5 miles

  • Ascent

    160m

A day full of dramatic mountain scenery, get your camera’s ready! This morning take the local bus past Kaprun where you follow a picturesque wooden stepped walkway through the enchanting Sigmund Thun gorge and along the emerald green Klamsee. The river will thunder below you as you are surrounded by the steep rocky gorge and vivid green foliage. Continue along by the river until you reach the cable car to ascend to the glacial Wonderland at the Kitzsteinhorn (3000m) on the border of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Feel free to take your time exploring the viewpoints, soaking in the awe-inspiring vistas, before making your way back to the hotel. The return journey includes a cable car ride and a bus trip.

Day 5

Free Day

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today is a free day to explore the area more independently. You can use your Zell am See Kaprun Summer Card to discover the surrounding area. Maybe explore more trails using the lifts or take a cruise on the lake.

Perhaps visit the highest waterfall in Europe, Krimml (380m) or explore Salzburg, the city of Mozart. Visit more of Zell am See’s café’s and try the sweetened traditional Austrian style pancake, Kaiserschmarrn. Or even sit back, relax, and enjoy the spa facilities in the hotel.

Your leader will be able to advise you about the many options for this day.

Day 6

High Altitude Reservoirs

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    4.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    160/400m

Embark on a journey back into the majestic mountains to discover two magnificent high-altitude reservoirs, Stausee Mooserboden and Stausee Wasserfallboden, nestled amidst the breathtaking Hohe Tauern Mountains. Using local transport, including a unique inclined elevator, you reach the hydroelectric dam area where you can immerse yourself in the astounding surrounding manmade and natural landscape. Follow a delightful trail passing flower filled meadows and farming pastures. Along the way, you might find yourself tempted by the delectable Kaiserschmarrn (a sweetened traditional Austrian pancake) and other culinary delights at the Alm, adding a flavorful touch to your adventure before making your way back to Zell am See.

Day 7

Pinzgauer Spaziergang

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    5.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    440m

Enjoy a wonderful high altitude walk, described as one of the most beautiful trails in the eastern Alps. Follow a delightful trail at over 1800m altitude. A cable car whisks you to the top of the Schmittenhohe where you'll follow an alpine track with panoramic views down to the picturesque verdant Salzach valley below. Walk alongside a network of streams before enjoying a delightful picnic lunch with scenic mountain views. There may even be time to have a refreshing drink in the family run Alm en route. Descend by lift to Zell am See where you have some time for a bit of last minute souvenir shopping and exploration.

Day 8

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

After a memorable week in scenic Zell am See, the time has come to bid farewell. A coach transfer takes you to Salzburg Airport for your return flight home.

Departure dates for your selected tour

14th Jun 2025 - 21st Jun 2025 (7 Nights)

12th Jul 2025 - 19th Jul 2025 (7 Nights)

2nd Aug 2025 - 9th Aug 2025 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

Fly from London to Salzburg or Munich Airport (please check individual dates for more information). 

The transfer from Salzburg Airport to Zell am See is by private coach and will take around 1 hours 20 minutes. 

The transfer from Munich Airport to Zell am See is by private coach and will take around 2 hours 45 minutes. 

During the week you'll travel on foot, by local bus, by boat, by cable car and by chairlift. 

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Zell am See

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Fly to Munich and travel by coach to your base for the week, the medieval town of Zell am See.

Transfer Time = 2 hour 50 minutes

Day 2

Circuit of Zeller See

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Zell am See is a mountain resort which of course experiences mountain weather. The itinerary is expected to follow the daily schedule outlined below but please bear in mind that the order of the days may be amended, or walks substituted, due to weather conditions, attraction opening times, public transport timetables or changes beyond our control.

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent

    50m

Embark on a scenic journey as you depart from the hotel, strolling along the picturesque promenade that encircles the serene lakeside of Zell am See. Traverse the alpine villages of Thumersbach and Schuttdorf, treating yourself to impressive panoramic views of the majestic snow-capped mountains that envelop the landscape.

As the journey unfolds, you'll have the option to choose your return adventure. You may decide to take a leisurely boat ride across the crystal-clear lake or decide to catch the local bus if you do not wish to complete the full circuit, the flexibility ensures you can tailor the experience to your preference, allowing you to enjoy the stunning surroundings at your own pace.

Day 3

Schmittenhohe Summit

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Today trace the footsteps of Empress Sisi, the Bavarian princess, Elizabeth of Austria. Catch a local bus to the lift station where you are whisked by cable car and chair lift to the Sonnkogel. Follow the impressive trail to the incredible Schmittenhohe summit (1965m), where a panoramic view opens to reveal lakes sparkling below and the dramatic Kitzbuhel Alps stretching in the distance. A perfect picnic stop high in the mountains before following a trail back down to Zell am See.

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent

    220m

You have the option of walking or catching the local bus back to the hotel.

Day 4

Sigmund Thun Klamm and Kitzsteinhorn Peak

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    2.5 miles

  • Ascent

    160m

A day full of dramatic mountain scenery, get your camera’s ready! This morning take the local bus past Kaprun where you follow a picturesque wooden stepped walkway through the enchanting Sigmund Thun gorge and along the emerald green Klamsee. The river will thunder below you as you are surrounded by the steep rocky gorge and vivid green foliage. Continue along by the river until you reach the cable car to ascend to the glacial Wonderland at the Kitzsteinhorn (3000m) on the border of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Feel free to take your time exploring the viewpoints, soaking in the awe-inspiring vistas, before making your way back to the hotel. The return journey includes a cable car ride and a bus trip.

Day 5

Free Day

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today is a free day to explore the area more independently. You can use your Zell am See Kaprun Summer Card to discover the surrounding area. Maybe explore more trails using the lifts or take a cruise on the lake.

Perhaps visit the highest waterfall in Europe, Krimml (380m) or explore Salzburg, the city of Mozart. Visit more of Zell am See’s café’s and try the sweetened traditional Austrian style pancake, Kaiserschmarrn. Or even sit back, relax, and enjoy the spa facilities in the hotel.

Your leader will be able to advise you about the many options for this day.

Day 6

High Altitude Reservoirs

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    4.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    160/400m

Embark on a journey back into the majestic mountains to discover two magnificent high-altitude reservoirs, Stausee Mooserboden and Stausee Wasserfallboden, nestled amidst the breathtaking Hohe Tauern Mountains. Using local transport, including a unique inclined elevator, you reach the hydroelectric dam area where you can immerse yourself in the astounding surrounding manmade and natural landscape. Follow a delightful trail passing flower filled meadows and farming pastures. Along the way, you might find yourself tempted by the delectable Kaiserschmarrn (a sweetened traditional Austrian pancake) and other culinary delights at the Alm, adding a flavorful touch to your adventure before making your way back to Zell am See.

Day 7

Pinzgauer Spaziergang

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    5.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    440m

Enjoy a wonderful high altitude walk, described as one of the most beautiful trails in the eastern Alps. Follow a delightful trail at over 1800m altitude. A cable car whisks you to the top of the Schmittenhohe where you'll follow an alpine track with panoramic views down to the picturesque verdant Salzach valley below. Walk alongside a network of streams before enjoying a delightful picnic lunch with scenic mountain views. There may even be time to have a refreshing drink in the family run Alm en route. Descend by lift to Zell am See where you have some time for a bit of last minute souvenir shopping and exploration.

Day 8

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

After a memorable week in scenic Zell am See, the time has come to bid farewell. A coach transfer takes you to Munich Airport for your return flight home.

Departure dates for your selected tour

7th Sep 2025 - 14th Sep 2025 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

Fly from London to Salzburg or Munich Airport (please check individual dates for more information). 

The transfer from Salzburg Airport to Zell am See is by private coach and will take around 1 hours 20 minutes. 

The transfer from Munich Airport to Zell am See is by private coach and will take around 2 hours 45 minutes. 

During the week you'll travel on foot, by local bus, by boat, by cable car and by chairlift. 

Accommodation

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.

Romantik Hotel

The medieval Austrian village of Zell am See offers more than just top class skiing, it is a summer hiking paradise in the Kitzbuhel Alps. Set against the backdrop of the tranquil Lake Zell and snow-capped mountains, it’s a picture perfect setting. The village is the ideal blend of history and contemporary, with modern bars and restaurants set within medieval buildings and narrow cobbled winding streets. You can find a variety of family run shops, cafes, bakeries, a tourist office, mini supermarkets, pharmacy and banks with ATMs. As the summer sun sets and the day draws to a close, a magical laser lake show takes place on the crystal clear Lake Zell. It occurs throughout the week between May and October, usually after 9pm, and is definitely worth a watch! Your leader will be able to provide you with more information. 

We stay at the four star Hotel Romantik, centrally situated in the centre of Zell am See. This pretty hotel is full of alpine charm, decorated with traditional wooden furnishings, and colourful window shutters with flower filled window boxes, it really is a gem. There is a tasteful restaurant and a spa area with an indoor pool, relaxation area, sauna, steam bath, infrared cabins, Jacuzzi and spa treatments (additional price). This really is a hotel to unwind in after a day exploring the alps. 

We stay in twin bedded en suite rooms, each individually decorated with unique furnishings and décor. 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 mostly twin bedded for sole use, and are usually located in the Landhaus building of the hotel, interconnected by a underground walkway. All rooms have the following facilities: 

  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Safe

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

The highest you will be walking is at the Schmittenhohe summit at 1965m but you also go to the Kitzsteinhorn by cable car, reaching 3000m where you'll stop for the view. Please make sure you are insured for up to 3000m.

Local Costs

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.

Local Transport Costs

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, local buses, cable cars, chairlifts and ferries depending on the itinerary.

The Zell am See Kaprun Summer Card is included in the cost of the holiday. This provides free and discounted use of local transport, local facilities and local activities. This provides travel on all the local buses, boats, cable cars and chairlifts used in the proposed holiday itinerary. 

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.

Tipping

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.

Your Group

Your Leader

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, 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.

Leaders Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme 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 organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Group Size

We believe that the best things come in small packages, and our Adagio holidays prove just that. We limit our groups to a maximum of 18 persons, plus the Adagio Leader, so that everyone has the opportunity to mix, share their love of travel and return home with new friendships. Small groups also have less detrimental local impact, allows us to use public transport on some days, eat at small local restaurants and, we believe, offers a better experience.

Travel Plans

Getting to your Holiday

Fly from London to Salzburg airport and return. On some dates flights from regional airports are offered. The transfer from Salzburg Airport to Zell am See is by private coach and will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

On some dates, flights are from London to Munich and return. The transfer from Munich airport to Zell am See is by private coach and will take approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

There may be a wait for some clients arriving and/or departing as there will only be 1 transfer on arrival and departure for both Munich and Salzburg.   

During the week you'll travel on foot, by local bus, by boat, by cable car and by chairlift. 

If you intend joining and leaving the party in Zell am See, we assume, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at our hotel. 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 vv) 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 & Tickets

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.

Passport Information

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport page (with your photo on). Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country. Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements. 

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit 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’)

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.

Meals

Breakfasts and dinners are included, and taken at the hotel’s highly rated restaurant

You will be served delicious traditional and regional dishes made from locally sourced produce and fresh ingredients. Dietary requirements are well catered for so please advise us at the time of booking.

Lunches are not included in the holiday price and can be taken as picnics. You can purchase your lunch from local supermarkets, bakeries or cafes. 

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Comfortable, broken in, walking boots or shoes with a good sole are recommended for this holiday. Walking shoes or other comfortable footwear will be suitable for sightseeing days.

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
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun screen
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the days activity)
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Reusable Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)

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

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!

Travel Document Checklist

To ensure your holiday gets off to a good start, please make sure that you bring the following documents and information 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 currency
  • 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 Power Plug Sockets.

Maps & Guidebooks

Ideal Maps & Guidebooks

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. 

Travel like a local – Map of Zell am See: Travel Map for Every Adventure by Maxwell Fox.

Live webcams of Zell am See are a great way to see the surrounding area.

Zell am See Kaprun website provides information on the local area. 

Zell am See Kaprun Summer CardThere are many online videos of the Magic Lake Show in Zell am See.

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
WR8 0HJ
England

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.

Staying Healthy on Holiday

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 Health 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

GHIC / EHIC Cards

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

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.

Our Ethos

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise 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.

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. 

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 Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust is passionate about making the outdoors more accessible for more people from all communities. We grant funds to many organisations and have recently partnered with Mind Over Mountains, Adaptive Grand Slam and other groups to create an enduring impact on people’s lives and to support them to enjoy the outdoors. In addition, the Trust makes many small grants to local organisations such as Ramblers Groups, Walkers are Welcome, My kind of Books and recently provided a small grant, via his scouting group, to enable a young man whose family had fallen on hard times to complete his DofE Gold award.

Patron of the Trust is the renowned explorer, Mark Wood. Over 20 years Mark has undertaken expeditions to some of the most remote parts of our planet. Our shared values make for an exciting partnership, and we believe that by standing shoulder to shoulder we can encourage people from all communities to enjoy being active outdoors in whatever way suits them best.

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.

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Austria

  • Capital

    Vienna

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    German

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    -3°C

    Avg. Rain: 54mm

  • February

    -1°C

    Avg. Rain: 48mm

  • March

    3°C

    Avg. Rain: 65mm

  • April

    6°C

    Avg. Rain: 70mm

  • May

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 92mm

  • June

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 122mm

  • July

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 132mm

  • August

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 114mm

  • September

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • October

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 72mm

  • November

    2°C

    Avg. Rain: 73mm

  • December

    -2°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

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