4* Summer in the Austrian Mountains (Lech)
8 days - by Air
Price from £899.00 per person*
Departs 9th Jul 2017
Single person supplement : £140.00 per person
A world away from traffic fumes and noisy cities, busting shopping centres and crowded beaches, Lech has been described as one of the most beautiful villages in Europe, and is particularly known for its sophisticated skiing and royal connections in winter. In summer, though, what dominates instead are lush green flower meadows, sun–dappled rivers and dark pine forests skirting the gargantuan peaks of the Alpine mountains with wonderful opportunities for wildlife spotting. The village has a selection of exclusive boutiques to browse, plus cafes for people–watching, and lots of outdoor sports and activities to enjoy. It's a superb choice for walkers with a range of trails from forest–based walks to high–ridge walks accessed by cable car offering spectacular views of the surrounding peaks.
All visitors staying in Lech are invited to purchase a Lech Card (price TBC) which gives you free use of the Lech and Warth (the adjoining village) summer cable cars and chairlifts, free use of the local and hiking buses (regional bus numbers 42 and 91/92 – though there may be a small environmental charge of around €1) and a range of free outdoor activities.
Things to do in Lech
There are 61 superbly signposted hiking and walking trails starting in or around Lech, including a Green Ring themed trail designed to appeal to children. Selected guided hikes are available FREE with the Lech Card - ask at the Tourist Office.
The local outdoor centre offers a varied sports programme including guided hikes and opportunities to try climbing, diving, paddle boarding, downhill mountain–biking and canyoning.
Outdoor clay tennis courts and beach volleyball court (FREE with Lech Card)
Driving range, putting green and 3–hole golf course (FREE with Lech Card)
In inclement weather head for the village sports centre, sport.park.lech, which offers facilities including a fitness centre, aerobics classes, indoor climbing, bouldering, 10–pin bowling, air hockey and table football, plus a court suitable for all manner of ball sports.
On the banks of the Lech river is an outdoor forest swimming pool with a rock island, warm 25ºC water, daring waterslides, a large children's pool and grassy areas. There is also a nice children's playground. The pool is open during the summer season daily from 9.30 a.m. until 7.00 p.m., weather permitting. (FREE with Lech Card)
Kids' Active Club, for children aged 4 and over. Open weekdays during the summer, 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. (FREE with Lech Card)
Buxbaum Family Play Park with crazy golf, table football, pit–pat (billiards version of crazy golf), open–air billiards and table tennis. Open daily 2 p.m. - 7.30 p.m., weather permitting. (FREE with Lech Card)
This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081
- Return flight from your chosen airport to Friedrichshafen
- Return transfers from the airport to the hotel
- Seven nights stay at the 4 star Hotel St Anthonys Alpin, Lech with breakfast
- Tea, coffee and afternoon cake
- One piece of hold luggage (an allowance of at least 20kgs per person). Light on–board catering including non–alcoholic drinks
- Services of an English–speaking representative
- All airport taxes and security charges and the Government charge on air travel (APD)
- VAT at 20%
* Based on two people sharing a room. A room for single person occupancy is offered, subject to availability, at a supplement of £100pp for the break.
Please note that this tour involves extensive walking and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.
Sunday Meet up at your chosen airport for your flight to Friedrichshafen, where on arrival we will transfer you to the 4 star Hotel St Anthony's Alpin, Lech am Arlberg for check in and free time before the first of seven nights stay.
Monday Breakfast, and then your representative will host a Welcome Meeting, after which you have the day to explore the surrounding area and use the hotel facilities, including free tea, coffee and cake in the afternoons.
Tuesday Free day, or join the optional excursion to Appenzell & Liechtenstein
Wednesday – Thursday Free days. If you fancy an away–day adventure, how about Innsbruck? The nearest rail station is Langen, 20 mins by bus from Lech (line 91), and then Innsbruck is around an hour away by train and it's a gorgeous journey. Half way along the journey is Imst, where they have a great 'white–knuckle ride' in the form of a monorail mountain coaster - you ride down the mountain in your own car, shouting your head off and trying not to hit the brakes. Less hair–raising but definitely smile–raising is the Segway, a bit like an old–fashioned lawnmower that you stand on and tilt to go. Huge fun!
Friday Free day, or join the optional excursion to Lindau and Lake Constance
Saturday Free day. Probably a good time to do your souvenir–hunting...
Sunday Breakfast and then transfer to the airport for your flight home
|Optional excursions Supplements apply|
|Appenzell & Liechtenstein Tuesday price TBC|
|Lindau and Lake Constance Friday price TBC|
|Please note that both excursions are bookable in resort, prices to be confirmed. The tour order and content may vary depending on local conditions.|
Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.
Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)
|Lovely chalet-style hotel right in the centre of Lech, with terrace, sauna and ice grotto...|
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