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- Discover the Italian and Austria mountains in one holiday
- Experience the breath taking Dolomites mountains: UNESCO world heritage site
- Explore hiking trails through the mountains
- Enjoy the luxurious mountain town of Lech
Days 1-7: UK to La Villa
You'll be met on arrival at Innsbruck by our reps and transferred by bus to the stunning resort of La Villa. Tucked away in the very heart of the Dolomites, this picturesque resort borders two national parks and rests at the foot of the Gardenazza and Piz La lla plateau. Verdant forests, crystalline waters and of course the awe inspiring mountains themselves form some of the most dramatic scenery Italy has to offer.
Your accommodation for the week will be at theHotel Al Pigherin the centre of La Villa. Known locally as 'The Beehive' this warm and quaint hotel offers spacious rooms, excellent cuisine and a secluded sauna and relaxation area with views of the Sasso Croce mountain. There is an alpine dining room and bar along with an outside terrace where breakfast can be taken in the warmer months and canapes are often served before dinner before moving inside for a marvelous 3 course meal comprised of local ingredients.
The Hotel Al Pigher is situated perfectly for access to lifts for keen walkers and is also a short stroll from the town centre which is home to cafes, bars and various shops including those specialising in bike hire and climbing equipment. Be sure to stop by Pizzeria La Ciano for a spot of lunch and an Aperol Spritz after a day exploring the breathtaking Dolomites!
Should you wish to explore further afield, there are excellent bus links throughout the resort that run to a variety of locations from nearby San Cassiano to as far as the canals of Venice. Pre-bookable excursions are available on selected days such as a trip to the World War I trenches and Cortina and can be organised through our reps in resort or booked before you travel. There are a plethora of walks for all abilities with the Edelweiss Pass being one of the most challenging but rewarding in the Dolomiti region with staggering views across the valleys as well as the chance to spot the rare and beautiful flower for which the pass is named.
Day 8: La Villa to Lech via Innsbruck Airport
Your rep will collect you for your coach transfer to Lechvia Innsbruck airport
Days 8-14: Lech
The second week of your stay will take place at the picturesqueHotel Montfortin the gorgeous resort of Lech.
Known in winter for its high calibre skiing and royal visitors, this chocolate box village is just as charming in the summer months. The Hotel Montfort is perfectly nestled in right in the heart of it and within short walking distance of the lifts making it the perfect location for those wanting to get out and about as well as those looking to relax. An eclectic mix of the modern and traditonal Austrian design creates a comfortable and homely atmosphere centered around the elegantly decorated lounge and bar on the ground floor which features a traditional Kachelofen. One of the many hidden gems of the Montfort is their gorgeous spa area which is home to a spa bath, steam room and sauna all of which are the perfect way to end a day of exploring the surrounding natural beauty. Like the Hotel Al Pigher, a three course meal is served each night with a fine selection of culinary choices and local wines to compliment the dishes.
The rugged terrain located 1,450 meters above sea level offers 350 kilometers of hiking and rambling routes suited to all abilities. Clear mountain lakes are the perfect spot to rest your feet and take in the staggering views of the surrounding mountains and flora and be sure to seek out the Grüner Ring doors, an outdoor art instillation comprised of 9 individually designed doors which follow the Grüner hiking route from Lech to Zürs, Zug and Oberlech before meandering back into town. If you'd prefer a guided walk, speak to our reps about the fantastic Inghams Wanderwalks on offer which take place 3 days per week and are for Inghams guests only. (Payable locally)
For excursions further afield, you can take advantage of our exclusive trips to Lake Constance or Liechtenstein and Appenzell which can be booked and paid for locally as well as before you travel.
Day 15: Lech to UK
Transfer to Innsbruck for your return flight home.
- Return flights to Innsbruck from the UK
- Airport transfers
- Your accommodation is in our two comfortable hotels, both run by our friendly and knowledgeable Inghams staff
- Inghams Reps based in both resorts
Your holiday excludes:
- Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
Hotel Al Pigher, La Villa during week 1
Hotel Montfort, Lech during week 2
- Saturday or Wednesday departures only for 14 nights