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Dolomites to the Oberland - Walking Holiday

Region: Europe // Dates: 09 - 28 June 2019 (19 nights)
Dolomites to the Oberland Walking Holiday

The mountains, villages and lakes of Austria, Northern Italy and Switzerland feature on this three week walking holiday. Half and full day walks are offered at each location while staying in family-owned hotels. A truly gourmet trip, we balance the walking with regional culinary delights. We begin in Austria with two nights in the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck. After walks in the surrounding Karwendel mountains, we travel to northeast Italy and the rocky spires of the Dolomites. Spending five nights in two family run hotels, we enjoy spectacular walks in this vast network of lush valleys, grassy plateaus and mountain huts with views of unusual rock formations. For contrast, we have time to absorb the history and romance of Romeo and Juliet’s city of Verona. Further west, Lake Como is our base for four nights where ferry trips link lakeside villages and half day walks lead to viewpoints over the Lakes District. In north west Italy, Gran Paradiso National Park protects an area of rugged alpine peaks, glaciers and alpine tradition. Keep a lookout for ibex, chamois and marmots as well as a huge variety of alpine flora. Our tour end is spent exploring the spectacular Bernese Oberland, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. From the car-free village of Wengen, alpine trains and cable cars allow easy access to a myriad of walks while listening to the tinkling of cowbells.

Overview

The mountains, villages and lakes of Austria, Northern Italy and Switzerland feature on this three week walking holiday. Half and full day walks are offered at each location while staying in family-owned hotels. A truly gourmet trip, we balance the walking with regional culinary delights. We begin in Austria with two nights in the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck. After walks in the surrounding Karwendel mountains, we travel to northeast Italy and the rocky spires of the Dolomites. Spending five nights in two family run hotels, we enjoy spectacular walks in this vast network of lush valleys, grassy plateaus and mountain huts with views of unusual rock formations. For contrast, we have time to absorb the history and romance of Romeo and Juliet’s city of Verona. Further west, Lake Como is our base for four nights where ferry trips link lakeside villages and half day walks lead to viewpoints over the Lakes District. In north west Italy, Gran Paradiso National Park protects an area of rugged alpine peaks, glaciers and alpine tradition. Keep a lookout for ibex, chamois and marmots as well as a huge variety of alpine flora. Our tour end is spent exploring the spectacular Bernese Oberland, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. From the car-free village of Wengen, alpine trains and cable cars allow easy access to a myriad of walks while listening to the tinkling of cowbells.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Hike alpine trails & promenade walks from the Austrian town of Innsbruck
  • Spend five days in the Sudtirol region of north east Italy
  • Enjoy mountain & plateau walks in the Dolomites ranges
  • Explore Verona’s historic centre & the ancient hilltop town of Bergamo
  • Stay four nights on Lake Como for scenic day walks, boat cruises & leisure time in lakeside villages
  • Delve into the culture, gastronomy & mountain scenery of Gran Paradiso NP
  • Use local cable cars & trains to access the best walks in Switzerland's Bernese Oberland
  • Stay in family run hotels & feast on regional culinary delights

Details

Details:

09 - 28 June 2019 (19 nights) 

Twin share/person (starts Innsbruck / ends Wengen)
Advanced Early Bird: A$9,980 until 30/11/2018
Early Bird: A$10,180 until 08/02/2019
Regular: A$10,480
Single Supplement: A$2350
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 10 guests

Special Interest:
Gourmet, Culture, History, Geology

Walk Rating:
Moderate: 5-15km per walking day with some longer options (challenging options include ascent/descent, rough hard terrain). Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

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  • Lisa Groom

    Lisa Groom is the daughter of interNATIONAL PARKtours founders Tony & Connie Groom and grand-daughter of Binna Burra Mountain Lodge founder Arthur Groom. You could say the great outdoors is in Lisa’s blood. Growing up with the business she commenced working as a tour leader and co-ordinator with interNATIONAL PARKtours in 1991, and took over the helm of the company from her parents in 2001. Leading walking holidays in Australia and Europe, her passion is for regional ecotourism, discovering local characters and showcasing nature from a different perspective.

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