Self-guided Walking at Mayrhofen

THE MAGICAL ZILLERTAL ALPS

Code: GWLAL

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Activity types:

  • Central location
  • Comfort
  • Flora
  • High Mountains

Level

  • 2
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Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £749.00 - 7 nights

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Holiday overview

Our self-guided walking holidays offer the chance to explore independently whilst following our carefully planned walks at your own pace. This charming small Tyrolean town sits at the junction of four major valleys making it a perfect base from which to explore.  Walk to the dramatic Hintertux Glacier, between nearby villages and ride on cable cars and chairlifts to high meadows to enjoy the hospitality of the mountain huts. These holidays offer Bed & Breakfast, with the option to add evening meals as you wish.

Price includes

  • A full programme of specially designed walks
  • A comprehensive pack with maps and detailed route notes
  • All transport to and from walks
  •  ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Bed & Breakfast – an extensive breakfast and the freedom to dine as you wish in the evenings (Half Board also available)

In pictures...

Accommodation

Mayrhofen Hotel Waldheim 300x200

Year after year the 4-star Hotel Waldheim has won accolades from our guests for its beautifully maintained accommodation, helpful service and wonderful meals. Owner Helga Pfister and her family pride themselves on the quality of their hotel. The hotel has been welcoming HF Holidays guests for more than 25 years.

This accommodation is branded 'Character and Comfort' as the hotel is considered to offer a warm welcome at the small friendly family-run hotel which offers a more personal and friendly service.

Gold & Silver accommodation 60pxHF Holidays Europe Partner Hotel Awards 2016
Gold Award for Overall Hotel and Great Hotel Staff.
Silver Award for Dining.

Your room

Hotel Waldheim has 20 immaculate bedrooms.

Twin beds are, as is normal in Austria, arranged as a large frame with separate mattresses and bedding.

All bedrooms at Hotel Waldheim have en-suite bathrooms with shower or bath, cable television, clock-radio, telephone, safe and bath-robes and hair dryer.
Mayrhofen Hotel Room

Facilities

Mayrhofen Hotel Bar
Hotel Waldheim has a spacious lounge, a comfortable bar, a ski/boot room which has heated boot rods and an area for drying clothing.

In the basement you will find a wellness centre with sauna solarium, massages can also be booked at the hotel reception.

Dining

Our holidays at Hotel Waldheim are on a bed & breakfast basis with an option to upgrade to Half Board to include an evening meal.

Breakfast
Hotel Waldheim offers a self-service buffet breakfast with hot and cold options.

Evening meal
If you have decided to have an evening meal, the dinner is a four-course meal plus a self-service salad bar. Guests are asked to select their choices for their evening meal at breakfast. There is always a vegetarian option available. Special diets can be catered for if requested in advance of the holiday.
Drinks
The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Afternoon tea
The hotel provides complimentary tea and home baked cakes in the afternoon.

Lunch (payable locally)
If you wish you can buy picnic lunches from the hotel and these should be ordered the night before. Alternatively you can buy ingredients for a picnic lunch from the shops in the village. You may want to consider eating in a café or mountain hut; see your walk notes for further information.
Mayrhofen Hotel Dining

Your evenings

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer in the hotel bar. 

You may want to consider joining our walking group for a stroll into town, enjoy a round of crazy golf, or a visit the local skittle alley. See our leader if you are interested. 

Itinerary

5 to 8 miles (8-13km) on good paths through valleys and high meadows. Up to 1,200 feet (360m) of ascent in a day.

This holiday includes detailed route notes and the relevant map(s) for five different walks, which allow you to explore the best the area has to offer. Each walk in your pack contains the transport information for getting to and from the route, places of interest along the way and recommended places for those all important refreshment breaks.

Mayrhofen is a walkers' playground and what better way to enjoy it than on a self-guided holiday in the knowledge that we have taken care of everything for you. Our carefully selected walks will take you to the summit of Penkenjoch for fantastic views of the Tuxbach valley; for morning coffee at the Dominikshutte overlooking the impressive lake and mountain landscape and across the dramatic Devil’s Bridge over the Tux River.

Your holiday price includes a transport pass for the local cable cars and buses allowing you the flexibility to reach high peaks easily. The pass covers transport to and from your walks as well as some of the local attractions.

Local area

An introduction to the area

The popular Alpine resort of Mayrhofen is located in the Tyrol region of Austria and has a deserved reputation for its superb walking in the surrounding Zillertal Alps. From Mayrhofen itself, it is possible to travel by cable car high onto the slopes of the Penken or Ahorn for panoramic walks through the beautiful meadows. There are also enjoyable walks along the wooded valleys to the nearby villages of Brandberg and Finkenberg.

Mayrhofen is an attractive little town built on flat land where the four main valleys meet. Many of the buildings are built in traditional Tyrolean style. The village is lively, with a variety of shops and facilities all within a few minutes’ walk of the hotel.

Local highlights

Mayrhofen - Mayrhofen is an interesting small town in its own right and you may prefer a leisurely day visiting the shops that line the attractive main street and perhaps enjoying lunch in one of the pavement cafés. If you are feeling more active then a large outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts can be found within a short walk of the hotel. Mountain bikes can be hired in the town and there are numerous options for self-guided walks. Alternatively you could take a ride on the narrow gauge railway (sometimes steam hauled) to Jenbach.

Innsbruck - Easily reached by bus or train, Innsbruck, the historic capital of the Tyrol, offers an interesting day out whichever week or weeks you are visiting Mayrhofen. Places to visit include the Imperial Palace, the Royal Gardens, the cathedral and various churches of particular interest. Guided coach tours are available, whilst the old town is an attractive area for strolling and sightseeing.

Achensee - A popular excursion is to take the narrow-gauge railway from Mayrhofen to Jenbach, and then the steam-operated rack and pinion railway to the Achensee. Dating from 1889, this is the oldest steam-operated cog railway in the world. The Achensee itself is a particularly attractive lake, and boat trips or easy walks are available.

Krimml Waterfalls - Reached by bus, Krimml is a picturesque town set against a backdrop of densely wooded mountains that climb to heights of 3,000 metres. The waterfalls, 380 metres high, are the highest in Europe, and are a spectacular sight as they cascade down the entrance of the Krimmler Valley.

Hintertux Glacier - A regular bus service up the valley to Hintertux gives access to a series of cable cars up to the glaciers which lie at an altitude of over 3,200 metres (10,500 feet). If you’re feeling adventurous then skiing is available here throughout the year.

Shops & facilities

There is a good variety of shops, including several supermarkets, bakeries, a chemist and local crafts. There is a full programme of summer events in the town, including concerts, dances and folklore events organised by the Mayrhofen Tourist Office. Sports Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, mini golf, tennis courts, ten-pin bowling, cycle hire and riding stables.

Travel

We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.

 

 

Travel by plane

Bus

‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle-free option

Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Heathrow and Manchester flights to Munich airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 2 hours 30 minutes to the Hotel Waldheim.

Lufthansa plane taking off

 

 

Bus

‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option

Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.

If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, we can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Munich airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £35.00.

Transfers must be pre-booked.  Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details

* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach

 Coach heading to Glen Coe

Reviews

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
9 Jun 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 9 Jun 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 9 Jun 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 16 Jun 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 16 Jun 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
9 Jun 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
9 Jun 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 9 Jun 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 9 Jun 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 16 Jun 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 16 Jun 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
23 Jun 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
23 Jun 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 23 Jun 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 23 Jun 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 30 Jun 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 30 Jun 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
23 Jun 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 23 Jun 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 23 Jun 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 30 Jun 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 30 Jun 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
30 Jun 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 30 Jun 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 30 Jun 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 7 Jul 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Jul 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
30 Jun 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 30 Jun 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 30 Jun 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 7 Jul 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Jul 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
30 Jun 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
7 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
7 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 7 Jul 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Jul 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 14 Jul 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Jul 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
7 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 7 Jul 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Jul 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 14 Jul 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Jul 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
14 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 14 Jul 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Jul 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 21 Jul 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Jul 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
14 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 14 Jul 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Jul 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 21 Jul 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Jul 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
14 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
21 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 21 Jul 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Jul 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 28 Jul 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Jul 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
21 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
28 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
28 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 28 Jul 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Jul 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 4 Aug 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 4 Aug 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
28 Jul 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 28 Jul 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Jul 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 4 Aug 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 4 Aug 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
18 Aug 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
25 Aug 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
1 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
1 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 1 Sep 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Sep 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 8 Sep 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Sep 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
1 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 1 Sep 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Sep 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 8 Sep 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Sep 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
8 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 8 Sep 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Sep 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 15 Sep 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 15 Sep 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
8 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
8 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 8 Sep 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Sep 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 15 Sep 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 15 Sep 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
15 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 15 Sep 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 15 Sep 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 22 Sep 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 22 Sep 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
15 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
15 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 15 Sep 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 15 Sep 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 22 Sep 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 22 Sep 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now
22 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 22 Sep 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 22 Sep 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 29 Sep 2018, 3:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 29 Sep 2018, 4:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,039.00 Book Now
22 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
22 Sep 2018 GWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Mayrhofen
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 22 Sep 2018, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 22 Sep 2018, 1:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss

Flight - Return

LUFTHANSA

  • Depart: 29 Sep 2018, 4:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 29 Sep 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Muenchen Franz Josef Strauss
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £979.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Information

  • Single room: £15 per night
  • All transport to walks is included in the price of the holiday
  • Half Board supplement: £100
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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