Take the Train to Tyrol’s Pistes

Ski resort of Söll, Tyrol, Austria -  © nikolpetr (shutterstock)
Innsbruck - © Madrugada Verde (shutterstock)
The Tyrol in winter
Tyrol skier
Tyrol snowy landscape

Holiday Highlights

  • Easy travel to the ski slopes
  • Visit three of Tyrol’s top ski resorts
  • Comfortable, convenient accommodation
  • Explore Innsbruck
  • Enjoy great skiing
  • 9 Days from £1,485pp
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Europe has enjoyed bumper snow this winter and the skiers look set to continue to enjoy it’s bounty throughout March. One of the most outstanding ski areas is Tyrol in Austria, but what is the best way of getting there and exploring the whole region to make the most of a winter trip? Sunday Times writer Robert Mellor, travelled to and around Tyrol by train and credited Ffestiniog Travel as the “go-to folks for hassle-free, one-stop train ticket booking”. So we have created a 9-day tour based on Robert’s ski route for those who would prefer to take the train to Tryrol’s pistes.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Overnight Sleeper Train to Austria

Take a lunchtime Eurostar to Brussels and connect to another train for an onward journey to Cologne, arriving in the evening. From here you will board the overnight sleeper train and enjoy a comfortable sleeper compartment as you travel to Austria.

Day 2 – Arrive Austria

You will arrive in Wörgl early morning and transfer to the village of Reith im Alpbachtal for a 2-night stay at the Hotel Der Kirchenwirt . The hotel is situated just 500 yards from the Reith Cable Car and is part of the Skijuwel Alpachtal Wildschönau Ski Area. Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, spa and fitness room and guests can enjoy international and local cuisine in the traditional restaurant or on the terrace in nice weather, a cocktail bar is also available.

Day 3 – Reith im Alpbachtal

Spend a full day enjoying Alpbachtal, which Robert Miller describes in the Sunday Times as as “A tranquil collection of traditional stone and dark wood chalets that was once described as Austria’s most beautiful village’. As well as a popular ski resort, other activities include guided hikes, Nordic walking lessons and air-rifle shooting. The hotel features a heated ski storage room and sells ski passes on site.

Day 4 – Transfer to Söll

Make your way to Söll, a 25 minute cab ride away and situated at the foot of the Hohe Salve Mountain. Your accommodation for the next 2 nights is the Gästehaus Edinger in the centre of Söll. All rooms have a balcony and there is a ski shop. Guests can rent equipment, buy ski passes and book excursions at the guest house's travel agency, just a 2-minute walk away and shops and restaurants are also just a short walk away. The ski resort is a 5-minute ski bus ride away.

Day 5 – Söll at leisure

Söll is a livelier resort and boasts 280km of ski runs to explore and enjoy. At the summit of Hohe Salve is a restaurant where you can take a break and enjoy the impressive panoramic views of up to 70 mountain peaks.

Day 6 – Innsbruck

A 30 minute cab ride takes you to Kufstein railway station for a short half-hour train journey to Innsbruck, where you can enjoy a 1-night stay at Hotel Innsbruck,located on the banks of the Inn River in the heart of the Old Town, only a 5-minute walk away from the Congress Centre and the Hungerburgbahn Cable Car. Spend the day at leisure exploring the city.

Day 7 – To St Anton by train

A direct hour-long train journey takes you to St Anton am Arlberg for a 2-night stay at the Hotel Schwarzer Adler, located in the pedestrian zone in the heart of Sankt Anton and just a 5-minute walk from the cable cars. The hotel’s Adler Vital Spa features an indoor pool with a waterfall and massage jets, an outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor saunas, steam baths, and a relaxation zone. Many shops, restaurants and bars are only a few steps away.

Day 8 – St Anton am Arlberg at Leisure

A full day to enjoy Austria’s largest ski area. Ski Arlberg’s circuit links many ski resorts and villages to create 340km of pistes to explore and enjoy.

Day 9 – Homeward Bound

All return travel is by train, departing St Anton am Arlberg late morning and travelling via Zürich and Paris, where you will cross the city on the RER to board your Eurostar at Paris Nord, arriving into London St Pancras late evening just before 9pm.

Price Includes

  • Rail travel in standard class except where indicated
  • Accommodation in single rooms in hotels on bed and breakfast basis
  • RER transfer across Paris

Price per person

From £1,485 per person

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