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Alternative Breaks for Couples in the Austrian Tirol
Forget the clichéd promise of red roses and chocolates, the Tirol Tourist Board has some different suggestions for couples to share some fun times together.
Explore Tirol’s hidden wilderness
If there was ever a place to switch off from fast-paced life it would be here – get to know each other again amidst some of the most captivating and idyllic surroundings. Located in Steinberg, high above Lake Achensee, the ASI lodge is a unique design hotel. Perfectly adapted to its natural surroundings, the extensive use of glass makes guests feel they are part of the natural landscape, even from inside the hotel. By day there are plenty of activities to get you out there, including cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snow-shoeing as well as indoor activities such as Pilates, Yoga and Qigong
Prices start from €119 per person per night on full board at the 4* Hotel ASI-Lodge Tirol, including various activities (cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snow-shoeing as well as indoor activities such as Pilates, Yoga, Qigong), free use of equipment and spa area. Flights with easyJet.com or ba.com start from £59 return to Innsbruck.
Contact: To book call 4* Hotel ASI-Lodge Tirol on +43 5248 26666 or email welcome@asi-
A winter time treat to remember
It’s quirky, it’s different and one to add to the list of ‘been there, done that’. At 2020m, you can spend the night in one of the 14 igloos, at the Igloo-Village in Kühtai. The “new” Inuit sleep on an airbed with a layer of sheepskin and in a warm winter down sleeping bag. Brave the outdoor Jacuzzi, benefit from a warming drink at the Igloo-bar or be part of one of the evening activities such as snowshoeing or tobogganing. As Austria’s highest resort, Kühtai benefits from snow reliability, ski in/ski out convenience and is conveniently located only 35km from Innsbruck.
Prices start from €163,50 for 2 adults/per night at the Igloo-Village in Kühtai, including a welcome-drink, fondue-dinner and breakfast. Combine your stay in the Igloo-Village with a stay in one of the beautiful hotels in Kühtai or in nearby Innsbruck. Flights with easyJet.com or ba.com start from £59 return to Innsbruck.
Contact: To book call Igloo Village in Kühtai, email office@iglu-
Ski and spa at its best
Tough to beat the old classic of a hard day on the slopes, followed by a session in the spa. The Austrians take their ‘wellness’
Prices start from €699 per person for 4 nights, arriving Sunday, at the Aqua Dome, including a Spa Vitality Day, a 3-day ski pass for the Rettenbach and Tiefenbachferner Glaciers or Sölden-Hochsö
Contact: To book the Aqua Dome in the Ötztal, email office@aqua-
Take a step back in time in East Tirol
Best described as traditional, remote and untouched, East Tirol is a small exclave of Tirol, sharing no border with the main Tirol state. The ski pass covers all ski areas in East Tirol from Obertilliach to Kals am Grossglockner, the largest ski areas with 110km of slopes. There are over 400 km cross-country skiing tracks and a new Biathlon- and Cross-country skiing centre in Obertilliach. Ski touring in Innervillgraten comes recommended too, as the only valley in Tirol without any lift.
Prices start from €335 per person for 3 nights at the 4* Hotel Strasserwirt in Strassen, including half board, a horse carriage ride through Pustertal and the use of the new Spa Parlor with Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, steam bath, sanarium - bio sauna and relaxation area. Flights with easyJet.com or ba.com start from £59 return to Innsbruck.
Contact: To book the Hotel Strasserwirt in Strassen, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +43(4846)6354, www.strasserwirt.com
For more information on the region www.visittirol.co.uk.
Latest snow news:
This weekend the Austrian Tirol experienced some of the coldest temperatures this season, with more than a dozen resorts registering temperatures of minus 25C. Seefeld recorded the coldest temperature throughout Austria of minus 28C on Saturday night. The cold spell is set to continue over the next few days, with some fresh snowfall forecast towards the end of the week. Despite the cold, the slopes are in excellent shape and the snow conditions are pretty hard to beat the moment so our advice is to wrap up warm. Matthew Brown, Skiing Austria, reports on the skiing conditions this weekend in the resort of Serfaus: http://www.youtube.com/
For further information and images contact:
Becky Horton, Horton PR
Holger Gassler, Marketing UK, Tirol Tourist Board