Guided Snowshoeing & Winter Walking Holidays

Price
From £1250
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4 January 2025 – 31 March 2025
Guided and self-guided snowshoe excursions in the Ahrntal region of the Dolomites
Country
Italy
Ability
All Abilities
Duration
7 Nights
Style
Guided
Dates
Flexible
Price
From £1250
Winter magic for snowshoers, walkers and cross-country skiers in a destination, where sustainability comes first.

Nestled in the South Tyrol, between Austria’s Zillertal and Italy’s Dolomites, with 80 peaks exceeding 3000m, the Val Aurina (or Ahrntal in German) is a snowbound treasure for winter adventure that goes beyond skiing. This is a holiday of inspirational landscapes, where hiking trails and cross-country ski tracks provide miles of tranquil wonderment.

Guided snowshoeing excursions are available 4 days per week – optional and free. Also, together with the hotel, Collett’s provides everything you require to self-guide, whatever your level of fitness, whether you snowshoe, go for winter walks, or do a mix of both.  Cross-country skiers can thrive on 50kms of tranquil tracks, whilst 86kms of pristine piste will enthral casual intermediate skiers.

Choose daily how to enjoy your heavenly surroundings and then indulge in soothing relaxation at the luxurious 4* Superior Hotel Drumlerhof, a carbon-neutral gem, with its stunning indoor pool, charming spa facilities, fabulous cuisine and sumptuous bedrooms. This is a place your body and soul will thank you for choosing.

At a glance

Dates

Winter 2025
Our holidays operate from Saturday to Saturday between the dates below.
Flexible arrival and departure dates are available on request.
5 January to 9 February
or
9 March to 23 March

Price

Winter 2025
£1350
Single Supplement – £175
Upgrade to Suite – £175 pp supplement

Grade

With flexibility and choice throughout, this holiday is suitable for all levels of fitness.

Guided & Self-guided Snowshoeing & Walking

Your holiday includes 4 guided snowshoeing excursions, which are free and optional.
Also, our app provides you with easy self-guided navigation on our favourite snowshoeing routes and winter walks, guaranteeing a succession of memorable days out within your comfort zone, whether you go easy, moderate or challenging. Snowshoes are available at the hotel for €5 per day. Transport is provided for guided snowshoeing and might include the use of local bus services.

Cross-country & Downhill Skiing

Both can be enjoyed on this holiday. Cross-country skiers can explore snow-covered forests and sparkling white pastures on tracks that link pretty hamlets. A cross-country skiing taster course is available on Wednesdays. On Tuesdays, you can try biathlon. As for downhill skiing, 86kms of fabulous pistes await you in two resorts, just a few minutes away by free and regular bus services.

Carbon-zero Accommodation

Officially carbon-neutral, the Hotel Drumlerhof offers high levels of style and comfort, including a stunning health spa with panoramic indoor pool, beautiful bedrooms and outstanding cuisine. Its enthusiastic provision of local knowledge to active guests guarantees a truly inspirational winter experience.

What’s Included

7 Nights Half Board – at the 4* Superior Hotel Drumlerhof – bed, breakfast and 4-course dinner. Guests of Collett’s are allocated the ‘Alpine’ room category, 33sqm. of pristine style.
4 x Guided Snowshoe Itineraries – optional and free of charge – free transport to and from trailheads, as required.
Collett’s Walk Pack – our holidays are all about memorable walks!  Available at reception to borrow and browse, the Collett’s  Holiday Pack contains comprehensive route notes and maps for trouble-free self-guiding at your own pace on the best snowshoeing and winter walking itineraries.
Transfers – to and from Bressanone/Fortezza Railway Station.

Travel

Your base is Campo Tures (German: Sand in Taufers) the principal resort of the Val Aurina near Brunico in the South Tyrol. The best option for this holiday is to fly in and out of Verona or Innsbruck, then take a direct train to Brixen/Fortezza, where you can meet a transfer to the hotel (50 mins.). Bolzano is even closer to Brixen/Fortezza, but flight options are fewer and dearer.

Private Transfers – from the airport or railway station of your choice. These suit small groups of 4 – 6 people. Contact us for a quote.

Fly-driving – exploit good winter car hire deals and get complete flexibility, especially on arrival and departure days. Driving conditions are good and you can arrive at the hotel without having to negotiate mountain passes.

Rail & Independent Travel – there are good rail connections to Brunico from Verona, Bolzano and Innsbruck. Buses leave Brunico Station every 15 minutes for the 25-minute ride to the Hotel Drumlerhof.

Itinerary

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Snowshoeing

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Hiking

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Cross-Country skiing

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Downhill Skiing

Need to Knows

Booking Conditions – be sure to read our full terms and conditions here before booking.

At Your Own Risk – please read the important notes here.

Travel Advice – check your government’s travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination. For UK citizens, check the latest Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advice here.

Passport & Visa –  any questions should be directed to the relevant embassy of your destination country; find out more here. It is your responsibility to be in possession of a full passport, valid for your chosen destination.

Travel Insurance – having adequate and valid travel insurance is a condition of booking with us. Details of our insurance partner, Campbell Irvine, are here.

Health Information – You should carry either an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)  Neither is an alternative to adequate travel insurance. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

ABTA – Independent travel advice and help is always available from ABTA by calling 020 3117 0599 or visiting www.abta.com.

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