Tyrolean Trails at the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

The Interalpen Hotel - Tyrol is a 5* luxury spa hotel in a spectacular Alpine location; perfect for a holiday at any time of year, for families, singles and couples. Rides out on haflingers for novice to experienced riders, dressage lessons on a Friesian stallion, picnic carriage rides, in summer and sleigh rides in winter plus a whole host of other activities including golf, tennis, hunting and fishing. The spa is one of the most beautiful and luxurious in the Alps, with a panorama pool for indoor and outdoor swimming with a view onto the surrounding mountain scenery. The hotel chef has been awarded three stars by the Gault Millau gourmet guide.

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Riding:

Novice to advanced riders alike have the opportunity to discover the sheer pleasure of life in the saddle during guided hacks through the glorious countryside around Seefeld, Leutasch and Gaistal during the summer months. Experience superb rides out into the magical Tyrolean mountain world, complete with a delicious picnic. The Interalpen's instructor Manuela offers lessons and hacks on either their Friesian stallion (for dressage lessons), or one of the 'Tigerschecken', (apaloosa) horses or Haflinger ponies. Small but strong, the haflingers can carry up to 100 - 110 kilos quite happily. The stables and outdoor sand school lie in the middle of the woods close to the kids' adventure play ground. Rides out can be from one hour to a half day with picnic - it's up to you. The hotel lies in the middle of unspoilt nature, surrounded by woods and gentle hills reaching up to an impressive 1300m. The haflingers are familiar with the terrain and absolutely sure-footed. Beginners can go too, but will be led.

Accommodation:

The 282 luxurious apartments, suites and single rooms are spacious and interior-designed in Tyrolean rustic style. Nearly every room has a tiled stove and a spectacular Alpine panorama from the balcony. The luxurious and lovingly furnished suties make a first class holiday.

Spa:

Extensive facilities for relaxing in the indoor/outdoor panorama pool in this sensational spa which covers an area 5000 square meters. Luxurious Tyrolean sauna village with a murmuring Kneipp stream and a quiet zone for those precious moments of complete relaxation.

Activities:

At the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol your health and fitness take top priority. A team of sports therapists and experienced experts await you in our spa to give you personal advice and offer an individual training programme or group coaching. Personal tailor-made fitness programmes can be a combination of indoor or outdoor activities - enjoy the pure, clear mountain air and our healthy climate as these are the natural way to revive body and soul. A wealth of opportunities to be active, offering every degree of difficulty, whether you wish to go it alone or prefer the company of one of our staff. All classes are free of charge to guests and the hotel's daily information sheet keeps you informed of what is available, everything from aqua gymnastics to back care classes, pilates and step aerobics.

Golf: Right next to the hotel lies the most beautiful golf course in the Alpine region - Seefeld-Wildmoos - where, as our guest, you are especially welcome. The only pre-condition is your membership with a recognised club and the presentation of your membership card and course certificate. As a guest at the Interalpen Hotel, Tyrol, you will receive a 30% discount on the green fee. No problem if the weather is bad as the Interaplen-Hotel Tyrol has a fabulous indoor golf facility, one of the biggest in Austria offering virtual rounds at championship courses, a driving range, and putting and chipping greens.

Tennis: An outdoor sand court, two outdoor rubber granulate courts and two indoor courts are available to you free of charge. Our tennis instructors will be happy to assist you to improve on your game.

Hunting: on the Seefeld high plateau. We will be pleased to arrange for you to go deer stalking in the Ganghofer Hunt in the Gaistal or in the Unterleutasch-Ahrn. You will find roe deer, red deer, chamois, black grouse, capercaillies and marmots. You will be accompanied by an experienced local hunter.

Fishing: A good catch is promised to connoisseurs who go fishing in the beautiful Leutasch Valley. Experience unforgettable days with a picnic on the banks of Lake Weidach or of the Leutascher Ache. We organise your fishing trip and provide the tackle.

Winter sports:

Everywhere around the hotel the thrilling mountain landscape is an open invitation to winter pleasures of every kind: walks, romantic rides in a horse-drawn sleigh, guided tours in snow-shoes, tobogganing trips, curling, or a torchlight walk under the stars through the snow-covered mountains.

Cross-country ski-ing: The Seefeld high plateau around the hotel is famous for cross-country ski-ing. We will be happy to organise courses for beginners and advanced skiers, and of course you can hire all the equipment you need in the hotel.

Downhill ski-ing: In one of the most beautiful skiing areas of Tyrol we have also something to make the hearts of every Alpine lover beat a little faster. By shuttle we will take you, for instance, to Ötztal (Solden and Obergurgl) , the Axamer Lizum and to the Seefeld ski slopes.

The local skiing area is the resort of Seefeld which is based on three areas. For beginners, the Geigenbühel area near the centre of the village provides an ideal and unintimidating slope to learn the sport. Intermediate skiers will enjoy the Gschwandtkopf area, near the Seekirchl (the "lake chapel") - one of the landmarks of Seefeld. More advanced skiers will head for the higher and longer runs on the Rosshütte and the Härmelekopf. A skibus serves the Rosshütte mountain railway, which is located on the edge of the eastern side of the village. Whether it's world championship ski races or winter tourism - Seefeld has played a historic role in the development of downhill skiing. Resident Toni Seelos helped to popularise the parallel turn in the 1930s - these days the locals are still trying to improve on what he started.

With one of the largest and best-regarded ski schools in Austria, Seefeld is a perfect spot to learn new skills or brush up on old techniques. And for families, it's a perfect place for all generations to get out onto the ski slopes. The surrounding villages also offers small and friendly ski areas.

Family holidays at the InterAlpen-Hotel Tyrol

Whilst parents are enjoying their well-earned holiday to its full extent, the Interalpen-Hotel offers action, variety and adventure for children of every age. Every day, in all weather, and at all times of the year. A glance at the extensive current range of services offered during the holidays is particularly worthwhile. Children from 3 years

Kids' club: Smaller guests also have plenty of holiday fun. The varied children's programme offers endless entertainment wiith painting, craft, playing and singing the day flies by. In the hotel's new adventure playground, when riding ponies, on carriage rides, or on outings to nearby places including a fun picnic, the children discover nature's bounty the fun way. And they can really let off steam now and again at "Aqua for Children" or by joining in the special children's gymnastics. They are looked after by expert kindergarten assistants who know exactly what's fun. For children under three years of age we will be pleased to arrange a babysitter (at a surcharge).

Teens: There's plenty of action waiting for older children in the junior programme (offered Easter, August and Christmas/New Year). There are guided mountain bike or glacier tours as well as climbing, rafting, tennis, riding, fishing, Nordic walking and many other activities plus a wider range of fun sports. Young go-cart drivers can really put their foot down as they take to the track. We even offer classes in the latest dance moves. For young ladies there's also the chance to get pampered during a visit to the spa - with make-up, manicures, facials and body treatments for young skin.

Food and drink at the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

Our bar, lounge and café invite you to while away a cosy hour or two, whatever the time of day. The fireside bar is perfect for afternoon tea or a post-prandial tipple.

The half-board features a six-course evening menu with a selection of dishes to choose from, including an extensive salad and cheese buffet, served in the cosy restaurant rooms and in the light indoor winter garden. Choose from a classic evening menu, a low-calorie alternative based on modern nutritional principles and a vegetarian variation. Every Sunday a gala dinner is held with musical accompaniment. For lunch you can enjoy an à la carte meal in our restaurants or if you want to get fit and stay healthy, we recommend a visit to our spa restaurant where the vitamin-rich cuisine promises a lighter alternative.

Chef's Table: Master Chef Christoph Zangerl invites you to share some of his secrets.

Let our master chef, Christoph Zangerl , awarded 3 stars from the Gault Millau gourmet guide, show you how it's done. He will initiate you into the secrets of gourmet cuisine in a personal visit behind the scenes of the Interalpen kitchens. You will have front row seats during dinner at the chef’s table as the most exquisite dishes are prepared for you. You can watch preparation of the dishes and pick up valuable tips first hand from the master. 3, 6, 9 or even 12 courses, the choice is yours.

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Getting there: Innsbruck is the closest airport. A return airport transfer is included in the cost of the holiday.

Easyjet fly from London Gatwick on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Summer season.

Winter charter and schedule flights from the UK include from Birmingham (Inghams/thomsonfly), Bournemouth (Inghams/Austrian), Bristol (Inghams/Lauda), Cardiff (Inghams/thomsonfly), Edinburgh (Inghams/thomsonfly), Exeter (Inghams/thomsonfly), Hull (Inghams/thomsonfly), Leeds Bradford, Liverpool (easyjet) London Gatwick, (Easyjet, Monarch Airlines, thomsonfly and Thomas Cook), London City (BA), Stansted (thomsonfly), Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Southampton (all with Inghams). Flights mostly fly on Saturdays only, and some Sundays.

Winter flights to Innsbruck from Ireland: Belfast, Cork, Dublin (Saturdays only, with Inghams, Austrian Arrows and Lauda Air.

Train information: www.seat61.com and www.oebb.at for information and for booking: www.raileurope.co.uk or www.internationalrail.com (tel: 0870 0841410)

Car hire: A week's car hire from Innsbruck costs from £133 www.holidayautos.co.uk

Local weather: 5 day forecast http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=0136

Snow forecast for Seefeld International ski resort : http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Seefeld
http://www.skiseefeld.com

Season dates: The hotel is open for summer and winter seasons.

Dress code: Formal dress requested in the evening in the restaurants and bars. You may visit the spa restaurant , spa area and pools in your dressing gowns and slippers (supplied). Sports clothing with appropriate shoes should be worn for indoor sporting activities.

All major credit cards accepted including Amex, Diners, Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard and JCB.

Sauna village, salt water pool and rest areas are only for guests aged 14 years and over.

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