The Week-long Winter Tour
Get Local with us this winter and get away from the overcrowded major resorts. Forget about huge lines, waiting to get on a ski lift and rushing from A to B. Let us guide you in a relaxed atmosphere and either enjoy activities in and around our friendly village or take a short drive with us to Nassfeld, one of Austria’s top 10 ski resorts boasting 110km of freshly groomed runs.
No matter what your skill levels and interests we’ve got something for you here at Get Local Tours. Head off on a snowshoeing tour with one of our Alpine Hiking Guides, let us line you up with a highly qualified Mountain Guide if you’re after the challenge of ski touring and enjoying the scenery from up high or simply enjoy the culinary delights and special events that take place during the winter season.
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Our standard tour package includes:
- 6 nights accommodation twin share including halfboard in a local guesthouse
- English- and German-speaking guides
- Daily organised activities
- All fees and transfers (while on-tour)
- Certain meals and a complimentary drinks (while on-tour)
- Snow shoe and ice skates hire
- Maximum 8 guests per tour
- Price: € 895,– (min 2 Persons)
- Single room supplement € 10,– per night
You don’t need to be a professional to ice-skate on the amazingly picturesque Weissensee lake. Strap on your skates and immerse yourself in mountainous surrounds in this tucked away winter wonderland. If you are not confident enough to get onto the ice – stick with your guide for a winter walk soaking up views you won’t forget…
See the Alps from a different perspective. Enjoy the spectacular views from some of our world-class winter hiking trails or simply wander through the forest and enjoy the atmosphere at our personal mulled wine station!
During your stay you will have the opportunity to indulge in some real culinary specialties of the area. Known as the tastiest corner of our state there is a plethora of culinary wonders waiting for you try. Enjoy an award winning craft beer at the Loncium brewery, be blown away by a tasting session with Herwig Ertl at his renowned delicatessen or simply drop into one of our many guesthouses for a traditional meal. Come and experience a real example of Austrian culinary wonders with Get Local Tours.
There’s nothing quite like getting ferried through the snow on an open sleigh! Kick back and enjoy the ride through a real winter paradise while taking in the amazing surrounds here in Kötschach-Mauthen.
See the traditional “Krampus” first up by spending time in the “Krampus sheds”. Learn about this tradition dating back to pre-Christian times and get the chance to hold a hand made mask and see how much work is put into the process of getting them perfected. Pick up a Krampus coat and bells and imagine the weight being carried around during such a Krampus run. How about getting dressed in one of the outfits?
Sauris or Zahre in the local language, can be reached via the narrow, green Lumiei valley, which is dominated by the Dolomite summits that are reflected in the waters of the lake that changes colour according to the season.
This “pearl” in the Alps, rich in malghe (shepherd’s huts) and pastures, is situated between 1000 and 1400 metres above sea level. History suggests that this German-speaking community was founded by farmers coming from Austria, who brought skills and customs of their land of origin.
Given the seclusion and the difficulties of connection with the bordering towns Sauris has kept its traditions both in the language – a German dialect – as well as in culinary and architectural aspects.
Copyright: “Weissensee Information – Naturarena Kärnten” & Franz Gerdl TVB Lesachtal, Gionco Communication