Accommodation - Hotel Larcherhof. The Hotel Larcherhof lies in Hollenzen (just outside the entrance to Mayrhofen, Zillertal). The hotel is surrounded by the fields and pastures of their farm.
You'll enjoy a breakfast laden with products from their own farm including fresh whole milk, butter, bacon, sausage, full-flavoured cheeses or home-made yoghurt - everything tastes naturally fresh and better. With a bus stop right outside the door you can be in the centre on Mayrhofen or the lift station in under 5 minutes.
Hotel Larcherhof Address - Family Eberharter - Hollenzen 88 - 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria
Tel: +43 5285 62788.
Most people will arrive at the central railway station in Mayrhofen (Bahnhof). From there you should wait for the Line D Bus (Purple line) travelling to Ahornbahn / Penkenbahn / Horbergbahn. You walk over the road outside the station and catch the bus that is heading out of town. You will need to get off at Larcherhof. It has its own bus stop. The buses generally run every 20 minutes and are free. Larcherhof is a request stop. A cab can be taken from the station for approx €7. The accommodation has underground parking if required.
Mayrhofen is located 32 kilometres south of Jenbach, nestling at the end of the Ziller Valley and is the 3rd largest community in Tyrol. The town benefits from being surrounded by nine other resorts, the most commonly known is the Hintertuxer Glacier. The ski resorts have 180 lifts allowing access to 535km of piste. The resort is close to several airports, the nearest being Innsbruck. The other airports are Salzberg and Munich. Distance to Innsbruck Airport: 75km. Distance to Salzburg Airport: 170km. Distance to Munich Airport: 197km. Salzburg airport can be cheaper than Innsbruck.
There are 3 local airports. Innsbruck, Salzberg and Munich. There are a number of airlines available. We recommend afternoon flight from the UK to allow for the easiest transfer to the resort especially for Innsbruck as sometimes there is fog in the valley. Please note if landing at Innsbruck boardbags may be put outside due to the small size of the airport luggage area.
We recommend travelling via Euro Tunnel. The drive is approx 11 hours from Calais. You can save approx 2.5 hours on your journey by travelling via the Euro Tunnel compared to ferries. You may require the additional purchase of an IDP.
With the European time difference when travelling to Europe we recommend a one night stop over in Germany to ease the amount of time spent driving. Ibis hotels are very reasonably priced. When travelling to Austria snowchains are compulsory between Nov 1st and 15th April in snow, mud or ice. You may also be required to buy a “vignet” (it’s the roadtax). You can buy a vignet at the gas stations near the border. This has not been required for previous journeys, but you never know. It covers driving on the major motorways and costs around €8 for a 10 day pass.
By Train from Innsbruck to Mayrhofen
Innsbruck bus route F runs from immediately in front of the airport terminal to the Innsbruck Hbf [main train station] every 15 minutes, travel time about 17 minutes and costs around €3. You can pay on the bus. www.ivb.at. Click on “fahrplan”: enter von “flughafen” nach “hauptbahnhof” then Enter From the Innsbruck Hbf you can take train(s) to Mayrhofen. You can also pay for your train ticket at one of the machines at the station or You can book your journey through www.oebb.at.
Change trains in Jenbach. You cross under the platform to jump on the old school red Zillertal-bahn train. Total travel time about 1h 35m and costs approx €15. You can pay for your Zillertal train on board, but it would be cash only. If you miss the last train from Jenbach (approax 8pm) the 8330 bus can take you to Mayrhofen. The last one leaves around 9.15pm.
You can also book your travel from Salzburg airport via the oebb web site. The train to Mayrhofen is €12 euros from Innsbruck.
By Train from Munich to Mayrhofen
You can pickup a train from Munich airport directly into the centre of Munich for connection to Jenbach and then Mayrhpfen. When in Munich you can buy your tickets within the central shopping area, to the right outside the terminal. You should head to the underground (sbahn), platform 2 (Gleis), line 8 Munich East (Oest). The journey will take approx 40 mins. When you reach the station buy a ticket to Mayrhofen, via Jenbach. (The final destination of this train will be Innsbruck or Milan). When you reach Jenbach, change trains. Get on the red Zillertal-bahn. (There's a separate platform for this service). The train will leave every 40 minutes. The journey time is approx 1 hour. Mayrhofen is at the end of the line. The last train to Mayrhofen from Jenbach leaves approx 8pm, so please plan your arrival time around that, or take the 8330 bus (last one around 9.15pm)
By Train from Salzburg
Take the number 2 bus from the airport to the main train station. It should take approximately 20 minutes. You can then get a train directly to Jenbach. That will take approximately 1.5 hours. From Jenbach you change over and catch the final train red Zillertal-bahn to Mayrhofen that will take approximately 50 minutes. You can book your journey through - www.oebb.at. Total cost will be approximately €80 return. The last train to Mayrhofen from Jenbach leaves approx 8pm, so please plan your arrival time around that.
Taxi Kroell and Four Seasons Travel offer transfers from Innsbruck, Munich and Salzburg to Mayrhofen. A bus service runs between Mayrhofen and Hintertux for extra trips during the week.
By Train from Mayrhofen to Innsbruck Airport
The first train from Mayrhofen Bahnhof is around 5.45am. It will take you to Jenbach. They leave around every 40 minutes. At Jenbach you change to head to Innsbruck Bahanhof. Typically this is from platform 2. The train from Jenbach to Innsbruck leaves every 40 minutes. A fast train will take around 15 minutes. A ticket to Innsbruck will cost approx €15. You can buy a ticket from Jenbach to Innsbruck on the platform if you happen to not be asked for a ticket from Mayrhofen to Jenbach. You can add the bus ticket at the time. You can also buy your Jenbach ticket on the train, but it will be cash only.
At Innsbruck you head outside and look for bus station 'C'. You then look for bus 'F' that heads towards Flughafen (airport). You can buy a bus ticket at the bus stop or on the bus in addition to adding it to your train ticket via a platform purchase at Jenbach. It is approx €3. There is one every 15 minutes. Travel time about 17 minutes. The airport is the last stop.
Les Deux Alpes is situated 70km from Grenoble town centre (approx 1.15 hour drive), 177km from Lyon airport (approx 2 hour drive).
Summer Accommodation - Chalet Ruby. Chalet Ruby is located near the Venosc cable car and a short walk from the centre of town.
Chalet Ruby address - Rue de la Chapelle, 38860 Les Deux Alpes. Once you arrive in Les Deux Alpes you can jump on a free local bus that looped around the resort. The nearest stop for the chalet is Number 10. There is a timetable at each stop with a bus timer.
We recommend a morning flight from the UK to allow ample time for a transfer to the resort, with an evening return flight back to the UK. We recommend flying to Lyon Airport in the summer. You can also fly to Geneva (summer & winter) as well as Grenoble in the winter. You can hire a care or follow the bus connections (details below).
We recommend DFDS Seaways Ferries or Euro Tunnel. Tolls are approx €70. When driving to the resort using sat nav, please make sure you take the D1091 all the way to the Lac Du Chambon, and turn right after a small tunnel onto the D213. Sat nav can take you up a nasty mountain road so watch out for this. The D213 will take you all the way to the resort. Cars and or vans can be hired from Lyon or Geneva airport. The drive is approx 9 hours from Dunkirk or 2hrs from Lyon or 2.5hrs from Geneva. You may require the additional purchase of an IDP.
By rail from London. Catch the Eurostar to Paris (Gare du Nord) and transfer to the high-speed TGV (Gare du Lyon) direct to Grenoble station. Please allow apply time to change between trains in Paris, as the journey can take approx 45mins-1hour. We recommend buying your Metro ticket in St Pancras to avoid delays in Paris. If you buy your ticket in Paris look for some additional ticket booths as the main ticket booth gets very busy. We recommend not checking in your baggage as that will save time when you arrive in Paris.
From Lyon to Grenoble
BlaBla Bus run a service directly from outside the airport (Lyon St Exupery). This service runs on the hour from Lyon via Oui Bus. It takes approx 1.5 hours to transfer to Grenoble train station. The cost is approx €33 return for adults and €16.50 for kids. You will be emailed a ticket. You will need to print and bring that with you. You can book a ticket from Ouibus. The bus location is shown on a eboard within the baggge collection area. the driver will scan your ticket. Ideally you should arrive 15 minutues before bus departure. Do you worry if you miss one bus. Your ticket will still be valid for that day. There are wifi and charging points on the bus.
From Grenoble Train/Bus station to Les Deux Alpes
If you arrive by train exit to 'Centre Ville' not 'Europole'. The bus and the train station are at the same location. The last bus to the resort may leave at 16.00 or 18.55. Unless a specific transfer has been arranged, please allow ample time to get to the bus station from the airport. It takes approx 1.5 hours to get from the train station to the resort. Transisere bus number 3030 is the only bus direct to the resort. Bus number 3000 goes to Bourg D'Oisans, then bus 3030 to Les Deux Alpes. You just swap buses after 1.5hrs for the last 40 minutes to Les Deux Alpes.
You can buy a ticket for the bus from the main ticket office, It will cost €6.20 one way. You can check the bus times via Transisere Itineraries section. Type in "GARES - GRENOBLE" for the start location and "STATION LES DEUX ALPES - VENOSC Station de ski" for the finish.
There is a Mc`Donalds with wifi, Subway and cafes at the train/bus station.
Please fully read the travel timetable as we cannot be held responsible for you not making to the resort in time. Bourg D'Oisans is a decent town for food and hanging out for an extended time if required.
You can buy two tickets at the time for a return or once you arrive in resort you can buy a ticket from the Tourist Information office at Place de Mont-de-Lans or on the bus.
Accommodation - Lapland resorts - 981 94 Riksgränsen, Sweden - Tel +46 (0) 980 641 00
Riksgränsen is based in 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The apartments form part of a large hotel complex in the heart of Riksgränsen, centrally located and only 100 meters from the ski lifts and train station. The hotel contains a restaurant, bar, spa, sports shop and doctors. There is a small supermarket nearby. Almost all shops and resturants do not take cash, only card payments.
There are 2 local airports. Narvik (85km) in Norway or Kiruna (140km) in Sweden. We typically choose Kiruna as connecting flights to Narvik arrive a little later in the day. The earliest flight to Kiruna is with Norwegian airways and arrives around 2pm. Flight time from the UK is approx 2.5hrs with the connecting internal flight also around 2.5hrs.
You can fly from Gatwick and Heathrow to Narvik via Oslo or Kiruna via Stockholm. Depending on your airline you may need to contact them in advance to clear the carry of of an ABS airbag system. This can be done via their live chat. Norwegian Airlines. Wideroe.
By Train from Stockholm to Riksgränsen
Due to travelling the length of Sweden this train would be an overnight booking. You can find more information on train travel from - www.sj.se/en/home.html
By Train from Narvik to Riksgränsen
You will be required to take a 1.15hr bus from Narvik airport to the local bus station and get a taxi or walk 20 minutes to the local train station. It is then a 45 minute journey to Riksgränsen.
The train station is around 100m from the Riksgränsen hotel.
You can take the No 91 bus from Kiruna Airport. It leaves the airport at 14.15 . Their is also a group transfer available from 2.30pm with Visit Abisko. The nearest bus stop for arrivals and departures is around 100m from the hotel. It is called "vändplan"
Transfer options include:
Local Bus (Approx £15 each way)
ltnbd.se/en/plan-trip - Local Bus Reservation
Local Bus Timetable
Ski Transfer (Approx £40 each way)
A transfer can be booked with www.visitabisko.com. Transfers are added nearer the time of departure, so don't be surprised if you cannot find the transfer available. You'll need to book the transfer option for Kiruna to Riksgransen in April and May. When booking you state that you have a board bag. There is no extra cost. An additional bag is automatically included.
www.sj.se/en/home.html - Train
taxikiruna.se - Taxi
There are only two buses from Riksgränsen to Kiruna per day. 10.35am (arrive 12.40) or 17.50 (arrive 19.50). An additonal bus or taxi will be required from Kiruna bus station to the airport for the 17.50 bus). There is also the option of a train leaving at 11.37am (arrive 14.43) or 15.59 (arrive 19.10).
Accommodation - Landgraaf Snowworld, Witte Wereld 1, 6372 VG Landgraaf, Netherlands
Tel: +31 45 547 0656
Landgraaf SnowWorld is located 3 hours drive from Calais/Dunkirk (approx 3 hours drive). The hotel has large parking facilities if you decide to drive. ou may require the additional purchase of an IDP.
From Maastricht Follow the Heerlen-Maastricht motorway A79 and take the exit N281 direction Heerlen. Take the exit Kerkrade-West and turn right. Hold on to your left and pass three traffic lights. Go right at the roundabout and right again at the next roundabout. Follow the road and you will arrive at SnowWorld.
From Eindhoven / Belgium Take the A76 Aachen / Heerlen (E314) and follow the N281 to Ten Esschen Voerendaal / Heerlen. Take the exit Kerkrade-West and turn right. Hold on to your left and pass three traffic lights. Go right at the roundabout and right again at the next roundabout. Follow the road and you will arrive at SnowWorld.
From Aachen Take the highway to Heerlen and drive cross the border. Follow the signs in the Netherlands Heerlen / Kerkrade. Stay on this road (N281) and take the exit Kerkrade-West and turn right. Hold on to your left and pass three traffic lights. Go right at the roundabout and right again at the next roundabout. Follow the road and you will arrive at SnowWorld.
You can take the train to Heerlen station and take bus 25 to Gracht. Alight at Snowworld. You can reach snowworld on bus 25 (bus from Heerlen). For more information see the website Veolia Transportation.
If you take a train to Landgraaf be prepared to book a transfer or taxi as the station is quiet and they will not have taxi's waiting. If not it's a 40 minute walk to the snow centre.
Snowworld is 100 kilometer radius of five airports. Cologne-Bonn Airport (approx 1 hour drive) from Gatwick and Heathrow. Eindhoven Airport (approx 1.15 hours drive) from Dublin, Stanstead, London City. Liège Airport, Maastricht-Aachen Airport (no UK departures) and Düsseldorf.
Details to arrive soon.