WINNIPEG, Manitoba--Randonnee Tours launched a self-guided winter
walking tour of Austria, available for 1998-99.
The program is centered in the town of Seefeld, which is part of
the Tirol region.
One of Randonnee's new, self-guided cross-country ski packages
is also based in the same town. It gives couples and friends who
enjoy two different sports the freedom of a self-guided vacation.
In addition, travelers can combine walking programs in Austria with
those offered by Randonnee in warmer climates, such as the French
Cote d' Azur. Seefeld is a snow sports center, having hosted two
Additionally, the town and its surrounding region offer a
multitude of activities with which walkers can vary their days: ice
skating, sleigh rides, tobogganing, cross-country and downhill
skiing. It possesses the traditional Austrian array of eateries and
shops, while the larger cities of Innsbruck and Salzburg are close
enough for a day trip.
The winter packages feature the same sort of inclusions that are
offered in Randonnee's existing self-guided walking and cycling
tours: Guests receive a choice of accommodations ranging from
bed-and-breakfasts to classic inns and luxury properties;
breakfasts daily, and a detailed trip dossier with maps, suggested
itineraries, recommendations for dining and tips on local lore.
Clients can begin their trip, which can be as short as three
nights or as long as seven nights, on any day of the week. Prices
start at $460 for three nights.
Munich Airport is the closest transatlantic gateway, with train
service also available from Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck.
Randonnee Tours' new winter product line also features self-guided
cross-country skiing holidays in Austria and France.
Three existing programs are also available during the winter
months: another center-based walking tour of France's Cote d'Azur
and cycling in England's Cotswolds and Dorset regions. A bike tour
that starts and ends in Carcassone, France, features stays in
locally owned two- and three-star hotels with private facilities as
well as two dinners and daily breakfasts.
The tour calls for six days of cycling, with a daily distance of
25 to 32 miles over moderately hilly to hallenging terrain.
Features of the operator's outdoor vacations by bike are maps and
detailed route descriptions; suggestions on where to eat and side
trips; luggage transfer point-to-point; emergency support 24 hours
daily, and the use of a 21-speed hybrid bike with pannier, pump and
flat-fixing kit, water bottle and helmet.
Phone: (800) 465-6488 or (204) 475-6949
Fax: (204) 474-1888
E-mail: [email protected]