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  • 8

    Winter Walking Trins

    A variety of walks in chocolate box scenery . Can be hard if lots of freshly fallen snow on un-prepared tracks

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hard to say , each walk presented its own challenge , either in soft freshly fallen snow , packed ice or incline of hills.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Helpful and attentive with non German speakers.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Definitely take some micro spikes or similar ( Yaktrax, Kahoola Micro spikes ) , Some areas were compacted sheet ice and spikes helped enormously . Take opportunity to book with hotel reception a massage in on site Wellness centre, very welcome after a days walking. Masseur lives in village so needs a bit of advance notice. Trins is silent in evenings , do not go expecting any "apres ski" or alternative activities that you may find in a ski resort .

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Supermarket in Trins ( only supermarket ) has closed so nothing in immediate local for any emergency purchase like toothpaste etc. Final travel day is a bit of a lost day . Flights at tea time , out of rooms by 10.00 so unable to do anything that would require " freshening up " before airport. Possible to go into Innsbruck and then on to airport with luggage following in mini bus later in afternoon . Following establishments few minutes walk up the road from hotel and both comfortable and welcoming :Cafe Max ( pizza/burger / restaurant ) serves very good food , Hotel Zita ( coffee/ drinks) .

  • 10

    Trins - Winter Walking

    A lovely area of Austria in the Tyrol, with typical Austrian chalet style accommodation. Although the snow was not as good as it could have been - it has been quite scarce this winter - we still managed to find it at higher altitude. The walks went through beautiful countryside and the restaurants chosen for our lunchtimes produced high quality food, although the portions were quite large.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking through pristine snow, seeing the wildlife tracks and seeing the spectacular scenery of snow-capped mountains while walking through snow-covered woods. It was great to have a talk by two members of the local mountain rescue who do an exceptional job.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob - we were all "mit Bob" - he was an enthusiastic leader with great knowledge and is well known in the area.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take slippers or slip on shoes for the hotel. Take sleeveless tops for the hotel as it can get really warm in the evenings inside. Check your bar bills carefully. Make the most of your free day - there is plenty of time to explore Innsbruck if you are on the group flight on the last day. It's possible to make it to Italy on the train on your free day, so if you do go to Stirzing make sure you visit both parts of the town - the really old bit and the museum and church (opposite direction over the bridge). If you get back and have an hour to wait for the bus back to the hotel, then walk as it was quicker for us!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Have a wonderful time - we did.

  • 10

    the best winter walking so far for me.

    Winter walking in Trins was a joy, and this was certainly the best of this type of holiday in my experience. It offered far more walking each day than other winter holidays I've been on. There was enough snow, so our boot chains were needed and the scenery was glorious. Each day was a different experience, and included a visit to a monastery, and some cheese and liqueur tasting on a local farm. Every day we stopped somewhere pleasant for lunch. The hotel was good, and the food excellent. Had the snow been poorer I guess we would have still been able to walk, minus chains. Trins is a very quiet place, and not a destination to choose if a wild night life is required.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walk from the monastery.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader was good company and incredibly solicitous; he was always on hand to sort out any problems. We were lucky to have another 'leader' with us who although he was on holiday himself, nevertheless lent a hand.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    expect to walk every day for at least 5 hours, some of which is uphill. The panorama in Innsbruck is worth visiting.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    The snow was worth waiting for

    A good week walking in the snow covered valleys and mountains around Trins. All organised like clockwork. The snow was slow to arrive, but when it did, the scenery was beautiful and the walking excellent

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Taking time to have a quiet moment and admire the beautiful mountain scenery. Enjoying the company of like minded people and having a really good laugh.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was very knowledgeable and organised and ensured all transport arrived with perfect timing.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take walking poles and ice grips for your boots. They were essential in the sometimes very icy conditions.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    We had our last day in Innsbruck, from there it is possible to walk to the airport along the river

  • 8

    A really nice Christmas trip

    I was a bit cautious about spending Christmas away from home but this was the most Christmassy holiday ever! The Tyrol scenery could go on any Christmas card and then there's endless hot chocolate, mulled wine, people in local dress, and beautiful wooden chalets. The food was traditional, very well made, and arrived in large quantities! Several people in the group asked Bob, our leader, about living in Austria!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    1. The astonishing mountain views, clear air, and the amazingly strong sunshine. 2. Getting involved in the local Christmas celebrations including a candle lit precession and carol service with mulled wine and cake around a brazier afterwards. 3. The beautiful church interiors. 4. Going up to the top of the Innsbruck Nordkette and looking over the mountains and city. 5. The local women's choir singing very beatifully in the hotel restaurant. 6. Being given a large chocolate birthday cake and glass of sparkling! 7. Visiting a working farm and buying the locally produced meats, cheeses, and liquors.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was very well organised, very patient, and very knowledgable. He also had a very good relationship with the local people and with all the restaurants and cafes that we stopped at. He really couldn't have done any more!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    1. I had some issues with my flights (I flew from Gatwick when I could have flown from Bristol, my home town). Another person in the group was given a flight that left eight hours before anyone else's. The advice from seasoned Exodus travellers was to research the flights yourself before accepting those offered. 2. Do buy Yak Traks or similar grips before the holiday. Even the grass had sheet ice underneath it is some places! 3. The hotel is very warm so take something light for the evenings. 4. The standard Exodus flights arrive around 17:00 or later. Book an earlier flight and explore Innsbruck (you may be able to leave you bag at the train station) or use public transport to get to the hotel, explore Trins, and have lunch there.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Spectacular scenery by day and a warm homely hotel with great food and company by night. Recommended!

  • 10

    Winter Walking:Trins

    A fantastic holiday walking through perfect Christmas card scenes hearing just the scrunch of snow under boots and soft chatter. A great variety of walks with a lovely group of people and excellent leader

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Looking over a pristine, newly blanketed valley in bright sunlight Tobogganing down the hill- all of us had so much fun The walk on the last day when the snow was quite deep but the group made it to the peak- and the view was stunning!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was great, friendly, very accommodating (he helped us arrange our free day) and extremely knowledgeable about the local area

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do get your Yaktrax- they were invaluable. Take layers- a day can be cold or chilly when walking in the trees while in the sun it can be warm.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    Winter walking Trins

    Having thoroughly enjoyed a summer walking week in Trins, we were keen to visit this wonderful area in winter. We were not disappointed, the holiday exceeded all our expectations.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The sun, snow and scenery were amazing. Walking mostly on prepared trails was relatively easy and gave us every opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views. Lunches were taken in a variety of eateries giving a chance to warm up and sample local food.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Chris Burke is an excellent leader and inspires confidence. As this was our 20th Exodus holiday we appreciate how much the enjoyment of a holiday is enhanced by a good leader.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The hotel is warm, comfortable and welcoming with superb food. We so enjoyed the holiday that we feel it is a pity there are not more opportunities for winter walking with Exodus.

  • 10

    Fun in the sun and snow

    Exodus were even thoughtful enough to lay on a fresh sprinkling of snow for our arrival. A swift half hour transfer up to the Wienerhof Hotel in Trins for a warm welcome and delicious meal. The trend of this friendly hospitality and wide selection of evening meals continued for our week in great company. Rooms were warm and comfortable many offering superb views over the surrounding snow covered peaks. Conditions for walking on the first couple of days proved somewhat testing at times with continued fresh snow falling and on a couple of occasions blizzard scenes but our YakTrax soon became our new supportive friends! The following days became a true picture postcard winter spectacular - pristine conditions, crisp white snow against a true blue sky along with warm sunshine.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    We arrived in Trins in darkness, but that following morning when we drew back the curtains and went on to our small balcony - the view was stunning. A blanket of snow accentuating the traditional shape of the Austrian Chalets dotted on the surrounding mountainside.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Chris is a top guy! Always caring, never rushing around and taking everything in his stride. He took us on well prepared snow trails along valleys following icy rivers, up and down mountain tracks to find hidden lakes and tiny chapels and churches. Mid morning, where feasible, coffee stops were made in welcoming and warm hostelries - well, more like "Hot Schoklade mit Rhum" to be truthful. Lunch stops were arranged in traditional stubels were we enjoyed local fayre including Goulash Soup and other unpronounceable delights - but Chris being the experienced leader that he is saw us through.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It's really all been said in previous reviews - so just go for it and enjoy the fun.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A must for the free day - get on the bus down to Steinach, get on that ski-lift up the mountain and enter a world full of colour and movement, watch varying degrees of skiing expertise for all ages and just listen to the variety of languages and laughter THEN rent a toboggon and hurtle yourself down that 5km run. You'll get covered in snow, you may even fall off, you'll laugh - but what an adrenaline rush. After that, head for the village for a pizza and a well deserved beer, and no doubt, exaggerate the speed you actually came down at! Life doesn't get much better than being on an Exodus Holiday - such fun!

  • 8

    walking in a winter wonderland

    Quiet valleys where the snow lies deep but the track has been cut and prepared for walking; blue skies of a colour so strong it takes the breath away; the crisp crunch of ice beneath your feet which are safely secured by the yaktraks; towering peaks with rugged crags; and time to feel awe-inspired at the wonders of nature. Not poetic fantasy - reality!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    standing in a snow covered valley looking at the towering peaks above and the almost navy blue sky beyond

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Chris provided a quiet reassuring presence when the going was tough and was always encouraging

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    make sure you have the fitness and stamina required -the pace may be gentle but the slopes are steep and older travellers like myself may need an extra few minutes to complete them

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    being the back marker of the group does not necessarily mean that you are holding everyone else up - a chance to stop and admire the views is always very welcome

  • 10

    Fantastic walking trip

    My husband and I did this trip over Christmas, and it was wonderful from start to finish. Whilst not new to walking, this was our first time walking consecutive days and for this we found the trip ideal. The grade and duration of the walks was spot on (about 10 miles a day) but you are in the mountains, so be prepared for some ascents and descents. The hotel was very comfortable, and the food fantastic and extremely abundant. Everywhere we went the people were friendly and welcoming, whilst the entire area is very un-touristy, so you get a real feel for how genuine everything is.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking to the lake was the best. We started going up a hill, through a snowy forest, and came out at a beautiful frozen lake with a church. We were the only people there, and it couldn't have been more perfect.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was wonderful. He knows everyone, and everyone knows Bob. He selected a perfect walk each day depending on conditions, and was always subtly watching to make sure we were ok. He has a great mix of laughing along with the group, whilst taking care of us all at the same time. This trip would not have been the same without him.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    SPIKEYS !! Cannot stress enough how important boot grippers (or spikeys) are. We had a mixture of snow and ice during our trip, and we wouldn't have done half the walks without the spikes. We had the YakTrax XTR which might seem a bit over the top, but as someone who totters across the car park, I was happily striding down icy hillsides without a care with my spikeys on. Also, the hotel and rooms are kept nice and warm, so I would take some lighter clothing for the evenings.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Already working on our walking technique to be able to come back and do the same trip in summer and see the wildflower meadows.

  • 10

    Memorable Christmas holiday

    A great week of walking with a fun group of people and a very knowledgeable and patient leader in a beautiful location. Hotel was comfortable, food was great and staff were friendly. Sauna/relaxation area was very enjoyable after a day of walking! Don't forget to take your shoe grips, and walking poles are also very helpful.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walk/fun in the snow with some other members of the group on Christmas night! Wonderful 7 course meal on Christmas Eve and walking through falling snow up to 1878 metres on the final day.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob seems to have become a well-known and respected part of the local Austrian community! He tirelessly shared his experience and knowledge of the local area with us. He has a great sense of humour which he uses with sensitivity. He was constantly looking out for each member of the group, keeping us safe...there was no chance of getting lost even if we'd wanted to!! A great guy who worked hard to make our holiday enjoyable.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Definitely take shoe grips. Walking poles are also useful. The hotel is very warm so take suitable clothing for relaxing in. Make the best of whatever the weather is. We had a mix but it was still a wonderful holiday.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thanks to all at Exodus, and especially Bob for making this a very enjoyable and memorable holiday.

  • 10

    WINTER WALKING: TRINS

    A fantastic week of walking in winter landscapes surrounded by snowy Alpine peaks.  Home for the week is the Hotel Wienerhof, an authentic Tyrolean establishment with welcoming demeanour, friendly staff and great food.  The walks are varied and well-planned, the leaders are excellent and there is a free day to do your own walking or whatever else you fancy.  This was the first winter holiday I have ever taken, and I was not disappointed.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Too many to remember them all.  However, I thought the day's walking in Schmirntal was magical, especially as the sun started to break through the cloud and light up the peaks one by one. 

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Chris was extremely well organised, thoroughly professional and very sociable, with a dry, laconic sense of humour.  Every evening he provided an extensive briefing for the following day's activities, and went out of his way throughout to make sure everyone was "on board".    

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you take a pair of snow grips for your walking boots - Yaktrax are ideal.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    It would be great if Exodus would offer more holidays of this type, either in the Alps or in other winter environments. 

  • 10

    WINTER WALKING: TRINS

    It was so refreshing to find a winter-walking holiday in the snow! We are not all looking for warm winter-sun.The trip was well organized and the group leaders most charming and helpful, even on the "free day".The staff in the hotel were most accomodating and friendly.  

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    After only a few hours, the group of walkers seemed to gel. The atmosphere was supportive and friendly. It's a great way to meet a variety of pleasant and interesting new companions. The toboganning and ski-lifts were great fun too. 

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Outstanding!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The hotel, restaurants and public transport are all very well heated, so wear layers. I wish I had taken some thinner skirts or dresses to wear for the evening meal.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A good value holiday! One week hardly seemed long enough. 

  • 10

    WINTER WALKING: TRINS

    If you like walking you will love snow walking. If you're really lucky you can revisit the delights of tobogganing too. Joy. Trins has it all; spectacular Alpine scenery, cosy hotel, good food (with all dietary requests catered for) transport laid on so you can get the best out of the area's winter walking routes, lunch in mountain restaurants, day off escapes to Italy and Innsbruck, and last but not least, a couple of entertaining guides thrown in!  Snow walking, for the uninitiated, is walking, in snow, largely on prepared tracks, without any clobber or special equipment. Brilliant. Your muddy waking boots will return home like new.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take two walking poles and a pair of Yaktracks.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    WINTER WALKING: TRINS

    Stunning winter walking in Trins. A winter wonderland in which each day brought another awesome perspective of the mountains. Our wonderful guide Chris was knowledgable, informative and sensitive. No hesitation in recommending this to all who are interested in leisurely walks with plenty of time to drink in the awe inspiring scenery

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The mountains were awe inspiring

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Chris was knowledgible, informative and sensitive. Nothing was too much trouble and he inspired complete confidence.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This is moderate walking in snow at its very best. Some fitness definately required and Yaktrax a must.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Hotel, food all of a good standard.

  • 10

    WINTER WALKING: TRINS

    a well planned trip, incorporating everything associated with a skiing holliday, but without the skiing!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walks through the forrested trails.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was so well organised, well informed and cheerful throughout. Nothing was too much for him to deal with. I am particularly thankful for the sympathetic way he dealt with my bouts of asthma when tackling uphill sections, most kind and understanding.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Walking poles and ice grippers!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    WINTER WALKING: TRINS

    This was my first solo trip and it turned out to be one of my best holidays! The walks were fantastically organised and were set at a leisurely to moderate level. The views were amazing though the best was saved for the last day at the top of the summit! Our trip leader was excellent. The hotel had a homely feel to it and the evening meals were great. The group was great and we often had lots to laugh about! The sunny weather also helped to make this holiday great.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Although there were plenty of amazing walks and scenery, the tricky but fun climb upto the summit of the mountain on the final day with breathtaking views were the best moments.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader, Bob, was excellent. He was very welcoming, organsied, had lots of patience, sociable and great knowledge of the local area. All this made the trip really enjoyable and run smoothly.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take your walking poles and grippers. No need to take any extra food with you as there is plenty to eat in the evenings!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thanks to Bob for being a great leader and to all the members of the group for making it a fun week.

  • 10

    WINTER WALKING: TRINS

    A really enjoyable trip, which exceeded my expectations. Beautiful walks and scenery, comfortable hotel and good food, and an excellent trip leader.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Each walk provided us with stunning scenery, but the views on the final day's walk were the best of the week.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader, Bob, was fantastic! Highly organised, good company, patient and knowledgable on the local area. Thanks again!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Book the trip! Take layers of clothes - you can be in all your kit first thing in the morning, and down to a single layer by the afternoon. Take ice grips, as suggested in the trip notes.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    WINTER WALKING: TRINS

    Well organised trip in beautiful area with a great group!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walks take in some amazing views. The paths are all well prepared and so generally you can walk in just your boots but having the grippers for our shoes helped when it got a bit icy. Bob, our leader, was great - he knew all the best cafes and seemed to know everyone in the valley - he was incredibly organised so that the whole holiday ran very smoothly and was therefore very relaxing. Our group was good fun - some couples and some solo departures but we all got on really well and had a great laugh! We all found out that adults really can go toboganning !! 

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was excellant - very helpful and organised - he went out of his way to make the holiday run smoothly and made sure we all knew our options and travel arrangements - could not have been better.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Definitely get some grippers for your boots as they come in handy and poles are useful as well.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The walking on this was relatively easy but you still got good views and went to some lovely places - recommended for all ages and abilities. 

  • 10

    WINTER WALKING: TRINS

    This was my first group holiday and first with Exodus. There were 10 single people and 2 couples of which i was one. Loved having all the differn't people to dhat to . It was good, easy, natural conversation. The walking was a good pace with plenty of stops for gluhwein or hot choc as well as lunch. An extremly enjoyable holiday from start to finish.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    My first taste of cross country skiing/ falling over with a snow blizard, the best day for me (supposed to be having the day off taking it easy) Christmas Eve evening around the village by candlelight with lots of gluhwein, great atmosphere. Hard to pick anything in particular it was all so fantastic, breathtaking scenery. 

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was a wealth of knowledge ( most of which i wasn't listening to as much too busy playing in the snow)Interpreter of menus, and when Bob say's the bus will be here at 9.21, it will be there at 9.21!. He also kindly took us cross country skiing on his day off.Bob was our sheep dog and we were his sheep.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take something lightweight for the evenings it was very very hot in the hotel (coming from somone who feels the cold). The yak traks proved to be the best type of foot grip available. You will need something , as some areas vey slippery. The shop was nearly always shut, you need to look at opening times ! Little man in ski shop doesn't speak much english, if you want a toboggan it is called a rodal .  

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Book it you won't regret it .

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