Antarctic Explorer

Just a belated thank you to World Expeditions for the wonderful trip to the Antarctic my sister and I joined last December. From the first day, it was agreed that 1 day on a plane and 2 1/2 days on a ship was a small price to pay to have the chance to enjoy such an amazing experience. The ship was comfortable and crewed by an excellent staff; the size of the vessel was perfect to allow maximum opportunity for the four dozen or so passengers to enjoy the experience (contrasted to many of the other vessels we saw in port in Ushuaia).
Furthermore, the guides provided were professional, knowledgeable and friendly, adding to the great atmosphere of the journey. Our fellow travellers were an outgoing and welcoming bunch too, which made for a wonderful time. I wholeheartedly commend World Expeditions to anyone as a first rate provider of adventure travel - I can't wait for my next opportunity to try another experience (perhaps Kenya at a quiet moment). My sincere thanks to the team.

Andrew Hunter | Norwood, SA
 
 

Austrian Lakes Hike & Bike

From the enchanting alpine lakes of the Salzkammergut, along quiet cycle paths and mountain trails, this multi activity adventure delves into the stunning landscapes to ensure a full appreciation of the Austrian Lakes district. Cycle through pastures and alongside magnificent mountain ringed lakes to the World Heritage town of Hallstatt, the 'Sound of Music' town of Mondsee and the old Kaiser town of Bad Ischl. Explore old castles and ancient salt mines, hike forest trails to view striking glaciers and soak up the warm hospitality of carefully handpicked mountain hotels and guesthouses.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Lake Wolfgangsee
DAY 2 Walk to Lake Schwarzensee (4-5hrs)
DAY 3 Cycle via Mondsee to Lake Attersee (40-55km)
DAY 4 Cycle to Bad Ischl (45km (with train) or 65km)
DAY 5 Follow the brine pipeline and cross high pastures to Altaussee, bus to Bad Aussee (5-6hrs)
DAY 6 Cycle to Hallstatt (30-42km)
DAY 7 Walk along alpine trails on the flanks of Mt Krippenstein (3-8hrs)
DAY 8 Ferry to Hallstatt, cycle to Lake Wolfgangsee (35-45km)
DAY 9 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

We had an absolutely fabulous trip. Well organised , bikes in excellent condition.
Scenery was outstanding with lots alternative options for people.
Although a few of the guesthouses were fine overall the trip was great.
We found the Halsett Hotel way refreshing being a non smoking hotel.
Thanks!

K Kane Collingwood, VIC

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Trip Code: ALH
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Cycling Inn to Inn Walking
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Next Trip:  Daily from 9 May to 19 Oct
price: £830.00 GBP

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