B&B - 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 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
Please check the cost of train travel from Munich. It can be up to €80. You can buy your tickets within the central shopping area, to the right outside the terminal. You should then 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.
By Train from Mayrhofen to Innsbruck Airport
The first train from Mayrhofen Bahnhof is around 5.46am. 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Self Catering - Lapland resorts - 981 94 Riksgränsen, Sweden - Tel +46 (0) 980 641 00
There are 2 local airports. Narvik (85km) in Norway or Kiruna (140km) in Sweden. We typically choose Kiruna as connecting flights to Narvik as they 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 thier 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 45minute journey to Riksgränsen.
You can take the No 91 bus from Kiruna Airport. It leaves the airport at 14.15 so be prepared to rush for the bus. The plan with the camp is to organise a group transfer for 2.30pm.
Transfer options include:
www.visitabisko.com - You can book directly via: https://www.visitabisko.com/booking/transfer-kiruna-riksgransen-katterjokk-april-may/ - As shown you'll need to book the transfer option for Kiruna to Riksgransen in April and May. When booking you tate that you have a board bag. There is no extra cost. An additional bag is automatically included. The cost is approx £40 each way.
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).