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Alpine Pearls: Climate-friendly holidays in the mountains

Environmentally friendly travel with Alpine Pearls

The Alpine Pearls network represents 19 environmentally friendly holiday destinations in the Alps. Guests can enjoy sophisticated, environmentally friendly mobility solutions. The diverse services of these holiday resorts – the “Pearls of the Alps” – guarantee a climate-friendly trip. Guests can concentrate on the essentials: a relaxing holiday in the Alps with sporting activity, action, culinary delights and relaxation. In addition, every guest makes an important contribution to climate protection and the preservation of an intact environment.

The journey is decisive

Travelling on holiday by car causes on average 15 times higher CO2 emissions compared to travelling by train. Only the plane can top this negative balance. The holiday resorts “Pearls of the Alps” are all easily accessible by bus and train. Transfer services to the hotel are a matter of course. A car-free holiday in the Alps is comfortable, safe and easy on the nerves at the same time. Soft mobile travel makes an important contribution to climate protection – and every holiday guest can contribute directly to this.

The holiday resorts “Pearls of the Alps”

All “Pearls of the Alps” have committed themselves to sustainable and climate-friendly tourism as exemplary holiday destinations. They offer holiday experiences with tailor-made mobility such as shuttle services, on-demand buses, horse-drawn carriages, e-bike rental, well-maintained hiking and cycling trails, guided tours, excursions, and much more. In any case, holidays without a car can be so easy!

The “Pearls of the Alps” extend over the entire Alpine arc, from Italy including South Tyrol, Germany, Austria to Slovenia. Austria is prominently represented with Weissensee and Mallnitz in Carinthia, Hinterstoder in Upper Austria and Werfenweng in Salzburger Land.

Fit for the “last mile”

The so-called last mile – the distance from the train station to the hotel – is closed in the “Pearls of the Alps” by bus, on-demand taxi or individual transfer service, sometimes free of charge. All “Pearls of the Alps” offer 100% reliable pick-up services.

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Our hosts pamper the car-free guest

The Alpine Pearls hosts , who specialise in car-free guests – certified accommodation providers in the “Pearls of the Alps” – support their guests with valuable tips on how to get there and all the activities on site. Even before you start your trip, you can get valuable suggestions for an unforgettable and environmentally friendly holiday. The transfer from the train station to the accommodation will be organized. Once you arrive at the hotel, the pampering programme starts with activity offers, a relaxation programme and, of course, the enjoyment of the large selection of regional culinary delicacies.

The best offers in Austria – it starts in summer!

In all the “Pearls of the Alps”, guests enjoy walking, hiking, mountaineering, climbing, cycling and mountain biking, e-bike rental, paragliding and much more. The Austrian members of Alpine Pearls invite:

Picture: TVB Werfenweng &Schartner.jpg

With the “Werfenweng Card” bonus card, Werfenweng in Salzburger Land offers what is probably the most comprehensive soft-mobile experience with the most beautiful Alpine panorama: e-cars and e-bikes, many great vehicles for young and old guests, guided hikes, admission to the bathing lake, excursions – everything is possible with the Werfenweng Card. Arrival via Bischofshofen or Werfen train station, pick-up service with the W3 shuttle (free of charge for guests staying in an “Alpine Pearls partner business” and arriving by public transport) and brought directly to the accommodation. Werfenweng offers unforgettable and environmentally friendly holiday moments with a breathtaking mountain panorama in summer and winter.

>> www.werfenweng.eu

Image: Municipality of HInterstoder

Hinterstoder in Upper Austria can be reached quickly by train via Linz. The regional bus transports guests directly to the Stodertal, the hiking taxi takes guests to the hiking paradise of Pyhrn-Priel. Other offers: Hinterstoder circular hiking world, carriage rides, mountain biking, holiday inspiration at the hinterstoder.lounge hiking service centre. As a modern, award-winning museum, the Alpineum vividly tells the story of the Stoder Valley.

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Image: Franz Gerdl

Mallnitz in Carinthia is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park and is easily accessible by train. The IC train station is served by international express trains every 2 hours, the station shuttle takes guests directly to the accommodation (free of charge for guests staying in an “Alpine Pearls partner company”). Mobility on site is provided, for example, by the hiking bus – which will be replaced by an electrified model in May as a test – and an e-car or e-bike rental service. Mallnitz is ideal for hiking, mountain tours and cycling. But winter sports enthusiasts also get their money’s worth with 29 different ski tours with over 30,000m of ascent. Special highlights are the wilderness tour accompanied by a national park ranger and the llama hike.

>> www.mallnitz.at

Image: Weissense Tourismus

Weissensee in Carinthia is easily accessible by train: via Greifenburg with the train station shuttle (reservation required the day before). The picturesque Lake Weissensee is a natural paradise and scores with drinking water quality. The nature park bus is an excellent way to explore the area. A place where innovation and tradition combine to give its visitors unique experiences. Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you can recharge your batteries here with local products and sunshine. Some highlights are the 13 mountain bike trails, Austria’s first e-hybrid passenger ship and the magical moments pleasure tour incl. Raft trip. A paradise for mountain bikers, epicureans and water rats!

>> www.weissensee.com

The beauty is so close…

The “Pearls of the Alps” can be found throughout the Alpine region, so the following applies to holiday-hungry guests: the next pearl is not far away. Gentle mobility combined with culinary delights, crystal-clear lakes and breathtaking mountain panoramas as far as the eye can see. Enjoy a car-free holiday in the mountains in summer 2022 – because the beauty is so close!

Let’s go – discover soft-mobile travel tips for your summer holiday!

Alpine Pearls / 5453 Werfenweng / Austria