- 5 days cross-country skiing
- Cover undulating terrain with UK leader(s)
- Enter full or half marathon
Flight inclusive price from the UK includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck; airport transfers (for UK group flight only)
7 nights at Hotel Crusch Alba Swiss Lodge
All breakfasts and 7 dinners
5 days instruction/guiding
Local transport costs (as per itinerary)
Race entry (if booked by 16 December, supplement payable thereafter)
Tour leader throughout
What's not included:
Cross-country ski hire, available locally approx. CHF140 per week
HOTEL CRUSCH ALBA SWISS LODGE 3*
Ideally located near to the train station but also more importantly near to the end of the race course, the hotel offers a comfortable base for the week. All rooms have en suite facilities with a TV and telephone with Wi-Fi access available in most communal areas. Food served is of a very high standard with an exceptional continental buffet offered each morning, and delicious 4-course meals served every night.
All breakfasts and 7 evening meals included.
Cross-country skiing or Nordic Skiing is becoming one of the most popular winter sports. Using longer, thinner and lighter skis than downhill with bindings that let you lift your heel, we explore the winter landscapes away from the confines of the alpine pistes. Most cross-country skiing is undertaken on prepared tracks (loipe) and exhilarating days are spent skiing quickly over flat ground and up and down hills.
Normal group size and age
Normally 5 to 18, plus local leader(s). Minimum age 18.
An annual event with over 13,000 participants the Engadine marathon is not to be missed! If you would like to take place it is important that you book your place as early as possible. This event takes place on the 09th March 2014 - entry prices are included for those who book before the 16th December*. After this date a supplement will be applicable. If you would rather not race, or would prefer entry to the half marathon please let our sales team know at the time of booking. Further information can be found on the relevant trip notes.
*Race entry place subject to availability.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Cross-country skiing: will involve intensive instruction, and our groups are carefully graded to ensure participants have similar levels of experience.
Cross-country ski grades: 1 Beginners | 2 Intermediates (suitable for confident beginners) | 2+ Intermediates (not suitable for beginners) | 3 Advanced | 4 Strenuous | and for Cross-country Skating levels: 1 Beginners | 2 Intermediates - For full explanations of Cross-Country Grading and Levels please see below or check here to view the full Winter Grades page.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.
Grade 2+Intermediates (unsuitable for beginners). On these holidays we will be skiing on some steeper terrain. Suitable for clients who have done a couple of weeks with us, have developed their snowplough and can cope fairly confidently with undulating tracks. Also suitable for those wishing to progress onto a skating week.
Level 2 Intermediates Covering more challenging terrain, this level is for those who have already mastered the basics of the skating style and wish to improve their skating technique. Terrain covered will be slightly more challenging and you should expect to cover 15-20km per day. You will be taught techniques to help you increase your speed, perfect for those wishing to take on the challenge of a ski race.