Travel Challenge: Alpine family adventure

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Every week we invite three competing travel companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week-long family adventure in the Alps during the May half-term holiday. Prices are for a family of four, departing on 28 May...

Inghams

£1,096: Kitzbühel, Austria

Includes Monarch flights from Gatwick or Birmingham to Salzburg, transfers and half-board accommodation at the Hotel Strasshofer. "Kitzbühel is a great resort for an active family break, with 750km of bike routes, 1,000km of hiking paths, horse riding, golf, tennis and a sports centre," says Louise Newton of Inghams. "The family-run Hotel Strasshofer is located in the heart of Kitzbühel's medieval centre and includes a weekly farmers' buffet which offers guests local specialities such as dumplings, sausages, sauerkraut and potatoes." (020-8780 4454; inghams.co.uk)

Crystal Summer

£1,420: Mayrhofen, Austria

Includes Thomson flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers and a week's half-board at the four-star Hotel Neuhaus, which has indoor and outdoor pools, plus free bike hire. "There's so much to do here for families," says Prue Traynor of Crystal Summer. "Adventures at the river's edge, on the farm or in the forest, barbecues by a camp fire, horse riding, climbing, canyoning and for the really adventurous, a chance to try out skiing on the nearby glacier." (0871 230 8180; crystalsummer.co.uk)

Neilson

£1,880: Chamonix, France

Includes Swiss flights from Heathrow to Geneva, transfers and a week's self-catering in an apartment at Les Balcons du Savoy. "Chamonix is a bustling resort in summer, with plenty of family friendly activities, such as the fantastic children's adventure park, summer toboggan run and pony trekking. Multi-activity packs can also be pre-booked with Neilson," says Sonia Turner, of Neilson (0845 070 3460; neilson.co.uk).

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