The Austrian Alps in summer remain great value. Here's testimony from the Hotel Gotthard in the smart resort of Lech (see myreview). It's offering a five night special deal, bookable until September 4, from €333 per person. That's €74 per couple less than usual. It includes an excellent buffet breakfast, the loan of a backpack and poles, guided hiking and use of the hotel spa. The only condition is that you have to arrive on a Sunday. At the current exchange rate the deal works out at approximately £480 per couple.