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Lake Walking in the
Austrian`s Salzkammergut

Hiking Tour

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

White Horse Inn, Imperial summer residence and UNESCO Heritage.
" No more beautiful country in this time.." an old folk song claims and this quote truly applies to the Austrian Salzkammergut. Mountains, lakes and picturesque places belong to one of the most beautiful treasures of the world. This uniqueness has been recognized by UNESCO and the region Hallstatt has been declared UNESCO Heritage of nature and culture.

Route features

This tour combines pleasant walking with culture and points of interest. Very good walking trails. Well suited for families with children.

 

Lake Walking in the Salzkammergut

 
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Individual journey to Abersee/Wolfgangsee

Day 2: Round trip St. Wolfgang & St. Gilgen
Take the boat to St. Wolfgang. On your walk along a walking trail to Falkenstein rock wall you enjoy beautiful views of the lake. An idyllic path along the lake takes you into Mozart village St. Gilgen. Return by boat. Walking time: approx. 3.5 hrs.

Day 3: Abersee/Wolfgangsee – Bad Ischl 
From St. Wolfgang on Saddle walk to lake Schwarzensee. Here the lake cabin of Lore is worth a stop for the delicious home made snacks. Via Wirer gorge into the valley and around Bürglstein to the lake promenade of Strobl. By coach into the ancient Imperial summer residence Bad Ischl. Walking time: approx. 4.5 hrs.

Day 4: Rest day in Bad Ischl
Use the free time to explore the many points of interest in Bad Ischl. “Kaiservilla” Emperor Franz Josef’s summer residence, Café Zauner with famous delicacies, the thermal spa, there is a wide choice of things to do.

Day 5: Bad Ischl - Bad Goisern
Salt always has been an important source of income in Salzkammergut. The oldest brine pipeline of the world leads from Hallstatt’s salt mine to the salt works in Bad Ischl. Walk along the promenade into Kaltenbachau, a site of Imperial pleasures as horse races, picnics and rendezvous. On brine pipeline trail to Bad Goisern, the gateway to UNESCO heritage Hallstatt. Walking time: approx. 3.5 hrs.

Day 6: Round trip Hallstatt
Continue on brine pipeline trail to the salt mountain in Hallstatt (salt mine dates back to Celtic times). Here you enjoy a scenic view of the lake and Dachstein massif. Plan a visit of the salt mine, enjoy the views from the top of Rudolf’s tower and visit the excavation sites. A boat carries you across the lake back to Bad Goisern. Walking time: approx. 4.5 hrs.

Day 7: Bad Goisern - Abersee/Wolfgangsee
By train to Bad Ischl. Take Empress Elisabeth-Walk to tiny lake Nussensee then along river Ischl back to lake Wolfgangsee. Through nature reserve Blinklingmoos along the lake to Abersee. Walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs.

Day 8: Individual journey home or extra days
 

Price Includes

  • 7 overnights incl. breakfast
  • Half board: min 3-course menu
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise fare Wolfgangsee,
  • Ferry fare Wolfgangsee, Hallstättersee
  • Bus fare Strobl – Bad Ischl
  • Valley cable car fare Salzbergbahn Hallstatt
  • Train fare Hallstatt – Bad Goisern, Bad Goisern – Bad Ischl
  • Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card (reductions for cable cars, thermal bath Bad Ischl, salt mine Hallstatt, Boat rides etc.)
  • Detailed route instructions
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • 1x Hiking-Backpack per room
  • Service-Hotline

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Dates and Pricing

Salzkammergut Trail - self-guided tours
Price from:
Twin Single
     
     
     
Half-board supplement    
Transfers from/to airport/station Salzburg available upon request
Guided group tours also available - Saturdays


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