Accommodation in Salzkammergut
Walking in Salzkammergut area
This walking holiday includes easy to medium walks around lakes and up to view points. The walks are around 4-6 hours each day with some climbs of 300 meters, a lovely first-time tour in low-level mountain scenery. You will see the emperor city of Bad Ischl and the Unesco World Heritage Side of Hallstatt with the oldest salt mine. You will get a tour book with maps and pictures included of all intersections along the trail. Leaflets will give you ideas about sights in the region.
Day 1: Individual arrival at Abersee/Wolfgangsee
Day 2 – St. Wolfgang – St. Gilgen – Return by boat
Start the day with an exhilarating high walk to the Falkenstein Wall, which overlooks the scenic lake. The idyllic Fürberg Walk along the lake leads you to the Mozart village of St. Gilgen. From there, enjoy a return boat ride with picture perfect views.
- Distance: 10.5 km, Walking hour: 4 hours, Up to 354m, Down 354m (back to lake level)
Day 3: Abersee – Lake Schwarzensee –Strobl – Bad Ischl
Your path today begins long the Sattel (saddle) Walk to Lake Schwarzensee, where Madame Lore of the lake hut waits to treat you with tasty specialties. The trail continues down into the valley by a rugged gorge. Keep walking to the Bürglstein, leading to the lake promenade in Strobl. From there, take a local bus to the Emperor’s town of Bad Ischl.
- Distance: 11.8 or 15.5 km, Walking hour: 5.5 hours, Up to 395m, Down 395 m
Day 4: Resting day in Bad Ischl. Take a break from extensive walking to explore Bad Ischl
Visit the Emperor’s villa, ride a cable car or relax in the spa. Check out Café Zauner if you are looking for delicious Austrian treats. The Hotel Austria is where Emperor Franz Josef and Elisabeth of Bavaria got engaged.
Day 5: Brine-Pipeline walk Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern
Salt has always played an important part in the culture of Salzkammergut. You’ll learn about the importance of salt to this area as you walk the promenade along the Ischl River. The Brine-Pipeline leads to the world cultural heritage city of Bad Goisern, where you’ll spend the night.
- Distance: 105 km, Walking hour: 4 hours, Up 260 m, Down 180 m
Day 6: Lakeside trail Bad Goisern to Hallstatt
First, you will follow the river trail to Lake Hallstatt where you will walk along the lake into the “Fjord”. After a while you will see the first houses from Hallstatt and the wonderful mountains with the Salt Mountain. Enjoy the ride with the ferry to Hallstatt center, walking around the little alleys or take the funicular up to the salt mine. Look around to see Mount Dachstein, the highest peak in upper Austria. The day ends with a pleasant boat and train ride back to your hotel in Bad Goisern.
- Distance: 14.5 km, Walking hour: 4.5 hours, Up/Down 90m Distance: 14.5 km
Day 7: Bad Ischl to Lake Wolfgangsee
By train to Bad Ischl. This morning, follow the Elisabeth walking path to idyllic Lake Nussensee. Follow the path along the Ischl River to the charming town of Strobl. As you walk along the lake and through the Blinkling Moor, you’ll reach the peninsula of Abersee. This area provides a spectacular view to St. Wolfgang, Schafberg and the lake.
- Distance: 14 to 19.5 km, Walking hour: 6 hours, Up 210 m, Down 140 m.
Day 8: Departure from Lake Wolfgangsee
Dates and Availability
Dates for the self-guided tour:
Daily arrival from April to October, 2022
- 16.04 – 30.06 and 29.08 – 16.10
- Euro 580,- per person double room
- Euro 735,- per person single room
- From 01.07 until 28.08
- Euro 610,- per person double room
- Euro 770,- per person single room
Guided tours on request starting with 4 persons.
Extras, that can be booked on an additional price:
- Euro 160,- per person 7 x dinner
- Euro 60,- per person supplement 2 nights in 4-star hotel in Bad Ischl
- Euro 30,- per rental GPS device
- Euro 35,- per welcome meeting
Additional nights can also be booked
Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information.
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