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Salzkammergut

Salzkammergut

Degree of difficulty - Easy / Moderate

There is no more beautiful country in our time...' an old popular folk song says. Well, no other landscape may take this folk song as literally as the Austrian Salzkammergut. It certainly belongs to one of the special treasures of this world. The uniqueness also was recognisrened by the UNESCO and the region Hallstatt was awarded the predicate of natural and cultural heritage. Some special gems only can be reached on foot, a treat on this walking tour.

Relaxed walking on good walking trails. Daily distances up to 5 hours and the height difference is quite low. We presume that you are in good health and demand enough endurance for distances up to 15 km. Please note that some parts also may lead on small paths.

Day 1: Individual arrival at 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.(approx. 3,5hours; 10,5km; up and down to the lake level - 354m ascent)

Day 3 Abersee/Wolfgangsee to 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 Buerglstein to the lake promenade of Strobl. By coach into the ancient Imperial summer residence Bad Ischl.(approx. 4.5 hours; 12 or 15,5 km (around a little lake), ascent 395m – back to lake level)

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 to 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. (3, 5hours; approx. 10,5 km; up 260 m and down 180 m)

Day 6: Roundtrip 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.(4,5 hours; approx. 15 km; up 455m and down 90m + cable car)

Day 7: Bad Goisern – Abersee/Wolfgangsee

By train to Bad Ischl. You walk along the romantic Sissi - Path to the tiny lake Nussensee then along river Ischl back to Lake Wolfgangsee. Through nature reserve Blinklingmoos along the lake to Abersee.(5,5 hours; approx. 20 km; up 210m and down 140m)

Day 8:

Individual departure or extended stay

7 Night Tour

€495 per person sharing (14 April - 21 May & 11 Sept - 8 Oct)

€525 per person sharing (22 May - 30 June & 1 Sept - 10 Sept)

€555 per person sharing (1 July - 31 Aug)

 

Single Supplement + €105

Half board supplement - €132 (optional)

Tour Includes

  • 7 Overnights incl. Breakfast in 3*** Hotels and Country Hotels
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise fare Wolfgangsee, Hallstaettersee
  • Bus fare Strobl – Bad Ischl
  • Train fare Hallstatt - Bad Goisern and Bad Goisern – Bad Ischl
  • Valley fare cable car Salzbergbahn Hallstatt
  • 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
  • Half board (7 dinners)

Self Guided Tour Information

 

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