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Salzkammergut 7 night self-guided hiking holiday

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

This wonderfully scenic self-guided walking holiday in the Salzkammergut is ideal for those who like to cover a lot of ground. You will cover around 130km in one week, averaging around 25km per day, though distances can be adjusted easily by taking public transport. The tour starts and ends in Bad Ischl, taking you around some of the area's most beautiful lakes including Lake Attersse (Austria's largest) and Lake Wolfgangsee. Prices start from € 430 per person, please contact us for availability

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in small family run pensions along the route
  • Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Welcome drink
  • Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area detailed route (1 per room)
  • Hiking bus to Burggrabenklamm
  • Ferry ride on Lake Wolfgangsee (Abersee – St. Wolfgang)
  • Salzkammergut Souvenir
  • Daily luggage transfer - max.25kg, 2 per person
  • Daily service hotline from 9.00am - 7.00pm (including weekends)

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything not specified above

Itinerary

1st day: Individual arrival in Bad Ischl.
Pick up your travel documents at the information centre in Bad Ischl
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl

2nd day: Bad Ischl – Lake Attersee; 24 km, 7-8 hrs, ascent 584 m / descent 584 m
From Bad Ischl walk towards the Kalvarienbergkirche church and the “Elisabeth Forest Trail” to Rußbach - Schwarzensee - Eisenau - Burgau at Lake Attersee - walk along the lake shore to your accommodation in Weissenbach.
Overnight stay in Weissenbach

3rd day: Lake Attersee – Lake Wolfgangsee; 22,5 km, 8-9 hrs, ascent 930 m / descent 870 m
Take the hiking bus to the access point at Burggrabenklamm. A spectacular trail leads through a narrow gorge to the flank of Mount Schafberg. Continue between Attersee and Mondsee on Hiking path 17A. You will pass the Scharfling pass, descent to St. Gilgen and walk along the lake towards Abersee.
It is possible to take the bus from St. Gilgen to Abersee.
Overnight stay in Abersee

4th day: Lake Wolfgangsee; 7,5 km, 2-3 hrs, ascent 164 m / descent 141 m
Zinkenbach / Stockach – boat trip to St. Wolfgang – option to take the famous cogwheel railway up to Mount Schafberg (1760 m) – time for a stroll through St. Wolfgang – on to Berau. Bürglpromenade to Strobl centre – Weißenbach.
Overnight stay in Strobl/Weißenbach

5th day: Baerenpfad Trail Strobl to Bad Goisern; 21 km, 8 hrs, ascent 895 m / descent 977 m
Along the Strobler Weißenbach river to Kammersbach hut and from the Chorinsky Klause along the Goiserer Weißenbach river to Bad Goisern
Overnight stay in Bad Goisern

6th day: Bad Goisern – Hallstatt – Koppental valley – Bad Aussee; 30,5 km, 10 hrs, ascent 805 / descent 641 m
Hike along a part of the Historical Brine Pipeline Trail on the western shore of Lake Hallstaettersee. After following the lake shore to Obertraun you come to the Koppental valley. A themed trail leads along the Traun river through the valley to Bad Aussee
(It is also possible to take the train from Obertraun / Koppen to Bad Aussee)
Overnight stay in Bad Aussee

7th day: Bad Aussee – Bad Ischl; 25 km, 8 hrs, ascent 517 m / descent 703 m
Hike to Altaussee and head up to the Blaa-Alm mountain pasture through the Rettenbach valley back to Bad Ischl.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl

8th day: Departure or additional nights

Please Note

A reasonable fitness level and basic hiking equipment like good hiking shoes, rucksack, rain and sun protection, functional clothing and also a warmer jacket or pullover are necessary to enjoy your trip.

The Salzkammergut is an area located just outside Salzburg that spans various mountain ranges, including the Dachstein Mountains.

The name means 'Salt Chamber Estate' and is derived from the Imperial Salt Chamber that ran the important salt mines in the area under the Hapsburg Empire. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and according to the UNESCO website: 'Human activity in the magnificent natural landscape of the Salzkammergut began in prehistoric times, with the salt deposits being exploited as early as the 2nd millennium BC. This resource formed the basis of the area’s prosperity up to the middle of the 20th century, a prosperity that is reflected in the fine architecture of the town of Hallstatt.'*

Travellers can often be found making the most of the seasons in the Salzkammergut; hiking and mountain biking as well as swimming and fishing in the many lakes are popular summer activities, and the area is also a popular winter sports destination.

Local attractions include the famous 5 fingers viewing platform at Krippenstein (which can be reached from Obertraun by cable car), views from up here are magnificent, but those with a fear of heights should stay away - each platform has a glass floor!

Salzkammer Trail

You will stay in small family run pensions (B&Bs) along the way. Your room will have en-suite facilities and will include breakfast each morning.

Please note: Twin-bedded rooms in Austrian resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. These are also known as 'Austrian Twins' and are regarded as two beds. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed as available.

Nearest Airport: Salzburg Airport (1hr)

Other airports: Vienna Airport (3hrs)

By Car
Get onto the A1/E55/E60 from Loiger Str. Follow this until Henndorfer Landesstrasse in Thalgau. Exit at 274-Thalgau. Follow Enzersberg Landesstrasse to Wolfgangsee Strasse/B158. Continue until Bad Ischl.

By Public Transport
Take bus from Salzburg airport to the city centre, from there there is a direct bus to Bad Ischl. The whole journey takes around 2.5 hours.

By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking, costs approx € 100 each way for up to 2 people, + € 15 per extra person

Overview

This wonderfully scenic self-guided walking holiday in the Salzkammergut is ideal for those who like to cover a lot of ground. You will cover around 130km in one week, averaging around 25km per day, though distances can be adjusted easily by taking public transport. The tour starts and ends in Bad Ischl, taking you around some of the area's most beautiful lakes including Lake Attersse (Austria's largest) and Lake Wolfgangsee. Prices start from € 430 per person, please contact us for availability

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in small family run pensions along the route
  • Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Welcome drink
  • Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area detailed route (1 per room)
  • Hiking bus to Burggrabenklamm
  • Ferry ride on Lake Wolfgangsee (Abersee – St. Wolfgang)
  • Salzkammergut Souvenir
  • Daily luggage transfer - max.25kg, 2 per person
  • Daily service hotline from 9.00am - 7.00pm (including weekends)

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything not specified above

Please Note

A reasonable fitness level and basic hiking equipment like good hiking shoes, rucksack, rain and sun protection, functional clothing and also a warmer jacket or pullover are necessary to enjoy your trip.

Location

Location

The Salzkammergut is an area located just outside Salzburg that spans various mountain ranges, including the Dachstein Mountains.

The name means 'Salt Chamber Estate' and is derived from the Imperial Salt Chamber that ran the important salt mines in the area under the Hapsburg Empire. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and according to the UNESCO website: 'Human activity in the magnificent natural landscape of the Salzkammergut began in prehistoric times, with the salt deposits being exploited as early as the 2nd millennium BC. This resource formed the basis of the area’s prosperity up to the middle of the 20th century, a prosperity that is reflected in the fine architecture of the town of Hallstatt.'*

Travellers can often be found making the most of the seasons in the Salzkammergut; hiking and mountain biking as well as swimming and fishing in the many lakes are popular summer activities, and the area is also a popular winter sports destination.

Local attractions include the famous 5 fingers viewing platform at Krippenstein (which can be reached from Obertraun by cable car), views from up here are magnificent, but those with a fear of heights should stay away - each platform has a glass floor!

Accommodation

Accommodation

Salzkammer Trail

You will stay in small family run pensions (B&Bs) along the way. Your room will have en-suite facilities and will include breakfast each morning.

Please note: Twin-bedded rooms in Austrian resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. These are also known as 'Austrian Twins' and are regarded as two beds. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed as available.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Salzburg Airport (1hr)

Other airports: Vienna Airport (3hrs)

By Car
Get onto the A1/E55/E60 from Loiger Str. Follow this until Henndorfer Landesstrasse in Thalgau. Exit at 274-Thalgau. Follow Enzersberg Landesstrasse to Wolfgangsee Strasse/B158. Continue until Bad Ischl.

By Public Transport
Take bus from Salzburg airport to the city centre, from there there is a direct bus to Bad Ischl. The whole journey takes around 2.5 hours.

By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking, costs approx € 100 each way for up to 2 people, + € 15 per extra person

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