The breathtaking scenery of the Austrian Salzkammergut region is one of the world's most beautiful treasures. Discover some of the region's hidden gems on this special walking tour revealing some beautiful lakes set amidst idyllic alpine scenery.
Route Character Pleasant walking tour with around 3 to 6 hours hiking a day.
Day 1 - Arrival at Abersee / Wolfgangsee
Day 2 - St. Wolfgang to St. Gilgen
Take the ferry to St. Wolfgang and enjoy views over the lake
whilst walking by the Falkenstein Wall. The idyllic Führberg Walk
by the lake takes you to the Mozart village
of St. Gilgen. Return by ferry.
Day 3 - Lake Wolfgangsee via Lake Schwarzensee to Strobl
After taking the ferry to St. Wolfgang, walk along the 'Sattel' to Lake Schwarzensee, where Madame Lore will treat you to some delicious local specialities. Hike down into the valley through a gorge around the Bürglstein to the lake promenade in Strobl. Transfer by bus to the Emperors summer residence, the royal spa town of Bad Ischl.
Day 4 - Bad Ischl
Enjoy a day at leisure in Bad Ischl where you can visit the Emperors' Villa, Café Zauner or the Hotel Austria, where in 1853 the engagement between Emperor Franz Josef and Elisabeth of Bavaria took place.
Day 5 - Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern
Walk along the river promenade on the so-called 'Brine Pipeline' to Bad Goisern where salt has always been an important source of income.
Day 6 - Bad Goisern to Hallstatt'
Take the 'Brine Pipeline' to the Salzberg (salt mountain) in Hallstatt, founded as an old salt mine in Celtic times. This gently inclining trail offers spectacular views over this little town and of the majestic Dachstein, Upper Austria's highest mountain. Cross the lake by boat and return to Bad Goisern.
Day 7 - Bad Goisern via Bad Ischl and Strobl to Abersee
Take the bus to Bad Ischl. Following the Elisabeth Walk you reach little Lake Nussensee and follow the River Ischl to the small village of Strobl. Continue along the lake through Blinkling Moor all the way to Abersee, where you can enjoy amazing views of St. Wolfgang, Schafberg and Lake Wolfgansee.
Day 8 - Abersee
Transfer to Salzburg for your onward flight home.
8 days / 7 nights, 70 km
Includes Return flights from London to Salzburg and rail transfers to St. Gilgen.
7 nights half board in Austrian 3-star hotels including snacks on walking days.
Personal welcome & tour information.
Boat trips on Lake Wolfgangsee & Lake Hallstätter See.
Bus and rail transfers: Strobl to Bad Ischl, Hallstatt to Bad
Goisern and Bad Goisern to
Downhill cable car ride in Hallstatt.
Spa town Bad Ischl.
Numerous lakes and salt mines.
Enjoy Austrian and local specialities such as Kaiserschmarrn (cut-up and sugared pancake with raisins), Krapfen (similar to doughnuts) and fresh fish from the lakes.
Strolling through the Kaiservilla, Franz Josef's summer residence.Book now, call 0207 781 1009