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Austria's Salzkammergut Alpine Pastures 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 2
Cow Bells, Wooden Huts and Delicious Alpine Picnics. You will be blown away by stunning views of lake Wolfgangsee, the „Tote Gebirge“, the glacier on the „Dachstein“and the High Tauern as a backdrop during this tour. While having a rest at one of the numerous alpine pastures you can enjoy regional specialties like Apfelstrudel Kaiserschmarrn and the delicious Pofesen, a dessert very typical for this particular region of the Osterhorn mountains. The Osterhorn group is a green alpine region east of Salzburg with a lot of lovely and rustic pastures, for cows, sheep and horses to graze. But also a true paradise for hikers! Discover endless upland pastures, isolated paths, deep trenches with noisy rivers, idyllic forest areas and numerous wooden alpine cabins. Rugged mountain tops border lush and green meadows and the sound of the cow bells will accompany you on your way.
Walking. - Mostly you walk on pasture paths, forest roads and on well-maintained footpaths. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walks of up to 5 hours. Often you can choose between easier or more demanding routes.
If half board: min. 3-course meal, 1x Kasnockn-dinner (sometimes outside the property) 145 euro
Organised transfer from/ to airport/station Salzburg available upon request
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Individual journey to lake Wolfgangsee
Roundtrip to some alpine pastures above lake Wolfgangsee
Starting from the bank of lake Wolfgangsee you walk uphill to the first alpine pastures, passing a wild animal reserve. On the back side of the ‚Sparber’ top you walk to the ‚Schartenalm’, which is idyllically situated between high-towering rugged mountain tops. On your way back you should stop by at the small, traditional Austrian restaurant, which offers home-bred venison dishes and an incredible view of St. Wolfgang. Details: approx. 4 to 5 hours | 14 km | 480 m 470 m
From Wolfgangsee to Genneralm
Today you discover the plateaus of the pasture regions. From the Mozart-village St. Gilgen the cable car takes you up to the ‚Zwölferhorn’ from where you can see even the glacial regions. Via the panoramic path and via the ‚Illingeralm’ you walk until the ‚Königsbachalm’. In the woodland of ‚Nöckelberg’ mountain you can look forward to noisy waterfalls until you finally climb up to the ‚Genneralm’. Arrived at ‚Genneralm’you spend the night in a comfortable alpine cabin and enjoy two days in the middle of lush pastures surrounded by numerous mountain tops. Details: approx. 5 hours | 16 km | 580 m 780 m.
Roundtrip to the alpine pastures on the ‚Genneralm’
Enjoy the life on alpine pastures: Walk to the neighbouring pastures ‚Moosangerl’ or ‚Gruberalm’, climb up one of the viewpoints and try the famous ‚Pofesen’. Rugged mountain tops, ridgeways and easy trails invite you to comfortable or more challenging tours.5th Day: From Genneralm to Postalm You walk down to an idyllic high valley with numerous small alpine cabins in the middle of steep mountain sides. Grazing herds of cows line your trail, which soon winds out of the valley along the ‚Ackersbachklamm’(a ravine). Via the impressively arranged old ‚Postalm’-street you arrive at the natural landmark ‚Zinkenbachklamm’. Via the ‚Außerlienbachalm’ and some isolated paths, your trail leads you to the ‚Innerlienbachalm’ until you reach the centre of the extensive ‚Postalm’-territory. Details: approx. 4 to 5 hours | 17 km | 590m 530m
From Genneralm to Postalm
You walk down to an idyllic high valley with numerous small alpine cabins in the middle of steep mountain sides. Grazing herds of cows line your trail, which soon winds out of the valley along the ‚Ackersbachklamm’(a ravine). Via the impressively arranged old ‚Postalm’-street you arrive at the natural landmark ‚Zinkenbachklamm’. Via the ‚Außerlienbachalm’ and some isolated paths, your trail leads you to the ‚Innerlienbachalm’ until you reach the centre of the extensive ‚Postalm’-territory. Details: approx. 4 to 5 hours | 17 km | 590m 530m
Round-trip on the Postalm
Walk along the ‚Almblumenweg’, make a round-trip to some alpine pastures or climb up one of the many smaller or higher tops if you so wish. There are more than enough possibilities! Also visit the ‚Sennerin’(dairymaid) of the ‚Labenberg’-cabin and look around the cheese factory. A hearty meal is of course unavoidable. The historic ‚Postalm’-cabin and the ‚Postalm’-chapel (built in honour of Empress Sissi) are just a few of the many beautiful places to visit.
From Postalm to Wolfgangsee
Finally you walk across the ‚Wiesleralm’ upwards to the small saddle between ‚Windkogel’ and ‚Thorhöhe’where you can already see the lake Wolfgangsee. Via the ‚Niedergadenalm’ and the ‚Schwarzeneckalm’down into the valley until you reach the banks of lake Wolfgangsee. You walk through the natural reserve ‚Blinklingmoos’ back to your starting point. Details: approx. 4 to 5 hours | 12 km | 150m 930m.
Individual departure or extra days
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|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Sep 06 2021||Sep 13 2021||12||Single rooms||668€|
|Sep 10 2021||Sep 17 2021||12||Single rooms||668€|
|Sep 12 2021||Sep 19 2021||12||Single rooms||668€|
|Sep 13 2021||Sep 20 2021||12||Single rooms||598€|
|Sep 17 2021||Sep 24 2021||12||Single rooms||598€|
|Sep 19 2021||Sep 26 2021||12||Single rooms||598€|
|Sep 20 2021||Sep 27 2021||12||Single rooms||598€|
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