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Austria's Salzkammergut Lakes 5-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 1

  • 5days
  • Austria

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Salzkammergut lakes easy 5-day Self-guided Walking Tour

Lakes, mountains and UNESCO heritage

„No more beautiful country in this time...“ an old folk song claims and this quote truly applies to the Austrian Salzkammergut. Mountains, lakes and picturesque places belong to one of the most beautiful treasures of the world. This uniqueness has been recognized by UNESCO and the region Hallstatt has been declared UNESCO Heritage of nature and culture.

Tour character: Level 1

Moderate Walking - This tour combines pleasant walking with culture and places of interest. The walking paths are good, there are just some short ascents on smaller serpentine paths. We can recommend this tour for families.

Included in the Walking Tour:

  • 4 overnight stays in 3* accommodation, breakfast included
  • Half-board available (89 EUR)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing
  • Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card (reductions for cable cars, thermal bath Bad Ischl, salt mine Hallstatt, Boat rides etc.)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents, 1 per room (German, English, French)
  • Service-Hotline


  • By train to Salzburg, by bus to Wolfgangsee (approx. 1 hour). Or by train to Bad Ischl and by bus to Wolfgangsee (approx. 30 min). Pick up service from the bus stop by the hotel.
  • Parking: mostly free hotel car park available, partly public car park, approx. EUR 30 per week. No reservation required.
  • Transfers from/to airport/station Salzburg available upon request


  • Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price and payable on site!
  • Bus ride Strobl -Bad Ischl, approx. EUR 4 per person are not included

Arrival any day from 1 May to 4 Oct

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  • Day 1

    Individual journey to lake Wolfgangsee. Overnight in hotel

  • Day 2

    Wolfgangsee – Bad Ischl 4 - 5hrs | 12km +300m -300m

    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 Bürglstein to the lake promenade of Strobl. By coach into the ancient Imperial summer residence Bad Ischl. Walking time: approx. 4.5 hrs. Details: approx. 12 km, +300 m / -300 m

  • Day 3

    Bad Ischl – Hallstatt 3 - 5hrs | 11km +50m -50m

    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. By train to Hallstatt. If you want to walk a little higher, you can hike on the spectacular mountain trail of the 'Eternal Wall'

  • Day 4

    Hallstatt – St. Wolfgang 5.5hrs | 18km +300 -200m

    By train to Bad Ischl. Along the romantic Sissi-Path you walk to the tiny lake Nussensee then along river Ischl back to lake Wolfgangsee. Through the nature reserve Blinklingmoos along the lake back to today’s stop-over

  • Day 5

    Individual journey home or extra days

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Oct 07 2021 Oct 11 2021 12 Single rooms 448€
Double rooms 359€
Oct 08 2021 Oct 12 2021 12 Single rooms 448€
Double rooms 359€
Oct 09 2021 Oct 13 2021 12 Single rooms 448€
Double rooms 359€
Oct 10 2021 Oct 14 2021 12 Single rooms 448€
Double rooms 359€

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