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Austria's Salzkammergut Lakes 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 1

  • 8days
  • Austria

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Salzkammergut Lakes 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:

  • 7 overnight stays in 3* accommodation, breakfast included
  • Half board available for 149 Euros
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise fare Wolfgangsee
  • Ferry fare Wolfgangsee, Hallstättersee
  • Bus fare Strobl – Bad Ischl
  • Valley cable car fare Salzbergbahn Hallstatt
  • Train fare Hallstatt – Bad Goisern, Bad Goisern – Bad Ischl
  • 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 documented, 1 per room (German, English, French)
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • 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

Note:

  • 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

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  • Day 1

    Individual journey to lake Wolfgangsee

  • Day 2

    Round trip St. Wolfgang & St. Gilgen 3 to 5hrs | 10km +250m -250m

    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.

  • Day 3

    Wolfgangsee – Bad Ischl 4 to 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.

  • Day 4

    Rest day in Bad Ischl

    Use your free time to explore the many places of interest in Bad Ischl. ‘Kaiservilla’ Emperor Franz Josef’s summer residence, Café Zauner with famous delicacies or a visit to the Salzkammergut thermal spa.

  • Day 5

    Bad Ischl – Hallstatt 3 to 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 6

    Round trip Hallstatt approx. 4.5 hours | 12 km | +400m -100m

    Continue on the 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 ride takes you across the lake back to Bad Goisern.

  • Day 7

    Hallstatt – St. Wolfgang 5.5hrs 18km | +300m -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 8

    Individual journey home or extra days

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