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Salzalpensteig 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 3

  • 8days
  • Germany

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8-day Self-guided Walking Tour in Salzalpensteig

The new extensive hiking path ‚Salzalpensteig’ takes you along old former paths, on which salt was transported, commencing from the pretty banks of Lake Chiemsee,the ‚Bavarian Sea’, all the way to Lake Königssee,the ‚Bavarian Fjord’.Walk along idyllic forest and rural tracks through a quaint but also charming landscape with small villages, characteristic farm houses and cow pastures. Not only popular holiday destinations such as Bergen, known for the cable car on the panorama mountain Hochfelln, the famous biathlon village of Ruhpolding and the historic salt/saline village Bad Reichenhall await you on your hiking week, but also unique high-altitude hikes with magnificent views onto the ‚WilderKaiser’ mountain,the Chiemgauer Alps and last but not least the ‚Steinerne Meer’-mountain range with the two summits Watzmann and Hochkönig. In the course of your tour you come across plenty of huts and alps for a well-earned break and to sample some of the regional delicacies. During your hiking week through the ‚Bavarian Salt-Alps’, you will also learn many things worth knowing about the four Bavarian brine pipelines, about culture, history and traditions of the Salt Alps population.

Highlights:

  • Lake Chiemsee, the ‚Bavarian Sea’
  • Famous holiday resorts Ruhpolding
  • Panoramic cable car rides
  • Walking along alp paths with great views
  • Lake Königgssee amidst the Berchtesgaden National Park

Tour Character: Level 3

A week rich in variety with hiking tours along the old salt paths with a duration each of up to 6 hours. On some days surefootedness and a head for heights are required. You walk across picturesque mountain scenery with views onto steep, jagged peaks, two marvellous lakes, gushing mountain streams and gorges

Included in the Walking Tour:

  • 7 overnight stays in 3* hotels and country hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Cable car ascent Hochfell
  • 1 Cable car ascent Rauschberg
  • 1 Ruhpolding-Card with countless services included
  • 1 Entry old saltworks in Bad Reichenhal
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available and app navigation
  • Service hotline

Not included:

  • Any visitors taxes are not included in the tour price and payable on site
  • Organized return transfer to Prien, cost EUR 95 per person (min. 2 persons, only on Sat). Advance reservation required, payable in advance
  • Public transport, approx. EUR 6 per person

Arrival / Parking /Departure:

  • Train journey from Munich to Prien, duration approx. 1 hour.  From Prien train station to the first hotel either on foot or short bus/taxi ride.
  • Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces free of charge, public parking spaces Prien train station, approx. EUR 18,40 per week, no reservation possible, Parking spaces at Stadtwerke Bernau approx. EUR 40 per week.
  • Return train/bus journey from Lake Königssee, duration approx. 2.5 hours (1x change trains)
  • Munich or Salzburg airport

Notes:

  • Departure Saturdays, Sundays and Friday's
  • On this particular walking tour you have the option of bringing your 'four-legged friend'. When booking, simply let us know the breed and size of your dog. Possible additional costs are payable locally on site.
  • Extra nights
    • Chiemsee: From 89 EUR p.p (+39 EUR single person)
    • Konigsee: From 89-105 EUR p.p (+35 EUR single person)

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Prien/Environs

    Settle into your hotel

  • Day 2

    Prien /Environs - Marquartstein

    The tour starts with a comfortable walk along the incredibly picturesque lakeside of Lake Chiemsee, through tranquil nature reserves near the reed belt. You encounter a charming landscape with little forest paths and typical Bavarian farm houses dotted around on your route to Marquartstein.

    Details: approx. 5 to 6 hours | 21 km | +490 m -470 m

  • Day 3

    Marquartstein–Bergen

    Today prepare for an idyllic alpine pasture tour. After the ascent to the Schnappenkirchlein, where you have the best views of Lake Chiemsee, there are numerous alps inviting you for a break. The route continues past grazing cattle with views to steep summit flanks, then through lush meadows and shady forests into the well-known holiday resort Bergen.

    Details: approx. 5 to 6 hours | 17m | +800m -700m.

  • Day 4

    Bergen–Ruhpolding

    A breezy cable car ride will take you to Hochfelln, where you will visit the Taborkircherl and the impressive summit cross and enjoy a fantastic view of the Central Alps. About pastures and forest roads, it goes down into the mystical fairy tale forest. Soon after you reach Ruhpolding, the popular resort in the middle of the Chiemgau Alps.

    Details: approx. 4 to 5 hours | 14km | +150m -1.100m.

  • Day 5

    Ruhpolding–Inzell

    Along the river Ache to Lake Taubensee and from there a cable car ascent onto the Rauschberg with magnificent panoramic views. The descent leads via alpine pastures and past steep rockfaces, before you walk on forest and rural trails all the way to the climatic health resort Inzell. The typical Bavarian flair and the views onto the surrounding summits are best enjoyed with a cool ‚Maß’(1 litre) of beer in your hand.

    Details: approx. 4 to 5.5 hours | 18 km | +110 m -990m.

  • Day 6

    Inzell–Bad Reichenhall

    Walk along the path of the brine pipelines and through the idyllic Höllenbachalm, where you can taste fresh dairy products from the grazing cattle. The Salt Path leads you above the cute little mountain lake Thumsee, along forest paths with a view onto Bad Reichenhall. Past the Old Saltworks you reach this beautiful salt health resort, where the Rupertus-Thermal spa invites your muscles to some relaxation time.

    Details: approx. 5 to 5.5 hours | 19 km | +220 m -440 m.

  • Day 7

    Bad Reichenhall–Lake Königssee

    Short train ride and then ascent to a glorious and remote forest area. High-altitude paths with incredible panoramic views lead you along the mountainside with the ‚Steinerne Meer’ mountain range and the two summits Watzmann and Hochkönig in front of you. Then a short section along the brine pipeline path, before you ascend through the forest to the Grünstein mountain. Glistening deep down below you is lake Königssee, green in colour, with boat houses and little boats, set amidst the national park Berchtesgaden and is the picturesque finish of your hiking holiday.

    Details: approx. 5 to 6 hours | 17 km | +1100m -1110m

  • Day 8

    Departure or extension of your stay

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Jun 28 2024 Jul 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,178€
Double rooms 969€
Jun 29 2024 Jul 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,178€
Double rooms 969€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,178€
Double rooms 969€
Jul 05 2024 Jul 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
Double rooms 1,059€
Jul 06 2024 Jul 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
Double rooms 1,059€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
Double rooms 1,059€
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Jul 19 2024 Jul 26 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Jul 20 2024 Jul 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
Double rooms 1,059€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Jul 26 2024 Aug 02 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Jul 27 2024 Aug 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Jul 28 2024 Aug 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Aug 02 2024 Aug 09 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Aug 03 2024 Aug 10 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Aug 04 2024 Aug 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Aug 09 2024 Aug 16 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Aug 10 2024 Aug 17 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Aug 11 2024 Aug 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Aug 16 2024 Aug 23 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Aug 17 2024 Aug 24 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
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Aug 18 2024 Aug 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
Double rooms 1,059€
Aug 23 2024 Aug 30 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
Double rooms 1,059€
Aug 24 2024 Aug 31 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
Double rooms 1,059€
Aug 25 2024 Sep 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,268€
Double rooms 1,059€
Aug 30 2024 Sep 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,178€
Double rooms 969€
Aug 31 2024 Sep 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,178€
Double rooms 969€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 08 2024 12 Single rooms 1,178€
Double rooms 969€
Sep 06 2024 Sep 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,178€
Double rooms 969€
Sep 07 2024 Sep 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,178€
Double rooms 969€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,178€
Double rooms 969€
Sep 13 2024 Sep 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,138€
Double rooms 929€
Sep 14 2024 Sep 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,138€
Double rooms 929€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,138€
Double rooms 929€
Sep 20 2024 Sep 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,138€
Double rooms 929€
Sep 21 2024 Sep 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,138€
Double rooms 929€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,138€
Double rooms 929€
Sep 27 2024 Oct 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,138€
Double rooms 929€
Sep 28 2024 Oct 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,138€
Double rooms 929€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,138€
Double rooms 929€

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