Bavarian Salzburg Alpine Walking Holiday

Bavarian Salzburg Alpine Walking Holiday

The Bavarian Salzburg Alpine Walking Holiday circles the idyllic, mystic and singular the blue-green lake Königssee,  imbedded into grand mountain scenery. The mountains are very high, but there are beautiful crosses to the next valleys. To see the sun rising over the steep rocks  is worth the effort. Alpine pastures are on the edges of the mountains and you will walk from mountain hut to mountain hut with exciting views to the alps and glaciers.

You may be familiar with  the city of Berchtesgaden where you find the Eagles nesing and also a very interesting information centre about the history of “Obersalzberg – Hitlers mountain resort”.

Characteristic: The Bavarian Salzburg Alpine Walking Holiday is a  demanding walking trip with tours of 3 to 6 hours. You are crossing from valley to valley by using old salt trails or walking over beautiful alpine pastures. Your trails are running close to the edge of the mountain walls and you will have spectacular views. You will walk in low alpine area and a good level of fitness and equipment is required.

There are public busses (going around the mountains) and you may use them to go to the next hotel (rainy days)

DetailDescription
Destination Austria
Holiday TypeSelf guided walking
Start/Finish Berchtesgaden/ Lake Königssee
Duration8 days 7 nights
GradeModerate
Distance55km
Season June 09 to September 24 2017

What we do

We put together the trip for you: reserve the hotels, transfer the luggage and organise your transfers to the start of your itineraries. Each tour includes a complete Road book with detailed itineraries, information for visits along the way, a detailed map and total peace of mind with our 24-hour local support.

We work with local operators through-out each destination that are passionate about their regions.

We can tailor make this tour, if you want to add an extra rest day, spend a few days relaxing before or after the trip just let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.

Day 1 – Individual arrival at Berchtesgaden/Schönau 

Day 2 – Lake Königssee – Transfer national park of Berchtesgaden – Seisenberg gorge – Weißbach 

Transfer to the entrance of the national park of Berchtesgaden where the tour starts. A beautiful trail leads you up to the former miners hut and on over an alpine pasture down to the Saalach valley. In between, you will pass the impressing Seisenberg gorge.

 18,5 km to walk and appr. 5,5 hours walking time, + 550 meters – 500 meters

Day 3 – Weißenbach – Transfer Hinterthal – alpine pasture in the Grass Mountains – Dienten 

Transfer to the edge of the Grass Mountain where you will start your tour up to the alpine pastures. Today you have a possibility the walk up a little summit with a wonderful view to the Alps and glaciers and maybe to the lake “Zellersee”. Passing mountain huts you will walk downwards to the mountain village of Dienten.

 12,5 km to walk and appr. 5 hours walking time, + 930 meters – 750 meters

Day 4 – Dienten – mountain hotel Mühlbach – From hut to hut to the mountain hotel 

One of the most beautiful alpine pasture hiking tours in Austria. Walking along the steep walls of the Hochkönig you will trek from mountain hut to mountain hut over alpine pastures. A pastoral idyll as if freshly painted for a picture book. Downwards to the hotel by bus or you walk.

 14,5 – 18,5 km to walk and appr. 5,5 hours walking time, + 640 meters – 210 meters

Day 5 – Rest day around the mountain hotel in Mühlbach 

Take the bus down to the valley or just relax in the hotel. With the local guest card you may use e.g. the bus for free!

Day 6 – Mühlbach – Arthurhaus – Werfen – Train to Golling 

In the morning, you will talk the bus upwards to Arthurhaus, where you start with your walking tour downwards to the Salzach valley. Gently down along the old miners path to the Salzach valley, where you will see the fantastic fortress of “Hohenwerfen”. It’ s up to you to walk up the castle hill and see the bird-of-prey flight demonstrations, the collection of weapons, … Afterwards by train to Golling.

 13,5 km to walk and appr. 4,5 hours walking time, + 120 meters – 950 meters

Day 7 – Golling – Mount Jenner – Cable car to Lake Königssee – From Salzburg to Bavaria: The frontier trail. 

You will walk up to the peak of the Jenner with panoramic view of the whole tour. A beautiful trail leads you through the former arch bishop hunting valley to the “wall”. Steep stone walls left, right and in front of you. You may not see the trail at first but it’s going up and up to the alpine pastures and to the frontier of Austria and Germany. Again beautiful scenery and a very comfortable ride down into the valley by the cable car. When you look right, who will see the “eagles nest”.

 15 km to walk and appr. 6,5 hours walking time, + 1320 meters – 90 meters

Day 8 – Individual departure or extended stay on the lake Königssee 

Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 09, to September 24, 2018

Prices for self guided tour 

€865: per person in double room

Single Supplement: €105

Services included 
 7 nights in 3 star hotels/Gasthöfe
 5 x Half board (not at lake Königssee)
Transfer Schönau – Ramsau
 Transfer Weißbach – Hintermoos
 Train Werfen – Golling
 Luggage transfer
 Cable car fare on mount Jenner
 Route book
 Hotline Service
 Mühlbach – local card for free busses, cable car,

Your Accommodation

7 nights in 3 star hotels/Gasthöfe

Where you rest your head after an active day is hugely important to us. We go to great lengths to find properties that are unique expressions of the region you are travelling through. Think of them as the charming and intimate garnish atop your trip. 

Whether nestled in the heart of a village or lost in the countryside and surrounded by nature, all accommodations are chosen using a strict criteria of comforthospitality, and authentic charm. We like to use locally run independent small hotels, guest houses and B&Bs instead of the larger “chain” hotels.  All of them are hand-picked, visited, and re-visited by our local partners. On most of our holidays you will be staying in different hotels and their  uniqueness and individual character only adds to the enjoyment of your holiday. You will also benifit with knowledge that your trip is contributing to local economies, and supporting local family run businesses.

You will be welcomed in a double or twin room (2 beds) – based on double occupancy.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms.
Individual rooms are possible upon request when you book; they are subject to availability and incur a supplemental fee.
For biking trips, all of our inns have a safe place to keep bicycles for the night

Train: You can also take the train from Munich or Salzburg to the railway station Berchtesgaden and a local taxi to the hotel.  We can provide details at time of booking.

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We will  advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

From Price pp

€865

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