Lake Walking Holiday Salzkammergut

Lake Walking Holiday Salzkammergut

On the Lake Walking Holiday Salzkammergut, we visit a dramatic region of alpine and subalpine lakes, deeply carved valleys, rolling hills and rugged, steep mountain ranges rising to almost 3000m.

A unique area recognised by the UNESCO with Hallstatt awarded for its natural and cultural heritage.

Much of the region is a remote wilderness, and even in the more visited parts, such as the Wolfgangsee and Mondsee, you’ll always find isolated areas where still, glassy waters provide limitless opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing or just sitting on the shore and skimming stones.

Detail Description
Destination Salzkammergut Austria
Holiday TypeSelf guided walking holiday
Start/FinishAbersee Wolfgangsee/Lake Wolfgangsee
Duration8 days – 5 days walking – 1 rest day
Distance10-15km per day
SeasonDaily arrival from April 14 to October 20th 2019

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 Abersee/Wolfgangsee

Day 2 – St. Wolfgang-St. Gilgen
By boat to St. Wolfgang. Along the high walk to the Falkenstein wall – we enjoy the view on the lake. The pleasant Fürberg walk along the lake brings us to the Mozart village St. Gilgen. Return by boat.
Distance: 10,5 km, Walking hour: 4 hours, Up 354 meters Down 354 meters (back to lake level)

Day 3 – Schwarzensee and Strobl
By boat to St. Wolfgang. Along the Sattel (saddle) walk to the lake Schwarzensee, where Madame Lore of the lake hut waits to treat you with local specialities. Down into the valley by a gorge and round about the Bürglstein to the lake promenade in Strobl. By bus to the Emperor’s town Bad Ischl.
Distance: 11,8 or 15,5 km (around a little lake), Walking hour: 5,5 hours, Up 395 meters Down 395 meters (back too lake level)

Day 4 – Resting day in Bad Ischl
Visit the Emperor’s villa, Café Zauner or the hotel Austria, where once upon a time the engagement of Emperor Franz Josef and Elisabeth of Bavaria.

Day 5 – Brine-pipeline walk to Bad Goisern (or Lake Side Trail to Hallstatt)
Salt always has been an essential raw material of the Salzkammergut. Along the promenade in the river Ischl on the brine-pipeline walk to the world cultural heritage Bad Goisern.
Distance: 10,5 km, Walking hour: 4 hours, Up 260 meters Down 180 meters

Day 6 – Brine-pipeline walk to Hallstatt
On the brine-pipeline trail to the Salzberg (salt mountain) in Hallstatt (old salt mine – since the Celtic times). The way is slightly ascending and offers beautiful views on the little town Hallstatt and the spectacular mountain massive of the Dachstein (highest peak of Upper Austria). By boat, we cross the lake and return to Bad Goisern.
Distance: 14,5 km, Walking hour: 4,5 hours, Up 455 meters Down 90 meters + cable car

Day 7 – Bad Ischl to Lake Wolfgangsee
By train to Bad Ischl. Along the Elisabeth-walking path to the idyllic little lake Nussensee and than along the river Ischl to Strobl. Along the lake and through the moor you will walk to the peninsula of Abersee (beautiful view to St. Wolfgang, Schafberg and the lake).
Distance: 19,5 km (coach or boat can shorten the tour, but so far all clients made the whole day), Walking hour: 6 hours, Up 210 meters Down 140 meters

Day 8 – Individual departure or extended stay

Self Guided
Price per person Sharing: €605
Price per person in a single room: €705

We can also offer this as a guided tour with a minimum of 3 people.

Price per person Sharing: €905
Price per person in a single room: €1011

7 x half board: €135 per person.
GPS rental: €35
Welcome meeting: €40

Additional nights in Abersee
€50 per person/day/double room with breakfast
€60 per person/day/single room with breakfast

Transfer Salzburg – Starting Hotel Abersee:
€85 for 1 to 4 persons (one way)
€98 for 5 to 8 persons (one way)

Transfer Salzburg – Starting Hotel St. Wolfgang or Strobl:
€120 for 1 to 4 persons (one way)
€130 for 5 to 8 persons (one way)

Services included

  • Seven nights in 3-star hotels with breakfast
  • Boat fares on the lakes Wolfgangsee and Hallstätter See
  • Train fare Hallstatt – Bad Goisern and Bad Goisern – Bad IschlDescent with the Salzberg cable car Hallstatt
  • Salzkammergut Card (Reduction on more than 100 attractions)
  • Tour book per room
  • Luggage transfer from one hotel to the next hotel

Guided Tour

  • Five guided tours
  • Bad Ischl overnight 4-star hotel

Bus Strobl to Bad Ischl (Euro 3)

Your Accommodation

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

Flights price are not included.

Adventure Holidays do not book flights.

We advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

In Spring & Summer fly to Munich airport and take the train to Salzburg. From Salzburg take a private transfer or bus. Adventure holidays provide public transport information.

In Autumn, fly to Salzburg.

From Price pp


Loading Maps