Day 1 – Individual arrival at Abersee/Lake Wolfgangsee
Day 2 – Lake Schwarzensee, Strobl and Bad Ischl
15,5 km, 5 hours walking time, up and down 240 meters
By boat across the lake to St. Wolfgang. There you hike on Sattelweg path (saddle walk) to picturesque Lake Schwarzensee. Downhill into the valley through a gorge and round the Bürglstein to the Lake Promenade of Strobl. Bus transfer to the Austrian Emperor’s summer residence and salt-city Bad Ischl.
Day 3 – Bad Ischl – Salt Mountain – Mount Predigstuhl – Bad Goisern
14,5 km, 5 hours walking time, up 785 meters and down 650 meters
We start the walking tour at the promenade of Bad Ischl and walk upwards to the salt mountain of Bad Ischl. Passing little alpine pastures we will start the accent to mount Predigstuhl with a phenomenal view over the World Heritage of Hallstatt. Passing the Ewige Wand (literally meaning the eternal wall) we will walk downwards to Bad Goisern.
Day 4 – Bad Goisern – Transfer Alpine Pasture – Altaussee – Bus Bad Aussee
18,88 km, 5,5 hours walking time, up 486 meters and down589 meters
From alpine pasture to alpine pasture you walk on the high plateau to the lovely Ausseer Land. Downhill walk to the alpine pasture of Blaa Alm and along the flower trail to Altausse. With the bus to Bad Aussee.
Day 5 – Rest day in Ausseer Land
We can recommend the 3-lake-tour to legendary Lake Toplitzsee.
Day 6 – Bad Aussee – Koppenbrüller caves – Hallstatt
15 km, 4,5 hours walking time, up 150 meters and down 220 meters
Along a river path through the deeply cut Koppenvalley to the Koppenbrüller caves (public access and guided tours!). On you walk to the Lake Hallstättersee, where you take the boat to the centre of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Take some minutes to stroll through the wonderful small alleys of Hallstatt or visit the World Heritage museum.
Day 7 – Hallstatt – cable car salt mount with Celtic gravesites – alpine pasture Plankenstein – Gosau valley
12,5 km, 6 hours walking time, ↑ 686m ↓ 554 m
By cable car up to Hallstatt mountain valley with Celtic gravesite and salt mine. Past the Mountain Plassen to Gosau valley. Stunning view of the highest mountain range of Upper Austria –Dachstein with his glaciers – and later on to the steep ridges of the Gosaukamm.
Day 8 – Lakes Gosauseen
12, 65 km, 4 hours walking time, ↑ 300m ↓ 300 m
Lovely walk to the three little Lakes Gosauseen. At the end of the valley an alpine hut invites you for a “Jause” – a typical Austrian lunch-break.
Day 9 – Gosau – Bus to Bad Ischl – lake Nussensee – lake Wolfgangsee
19,23 km, 6 hours walking time, up 277 and down 209 meters
By bus to Bad Ischl. On Empress Elisabeth-walk to idyllic little Lake Nussensee and then along the river Ischl to Strobl. On the banks of Lake Wolfgangsee across natural reserve Blinkling-moor to Abersee (lovely view to St. Wolfgang, high mountain Schafberg and Lake Wolfgangsee).
Day 10 – Individual Departure
The 8 day tour is without Day 5 and 8!