The Salzkammergut Lakes (classic version)
This is the classic self-guided hiking tour around the lakes of the Salzkammergut region in Austria.An area filled with as many as 76 lakes and also the most famous historic salt-extraction place in the world. Experience a landscape so deeply treasured by the locals that it has become an iconic part of traditional folklore. The Hallstatt region has also received global recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the most idyllic locations in the area can only be reached on foot. This makes this walking tour a true must for the enthusiastic hiking experience collector.
Duration8 Days I Difficulty: 1/2 (of 5)
What is included7 overnight stays in good 3* hotels and country inns (en-suite rooms throughout; 3x nights in Abersee, 2x nights in Bad Ischl, 2x nights in Bad Goisern), incl. breakfast (halfboard on extra payment (check the Rates&Remarks tab for details); Luggage transfer; Cruise fare Wolfgangsee; Ferry fare Wolfgangsee, Hallstättersee; Valley cable car fare Salzbergbahn Hallstatt ; Train fare from Hallstatt to Bad Goisern, from Bad Goisern to 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 documents (1x per room); GPS track available; Service hotline
What is not includedBus ride Strobl to Bad Ischl (appr. 4 Euro/person), transfers not as per itinerary; alcohol drinks; visitors'/tourist taxes (payable locally if any).
Best periodMay, June, July, August, September
Day 1. Individual arrival at Wolfgangsee.
Day 2: Round trip St. Wolfgang & St. Gilgen (10 km, 3,30hrs,+250 m/- 250m)
Day 3: From Wolfgangsee to Bad Ischl (12km, 4,30hrs, +300m/-300m)
Day 4: Day off in Bad Ischl
Day 5: From Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern (11km, 3 to 5hrs, +50m/-50 m)
Day 6: Round trip Hallstatt (12km, 4,30hrs, +400m/-100m)
Day 7: From Bad Goisern to Wolfgangsee (18km, 5,30hrs, +300m/-200m)
Day 8. Individual departure or extension.