The Austrian Lakes – Salzkammergut & Ausseerland in luxury

Salzkammergut, Austria

Holiday overview

Destination

Austria


Type

Self Guided, Wine Tours


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Apr - Oct


Price

£ 1095.00 pp


Duration

7 nights


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Discover the highlights of the Salzkammergut, from the alpine pastures above lake Wolfgangsee to the venerable Ausseerland, embraced by the mountain tops of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage ‚Dachstein’ region. The Salzkammergut is characterised by rugged peaks and small lakes dotted at the foot of the mountains.

Stay in delightful atmospheric luxury hotels and enjoy a relaxed active holiday in the Austrian Lakes.

Discover the highlights of the Salzkammergut, from the alpine pastures above lake Wolfgangsee to the venerable Ausseerland, embraced by the mountain tops of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage‚ Dachstein’ region. The Salzkammergut is characterised by rugged peaks and small lakes dotted at the foot of the mountains.

This is a moderate walking tour.  The highest altitude gain is 490m and the average daily altitude gain is 250 with the same descent.

 

Price:

£1095.00 per person based on 2 people sharing a room (17th May – 05th October)

£75.00 Supplement for July and August (High season)

Single Supplement  £225.00

A shorter holiday of 4 nights is available – please ask for details.

 

Included:

  • Welcome meeting when maps and route notes and everything else you need for the holiday will be handed over.
  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury hotels
  •  luggage transfers,  ferry tickets Wolfgansee and Hallstättersee
  •  Cruise Wolfgangsee,
  •  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, )

 

Departure Dates 2018:
Departures daily from 21st April  –  07 October 2018.

Day 1:  Arrive  Lake Wolfgangsee

 

Day 2:  Circular walk St. Wolfgang & St. Gilgen  

Take the boat to St. Wolfgang. Enjoy beautiful views of the lake as you walk along a walking trail to Falkenstein rock wall, this idyllic path along the lake takes you into Mozart village St. Gilgen. Return journey by boat.

Walking time: approx. 3.5 hrs   11km / 7 miles

 

Day 3:  From Wolfgangsee to Bad Ischl

Walk from St. Wolfgang to lake Schwarzensee.   Take a welcome break at the lake cabin of Lore and enjoy the delicious homemade snacks here.  The walk continues along the  Via Wirer gorge into the valley and around Bürglstein to the lake promenade of Strobl.   From here take a bus / 14kmto the old Imperial summer residence Bad Ischl.

Walking time: approx. 3 to 4 hrs / 14km/ 9 miles

 

Day 4: Free Day to enjoy Bad Ischl

There are many places of interest in Bad Ischl, Kaiservilla of the Emperor Franz Josef’s summer residence, Café Zauner with famous delicacies or a visit to the Salzkammergut thermal spa.

 

Day 5: From Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern

Salt always has been an important source of income in the Salzkammergut. The oldest brine pipeline of the world leads from Hallstatt’s salt mine to the salt works in Bad Ischl. Walk along the promenade into Kaltenbachau, a site of Imperial amusements such as horse races, picnics and rendezvous.  Walk then on the brine pipeline trail to Bad Goisern, the gateway to UNESCO heritage Hallstatt.

Walking time: approx: 3.5 hrs  12 km / 7.5 miles

 

Day 6:  Circular walk World Cultural Heritage Hallstatt

The walk continues on the brine pipeline trail to the salt mountain in Hallstatt (salt mine dates back to Celtic times).  Here you enjoy a scenic view of the lake and Dachstein massif. Plan a visit of the salt mine, enjoy the views from the top of Rudolf’s tower and visit the excavation sites. A boat ride takes you across the lake back to Bad Goisern.

Walking time: approx. 4.5 hrs / 13 km 8 miles

 

Day 7:  From Bad Goisern to Wolfgangsee

Take the train to Bad Ischl and from there walk along the romantic Sissi-Path to the tiny lake Nussensee and from there continue along the river Ischl , through the nature reserve Blinklingmoos back to St Wolfgansee.

Walking time: approx: 5.5 hrs  18 km / 11.5 miles

 

Day 8: Departure

PRICE

£1080.00 per person based on two people sharing – high season supplement applies.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

St. Wolfgang: Weisses Rössl  4**** hotel

Internationally renowned is this hotel on Lake Wolfgangsee because of Ralph Benatzky’s operetta. However  this traditional hotel does not rest on the laurels of its glittering past. On the contrary: this family-run business is a legend, never growing tired of defining itself anew. Located directly at the lake complete with spa area and heated pool in the lake, a hotel with all amenities awaits. Feel completely at ease at the  www.weissesroessl.at

Bad Ischl: Villa Seilern 4****S hotel

Located in the picturesque spa town of Bad Ischl, Villa Seilern consists of a classical villa built in 1881 and its modern and stylish annex building. The spa area comprises a sauna, a steam bath, a hot tub and an indoor pool. Each of the bright and modern rooms at Villa Seilern comes with a balcony with views of local mountain and are fitted with furniture made of natural materials like wood. I n the restaurant you enjoy fine Austrian and international cuisine.

www.villaseilern.at

Hallstatt: Heritage Hotel Hallstatt 4**** hotel

Wedged between the mountain and the lake, in the middle of the UNESCO world cultural heritage you can really feel the unique Hallstatt-feeling. The Hotel Heritage unifies three historic town houses into one very special hotel: in the heritage-protected buildings no hotel room looks like the other, every room enchants with its own story and decor. You will be fascinated by this unique flair and the stylish furniture in the most amazing lake-town in the world.

www.hotel-hallstatt.com

Welcome meeting when maps and route notes and everything else you need for the holiday will be handed over,

7 nights accommodation in above listed hotels,

luggage transfers,  ferry tickets Wolfgansee and Hallstättersee

Cruise Wolfgangsee,

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, )

 

GETTING THERE

Salzburg is the most convenient airport to fly into and is served by many low cost airlines such as Flybe, Easyjet and Ryanair.

We can arrange a transfer from the airport or station to the hotel – please ask for cost at time of booking.

 

LEVEL OF WALKING

Moderate – we think this is a good holiday for families.

What to take:

Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sunblock/cream, compass, torch, first-aid kit.

 

Insurance:

We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for any reason.
Contact us now to book this walk or make an enquiry.