The Austrian Lakes – Salzkammergut & Ausseerland in luxury

Salzkammergut, Austria

Holiday overview

Destination

Austria


Type

Self Guided, Wine Tours


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Available all year


Price

£ 680 pp


Duration

6 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.

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.

 

Price:

£680 per person based on 2 people sharing a room (17th May – 11th July & 01st September – 05th October)

£715 per person based on 2 people sharing a room (12th July – 31st August)

Single Supplement  £135

Half Board Supplement  £135 to include dinner each night.

 

Included:

  • 6 nights accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Luggage transfers
  • Wine tasting
  • Boat cruise  from Melk to Krems (8-day tour only)
  • Boat cruise from Spitz to Krems (5-day tour)
  • Route notes & maps.

 

Not  Included:

  • Ferry crossings Danube
  • Bus fare from  Aggsdorf to Melk (8-day tour), approx. EUR 6 per  person
  • Any visitor taxes.

 

Departure Dates:
Departures daily from 17 May  –  05 October (inclusive).

Day 1:

Arrive Abersee/Wolfgangsee

 

Day 2:

Circular walk St. Wolfgang & St. Gilgen  

During your walk along the high route to the ‘Falkensteinwand’ you enjoy the views of the lake. You stroll along the romantic path by the laketo the Mozart-village of St. Gilgen. Return journey by boat.

Walking time: approx. 3.5 hrs

 

Day 3:

Alpine pasture hike high above the lake Wolfgangsee
Starting at the banks of lake Wolfgangsee, you walk up the hill to the first alpine pastures, passing a wild animal preserve. On the other side of the ‘Sparber’-top you walk to the ‚Schartenalm’, which is idyllically situated between toweringrugged mountain tops. On your way back you should stop by a typical small Austrian restaurant, which offers homemade venison dishes and an incredible view over St. Wolfgang.

Walking time: approx. 3 to 4 hrs

 

Day 4:

From Wolfgangsee via Bad Ischl to Bad Aussee

By bus you go to Bad Ischl and then walk along the historic brine pipeline path into the valley ‘Rettenbachtal’ and up to the alpine pasture ‘Blaa’ at the foot of the Loser massif. Here the people cook in the Old Ausseer style using products from the green pastures and clear lakes.

Walking time: approx. 5 hrs

 

Day 5:

Circular walk Altaussee
Today you walk around lake Altauseer See. After your walk you should not miss the chance to taste a fresh char from the smokehouse. Alternatively, you may choose to climb up the Loser from where you have a clear view over the ‘Totes Gebirge’, the ‘Dachstein’ and the ‘Grimming’.

Walking time: approx: 2 to 5 hrs

 

Day 6:

Circular walk World Cultural Heritage Hallstatt
From Bad Aussee your path leads you through the wild and romantic valley ‘Koppental’, where we recommend a visit to the cave ‘Koppenbrühler Höhle’. By boat you cross the lake Hallstätter See and reach the World Cultural Heritage town of Hallstatt. Back to Bad Aussee by train.

Walking time: approx. 5 hrs

 

Day 7:

Departure

PRICE

£680 per person based on two people sharing.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

Accommodation in hotels and inns in rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

 

INCLUDED:

six nights accommodation in good quality inns and hotels with breakfast, luggage transfers, maps and route notes.

 

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.

To get to the starting point of the holiday at Abersee/Lake Wolfgangsee there are bus connections from Salzburg airport. The 150 goes to Abersee from Salzburg Bus station. It is also possible to take the train to Bad Ischl and then the bus to Wolfgangsee from here. Further details on timetables can be found at obb.at/en.

 

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.