The landscape of the lakes in the Austrian Salzkammergut is one of the most beautiful in the country and indeed in the world (as recognised by the UNESCO status of the region of Hallstatt). Some special gems that can be reached only on foot – a treat on this self-guided walking tour. Agreeable walking distances taking 3 to 4 hours per day.
An introduction to the route will be given to you by our local representative in your hotel. This is a self-guided holiday but guided departures are also available – see below
£399 per person. Single supplement: £90
4 dinners (half board) £90
High season supplement 29th June – 30th August £60 per person
Departure Dates 2020:
Self-Guided – Daily from 1st May – 4th October 2020
Day 1: Arrival at Abersee/Wolfgangsee
Your welcome meeting will either be on the evening of your arrival or before your walk the next day. At the meeting you will be given maps, route notes, tickets for the boats and everything you need for your holiday.
Day 2: Wolfgangsee to Bad Ischl
Take the boat to St. Wolfgang, then continue along the Sattel (saddle) walk to lake Schwarzensee, where Madame Lore at the lake hut offers a great selection of local specialities. The walk continues down into the valley, by a gorge and round the Bürglstein to the lake promenade in Strobl. Take the local bus to the Emperors town of Bad Ischl. Overnight Bad Ischl.
Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 15 km | ascent 290 m, descent 290 m.
Day 3: Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern
Salt always has been an important raw material of the Salzkammergut. Walk the promenade alongside the river Ischl to the world cultural heritage site of Bad Goisern. Overnight Bad Goisern.
Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 12 km | ascent 180 m, descent 100 m.
Day 4: Bad Goisern to Wolfsgangsee
Take the train to Bad Ischl and walk along the Elisabeth-path to the idyllic little lake Nussensee and than along the river Ischl to back to your starting point in Wolfgangsee. Overnight Wolfgangsee.
Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 18 km | ascent 260 m, descent 260 m.
Day 5: Departure or additional days
First and last night: St Wolfgang: Hotel Weisser Bär www.weisserbaer.at
Night 2 : Bad Ischl Hotel Stadt Salzburg,
Night 3:Bad Goisern: Hotel Moserwirt www.moserwirt.at
(Sometimes we need to use another hotel if these are fully booked – hotels are of the same quality and category)
Salzburg is the most convenient airport to fly into and is served by many 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 (approx. 1 hour). Pick up service from the bus stop by the hotel.
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.