This seven-night holiday is a magical thousand-year-old route upon quiet trails in Austria.
A magical thousand-year old route. From boundary mark to boundary mark through the foothills of the Alps you walk on Salzburg’s Jacob’s Trail (St. James’s Way), Rupert’s Winkl and past high mountains into the Alps. The former clerical state of Salzburg always welcomed pilgrims and treated them very well. Interesting ecclesiastical sites, charming countryside and impressive walks contribute to a relaxing and reviving self-guided walking holiday.
£569.00 per person based on 2 people sharing
Single supplement – £95.00
Day 1: Arrival at Seekirchen on Lake Wallersee
Orientation meeting in the early evening when the route will be explained and you will be given everything you need for the walking tour.
Day 2: Train to Oberhofen – Eugendorf
By train you reach the border, where Salzburg’s Jacobs Trail starts.
First you walk past soft green hills down to Lake Wallersee and then follow the path to Eugendorf.
23 kms/14.4 miles Approx. 6 hours walking time
Day 3: Eugendorf – Salzburg
Distant mountains greet the pilgrim and point to the destination.
A comfortable walk brings you downhill to Salzburg, where a wealth of churches and ecclesiastical monuments wait to be discovered.
A detour to Maria Plain, a baroque pilgrim church towering high over Salzburg is worth the effort.
14 kms/8.75 miles Approx. 6 hours walking time
Day 4: Salzburg – Großgmain/Bad Reichenhall
Across the city you walk into the direction of mount Untersberg. At the little town of Großgmain you cross the German border to Rupert’s Winkl and afterwards you reach the Bavarian salt metropolis, Bad Reichenhall.
18kms/11.25 miles Approx. 5.5 hours walking time
Day 5: Bad Reichenhall – Unken
Today you follow the river Saalach back into the area of Salzburg. Past Lake Salzachsee you walk deeper and deeper among mountains. The hiking path partly follows the river bank, sometimes wildly gushing through steep rock walls.
17 kms/10.6 miles Approx. 5.5 hours walking time
Day 6: Unken – Waidring/St. Ulrich
At first you follow the river Saalach into the widening valley around Lofer, a mountain village of great original charm. In front of you the steep Loferer Steinberge mountain range seems to scrape the sky. Cross via Strubpass into Tyrol.
26 kms/16.25 miles Approx. 6 hours walking time.
Day 7: Waidring/St. Ulrich – St. Johann
According to the route you choose, on the dyke path, or past Lake Pillersee and St. Jacob’s church, to St. Johann.
16 kms/10 miles Approx. 4.5 or 6.5 hours walking time depending on the route chosen.
Day 8: Departure