Salzburg & St James’s Way

Salzburg, Austria

Holiday overview

Destination

Austria


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Available all year


Price

£ 569 pp


Duration

7 nights


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.

 

Price:

£569.00 per person based on 2 people sharing

Single supplement – £95.00

 

Included:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights (5 nights in 3 star country hotels and 2 nights in guesthouses with private bathrooms) with breakfast
  • Train fare Seekirchen – Oberhofen
  • Route instructions
  • Luggage transport
  • Local back-up
  • 4 star hotels possible in some places – please ask if you wish to upgrade.

 

Not Included:

  • Airfares (or bus or train fares) to starting point of trip
  • Meals except breakfast
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance and gratuities.

 

Departure Dates:

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