The Salzkammergut Lakes Walking Holidays
Start: St Wolfgang

Your Itinerary

The Salzkammergut Lakes Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £499 per person

Holiday Information Overview

The most beautiful country of all time..’ an old folk song claims and this quote truly applies to the Austrian Salzkammergut. Mountains, lakes and picturesque places belong to one of the most beautiful treasures of the world.

This uniqueness has been recognized by UNESCO and the region Hallstatt has been declared UNESCO Heritage of nature and culture.

Luggage transfers: Included
Maps and route notes: Included with picturebook directions
Meal options: Bed and Breakfast
Difficulty: Easy. Please see our Difficulty Guide for more information.
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Walking Tour Highlights
• Walk around a UNESCO Heritage of Culture and Nature site
• Falkenstein Rock
• Day to explore Bad Ischl
• Explore the saltworks and mines of Halstatt
• A relatively easy tour and ideal for first time hikers

Walking Route Features
This tour combines pleasant walking with culture and points of interest. Very good walking trails. Well suited for families with children.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary

1st Day: Individual journey to lake Wolfgangsee

2nd Day: Round trip St. Wolfgang & St. Gilgen

Take the boat to St. Wolfgang. On your walk along a walking trail to Falkenstein rock wall you enjoy beautiful views of the lake. An idyllic path along the lake takes you into Mozart village St. Gilgen. Return journey by boat.

Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 13 km | Up 260 m / Down 260 m.

3rd Day: From Wolfgangsee to Bad Ischl

From St. Wolfgang on Saddle walk to lake Schwarzensee. Here the lake cabin of Lore is worth a break with its delicious homemade snacks. Via Wirer gorge into the valley and around Bürglstein to the lake promenade of Strobl. By coach to the old Imperial summer residence Bad Ischl.

Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 16 km | Up 290 m / Down 290 m.

4th Day: Day off in Bad Ischl

Use your free time to explore the many places of interest in Bad Ischl. ‘Kaiservilla’ Emperor Franz Josef’s summer residence, Café Zauner with famous delicacies or a visit to the Salzkammergut thermal spa.

5th Day: 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. On the brine pipeline trail to Bad Goisern, the gateway to UNESCO heritage Hallstatt.

Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 12 km | Up 180 m / Down 100 m.

6th Day: Round trip Hallstatt

Continue 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.

Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 13 km | Up 420 m / Down 400 m.

7th Day: From Bad Goisern to Wolfgangsee

By train to Bad Ischl. Along the romantic Sissi-Path you walk to the tiny lake Nussensee then along river Ischl back to lake Wolfgangsee. Through the nature reserve Blinklingmoos along the lake back to today’s stop-over.

Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 18 km | Up 260 m / Down 260 m.

8th Day: Individual departure or extra days

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
This tour combines pleasant walking with culture and points of interest. Very good walking trails. Well suited for families with children.

Perfect walking tour for beginners and families!

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Salzkammergut Lakes tour stays in pretty 3*** hotels and country hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available services

- 7 resp. 4 overnight stays, breakfast included
– If half-board: min. 3-course meal
– Luggage transfer
– Welcome meeting
– Cruise fare Wolfgangsee (8-day tour)
– Ferry fare Wolfgangsee, Hallstättersee (Hallstatt 8-day tour)
– Valley cable car fare Salzbergbahn Hallstatt (8-day tour)
– Train fare from Hallstatt to Bad Goisern (8-day tour), from Bad Goisern to Bad Ischl
– Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card (reductions for cable cars, thermal bath Bad Ischl, salt mine Hallstatt, Boat rides etc.)
– 1x Hiking backpack per room
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Detailed travel and tour documents
– GPS-data is available
– Service-Hotline


Moderate Walking ▲
This tour combines pleasant walking with culture and places of interest. Very good walking trails.

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Travel Information

We recommend flying to Salzburg and arriving by train to the starting point in Wolfgangsee. You can also fly to Munich or Linz, but these require longer transfers to the tour starting point. For more information, please visit Austrian Railways.

By train to Salzburg, by coach to Wolfgangsee (approx. 1 hour). Or by train to Bad Ischl and by coach to Wolfgangsee (approx. 30 min). Pick up service from the bus stop by the hotel.

Parking: mostly free hotel car park available, partly public car park, approx. EUR 30 per week. No reservation required.

Transfers from/to airport/station Salzburg available upon request

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Your Prices

The Salzkammergut Lakes, 8 days, 7 nights

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Holiday Price: From £499
Single Supplement: £129

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