Salzburg and Kitzbuehel Alps Walking Holidays
Start: Maishofen

Your Itinerary




Salzburg and the Kitzbuehel Alps Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £519 per person

Holiday Information Overview


Experience a week full of hiking in the most beautiful hiking region of the Salzburger Land, the Pinzgau with its famous holiday resorts Zell am See and Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

Furthermore, you must not miss the opportunity to take a trip to the idyllic valley of the Pillersee in the Tyrol!

Luggage transfers: Included
Maps and route notes: Included with picturebook directions
Meal options: Bed and Breakfast. Half board is available as an optional upgrade.
Difficulty: Challenging. Please see our Difficulty Guide for more information.

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Walking Tour Highlights
• Spend a week exploring the beautiful hiking region of Salzburger Land.
• Visit the famous holiday resorts of Zell am See and Saalbach.
• See more than 30 mountains, over 3000m of altitude walking the Pinzgau route.
• Experience local delicacies.
• A tough walking tour along well maintained paths and forest roads.

Walking Route Features
Beautiful high routes on well maintained paths and forest roads. Tour requires good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6.5 hours as well as surefootedness on just a few sections. In some cases comfortable alternative routes are possible. We suggest this tour to everyone who likes the alpine pasture scenery and beautiful views.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


1st Day: Individual journey to Maishofen

Hotel (example): Schloss Kammer

2nd Day: From Maishofen to Maria Alm

You start with a marvellous tour over the Kammereggalm to the Schwalbenwand, the famous double top of the Pinzgau meadow mountains. An impressive hiking tour with unforgetable views of differently shaped peaks are to be expected.

A path through the forest ‘Hofer Plattl’ leads you to Hinterreit for a break and snack and then past the chapel of peace to Maria Alm, an idyllic pilgrimage destination and farming village. Walking time: approx. 3 to 6 hrs.

Details: approx. 15 km, +1200 m / -1100 m
Hotel (example): Niederreiter

3rd Day: From Maria Alm to Saalfelden/Weißbach

Through meadows you will follow the trails of pilgrims before the path takes you across a wonderful moorland on your way to the rugged mountain tops of the ‘Steinerne Meer’ (stony sea).

On several high altitude routes with beautiful views up to the Steinalm, a sunny upland pasture with a cabin where you can stop by. The descent follows a steep path which leads you to a striking hermitage. Via the knight’s castle Lichtenberg you walk into the the historic town of Saalfelden. Walking time: approx. 4 to 5 hrs.

Details: approx. 13 km, +720 m / -780 m
Hotel (example): Zur Brücke

4th Day: From Saalfelden/Weißbach to Pillerseetal

From the ravine ‘Vorderkaser’ in Weißbach, you will follow gurgeling streams on a diverse path to the heavenly situated hill pasture ‘Hochkaser’. This isolated pass traverse will lead you from the steep tops of the Leogang and Lofer mountains to the Tyrolian side.

Via the Niederkaseralm and through the valley Griesel, the path goes along a wild and romantic riverbed into the wonderful valley of Pillersee with the backdrop of the Lofer mountains.

Walking time: approx. 5.5 to 6 hrs.

Details: approx. 18 km, +830 m / -720 m
Hotel (example): Pillerseehof

5th Day: From Pillerseetal to Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Via lush meadows and with a view of the Kitzbühel Alps, you walk into a deep valley from where a comfortable path under the dangling cable cars of the Magnesitenbergwerk (a mine) leads you up to the Burgeralm.

After a rustic stop and after being well inivgorated by the best dessert called ‘Buchteln’, you walk downhill on a wonderful forest path and on a high-up route to the famous holiday resort Saalbach-Hinterglem. Or would you like to climb one of the numerous appealing mountain tops? Walking time: approx 4.5 to 5.5 hrs.

Details: approx. 16 km, +990 m / -920 m
Hotel (example): Reiterkogel

6th Day: Mountain pastures loop tour

Enjoy a day off in the sport region, benefit from one of the services of your Joker-Card or take a comfortable walk to the Lindlingalm, where you can visit the forest park with its unique treetop walk-way and special activities all involving wood.

Maybe a circular walk past the Saalalm to the end of the valley and from there uphill in the direction of Forsthofalm? There you should have a glass of homemade buttermilk and enjoy the panoramic view over the valley of the Saalach river. Walking time: approx 3.5 hrs.

Details: approx. 10 km, +500 m / -500 m
Hotel (example): Reiterkogel

7th Day: From Saalbach-Hinterglemm to Maishofen

On your final day one of the most beautiful high altitude routes of the Alpes can be expected! From Saalbach you take the cable car to the Schattenberg, where you start your tour on the ‘Pinzgauer Spaziergang’ (Pinzgau stroll). At an altitude of approx. 2000m with marvellous views of the surrounding mountain tops, you continue your way towards Schmittenhöhe.

Here you can once again enjoy the fascinating 360 degree views of more than 30 mountains with an altitude of more than 3000m. Take the cable car down into Zell am See and the bus back to Maishofen. Walking time: approx. 6 hrs.

Details: approx. 17 km, +440 m / -480 m
Hotel (example): Schloss Kammer

8th Day: Individual departure or extra days

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Beautiful high routes on well maintained paths and forest roads. Tour requires good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6.5 hours as well as surefootedness on just a few sections. In some cases comfortable alternative routes are possible. We suggest this tour to everyone who likes the alpine pasture scenery and beautiful views.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Salzburg and the Kitzbuehel Alps tour stays in pretty 4* hotels, 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 overnight stays in selected category, incl. breakfast
– Half board: min. 3-course menu (Supplement payable)
– Luggage transfer
– Welcome meeting
– Transfer Pillsersee – Hochfilzen on Day 5
– Cable car fare Schattberg
– Cable car fare Schmittenhöhebahn
– Saalbach-Hinterglemm ‚Sommerjoker-Card’ (cable car rides, guided tours, outdoor pool and much more)
– Carefully elaborated route
– Detailed route instructions
– Service hotline

Difficulty

Mountain Hiking ▲▲▲
Beautiful high routes on well maintained paths and forest roads. Tour requires good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6.5 hours as well as surefootedness on just a few sections. In some cases comfortable alternative routes are possible. We suggest this tour to everyone who likes the alpine pasture scenery and beautiful views.

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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 Zell am See, from there a short bus or taxi ride. Cost approx. EUR 15 per taxi to Maishofen.

Parking: free hotel car park available, no reservation required.

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Your Prices

Salzburg and the Kitzbuehel Alps, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast with half board as an optional upgrade.

2017 Walking Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 03.06. – 02.07.2017 | 21.08. – 08.10.2017
Arrival Saturdays and Sundays
Season 2: 03.07. – 20.08.2017
Arrival Saturdays and Sundays

Category A: Prices per person
Season 1: £519 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £569 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £99
Half Board Upgrade: £119

Extra nights
Maishofen
Season 1: £48
Season 2: £52
Single Room Supplement: £13

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price, and are payable at the hotel.

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Holiday Price: £519
Single Supplement: £99

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