Start: Maishofen

Your Itinerary

Zell am See Panoramas Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | 8 days | 7 nights | From £579 per person

Holiday Information Overview

Salzburg´s Zell am See District is almost predestined for a walking week to enjoy: a stunning mountain scenery with a panorama view onto grassy mountains with little alps, past steep peaks and onto more than 30 impressive 3.000 m peaks.

The highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner with its altitude of 3798m is for sure worth a visit, as well as Europe´s highest waterfalls in Krimml. Do not miss all these amazing opportunities!

Luggage transfers: Included
Maps and route notes: Included with picturebook directions
Meal options: Bed and Breakfast
Difficulty: Moderate. Please see our Difficulty Guide for more information.

Walking Tour Highlights
• One of the best places to walk in Austria.
• See more than 30 impressive 3000m peaks!
• Start in the village of Maishofen.
• Walk close to the highest mountain in Austria – Grossglockner.

Walking Route Features
You walk on well maintained walking paths and lovely trails with views onto the impressive mountain world of this region, and in parts on side roads and forest tracks.

The daily tours can be managed with good health. Only the climb up to Schwalbenwand mountain and the descent from the Schmittenhöhe require some stamina.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary

1st Day: Individual journey to Maishofen

2nd Day: Loop tour lake Zell

Via Maishofen´s ridgeway you walk to mountain guesthouse Mitterberghof, where the comfortable sun terrace is inviting for a break. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views onto the surrounding mountains.

Your way leads you downhill to Thumersbach past the Hubertus chapel and on along lake Zell to Prielau palace. Via Mayerhofen and the Steinberg mountail you return to the palace Kammer.

Details: approx. 4 hours | 12 km | Up 570 m / Down 570 m.

3rd Day: Loop tour Lindling alp & Saal alp

By bus from the centre of Maishofen to ‘Sportregion Saalbach’. Your walking tour starts in Hinterglemm Mitterlengau and leads you up to Lindling alp, where you can learn a lot about wood in the nearby forest park (nature trail and high rope course).

You continue in a loop tour past Saal alp to the end of the valley, from there you walk up towards Forsthof alp. Don´t miss to try a glass of homemade buttermilk and enjoy the panoramic views over the Sallachtal valley. Return journey by bus to Maishofen.

Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 9 km | Up 500 m / Down 510 m.

4th Day: Loop tour Schmittenhöhe

Journey by bus to Zell am See, your goal is the mountain railway Schmittenbahn. Via an enclosure you reach the peak of mountain Schmittenhöhe at 1965m. Enjoy the unique view onto lake Zell as well as impressive panoramic views onto numerous 3000m peaks. After visiting Elisabeth chapel you walk down into the valley, past Sonnkogel mountain and Sonn alp and finally into Zell am See. Take your time for a stroll through town. Return journey by bus to Maishofen.

Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 9 km | Up 110 m / Down 990 m.

5th Day: Loop tour mountain Schwalbenwand

Directly from Kammer palace you enter your ‘royal stage’ onto mountain Schwalbenwand, Maishofen´s local mountain (2011m). Along varied trails you first walk to the peak in Maishofen, and a little later you can also reach the plateau of mountain Schwalbenwand if you want.

It is well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with a unique panoramic view onto the snow-covered peaks of Hohe Tauern, the Steinerne Meer and the local grassy mountains. You return via Kammeregg alp where you recharge your batteries with a glass of cider and a bacon sandwich.

Details: approx. 5,5 hours (incl. summit hike) | 14 km | Up 1280 m / Down 1280 m.

6th Day: Loop tour ‘Along the Tracks of Anton Faistauer’

On your last walking day a comfortable tour is awaiting you. Along the tracks of Anton Faistenauer, one of Austria´s most important modern art painter you discover his home.

The walking tour was opened up in 2010 and leads via 10 points from the centre of Maishofen to Saalhof palace and via Prielau with yet another palace over to Mayerhofen. Worth seeing are the frescoes in the Stablberg chapel, before you return along the river path of the Saalach to your hotel.

Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 11 km | Up 160 m / Down 160 m.

7th Day: Individual departure or extra days

Note: The order of each walk is variable.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
You walk on well maintained walking paths and lovely trails with views onto the impressive mountain world of this region, and in parts on side roads and forest tracks.

The daily tours can be managed with good health. Only the climb up to Schwalbenwand mountain and the descent from the Schmittenhöhe request some stamina.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Zell am See Panoramas 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

- 6 overnight stays in selected category
– Half board incl. 1x Pinzgauer Kasnockenpfanne (traditional Austrian dish)
– 3x walking snack resp. 2x walking snack (7-day tour)
– Welcome meeting and welcome drink
– Liquor tasting in historic cellar at Kammer palace
– Snack at Kammeregg-Alp (bread with bacon and a glass of Most (cider- special drink in Austria)
– Use of all facilities at Kammer palace (swimming pond, sauna, spa,…)
– 1x Voucher for solarium
– 1x Voucher for infra-red sauna
– Entry for the lake resort Maishofen/ lake Zell
– Ascent fare by cable car Schmittenbahn
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Detailed travel and tour documents
– GPs-data available
– Service-Hotline


Walking ▲▲
The walking tours are easy with two longer segments to master. However these can be shortened by bus, if required. Mainly asphalted roads, forest paths and mountain trails. You walk in valleys therefore only little change of altitudes.

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Travel Information

We recommend flying to Salzburg and arriving by bus to the starting point to the Trumer Lakes. 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.

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Zell am See Panoramas, 8 days, 7 nights

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Holiday Price: From £589
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