The Austrian Salt Route Walking Holidays
Start: Schonau

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The Austrian Salt Route Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £519 per person

Holiday Information Overview


This tour takes you on old salt-paths, steeped in legends, from one highlight to the next: starting from the incredibly beautiful lake Königssee, set amidst the national park Berchtesgaden, all the way to the World Heritage-region Dachstein.

There will also be plenty of authentic Bavarian-Austrian atmosphere – countless pretty little alps along lush floral alpine pastures invite you to a well-earned rest.

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.

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Walking Tour Highlights
• Follow the old salt paths that made the area rich! .
• Meander on high-altitute paths and trails.
• Enjoy plenty of traditional Bavarian-Austrian hospitality.
• Follow river paths and the mighty rockfaces of the mountain ranges..

Walking Route Features
Scenic and well-maintained hiking trails, several longer ascents require a good basic fitness level and in parts surefootedness. If you like alpine pastures, great views and hights, you will feel right at home and enjoy this tour very much.

Be enchanted by the high-altitude paths and the views onto a glorious alpine world!

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Individual arrival at Schönau/Lake Königssee

Day 2: Schönau/ Lake Königssee – Hallein

The tour leads along the green shimmering river Königsseer Ache into the salt-town of Berchtesgaden. Ascend via the Stollenweg path and through adventurous tunnels up to Bad Dürrnberg, where the historic salt mine awaits.

You descend on the old Knappensteig trail into the Celtic salt-town of Hallein on the river Salzach.

Walking time: approx. 5 to 6.5 hours.

Day 3: Golling – Abtenau

Short train ride to Golling, where you walk along the river Salzach to the confluence of Salzach and Lammer and then along the Lammer riverbank path to Pass Lueg.

Walk through the fascinating ‚Lammeröfen’ up to the top of the pass and then descend through the forest to the river Lammer near Scheffau. Along the Mühlenweg path (waterfalls) into the rural meadow below the towering rockfaces of the Tennengebirge.

Walking time: approx. 4 to 6 hours.

Day 4: Abtenau – Annaberg

From Abtenau cable-car ascent to the summit station of the Karkogel. Walk across lush alpine meadows and along the path until you reach ‚Gsengalm’, a typical alp with genuine farm produce and quaint chalet atmosphere.

An ascent follows via the Gsenghöhe directly below the peaks of the Tennengebirge. Then descend along fields of mountain pines and later across alpine pastures with incredible views onto the Tennengebirge and the Gosau mountain crest, before you reach the idyllic mountain village Annaberg.

Walking time: approx. 5 hours.

Day 5: Annaberg – Gosau

Via the stair-path to the memorial of the ‚Holy Mother Ann’ and downhill along forest paths, then an ascent via alpine pastures to the Stuhlalm.

The route continues below the mighty rockfaces of the Gosau mountain crest along the Austria-path to Thörleck with the Gablonzer hut and view onto Lake Gosausee, Donnerkogel and the Dachstein-Glacier. Break and cable-car ride to lake Gosausee.

Walking time: approx. 5 hours.

Day 6: Gosau – Bad Goisern

From Gosau the route leads you along forest paths via the Iglmoos alp to the Goiserer Alpine Club Hut, located onto of a mountain ridge with fascinating views onto the Goiserer valley and Lake Hallstätter See.

You have the option of a summit ascent to the Hochkalmberg with its rock formation called ‚Steinerner Indianer’ (‚stoney Indian’). Descent via the ‚Waldsteig’-trail and then a tobogan ride down to Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstätter See.

Walking time: approx. 5 to 6 hours.

Day 7: Circular Walk Hallstatt

Walk from Bad Goisern via the scenic outpost pavilion ‚Giselawarte’ and through wonderfully unspoilt farm land to the brine path, which leads along the historic salt-pipeline all the way up to the salt mine ‚Hallstätter Salzbergwerk’.

Prepare for an incredible panorama at the scenic outpost ‚Rudolfsturm’ with views over Hallstatt and onto the Krippenstein-mountain. After that, short cable-car ride to the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt. Return journey to Bad Goisern by train and boat.

Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours.

Day 8: Individual departure or extra days

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Scenic and well-maintained hiking trails, several longer ascents require a good basic fitness level and in parts surefootedness. If you like alpine pastures, great views and hights, you will feel right at home and enjoy this tour very much.

Be enchanted by the high-altitude paths and the views onto a glorious alpine world!

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Austrian Salt Route 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 overnight stays, breakfast included
– Half-board: min. 3-course meal (Supplement payable)
– Luggage transfer
– Welcome meeting
– Cable car ascent Karkogel
(approx. mid June – mid September, out of season hike takes approx. 2 hours)
– Cable car descent Gosaukamm
– Cable car descent Salzbergbahn Hallstadt
– Boat ride on Lake Hallstättersee
– Train rides, according to itinerary
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Detailed travel and tour documents
– Service hotline

Difficulty

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Scenic and well-maintained hiking trails, several longer ascents require a good basic fitness level and in parts surefootedness. If you like alpine pastures, great views and hights, you will feel right at home and enjoy this tour very much. Be enchanted by the high-altitude paths and the views onto a glorious alpine world!

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Travel Information

We recommend flying to Munich and arriving by train to the starting point at Lake Konigsee. You can also fly to Salzburg, but these require longer transfers to the tour starting point. For more information, please visit Deutsche Bahn.

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Your Prices

The Austrian Salt Route, 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 a supplement for half board.

2017 Walking Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 27.05. – 11.06.2017 | 11.09. – 08.10.2017
Arrival Saturdays and Sundays
Season 2: 12.06. – 02.07.2017 | 28.08 – 10.09.2017
Arrival Saturdays and Sundays
Season 3: 03.07. – 27.08.2017
Arrival Saturdays and Sundays

Category A: Prices per person
Season 1: £519 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £539 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £569 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £109
Half Board Upgrade: £119

Extra nights
Schonau / Konigssee
Season 1: £61
Season 2 and 3: £64
Single Room Supplement: £23

Extra nights
Bad Goisern
Season 1: £43
Season 2: £46
Season 3: £52
Single Room Supplement: £10

You will stay in the same hotel as the previous night.

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: £109

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