This walk across Salzkammergut - one of Austria’s most beautiful regions - combines the breathtaking mountain scenery that Austria’s famous for with its unspoilt nature and lush greenery. On your way through the region from West to East, you will see ten of the beautiful lakes that make this region one of the top destinations for nature-lovers - Wolfgangsee, Mondsee, Irrse, Fuschlsee and 6 more. You will also have the chance to visit some of the other highlights of Salzkammergut: the “White Horse Inn” – the most photographed hotel in all of Austria, the Kaiservilla – Empress Sisi’s former summer residence, and Hallstatt, often referred to as “the most beautiful place on a lake”. Towards the end of the tour, a special excursion takes you to Ausseerland, where dramatic mountain tops hide away crystal-clear lakes, and bring you a sense of harmony that few other places possess.
Day 1: Arrival
lIndividual journey to Fuschl am See.
Day 2: Fuschl - Lake Mondsee
Step by step you climb to the ruin "Wartenfels" with beautiful views of the lakes Mondsee and Irrsee. If you want, you can also climb the Schober peak. From here, you get a magnificent panoramic view of the lakes and mountains in the Salzkammergut region.
Walking time: approx. 4 hrs-5.5 hrs,10 km, uphill/downhill: 350 m/550 m
Day 3: Lake Mondsee - Lake Attersee - Lake Wolfgangsee
In the morning you go by bus to Unterach at lake Attersee. From there you follow the lakeside walk and through the Burggrabenklamm up to alpine pastures to idyllic lake Schwarzensee. Stop for some homemade pastries at Lore’s cabin on the lake. Continue downhill to lake Wolfgangsee.
Walking time: approx. 5 hrs,15 km, uphill/downhill: 400 m/350 m
Day 4: Lake Wolfgangsee - Bad Ischl
Along the lake through the natural reserve Blinklingmoos with views across the lake onto St. Wolfgang and the remarkable peaks of the Schafberg mountain. After that you follow the gushing waters of river Ischl and on the Sissi trail to tiny lake Nussensee close to the Imperial summer residence Bad Ischl.
Walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs, 19 km, uphill/downhill: 200 m/250 m
Day 5: Bad Ischl - Ausseerland
Along the historic brine pipeline trail you walk into Rettenbach valley and up to alpine pasture Blaa alp at the foot of the Loser massif into the Ausseerland.
Walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs, 19 km, uphill/downhill: 450 m/200 m
Day 6: Ausseerland - Hallstatt
Along the river banks of the Traun the path leads to the traditional summer holiday place Bad Aussee and then through the wild and idyllic Koppental valley where you can visit the Koppenbruehler caves. Take the boat to the world heritage town Hallstatt with its many sights.
Walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs-6 hrs, 22 km, uphill/downhill: 200 m/400 m
Day 7: Hallstatt - Fuschl am See
Take the boat across Lake Hallstätter See and follow the east bank to Bad Goisern. Along the brine pipeline trail you walk to Bad Ischl , then by bus to Fuschl on lake Fuschl.
Walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs - 6 hrs, 21 km, uphill/downhill: 100 m/150 m
Day 8: Departure
Individual journey home or extra days.
How to get there/parking: By train to Salzburg and by bus to Fuschl am See (approx. 40 min). Or by train to Bad Ischl and approx. 1 hr to Fuschl. Only a few minutes walk to hotel. Transfer from/to airport/station Salzburg available upon request. Parking: mostly free hotel car park available, partly public car park, approx. EUR 30 per week. No reservation required.
Note: No arrivals on Fridays!