Walks Europe Austria Dachstein Alpine Trek 2

Dachstein Alpine Trek / Self-Guided

12 days | From £999 | Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

Our ultimate Austrian Alpine walking holiday experience. A trek around and over the spectacular Dachstein.


12 days | From £999 | Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

  • The majestic peaks of the mighty Dachstein
  • The turquoise lake of Gosau
  • Crossing the Am Stein plateau
  • Spend time in the chocolate-box lakeside village of Hallstatt

The mighty Dachstein rises to almost 3,000m, dominated by glaciers and rocky peaks. This superb alpine trek takes you into the realms of jagged peaks and glaciers, and is perfect for those who enjoy challenging higher-level routes. A carefully structured itinerary combines charming hotels with intermittent nights spent in the mountains in basic yet comfortable huts (sleeping bags are required).

You'll be following way-marked mountain trails throughout. Starting from Gosau, on the shores of the turquoise Gosausee, the route crosses over the impressive Dachstein massif and onto the wild Am Stein plateau, ultimately descending to the chocolatebox (World Heritage), lakeshore village of Hallstatt.

A pleasing lakeside stroll is followed by a final night in the mountains before this circuit is complete.

Austria Dachstein Alpine Trek Map
Day 1. Arrive at Gosau
Depart UK. Arrive at Gosau via Bad Ischl.
Day 2. Cable car up Zwieselalm, trek to Horpurgul Lodge
From the lakeside you then save 500m of stiff ascent by taking the cablecar "Gosaukammbahn" to Zwieselalm. Continue to the Gablonzer hut, where you can admire the beautiful views of the Gosausee and the serrated towers of Gosaukamms. You then follow the Austrian Way to the Hofpurgelhutte, where you will spend the night.
Day 3. Trek to Ramsau
Today you are in the realm of the majestic Dachstein with its mighty glaciers as you traverse between such lofty mountains as the Rettebstein and the Torstein before heading to Ramsau.
Day 4. Free day in Ramsau
Free day to relax and explore Ramsau.
Day 5. Cable car to the Dachstein Glacier
Traverse rough and rocky terrain following a high level route through impressive mountain and glacial surroundings. A steep and sustained descent then follows between Eselstein and Schiechen down to tonight's accommodation at the Guttenberg Lodge.
Day 6. Walk over 'Am Stein' to Grobming
The high level walking continues as you leave the Guttenberg Lodge to cross the 'Am Stein' plateau. Heading towards the Grafenbergalm you pass the emerald waters of the tiny Grafenbergsee en route.
Day 7. Trek to the Steinitzenalm
The walk begins with ascent up into larch woodland from Stoderzinken and then through the Notgasse ( to reach the Viehbergalm. A further 300m leads over the Hochm? from where the descent begins in earnest down through meadows and forest to Steinitzenalm.
Day 8. Hike to Hallstatt via Bad Aussee
Hike along the shores of the pretty Odensee to Bad Aussee through the Koppen Valley to Obertraun. Ferry to Hallstatt.
Day 9. Free day
Free day; visit the Mammoth, ice caves and use the Krippenstein cable car.
Day 10. Mountain railway to salt mines and ascend to Goiserer hut
The day begins with a ride on the Salzbergbahn cog railway to the Hallst?er Salzwelten mines to then follow the salt water pipeline to Bad Goisern before ascending towards Goiserer Hut.
Day 11. Trek over the Iglmoosalm to Gosau
Following the long distance E4 route you reach the open meadows of Iglmoosalm from where the descent begins to reach the village of Gosau.
Day 12. Depart Gosau
Depart Gosau. Arrive UK.

FOR A DETAILED ITINERARY AND MORE INFORMATION PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE TRIP DOSSIER

  • Trip Grade: C - Demanding
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Trip Code: TDCT
  • Max altitude: 2,700m
  • Accommodation:
    Inns/hotels x 7 nts, mountain hut x 4 nts
  • Meals:
    11 breakfasts included
  • Departs: June until September
  • OVERSEAS JOINING POINT : Bad Ischl
  • IMPORTANT : Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements

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