Walks Europe Austria Lakes and Alps In Style

Lakes and Alps In Style / Self-Guided

8 days | From £1049 | Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

Atmospheric walking, 4* Hotels, grandiose scenery, lakes and Alps.


8 days | From £1049 | Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

  • Panoramic views from the 'Five Fingers of Krippen'
  • Delightful lakeshore walks
  • Relax in superb 4* Hotels
  • Discover charming Austrian villages
  • Explore the fascinating salt mines of Salzwelten Hallstatt
  • Marvel at the creation of the ice caves in the Dachstein

Stunning walks, together with charming, traditional, small towns and villages, impressive mountains, glittering lakes, wildflower meadows, great food and welcoming hospitality, make this the perfect trip for a summer holiday.

Walk through the wondrous alpine Lake District, with overnight halts at idyllic locations in the best hotels in the area. From the utterly charming lakeside village of St Wolfgang you journey along tranquil, scenic lakeshores and up high too, including the outrageous 'Five Fingers of Krippen' viewing platform and superlative panoramas from the mighty Dachstein plateau and the option to explore the ice caves and salt mines of Salzwelten Hallstatt.

Two nights are also spent at picture-postcard lakeside Hallstatt (a World Heritage village) before returning to Bad Ischl, the favourite summer spa resort of the former Hapsburg Emperors.

Austria Lakes and Alps in style Map
Day 1. Travel to St. Wolfgang
Depart UK, travel to Lake Wolfgangsee.
Day 2. Take the cog railway to Schafberg summit and hike on the Schafberg plateau
A short trip by boat on the Wolfgangsee takes you to the Schafbergbahn. You'll then use the mountain railway to ascend to the summit of Schafberg. Here you can walk along several obvious trails, whilst continuing to absorb the splendour of the lakes and mountains.
Day 3. Along the lake shore to Strobl, then the Elisabethwaldweg to Bad Ischl
Walking directly from the hotel in St.Wolfgang you'll initially follow the lakeshore promenade to reach the village of Strobl at the head of the Wolfgangsee. Follow the Ischl river along the waymarked trail known as the 'Elisabethwaldweg' to Bad Ischl.
Day 4. Mount Katrin and Seven Lakes Walk
The River Traun flows crescent like around Bad Ischl take a cable car to Mount Katrin and circuit the plateau on the seven lakes walk.
Day 5. Bad Gosiern to Hallstat Lake and visit the Salzwelten Hallstatt
Take a scenic train ride to Bad Gosiern and walk along the western shore of Lake Hallstattersee to the stunningly beautiful lakeside village of Hallstatt. Visit the salt mines of Salzwelten Hallstatt.
Day 6. Krippenstein cable car to the "5 Fingers" viewpoint
Take Krippenstein cable car to the outrageous "5 Fingers" viewpoint. The cable car begins at the next village, Obertraun, reached by way of an easy walk along the shores of Lake Hallstat. The viewpoint offers the most spectacular views in the entire Alps extending like a hand over a 400m sheer rock face. One "finger" is glass bottomed, another has a hole in it allowing for uninterrupted (and breathtaking) views all the way to the valley floor. There is also the opportunity to visit the ice caves.
Day 7. Across the lake by boat, then walk to Steeg. Train to Bad Ischl
Take the ferry across the lake and follow the Ostuferwanderweg trail on the eastern shore to Steeg. Retun to Bad Ischl by train.
Day 8. Depart Bad Ischl
Depart Bad Ischl. Arrive UK.

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  • Trip Grade: B - Moderate
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Trip Code: TLAA
  • Max altitude: 2,300m
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts included
  • Accommodation: 4* Hotels x 7 nts
  • Departs: April until October
  • 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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