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A trekking holiday with longer walks among the resplendent scenery of Austria’s Lake District, with delightful accommodation in typical alpine towns and villages en route.

  • Delightful alpine meadows
  • Splendid valley walks
  • Longer walking days
  • Tasty local cuisine
  • Panoramic lakeshore scenery

This superb itinerary leads you between various traditional alpine villages, over mountain passes, across meadows and plateaux, and down to the panoramic lakeshores for which the area is renowned. Walking days are longer, allowing you to explore deeper into the mountains, yet invariably following way-marked trails.

A particular delight is encountering wonderful, remote mountain restaurants along the way, always scenically located and always with tasty food.

Charming accommodation in towns and villages along the route ensures overnight halts are a delight.

This is a great way to discover Austria’s Lake District on foot and will appeal to those preferring scenic (but lengthier) walks to see more of this beautiful region.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Travel to Bad Ischl

    Fly from the UK to Munich or Salzburg, and make your way (by train/bus) to Bad Ischl.

  2. Day 2: Hike Elisabeth Forest Trail to Lake Attersee & Weissenbach

    Trek through Elisabeth Forest Trail to Bergau at Lake Attersee and along the shore to Weissenbach.

  3. Day 3: Gorge trail to Mount Schafberg, Scharfling Pass to Abersee

    Starting at Burggrabenklamm, follow the trail through the narrow gorge to Mount Schafberg. Continue on the hiking path 17A between Attersee and Mondsee, past the Scharfling pass, before descending to St.Gilgen where you then follow the lakeside promenade to Abersee.

  4. Day 4: Boat across Lake Wolfgansee & walk to Strobl

    Take the ferry to St Wolfgang, where there is an option to take the cog railway to Mount Schafberg (1,760 metres) . Walk from St Wolfgang to Berau and onto Strobl.

  5. Day 5: Hike to Bad Goisern

    Follow the Baerenpfad Trail from Strobl to Bad Goisern

  6. Day 6: Hike to Bad Aussee

    Walk along the valley floor from Bad Goisern along the Solewanderweg and then follow the lake shoreline to the exceptionally pretty village of Hallstatt. The route continues to the far end of the lake and onto Obertraun. Here you then head into the scenic Koppental Valley, ascending over the Koppen Pass to remain above the valley floor until a slight descent to Bad Aussee.

  7. Day 7: Final walk to Bad Ischl

    Leaving Bad Aussee, the route follows the course of the river to Altausseer Traun, steadily rising to the village of Altaussee. You then head away from the village to walk between the mountains and over to the Rettenbach Valley which then descends steadily to Bad Ischl.

  8. Day 8: Depart Bad Ischl & fly back to the UK

    Depart Bad Ischl and travel back to Munich or Salzburg for your return flight to the UK

Price and Other Information

  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 8 days from £529 per person
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 8 days from £899 per person
  • Single room supplement: From £160
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
  • Max alt: 1,400m
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  • Route map:
    Route map for <span>Austria’s Alpine Splendour</span>
  • What’s included
    • Pension / inn x 7 nights
    • 7 breakfasts

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Dates & Prices

Choose your preferred departure date from the 3 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Self-Guided Dates and Prices
Year Daily Departures Price From (Exc. Flights) Options
All prices are per person. Daily departures subject to availability.
2019 From 22 Apr to 30 Jun £529 Book or Enquire
2019 From 1 Jul to 31 Aug £569 Book or Enquire
2019 From 1 Sep to 18 Oct £529 Book or Enquire

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