May 15th - October 8th, 2019

- Tour II: 4 lakes / 3 summits
- Overnight stay in the mountains with 360° panorama
+ Delicious Discoveries: Abbey Liqueurs

The defining feature of the Salzkammergut has always been the visual drama between the countless small and large lakes nestling in the abruptly rising mountains of the Northern Alps. The newly established long distance trail links these hotspots in a never seen before, comprehensive way. On 19 stages or 337 km, plus several regional circuits, a new walking experience takes form. Discover lush Alpine meadows, fairy-tale forests and invigorating waters in a cultural landscape of outstanding authenticity.

This tour follows the early stages of the S-Trail from Lake Wolfgangsee to Lake Mondsee and Lake Fuschlsee, 3 of the region’s most popular swimming lakes.

General information:

Daily stages are introductory to moderately difficult, hiking distances can be adjusted easily by public transport. A reasonable fitness level and basic hiking equipment like good hiking shoes, rucksack, rain and sun protection, functional clothing and also a warmer jacket or pullover are necessary to enjoy your trip.

Arrangement

  • 4 x Overnight stay with breakfast buffet
  • 1 x ascent with the cogwheel railway to Mount Schafberg
  • 1 x Bottled Liqueur from Aich Abbey (several flavours to choose from)
  • 1 x Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area + detailed routing (1x per room)
  • 1 x S-Trail hiking booklet (1x per room)
  • 1 x Salzkammergut Adventure Card – Reductions on 120 attractions in the region
  • 3 x Luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage
  • 4 x local tax
  • Daily service hotline from 09.00am - 07.00pm (including weekends)

Routing:

1st day: Individual arrival in St. Gilgen.

You will receive your travel documents at your accommodation. Overnight stay in St. Gilgen

2nd day: St. Gilgen – Falkenstein – St. Wolfgang
~ 9 km, 3 hrs, difference in altitude á 365 m / â 355 m

Today’s stage is part of a historic pilgrim's trail from Regensburg to St. Wolfgang. 24 marked places of interest document the history of this pilgrimage route. In St. Wolfgang you find a pilgrim’s fountain and the pilgrimage church.

Overnight stay at St. Wolfgang.

3rd day: St. Wolfgang - Schafberg – Mondsee
~
17 km, 6 hrs, difference in altitudeá520 m / â1760 m

Take the cogwheel train to the 1.783 m high Mount Schafberg. The trip today starts directly at the mountain station downhill to Schafbergalm. From there you follow the European long distance trail E4 for a bit until you reach Aich abbey. Take some time to visit the splendid herb gardens and sample the popular liqueurs. Continue then past Lake Krottensee and Mount Almkogel to Mondsee.

Overnight stay in Mondsee

4th day: Mondsee – Wartenfels – Fuschl am See
~ 9 km, 3-4 hrs, difference in altitude
á 478 m / â 298 m

First part of today’s stage leads to the former forester’s hut Wartenfels, nowadays an excellent inn and guesthouse. A short detour to the nearby castle ruins Wartenfels comes highly recommended. If you feel in the mood for more walking once you reach Lake Fuschlsee it is well worth doing the beautiful circuit of the lake (10km)

Overnight stay at Fuschl am See.

5th day: Bus ride back to St. Gilgen (to be paid on spot). Individual departure or additional nights

Rates per person and arrangement in €:

 

15.05. – 01.07.19

01.09. – 08.10.19

01.07. – 01.09.19

 

***hotels/inns in double room

390,--

415,--

Supplement 4x half board

90,--

90,--

Supplement single room

105,--

105,--

 

 

 

Additional night double room with breakfast

55,--

55,--

Additional night supplement for half board

17,--

17,--

Additional night supplement for single room

12,--

12,--

 

 

 

Arrival day

daily

daily

Reduction for children sleeping in their parents’ room (2 fully paying guests):

  0 –   5,9 years: 100 %               6 – 14,9 years: 30 %

 

Accommodation:

Twin-bedded rooms in Austrian resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. These are also known as 'Austrian Twins' and are regarded as two beds. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed as available.

Location of the accommodation are mainly close to the trails.

Information for arrivals by car: Free parking available at the starting hotel.

Dogs:

Dogs are allowed in the accommodations on request, often for a small fee. Extra costs have to be paid on spot. Austrian law requires that dogs must wear a leash or a muzzle!

We recommend a travel insurance.
http://start.europaeische.at/hsp-en?AGN=10011283

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

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