June 21st - September 22nd, 2019

- Tour III: 3 lakes / 3 summits
+ Delicious Discoveries: products from the Alm hut

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.

General information:

Daily stages are moderate to challenging; hiking distances in the valley 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.

 

This tour follows the middle stages of the S-Trail and leads into the heart of UNESCO World Heritage region Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut!

Arrangement

  • 5 x Overnight stay with breakfast (4 x ***inns/hotel, 1 x in hut – double rooms or communal bunks, hut sleeping bags mandatory)
  • 1 x S-Trail hiking booklet (1x per room)
  • 1 x ferry on Lake Hallstättersee
  • 1 x Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area + detailed routing (1x per room)
  • 1 x traditional walker’s lunch with regional products at Leutgeb hut (open: middle of June – the end of September)
  • 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
  • 5 x local tax
  • Daily service hotline from 09.00am - 07.00pm (including weekends)

Routing:

1st day: Individual arrival in Bad Goisern.
You will receive your travel documents at your accommodation
Overnight stay in Bad Goisern

2nd day: Bad Goisern – Goiserhütte
~ 6 km, 4 hrs, difference in altitude
á 1083 m / â 10 m
Ascent via Trocktannalm to the Goiserer lodge below the summit of Mount Kalmberg. Not far from the lodge lies the “Kalmoos church”, a cave in which Protestants attended services in secret in the past.
Overnight stay at Goiserer lodge.

Luggage transfer from Bad Goisern to Gosau where you spend the following night (overnight backpack and hut sleeping bag* for the night at the lodge have to be carried by yourself!)

3rd day: Goisererhütte – Gosau
~
22 km, 7-8 hrs, difference in altitudeá950 m / â1771 m
Descent via Iglmoosalm to Gosau. From here you have several options. The S-Trail leads via Zwieselam and Lake Gosausee through the whole Gosau valley.
Overnight stay in Gosau

4th day: Gosau – Hallstatt
~ 15 km, 6-7 hrs, difference in altitude á 1020 m / â 1254 m
One of the major highlights in the Gosau valley is the ascent to the Löckenmoos high moor. After taking in the unique atmosphere of the Alpine moor, continue to Leutgeb hut and stop for a traditional walker’s lunch with homemade products. Follow the trail along the flanks of Mount Plassen to reach the famous Hallstatt salt mines and the panorama platform “Welterbeblick”
Overnight stay in Hallstatt.

5th day: Hallstatt – Bad Goisern
~11 km, 3 hrs, difference in altitudeá131 m / â156 m
Take some time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage village Hallstatt before making your way to the trail. Today’s walk will be short but sweet. Once you are ready take the ferry across the lake to the eastern shore and follow the picturesque lakeside trail to Bad Goisern.
Overnight stay in Bad Goisern

6th day: Individual departure or additional nights

Rates per person and arrangement in €:

 

21.06. – 01.07.19

01.09. – 22.09.19

01.07. – 01.09.19

 

***hotels/inns in double room (communal bunks in the huts)

380,--

395,--

Supplement half board

115,--

115,--

Supplement single room

95,--

95,--

 

 

 

Additional night double room with breakfast

55,--

55,--

Additional night double room in Hallstatt with breakfast

67,--

67,--

Additional night supplement for half board

17,--

17,--

Additional night supplement for single room

12,--

12,--

 

 

 

Arrival day

daily

daily

Notes on staying at an Alpine lodge:

  • * Hut sleeping bag: blankets are available in the huts; necessary but mandatory is only a lightweight cotton/silk sleeping bag liner
  • Overnight stay in communal bunks or multi-bed rooms.
  • Location of the accommodation are mainly close to the trails.
  • Dogs on request; not allowed in the sleeping areas. Attended stay in the winter room possible, partly dog kennels available, extra costs to be paid on spot.

 

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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