June 1st - October 1st, 2019

- Tour IV: 9 lakes / 1 summit
+ Delicious Discoveries: Ausseer fish rarities

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 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.

 

On this tour the S-Trail leads through the Ausseerland region, the south-eastern part of the Salzkammergut. Renowned for its pristine waters (beloved by fishermen all over the world) and dramatic landscapes the region was and still is especially popular with artists and bohemians.

Arrangement

  • 7 x Overnight stay with breakfast in ***inns (1x) and hotels (4x ****, 2x ***superior)
  • 1 x local fish snack at the Kohlröserl hut
  • 1 x S-Trail hiking booklet (1 x per room)
  • 1 x Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area + detailed routing (1 x 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
  • 7 x local tax
  • Daily service hotline from 09.00am - 07.00pm (including weekends)

Routing:

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

2nd day: Bad Aussee – Steinitzenalm – Bad Mitterndorf
~ 19 km, 6-7 hrs, difference in altitude
á 537 m / â 402 m
The first part of the tour follows the Kainischtraun River toward Lake Ödensee. At the lake you will find the Kohlröserl hut where you will try a regional fish snack. Fishing naturally is a big part of the local tradition. Nowadays the Austrian Federal Forests manage the cultivation of high quality fish in the local rivers and lakes which is among the best Austria has to offer.

Continue via the limestone springs “Strumern” to the Steinitzenalm and descent to the spa village of Bad Mitterndorf.
Overnight stay in Bad Mitterndorf

3rd day: Free day in Bad Mitterndorf
Choose from several activities, suggestions include: challenging mountain hike, wellness at the local spa “Grimmingtherme”, canoeing on Lake Salzastausee, cycling tour with rental bikes or visiting the UNESO World Heritage village Hallstatt
Overnight stay in Bad Mitterndorf

4th day: Bad Mitterndorf - Tauplitzalm
~ 916 km, 6-7 hrs, difference in altitude
á 940 m / â 109 m
The first part of the tour leads past the ski jump arena Kulm to Tauplitz. Here you can choose to ascent the Tauplitz plateau by bus or via chair lift (only in fair weather). Otherwise you follow the winding walking trail to the Transgwenghütte.
Overnight stay at Tauplitzalm

5th day: Free day at Tauplitzalm
The Tauplitzalm is a true walker’s paradise and one of the most beautiful lake plateaus in Europe. Choose from numerous walking trails ranging from introductory to challenging.
Overnight stay at Tauplitzalm

6th day: Tauplitzalm - Grundlsee
~ 18 km, 5-6 hrs, difference in altitude
á 318 / â 1194 m
Today you descent to Lake Grundlsee. The lake is especially popular with surfers and sailors which you can observe while following the lakeside trail to the village Grundlsee.
Overnight stay in Grundlsee

7th day: Free day at Lake Grundlsee
~ 18 km, 5-6 hrs, difference in altitude
á 318 / â 1194 m
To start the day we highly recommend enjoying an extended, leisurely breakfast on the lake-view terrace. Especially rewarding day tours can be done to the neighbouring lakes (Toplitz- and Kammersee, Altausseersee) either on foot or with a rental bike.
Overnight stay in Grundlsee

8th day: Bus ride back to Bad Aussee (to be paid on spot). Individual departure or additional nights

Rates per person and arrangement in €:

 

01.06. – 01.07.19

01.09. – 01.10.19

01.07. – 01.09.19

 

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

675,--

705,--

Supplement 5 x half board

Mondi Grundlsee is not included – only á la carte, to be paid on spot

90,--

90,--

Supplement single room

205,--

205,--

 

 

 

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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