May 10th - October 5th, 2019

- Tour V: 3 lakes / 1 summit
+ Delicious Discoveries: fish on a stick

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.

 

This tour follows the last stages of the S-Trail through the Almtal valley. The valley is one of the most secluded spots of the Salzkammergut and therefor a true the insiders’ tip.

Arrangement

  • 4 x Overnight stay with breakfast in ***inns/hotel
  • 1 x tasty “Steckerlfisch” meal (grilled fish on a stick)
  • 1 x transfer Ebensee – Lake Offensee
  • 1 x transfer Lake Almsee – Grünau
  • 1 x Tram ticket Gmunden Seebahnhof – Train Station
  • 1 x Train ticket from Gmunden – Ebensee
  • 1 x Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area + detailed routing (1 x per room)
  • 1 x S-Trail hiking booklet (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
  • 4 x local tax
  • Daily service hotline from 09.00am - 07.00pm (including weekends)

Routing:

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

2nd day: Offensee – Lake Almsee – Almtal
~ 17 km, 6 hrs, difference in altitude
á 695 m / â 776 m
After breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Offensee. Today’s stage is also part of the European long distance trail E4. Via the Hochpfad trail you cross over to the Almtal and arrive at the pristine Lake Almsee. The Lake is the source for the Alm River and you will follow the course of the river in the coming days.
Overnight stay in the Almtal.

3rd day: Almtal – Cumberland Wildpark – Grünau im Almtal
~
13 km, 3-4 hrs, difference in altitudeá105 m / â169 m
After approx. 1h of walking you reach the Cumberland wildlife park. A walk through the park is highly recommended and you will receive reduced rates with your Salzkammergut Card. As you continue along the river you will come upon a fisher’s hut where you are invited to enjoy “Steckerlfisch” (grilled fish on a   stick), from local river fish.
Overnight stay in Grünau im Almtal.

4th day: Grünau im Almtal – Lake Laudachsee – Gmunden
~ 18 km, 6-7 hrs, difference in altitude
á 764 m / â 841 m
After a short stretch along the river, the S-Trail branches off into the woods towards Lake Laudachsee. From the lake the trail continues to Mount Grünberg, landmark of Gmunden. Her you can choose to take the cable car into town or continue on foot via the hamlet Weyer.
Overnight stay in Gmunden.

5th day: Ferry to Ebensee. Individual departure or additional nights

Rates per person and arrangement in €:

 

10.05. – 01.07.19

01.09. – 05.10.19

01.07. – 01.09.19

 

***hotels/inns in double room

410,--

425,--

Supplement half board

90,--

90,--

Supplement single room

105,--

105,--

 

 

 

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.

Information for arrivals by car:

The parking place does not always situate next to the accommodation but on a public parking place. (Possible costs have to be paid on spot)

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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