May 17th - October 10th, 2019

Magnificent mountains, lush forests, sparkling lakes and mythic moors – breath-taking landscapes mark the old and historic salt-mining realms. This Salzalpensteig trail connects old, regional tracks to a cross-border long-distance path which reaches from lake Chiemsee, through Berchtesgaden to Austria’s Word Heritage region Dachstein-Salzkammergut. This tour covers the last stages from Golling to the prehistoric salt-mining centre of Hallstatt.

Requirements and general information

The tour mainly covers alpine terrain. You will need appropriate mountain equipment and basic stamina. Necessary mountain equipment: ankle-high boots, functional clothes, rucksack, food and water, rain and sun protection, first-aid kit, mobile phone, possibly hiking sticks.

Luggage transport included!

Arrangement:

  • 7 x Overnight stays with breakfast (6x in *** hotels/inns + 1x in mountain hut. - shared rooms and communal  bunks, hut sleeping bag mandatory*)
  • 1 x Hiking booklet Salzalpensteig + further information material (1 x per room)
  • 1 x ascent with the Karkogel cable car (or transfer to Karalm)
  • 1 x bus ride Lake Gosausee – Gosau/Ramsau
  • 1 x Entrance to the Saltmines in Hallstatt
  • 5 x luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage
  • 7 x Local Taxes
  • Daily service hotline from 09.00 - 19.00 (also on weekends)

Itinerary:

Day 1:  Individual arrival at Hallein

Individual arrival at your accommodation in Hallein

At check-in you receive your travel documents.

Overnight stay in Hallein

 

Day 2:  Hallein – Bad Dürrnberg – Golling

~ 5 h, 14 km altitude difference á 500 m / â 700 m

Bus ride from Hallein to Bad Dürrnberg. From Bad Dürrnberg the todays hiking will guide you upwards to the Tucktannalm, where you deserve a well-earned rest. The path down to the valley to Kuchl brings you to the impressive Schleier – waterfalls. You hike along the beautiful wetlands of the Salzach River to Golling. Overnight stay in Golling

 

Day 3:  Golling - Abtenau

~ 5-6 h, 14 km altitude difference á 559 m / â 339 m

As introduction we recommend the bus from Golling to Unterscheffau (payment on spot). Cross the bridge over the Lammer river and follow the river until Oberscheffau. Here the trail leads through the wild-romantic Klausgraben and past impressive waterfalls to Abtenau.

Overnight stay in Abtenau

 

Day 4:  Abtenau - Annaberg

~ 4-5 h, 9 km altitude difference á 645 m / â 993 m

Start the day with panoramic ride to the Karkogel hut. The landmark mountain of Abtenau offers amazing views in all directions. Follow the trail to Gsengalm and descent back to the Lammer valley.

Overnight stay in Annaberg

 

Day 5:  Annaberg - Gosau

~ 7 h, 11 km altitude difference á 1269 m / â 514 m

First follow the trail of legends to the Kopfberg. After a while the winding ascent to the colourful flower meadows of the Stuhlalm begins. Both Stuhlalm and the adjacent Theodor-Körner hut offer refreshments. Follow the Alpine trail along the Gosaukamm to the Gablonzerhut.

Overnight stay at the Gablonzerhut.

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

 

Day 6:  Gosau – Bad Goisern

~ 7-8 h, 16,5 km altitude difference á 958 m / â 1838 m

Descent to Lake Gosausee or take the cable car to the valley (payment on the spot). Busride to Gosau-Ramsau. The ascent to Iglmoosalm follows an idyllic forest trail to the Goiserer hut beneath Mount Kalmberg. After a deserved break take in the first views of the Traun valley with prominent Lake Hallstattersee to the South-East. Descent to Bad Goisern.

Overnight stay in Bad Goisern

 

Day 7: Bad Goisern – Eastern Lake Shore Hiking Trail – Obertraun - Hallstatt ~19 km, 5 h, altitude           difference á 127 m / â102 m

From Bad Goisern in the direction of Lake Hallstättersee and along the eastern shore - with magnificent views of Hallstatt and the Dachstein Glacier - to Obertraun and further on to Hallstatt. Short cut: ferry from Hallstatt train station to Hallstatt market. Saving about 8km. Ferry has to be paid on the spot. Explore this historical village.

Overnight stay in Hallstatt

 

Day 8:  Individual departure or additional nights

Rates per person for the arrangement in €:

Minimum 2 travellers

17.05. – 01.07.2019

01.09. – 10.10.2019

01.07. – 01.09.2019

 

***hotel/inn in double room with breakfast

618,--

658,--

Supplement half board

150,--

150,--

Supplement single room

130,--

130,--

Supplement for single travels

75,--

75,--

 

 

 

Supplement transfer Hallstatt – Hallein up to 4 PAX

Every additional person € 25,--

170,--

170,--

Day of arrival

daily

daily

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.

* Hut sleeping bag: blankets are available in the huts; necessary but mandatory is only a lightweight cotton/silk sleeping bag liner

 

Information for arrivals by car:

The parking place does not always situate next to the accommodation but on a public parking place. (Possibly 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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