Jannuary 6th – March 31st, 2020

  • guided tours from village to village with days to relax, a unique ramble through the Salzkammergut including 3 stops
  • with luggage transfer

When the snow is crunching underneath your shoes in a glittering white landscape, when the lakes are steaming in the fresh cold air, and the sun is sending down its beams, the winter in the Salzkammergut welcomes you. A breath-taking winter world – with unforgettable pictures.

Required equipment:

  • 3 sets of warm underwear
  • wind and water resistant functional clothing (Goretex, Softshell etc.)
  • hat and gloves
  • sun glasses and / or ski goggles, sunscreen
  • waterproof winter boots
  • snow gaiters are of advantage
  • the backpack should have a fastening possibility for snow shoes

Route planning

The walking distances are based on the following average walking speed:
2,6 km and 200 meters of elevation per hour

The execution of the tour depends on weather and avalanche conditions!

Changes of routing are possible!

Arrangement:

  • 5 x overnight stay in ***hotels with breakfast buffet and 3- or 4-course dinner
  • 2 x guided hiking with a professional snow-shoe guide
  • 1 x welcome drink
  • 1 x transfer back and forth to the ski and snow shoe tour educational trail (day 2)
  • 1 x transfer Kühleiten (day 3)
  • 1 x public bus from St. Gilgen to Strobl (day 3)
  • 1 x public bus back and forth Strobl - Fuschl (day 4)
  • 1 x public bus back and forth Strobl – St. Wolfgang (day 5)
  • 1 x 4 hours entrance in Wellness-Alm in St. Wolfgang (day 5)
  • 1 x hiking map and further information
  • 1 x luggage transfer (2 pieces included, further luggage: € 5, -- per piece, to pay on spot)
  • Daily service hotline 09:00 am – 07:00 pm (incl. weekends)
  • 5 x local tax

Routing:

Day 1: Arrival

Individual arrival in Faistenau where you are greeted with a welcome drink. In the evening your guide will come to the hotel for an introduction and a briefing.

Overnight stay in Faistenau

Day 2: guided tour: “Ski and snow shoe tour educational trail” in Faistenau ~4,5 km, 5 hours, altitude difference á 482 m / â482 m

Transfer to the parking court Mitterholz which is the starting point of the ski and snow shoe tour educational trail.

The educational trail offers you interactive learning and avalanche knowledge on tour. A modern learntool which combine theory and praxis in a method style concept. A winter sports man in the mountains can learn here new and interesting thing.

From the Loibersbacher Höhe descent to the parking court Mitterholz or to parking court Döller and taxi transfer back to the hotel in Faistenau.

Don´t forget to pack your food on the tour. Possibility to stop for a meal at Mitteregg-Alm (only on weekends).

2nd overnight stay in Faistenau.

Day 3: guided tour: Faistenau – Zwölferhorn – St. Gilgen ~9 km, 6 hours, altitude difference á600 / â783

Transfer with the taxi to the parking court Kühleiten. Start of the snow shoe tour at the mountain Zwölferhorn and descent to St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee.

There are different ascent routes to the panorama mountain Zwölferhorn. It depends on condition and request of clients which route is taken from your guide. The mountain Zwölferhorn is opened up with a small skiing area.

Don´t forget to pack your food on the tour. Possibilities to stop for a meal en route.

Overnight stay in St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee.

Day 4: optional guided tour or individual: public bus to the lake Fuschl – snow shoe tour round the lake Fuschl – public bus back to St. Gilgen ~11 km, 3-4 hours, altitude difference á 202 / â 202

The tour can be done without guide. Public bus from St. Gilgen to Fuschl and back (approx. 10 minutes).

The protected south side position of the path makes it possible to hike around the lake in winter too.

Most part of the path around lake Fuschlsee lies close by the shore of the lake. Only at the west side, near the Castle Fuschl and the stream "Fuschler Ache" the path turns a bit away, but goes through an attractive nature reserve. Breathtaking views over the lake and the surrounding mountains wait for the hikers. At the north shore of the path you will find a lucky place called "Waldandacht" - a place to stay and sit, enjoying the view to the lake.

If a guide is desired it may be booked as well. To be paid on spot.

2nd overnight stay in St. Gilgen.

Day 5: Relax Day or winter hike from St. Gilgen via St. Wolfgang to Strobl ~8 km, 4-5 hours, altitude difference á354 / â342

Today we recommend a relax day. Take the bus to your hotel in Strobl with beautiful spa area with indoor swimming pool with waterfall, sauna, brine steam bath, whirlpool and massage showers. Against charge: oriental Rasul bath, massage whirl thermal, solarium, infrared cabin and massages.

Bathrobe and bag are provided.

Or you hike along the beautiful and peaceful winter hiking trails along the lake Wolfgansee from St. Gilgen over the Falkenstein to St. Wolfgang. Individual stroll in St. Wolfgang and then take the bus to Strobl to the hotel. If a guide is desired it may be booked as well. To be paid on spot.

Overnight stay in ****hotel in Strobl.

Day 6: Individual departure / a transfer back to Faistenau can be booked option on spot.

Our tip:book additional nights in the ****hotel in Strobl

Rates per arrangement and person in €:

Rates based on a minimum of 4 people

06.01. – 31.03.2020

Double room

696,--

Supplement for single room per stay

124, --

Extra night (before/after the tour) in ***hotel with half board

73, --

Arrival

daily

 

in double room - based on a minimum of 5 people

660,--

in double room - based on a minimum of 6 people

635,--

in double room - based on a minimum of 7 people

617,--

in double room - based on a minimum of 8 people

604,--

 

in double room - based on a minimum of 2 people

884,--

in double room - based on a minimum of 3 people

759,--

Snow shoes incl. poles: € 40, -- per person for the whole tour

Please book your snow shoes in advance.

Winter shoes not included.

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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