Hike with a view of the glittering Traunsee
View of the turquoise Gosau lake
Hike on the Postalm with a great view
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High-Altitude Paths, Lakes & Dachstein-Glacier

Panorama-hiking in the Salzkammergut.

During our panorama hiking tour from North to South you experience the most beautiful facets of the Salzkammergut-region: Starting from the gentle hills on Lake Traunsee all the way into the mountain region of the Dachstein-glacier, this hiking tour leads you from the ‚outer‘ into the ‚inner Salzkammergut‘. You proceed via high-altitude paths and rugged peaks onto the high-plateau of the Höllengebirge-mountain range and onwards into the imperial town Bad Ischl. Then along the tracks of Empress Sissi to the turquoise-blue Lake Wolfgangsee and up to the Postalm, Austria’s largest alpine pasture area. Finally once again alpine flair awaits when crossing the ravine ‚Gosaukamm‘ – with the impressive Dachstein-glacier always in broad view.

Details about the High-Altitude Paths, Lakes & Dachstein-Glacier hiking tour

Our hiking tour High-Altitude Paths, Lakes & Dachstein-Glacier tour in the beautiful Salzkammergut guarantees a real experience for mountaineers – because there are plenty of unforgettable mountain experiences on this tour. Over six daily stages, the route leads from the Traunsee to Ebensee, to the spa town of Bad Ischl and the next day to the wonderful Wolfgangsee. Continue to the Postalm area, where you will spend the night in a traditional mountain hut. The next day you head into the Gossau Valley and enjoy an eventful circular hike there on the last day of hiking. The tours always lead along multi-faceted hiking trails and alpine pasture paths with wonderful panoramas.

Highlights of the High-Altitude Paths, Lakes & Dachstein-Glacier tour:

  • A sweet treat in Bad Ischl: For those of you with a sweet tooth, the famous Café Zauner in the ‘Imperial City’ has just the right indulgent experience to offer – the wonderful Zauner Stollen made from nougat, nuts and chocolate.
  • Moon landscape of the Höllengebirge: After a trip with the Feuerkogelbahn into the Höllengebirge and a hike on the high plateau, an extraordinary sight awaits you, which is similar to a lunar landscape.
  • Pure alpine enjoyment: On the sixth day of your hiking holiday, the route takes you to the Rinnbergalm, where the dairy farmer is waiting for you with fresh dairy products.
  • The crowning glory: On the last stage you can enjoy spectacular views of Lake Gosau at the foot of the ‘König Dachstein’ during the cable car ride into the Gosau Valley.

Facts about the hiking holiday High-Altitude Paths, Lakes & Dachstein-Glacier

Even the journey to the Traunsee gives a first glimpse of the fabulous panoramas that await you over the coming days. Glittering lakes, spectacular high-altitude trails and views of the Dachstein-Glacier are your companions on the hiking tour in the Salzkammergut. The mountain hikes lead over good hiking and forest trails, some in alpine terrain. The daily stages are scheduled to last up to 5.5 hours.

Tip: This active trip in the Salzkammergut can also be experienced as a hiking holiday with a dog.

Mountain Hiking
Mountain Hiking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Helene Edtmeier
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Itinerary

The route leads you above the deepest of all lakes in the Salzkammergut-region past the enchanting peninsula of Traunkirchen, a scenic gem, which has already inspired many painters and artists. From here you start a steep ascent to the first impressive peak, located just like an eagle’s nest high above the lake’s water surface. You proceed along a mountain trail via Mount Sonnstein into the saltworks-town of Ebensee.

approx. 5 hours
11 km
800 m
800 m

By the Feuerkogelbahn-cable car you ascend effortlessly into the rocky karst-desert of the Höllengebirge-mountains. The surroundings here create a stark contrast to the bright green of the valley. If you fancy hiking on rocky paths up to the karstified high plateau, you get to experience a scenery which resembles a lunarscape. After a break in the Rieder-refuge you descend again by cable car and then take the bus into the imperial town of Bad Ischl.

approx. 5 hours
11 km
500 m
500 m

You proceed along Empress Sissi’s favourite route across meadows and fields to a little mountain lake, located well-hidden in the dense forest below the steep mountainsides of the Katrin-massif. You cross the former border into the ‚Salzburg-Salzkammergut‘ all the way to the shores of Lake Wolfgangsee, where the marvellous lake promenade invites to an extensive rest. Then through an idyllic nature reserve always along the lake with the renowned hotel ‚Weisses Rössl‘ and the prominent Mount Schafberg always in plain view.

approx. 5.5 hours
19 km
300 m
200 m

Today you discover the unique alpine scenery of the Postalm-area: Through the gorge of the stream Zinkenbach you ascend through the forest to the initial alps and proceed further and further into the mountains. Via the Niedergaden-alp and the Thorhöhe-peak you cross extensive mountain pastures past grazing cattle and horses and reach a quaint mountain hut, where you will spend the night under the sparkling stars.

approx. 5 hours
13 km
900 m
150 m

An extensive alp-tour through idyllic high-alpine pastures you proceed past the highest peaks of the Osterhorn-mountains. Via lush pastures to the Rinnberg-alp, where the Alpine dairymaid awaits with fresh dairy products derived from the grazing livestock. Listen to the chime of cow bells during a short break before proceeding with the route into the pretty mountaineering village Rußbach and onwards into the beautiful Gosau-valley.

approx. 4 hours
12 km
300 m
700 m

As a finale to your hiking holiday already several highlights await. You ascend high up to the Zwiesel-alp along the Herrenweg-path, here the impressive mountain ridge of the ‚Salzburg Dolomites‘ greets you with its jagged summit-peaks and the white, snow covered area of the glacier appears within your grasp. You take a leisurely ride by cable car back into the valley and at the same time enjoy the fabulous view onto the glistening Lake Gosausee, reflecting grandly in its water area the one and only ‚King Dachstein‘.

approx. 5 hours
11 km
850 m
100 m

Tour character

You hike on well-maintained hiking- and forest paths, in parts also on forest roads. Sectionally a certain amount of surefootedness and a head for heights is required along the mountain tracks. For the hiking tours with a walking time of up to 5.5 hours a good basic fitness level is necessary. Many times you have a shorter or longer option to choose from. A hiking week suited to people who like a mixture of varied hiking paths with plenty of amazing views, alp-tracks and easy alpine terrain.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Traunsee
  Season 1
05.06.2021 - 13.06.2021
06.09.2021 - 19.09.2021

Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
14.06.2021 - 27.06.2021
23.08.2021 - 05.09.2021

Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
28.06.2021 - 22.08.2021

Saturday and Sunday
High-Altitude Paths, Lakes & Dachstein-Glacier 8 days, AT-SKWTG-08X
Base price
629.00
679.00
729.00
Surcharge single room 139.00 139.00 139.00

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and inns, 1x comfortable alpine cabin

Season 1
Jun 5, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 6, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
Aug 23, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021
Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
Saturday and Sunday
High-Altitude Paths, Lakes & Dachstein-Glacier 8 days, AT-SKWTG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
629.00
139.00
679.00
139.00
729.00
139.00

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and inns, 1x comfortable alpine cabin

Season 1
Jun 5, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 6, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
Aug 23, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021
Season 3
Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
Traunsee
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
88.00
75.00
94.00
75.00
94.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Traunsee
  Season 1
Jun 5, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 6, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021

Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
Aug 23, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021

Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021

Saturday and Sunday
Traunsee
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 75.00 75.00
Extra night sgl/bb 88.00 94.00 94.00

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Cable car fare Feuerkogel
  • Cable car fare Gosaukamm
  • Train rides according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1 x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Salzburg, by bus or train to Lake Traunsee (approx. 2 hours, 1x change of bus/train).
  • Parking: mostly free hotel car park available, partly public car park, approx. EUR 30 per week. No reservation possible.
  • Return journey from Gosau to Lake Traunsee by bus and train, duration approx. 1,5 hours (1x change).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus rides (Rußbach – Gosau, Lake Gosausee – Gosau), approx. EUR 6 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Helene Edtmeier
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Helene Edtmeier, Team lead assistant
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