Hiking paradise Hallstatt at lake Hallstättersee
Group of hikers at the fountain of village Hallstatt
Stunning panoramic view high above lake Wolfgangsee

Lake Walking in Austria’s Salzkammergut Charm

White Horse Inn, Imperial Summer Residence and UNESCO Heritage.

„Most beautiful country in all time“ an old folk song claims and this quote truly applies to the Austrian Salzkammergut. Mountains, lakes and picturesque places belong to one of the most beautiful treasures of the world. This uniqueness has been recognized by UNESCO and the region Hallstatt has been declared UNESCO Heritage of nature and culture.

Moderate Walking

Moderate Walking
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


From St. Wolfgang on Saddle walk to lake Schwarzensee. Here the lake cabin of Lore is worth a stop for the delicious home made snacks. Via Wirer gorge into the valley and around Bürglstein to the lake promenade of Strobl. By coach into the ancient Imperial summer residence Bad Ischl.

approx. 4.5 hours
14 km
290 m
290 m

Salt always has been an important source of income in Salzkammergut. The oldest brine pipeline of the world leads from Hallstatt’s salt mine to the salt works in Bad Ischl. Walk along the promenade into Kaltenbachau, a site of Imperial pleasures as horse races, picnics and rendezvous. On brine pipeline trail to Bad Goisern, the gateway to UNESCO heritage Hallstatt. By train to Hallstatt.

approx. 3.5 hours
12 km
180 m
100 m

By train to Bad Ischl. Along the romantic Sissi-Path you walk to the tiny lake Nussensee then along river Ischl back to lake Wolfgangsee. Through the nature reserve Blinklingmoos along the lake back to today’s stop-over.

approx. 5.5 hours
18 km
260 m
260 m

Tour character

This tour combines pleasant walking with culture and places of interest. The walking paths are good, there are just some short ascents on smaller serpentine paths. We can recommend this tour for families.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Apr 21, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Sep 17, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Season 2
May 21, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Season 3
Jul 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
The Pleasures of Hiking in the Salzkammergut 5 days, charm, AT-SKWWO-05A
Base price
Surcharge single room

Category: You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Services and infos

  • 4 overnight stays, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Ferry fare Wolfgangsee, Hallstättersee
  • Train fare Bad Goisern – Hallstatt, Hallstatt – Bad Ischl
  • Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card (reductions for cable cars, thermal bath Bad Ischl, salt mine Hallstatt, Boat rides etc.)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline


  • By train to Salzburg, by bus to Wolfgangsee (approx. 1 hour). Or by train to Bad Ischl and by bus to Wolfgangsee (approx. 30 min). Pick up service from the bus stop by the hotel.
  • Parking: mostly free hotel car park available, partly public car park, approx. EUR 30 per week. No reservation required.
  • Transfers from/to airport/station Salzburg available upon request.


  • Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price and payable on site
  • Bus ride Strobl – Bad Ischl, approx. EUR 4 per person are not included


Helene Edtmeier
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Helene Edtmeier, Customer service


5 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
5 stars
Wolfgang Frisch DE | 16.07.2017
Wanderreise Salzkammergut
Sehr gut durchdacht und organisiert. Die Besprechung für die Touren vor Ort war super und informativ. Die Unterlagen waren ausreichend und übersichtlich. Wir sind voll des Lobes und werden diese ausgesuchten Touren, egal wo, immer wieder buchen und auch weiterempfehlen. Die Schwierigkeitsgrade der Touren entsprachen der Beschreibung. Wir waren zu keinem Zeitpunkt überfordert oder ohne Orientierung. Konnten uns auf die Ausarbeitung der Touren sehr gut verlassen. Alles war super, super!!
5 stars
Peter Head AU | 09.06.2017
Walking in Salzkammergut
A well organised walk with very comprehensive instructions. Great accommodation and fabulous scenery, I would recommend this walk to anyone.
5 stars
Claudia Dohmen DE | 24.08.2016
Super Reise, bestens organisiert
Eine sehr empfehlenswerte Reise. Die Hotels mit Charme waren sehr geschmackvoll.
5 stars
Peter Piotrowsky DE | 26.06.2016
Nicht zu viel versprochen
Die Reise war gut ausgearbeitet, es hat an nichts gefehlt.
5 stars
Ulrich Nill DE | 29.05.2016
Perfekte Planung - Herzlichen Dank!
Die Planung der Reise war wieder einmal großartig. Alles hat perfekt funktioniert und, wie man in Österreich gerne sagt, gepasst! Die Hotels waren alle sehr schön, die Touren abwechslungsreich, Entspannung und Anstrengung in der richtigen Balance. Vielen Dank!
5 stars
Maureen Pidgeon GB | 23.05.2016
Another great walking tour
Excellent routes and detailed illustrated guide book made for stress free walking. Two nights at each destination worked well and was more relaxing than packing up everyday. Scenery was stunning and there were plenty of places to visit nearby, especially on our free day. All hotels were good but two were excellent with good restaurants.

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