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Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 2

FROM THE TENNENGEBIRGE TO THE WORLD HERITAGE REGION OF SALZBURG

The “white gold” plays an important part in the history of Bavaria and Austria, more precisely the Salzkammergut and Salzburger Land. The Salzalpensteig, which traces the origins of salt production - in the truest sense of the word - is dedicated to this story. On this 6-day tour with Eurohike you will experience everything the Alps have to offer: panoramas “en másse”, hospitality and culinary delicacies, culture, nature and much more. Come with us - this tour will be unforgettable!

Details about the Salzalpensteig Hiking Trail 2

The first stage leads from Golling over the Lueg Pass to Abtenau, past alpine pastures, high mountain cliffs and a waterfall. After 23 km you will have earned a nice break. Try Kaiserschmarrn, Bauernkrapfen or apple strudel and indulge in dreamy Austrian dessert.

The way to the charming Annaberg leads over the Tennengebirge. Dachstein Glacier, Gosau Lake and the “Steinerne Indianer” wait around Gosau and Bad Goisern. Lush alpine pastures and green forests give their visitors clear air, relaxation for body and mind and still an active holiday.

Highlights of the Salzalpensteig Hiking Trail 2

  • The famous Königssee & Berchtesgadener Land: The Bavarian Königssee is one of those postcard motifs that look almost too good to be true. But you will see, this beauty really does exist! The best way to explore it is by ship.
  •  Mighty Tennengebirge: Rocky sections and incredibly beautiful panoramas - the Tennengebirge has it all. Climb the stony sections to feel the unique feeling of happiness at lofty heights!
  • Impressive Gosaukamm & Dachstein Mountains: The characteristic Gosaukamm forms the border between the federal states of Upper Austria and Salzburg. Hiking in the lofty heights is challenging here, but very well developed. But the views from below are also rewarding.
  • Magnificent mountain hikes on old salt paths: Evidence of salt mining in the Salzkammergut has been found as early as 2000 BC. Over time, an extraordinary trading network developed, which took the “white gold” in all directions. The walks in this area often lead along these ancient trade routes.
  •  Salzkammergut Lakes & World Heritage Hallstatt-Dachstein: The charming Hallstatt, the oldest salt mine in the world and the crystal-clear lakes in the area make this region one of the most extraordinary in Austria. Combine your holiday with a longer stay at one of the beautiful lakes of the Salzkammergut around Attersee, Mondsee and the likes, try a new water sport and enjoy pure bathing pleasure.

Useful information about hiking on the Salzalpensteig Hiking Trail 2

Some of the stages lead up high, and fascinating views await along the good high-altitude trails. This requires a firm grip, surefootedness and you should be free from giddiness. Due to the different stage lengths between eleven and 23 km, there are plenty of opportunities for breaks. Some sections are covered by cable car, the tickets are included when travelling with Eurohike.

Mountain Hiking
Mountain Hiking
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Angelika Tiefenthaler
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Itinerary

Hotel example: Golingen

You walk along the river Salzach to the confluence of Salzach and Lammer and then along the Lammer riverbank path to Pass Lueg. Walk through the fascinating ‚Lammeröfen’ up to the top of the pass and then descend through the forest to the river Lammer near Scheffau. Along the  Mühlenweg path (waterfalls) into the rural meadow below the towering rockfaces of the Tennengebirge.

Hotel example: Goldener Stern

approx. 4 to 6 hours
23 km
720 m
460 m

From Abtenau cable-car ascent to the summit station of the Karkogel. Walk across lush alpine meadows and along the path until you reach ‚Gsengalm’, a typical alp with genuine farm produce and quaint chalet atmosphere. An ascent follows via the Gsenghöhe directly below the peaks of the Tennengebirge. Then descend along fields of mountain pines and later across alpine pastures with incredible views onto the Tennengebirge and the Gosau mountain crest, before you reach the idyllic mountain village Annaberg.

Hotel example: Sporthotel Dachstein West

approx. 5 hours
11 km
510 m
880 m

Via the stair-path to the memorial of the ‚Holy Mother Ann’ and downhill along forest paths, then an ascent via alpine pastures to the Stuhlalm. The route continues below the mighty rockfaces of the Gosau mountain crest along the Austria-path to Törleck with the Gablonzer hut and view onto Lake Gosausee,  Donnerkogel and the Dachstein-Glacier. Break and cable-car ride to lake Gosausee.

Hotel example: COOEE

approx. 5 hours
13 km
990 m
340 m

From Gosau the route leads you along forest paths via the Iglmoos alp to the Goiserer Alpine Club Hut, located onto of a mountain ridge with fascinating views onto the Goiserer valley and Lake Hallstätter See.  You have the option of  a summit ascent to the Hochkalmberg with its rock formation called ‚Steinerner Indianer’ (‚stoney Indian’). Descent through the Kesselgraben and along the river Schüttbach down to Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstätter See.

Hotel example: Goisererhof

approx. 5 to 6 hours
15 km
860 m
990 m

Tour character

Scenic and well-maintained hiking trails, several longer ascents require a good basic fitness level and in parts surefootedness. If you like alpine pastures, great views and hights, you will feel right at home and enjoy this tour very much. Be enchanted by the high-altitude paths and the views onto a glorious alpine world!

Prices and events

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Place of arrival: Golling
  Season 1
29.05.2021 - 13.06.2021
13.09.2021 - 03.10.2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
14.06.2021 - 04.07.2021
30.08.2021 - 12.09.2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
05.07.2021 - 29.08.2021

Arrival Sunday
Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 2, 6 days, DE-KSWGG-06X
Base price
489.00
539.00
579.00
Surcharge half board 5x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 95.00 95.00 95.00
Surcharge single room 99.00 99.00 99.00

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and country hotels

Season 1
May 29, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jul 5, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 2, 6 days, DE-KSWGG-06X
Base price
Surcharge half board 5x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
489.00
95.00
99.00
539.00
95.00
99.00
579.00
95.00
99.00

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and country hotels

Season 1
May 29, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021
Season 3
Jul 5, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Bad Goisern
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
55.00
15.00
59.00
15.00
59.00
15.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Golling
  Season 1
May 29, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jul 5, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Bad Goisern
Double room p. P. 55.00 59.00 59.00
Surcharge single room 15.00 15.00 15.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Cable car ascent Karkogel (approx. mid June – mid September, out of season hike takes approx. 2 hours)
  • Cable car descent Gosaukamm
  • Train rides, according to itinerary
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half-board: min. 3-course evening meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Organized return transfer to Golling, cost EUR 90 per person (min. 2 persons, only on Sat/Sun). Advance reservation required, payable in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train journey to Golling.
  • Parking: Public car park near the hotel, cost approx. EUR 5 per day or approx. EUR 30 per week, no reservation in advance.
  • Return journey from Bad Goisern to Golling by train/bus, duration approx. 3 hours (2x change of trains).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Angelika Tiefenthaler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Tiefenthaler, Travel specialist
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Lothar Arndt DE | 26.09.2020
Wandertour mit vielen Highlights
Jeder Tag hatte Highlights zu bieten. Ob das der Stollenweg, die spektakulären Salzachöfen oder der Austriaweg mit traumhaften Fernblick war. Jeder Tag war etwas Besonderes. Obwohl keine Betreuung vor Ort möglich war, waren die Reiseunterlagen so ausführlich, das wir mit der Tourenbeschreibung und dem Kartenmaterial die Touren ohne Probleme wandern konnten. Die Hotels waren sehr unterschiedlich, aber in allen Hotels war das Personal sehr freundlich und das Frühstück war immer sehr gut gewesen. In allen Hotels hatte man sich auf Grund der Corona Pandemie Gedanken über die Büffetform gemacht. Auch hier zeigte sich das Personal sehr kompetent. Und da auch die Gäste alle rücksichtsvoll und vorsichtig waren, habe ich mich immer sicher gefühlt. Als Bergwanderung (drei Berge) war die Tour für mich schon sehr anstrengend, aber auch sehr eindrucksvoll. Ich hoffe, das ich im nächsten Jahr mit der Unterstützung von EUROHIKE erneut eine Wanderung in Angriff nehmen kann.

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