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Hiker sitting by the stream with a view of the Loferer Steinberge mountains

Way of St. James from Salzburg to Tyrol, Trumer Seenland district – St. Johann in Tyrol

Mountains, lakes, rivers & Mozart

8 Days / 7 Nights
Walking
Hiker sitting by the stream with a view of the Loferer Steinberge mountains

The Salzburg Way of St. James takes you from one landmark to another as it winds through the foothills of the Alps and across the German border into the Bavarian Rupertiwinkel. The archiepiscopal Salzburg, the inner mountains of Tyrol and impressive churches all line the path and reward you for your efforts. Experience it yourself, and find inner peace in your very individual pilgrimage on the Salzburg Jakobsweg.

The Jakobsweg takes its name from the disciple, and later patron saint of Spain – James. The saint has been revered as the patron saint of pilgrims since the ninth century and has since become king of the pilgrimage. The hiking route through Salzburg and Tyrol takes you past impressive mountain worlds and grand residences. Does that sound like the pilgrimage you have read about? Then don’t hesitate to do it like the many pilgrims before! Book this trip with Eurohike and experience an unforgettable hiking trip in the west of Austria.

  • Excursion to the Trumer Lakes: In the north of Salzburg, water lovers are spoiled for choice. Three lakes (Obertrumer See, Mattsee and Grabensee) offer enough possibilities to take a dip.
  • Crossing the border into the Rupertiwinkel: The Bavarian name ‘Rupertiwinkel’ has been given for a reason. The area is named after St. Rupert, today’s patron saint of Salzburg.   
  • Gorges and waterfalls: In Unken and Waidring you hike past raging streams and rushing mountain falls.

Your very special pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Jakob begins with the journey to the Trumer Lakes. The Salzburg Jakobsweg then takes you through this lake district, into the old town of Salzburg and on to Großgmain, Bad Reichenhall, Unken and Lofer to the Tyrolean border. The daily routes are easy and mostly on paved roads. Two longer stages can also be shortened by bus on request. On average, you hike for around five hours a day, covering between 15 and 20 kilometres.

Itinerary at a glance

The Camino de Santiago will take you to the Trumer Seen, Irrsee and Wallersee lakes, which entice you with water sports and bathing fun. In Salzburg, you can stroll through the old town, and at St. Johann in Tyrol, you will be enchanted by the view of the Wilder Kaiser.

Hotel example: Hotel Walkner

Transfer to the border in Oberhofen on lake Irrsee, where the St. Jacob’s trail through Salzburg commences. Walk past green hills down to Lake Wallersee and through a nature reserve to Eugendorf.

Hotel example: Santner

See the distant mountains which you will pass during the next days. Walk into Salzburg with unsurpassed cultural and clerical heritage, little alleys and magnificent places. Do not miss famous Salzburger Nockerl, a light and delicious sweet. Pilgrim’s church Maria Plain overlooks the whole city and is well worth a detour.

Hotel example: Ganslhof

Across the city to Untersberg massif. At Schloss Marzoll you cross the German border and enter the lovely country Rupertiwinkl. The day ends in the Bavarian salt mining town of Bad Reichenhall. Visit the new thermal spa.

Hotel example: Bergfried & Schönblick

Follow the flow of river Saalach back into Salzburg country. Past lake Saalachsee you penetrate into stunning mountain scenery and through wild and idyllic Saalach valley.

Hotel example: Kirchenwirt

Continue along the Saalach to the widening valley around Lofer. This mountain village was able to preserve much of its quaintness and original charm. Surrounded by the steep mountain ridges ‘Loferer Steinberge’ you ascend to the Strub pass and continue on your way to the Tyrol.

Hotel example: Tiroler Adler

Past lake Pillersee with its glittering waters and St. Jacob´s church on to the route to St Johann in Tirol. Enjoy the prospect of a hike with views of the Alps of Kitzbühel and the crags of the mountain range Wilder Kaiser.

Hotel example: Sporthotel Austria

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Departure or extension

Itinerary at a glance

The Camino de Santiago will take you to the Trumer Seen, Irrsee and Wallersee lakes, which entice you with water sports and bathing fun. In Salzburg, you can stroll through the old town, and at St. Johann in Tyrol, you will be enchanted by the view of the Wilder Kaiser.

Hotel example: Hotel Walkner

Transfer to the border in Oberhofen on lake Irrsee, where the St. Jacob’s trail through Salzburg commences. Walk past green hills down to Lake Wallersee and through a nature reserve to Eugendorf.

Hotel example: Santner

See the distant mountains which you will pass during the next days. Walk into Salzburg with unsurpassed cultural and clerical heritage, little alleys and magnificent places. Do not miss famous Salzburger Nockerl, a light and delicious sweet. Pilgrim’s church Maria Plain overlooks the whole city and is well worth a detour.

Hotel example: Ganslhof

Across the city to Untersberg massif. At Schloss Marzoll you cross the German border and enter the lovely country Rupertiwinkl. The day ends in the Bavarian salt mining town of Bad Reichenhall. Visit the new thermal spa.

Hotel example: Bergfried & Schönblick

Follow the flow of river Saalach back into Salzburg country. Past lake Saalachsee you penetrate into stunning mountain scenery and through wild and idyllic Saalach valley.

Hotel example: Kirchenwirt

Continue along the Saalach to the widening valley around Lofer. This mountain village was able to preserve much of its quaintness and original charm. Surrounded by the steep mountain ridges ‘Loferer Steinberge’ you ascend to the Strub pass and continue on your way to the Tyrol.

Hotel example: Tiroler Adler

Past lake Pillersee with its glittering waters and St. Jacob´s church on to the route to St Johann in Tirol. Enjoy the prospect of a hike with views of the Alps of Kitzbühel and the crags of the mountain range Wilder Kaiser.

Hotel example: Sporthotel Austria

Day
08
Departure or extension

Route information

Walking

The walking tours are easy with two longer segments to master. However these can be shortened by bus, if required. Mainly asphalted roads, forest paths and mountain trails. You walk in valleys therefore only little change of altitudes.

Prices & Dates

Category: 3*** hotels and country hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Transfer from Trumer Lakes to Oberhofen
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App fopr Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras

  • Return transfer by minibus to Salzburg or the Trumer lakes, costs EUR 189 per transfer,  reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Salzburg and by bus to the ‚Trumer Lakes, approx. 45 min.
  • Salzburg airport.
  • Car park: free hotel car park, no reservation required.
  • Return train journey from St. Johann in Tirol to Salzburg, duration approx. 2.5 hrs and by bus to the ‘Trumer Lakes’.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Transfer from Trumer Lakes to Oberhofen
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App fopr Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras

  • Return transfer by minibus to Salzburg or the Trumer lakes, costs EUR 189 per transfer,  reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Salzburg and by bus to the ‚Trumer Lakes, approx. 45 min.
  • Salzburg airport.
  • Car park: free hotel car park, no reservation required.
  • Return train journey from St. Johann in Tirol to Salzburg, duration approx. 2.5 hrs and by bus to the ‘Trumer Lakes’.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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