Moderate walking at Salzburg’s Jacobs Pilgrim’s Trail
Hiking experience at the Lichtensteinklamm
Jacob`s pilgrim - hiking along the Salzach

Pilgrim Trail from Salzburg to Tyrol

Mountains, lakes, rivers & Mozart.

From border to border you follow St. Jacob’s pilgrims trail through Salzburg’s foothills of the Alps, Bavarian Rupertiwinkl and past impressive mountain scenery to Tyrol. Salzburg with the long clerical history of Prince-Bishops still welcomes pilgrims most cordially. Visit historic churches, walk through beautiful countryside and impressive trails and find your inner tranquillity.


  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


Transfer to the border in Oberofen on 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

approx. 6 hrs
23 km
340 m
360 m

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

approx. 4 hrs
13 km
130 m
250 m

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): Dora

approx. 5.5 hrs
17 km
190 m
140 m

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

approx. 5.5 hrs
18 km
180 m
140 m

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): Gschwentner

approx. 6 hrs
21 km
380 m
160 m

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): Tyrol

approx. 4.5 to 6.5 hrs
26 km
320 m
450 m

Tour character

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 and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Apr 28, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018
Sep 10, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Season 2
Jun 18, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018
Pilgrim Trail from Salzburg to Tyrol 8 days, AT-SBWJW-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board

Category: 3*** hotels and country hotels

Season 1
Apr 28, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018
Sep 10, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Season 2
Jun 18, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018
Trumer Seenland district
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St. Johann in Tirol
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Services and infos

  • 7 overnight stays, breakfast included
  • If half-board: min. 3-course meal
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Transfer from Trumer Lakes to Oberhofen
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Salzburg and by bus to the ‚Trumer Lakes, approx. 45 min.
  • 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’.
  • Transfer from St. Johann in Tirol to Salzburg or to the Trumer Seenland district available upon request, approx. EUR 85 per person (min. 2 persons).


  • Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price and payable on site
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4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Carolien Sloetjes Die Niederlande | 07.08.2017
Good trip!
This was a very nice trip. The hotels were nice and the meals were tasteful and gave enough energy to do the next-day hike.
5 stars
Dagmar Lütje DE | 20.07.2017
Entspannt den Alpen entgegen
Die Tour beginnt beschaulich, die Höhepunkte erlebt man besonders an den letzten beiden Tagen. Der Zwischenaufenthalt in Salzburg bringt kontrastreiche städtische Eindrücke. Die Touren lassen sich problemlos durch kurze Busfahrten abkürzen. Ein erholsamer Biergarten ist auf den einzelnen Abschnitten immer mit dabei!

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