Walking on the Sunny Side
The southernmost tip of Salzburg.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Individual journey to St. Michael
St. Michael – Lessach
Short transfer to the idyllic mountain lake Prebersee. Here you find two options to walk. Either you take it easy to acclimatise and walk across Laraalm alpine pasture and Wagenberg, continuing to Lessach. Or you take the hiking path Grazer Steig to Grazer cabin across some ridges to Lessach.
Lessach – Hintergöriach
Start on a forest lane and then across Wiesberg until you reach the rustic alpine cabin Wildbachhütte. Here you can climb up to a summit and enjoy a marvellous panorama view. Walk across alpine pastures down to Hintergöriach. Option: from Wildbachhütte on the summit Gumma.
Start the day with a regular ascent to the summit of Gensgitsch with lovely views of the Schladminger Tauern opposite. On the foot of the summit you find an alpine cabin with the same name. Walk down to Mariapfarr, the place that claims to be the sunniest in Austria and a popular pilgrim’s place.
Mariapfarr – Weißpriach
Walk past lush fields into an idyllic valley to Weißpriach. On the way you find many possibilities to stop and taste local specialities.
Weißpriach – Mauterndorf
Walk along the Skihüttensteiges to reach the summit station of the ski-lift. Past alpine cabins and lovely alpine pastures you walk down to historic village Mauterndorf. The fortress from the year 1253 dominates the historic village. Medieval houses and a unique situation at the mouth of a narrow valley leave unforgettable impressions.
The longest stage is the final highlight. Walk up to the summit of Speierecks, a top view point of the surrounding mountains and over Lungau. Rest in the alpine cabin and have some lunch before you walk down into St. Michael.
Individual departure or extra days
Daily gradient between 500 and 1.200 metres in altitude, you walk on good walking paths. A good fitness level is required. This tour is perfectly suited for anyone who wishes to make a start in mountain walking.
Category: comfortable country hotels
- 7 overnights
- Half board
- Hiking snack
- Luggage transfer
- Welcome meeting
- Transfer St. Michael - Prebersee
- LungauCard with numerous inclusive services
- Carefully elaborated routes
- Detailed documentation
- St. Michael easiest can be reached by car. Parking: free hotel car park, no reservation required.
- By train: from Salzburg or Bischofshofen. Take the coach to St. Michael from Salzburg approx. 2 hrs. or from Bischofshofen approx. 1.5 hrs. Transfer per mini-van upon request.