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Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 1

ON THE SALT TRAIL: FROM THE CHIEMSEE TO RUHPOLDING.

On this long-distance hiking tour, you will march along ancient salt paths from the shores of the Chiemsee to Ruhpolding. In the form of a short hiking holiday, you will experience the wonderful nature, culture and culinary delights of Bavaria. Wonderful mountain panoramas of the Wilder Kaiser, the Chiemgau Alps or the Steinernes Meer will inspire you. The best thing about it? The Salzalpensteig is a certified premium hiking trail. Read more about the quality & premium hiking trails in Germany on the Eurohike HikingBlog.

Details of the Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 1

By foot, you will discover the tranquil natural landscapes and typical farmsteads around the Chiemsee and immerse yourself in your individual hiking adventure. Starting from Prien and the surrounding area, the route leads to Marquartstein and on the following day through the quiet alpine landscapes to the village of Bergen in the Upper Bavarian district of Traunstein. The third hiking stage takes you high up: after a cable car ride up the Hochfelln, the Taborkircherl and the impressive summit crossing await you. Before you start your way down to Ruhpolding, enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Central Alps once more.

The highlights of the Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 1

  • Time for indulgence: On this hiking holiday, indulgence is not neglected. Try the typical Bavarian specialities including Weißbier (wheat beer), Weißwurst (white sausage) and pretzels – simply delicious!
  • Pure nature: Right at the beginning of your short hiking holiday, you will enjoy plenty of moments of peace and relaxation on a relaxing hike along the shores of the Chiemsee.
  • Unforgettable mountain panoramas: On the third day of your hiking tour, you will enjoy magnificent and vast views of the Central Alps. A sight that will remain in your memory for a long time.

Useful information about the Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 1

You start on the salt trail at Germany's third largest lake – the Chiemsee. From there you hike along the romantic Chiemsee shores to Marquartstein. Idyllic alpine landscapes, high mountains and shady pine forests line your path. The five-day mountain hiking holiday is not only varied, it also proves to be somewhat challenging on some sections. With a good basic level of fitness and sure-footedness, this hiking tour will be a wonderful adventure in Germany's natural landscape.

Mountain Hiking
Mountain Hiking
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

The tour starts with a comfortable walk along the incredibly picturesque lakeside of Lake Chiemsee, through tranquil nature reserves near the reed belt. You encounter a charming landscape with little forest paths and typical Bavarian farm houses dotted around on your route to Marquartstein.

Hotel example: Gabriele

approx. 5 to 6 hours
21 km
490 m
470 m

Today prepare for an idyllic alpine pasture tour. After the ascent to the Schnappenkirchlein, where you have the best views of Lake Chiemsee, there are numerous alps inviting you for a break. The route continues past grazing cattle with views to steep summit flanks, then through lush meadows and shady forests into the well-known holiday resort Bergen.

Hotel example: Salzburger Hof

approx. 5 to 6 hours
17 km
800 m
700 m

A breezy cable car ride will take you to Hochfelln, where you will visit the Taborkircherl and the impressive summit cross and enjoy a fantastic view of the Central Alps. About pastures and forest roads, it goes down into the mystical fairy tale forest. Soon after you reach Ruhpolding, the popular resort in the middle of the Chiemgau Alps.

Hotel example: Alp Inn

approx. 4 to 5 hours
14 km
150 m
1.100 m

Tour character

A week rich in variety with hiking tours along the old salt paths with a duration each of up to 6 hours. On some days surefootedness and a head for hights are required. You walk across picturesque mountain scenery with views onto steep, jaggered peaks, two marvellous lakes, gushing mountain streams and gorges.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Prien/Environs
  Season 1
27.05.2022 - 12.06.2022
12.09.2022 - 02.10.2022

Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
13.06.2022 - 03.07.2022
29.08.2022 - 11.09.2022

Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
04.07.2022 - 28.08.2022

Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 1 5 days, DE-KSWCR-05X
Base price
439.00
479.00
529.00
Surcharge single room 109.00 109.00 109.00

Category: 3*** hotels and country hotels

Season 1
May 27, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 12, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022
Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022
Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jul 4, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 1 5 days, DE-KSWCR-05X
Base price
Surcharge single room
439.00
109.00
479.00
109.00
529.00
109.00

Category: 3*** hotels and country hotels

Season 1
May 27, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 12, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022
Season 3
Jul 4, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
Prien/Environs
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
79.00
29.00
89.00
29.00
89.00
29.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Prien/Environs
  Season 1
May 27, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 12, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022

Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022

Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jul 4, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022

Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Prien/Environs
Double room p. P. 79.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Cable car ascent Hochfelln
  • 1 Ruhpolding-Card with countless services included
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Navigation App and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Return transfer by minibus to Prien every Saturday (min. 2 persons), costs EUR 75 per person, EUR 19 per dog, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train journey from Munich to Prien, duration approx. 1 hour. From Prien train station to the start-hotel either on foot or short bus/taxi ride.
  • Munich or Salzburg airport.
  • Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces free of charge, no reservation possible.  
  • Return train/bus journey from Ruhpolding, duration approx. 1 hour (1x change trains).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates on request
  • Public transport fares, approx. EUR 6 per person
  • 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.
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Sabrina Huber, Travel specialist
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Ratings

4.8 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Ursula Fink AT | 25.06.2022
Jederzeit wieder mit Eurohike!
Es waren wunderschöne, aber anspruchsvolle Wandertage. Die Abwicklung der Buchung, die freundliche Betreuung durch Frau Huber, die Betreuung vor Ort, die Wahl der Unterkünfte sowie die Organisation des Gepäcktransfers waren sehr gut. Wenn es etwas zu kritisieren gibt, dann nur, dass die bei der Buchung online erhaltenen Routenbeschreibungen zu den vor Ort erhaltenen Routenbeschreibungen differieren. Durch Bernau durch war es ein bisserl verwirrend, aber durch Zufall haben wir die Differenzen entdeckt und mit den online erhaltenen Unterlagen haben wir den richtigen Weg wieder gefunden. Wir wandern noch nach der alten Methode mit Karte und nicht nach der "App" 😉
Sabrina Huber
Sabrina Huber answered:
Sehr geehrte Frau Fink, vielen Dank für Ihr positives Reisefeedback! Es freut uns sehr, dass Ihnen die Tour gefallen hat und Sie mit der Organisation, den Unterkünften und der persönlichen Betreuung rundum zufrieden waren. Wir würden uns freuen Sie bald wieder auf einer unserer Wanderreisen begrüßen zu dürfen und wünschen noch einen schönen Wandersommer.
5 stars
Anke W. DE | 01.12.2020
Tolle Auszeit
Für uns war die "kurze" Tour am Salzalpensteig eine tolle Auszeit im Corona-Jahr. Buchung und Organisation vor Ort waren perfekt, obwohl aufgrund Pandemie kein persönlicher Ansprechpartner vor Ort war. Wir konnten uns voll aufs Wandern konzentrieren und die tolle Landschaft, die Herbstsonne und die schönen Unterkünfte genießen. Ansonsten eine tolle, entspannte Tour, die wir gerne einmal fortsetzen würden!
Sabrina Huber
Sabrina Huber answered:
Lieber Gast, vielen Dank für dieses schöne Feedback! Wir hoffen, im nächsten Jahr wieder wie gewohnt unsere Gäste vor Ort persönlich begrüßen zu können. Wir wünschen Ihnen alles Gute und hoffentlich auf bald!
4 stars
Julia S. DE | 08.10.2020
Eine spannende Wandertour über viele Pfade und Almen
Uns haben sehr die Ausblicke von erklimmten Bergen und die Almen mit Einkehrmöglichkeiten gefallen. Das Highlight war jeden Tag das Ziel zu erreichen, obwohl man oft vor oder während der Wanderung gedacht hat... Wie soll man das nur schaffen... Und es hat sich jedes Mal am Ende gelohnt. Ein tolles Gefühl. Wir hatten super angenehmes Wetter Mitte September und auch fast täglich sehr gute Unterkünfte.
5 stars
Erich Schilff DE | 16.07.2020
Wunderschön
Eine Wanderung über 6 Tage war eine wunderbare Erfahrung, die wir zum erstmal gemacht haben und sicherlich nicht zum letzten mal. Alles top organisiert und ausgearbeitet. Die Wegbeschreibung beinhaltet auch meistens eine Alternative für eine kürzere Strecke oder den ÖPNV. Wir sind trotz vielen Regens die Strecke komplett gelaufen und waren überwältigt von den fantastischen Erlebnissen und Eindrücken. Zu dem Punkt „Betreuung vor Ort“ können wir leider keine Angaben machen, da nicht mitbekommen.

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