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AUSTRIA - Mountains & Lakes - Self-Guided
€850.00

PRICE : €850

 

Half board supplement : €170

 

Single Room Supplement :  €250

 

Airport transfers available : Please contact us

 

Self Guided Tour - Open dates

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS : Hike through the Ausseerland Region  |  Free day in Tauplitzalm - hikers paradise  |  Lake Grundlsee    

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED :

7 x Overnight stay with breakfast in ***inns (1x) and   hotels (2x ****, 1x ***superior) 

1 x local fish snack at the Kohlröserl hut 

1 x S-Trail hiking booklet (1x per room) 

1 x Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area + detailed routing (1x per room) 

1 x Salzkammergut Adventure Card – Reductions on 130 attractions in the region 

3 x Luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage 

Daily service hotline from 09.00am - 07.00pm (including weekends)

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED : 

Travel insurance

Flights 

 

ACCOMMODATION: Twin-bedded rooms in Austrian resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. These are also known as 'Austrian Twins' and are regarded as two beds. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed as available. 

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FLIGHTS :

 

 

Direct flights between Dublin and Salzburg from Ryan Air and Crystal Air on selected dates.

 

Lufthansa offer flights with one stopover.

 

Please see; www.skyscanner..ie for the best connection options. 

Mountains & Lakes: The S-Trail - Tour IV: 9 lakes / 1 summit + Delicious Discoveries: Ausseer fish rarities

 

 The defining feature of the Salzkammergut has always been the visual drama between the countless small and large lakes nestling in the abruptly rising mountains of the Northern Alps. The newly established long distance trail links these hotspots in a never seen before, comprehensive way. On 20 stages or 348 km, plus several regional circuits, a new walking experience takes form. Discover lush Alpine meadows, fairy-tale forests and invigorating waters in a cultural landscape of outstanding authenticity.

 

General information: Daily stages are introductory to moderately difficult, hiking distances can be adjusted easily by public transport. A reasonable fitness level and basic hiking equipment like good hiking shoes, rucksack, rain and sun protection, functional clothing and also a warmer jacket or pullover are necessary to enjoy your trip.

 

 On this tour the S-Trail leads through the Ausseerland region, the south-eastern part of the Salzkammergut. Renowned for its pristine waters (beloved by fishermen all over the world) and dramatic landscapes the region was and still is especially popular with artists and bohemians. 

1st day: Arrive Bad Aussee

 Individual arrival in Bad Aussee.  You will receive your travel documents at your accommodation  Overnight stay in Bad Aussee

 

 2nd day: Bad Aussee – Steinitzenalm – Bad Mitterndorf   ~ 19 km, 6-7 hrs, difference in altitude  537 m /  402 m 

The first part of the tour follows the Kainischtraun River toward Lake Ödensee. At the lake  you will find the Kohlröserl hut where you will try a regional fish snack. Fishing naturally is a  big part of the local tradition. Nowadays the Austrian Federal Forests manage the cultivation  of high quality fish in the local rivers and lakes which is among the best Austria has to  offer.  Continue via the limestone springs “Strumern” to the Steinitzenalm and descent to the spa  village of Bad Mitterndorf.  Overnight stay in Bad Mitterndorf

 

 3rd day: Free day in Bad Mitterndorf 

Choose from several activities, suggestions include: challenging mountain hike, wellness at  the local spa “Grimmingtherme”, canoeing on Lake Salzastausee, cycling tour with rental  bikes or visiting the UNESO World Heritage village Hallstatt  Overnight stay in Bad Mitterndorf

 

 4th day: Bad Mitterndorf - Tauplitzalm   ~ 16 km, 6-7 hrs, difference in altitude  940 m /  109 m 

The first part of the tour leads past the ski jump arena Kulm to Tauplitz. Here you can  choose to ascent the Tauplitz plateau by bus or via chair lift (only in fair weather). Otherwise  you follow the winding walking trail to the Transgwenghütte.  Overnight stay at Tauplitzalm

 

5th day: Free day at Tauplitzalm 

The Tauplitzalm is a true walker’s paradise and one of the most beautiful lake plateaus in  Europe. Choose from numerous walking trails ranging from introductory to challenging.  Overnight stay at Tauplitzalm

 

 6th day: Tauplitzalm - Grundlsee  ~ 18 km, 5-6 hrs, difference in altitude  318 /  1194 m  Today you descent to Lake Grundlsee. The lake is especially popular with surfers and sailors  which you can observe while following the lakeside trail to the village Grundlsee.  Overnight stay in Grundlsee

 

 7th day: Free day at Lake Grundlsee 

To start the day we highly recommend enjoying an extended, leisurely breakfast on the lake view terrace. Especially rewarding day tours can be done to the neighbouring lakes (Toplitz-  and Kammersee, Altausseersee) either on foot or with a rental bike.  Overnight stay in Grundlsee

 

 8th day: Bus ride back to Bad Aussee (to be paid on spot).

Individual departure or additional  nights

 

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