Austrian Lake District Walking Holiday

Austrian Lake District Walking Holiday

Austrian Lake District Walking HolidayAustria
Fully GuidedFully Guided
77 Nights
Half Board
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    Your Guided Walking Holiday To The Austrian Lake District 

    Travel with us on an adventure to the Austrian Lake District. This region, known as Salzkammergut, is a walker's dream destination, with lush green valleys, sparkling blue lakes and dramatic mountain views. Famous for being the setting for the film The Sound of Music, you’ll recognise this area’s beauty as we get up close and personal with its incredible landscape. From hiking through valleys, gazing up at towering mountains, or strolling through the quaint town of Bad Ischl, this holiday will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Take in the fresh mountain air on day-long guided walks around Lakes Wolfgangsee, Fuschlsee, Aussee and Gosausee.

    This guided trip is ideal for moderately experienced walkers, with the average daily walking distance being between 8-15km.

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    Activity Level 5

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    Travel to Austria


    Fly to Munich & transfer to Bad Ischl

    Depart for your flight to Munich. Upon arrival, you will be met by our local representative and transferred across the border to Austria towards your hotel in Bad Ischl.

    At leisure

    Bad Ischl is a spa town, which is known as a gateway to the Alpine lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut region. It is brimming with quaint streets, stunning villas and picturesque buildings for you to explore.  You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to settle in to your new surroundings.


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    3 star hotel in Bad Ischl (7 nights)

    Bad Ischl


    Walking tour of the area of Bad Ischl

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Enjoy a full day walking tour of the area of Bad Ischl with your qualified walking guide with a packed lunch included. Saunter through the green valleys and lush forests overlooking this charming spa town and enjoy stunning views of the valleys.

    Leisurely route: Distance: 8km / Incline: 250m

    Moderate route: Distance: 12km / Incline: 400 m

    Lake Wolfgangsee


    Full day guided walking tour

    Time: Full dayFull day

    Enjoy a full day guided walking tour of the Lake Wolfgangsee and surrounding areas. Lake Wolfgangsee sits at the bottom of lush green valleys and is surrounded by quaint towns and lavish summer homes. A packed lunch is included which you will enjoy along the way.

    Leisurely route: Distance: 9km / Incline: 250m

    Moderate route: Distance: 15km / Incline: 500 m

    Lake Gosausee


    Full day walking tour

    Depart your hotel for a full day scenic walking tour of Lake Gosausee with its world famous rocky back-drop, where you can enjoy natural beauty at its best. A packed lunch will be included. 

    Leisurely route: Distance: 10km / Incline: 300m

    Moderate route: Distance: 13km / Incline: 400 m

    At leisure


    Free time at leisure

    Time: Full dayFull day

    You will have a full day to relax and rejuvenate in Bad Ischl. If you would like to do some optional sightseeing or shopping, your local guide will be on hand to suggest activities to suit your interest.

    Lake Fuschlsee


    Full day walking tour

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Depart your hotel for a full day walking tour of Lake Fuschlsee and surrounding areas. Sparkling emerald green in the sunshine Lake Fuschlsee offers beautiful views and panoramas.

    Leisurely route: Distance: 12km / Incline: 100m

    Moderate route: Distance: 15km / Incline: 500 m

    Ausseer Land


    Full day walking tour

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today we drive across a mountain pass over to the Styrian Part of the Lake District.
    The quaint little towns Bad Ausee and Altaussee are the geographical centre of Austria and surrounded by a fantastic landscape.
    Walking along Lake Aussee, a dark blue crystal clear mountain lake, we can admire the rocky peaks of Totes Gebirge (dead mountains).
    On a historical Salt-trail we walk up to the pastures and enjoy alpine snacks at the huts.
    Cultural tradition, alpinism and the history of the mountain salt have always been important for the Ausseer Land. 

    Leisurely route: Distance: 12km / Incline: 350m

    Challenging: Distance: 15km / Incline: 850m

    Munich & return home


    Munich city tour

    Time: Full dayFull day

    Say goodbye to Austria as you depart your hotel and head towards Munich Airport. En route, you will enjoy a half day guided city tour of Munich with your local guide. Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589.

    Return home

    Time: EveningEvening

    You will return home in the evening following your memorable week walking around some of Austria's most stunning scenery.

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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    Know before you go

    What if there is an emergency?

    We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

    Do I need a Visa?

    Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

    Will I be met at the airport?

    You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

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