Austrian Lakes Walk

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4.5 Based on 10 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20478
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Bad Ischl, Austria
  • Ends Bad Ischl, Austria
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trekking through stunning alpine scenery of the Salzkammergut region of Austria
  • Experiencing the exhilaration of trekking across alpine pastures
  • Viewing flora and fauna including ibex, chamois and marmot
  • Enjoying the warm family run hotels
Start and end in Bad Ischl, the "Austrian Lakes Walk" tour is a self-guided walking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Bad Ischl, Abersee and Strobl in Austria. "Austrian Lakes Walk" is a private tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Enjoy stunning walks in Salzkammergut, the spectacular Austrian Lakes District. The UNESCO World Heritage listed Salzkammergut alpine region of Austria encompasses 76 crystal clear lakes, the Dachstein Glacier, lush summer meadows and impressive rock faces up to 3000 vertical metres high. During this inspiring walk around the lakes, there is ample time to appreciate the natural beauty of the region and the alpine villages of wooden chalets decorated with colourful window boxes while at night you will enjoy the warm hospitality of your hosts. Staying in pensions and small hotels, you can relax and enjoy the satisfying cuisine typical of the region. There will be opportunities to sight fauna including ibex, chamois and marmot along with numerous butterfly species which are endemic to this alpine environment.
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  • Day 1 : Arrive Bad Ischl
  • Day 2 : Walk via Pfandl and Russbach to Schwarzensee and on to Attersee (7-8hrs)
  • Day 3 : Walk to St Gilgen and on to Abersee (7-8hrs) - options to shorten
  • Day 4 : Boat trip on Lake Wolfgangsee or alpine plateau walk, overnight Strobl (2-3hrs or 10hrs)
  • Day 5 : Walk the Bear Trail to Bad Goisern (8hrs)
  • Day 6 : Walk to Hallstatt (5hrs)
  • Day 7 : Walk to Bad Aussee via the Koppen valley (5-6hrs)
  • Day 8 : Walk to Bad Goisern, train or bus to Bad Ischl (6-7hrs), trip concludes
  • 7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels and inns (4* in Bad Ischl) on a twin share basis - upgrade option to 4 star hotels, supplement applies (note: itinerary & inclusions are slightly different)
  • 7 breakfasts – continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, meats, cheeses, coffee, tea and juices
  • Ferry trip on Wolfgangsee: from Abersee to St Wolfgang on the standard trip, from Strobl to St Wolfgang on the upgrade option
  • - Ferry on Lake Hallstattersee (Hallstatt market to Hallstatt train station)
  • Information pack including route notes & hiking map per room booked, GPS Tracks available on request
  • Luggage transfer, maximum two pieces per person of max 25kg per piece, supplement applies for excess
  • Hiking bus to the gorge Burggraben on the standard trip
  • 4* upgrade option additional inclusions:
  • - Train ticket Hallstatt to Bad Aussee
  • Emergency hotline (7 days, 9am to 7pm)
  • Travel to and from Bad Ischl
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided walking trip
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees and cable cars
  • Transfers – optional trips on bus/ferry/train to shorten hikes
  • Excess luggage
  • Items of a personal nature
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 05 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
We have completed 7 self guided holidays with this company - the TMB, Alpine Pass Route, second part of Haute Route, Alto Aragon, Dolomites, La Gomera, and now this.We had a very nice time. The walks were mainly good, if less... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 26 2023
5 - Excellent
Loved Austria and the choice of hotels was perfect. Flawless in all the arrangements.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 20 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
As a concept, walking holidays where your luggage is transported to the next overnight location are great and this worked well. These trips provide freedom to explore new destinations. The flipside is you don't have control over... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 18 2023
5 - Excellent
Route planning was very good. Mixture of routes with different difficulties.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Austrian Lakes Walk tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 23 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 August 2024, a deposit of 192 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Austrian Lakes Walk tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Austrian Lakes Walk tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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