Austrian Alps - 8 Day Self Guided Walk

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Discover Austria's Salzkammergut region on a walking tour through this Alpine wonderland. Following trails that wind between dramatic mountain peaks and alongside crystal clear lakes, Intrepid adventurers are surrounded by eye-popping panoramas at every turn. Walking through plush mountain meadows, and enjoying the culinary delights at remote mountain caverns, this scenic trekking adventure is an escape to the solace of mountain life.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bad Ischl

Enjoy schnapps whilst taking in stunning views of the Salzkammergut region. Tinker through treasures in charming shops and be refreshed by the crisp, alpine air.

Day 2 Unterach

Walk to the sparkling Schwarzsee, where a dip in the crystal-clear waters is hard to resist. Stop in at the Gasthof before hiking through the gorge to a remote retreat. See swimmers on the shoreline of Attersee, before enjoying spectacular views from the Hollengebirge mountain range.

Day 3 Abersee

Hike alongside the enchanting lakes of Mondsee and Attersee, and across to Lake Krottensee. Trek steadily over Brunnwinkel to St Gilgen, and follow the winding promenade back to Attersee.

Day 4 Strobl

Climb aboard the ferry to marvellous St Wolfgang with cameras at the ready to capture this vision of alpine beauty. Climb to the Wieseler mountain hut and spend the night in Strobl watching the sun disappear behind the impressive peaks.

Day 5 Bad Goisern

Head out along a winding forest road before following scenic trails to the summit of Barenkogel. Be rewarded with stunning vistas across the Alps, before making the descent to Bad Goisern.

Day 6 Bad Aussee

Tred the Solewanderweg footpath from Bad Goisern to the salt-mining village of Hallstatt. Trek into the scenic Koppental Valley, up the Koppen Pass and down to Bad Aussee.

Days 7-8 Bad Ischl

Marvel at impressive scenery while following the meandering river to Altaussee. Continue between the mountains into the picturesque Rettenbach Valley, then descend to Bad Ischl. Revel in the lively local atmosphere, before departure the following morning.

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