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Austrian Lake District Walking Holiday
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Austrian Lake District Walking Holiday

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The Austrian Lake District 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, this area displays beauty like no other. 

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 picturesque surroundings on day walks around Lake Wolfgangsee, Lake Fuschlsee, Lake Hallstätter See and Lake Gosausee.

This trip is ideal for moderately experienced walkers, with the average walking distance being between 10-12km.

Click here to read our Walking Grade Guide 

Please note that lakes visited and the day to day itinerary may vary depending on local weather at the time of the holiday.

Please Note: Return coach transfer from Belfast (Glengall Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates. Minimum numbers required for coach transfers from Belfast to Dublin to operate. 

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Practical Information for this holiday

Walking Profile

Moderate – You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous middle distance walking experience required.

Number of walking days: 5

  • Day 1 – 10km
  • Day 2 – 12km
  • Day 3 – 10km
  • Day 4 – 13km
  • Day 5 – 9km

 

Terrain: A mixture of way marked gravel and rocky terrain with inclines ranging from 200 to 600 metres   

Currency
Euro €
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Airport
Franz Josef Strauss (MUC) in Munich. It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to your hotel from here. 
Climate
Summers are sunny and warm with a few wet days. Winters are cold with light snowfalls.
Food & Drink
Similarly to Germany, Austria is known for its beer and rich dishes. Try sausage, schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) and dumplings.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €2.70
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of wine: €4.50
  • Light Lunch: €8.50
  • Soft Drink: €2.50
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • Sun cream
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Camera
  • Light windcheater, long/short trousers, long/short-sleeved pullover
  • Walking poles 
Recommended Reading

Moonraker by Ian Fleming

The Sound of Music: The Making of the Movie by Julia Hirsch

The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer

 

Holiday highlights

Hellbrunn Palace
This is an early Baroque villa of palatial size, near Morzg, Salzburg. It was built in 1613-19 by Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. 
Hellbrunn Gazebo
This is one of the main sites from The Sound of Music. After a renovation, it was reconstructed in the park of Hellbrunn Palace. 
Maria Himmelfahrt Church 
This was built in 1505, and one of the towers is the relic of an even older church, which was built about 200 years before the existing one.
Leopoldskron Castle 
The castle is well known for its elaborate stucco works, mostly in the chapel and the Festaal ceremonial hall.
Nonnberg Abbey 
This Benedictine monastery in Salzburg was founded ca. 714 by Saint Rupert and is the oldest women’s religious house in the German speaking world. Its first abbess was Saint Erentrudis of Salzburg.

Practical Information for this holiday

Walking Profile

Moderate – You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous middle distance walking experience required.

Number of walking days: 5

  • Day 1 – 10km
  • Day 2 – 12km
  • Day 3 – 10km
  • Day 4 – 13km
  • Day 5 – 9km

 

Terrain: A mixture of way marked gravel and rocky terrain with inclines ranging from 200 to 600 metres   

Currency
Euro €
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Airport
Franz Josef Strauss (MUC) in Munich. It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to your hotel from here. 
Climate
Summers are sunny and warm with a few wet days. Winters are cold with light snowfalls.
Food & Drink
Similarly to Germany, Austria is known for its beer and rich dishes. Try sausage, schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) and dumplings.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €2.70
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of wine: €4.50
  • Light Lunch: €8.50
  • Soft Drink: €2.50
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • Sun cream
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Camera
  • Light windcheater, long/short trousers, long/short-sleeved pullover
  • Walking poles 
Recommended Reading

Moonraker by Ian Fleming

The Sound of Music: The Making of the Movie by Julia Hirsch

The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer

 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Austria

Travel to Austria

Upon arrival in Austria, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 - Walking Day - Bad Ischl

Full Day

Walking Day - Bad Ischl

Enjoy a full-day walking tour of the area of Bad Ischl with your qualified walking guide. Walk through the green valleys and lush forests overlooking the hillside town.  A packed lunch is included, and later, you will have free time to explore the town. This spa town is brimming with quaint streets, stunning villas and picturesque buildings for you to explore.   Length: 10km

Day 3 - Walking Day - Lake Wolfgangsee

Walking Day - Lake Wolfgangsee

Enjoy a full-day guided walking tour of the Lake Wolfgangsee and surrounding areas today. Perhaps the bluest lake you will ever see, it sits at the bottom of lush green valleys and is surrounded by quaint towns and lavish summer homes.  A packed lunch is included. Length: 12km

Day 4 - Walking Day - Lake Gosausee

Walking Day - Lake Gosausee

Depart your hotel for a full day scenic walking tour of Lake Gosausee with its world famous rocky back-drop and enjoy natural beauty at its best. Packed lunch included. Length: 10km

Day 5 - At Leisure

At Leisure

Day 5 is free for sightseeing, shopping or relaxing. Your guide will be on hand to suggest activities based on your interests. 

Day 6 - Walking Day - Lake Fuschlsee

Walking Day - Lake Fuschlsee

Sitting at the bottom of the Drachenwand Mountain, Lake Mondsee is a sight to behold. On this full-day excursion you walk the surrounding valleys of this lake and admire the spectacular Dragon Wall, an impressive rock face at the southern shore.  A packed lunch is included. Length: 10km 

Day 7 - Walking Day - Lake Hallstätter See

Walking Day - Lake Hallstätter See

Popular for scuba diving, this is one of the deepest lakes in the country. On this full-day walking tour of the Lake Hallstätter, see lush valleys, quaint towns and boats sailing across the lake. A packed lunch is included. Length: 13km

Day 8 - Return Home

Afternoon & Evening

Munich City Tour & Return Home

Transfer from your hotel to Munich airport for your flight home, with guide assistance. En route you will enjoy a Munich City Tour with your guide (approx 4 hours). 

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Hotel Goldenes Schiff 4

The family-run Hotel Goldenes Schiff is located on the banks of the River Traun at the heart of Bad Ischl, just a two minute walk from the thermal baths of the Eurotherme Bad Ischl. Guests will be captivated by the peaceful setting and beautiful views of the Salzkammergut region.... read more read more read more

The family-run Hotel Goldenes Schiff is located on the banks of the River Traun at the heart of Bad Ischl, just a two minute walk from the thermal baths of the Eurotherme Bad Ischl. Guests will be captivated by the peaceful setting and beautiful views of the Salzkammergut region.

Hotel address
Hotel Goldenes Schiff
Adalbert-Stifter-Kai 3, 4820 Bad Ischl


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