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Walking Holidays in Salzburg

Only 30 miles east of Salzburg, Austria's Lake District is a bewitching contrast of soaring mountain peaks and undulating lowlands, laced with necklaces of sparkling rivers and lakes. It's the perfect destination for a self-guided walking holiday. It is known as the 'Salzkammergut', literally the 'Treasure Trove of Salt', and as a result it was spectacularly wealthy in the 17C when salt was as valuable as gold. Rich in architecture, history and culture, this is where Kaisers and Empresses traditionally came to take the waters and enjoy the famous Summer Opera season - still celebrated in Bad Ischl today.

Near Lakes Mondsee, Attersee and Traunsee, the gentle landscape is sprinkled with Tyrolean homesteads and tiny fields of rustling corn and wheat, interspersed with rows of colourful tulips where passers by pick their own flowers and drop money into honesty boxes. This a wonderful region to explore on a relaxed walking holiday, with a wealth of walking routes on offer.

Further south this open country collides spectacularly with the dramatic ragged mountain peaks of Zwolferhorn (1521m) and Schafberg (1782m), whose shimmering reflections can be seen in the surfaces of the cleanest and bluest lakes in all Austria - Wolfgangsee and Fuschlsee. The famous composer, Gustav Mahler, was so inspired here he declared he had 'Set the landscape to music'; Gustav Klimt painted local castles, and Mozart's mother, was born in tiny St Gilgen. Pilgrims come to pray in St Wolfgang's medieval lakeside church, while others follow in the foot.

But don't just take our word for how amazing it is - you must see it for yourself. If you're about to plan your next holiday and have any questions about one of our walking holidays in Salzburg, one of our experienced team will be able to help.


Walking in Austria's Lake District
Austria: Salzburg

Walking in Austria's Lake District

A glorious mix of spectacular scenic views, wooded forest trails and picture-perfect 'chocolate box' villages await as you pass crystal-clear lakes, babbling streams and secluded bays.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Excellent for
  • From £1125per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Austrian Lakes Walk
Austria: Salzburg

Austrian Lakes Walk

A glorious mix of spectacular scenic views, wooded forest trails and picture-perfect 'chocolate box' villages await as you pass crystal-clear lakes, babbling streams and secluded bays.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Excellent for
  • From £1295per person, tour only

  • 13 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in Mozart's Lake District
Austria: Salzburg

Walking in Mozart's Lake District

Scenically stunning, immerse yourself in the beauty of flower-filled meadows, looming mountains and quaint villages dotted around the glimmering lakes.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Excellent for
  • From £1605per person, tour only

  • 16 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Austrian Lakes Activities
Austria: Salzburg

Austrian Lakes Activities

Stay in a luxury 4 star hotel - with top-of-the-range wellness centre - and choose from a whole host of activities: walking, cycling (route notes for both provided), water sports, boat trips, ice caves. Complimentary Headwater bikes included for the duration of your stay.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Excellent for
  • From £1249per person, tour only

  • 50 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)