4 mountains - 3 lakes: The Salzkammergut Long Distance Hike
Four stages take you through some of the loveliest landscapes in the Salzburg Salzkammergut Lake District.
- Walking time per stage: approx. 4 - 5 hours
- And what's more, without luaggage
Unforgettable Summer Pastures
The Salzkammergut Lake District is a fantastic hiking paradise. Hiking trails of all grades of difficulty guarantee fascinating impressions and views of the lakes and the mountains in the region. here it is possible to reach the peaks on foot, with a boat or cable car.
Day 1: Arrival in Fuschl am See Fuschl am See
where you sleep your first night
Day 2: Hike fromFuschl am See toSt. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang, 5 hours
Possible stops: at Sausteigalm, Zwölferhorn, Gasthaus Weißwand
Route: From Fuschl am See towards the Ruming mill(walk 20/27). After a short while through woodland, continue on the road via Unterellmau to Oberellmau. From here follow route 28a to Sulzberg and uphill to the Kühleiten farm, and further to the Sausteigalm. The route then follows the Elferstein to the summit of the Zwölferhorn with great views. From the Zwölferhorn on foot approx. 1 1/2 hours on hiking trail Nr. 1 to the Sausteigalm and further down to Gasthaus Weißwand and St. Gilgen
where you overnight.
Day 3: From St. Gilgen up the Schafberg mountain, approx. 5 hours
Possible stops: Gasthof Fürberg, Jausenstation Aschinger, Schafbergalm, Hotel Schafbergspitze
Route: Via St. Gilgen with the ferry boat to Fürberg, then after 300m bear right along the lake, then left onto the pilgrim's path to the Falkenstein chapel and further towards Ried. Before you come to the first houses the path forks. Take the left fork along the Rieder Steig to snack restaurant Aschinger. Then follow route 23 via the Dorneralm and the Schafbergalm to summit of the 1.782m Schafberg mountain. Here is your next night stop.
Day 4: From Schafberg to Mondsee, approx. 5 hours
Possible stops: in St. Wolfgang there are numerous, Gasthof Fürberg, Gasthaus Batzenhäusl, Gasthaus Drachenwand
Route: Take the cog-railway train down to St. Wolfgang and the ferry from the base station to Fürberg. From here follow the road towards Winkl and after 600m, to the right is a short climb to Schloss Hüttenstein and Gasthof Batzenhäusl opposite the Krotten Lake. Then follow the farm track to the west to the Zeppezau farm (Path 15), through the valley and past an old mill and then a steep climb through woods to a forestry track. Here turn left to the road, later on a track (Path 16) and on to the stony peak of the Almkogel where you have great views of Lake Mondsee, Lake Irrsee and Lake Attersee. From the summit return a short distance then on trail Nr. 12 through a steep wood down to the Thekla chapel and on the Gasthaus Drachenwand. Via trail Nr. 34 you reach the resort of Mondsee for your next night's stop.
Day 5: From Mondsee-Irrsee to Fuschl am See
Possible stops: Forsthaus Wartenfels at the foot of the Schober mountain, Waldhof Alm in Fuschl am See, Castle Fishery in Hof bei Salzburg
Route: Follow the hiking path Nr. 10 through Schwarzindien and St. Lorenz up to the Wartenfels ruins. The round tour of the Schober mountain and the Frauenkopf is a rather difficult and exacting route. In wet weather we recommend you to take the hiking path Nr. 10 direct to Fuschl am See. The route down to the village of Fuschl am See is reached via the Waldhof Alm and the Hochfeld area. Once down in the village, one can then walk round Lake Fuschl (approx. 12 km) on route Nr. 30 towards the Castle Fischery in Hof bei Salzburg or go straight to one's accommodation.
Departure: One has the option to prolong the tour or your stay as wished.