This is a relaxed self-guided family walking holiday that can be as active as you like. Spend time enjoying the stunning scenery of the Salzkammergut area, following easy trails along alpine pastures and lakeshores.
Take a cable car to ascend Gosaukamm mountain for spectacular views over the region, cycle down mountain bike trails and visit Hallstatt, Austria’s oldest village, perched between the lake and the Dachstein Mountains.
The itinerary below is just a suggestion; each day, choose from a menu of suggested walks varying from four to 12 kilometres, or take the local bus to visit nearby attractions.
Fly to Salzburg and transfer to your accommodation in Gosau, Staying in a traditional guesthouse with spectacular views of the nearby Alpine peaks, this is the perfect base for summer walking in Austrian Lake District.
The next six days are free for you to choose from a selection of self- guided walks or to enjoy some of the other activities available in the area such as the open-air museum, mountain bike trails, Dachstein caves or the town of Hallstatt.
Today, with the guidance of your walking notes, take the bus to Vorderer Gosausee. From here, ascend the Gosaukamm Mountain for spectacular views across the region, and follow an easy trail through the pastures.
If you would like a break from walking, you could choose from some of the many other activities available in the area. Bicycles can be hired in Gosau and you can spend the day exploring the cycling trails in the area. Alternatively, take the bus to Bad Goisern where there are options for canoeing, caving and archery, together with a climbing wall.
Follow a circular hiking trail which leads you through the Alpine pastures, learning about local life along the way. Be sure to sample some of the local cheese specialities as you pass the grassland huts along the route.
Today's trail takes you through forest, past a via ferrata and continues alongside crystal clear lakes, surrounded by the silhouette of the mountains.
Take the local bus to the adventure park and follow the forest trails, passing interactive exhibits and activities such as rafts, ziplines, playground equipment and water attractions.
Take the bus to Hallstatt and follow a trail past steep rock, mountain forest, streams and waterfalls. Be sure to visit the picturesque village after your walk, where you will find a range of cultural attractions such as the market square and the world’s oldest salt mine.
Transfer to Salzburg airport in time for your return flight.
- Prices from (exc. international flights): £649 per adult, £499 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,054 per adult, £899 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 8 days
- Ideal for ages: 5+
- Itinerary type: Trip idea
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