Arrive Seekirchen/Lake Wallersee
Seekirchen is located by Lake Wallersee, the largest lake in the Salzburg lake district. It is easily accessible by a direct train from Salzburg (15 mins). Many low cost airlines fly into Salzburg Airport including Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet 2, Flybe and flythomascook.
On arrival at your hotel in Seekirchen relax and take a stroll around the village visiting the ‘Lake Castle’ admiring the views across the lake.
Overnight: Seekirchen on Lake Wallersee
Hotel - GH Post Kat. B or Hirschenwirt
Walk to Eugendorf
This morning you start off by meeting one of our local partners at 08:30 for a briefing about your walk. They will provide you with detailed route notes and answer any questions you have. A short transfer to Oberhofen follows where the walking trail starts today. Heading south you pass Lake Wallersee through green pastures and pass many old chapels on route. You finish todays walk by heading through a nature reserve to the market town of Eugendorf.
Walk: 23km, 6hrs
Hotel - Gasthaus Santner
Walk to Salzburg
Today you head down to the delightful city of Salzburg, fantastic views prevail across to the mountain ranges you pass through in the next few days. We recommend visiting the church of ‘Maria Plain’ which is a famous pilgrims church with views over Salzburg and the surrounding valley. It is renowned for its baroc style architecture and many pilgrims come to visit from afar. Quiet paths follow and you soon reach the river Salzach where you follow the side of the river into the centre of town. If you have time we recommend adding an extra night in Salzburg as there is so much to see and do. You can visit the birthplace of Mozart, wander through the old town which is a UNESCO world heritage site and shop in this marvellous city.
Walk: 13.6km, 4hrs
Hotel - Ganslhof
Walk to Bad Reichenhall
Todays walk leaves the city of Salzburg behind and crosses the German border at Grobgmain to enter Bavaria. You visit the castle of Marzoll on route and follow forest tracks to Bad Reichenhall. Take time to visit the new thermal Spa here in the salt capital of Bavaria.
Walk: 18km, 5.5 hrs
Overnight: Bad Reichenhall
Hotel - Dora
Walk to Unken
Todays walk follows the river Saalach back into Austria and the Salzburg area. Passing Lake Saalachsee you head into the foothills of the mountains through the idyllic Saalach valley. Unken is your final destination today, it’s a peaceful mountain village with a pretty church.
Walk: 17km, 6 hrs
Hotel - Kirchenwirt or Wimmer
Walk to Waidring/St Ulrich
This is the nicest day along the whole trail so take your time and enjoy it! Continue along the river Saalach and watch out for kayakers below, Enter the mountain village of Lofer which is a quaint village with lots of traditional charm. You can take the optional visit to Saint Martin with its pilgrims church or just follow the forest path following the ‘Jakobsweg’ to Waidring.
Walk: 26km, 7 hrs
Overnight: Waidring/St Ulrich
Hotel - Gschwentner or Schweizer Hof
Walk to St Johann in Tyrol
On the last day you can either follow the route via the dyke to St Johann or take the route past Lake Pillersee and St Jacobs Church - the second option being the more spectacular. The walk finishes in the market town of St Johann which is surrounded by Alpine Mountains.
Walk: 16 km, 5 hrs
Overnight: St Johann
Hotel - Hotel Tyrol or Hotel Fischer
Grade & Fitness
This walking tour is graded Moderate. Daily walks are farly long (approx 5 - 7 hrs) but they tend to be on paths and easy trails with very little undulation. Many of the walks are alongside lakes and through valleys.
You should be a regular walker and have a good level of walking fitness to get the most from this holiday.
The routes on this holiday are not way marked so you will need to follow the detailed route notes with maps that we provide. The notes are in picture form which makes it easy to navigate and if you are unsure of a turn then you can always go back to the last picture to make sure you are on the right track.
This holiday is available to start any day of the week between 1st May - 7th October.
We specifically select your accommodation to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay. They all offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We aim to give you an authentic experience and use local family run accommodations in 3* traditional Hotels. The hotels are generally chalet types with wooden interior which are typical of the region.
During high season, you might be booked into a different accommodation which is not listed in the description, and the start or end of some of your walking routes may be slightly altered. Any alternative accommodation will be of the same standard as those described.
If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable.
This holiday is available for solo walkers but we would recommend that you are experienced in walking and navigating alone. If you are travelling solo the holiday is slightly more expensive as some costs are not shared.
A delicious breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included. Most accommodations are happy to provide a packed lunch - this should be requested on arrival. Or you can pick up lunch in the village or stop along the trail. Your route notes have details for each day. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby bars, cafes and restaurants and we can add on a half board option if required. This will show up as part of the booking process.
Your bags will be transferred between your accommodation as per your itinerary. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.
Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes and a day pack.
Getting to Seekirchen/Lake Wallersee
Seekirchen is located by Lake Wallersee, the largest lake in the Salzburg lake district. It is easily accessible by a direct train from Salzburg (15 mins). Timetables can be found on the DB Bahn website.
By Air - Many low cost airlines fly into Salzburg Airport including Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet 2, Flybe and flythomascook.
If you require a transfer from Salzburg then please get in touch and we can price a private transfer for you.
Getting from St Johann in Tyrol
You can take a direct train from St Johann to Salzburg (approx. 2hrs 30 mins). There are many trains throughout the day and the times can be found on the DB Bahn website.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are often asked the following questions and I hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries.
How fit do I need to be?
The walking is graded moderate so you will enjoy the holiday more if you already enjoy an active lifestyle. Most of the paths are easy to follow. The walking each day can be between 5 - 7 hrs so some long days.
Which is the best airport to fly to?
Salzburg is the best airport to fly into and it is approx 15mins to Seekirchen/Lake Wallersee. Many airlines fly into Salzburg including Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet 2 and Flybe.
How far in advance do I need to book?
We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised as this holiday is extremely popular. Please note you can start this holiday on any day of the week between May and October. You will find up to date availability on our website and we will always try and accommodate your plans.
What personal equipment do I need?
You will need good walking shoes/boots, comfortable walking clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, a daypack, warm clothing in the early/late part of the year and hats etc during the summer. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.
When is the best time of year?
The best months for walking are in the summer months between June and September when the wild flowers are in bloom and the weather is fair. However we do offer this holiday between the months of May and October, so any time during this period will be good for walking.
This holiday is available to start any day of the week between 1st May - 7th October. To make a provisional reservation select "Book". Option & Extension prices will be displayed as part of the booking process.
Because every holiday we book is unique availability changes from day to day and our booking process works as follows:
- You provisionally book the tour/s you are interested in on your preferred dates and pay a 20% deposit online or by phone.
- We confirm availability and book all your accommodation and options and send final confirmation as soon as everything is confirmed (max 5 working days).
- If we are unable to accommodate you on your confirmed dates/tour or an alternative of your choice your deposit is fully refunded.
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||8 Days & 7 Nights
- Accommodation for 7 Nights in traditional 3* Hotels
- 7 breakfasts
- Luggage transfers as per itinerary
- Welcome meeting and breifing on the morning of Day 2 by our local partner
- Detailed picture route descriptions and maps
- 24-hour assistance by phone
- Transfer from Seekirchen to Oberhoften
Flights and transfers to first / from last accommodation
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
- Any items not specifically mentioned in the program
- Single room supplement(s) if applicable
- Solo walker supplement if applicable
- Airport transfers
- Additional nights during the walk.
- Half Board Supplement (Dinner)