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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

Mountains & Lakes Trail "The pleasure wide hiking trail from lake to lake" - Part I

Gmunden, Oberösterreich, Österreich

June 15th - October 8th, 2024

Tour I – at lakes Attersee and Traunsee with an overnight stay at a hut.
+ Delicious Discoveries: delicious Apfelstrudel
The defining feature of the Salzkammergut has always been the visual drama between the countless small and large lakes nestling in the abruptly rising mountains of the Northern Alps. The newly established long distance trail links these hotspots in a never seen before, comprehensive way. On 19 stages or 337 km, plus several regional circuits, a new walking experience takes form. Discover lush Alpine meadows, fairy-tale forests and invigorating waters in a cultural landscape of outstanding authenticity.
This tour follows the first stages of the S-Trail from Lake Traunsee to Lake Attersee and leads into the magnificent “Höllengebirge” mountain range. With overnight stay at a remote mountain lodge!

  • 6 nights
  • 6 x Overnight stay with breakfast (5 x ***inns/hotel, 1 x in hut –  communal bunks, hut sleeping bags* mandatory)
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information that you need for the tour
  • 1 x tasty apple strudel at Hochleckenhaus
  • 1 x taxi transfer Gasthof Kreh – Ebensee
  • 1 x bus ride Ebensee – Mitterweissenbach
  • 1 x bus ride Weissenbach – Burggrabenklamm
  • 1 x taxi transfer Langbathsee - Ebensee
  • 1 x ferry from Ebensee to Gmunden
  • 1 x Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area + detailed routing (1x per room)
  • 1 x S-Trail hiking booklet (1x per room)
  • 1 x Salzkammergut Adventure Card – Reductions on 120 attractions in the region
  • 3 x Luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage
  • A tree for your booking – we plant a tree for your booking
  • Daily service hotline from 08.00am - 06.00pm (including weekends)
  • Breakfast


1st day: Individual arrival in Gmunden.
You will receive your travel documents at your accommodation
Overnight stay in Gmunden
2nd day: Gmunden – Altmünster – Langbathtal, ~ 18 km, 6 hrs, difference in altitude á 760 m / â 555 m
The tour starts at Gmunden’s lakeside promenade – past the picturesque Schloss Orth the trail leads into Altmünster. Slowly the trail winds its way into the Grasberg hills with great views of Lake Traunsee. Finally the last stage passes through shady forests of the Langbath valley.
Transfer from Gasthof Kreh to and overnight stay at Ebensee
3rd day: Weissenbach valley – Weissenbach am Attersee, ~ 16 km, 5,5 hrs, difference in altitude á 310 m / â 290 m
You can take the public bus from Ebensee to the beginning of the Weißenbachtal. After a short stretch on asphalt, dive into the romantic river valley and hike along the largely original stream  bed. Towards the end, a slight ascent through mystical forest awaits you before you reach        today's destination, Lake Attersee.
Overnight stay in Weissenbach
4th day: Burggraben – Moosalm – Weissenbach am Attersee, ~ 11 km, 4,5 hrs, difference in altitude á 450 m / â 460 m
After a short bus ride to today's starting point, you hike through dense forest along the Burgauklamm uphill to the Moosalm. Now you walk along forest roads with some spectacular panoramas over the lake Attersee back to the Weissenbachtal.
Overnight stay in Weissenbach

5th day:   Weissenbach am Attersee – Hochleckenhaus, ~ 9 km, 5-6 hrs, difference in altitude á 1280 m / â 200 m
Today you head into the mountains: You start on the trail to the Schoberstein and then hike higher and higher along the Mahdl Schneid. Here, you are accompanied by spectacular views of Lake Attersee again and the slowly changing vegetation in the high mountains.
You really deserve the apple strudel at the hut
Overnight stay at Hochleckenhaus mountain lodge.
Luggage transfer from Weissenbach to Ebensee where you spend the last night (Overnight backpack and hut sleeping bag for the nights at Hochleckhaus have to be carried by yourself)
6th day:   Hike into the valley to the Langbath lakes and to Ebensee, ~ 10 km, 6 hrs, difference in altitude á 300 / â 1190 m
From the Hochleckenhaus you start towards the goldenes Gatterl (golden Gate). Via the Aurach Ursprung you walk on towards the Taferklaussee and finally reach the Langbathseen. From here you take a taxi back to Ebensee.   
Overnight stay in Ebensee
7th day:   Ferry back to Gmunden. Individual departure or additional nights

possible date of arrival

Arrival day: Saturday - Wednesday

from price
  • € 710,00 per person
  • bookable from 1 person
Travel period (15.06.2024 - 08.10.2024)
From to
15.06.2024, to 08.10.2024

non-binding inquiry

Rates per person and arrangement in €:

15.06. – 01.07.24
01.09. – 08.10.24
***hotels/inns in double room (communal bunks in the huts)   710,--
Supplement half board   235,--
Supplement single room   190,--
01.07. – 01.09.24
***hotels/inns in double room (communal bunks in the huts)   730,--
Supplement half board   235,--
Supplement single room   190,--
Additional night   on request 
Arrival day   Saturday - Wednesday
Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 4,-- per person/per night)
Notes on staying at an Alpine lodge:

  • *Hut sleeping bag: blankets are available in the huts; necessary but mandatory is only a lightweight cotton/silk sleeping bag liner
  • On most huts, card payment is not possible. Take enough cash with you for food and drinks.
  • Due to their location, not all huts can offer running water, hot water or showers. In some cases there is also no flushing system in the toilets.

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.
Prices are subject to change.
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  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

We recommend a cancellation insurance.

The terms and conditions of Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH in the currently valid version apply.

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Mountains & Lakes Trail "The pleasure wide hiking trail from lake to lake" - Part I
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