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Why The Salzkammergut Is Perfect For A Walking Holiday

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Known as the Austria Lake District the Salzkammergut is the region of lakes and Alpine ranges near the city of Salzburg. With a total of 76 lakes this area is the perfect place for outdoor activities like cycling and walking. We have 4 great walking holidays that take in this beautiful area which you can explore on foot during your holiday.

So why is the Salzkammergut perfect for walking?

Why The Salzkammergut Is Perfect For A Walking Holiday

Sound of Music

The Scenery

With the alpine lakes but clear blue water and mountains all around you, there is definitely more than one picture-perfect moment in the area. Following the route, you will be able to take in some of this amazing scenery

Emperors Villa in Bad Ischl

The Places To See

With many places along the way where you can see and enjoy the amazing views, you can also enjoy exploring the Salzkammergut area and learning more about its history. The picturesque town of Hallstatt sits on the water’s edge, where you can explore the alleyways or sit and enjoy some lunch with a view. Bad Ischl is known as the gateway to the Alpine Lakes. Here you can visit the Emperor’s Villa which is the Emperors Summer residence. As some of our tours have shorter daily distances you can stop along the way to look around places which will break up your daily walks just nicely.

Salzburg Lakes

Suitable For All Levels Of Ability

Our Salzburg lakes walking holiday is great for beginners, with the longest day being 12 miles. You are sure to enjoy the easy walking the tour has to offer. We also have our Sound of Music tour which is a slightly more demanding walking holiday which takes in the higher alpine paths.

Salzburg Lakes

Want More Than Walking?

If you want to explore the Salzkammergut region but don’t want to walk every day, then why not check out our Hike and Bike holiday. Exploring by bike will give you another opportunity to see the scenery from a different view. You can then appreciate the area even more!

If you have any questions then please get in touch as we are happy to help answer any questions you may have about our walking holidays.

About the author

I have worked for Hooked on Cycling & Walking since 2007 and love to travel and explore. I like to get outdoors and take my two young boys with me and hiking/cycling is enjoyed by all of us.

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