Panorama Walking Tour in the Zell am See District, Austria

Salzburg ́s Zell am See District is almost predestined for a walking week to enjoy: a stunning mountain scenery with a panorama view onto grassy mountains with little alps, past steep peaks and onto more than 30 impressive 3.000 m peaks. For your refreshment after this varied walking tour the deep blue shimmering lake Zell is inviting you for a swim, another possibility is the hotel swimming pond of palace Kammer and palace-village Maishofen is the ideal starting point for the most beautiful walking tours in the region.
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  • Comfort: Hotel
  • Start/Finish: Maishofen
  • Distance: 34 miles (55Km)
  • Duration: 6 nights- 7 days
  • Availability: May - September
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Note Order of individual hiking tours is variable. 
Day 1: Individual journey to Maishofen 

Day 2: Loop tour lake Zell Via Maishofen ́s ridgeway
Walk to mountain guesthouse Mitterberghof, wherea comfortable, inviting sun terrace is waiting. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Head downhill to Thumersbach past the Hubertus chapel and on along lake Zell to Prielau palace. Via Mayerhofen and the Steinberg mountail you return to the palace Kammer. 
Details: approx. 4 hours | 12 km (7.5 miles)

Day 3: Loop tour Lindling alp & Saal alp 
Take the bus from Maishofen to Sportregion Saalbach. The walking tour starts in Hinterglemm Mitterlengau and leads up to Lindling alp, where you can learn a lot about wood in the nearby forest park with its nature trail and high rope course. Continue past Saal alp to the end of the valley then up towards Forsthof alp. Don ́t miss trying a glass of homemade buttermilk and enjoy the panoramic views over the Sallachtal valley. Return by bus to Maishofen.  
Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 9 km (5.5 miles)

Day 4: Loop tour Schmittenhöhe
Journey by bus to Zell am See, the goal today is the mountain railway Schmittenbahn. Via an enclosure you reach the peak of mountain Schmittenhöhe at 1965m. Enjoy the unique view onto lake Zell as well as impressive panoramic views of numerous 3000m peaks. After visiting Elisabeth chapel walk down into the valley, past Sonnkogel mountain, Sonn alp and finally into Zell am See. Take your time for a stroll through town. Return journey by bus to Maishofen.  
Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 9 km (5.5 miles)

Day 5: Loop tour Schwalbenwand mountain 
From Kammer palace head towards Schwalbenwand, Maishofen ́s local mountain (2011m). Various trails take you to the peak of Schwalbenwand if you want. It is well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with a unique panoramic view onto the snow-covered peaks of Hohe Tauern, the Steinerne Meer.  Return via Kammeregg alp where you recharge your batteries with a glass of cider and a bacon sandwich.  
Details: approx. 5,5 hours (incl. summit hike) | 14 km (8.7 miles)

Day 6: Loop tour Along the Tracks of Anton Faistauer
The last walking day is a comfortable tour along the tracks of Anton Faistenauer, one of Austria ́s most important modern artists. The walking tour was opened up in 2010 and leads via 10 points from the centre of Maishofen to Saalhof  palace and via Prielau with yet another palace over to Mayerhofen. Worth seeing are the frescoes in the Stablberg chapel, before you return along the river path of the Saalach to your hotel.  
Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 11km (6.8 miles).

Day 7: Individual departure or extra days

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Clothing and Accessories - Bring good quality walking boots/shoes, waterproof clothing, a Day pack and Water 

A week of leisurely walking in and around the idyllic country chateau  

Marvellous mountain panoramas  

Salzburg Pinzgau-region, best known for alpine pastures and cattle  

Lovely opportunities for a swim in Lake Zell

Europe ́s highest waterfalls in Krimml.

The highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner with its altitude of 3798m

Probably the easiest way is fly to salzburg Airport then catch the bus to Maishofen.  This takes about 1 1/2 hours and costs around £15.00 each way.

 

 

Included
  • 6 overnight stays 

  • Half board incl. 1x Pinzgauer Kasnockenpfanne (traditional Austrian dish)

  • 2 x packed lunches

  • Welcome meeting and welcome drink

  • Liquor tasting in historic cellar at Kammer palace

  • Snack at Kammeregg-Alp (bread with bacon and a glass of Most (cider- special drink in Austria)

  • Use of all facilities at Kammer palace (swimming pool, sauna, spa)

  • 1 x Voucher for solarium

  • 1 x Voucher for infra-red sauna

  • Entry for the lake resort Maishofen/ lake Zell

  • Ascent fare by cable car Schmittenbahn

  • Carefully elaborated route description

  • Detailed travel and tour documents

  • GPS-data is available

  • Service-Hotline

Excluded
  • Local Taxes
  • Anything not in included

Note Order of individual hiking tours is variable. 
Day 1: Individual journey to Maishofen 

Day 2: Loop tour lake Zell Via Maishofen ́s ridgeway
Walk to mountain guesthouse Mitterberghof, wherea comfortable, inviting sun terrace is waiting. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Head downhill to Thumersbach past the Hubertus chapel and on along lake Zell to Prielau palace. Via Mayerhofen and the Steinberg mountail you return to the palace Kammer. 
Details: approx. 4 hours | 12 km (7.5 miles)

Day 3: Loop tour Lindling alp & Saal alp 
Take the bus from Maishofen to Sportregion Saalbach. The walking tour starts in Hinterglemm Mitterlengau and leads up to Lindling alp, where you can learn a lot about wood in the nearby forest park with its nature trail and high rope course. Continue past Saal alp to the end of the valley then up towards Forsthof alp. Don ́t miss trying a glass of homemade buttermilk and enjoy the panoramic views over the Sallachtal valley. Return by bus to Maishofen.  
Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 9 km (5.5 miles)

Day 4: Loop tour Schmittenhöhe
Journey by bus to Zell am See, the goal today is the mountain railway Schmittenbahn. Via an enclosure you reach the peak of mountain Schmittenhöhe at 1965m. Enjoy the unique view onto lake Zell as well as impressive panoramic views of numerous 3000m peaks. After visiting Elisabeth chapel walk down into the valley, past Sonnkogel mountain, Sonn alp and finally into Zell am See. Take your time for a stroll through town. Return journey by bus to Maishofen.  
Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 9 km (5.5 miles)

Day 5: Loop tour Schwalbenwand mountain 
From Kammer palace head towards Schwalbenwand, Maishofen ́s local mountain (2011m). Various trails take you to the peak of Schwalbenwand if you want. It is well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with a unique panoramic view onto the snow-covered peaks of Hohe Tauern, the Steinerne Meer.  Return via Kammeregg alp where you recharge your batteries with a glass of cider and a bacon sandwich.  
Details: approx. 5,5 hours (incl. summit hike) | 14 km (8.7 miles)

Day 6: Loop tour Along the Tracks of Anton Faistauer
The last walking day is a comfortable tour along the tracks of Anton Faistenauer, one of Austria ́s most important modern artists. The walking tour was opened up in 2010 and leads via 10 points from the centre of Maishofen to Saalhof  palace and via Prielau with yet another palace over to Mayerhofen. Worth seeing are the frescoes in the Stablberg chapel, before you return along the river path of the Saalach to your hotel.  
Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 11km (6.8 miles).

Day 7: Individual departure or extra days

keyDetails

 Edit

Clothing and Accessories - Bring good quality walking boots/shoes, waterproof clothing, a Day pack and Water 

A week of leisurely walking in and around the idyllic country chateau  

Marvellous mountain panoramas  

Salzburg Pinzgau-region, best known for alpine pastures and cattle  

Lovely opportunities for a swim in Lake Zell

Europe ́s highest waterfalls in Krimml.

The highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner with its altitude of 3798m

Probably the easiest way is fly to salzburg Airport then catch the bus to Maishofen.  This takes about 1 1/2 hours and costs around £15.00 each way.

 

 

Included
  • 6 overnight stays 

  • Half board incl. 1x Pinzgauer Kasnockenpfanne (traditional Austrian dish)

  • 2 x packed lunches

  • Welcome meeting and welcome drink

  • Liquor tasting in historic cellar at Kammer palace

  • Snack at Kammeregg-Alp (bread with bacon and a glass of Most (cider- special drink in Austria)

  • Use of all facilities at Kammer palace (swimming pool, sauna, spa)

  • 1 x Voucher for solarium

  • 1 x Voucher for infra-red sauna

  • Entry for the lake resort Maishofen/ lake Zell

  • Ascent fare by cable car Schmittenbahn

  • Carefully elaborated route description

  • Detailed travel and tour documents

  • GPS-data is available

  • Service-Hotline

Excluded
  • Local Taxes
  • Anything not in included
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