Styrian Lake Aussee

Styrian Lake Aussee

Austria » Self-guided (independent) hiking tours

  • Impressive summits of Salzkammergut Alps
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From 585 €

Duration (days): 7

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Surrounded by the impressive summits of Salzkammergut Alps and only accessible by alpine passes the region Ausseerland was able to preserve the local way of life. This place of unusual beauty is a hidden gem in the geographical centre of Austria. The large alpine pasture “Tauplitz” is the highest lake plateau of Middle Europe. Surrounded by the mountains of the “Dead Mountains” as the native name Totengebirge is translated this lovely pasture is nonetheless a very lively spot.
The daily walking times can be shortened from time to time. A fantastic tour for lovers of altitude-panorama paths with stunning views onto numerous summits and lakes. 

Day 1. Individual journey to Bad Goisern
Day 2. Bad Goisern – Altaussee 
Short taxi transfer from Bad Goisern to the hiking paradise Predigstuhl. You walk past rustic cabins, alpine pastures and impressive summits into the heart of the Ausseerland. The alpine pasture Hütteneckalm with stunning views on UNESCO heritage region ‘Hallstatt Dachstein’ is only one place to invite you for a break, together with the unique Blaa-alp. You will then walk to the wonderful village Altaussee where you be staying overnight. Numerous artists spend their summer here and enjoy the charming landscape with its limestone rocks, wide forests and flower fields. Hiking Details: approx. 5 hours | 17 km | + 500 m - 760 m.
Day 3. From Altaussee to Gößl/Grundlsee
You will start your day’s walk by going along the length of lake Altaussee with a view of the imposing Loser mountain. You will then head to the next lake of the day by crossing the Tressen saddle – of course you will have endless mountainous panoramic views on your way. You will then reach Gößl by lake Grundlsee by walking along a path with great views all round. Don’t miss out on visiting the mystical lake Toplitzsee, where there is thought to be treasure hidden. Or go for a row with a traditional wooden boat. Hiking Details: approx. 5 hours | 14 km | + 320 m - 320 m.
Day 4. From Gößl/Grundlsee to Tauplitzalm
The route takes you along a fast-flowing mountain stream and through extensive alluvial areas out of the valley to Ödernalm, which is the nicest spot on the planet according to Heinrich Harrer. After one last ascent over the Törl you will arrive at the charming, almost magical lake. Soon afterwards you will arrive at the Tauplitzalm, which is located on a high plateau. Hiking Details: approx. 5 hours | 11 km | + 990 m - 150 m.
Day 5. Circular walk from the Tauplitzalm
The Tauplitzalm is one of Europe’s loveliest high plateaus and has a lot of opportunities for walking. The 6 lakes walk takes you on a route with great views and to wonderfully located mountain lakes.  A walk to one of the many peaks in the Tote Gebirge mountain range is a very special experience. The area is well-known for its large variety of fauna and flora ranging from the snow roses to gentian to alpine rose flowers. Maybe you will also spot some chamoises, which are native to the steep mountain slopes. Hiking Details: approx. 2 to 4 hours (depending on chosen route).
Day 6. From Tauplitzalm to Bad Goisern
Over the Hochalm you walk past the lake Steirersee to the lake Schwarzensee, which lies tucked away among high mountains. Downstream through the forest und through blooming narcissus fields you walk to Tauplitz. By train back to Bad Goisern. Details: approx. 3 to 5 hours | 12 km | + 150 m - 940 m.
Day 7. Individual journey home or extra days.

Accommodation and luggage transportation:
Pretty 3*** hotels and country hotels on bed & breakfast (2 dinners included in Tauplitzalmsupplement for dinner for the rest 4 nights is extra - see the "Dates, prices & remarks" tab for details). Luggage transfers are included.

Price: 585 Euro (+ 40 Euro/person for all July and August arrivals)

Halfboard supplement (min 3-course dinner; 4 dinners included): 100 Euro
Single supplement: 90 Euro

Group size: min. 2 person

The price includes:
6 overnights as mentioned above; 2x Half board in Tauplitzalm; Luggage transfer; Transfer to Panorama Nova; Train fare Tauplitz – Hallstatt/Bad Goisern; Detailed route instructions in English; Carefully elaborated route; Service-Hotline

The price does not include:
Other meals; Entrance charges; Personal Expenses; Public transportatin fares; Visitors' taxes (payable on spot)

The trek is available for arrivals on Saturday from mid-June to mid-September. To get to the starting point take a train to Salzburg and then a bus to Bad Ischl where you should change to bus/train to Bad Goisern (duration approx. 2 hrs). Technically easy tour, requiring sure footedness in some places. You mainly walk on well maintained alpine- and walking trails. Tours up to 6 hours can be managed with a good basic fitness level. A tour for lovers of panorama paths with view on summits and lakes.