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

Bad Aussee, Steiermark, Österreich

June 1st - October 4th, 2022

Tour IV – Tour through the Ausseerland with Tauplitzalm and leisure days
9 lakes / 1 summit

+ Delicious Discoveries: Ausseer fish raritie

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 two mountain lodges!

General information:
Daily stages are introductory to moderately difficult, hiking distances can be adjusted easily by public transport. A reasonable fitness level and basic hiking equipment like good hiking shoes, rucksack, rain and sun protection, functional clothing and also a warmer jacket or pullover are necessary to enjoy your trip.

  • 7 nights
  • 7 x Overnight stay with breakfast in ***inns (3x) and hotels (2x ****, 2x ***superior)
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information that you need for the tour
  • 1 x local fish snack at the Kohlröserl hut
  • 1 x S-Trail hiking booklet (1x per room)
  • 1 x Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area + detailed routing (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 Bad Aussee.
You will receive your travel documents at your accommodation

Overnight stay in Bad Aussee
2nd day: Bad Aussee – Steinitzenalm – Bad Mitterndorf
~ 19 km, 6-7 hrs, difference in altitude á 537 m / â402 m
The first part of the tour follows the Kainischtraun River toward Lake Ödensee. At the lake you will find the Kohlröserl hut where you will try a regional fish snack. Fishing naturally is a big part of the local tradition. Nowadays the Austrian Federal Forests manage the cultivation of high quality fish in the local rivers and lakes which is among the best Austria has to offer.
Continue via the limestone springs “Strumern” to the Steinitzenalm and descent to the spa      village of Bad Mitterndorf.

Overnight stay in Bad Mitterndorf
3rd day: Free day in Bad Mitterndorf
Choose from several activities, suggestions include: challenging mountain hike, wellness at the local spa “Grimmingtherme”, canoeing on Lake Salzastausee, cycling tour with rental bikes or visiting the UNESO World Heritage village Hallstatt

Overnight stay in Bad Mitterndorf
4th day:Bad Mitterndorf - Tauplitzalm
~ 16 km, 6-7 hrs, difference in altitude á 940 m / â 109 m
The first part of the tour leads past the ski jump arena Kulm to Tauplitz. Here you can             choose to ascent the Tauplitz plateau by bus or via chair lift (only in fair weather). Otherwise you follow the winding walking trail to the Transgwenghütte.

Overnight stay at Tauplitzalm
5th day: Free day at Tauplitzalm
The Tauplitzalm is a true walker’s paradise and one of the most beautiful lake plateaus in        Europe. Choose from numerous walking trails ranging from introductory to challenging.

Overnight stay at Tauplitzalm
6th day: Tauplitzalm - Grundlsee
~ 18 km, 5-6 hrs, difference in altitude á 318 / â 1194 m
Today you descent to Lake Grundlsee. The lake is especially popular with surfers and sailors which you can observe while following the lakeside trail to the village Grundlsee.

Overnight stay in Grundlsee
7th day: Free day at Lake Grundlsee
To start the day we highly recommend enjoying an extended, leisurely breakfast on the lake-   view terrace. Especially rewarding day tours can be done to the neighbouring lakes (Toplitz- and Kammersee, Altausseersee) either on foot or with a rental bike.

Overnight stay in Grundlsee
8th day: Bus ride back to Bad Aussee (to be paid on spot). Individual departure or additional nights

from price
  • € 792,00 per person
  • bookable from 1 person
Travel period
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Rates per person and arrangement in €:

01.06. – 01.07.22
01.09. – 04.10.22
*** + ****hotels/inns in double room with breakfast   792,--
Supplement 5 x half board
Mondi Grundlsee is not included – only á la carte, to be paid on spot   115,--
Supplement single room   225,--
01.07. – 01.09.22
*** + ****hotels/inns in double room with breakfast   830,--
Supplement 5 x half board
Mondi Grundlsee is not included – only á la carte, to be paid on spot   115,--
Supplement single room   225,--

Arrival day   daily
Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 3,-- per person/per night)
Reduction for children sleeping in their parents’ room (2 fully paying guests, maximum 2 children):
0 –   5,9 years: 100 %                 6 – 14,9 years: 30 %
Twin-bedded rooms in Austrian resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. These are also known as 'Austrian Twins' and are regarded as two beds. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed as available.
Location of the accommodation are mainly close to the trails.
Information for arrivals by car:
Free parking available at the starting hotel.
Dogs are allowed in the accommodations on request, often for a small fee. Extra costs have to be paid on spot. Austrian law requires that dogs must wear a leash or a muzzle!
The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.
Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation.
We recommend travel cancellation insurance.

  • 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.

conditions of travel


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