PILGRIMS TRAIL TO SALZBURG

This popular walking tour follows the famous thousand-year-old pilgrims path from boundary mark to boundary mark through the foothills of the Alps, as you walk on Salzburg’s Route of St James, past Rupert’s Winkl in Bavaria, and into the high mountains of the Alps. The former clerical state of Salzburg always welcomed pilgrims and treated […]

This popular walking tour follows the famous thousand-year-old pilgrims path from boundary mark to boundary mark through the foothills of the Alps, as you walk on Salzburg’s Route of St James, past Rupert’s Winkl in Bavaria, and into the high mountains of the Alps. The former clerical state of Salzburg always welcomed pilgrims and treated them very well. Interesting ecclesiastical sites, charming countryside and impressive walks contribute to a relaxing and reviving walking tour.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Individual arrival at Seekirchen

on Lake Wallersee. Receive your pretour info pack, maps etc. 

Day 2

By train to Oberhofen, then hike to Eugendorf

By train you reach the German border, where Salzburg’s St Jame’s Route starts. First you walk past gentle green hills down to Lake Wallersee, then follow the lakeside trail to Eugendorf.

Day 3

Eugendorf – Salzburg
A comfortable walk brings you downhill into Salzburg, where a wealth of churches and ecclesiastical monuments wait to be discovered. A detour to Maria Plain, a baroque pilgrim church towering high over Salzburg, is worth the effort.

Day 4

Salzburg – Großgmain/Bad Reichenhall

This morning you walk across the city in the direction of Mt Untersberg. At the little town Großgmain you cross the German border to Rupert’s Winkl and afterwards you reach the Bavarian salt metropolis of Bad Reichenhall.

Day 5

Bad Reichenhall – Unken

Today you follow the river Saalach back into the Province of Salzburg. Past Lake Salzachsee you walk deeper and deeper into the mountains. The hiking path generally follows the river, which sometimes gushes wildly through steep rock walls.

Day 6

Unken – Waidring/St. Ulrich

At first you follow the river Saalach into the widening valley around Lofer, which retains much of the original charm of a small alpine village. In front of you the steep rocks of the mountain range Loferer Steinberge seem to scrape the sky. You cross over the Strubpass into the province of Tyrol.

Day 7

Waidring/St. Ulrich – St. Johann

According to the route you walk on the dyke path to St. Johann or bypass past Lake Pillersee and St. Jacob’s church, to St. Johann in Tirol. This lovely ski resort town lies at the foot of the Kitzbuheler Horn.

Day 8

Individual depature or extend your stay in Austria.

Tour Rating- moderate
Route of medium difficulty on good trails and paths. Daily distance up to 6 hours. A good level of fitness is required as you walk up to 20 km in a day.

 

Schedule & Price

Departs every day from early- May to early October

Price per person CAD $900
Single Surcharge $175
Extra nights pre or post tour, p.p. $90

 

This tour includes:

  • 7 nights in 3 star guesthouses and country hotels, in a double room with private facilities
  • Breakfast AND dinner daily
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Train fare Seekirchen – Oberhofen
  • Welcome meeting
  • Information pack and detailed route notes
  • Emergency service helpline