Headwater - Self-Guided Austrian Lakes Walk - Premium

from $ 18,712* per person

The Austrian Lakes area offers a glorious mix of spectacular views, forest trails, picture-perfect villages and swimming opportunities galore! The walks are relaxed, following mainly well-marked routes, with stunning lake views every day. Every stop brings new discoveries such as St Wolfgang's antique cog railway, the summit of Schafberg and Mozart's museum in St. Gilgen.

Destination: Austria

Travel Dates: From 27-Aug-2019 to 28-Sep-2020

Duration: 9 days

Company: EXODUS

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  • Self-guided walking in the picturesque Austrian Alps
    Included: * All breakfasts and 7 dinners * All accommodation (see accommodation section) * Route notes and maps * All baggage transport * Arrival & departure transfers
    Food: All breakfasts and 7 evening meals are included
  • Austria is renowned for wholesome, robust food
  • The cuisine is a reflection of the culinary exchange that went on during the time of empires - French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Croatian cuisine have all contributed to the flavours, to name just a few
  • You will be set up for the day with a breakfast of cold meats and cheeses, traditional bread, jam and coffee
  • Austrians tend to eat heartily at lunch time and less in the evenings, but you will be well catered for at dinner
  • Local specialities include the ever present 'Wiener Schnitzel' (breaded veal cutlet) and various stews of beef and pork
  • Dumplings, potatoes or noodles are all regular accompaniments along with vegetables
  • Of course, the fresh fish found in the lakes like rainbow trout, brown trout and whitefish will be a feature of many menus, often grilled with butter and herbs, or stuffed with local mushrooms
  • Desserts are often fruit based - such as 'apfelstrudel' or cream pastries
  • 'Rehrucken' is a traditional chocolate and almond cream cake
  • 'Linzertorte' is a flaky cake lined with currant or raspberry jam, encased and covered by a lattice of cake dough
  • Mozart's home town's speciality is 'Salzburger Nockerln', which is a very light dessert souffle dusted with vanilla sugar and sometimes served with strawberries on the side
  • Plum brandy is a popular post dinner drink, or you could try one of the various types of schnapps
  • Austrian wine tends to be white and fairly sweet in the manner of German Mosel wines
  • Beer is a better known product of the country and you will find a wide variety of local brews
  • The best known are Gosser and Augustiner Brau and come in light or dark forms

More Information

Day 1
Arrive at Bad Ischl
Day 2
At Bad Ischl Hallstatt walk
Day 3
Free day in Bad Ischl
Day 4
Bad Ischl to Strobl
Day 5
Free day in Strobl
Day 6
Strobl to St Gilgen
Day 7
Free day in St Gilgen
Day 8
St Gilgen (Fuschl) to Mondsee
Day 9
Leave Mondsee

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