Austria; Dachstein Round Hiking Trail BF01

11 Days From £0 (904 USD)

World heritage region: the mighty Dachstein, 2995 meters high, has been decorated with this award in 1997. The impressive mountain landscape along with Hallstatt and the Inner Salzkammergut were named world heritage region by UNESCO.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Gosau, Austria
End Location: Gosau, Austria
Accommodation: Hotels & Mountain Huts
Period: Jun - Sep
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travelers

About The Operator

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Years In Business: 14

Requirements and general information
The tour mainly covers alpine terrain. You will need appropriate mountain equipment and stamina. Necessary mountain equipment: ankle-high boots, functional clothes, rucksack, food and water, rain and sun protection, first-aid kit, mobile phone, possibly hiking sticks, … .
Your route is recorded for posterity when you enter your name in every hut logbook in the Dachstein Mountains. 5 to 8 hours hiking time is planned per day. The routes are well signposted, although the signs could be covered by snow. Hence, it is imperative that you take your maps and the Dachstein hiking book with you. An experienced guide is available to accompany you upon request.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

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- Flights

Prices per person, based on 2 people traveling - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Individual arrival in Gosau right next to Mountain Dachstein. Overnight stay in a ***hotel in Gosau.
Day 02. Start at lake Gosausee with fantastic view to Dachstein Glacier - cable car up to the Zwieselalm, hike to the hut Hofpürglhütte (approx. 4-5 hours). Overnight stay in the hut Hofpürglhütte. Luggage transfer from Gosau to the Türlwandhotel in Ramsau where you spend the third night (luggage - hut sleeping bag* - for the night in the Hofpürglhütte has to be carried by yourself!)
Day 03. High altitude hike from the Hofpürglhütte to the Dachstein Südwandhütte (approx. 5 – 6 hours), descent to the Türlwand and overnight stay in a ***hotel in Ramsau at Mountain Dachstein. Luggage has already been taken to the hotel on the second day and awaits you there.
Day 04. Enjoy your first well-deserved relaxed day in Ramsau. Take advantage of the Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card. You will get some information about the advantages in the hotel. Second overnight stay in a ***hotel in Ramsau at Mountain Dachstein.
Day 05. Ascent with the cable car “Dachstein Gletscherbahn” from the Türlwand hotel (directly next to the valley station) to mountain station Hunerkogel – walk along the glacier to Gjaidstein and further to the Guttenberghaus (approx. 3 - 4 hours – if weather is bad Guttenberghaus is also reachable through a hiking route in the valley). Overnight stay in the Guttenberghaus. Luggage transfer from the Türlwand to the Steiner Haus where the sixth night is spent (Luggage for the night in the Guttenberghaus has to be carried by yourself)
Day 06. High altitude hike from the Guttenberghaus over the plateau “Am Stein” and the Grafenbergalm to Stoderzinken (approx. 6 - 7 hours). Overnight stay in Steiner Haus in Gröbming. Luggage has already been transferred to the hotel on the fifth day and awaits you there.
Day 07. Hike from the Stoderzinken over the Notgasse (500m long rock gorge with up to 2000 year old chiselled rock paintings) to the Viehbergalm and further over the Hochmühleck to the hut Steinitzenalm. Overnight stay in hut Steinitzenalm (approx. 6 - 7 hours). (or descent to Bad Mitterndorf approx. 7 - 8 hours). Luggage transfer from Hotel Steiner Haus to the hut or hotel in Bad Mitterndorf.
Day 08. Descent from Steinitzenalm to Bad Mitterndorf. With the train from Bad Mitterndorf to Bad Aussee, there you start your hike. On the way from Bad Aussee to Hallstatt (Koppental path) we recommend a visit in the Koppenbrüllerhöhle cave. Further over the Obertrauner Höhenweg path to the boat station, take the boat to Hallstatt (approx. 3 hours). Overnight stay in a ***hotel in Hallstatt. Luggage transport from the hut or hotel in Bad Mitterndorf to the hotel in Hallstatt.
Day 09. Enjoy your second day of rest in the world heritage village Hallstatt. Tip: Visit the Saltmines Hallstatt and follow the man in the salt! Second overnight stay in the ***hotel in Hallstatt.
Day 10. Take the Salzberg funicular railway from Hallstatt Lahn to the entrance of the salt mine, further along the brine pipeline to Bad Goisern. Ascent by foot to the Goiserer hut (hut sleeping bag required! - approx. 7 - 8 hours). Luggage transport from the hotel in Hallstatt to Gosau.
Day 11. From the hut Goisererhütte over the Iglmoosalm back to Gosau (approx. 3 hours). Luggage has already been transferred to the hotel and awaits you. Individual departure of additional nights can be booked.