8 days

  Enjoy a wonderful panoramic hiking trail on Mount Zwölferhorn

  Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery on a Lake Wolfgang boat trip

  Gain a new perspective high above the forest floor on the Grünberg Treetop Walk

  Ride the original mine train deep into the Dürrnberg mountain

  Cycle the beautiful Ostufer path around Lake Hallstättersee to the UNESCO town of Hallstätt

  Walk with llamas in Bad Ischl or with huskies in Ebensee

Summer in the Salzkammergut: Family Adventure Week at Lake Wolfgang

Your base for this active family holiday is the ***Gasthof Hotel Zinkenbachmühle, located in Abersee at Lake Wolfgang. This family-run hotel is an ideal starting point for hikes, bike tours and numerous excursions into the lake and mountain world of the Salzkammergut.

The beautiful Wolfgangsee is probably the most famous lake in the Salzkammergut region, with water so pure you can even drink it! Of course, this area also offers wonderful alpine scenery, with the crystal-clear lake surrounded by by imposing mountains, lush green meadows and peaceful forests. You will also find many bathing areas around the lake shore – with water temperatures of around 21-24° degrees in summer, Wolfgangsee offers excellent bathing opportunities. The variety of hiking trails and wide range of leisure activities, as well as the cosy lakeside cafes and the warmth of the locals will make your holiday a special experience.

a tree for your booking A tree for your booking

Respect for our planet’s limited resources and climate-friendly mobility are two major challenges of the 21st Century. We are therefore delighted to cooperate with the Austrian Federal Forest Authority on the “tree for your booking” project; a new tree planted for each hiking tour booked through us in the Salzkammergut region! Along with your travel documents, you will receive a photo of “your” tree, which you will even have the chance to visit during your trip.

1/5 – 26/6 & 4/9 – 15/10 26/6 – 4/9
from 2 people inc. husky hiking €799 pp. €840 pp.
from 4 people inc. llama hiking €780 pp. €820 pp.
3 people inc. llama hiking €795 pp. €840 pp.
2 people inc. llama hiking €834 pp. €877 pp.
Children under 6 €317 pp. €330 pp.
Children 6 – 12 €430 pp. €452 pp.
Children 12 – 15 €535 pp. €565 pp.
Children in own room (6-15) €699 pp. €745 pp.
Single room supplement €65
ACCOMMODATION ***Gasthof Hotel Zinkenbachmühle

The Gasthof Zinkenbachmühle is located at Lake Wolfgang, in little village of Abersee.

The hotel offers a restaurant with garden, children´s playground, indoor pool, sauna (for a fee), beach with sunbathing area approx. 1,5 km away.

AVAILABILITY You can start your trip on any day of the week (subject to availability) from May 1 to October 15.
7 x Overnight stay with half board at ***Hotel Zinkenbachmühle
7 x breakfasts
7 x evening meals
Welcome video with explanations and info for your holiday
Wolfgangsee boat ticket (valid for 1 stop at each of the 7 stations)
Treetop walk combined ticket (cable car + treetop walk)
Bike rental (trekking bike) for 1 day tour to Hallstatt
Hiking tour with a llama or husky
Ticket for the Salzburg Salt Mine (entrance and guided tour)
Entrance to the Celtic Village & Salt Manufactory
Salzkammergut Cycling & Hiking map  + detailed routing
Salzkammergut Adventure Card – Reductions on 130 attractions
A tree for your booking – we plant a tree for your booking
Service hotline daily from 8.00 – 18.00 (also on weekends)
Flights & travel insurance
Drinks and snacks
Car rental
Transport to or from Lake Wolfgang
Anything else not mentioned in the “included” section
Additional nights before, during or after the walk
Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Hiking and cycling tours are carried out individually with appropriate maps and information.
  • All activities are suitable for children from 6 years.
  • You will need your own car to travel between activities.

Suggested daily itinerary

You are free to plan your activities from day-to-day depending on weather and mood (except the llama or husky hiking, which is a fixed booking for day 6)


Day 1: Arrival at Lake Wolfgang

You will receive your travel documents on arrival at your hotel in Abersee at Lake Wolfgang.

Activites in Abersee:

  • Abarena Theme Park: All-weather fun for the whole family.
  • Animal petting zoo and playground at Dorf der Tiere.
  • Hikes: Bleckwand, Breitenberg, Postalm, Kleefeld (details will be provided in your documents)

Day 2: Panoramic hike on mount Zwölferhorn

Distance 5.2 km |Altitude difference: 451 m

After a leisurely breakfast, start the day by driving along the toll road to the Illingerbergalm (IMPORTANT: you will need coins for the toll). The hike over the Pillsteinhöhe to the Zwölferhorn and back offers breathtaking views. Reward yourself with a stop at the hut for a little snack.

More hiking options are also available and info will be provided in your route notes.

Additional activity idea: Summer Tobogganing in Strobl (ticket not included):

If you are not too exhausted after the hike, we recommend a ride on the summer toboggan run.


Day 3: Explore Lake Wolfgangsee by Boat

From the boat station Gschwendt you start the day with a boat trip to St. Gilgen, Strobl or St. Wolfgang. With your day ticket you can get off once at each station.

We recommend a walk through the bustling town of St. Wolfgang, with attractions such as the pilgrimage church and the famous “White Horse Inn”. Enjoy a coffee and cake in the centre of the town in the café “Kaffeewerkstatt”.


Day 4: Grünberg Treetop Walk

Today´s excursion takes you to Grünberg at Lake Traunsee. You will take the cable car up to the Salzkammergut treetop path. Here, you will enjoy unique perspectives high above the forest floor, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Traunsee and the village of Gmunden.

Additional activity idea: Cumberland Wildpark Grünau (ticket not included)

On a relaxing hike following a stream through woods and meadows, you will explore the natural habitat of the animals. The Grünau Zoo is home to about 500 animals. In the beginning, only native wildlife lived in the park. Over time, more animals from other continents were added, including animal species that now also live wild in Austria, such as raccoons and fallow deer.


Day 5: Cycling tour from Bad Ischl to Hallstatt

Distance: Up to a maximum of 56 km but can easily be shortened to your preferred distance.

Today you drive to Bad Ischl by car and pick up your rental bikes at the office of Salzkammergut Touristik. We recommend a bike tour to the famous UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt. You follow the river Traun via Laufen to Bad Goisern. You will soon reach the deep blue Lake Hallstättersee. From Steeg you cycle along the traffic-free Ostuferradweg cycle path around Lake Hallstättersee, past the village of Obertraun and on to Hallstatt. The Ostuferradweg is one of the most beautiful cycle paths in the Salzkammergut and lies right on the shores of Lake Hallstatt. One of the special features of this trail is the exciting suspension bridge over one of the deepest parts of Lake Hallstatt. Enjoy a walk through the picture-postcard village of Hallstatt before returning to Bad Ischl.

There are train stations along the cycling path in Lauffen, Bad Goisern, Steeg-Gosau, Obersee, Hallstatt and Obertraun. To shorten the route, you can either cycle to Hallstatt and return by train to Bad Ischl (28 km) or take the train from one of the other stations to make a cycling distance that is more to your liking.


Day 6: Hiking with llamas in Bad Ischl

Enjoy the natural surroundings of the Salzkammergut on a lovely hike with a llama. Depending on the weather and endurance, the walks with the animals can be planned individually.

Duration approx. 4 hours.

Alternative: Hiking with a husky in Ebensee

The husky hike is in the beautiful landscape of the inner Salzkammergut.

Walking time approx. 2 hours (8-12 km).

At the end there is a cosy get-together at the ranch with a little refreshment.

Duration: Total approx. 4 hours


Day 7: Salzburg Salt Mine

An exciting journey of discovery deep in the Dürrnberg mountain awaits you, where the miners brought the “white gold” to light over 2,500 years ago. The show mine in the Salzburger Land is the oldest in the world.

The Celtic village of SALINA is located directly next to the Salzwelten. The village takes you back to the world of 2600 years ago where you will get to know the daily life of the Celts. In the salt factory you can experience the production of salt up close.

Additional activity idea: Sightseeing in Salzburg

Visit Mozart’s birthplace and walk in the footsteps of the famous composer around the streets of this fairy-tale medieval city. Marvel at the spectacular Hohensalzburg Fortress, perched high above the city on the Festungsberg hill.


Day 8: Departure

Your holiday comes to an end after breakfast this morning, unless you have booked any additional services with us.

Getting to Gasthof Hotel Zinkenbachmühle 

  The most straightforward ways to drive to Lake Wolfgang is from the north. The A1 motorway runs between Salzburg and Linz not too far away from the lakes. Those arriving from the Salzburg direction will probably use the Thalgau or Mondsee exits, while those arriving from the Linz side might prefer the route down past the Traunsee to Bad Ischl.
  • From Salzburg (Villach, Germany):  motorway exit (A1) Thalgau via Hof, Fuschl to St. Gilgen.
  • From Vienna: motorway exit (A1) Mondsee to St. Gilgen.

6 km after St. Gilgen (in direction Bad Ischl) turn right at the exit Abersee (at the bus stop and the garden centre Lagerhaus). After 300 meters you have reached your destination.

Luftaufnahme Turm Sommer (C) eak
Gasthof Hotel Zinkenbachmühle
Swimming at Lake Wolfgang
Hiking at the Zwölferhorn (c) STMG, Wolfgang Stadler
Panoramic view over Lake Wolfgang © Osterreich Werbung - Weinhaeupl
St. Wolfgang, Wolfgangsee
Ferry on Lake Wolfgang
Dof der Tiere Animal Park ©-Schladming-Dachstein-Raffal
Grunber Cable Car © OO Seilbahnholding GmbH-Schoep
Gruenberg Seilbahn (C) OO Seilbahnholding GmbH-Hoermandinger
Cumberland Wikdpark
Cumberland Wilkpark (c) Oberösterreich Tourismus
Kaiserschmarrn © TVB Tannheimer Tal - Meurer
Lake Wolfgang walking path
Walking with llamas in Bad Ischl
Swan at Lake Wolfgang
Cycling at Lake Hallstatt (c) Oesterreich Werbung, Martin Steinthaler
Cycling at Lake Hallstatt (c) Oesterreich Werbung / Sebastian Stiphout
The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt
The Salzburg Salt Mine

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