Postponed to 2021 Austrian Alps Walking, Castle Hotel



Salzburg and the Alps
Mountain Walks,Castle Hotel
Zell am See, Lakeside Beauty
Farm Villages, Mountain Huts

June 26-July 3, 2020

Join us in the Sound of Music City, and Mozart’s birthplace, the lovely city of Salzburg!

We then move to the Austrian Alpine village of Zell am See and beautiful Lake Zell, with breathtaking mountain scenery and charming Alpine villages

We stay in a castle hotel and enjoy Austrian Alpine village life!

TBA - 3 night pre trip extension to Vienna , Austria’s capital and magnificent city of the Hapsburg monarchy

It’ll be an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Alps

You walk on good walking paths and lovely trails with view onto the impressing mountain world of the region, and in parts on side roads and forest tracks. The daily tours can be managed with good health. Only the climb up to mountain Schwalbenwand and the descent of mountain Schmittenhöhe request some stamina

Tentative Itinerary

June 26

Arrival in Salzburg and overnight in Salzburg with breakfast included

Meals. None

June 27

After breakfast, we go on a short walking tour of Salzburg

Afterwards, we travel by chartered bus approx 1 ½ hours to Zell am See/Maishofen and our hotel Castle Hotel Schloss Kammer

After arrival and a quick lunch, we’ll take a short walk to the lake and familiarize ourselves with our surroundings!

Dinner at the hotel and rest up for the week ahead!

Meals: B. D

June 28

Breakfast and then

Loop tour Lake Zell
Via Maishofen´s ridgeway you walk to mountain guesthouse Mitterberghof, where the comfortable sun terrace is inviting for a break.

Enjoy the wonderful panorama view onto the surrounding mountains. Your way leads you downhill to Thumersbach past the Hubertus chapel and on along Lake Zell to Castle Prielau. Via Mayerhofen and mountain Steinberg you return to Schloss Kammer.

Hiking time approx. 4 hours Distance 12 km

Elevation gain: 570 m up
570 m down

Dinner at the hotel

Meals. B. D

June 29

After breakfast, we make a Loop tour to Lindling alp & Saal alp

By bus from the centre of Maishofen to ‘Sportregion Saalbach’. Your walking tour starts in Hinterglemm Mitterlengau and leads you up to Lindling alp, where you can learn a lot about wood in the nearby forest park (nature trail and high rope course). You continue in a loop tour past Saal alp to the end of the valley, from there you walk up towards Forsthof alp. Don´t miss to try a glass of homemade buttermilk and enjoy the panoramic views over the Sallachtal valley. Return journey by bus to Maishofen.

Hiking time, distance: approx. 3.5 hours 9 km Elevation gain: 500 m up 510 m down

Meals. B D

June 30

After breakfast, loop tour Schmittenhöhe

Journey by bus to Zell am See, your goal is the mountain railway Schmittenbahn. By enclosure you reach the peak of mountain Schmittenhöhe on 1.965 m.

Enjoy the unique view onto Lake Zell as well as an impressing panorama view onto numerous 3.000 m peaks. After the visit of Elisabeth chapel you walk down into the valley, first you reach mountain Sonnkogel, then Sonn alp and finally Zell am See. Take your time for a stroll through the city.

You return by bus or on foot to Maishofen.

Hiking time and distance approx. 3.5 hours 9 km

Elevation Gain: 110 m up 990 m

Meals. B. D

July 1

Loop tour mountain Schwalbenwand
Directly from Schloss Kammer you enter your ‘royal stage’ onto mountain Schwalbe Wand, Maishofen´s local mountain (2011m).

Along varied trails you first walk to the peak in Maishofen, and a little later you can also reach the plateau of mountain Schwalbenwand if you want. It is well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with a unique panoramic view onto the snow-covered peaks of Hohe Tauern, the Steinerne Meer and the local grassy mountains

. You return via Kammeregg alp where you recharge your batteries with a glass of cider and a bacon sandwich.

Hiking time and distance: approx. 5.5 hours 14 km

Elevation gain: 1280 m up 1280 m

Meals: B. L. D

July 2

Our last day on the trail.

After breakfast, loop tour „along the tracks of Anton Faistauer“

On your last walking day a comfortable tour is awaiting you. Along the tracks of Anton Faistenauer, one of Austria´s most important modern art painter you discover his home. The walking tour was opened up in 2010 and leads via 10 points from the centre of Maishofen to Saalhof palace and via Prielau with yet another castle over to Mayerhofen. Worth seeing are the frescoes in the Stablberg chapel, before you return along the river path of the Saalach to your hotel.

Hiking time and distance: approx. 3.5 hours 11 km

Elevation gain: 160 m up 160 m

Meals. B. D

July 3

After breakfast, return to Salzburg Airport abd return flight to USA


Price $1299 per person, based on 2 per room
$195 per person, Single Supplement

We can assist in but are not responsible for finding you a roommate. If none can be found, you will be responsible for the single supplement cost


6 overnight stays as stated
in Schlosshotel Kammer, Maishofen/Zell am See
1 night Salzburg hotel
Breakfast in Salzburg
Evening meal (6x) incl. 1x Pinzgauer Kasnockenpfanne (traditional Austrian dish)
2x walking snack -
Welcome briefing (German, English) and welcome drink-
Liquor tasting in historic cellar at Kammer palace-
Snack at Kammeregg-Alp (bread with bacon and a glass of Most (cider- special drink in Austria) -
Use of all facilities at Schloss Kammer (swimming pond, sauna, spa,…)-
1x Voucher for solarium-
1x Voucher for infra-red sauna-
Entry for the lake resort Maishofen/ lake Zell-
Ascent fare by cable car Schmittenbahn-
Carefully elaborated route description
Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
GPS-data is available
Taxi transfers Salzburg Airport Salzburg hotel
Bus charter Salzburg hotel to Zell am See/ Maishofen Schlosshotel Kammer
Bus charter Zell am See/Maishofen to Salzburg Airport

Not included:

meals not mentioned
Ítems of a discretionary nature
Ítems not specifically mentioned as included

Our lodging

Castle Hotel Schloss Kammer
★ ★ ★ ★
The motto of the family Neumayer “preserve traditional values worth of protection and convince with the contemporary” is implemented in a very lovely way in every detail of their hotel. The family has been leading, and above all living, the agricultural and touristic family business for eight generations. This is how they make you feel what it means to be “really a guest”. The castle, which was fully renovated in 1994 and 2007, will take you back to ancient times and still you won’t miss any modern comfort. Only natural materials were used in the very stylish rooms. The family’s love for local products can also be found in the hotel kitchen. The hotel restaurant is widely known for its Pinzgau specialities for which products from the farm, the garden, the fields and woods are used. Even the bread is baked in their own wooden stove. The Badstub`n spa – with a rustic farmer’s sauna, stone bath, solarium, and infrared cabin – invites you to relax. Or you can refresh yourself in the large swimming pond in the garden of the castle.


Deposit schedule

$500 deposit to secure space
$799 on 26 April

Cancellation policy-

10% up to 100 days prior to departure date
- 40% from 99 to 70 days prior to departure date
- 60% from 69 to 40 days prior to departure date
- 85% from 39 to 7 days prior to departure date
- 100% from 10 days prior to departure date and no-show